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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
5. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2015, 20:32 Rigs
 
Yeah, no, I don't buy the whole 'new trilogy is for children'-bit. Red Letter Media (Plinkett's review) of the prequels said almost to a tee what I felt about Revenge of the Sith. This movie is in no way a 'kids movie'. It's dark, Anakin massacres children, civilians, unarmed opposition...and then nearly burns to death in a horrific manner complete with full 5.1 surround sound. I find it very hard to believe that anyone would sit a six year old in front of that willingly. The whole children and Jedi massacre thing had ME uncomfortable the first time I saw it. The first two, maybe. TPM, most definitely. But I think Lucas got the point and held back on the kiddy stuff for AotC and Revenge. The sand people camp massacre was pretty nasty and not really 'kid friendly'. Revenge is just plain dark. As RLM said, I can't understand why they needed to go so dark. In fact Anakin's whole arc didn't jive with what Obi said in ANH, at least from my 'point of view', no pun intended. I pictured Anakin's fall a LOT different. But that's a different argument altogether for another time and most of it has been put to rest by RLM in my opinion...


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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
65. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 20:20 Rigs
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:43:
@Rigs

Anyone that has been gaming for any length of time should be used to delays and cancellations. Play something else in the meantime.

Once again, not the point. I have plenty to play. I have plenty to do. That's not why I'm pissed. I've explained why twice and obviously I'm not the only one that feels this way. Yeah, games are always getting delayed for this reason or that but as has been said:

saluk wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:24:
There is no excuse for making PC gamers wait through 2 complete and on time console launches and STILL not having the game come out on PC when you actually said it would. The only explanation is that you just don't care about PC gamers. That's the only take-away here. If you can coordinate a launch on two separate systems and be so successful with those launches twice in a row, how can you not coordinate an on-time launch on one other system?

*R's contempt for PC users is pretty clear, but they are more than happy to still take that $$$ from you just the same. Would you buy something from a dealer that spit in your face because of your job, last name or car you drove? Someone that disrespected you for just some stupid reason? But then turned around and wanted...demanded (via DRM and cries of piracy) respect and honor in return? Respect is earned not bought, not just given away. Fuck them. I'm really a very easy person to get along with and it takes a lot to make me truly angry but this is it. They burned their last bridge with me.


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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
61. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 19:10 Rigs
 
Argh!

What? So none of you have ever been royally pissed off at something that others around you find trivial? Give me a break! I think most of you know I don't fly off the handle very often. (Those that pay attention, anyway) It's just not right. Yes, it's only two months. Yes, it's 'great' they're putting more effort into Q&A/polish/whatever, if that is, indeed, why they're delaying it. I mean, you can't take them at their word at all anymore. It's like you guys believe one statement but not others? And, yes, I have a life and other games to tide me over. That's NOT the point! The point is that *R showed, without a doubt, how loathsome they consider PC gamers. That doesn't bother any of you?! It doesn't bother you that they straight up lied to everyone just two weeks ago?! It does me! There are very few devs that can be taken at their word anymore and that's fucking sad!

So, no, I don't need 'meds', I need some damn respect!


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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
48. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 16:15 Rigs
 
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!!!!

You know, I had written this long, cuss-laden diatribe about this delay. How I'd diligently scanned Blues every morning to make sure that those horrible words didn't appear 'GTA5 Delayed' and I almost thought it was really going to release when they said it would! I was so happy. I have the money saved up, I have my PC reformatted, fresh install of Windows 8.1/x64 and I even bought a new office chair for maximum gaming comfort. I was ready. And now, I feel like a fucking idiot. I haven't read the rest of the comments. I can imagine what they say, I really don't want to slog through them. I'm so fucking pissed I could kick a pound full of cute little adorable puppies without the least hesitation right now. I don't care that they released screens and right now, I'm seriously considering not picking up GTA5 on the PC at all. Why? Because *R are fucking assholes. They could have told us this a while ago and didn't for that simple reason - the holidays. The Christmas buying season. I'm sure they got a ton of pre-orders and console sales. Had they announced a delay before the holidays, people would have probably held off on pre-ordering the PC version. Or maybe not. I don't know. I don't fucking care! All I know is that I will NEVER take *R at their word again. EVER. I didn't even have to BUY the game to feel burned. They could have said something a week ago but chose not to and that just says it all. They didn't decide in a WEEK to delay the game two mother-fucking months. I'm sorry, but I'm not a fucking moron. Idiot, yes, moron? No. They knew. They've KNOWN. But they didn't care.

So fuck them! I deleted my PS3 Social account bullshit. I cancelled my pre-order and now I'm gonna wait. Not that they give a fuck. Actions speak louder than words and what they did (or didn't do) speaks VOLUMES to me. In essence, they despise PC gamers. We're the dog shit under their shoe. And, as such, they can go...well, whatever... *sigh*


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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Dec 26, 2014, 11:32 Rigs
 
I wish Elite Dangerous would go on sale...$60 is a little steep...I'm having a hard time justifying it without actually having played it...


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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
9. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 25, 2014, 01:08 Rigs
 
I'm dying to get all of us in one room...maybe the First Annual Bluesnews Board Member Slug-a-thon? We all collectively throw in money to rent a boxing ring and get everyone from the boards there to fight, last one standing gets to...*thinks hard*...the honor of slapping a big piece of duct tape over their choice of member's yap? *gets buried in people wanting to sign up*

2nd place gets to spin nin in an office chair until he pukes...


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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 24, 2014, 09:09 Rigs
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 00:56:
Julio wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 20:25:
And here I was expecting Windows 8 to be listed in the article...
But they didn't kill Win8, if anything they tried to salvage it. Sometimes though the stupid is just too much from them, if they'd released Win8 with both the classic shell and the modern UI they wouldn't have had a problem at all.

It takes like all of five minutes MAX to download 'Classic Shell' and install it, with way more options than MS would have probably put into something 'native'. And it doesn't cost a cent. I couldn't be happier with it and it made Win8.1x64 more than bearable for me...in fact I now prefer it over XP and 7 and that's saying a lot! I never thought Win8 would be a viable OS, at least for me. Now it's become the only one worth using currently. I used to give that title to Win7 but Win8.1 just seems more stable and more...intuitive, especially when I have any problems. Plus, problems are few and far between. I'm hoping that Win10 becomes the marriage of 7 and 8 that 7 was to XP and Vista...


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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2014, 09:01 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 02:16:
It's a joke. A sad one... that once again proves that EA are the scum of the earth. I will pirate DAI once it becomes available in a neat RELOADED package including all DLC.

Where the hell you been, it's been cracked for over two weeks now...by 3DM, no less. I couldn't find it in a store for less than $50 and given the plague of bug-ridden releases, I wasn't about to throw $50 on something sight unseen without having played at least a little of it first. I'm sorry, I'm usually one to say 'fuck it' and go headfirst to support the industry but with the death of demos, I couldn't get a good enough feel for it in the reviews and Lets Plays to tell me if it would run well enough on my system. Now that I know, I gave them the money. I still don't understand why they killed off demos. A lot of gamers wouldn't have to take the 'easy way' just to find out if it's worth the money if they'd just release either a time limited version or a level or two...


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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline "Karma" Trailer
10. Re: Battlefield Hardline Dec 23, 2014, 07:03 Rigs
 
Exciting trailer with no consequences is...exciting?

I need to stop watching all those damn EWW videos...

Also, 'Shit just got real' cliche`...dammit!


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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
18. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 21, 2014, 21:36 Rigs
 
Sooo...looking at the 'game packages', the lowest is a $20 'Aurora ER', plus $5 Arena package and you're in....but WAIT!

OUT OF STOCK

How in the FUCK...?!?

*closes window*

*goes back to playing X3:AP*


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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
9. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 18, 2014, 20:37 Rigs
 
Surprise, it'll be from the perspective of a Creeper, searching for 'Steve' after he gets the last 'Ender Pearl' to power the End Portal at a stronghold. You must stop him. Soundtrack by Dan 'douglby' Bull...

*Pre-ordered! Nod

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News Comments > Raven's Cry Delayed
5. Re: Raven's Cry Delayed Dec 14, 2014, 02:50 Rigs
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 02:08:
harlock wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 23:21:
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 22:49:
Another delay. Jan? Oh yeah, sure... sure...

maybe they dont want to compete with the xmas market

Fair point. Everybody is going to be buying the big-budget mainstream games this holiday. Dragon Age, Far Cry 4, The Crew, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, etc. Makes more sense to release in January when there's less competition.

Except that one ol' juggernaut release in Jan...you know, the little indie title called Grand Theft Auto 5...heard of it? I had to look it up, myself...


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News Comments > The Original Strife: Veteran Edition Released
5. Re: The Original Strife: Veteran Edition Released Dec 13, 2014, 18:56 Rigs
 
beremot wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 15:30:
Ah, I remember playing this but never finished it. Was it the Doom engine or Build? Can't remember ...

Originally developed for MS-DOS and based on the Doom Engine...


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News Comments > Dying Light Specs Scaled Back
21. Re: Dying Light Specs Scaled Back Dec 7, 2014, 01:43 Rigs
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 6, 2014, 18:05:
This game looks great, looking forward to the release, and subsequent Steam/Gamersgate sale a few months later.

Also I have 128GB of RAM, get on my level, game designers! (Not really)

And I've got 6. I'll give you my address, send me a little Christmas present?

Yes, I'm begging. Don't judge me!


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News Comments > The Witcher 3 to Include a Second Playable Character
9. Re: The Witcher 3 to Include a Second Playable Character Dec 6, 2014, 18:40 Rigs
 
Techie, your Twitter is showing....


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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Patch
18. Re: Far Cry 4 Patch Nov 26, 2014, 11:25 Rigs
 
Also, if you look in your 'C:\Users\YourLogin\Documents\my games\Far Cry 4' and open GamerProfile.xml in Notepad (or whatever text app you prefer), look for a setting called 'DisableLoadingMip0=0" and change the '0 (zero)' to a '1 (one)' so it looks like this: DisableLoadingMip0="1"

This is suppose to help with the stuttering and low fps issues as well. I don't know if it makes that much of a difference, honestly, but it doesn't seem to hurt anything else, so what the hell...There are some other settings in there that aren't in the in-game UI to set, so you might be able to tweak your graphics a little better from there if you've exhausted the in-game options...

nin wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 09:30:
In the old days, if you could find the .bik movie files (or the like), you could just rename/delete them and it would skip them.

In Far Cry 3, the setting below would allow you to skip the intro videos. Since FC4 is so similar, engine-wise, to FC3, it might be worth a try. Just add it to the end of your desktop shortcut. Note that it hasn't worked for me, I still have the unskippable intro vids, YMMV...

"X:\Games\Far Cry 4\bin\farcry4.exe" --GameProfile_SkipIntroMovies 1


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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Patch
15. Re: Far Cry 4 Patch Nov 26, 2014, 09:10 Rigs
 
Rhett wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 02:23:
I had some stuttering problems, but that was solved by a fellow Blues member (I believe) who recommended lowering my textures and messing with Post FX.

That would be me. I'm glad it helped the stuttering issues you were having! I found that by using a different crack I could push the settings up to 'Very High' or 'Ultra' for most of them, including 'Post Effects'. All cracks aren't created equally it seems. Another thing you (or anyone else) can try is setting your resolution down a notch. I went from my monitors native 1680x1050 (16:10) to 1440x900 and it helped tremendously with the stuttering. It will still do it on occasion but it's almost totally gone now, even with my textures set to 'High' or 'Very High'. And this is on my HD7850/1gb, so I don't have a lot of texture memory to work with. I've also stayed at version 1.0.0 for the time being. I've found that both 1.3.0 and the new 1.4.0 introduce there own set of quirks and the stuttering after installing 1.4.0 was almost unbearable. I quickly dropped it back down to 1.0.0 again. I lose the FOV slider but, meh, I can deal with it, I've done almost half the game without it so far anyway...


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 19, 2014, 12:11 Rigs
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 12:04:
Can't gamestop get in some pretty serious trouble if their staff sells to minors?

I had a brief stint working at EB Games when I was younger and I shut down a woman trying to buy GTA3 for her kid.

"Oh, it's not for him, it's for his big brother! Silly sales clerk..." Rolleyes


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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
16. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 18, 2014, 23:57 Rigs
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 22:10:
hahahah Also, all of those "black screen", door problems, bla bla bla. All pirated copies.

They're actually outing themselves and hoping no one notices or is too 'ashamed' or scared to come out and say, yeah, it's just a bug in the pre-release version.

Well, it's just bugs in the pre-release version. They posted a patch yesterday which fixed most of the issues (which was then distributed in up-teen different group 'fixes'). But to say they were deliberate to show who pirated it and who didn't? Cmon', you give them way too much credit! I'm sure they watch the torrent sites like anyone else. They saw the hassles people were dealing with that last few days and wanted to get a pat on the back for something they really had no hand in doing (except releasing a semi-broken game) and hoping most of the gaming public (sheep) wouldn't catch it...

And, btw, the 'new' release on the sites (as in, the retail version) has a FOV slider just fine, so I've been told...

PHJF wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 22:23:
Got nothing to do with being pirated. Significant bugs/lack of FOV were in release code of game. The day-one patch is basically mandatory and is the reason there was no prerelease review code for the PC version.

And according to TPB, the day-one patch was still released to pirates before Far Cry 4 even went live today.

BINGO!


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4
46. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 4 Nov 18, 2014, 23:31 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 22:46:
I haven't met a hunter yet but they are presumably to counteract this at more difficult bases. It feels a bit like using a spell, the animal seems to just appear as if you had waved a wand.

Hunters can use animals against you and the icon above the animal will change from a set of 'jaws' to the same symbol of the Hunter. The only way to break it is by killing the animal or the Hunter that is using it. Typically there's almost always a wolf or two that accompany Hunters and most Hunters roam in packs of 3-4, so if you find one, there's almost certainly a wolf or two and 2-3 more Hunters around. They don't show on your radar but for a few seconds, even when directly observing them. They coordinate via 'chirps', sound like birds. At night it's pretty easy to catch but during the day it's nearly impossible unless you're really paying attention. They use arrows and are very accurate, taking almost all of your health in one shot. I haven't encountered them 'in the wild' unless within a mission and they are sometimes posted at Outposts.

Spoiler: In the first 'Choose which side' mission, if you choose the girl's side, Amita, and go for the intel, you will encounter 3-4 Hunters at Alpha Base with 1-2 wolves, then another 3-4 Hunters with one wolf on the way to Base Bravo and another 3-4 Hunters and 1-2 wolves AT the base. Not an easy mission at all and one I was stuck on for quite a while. STEALTH is about your only ally here, going in guns blazing will get you killed quickly. I'm sure it's possible, but it will probably be a lot more frustrating and less rewarding. I didn't do the other mission, so I don't know what you encounter on that one.

When you finish the mission and see Sabal for the next, he gets all mad at you for choosing Amita's side and slams a door in your face, telling you to go to the monastery to 'learn about your Father's vision'. It pissed me off! I shot up the house he was in and used every last bullet and grenade. Of course it didn't actually do any damage to the building he was in, but this whole time up to that point, you were just caught in the middle of everything and asked to help. Now, the first time you make a decision on your own to do something to help these people, which you didn't actually have to do, your character could have just told them to go FUCK OFF!, and he gets mad at you?! I'm sorry, I didn't know I owed you a damn thing?! If I want to help, then I can do so any way I fuckin' please! If you don't like it, then BYE! So, yeah, it pissed me off a little bit...lol...


Like I said originally, a royal pain in the ass!


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