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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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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced
11. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 04:25 Rigs
 
*watches video of newest attempt by MS to murder AOE*

*goes over, grabs AOE3's collector's edition big-box and gives it a big hug*

*loads up AOE3*

*forgets video of atrocity*

*PROFIT!*



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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
107. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 24, 2014, 04:37 Rigs
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 23, 2014, 05:12:
Can I just ask why is their alot of puppies that are whimping with boot marks on them around Rigs feet?

Did Phil Fish do that? What a total total bastard!

They're not whimpering anymore... Mwahaha ...you can thank Mr. Philacious Fish...

You guys know I just post to amuse myself, right? It's the internet equivalent of enjoying hearing myself talk...


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News Comments > GameFly DL Business Sold
4. Re: GameFly DL Business Sold Aug 24, 2014, 01:11 Rigs
 
God, I remember the non-stop commercials on Adult Swim for these guys back in the day...whenever there was a new release of a major franchise, they'd spam it every commercial break, which was like every 7-8 mins. Kinda one of the reasons why I stopped watching in the first place, there was almost as much commercial time as programming time...ugh...


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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
27. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 18:30 Rigs
 
WAAAH! WAAAH! LOOK AT ME! TALK ABOUT ME! GIVE ME A REASON TO EXIST! FEED MY EGO! FEED ME! NOW!

What a tool. Makes us feel bad once, shame on us. Makes us feel bad twice, shame on you. Makes us feel bad three times - FUCK OFF! How about you deal with MY problems and then maybe I'll feel bad for you, eh? Yeah, it was really sucky that they released your information (assuming you didn't do it yourself because ATTENTION! EGO! FEED IT! NOW!) but I'm done feeling bad when ever other dev in the industry can weather this shit (including thou-who-shall-not-be-named) and you start crying and whining and rage quiting like a 13-year-old drama queen who got there Wii taken away at the first sight of discontent. You're a cancer on this industry and the sooner you quit and disappear (FOR GOOD), the better...now excuse me while I go kick some puppies and blame it on you...


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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Aug 22, 2014, 07:28 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 20:30:
Quboid wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 19:47:
Which is better for a road racing simulator, an Xbox 360 gamepad or a midrange single stick joystick (Madcatz Fly5)?

Which is nicer to use is very subjective but I wonder if one has been proven to be better, like how whether keyboard/mouse or gamepad is nicer for an FPS is subjective but the gamepad player will objectively get slaughtered.

Fine control is where it's at for road racers. You'll get more from a joystick than a gamepad. Better still to get a wheel and pedals though. I got this one for $40 or $50 back in the day, and it's much better than using a joystick (I think the current price is b/c they're not making them anymore). You shouldn't have to spend more than that (though you certainly could).

I have a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel and pedals sitting right here next to me in near new condition if you're interested. I sold my MOMO a while ago, after I bought my G25, but I hung unto the LWFF just in-case I had issues with the G25. It's been a few years and I can safely let go of this one now. Shoot me an email if you want. I used to do a lot of selling on the SIMHQ B/S/T board, had a lot of stuff there but it became a hassle and the money I was getting wasn't worth the trouble. Same with eBay. If you just have a few things, it's not worth it.

Wheel and pedals are, bar none, by far, the best thing for a racing sim. I mean, it sounds obvious but some people swear that they can do better with a gamepad. I disagree. Once you use a wheel, you never go back. It just doesn't feel right...


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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 22, 2014, 04:39 Rigs
 
Oh, hey, look, another Minecraft con to...uh, con, people out of more mone...oh, it's the 'official' one...I mean they're all a con, anyway, amiright, fellas?


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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Aug 19, 2014, 23:22 Rigs
 
I could see this being bad if this was a small dev or individual but not wanting press so they can eek out a few days of sales seems...short-sighted, on our part. The game isn't going to live or die (it's not going to die, period, this is The Sims we're talking about...it's about as bulletproof as Simci...wait, wrong example...as Medal of Hon...shit!) on a few days of sales, good press or bad. Obviously, EA knows this. They are a gaming company and as much as we like to shit on their parade, they aren't stupid.

Seriously. I know some of you are saying, 'but look at Simcity'. Well, yes, let's look at it. It's not in the grave. It got pretty beat up at launch and somewhat after, but it's been somewhat corrected and is still selling. Obviously not at what was hoped, but it's not being out right rejected after it's been patched up. I don't think EA is going to do the same thing once again after that launch is still very fresh in their minds.

It reminds me of another publisher and another notorious game, long ago, before the internet - Outpost by Sierra. Anyone remember that one? It's previews were hyped up and the release was pretty disastrous. It needed a lot of patching to make it even playable. This was a big thing back then but is Sierra remembered for it now? They don't exist now, but I promise Outpost wouldn't be brought up if you mention their name to anyone that played their games. They survived...and even brought out Outpost 2 which was pretty forgettable, but it shipped in a playable, working state. Sierra had learned, and I think EA has learned. Given all the absolute shit that has come out in the last two years, I don't think EA is going to intentionally release a horrible game just to get a few bucks from people that don't know any better and hope for the best...


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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Halo 5 Guardians HD Screenshots. Aug 17, 2014, 04:08 Rigs
 
I was all excited to see new HALO5 screens and find the same shots that have been sitting on Halo Waypoint for like two weeks... Bored


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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support
16. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support Aug 17, 2014, 04:03 Rigs
 
How about we just except that everyone's experience will be different when it comes to their particular installs of Windows 7 and 8, eh? This bickering about which is better is pointless. Even on systems with the same hardware, you can have different performance, depending on driver versions and which apps are installed, what kind of Net connection you have, what kind of GPU you run, etc etc. We all know this. You all know this. So why are you arguing about it? We can all compete in a pissing contest but the only thing you end up with is a big pot of piss. So zip up, put the measuring tape away, and let's just all think of reasons why AMD is so much better than nVidia...


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
27. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 15:44 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 14:07:
Rigs wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 14:04:
Or maybe I'm expecting too much?

Not at all! You should Kickstart that. 25K should see you well on your way.

Ha! I may have ideas but with no programming or design experience, I'd probably have as much luck as Yogscast...wait a sec, aren't they sipping on Mai-Tais on a far-away beach with like $150k after claiming they didn't know what the hell they were doing, got funded anyway and then cancelled the project without refunds? Well, in that case, I'll just go ahead an put you in on the $10,000 'Admiral-wannabe'-tier...no, no, you can thank me later! Deal (you know, right before I deactivate all my social accounts and vanish off the gird)... Outtahere


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
25. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 15:35 Rigs
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 15:22:
I hope to see smarter AI. In the GCivII increasing difficulty just gave the AI huge Economic and Production bonuses. Also when they start building stations in my territory I'd like a way to tell the AI to fuck off or learn to exist as a cloud of ionized gas.

Funny you mention the AI, as in Distant Worlds Universe, it was one of the major topics that they addressed and the number of options available to you is almost overwhelming! Seriously, DCU is the War In The Pacific: Admirals Edition of space-based 4X games. It's so detailed and extremely moddable in the latest release. Practically the whole game except the underlying core can be changed, modded, adjusted...whatever. That's probably a game I'd like Stardock to take a que from and emulate the best they could, especially in the diplomacy and exploration areas. My god, DCU with GC2/3's UI and graphics? Drool


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
17. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 14:04 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 12:49:
The big update is just the sheer scope. Galciv 2 could handle a few thousand "actors" (ships, planets, space stations, rebels, etc) in its engine before it would crap out. This engine is solely 64 bit, and built from the ground up to handle hundreds of thousands of actors. So the entire scope of the game will increase by an incredible amount.

Other than having actual combat, what really needed dramatic overhauls or improvements in Galciv2? It was already pretty darn great.

I mean, I'm not entirely sure exactly what could have been drastically changed to make it better, I guess just more of everything, which, as you noted, is what's happening. Mainly, I suppose, if I really think hard about it, GC3 could've been a good time to re-think the UI a little bit. Don't get me wrong, you're absolutely right, Creston, there really wasn't anything inherently wrong with GC2. Please don't think I was implying that. It's just that I was under the impression that maybe the graphics and UI would have been overhauled or different in some way that would blow me away, like Crysis-level detail, a native DirectX12 and/or Mantle-compatible graphics engine with PhysX-enhanced physics for close-up battles between fleets and individual super-massive battlecruisers, that take real-time damage at the point of impact and have pieces of the ship break off or explode. Maybe a ground-combat engine with the same detail, possibly on procedurally-generated planets with unique, real-time, dynamic weather systems, whole cities with citizens that go about their own lives that you can zoom down to and watch, opening up a range of intelligence and espionage options, along with assassination missions for your intel ops agents. You know, a rogue-like, 3rd person, turn-based, tactical real-time, strategy action simulation 4X hybrid (try an' fit all THAT shit on the box! ) with RPG elements....

Or maybe I'm expecting too much?


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
7. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 11:23 Rigs
 
I absolutely LOVED GalCiv2...I mean, adored it! I think I've played more GC2 than really any non-sim I ever come across. That said, GC3 isn't looking like the quantum leap that the original reveal trailer had me thinking it would be. It's been nearly 10 years since the previous game and I can understand wanting to keep the aesthetic and theme of the game the same so that it's familiar to returning players and easier to pick up for new players, but every video I've watched, from trailers to gameplay videos to let's play's to live streams...it looks like a slightly updated GC2. I'm really hoping that they did some amazing work under the hood or in areas I haven't seen yet because what I do see isn't making me confident that this sequel to a sequel couldn't have been a really late expansion pack...


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News Comments > F1 2014 Trailer
5. Re: F1 2014 Trailer Aug 12, 2014, 13:27 Rigs
 
The F1 series is actually pretty good for what it is. I think people play GRID or DIRT or some of the rally games/sims, or even iRacing and then come to the F1 series and use them to compare to F1 and it's not really a fair comparison. F1 is somewhat unique, I feel. I don't know, maybe it's me, I've just felt that the F1 series just did it's own thing in the genre and I was ok with that. I've never had problems with it and each year they bring something new with the always mandatory graphical upgrade.

For first time racers or casual, I don't think an open-wheel sim is the best 'learning' experience. Open wheel takes a lot of practice to avoid nearly all contact with your opponents, unlike games like GRID and GSC, or even NFS. Speaking of NFS, that might be a good 'gateway' sim for him to play until he gets better and grows out of the arcade-ish handling. You could run NFS Hot Pursuit and Rivals and then go to the SHIFT series for a little more realism. From there he could 'graduate' to GSC, Race07, rFactor, GRID, and then eventually to the F1 series and, if he really likes it, a sub to iRacing. In the meantime, we have Assetto Corsa and Project Cars on the horizon, as well as The Crew...lots of options...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2014, 21:30 Rigs
 
Sir, I am too outraged to actually laugh at that!

Too soon, man...isn't there like a 24-hour rule or something, like the 5-second rule when you drop food on the floor?


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News Comments > Sierra Entertainment Revival
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2014, 22:38 Rigs
 
*turns lights back on to huge closet Babylon5: Into The Fire shrine*

Maybe...just maybe... Pray


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News Comments > Another The Crew Beta This Month
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2014, 22:13 Rigs
 
There was a Youtube video not too long ago of someone that drove from Miami to San Fran in game, took about 40 mins. Was pretty cool. Got me kinda hyped to play it. There were no loading screens, no loading at all really. It apparently crashed once, toward the end when they were in the desert Southwest but other than that it looked like a fun racer. Was 'The Run' anything like that? I never played that one, just Hot Pursuit, Most Wanted and Rivals. I'm curious how big the game world in 'The Run' is compared to 'The Crew'...

EDIT: Here's the 40-minute video cross-country...


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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2014, 23:36 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 22:49:
In your car dealership example, Burrito of Peace, if the dealer doesn't let you take a car for a test drive do you go ahead and take a 2 hour joyride?

Oh, come on now, you know damn well that's not what he meant. I'm not for or against people downloading games to see if they want it. We used to have demos for that and now that we have killer bandwidth (well, most of us have 'suitable' bandwidth, but killer compared to 90's dial-up) we have no demos. That makes no sense to me. Yes, we have Youtube but sometimes the look isn't what we need to know, it's the gameplay and it's sometimes very hard to gather what the gameplay is by watching a video. Kind of like the ol' adage about sim racing not being like the real thing and could never be because you're not actually in a car. Watching a video is not the same as playing the game. For some games, it's fine. Others, it's not. Especially with simulations, it's very hard to gather the fidelity of the physics engine through a video. In fact, it's impossible. I've watched a ton of videos of both Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous but I have no idea if I'm gonna actually go for it because I haven't played it the way I play it. I've watched quite a few videos of 'Rise of Flight' and I think it's something I might like, but I'm still not sure...because I haven't played it. If there was a torrent for Elite or SC (that worked), would I download it? Honestly, probably. Would it keep me from buying the game if I liked it? Hell no. I downloaded Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon and bought both after only a couple days play. The gaming industry is part of my life, has been for a long time, so I'm going to support it any way I can. How I go about doing so is my business, but as long as I do it, what does it matter how?


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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Synology NAS users hit with Cryptolocker variant. Aug 6, 2014, 11:42 Rigs
 
I dunno about anyone else, but this Cryptolocker scares the livin' shit outta me! Since you don't know anything is happening until after it's done encrypting all of your shit, there's no easy way to tell if things are going wrong. Is there any malware/AV apps that actually proactively block this thing? I mean, there doesn't seem to be any defense against it if you do encounter it. *knocks on wood* I've been relatively lucky lately in that I haven't hit anything nasty but with all the shit I typically download, it's always in the back of my mind. I have 5terabytes worth of stuff, so it can't be easily backed up to optical or tape media. The only real way is to keep it on a hard drive. I guess maybe I should look into setting up a fail safe drive that isn't connected to the Net or the home network or any other systems and keep things there...What a pain in the ass! Just because some losers like to fuckin' show off their l33t skillz but screwing over everyone else!


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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2014, 11:30 Rigs
 
Well, as cynical as the gaming crowd tends to be (especially all of us lovable bastards here on Blues), at least they're actually doing something...if it was EA, we'd get a 'tough shit, should've done your homework, jackass!' and that would be the end of it... *shrugs*


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