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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 > Evening Patches
4. Re: Evening Patches Mar 19, 2015, 23:44 Rigs
 
Skylines is absolutely awesome! It's everything SimCity in 2015 should have been. Some of the detailed stats and budgets are not as...err, detailed but it doesn't detract. In fact I kinda liked not having to micromanage everything all the damn time. There's really good guidance when playing for the first time, nearly everything is explained. It's well paced, not too slow that you get bored and not too fast that you feel things are going to spiral out of control. Of course there's the obligatory 'Pause' and 2x, 3x, and 4x speed increase. When first starting a new city and you've played before, you can have the option to start with all your 'milestones', which are given to you as you progress, like access to a hospital instead of just a medical clinic, instead of waiting for them and this is where the 2-4x fast forward comes in handy. I can layout my city, roads, zoning and districts, put down water and electrical lines (which is a cinch, thankfully, very 'common sense'), then crank the time to 4x and watch as the residents pile in while I work on my bus , subway and train routes. I was doing this within two hours of starting for the first time! It's a breeze but still very playable. You can mold just about anything to your will, however you want it. And don't get me started on all the STEAM Workshop assets/mods available...holy geezus!

On the downside, some might find it a little 'shallow' in spots if they're really used to the way SimCity does things. There's a lot of content, both in-game and downloadable, for free, to keep you occupied. The 'water physics' that have been touted up and down are pretty cool but tend to get glitchy when you fool with them a lot. Think in some FPS's when you shoot an AI and they start glitching out, jumping and vibrating through the floor...that kind of thing. It doesn't happen often but it does happen on occasion. Bugs...my saves didn't show up the first two times I went back to the game, I thought I'd lost them only for them to reappear the third time. Your guess is as good as mine. Crashes and lockups are few but annoying when they do happen. I'd say at least a quarter of my game sessions ended in a lockup and even one BSOD. But my system has been having heat issues as of late so that could be isolated to just me. There's a map editor and you can rearrange the terrain and add water, trees, mountains, lakes...but it's not all that well featured. Pretty bare-bones. You can adjust 'brush-size' and 'strength' so you can fine tune that hill line just outside of your future town and add some lakes but you always have to keep in mind that you need both water access and road access, at the very least! All towns start with an off-ramp from the major interstate (apparently) and then you go from there, which kinda puts the stops on really custom and 'out there' city designs. So no desert tumbleweed ghost towns here...

But all in all, if you are tired of playing Simcity4 for the upteen millionth time, your prayers have finally been pretty much answered. You can forget dealing with that crap they call the 'new' SimCity and step up to the promised land, my friends! Rejoice! Headbang


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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month
11. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month Mar 19, 2015, 09:12 Rigs
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 04:00:
Am I reading that right Bats? Did you manage to overclock that i5 to 5,9 Ghz???? No wonder you aren't having issues

Also 16gb's of RAM doesn't hurt either...


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News Comments > Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed
13. Re: Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed Mar 18, 2015, 23:36 Rigs
 
Up until I sold my Genesis last year, I still had my beloved copy of 'Joe Montana Sports Talk Football'. I still occasionally bring it up on an emulator. It's just got so much personality compared to Madden, which I hated back then. Funny thing was that it's actually considered the second in the 'Joe Montana Football' series, as evidenced by the 'Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football' name (why put the '2' after his name and not at the end?). The first one, 'Joe Montana Football' was seriously unbalanced. I rented it once for a weekend to see what the differences were (there were many) and I routinely had scores of 100 or more compared to the AI's 21 or 30. Still, the announcer narration for the second one was usually on point though it would occasionally go spastic and say 'HE THROWS...I DON'T BELIEVE IT!' when you got done with a 3 yard, through the middle, running play...eh, whattaya want from a mid-90's 16-bit sports game? I believe it was the only one with narration during the plays for quite a while... *shrugs*


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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month
4. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Next Month Mar 18, 2015, 22:52 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 19:33:
So I tried this again last week, and still felt like performance was horrible, with 1-3 second pauses from time to time. Is it just my machine? I've got an 3.2g i7 960, 8 gig or ram, and one of the new GTX 960s for video. I took the default video options and didn't try and crank everything up or anything like that.

You're not crazy, nin, this game runs horrible. I don't think they've done any optimization whatsoever and I don't think they have plans on doing so, either. It's nigh unplayable on my Core i5-750, 6gb RAM and HD7850/1gb. Yeah, it's not a beast but I have no trouble playing Ass Creed: Unity or Dragon Age: Inquisition on it. I can't run Star Citizen though, for some reason. It maxes out my ram and then shows me the desktop like a boot to the ass. As for Carma: Re, I sadly don't have high hopes for it anymore. It's a nice idea and it's certainly Carmageddon but it's not even close to Carma2, which I feel was the best in the series...


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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
13. Re: Project CARS Delayed Mar 12, 2015, 09:14 Rigs
 
Talutha wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 01:14:

Sorry about my heavy sell on the game, I really do think it is absolutely amazing with the multiplayer stuff. I spend hours each week just practicing the track so I can run it proficiently with the more experienced guys. It's just that I never hear anyone talking about it and it definitely deserves to be looked at if you're into racing games at all =).

Um...one post under yours, dude...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Videos
91. Re: Star Citizen Videos Mar 12, 2015, 00:27 Rigs
 
Have any of you gone onto ebay and looked up Star Citizen stuff? Not just ships, though they're are well represented, but everything....lockers, light fixtures, sofas even...wtf?! This game doesn't exist in that form and yet there's a market for it!? I was curious if these 'Golden Tickets' were worth anything and I didn't find a damn thing on that. I found overpriced ships that you'd need a doctorate in Space-Age Technobabble Bullshit to make sense of (like 4 different versions of the same fucking thing!) and listing upon listing of...junk. It's like finding yourself on the wrong side of Youtube...where the hell am I and where do I go to get back to reality?!


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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
9. Re: Project CARS Delayed Mar 12, 2015, 00:01 Rigs
 
Hanover wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 22:54:
I'd love to try Driveclub on my PS4 but Sony doesn't support my Logitech G27 anymore and I'm not interested in buying another wheel.

whine whine whine

Are you fucking kidding me? The PS4 doesn't support a G27?! Are they out of their collective minds?! Glad I didn't pick one up then. I had extreme disappointment earlier this year when I tried to use my G25 on a friends X360 (that I'm 'babysitting' while she's away) and found that it wasn't supported either! Yet it works flawless on the PS3 in GT5 Prologue. Go figure. I was so excited to get to use it in Forza4 and then found it wouldn't work. Punks. There's a USB port right on the front of the console! That should be the only price of admission. I have the console, the game and the wheel (a total of over $500 right there) and yet it still won't work! Blows my mind.

So, I reactivated my iRacing account, installed SoftTH to use my three LCD's (one 18" widescreen, my main 22" widescreen, and a 19" 4x3, yet works flawlessly!), and I'm in the zone again...fuck consoles...well, except for HALO...


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News Comments > Descent Reboot Kickstarter
39. Re: Descent Reboot Kickstarter Mar 11, 2015, 23:51 Rigs
 
Is there any reason why we can't just get a CryEngine-ified version of the original and D2? Everything of old and new in one...what D3 should have been...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Videos
24. Re: Star Citizen Videos Mar 8, 2015, 19:31 Rigs
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 19:00:
yeah that 16 parts thing cutter brought up was a complete lie. as far as i know no one's said that anywhere, and i probably follow this game more closely than anyone here. my CID is in the 6000s out of i think half a million at this point. we're still getting the 50 missions promised, just packaged in a different way. number of episodes is really irrelevant..

My CID is #30143 plus I have a golden ticket, for whatever that's worth...maybe Happy Ending?


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News Comments > Steam Top 10 [Updated]
10. Re: Steam Top 10 [Updated] Mar 8, 2015, 19:07 Rigs
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 16:53:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 15:56:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 15:12:
You have to wonder how many of these people actually play these titles.

I can answer that for GTA V. Zero.

You are wrong it's 8
https://steamdb.info/app/271590/graphs/

How in the hell...and since August!? That has to be wrong...


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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2015, 06:15 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 05:37:
TangledThorns wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 22:18:
People won't go with this because the Republicans are involved. Still, anybody that works for an ISP clearly understands how bad Net Neutrality is.

I don't work for an ISP, so put plainly, I just don't give a fuck. I have no desire to look out for the best interests of an under-regulated series of regional monopolies. Anyone who has any sympathy for the ISPs in this country is a fucking candidate for the padded room.

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News Comments > TITAN X GPU Unveiled
20. Re: TITAN X GPU Unveiled Mar 5, 2015, 03:50 Rigs
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 01:22:
There is not a lot to learn just going by this pre-announcement.....

"how much framebuffer does it really have" kind of info ;p

7 gigs...guaranteed...


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News Comments > TITAN X GPU Unveiled
14. Re: TITAN X GPU Unveiled Mar 4, 2015, 21:41 Rigs
 
So not impressed, nVidia. Between the whole 'on-demand games' thing with your thrice-named Shield, releasing PhysX when anyone who actually uses it already has it and this...and my AMD fanboy-self is supposed to be concerned?

Meh.
*goes back to playing the Mantle version of Sniper Elite III at 127fps*


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News Comments > NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May
17. Re: NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May Mar 4, 2015, 13:47 Rigs
 
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:16:
GRID needs at LEAST a 10Mbps connection. That rules me out. In my area the best I can get is 1.5Mbps because AT&T refuses to update their copper DSL wiring to something better. (and no, I dont live in the boonies). The US can really suck for internet.

Damn, that sucks...I live in the middle of bumfuck nowhere FL and I haven't had a connection less that 3mbps since 2009 (I'm currently on a 40mbps cable connection through TimeWarner's redheaded stepchild, Brighthouse)...This service sounds like it would be all the rage in, like say, South Korea! Here? It's been tried and tried...and tried. I understand the sentiment...I really do. I mean, imagine just having to buy a nice tv in the future and having all released console games available by just plugging it into the network. Basically, they're trying to make games like movies-on-demand. The problem is that games require much more bandwidth and precision. I have no doubt that sometime in the future this will be common place (and I welcome my future 50-year old self (in 2028) to come back and say if it really happened) but for now? Eh, not quite there just yet...


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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
22. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 19:11 Rigs
 
From what I've heard, Star Citizen is an extremely modified version of CryEngine3. Think 'Dark Forces' vs 'Doom' type of modification. They're making it do things that I don't think Crytek even thought it could do. And all the original netcode has been thrown out...supposedly. This is just what I've observed through the many, many 'interviews' and 'behind the scenes' that they've done. I think Crytek's problem wasn't the engine itself but the way it handled the whole employee-payment scandal thing. People don't want to get attached to a sinking ship and for a while there, it certainly looked like Crytek wasn't going to pull out of the dive it was in... *shrugs*


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News Comments > Ascent Early Access Ascent
10. Re: Ascent Early Access Ascent Mar 1, 2015, 01:36 Rigs
 
Ugh. Is this Unity? Because is sure does look like a lot of other games graphics-wise. And I'm not saying that every project has to have killer 'Crysis' level graphics out of the gate but seeing how the original Crysis is now nearly 8 years old, it couldn't hurt and wouldn't be all that hard to do. The Unity Engine is capable in the right hands. I get the whole gameplay over graphics thing, I do. And for some games it works wonders and is hardly an issue (like Minecraft, which runs like shit yet looks like something out of an Amiga). But just by going on what you see in the trailer video, it doesn't look that compelling. EVE does the same thing and that has some seriously pretty graphics. Hell, if they made it even the level of Freespace2 or Freelancer/Starlancer, I'd be ok with it. But I don't see those gameplay mechanics at work here, sorry to say. Maybe it's good and I might give it a go, just to say I tried it but I don't have high hopes.

You know, it's 2015 and this industry seems to have just given up on innovating. I want to be BLOWN AWAY like I used to be when I was younger. When I saw X: BTF for the first time or when I saw the previews for what the 'Ultra64' could do. Or when I went into an arcade and came out broke and wishing I had unlimited time and money to play those draw-dropping games inside. I want the industry that gave us the 3D Accelerator revolution! That was a magical time, back in the mid-90's. The gaming industry seems to be nothing like it's former self, just taking tiny steps, giving us the same thing over and over with maybe one thing just a tad bit better here and there. That makes me such a freakin' sad panda...


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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
76. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 25, 2015, 12:04 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 11:25:
Rigs wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 21:55:
I'm having trouble today putting thoughts into words for some reason. It's just the prevailing feeling when posting something that isn't in the status quo with the boards members overall, especially about this game...

Your condition is called being an insecure retard, dude. Luckily there's a cure. It involves growing a PHAT pair of BALLZ, an odd sense of humor and just telling it like it is. Look at me. I'm a happy like it is teller, though many people may not really wanna hear it and I know I'm often times about as popular as a popped hemorrhoid vein. Well... *shrug*. Who gives a flying fuck? It's entertaining as all LULZ0rC0a5t3r hell to be unpopular instead of a lemming sheeple.

No, it's called 'Writer's Block', jackass. I just finished a two month stint of writing technical manuals and guides and I'm having a hard time re-adjusting my writing style from that to casual, which, btw, happens to a lot of tech manual writers. As for the rest of that gibberish, I have only to say, 'Welcome to my ignore filter! Enjoy!'


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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
74. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 25, 2015, 10:32 Rigs
 
Krovven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 23:05:
I didn't say anything in contrary to your opinion, as your post wasn't clear who you were talking to or what you were actual arguing.

You seemed to be defending those that preordered with your post, which seemed in direct contradiction to your "Fuck Rockstar" post from before. But as you said you are having trouble putting thoughts to words, so I'll just assume it's more to do with being overly emotional over the topic.

How dare you argue with logic and a calm demeanor! I...I...actually have nothing to counter that. Next time, Krovven, NEXT TIME!!! *slams desk*


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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
7. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 10:19 Rigs
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 10:00:
There's no reason to do that these days though, since AMD can't seem to compete, and nVidia is constantly forcing them to drop their prices.

Psh, bite your tongue! There are ATI/AMD fanboys here...I know because I'm one of them. AMD might not be able to compete CPU-wise, but their videocards still give Team Green a run for their money, no doubt. I'm sure a lot of Radeon users would agree. My HD7850 easily stands up to today's games, even AC: Unity, with only some minor ticks down on the ol' graphics slider...


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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
67. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 21:55 Rigs
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 19:51:
Who is being bullied here and how? I admit I didn't read every single response in depth but I didn't catch any of that so far.

I'll admit that using the word 'bully' wasn't the best. I'm having trouble today putting thoughts into words for some reason. It's just the prevailing feeling when posting something that isn't in the status quo with the boards members overall, especially about this game...

Krovven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 18:58:
Aside from several people already on ignore, the majority of this thread seems to have no problem with this delay. So not sure what you are going off about this time.

Didn't last time you say you you were done, you had deleted your Social Club account and cancelled your preorder and weren't interested in this anymore because of the last delay?

Move on, stay excited, but leave the drama in your head.

Right on three counts. I am done, I deleted my RSC account (or rather, uninstalled it and it now lays dormant) and cancelled my pre-order (the very next day actually). I'm still interested in the game, obviously, and will be. And I'm not bringing 'drama', I'm giving my opinion. Because it doesn't line up with yours doesn't mean it's dramatic bullshit. That statement proves that you're only interested hearing things that you deem worthy, which proves my point.

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