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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description ATI lackey - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - PC builder/troubleshooter (25+ years) - Weather fanatic (especially winter storms, blizzards and Nor'Easters)
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Feb 5, 2016, 13:36 Rigs
 
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 10:01:
nimski wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 09:02:
Does Congress deserve anything less? They're all in good company as far as I'm concerned.

Don't for a moment think that drug companies or health care spending will be reigned in. They'll have there fun little public witch hunt. The public will be whipped up into a lather. They'll have some pictures of him in handcuffs or something, the public vindicated, and the business of screwing Americans will continue unabated.

Truth. Preach it. Congress just sheds crocodile tears over stuff like this. There are only a handful of good people left there that I can count on my hand, like the brave Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. It's all accelerating towards... something, that's for sure.

Yoda: 'Inform the Senate, we must, of our lessened ability to use the force'

Yarael Poof: 'Who can't use the force now?! *looks to the Jedi next to him* How 'bout you, dogface, can you use the force? Let's put that one to a vote because I don't even know what that means. Does anybody realize that I'm talking?'


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News Comments > EndWar Online Launches
1. Re: EndWar Online Launches Feb 5, 2016, 13:15 Rigs
 
Ol' Tom is probably rolling over in his grave...

I understand that the nature of Free-to-play games is to charge for extra in-game items but holy hell. This is the most relentless of all the games underneath that paradigm, with pop-ups telling you to JOIN VIP, and strategically placed "BUY ME" buttons that show after LEVEL UP screens. It was when I got to the "FREE VIP" bit where I had enough, and tried to close that window in the game.

It wouldn't let me close the window until I "joined VIP" for a free measly 6 hours.
So I closed the game and never opened it again.

So this is what it's come to, eh? Sad day, indeed...


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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Feb 5, 2016, 13:01 Rigs
 
OMG, for an all-too-brief second, I thought that said 'One Must Die' and got all excited...dammit... Pouting

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News Comments > Cobalt Released
5. Re: Cobalt Released Feb 4, 2016, 18:33 Rigs
 
Kalthorn wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 05:31:
Rigs wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 15:36:
... and post-argument guilty apologies'... %)

Speaking of, I was an ass to someone around late December and have been meaning to apologize. Rarely get around to commenting though.

It happens. Don't let it bother you too much. Most of us regulars here have a pretty thick skin and short memory. It's only in the threads that have on-going arguments, like the Star Citizen discussions, that people remember what was said last. Many of those arguments are like thunderstorms swirling around a larger hurricane - they blow up quick, with much sound and fury, peter out after a little bit and then repeat the process after a little time passes, with just as much vitriol, sound and fury as before...Such is life here on Blues, and most of us wouldn't have it any other way...well, except for Cutter. Given the chance, he'd probably have us all locked inside and then burn it to the ground...


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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 4, 2016, 18:22 Rigs
 
Google to deep six dodgy download buttons.

Kinda a decade behind, there, Google...


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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Feb 3, 2016, 19:11 Rigs
 
Notable changes:

Fixed some bugs
Tweaked boats a bit more
Hidden a small recipe change
Endermites or now 2.44% more happy than before, especially in boats

I swear to GOD himself if I had the reigns of this dev team, I'd flog all of them and then send them packing! Fucking hell...DO SOMETHING, YOU TWITS! Rifle


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 2, 2016, 18:13 Rigs
 
Rhett wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 15:58:
Rigs wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 13:28:
How about improving performance on low-mid range PC's?! I would love to get into this game but currently, on my Core i5-750 (1st Gen) /2.66ghz, 6gb 1333/DDR3 of RAM and HD7850/1gb, it runs like a slideshow on anything but the lowest of the low settings. I KNOW my system can handle this thing on better graphics settings, it doesn't have to look like the first Novalogic Delta Force in order to be playable...

I had the same video card, but got a GTX 970... game went from horrific and barely playable, to a gorgeous, smooth, beautiful game. I loved my 7850, but I'd highly recommend looking into a new card.

Though, as an ARK admin (sorta player, but I spend a lot of time in ARK), I will say that the game needs a LOT of work. They break something 1:1 with everything they "fix".

Yeah, it's about time I retired the ol' gal. She's had her fan replaced during warranty when the old one stopped...or rather, it would spin up and then promptly shut off. After that, I've had no problems with it. So far, for the HD-series cards I've had, it's been a Sapphire HD4870/512mb, HIS HD5770/1gb and (currently) XFX Ghost Core HD7850/1gb. All have performed admirably. But the 1gb of RAM is a huge bottleneck and holds most games that I play back from performing like they should, especially with a Core i5 and 6gb of DDR3 RAM. If I had the money, I'd love to grab a Fury R9 Nano but that's way out of my league right now. I read, briefly, the other day about a rather powerful $40 nVidia card coming out soon but I can't seem to find where I read it. 'Course you get what you pay for I suppose. I don't want to abandon ye all hope in AMD but this generation, nVidia is just eating them up with the 960's - 980's...


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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Swatting Feb 2, 2016, 18:05 Rigs
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 16:31:
Rigs wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 14:50:
Could you post your source for that, I'd be interested in reading it.... (yes, I could just Google it, but I'm curious where you found the information...not implying anything, this isn't meant to sound hostile, I'm just genuinely curious)

I found this from May of last year.

Much obliged, kind sir... Salute

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News Comments > Cobalt Released
3. Re: Cobalt Released Feb 2, 2016, 15:36 Rigs
 
'Leading developer of video games...'

Never heard of ya...I wish there was a law or rule that you couldn't spout PR bullshit like that if it was flat out false. That's like me saying I'm a 'Leading commenter on Bluesnews with over 10 years experience in flame wars, talking shit and post-argument guilty apologies'...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
69. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Feb 2, 2016, 15:24 Rigs
 
Careful there, Kxmode, your Derek Smart Signature Edition 100% Polyester Fanboy Undies (with replica BC3000AD patched assflap) are showing...


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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Ant Simulator saga Feb 2, 2016, 15:20 Rigs
 
Personally, I think the truth is smack in the middle of the two stories. I think the two douches with ever-so-punchable faces spent an inordinate amount of money on food, hookers and blow (because why not? YOLO, AMIRITE?! Sigh ) and the 'lone-gunman' that fired off the first shot couldn't deliver when needed and decided to burn the whole thing down in order to pick it up on his own terms later. Nothing is ever black and white.


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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Swatting Feb 2, 2016, 14:50 Rigs
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 13:35:
NKD wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 12:33:
Guilfoil confirmed that Melrose police followed "established protocols" to choose a de-escalated response of normal police officers

She was lucky that she lives in an area with sane police officers who respond to non-legit sounding calls in a less confrontational manner.

People go through all kinds of mental gymnastics to try and justify why today every low-crime suburban town needs a heavily armed SWAT team when just 20 years ago they existed primarily in major cities.

When you're given a fancy and powerful toy you don't really need, the temptation to use it at every chance just to justify its existence is just too great. This isn't exclusive to police, or the military. It's true in every day life as well.

At least there are no more army toys for the police. Obama issued an executive order recalling all military equipment from law enforcement last month.

Could you post your source for that, I'd be interested in reading it.... (yes, I could just Google it, but I'm curious where you found the information...not implying anything, this isn't meant to sound hostile, I'm just genuinely curious)


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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
63. Re: RE: Nobody ever reads the subject...TRUMP FOR PRES 2016! Feb 1, 2016, 17:38 Rigs
 
dsmart wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 08:53:
Stop spreading bullshit...

Oh, that's rich. Derek. I had started writing a rather long list of things that would prove show you to be the blowhard all of us know you to be and why telling me to stop talking shit is one of the, if not the most, hypocritical things that you've ever said in the last ten minutes but then I came to my senses. Never will you ever consider something that didn't come from your own mind. You live in a fantasy world that would make Steven King jealous! Like my ex-wife, what you believe to be the truth IS, no matter the facts. You'll twist them enough to make a case. The thing is, you may think it's *ahem* 'genius', while the rest of us just roll our eyes and go on with our day. You go ahead and waste your time. I'm not wasting mine, especially on you. Good day, sir.


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 1, 2016, 13:28 Rigs
 
How about improving performance on low-mid range PC's?! I would love to get into this game but currently, on my Core i5-750 (1st Gen) /2.66ghz, 6gb 1333/DDR3 of RAM and HD7850/1gb, it runs like a slideshow on anything but the lowest of the low settings. I KNOW my system can handle this thing on better graphics settings, it doesn't have to look like the first Novalogic Delta Force in order to be playable...


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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 31, 2016, 15:26 Rigs
 
I thought Safari was the only browser on iOS? Wait, let me rephrase...I thought Safari was the only browser on iOS worth a fucking damn...

Seriously, Chrome is so broken on iOS on my iPad Gen2 it's funny...in a really pathetic, sad sorta way. I can't get more than two pages up on it before it either freezes or crashes back to the 'desktop'/home screen/whateverthehellyouwannacallit...I dunno is there's a version of Firefox for it, I hadn't considered it until just now when I thought about it. If there is, I sure hope it's in better shape than Chrome! Safari is ok for very basic web browsing at best. Anything else is above it's pay grade...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
52. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Jan 31, 2016, 12:31 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 12:29:
So, basically a Star Citizen thread is as successful as a thread with a title like "Terror Hitler Fucking"?

It really all depends on whether Cutter shows up or not...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
50. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Jan 31, 2016, 12:26 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 12:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 11:53:
El Pit wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 11:38:
Or, to put it in other words: I'm not sure it's appropriate to compare the guy behind some very cruel murders to a blown out of proportion computer game. And this is coming from somebody who for sure is not really politically correct, guys.
Appropriate? Probably not. Funny as hell? Yes.

It's just nice to see that the usual suspects aren't blaming the usual suspects, ie hitler and stalin.

Just give it time, we're only at 50 comments...SC threads almost always go over 100...I'm sure Hitler or communism your favorite scapegoat will show up soon enough...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
48. RE: Nobody ever reads the subject...TRUMP FOR PRES 2016! Jan 31, 2016, 12:17 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 10:17:
So they need to rename episode 3 Squadron 43 or 44 or 45 or Squadron Rip-Off or whatever the fuck they fancy but they better deliver Squadron 42 in its entirety free to all backers who pledged before it became known to be an episodic game.

Also, we were promised 50 missions WITHOUT the expansion alone. So they first need to deliver a 50 mission campaign (it is very unlikely that the first two episodes will include that many missions) and then a reasonably sized expansion after that and ONLY THEN are they even allowed to BEGIN considering the milkage of their backers who pledged early enough to get Squadron 42 *and* the expansion for free.

Ok, hold up right there for a second!

Let me first state that I have really no opinion either way on SC anymore. I sold my OB account (with a 'Golden Showe-..I mean Ticket', for whatever that was worth) just a few weeks ago for a whole measly $25. I've played during the 'free' weeks and really, while total time I've spent was about two hours, I wasn't impressed by any means. My system isn't even close to top-of-the-line so just walking around in the 'Social Module' was an exercise in frustration. (Every ten seconds things grind to a halt while textures stream from my poor overworked hard drive). Whether they make the next Freespace/Xwing/TieFighter or it all comes crashing down, I don't really care either way. This game looked impressive in 2012, bit it's now 2016 and we have very little to show for it.

That all being said, I have to say that when I see someone saying they were 'promised' this or 'they have to do that'...um, no. You seem to forget that Kickstarter is not a store. Promises mean nothing for Kickstarted projects. They can have expectations, but like Elite: Dangerous's supposed 'single-player' option, things change. Sure, people get pissed. But they aren't obligated to follow through on the features they listed at the start of the project. Shit happens. SC obviously took a somewhat different path than was originally intended. As a Kickstarted project, they have every right to do that. They don't owe you anything. You took the chance when you backed them. If it didn't come out the way you wanted, then the only thing you can do is tell yourself to be more careful next time. You're not owed refunds, they don't have to change anything to make you happy. If you feel that you're being 'milked' for what they eventually put out, that's just too damn bad. I realize it's harsh but that's the reality of it. These people that put in thousands...tens of thousands of dollars are fucking insane! You know it and I know it. So if they're crazy to put in that much, you're crazy to put in whatever the minimum amount is if you expect the same thing they do! You have almost no recourse if this project doesn't go the way you want. But you should have known that in the beginning.

CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 11:06:
A two years delay for only a fraction of the content is not giving me any confidence that they can all of a sudden somehow magically start cranking out those levels. Besides, they are going to have to go back, do more mo-cap, schedule the actors etc. etc. etc...

If you think they're going to go back and do more mo-cap with the actors just because what they have 'isn't satisfying enough for what the backers want', you're seriously fooling yourself. They've completed what they plan to do, now they only need to finish it up. There'll be 1000 fanboys lined up to tell you that you should be thankful for what you do get and that it's, of course, the most awesomess thing in the world! Your only choice is to drink the Kool-aide, be disappointed and bitter, or just get out now while you still can and move on (like I did)...


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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 30, 2016, 06:10 Rigs
 
*crickets EVERYWHERE!*


 
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News Comments > GOG.com's Games in Development Program
6. Re: GOG.com's Games in Development Program Jan 28, 2016, 12:47 Rigs
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 11:32:
Alright, Ashes of the Singularity looks pretty intriguing and gorgeous, but it also looks like it'll melt my current comp.

Who has given in and bought AotS on gog or steam? Opinions on it?

I've been playing it off and on over the last few weeks. If there was one word this game invokes, it would be 'potential'. This game has tons of it. They seem to be committed to it and there is an enjoyable piece of the game that's readily playable right now. The comparison to Supreme Commander is an apt one. It does feel a lot like it. Planetary Annihilation too, for some reason. If you're into RTS's and have an itch for something different and don't mind some unfinished-ness and some bugs/quirks, then pick it up...if you're still not sure, there's quite a few gameplay and let's plays on Youtube of it to watch...


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