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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 > Scrolls Closing
5. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 29, 2015, 18:27 Rigs
 
Seems Notch's notorious MO for starting things and abandoning them has been rubbing off. I fear for Minecraft, I really truly do. They've done nothing but little meaningless stuff for many versions now. They put in bunnies, banners and mutton and the community loses their shit but God forbid they actually update the graphics engine and discontinue support for 10 year old video cards! Most of everything in the game worth playing around with has come from the massive mod community. The devs themselves should hang their heads in shame, especially 'Dinnerbone'. He messes with stuff, posts a screen of it on his Twitter and then we might see something like it five versions later.

As for Scrolls, I guess I better get to actually trying it before it's gone. I'm not surprised.


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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
53. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 17:45 Rigs
 
Hasn't it been like three YEARS already?! And just AC to show for it?! WTF?! And everyone's ok with this? 'I don't mind the delays' Are you crazy? He's got like over $80 million and still can't develop a game within a typical triple-A game dev period...


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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
32. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 29, 2015, 17:24 Rigs
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 17:14:
Rigs wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 17:12:
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 17:07:
You're misreading what I said, I am quite aware that Iron Galaxy developed programmed this, but they also did origins

I didn't 'mis-read' anything because there's nothing to 'mis-read'. You were quite clear. You know it because I just told you.


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No, you said Arkham City was developed by IG, which isn't true. So yes, you did misread. Anyways, welcome to ignore jackass.

Giggle If you put everyone that disagrees with you on ignore, you won't be reading much in the comments.

I pointed out that I had gotten the names of the dev and the game wrong, but you had no problem glossing over that fact. You cover a burn with gauze not lies and ignorance.

Regardless, I look forward to my stay in purgatory if that means I don't have to worry about hearing you point out every little thing I do that annoys you...unprovoked and out of fucking nowhere, mind you...


=-Rigs-=

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
30. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 29, 2015, 17:12 Rigs
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 17:07:
You're misreading what I said, I am quite aware that Iron Galaxy developed programmed this, but they also did origins

I didn't 'mis-read' anything because there's nothing to 'mis-read'. You were quite clear. You know it because I just told you.


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This comment was edited on Jun 29, 2015, 17:20.
 
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News Comments > DCS World 2 Stream
4. Re: DCS World 2 Stream Jun 29, 2015, 12:39 Rigs
 
That was very impressive! Finally we're getting to the point where simulated and reality are becoming a blur. You could've said it before but until we had these fancy shadowing and POST effects, it just wasn't quite there yet...


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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
26. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 29, 2015, 12:30 Rigs
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 08:07:
Rigs wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 18:42:
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The studio is called Iron Galaxy, and they only developed Arkham Origins, which was released in a far more stable state than this garbage.

Also, you don't need to sign each post with your name and dashes and periods, it's already in the upper right hand corner.

Thanks, Mom. Seeing how I've been doing it for nearly 15 years on Blues alone and you're the only person to ever have a problem with it, I don't find it an issue. If it bothers you so much, put me on ignore.

As for Iron Sky or Iron Galaxy or whatever, everyone seems to know who I was speaking about, though that would explain why I couldn't find information on it specifically the other day...not that I took much time to look. You obviously knew who I was talking about, and further what game I was talking about in order to correct my mistake, so, again, I don't consider it an issue...

Anything else you want to bust my balls over or are you finished?

EDIT: Wait...wait..wait....I almost missed that....

The studio is called Iron Galaxy, and they only developed Arkham Origins

Bullshit. They were the ones that developed this port for the PC. I've seen it said a million fucking times already! (name notwithstanding) You have no clue what the hell you're talking about. I didn't do a lot of research, (sorry, contrary to what you may think, I DO have a life) but I know what I've read and I know that the same studio that pushed out this turd was the same one that put out the previous one, also contracted by Rocksteady.

In fact, look at that, it's right here in BLACK AND WHITE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Galaxy_Studios

(From #7 on the 'References' list at above mentioned Wikipedia link:)

" Game director Sefton Hill has suggested that the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight was outsourced to Iron Galaxy, stating that Warner Bros is working with the developer "to address the issues ASAP".

Case closed.

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This comment was edited on Jun 29, 2015, 16:00.
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
21. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 12:01 Rigs
 
Parias wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 11:06:
Rigs wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:32:
I still say that they should put the video camera away, take the community managers off the grandstanding and put them to work on the game itself.

Put them to work doing what? They're community managers.

Whatever they can...at this point, they're just spending money on making fluff pieces to keep the fanboys from rioting...Throw them in the Q/A dungeon, whatever, anything that progresses the game...


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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
20. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 11:59 Rigs
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:46:
Rigs wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:32:
I still say that they should put the video camera away, take the community managers off the grandstanding and put them to work on the game itself. He isn't making an OS. He isn't building a console, it's a game, FFS! Stop acting like it's going to change the world, stop rebuilding the wheel and just get it done already...Just put a release out that we're not going to hear anything from you guys for 12 months, close the door, disappear and crunch until you've got something to talk about...
Or ... you could just ignore all SC news until they have their first commercial release?

Has anyone on the Internet ever done that?


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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
11. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 10:32 Rigs
 
I still say that they should put the video camera away, take the community managers off the grandstanding and put them to work on the game itself. He isn't making an OS. He isn't building a console, it's a game, FFS! Stop acting like it's going to change the world, stop rebuilding the wheel and just get it done already...Just put a release out that we're not going to hear anything from you guys for 12 months, close the door, disappear and crunch until you've got something to talk about...


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News Comments > GeForce Driver Hotfix
22. Re: GeForce Driver Hotfix Jun 28, 2015, 18:50 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 18:26:
Rigs wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 17:23:
The FURY X (i'm waiting for the Nano, personally) isn't all about pure speed, which is pretty much the only thing you green tossers care about. It has a 4096-bit memory interface! What's the 980 got? 256-bit. Blech! HBM memory is going to wipe the floor with Nvidia this go 'round and they know it which is why they're abandoning GDDR for it too!

Ummm... so you are using special applications (it can't be games because the memory bandwidth is not that significant for gaming) that require this kind of memory throughput? Which apps would that be?

There is a reason why nVidia has not been using HBM yet. It's limiting (4GB is max right now) and expensive. nVidia are smart cookies. They will be using HBM when it's ready for prime time and are not going to deliver an undercooked tech demo like AMD.

The Fury is a weak sauce GPU. Its performance barely matches GTX 980Ti in select benchmarks but mostly it trails behind on GTX 980 level while the price is the same as the Ti.
The 4GB memory does become limiting in higher res scenarios.
Many of the review samples have suffered from both, coil and water pump whining. AMD has *supposedly* addressed the pump whine but reports of the first retail cards indicate that the issue has only been reduced, not eliminated.
Example video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-nYJLiEh0
Overclocking is a no show. It's very limited even though the card stays cool. The limitation seems to be within the architecture which does not allow voltage increases. A fully overclocked 980Ti is running circles around FuryX.
According to some mags, the card does not work in conjunction with certain Asus boards (Z87 chipset). One mag tried testing FuryX in crossfire and it resulted in crashes and black screens. It didn't even boot.
Power efficiency has become better but is still no match for nVidia Maxwell.
Finally, even though relatively minor niggles, but no DVI and no HDMI 2.0 outputs is pretty weak, too.

You are aware I was over-reacting on purpose, yes? Thanks for the HardOCP read though, I haven't gotten over there yet to read about it. I'm still holding out for a Nano anyway. It's just so cute...

Edit: From the admittedly little I've really dug into it, the Fury X doesn't have Crossfire support right now anyway, which would explain why it had so much trouble. The system I'm building is based on the X99-chipset so I'm not all that concerned about Z87 performance issues. Of course, that's just me, obviously the market is not geared to just my whims (yet) ...


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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
20. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 28, 2015, 18:45 Rigs
 
Krovven wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 17:01:
Quinn wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 16:11:
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 14:06:

This is very much a First World Problem, and I've realized that I must live a wonderful life if I even have the TIME to get mad about a game not working right.

With that reasoning you shouldn't complain about anything anymore, ever, unless it has to so with famine, sickness or death.

Way to miss his sarcasm. Did you read passed "First World Problem"?

Sigh


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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
19. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 28, 2015, 18:42 Rigs
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 17:51:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 12:10:
Rigs wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 11:43:
I swear when I see some of these changelogs, it's like they've never developed a PC game before. If the previous games had a detailed graphics options menu, why have a simplistic menu in this one?! As Mr. Biscuit (heh) said, the Far Cry series from 2 on has always had the same graphics options and others added as technology progressed, so why fix what's not broken? And I am talking about Iron Sky, the PC dev of this port, not Rocksteady, as they were also the ones to develop and build the last Arkham game (for PC)...


=-Rigs-=

It's nuts isn't it? Madden is and looks to forever be the poster child for this. On top of management design choice, I think turnover, studio changes lead to a lot of this.

Where you think each iteration would just be an improvement on the last forever, when you have personnel changes in development areas, it seems history is showing in game development all bets are off, you can easily get degradation, lost features etc. Sad but seemingly true.

I think you hit it there, since devs have such insane personal rotation after 4 years the one who coded 1 thing is no longer at the company that does the sequel, and nobody has an idea how it was done, so they throw it away. This is the only possible reason for these problems always appearing with these sequels (reminds me also of BF4, which had features missing on release that BF3 had patched in months earlier which was like the same engine and netcode)

Mnhmhnh.... game development is just weird

You guys act as if they work in a vacuum or a bubble and have no other influences other than a design doc from the start. Iron Sky made the PC port of Arkham City (though I've read it numerous times in reviews, it's conspicuously absent on Wikipedia), anyone doing dev work for this new title would only need to boot up the older version as a place to start from. In fact, I fail to see how this wouldn't be a fundamental development process, looking at what's been done, what went right and what didn't work, technical-wise. I understand that the exact implementation of certain things may be different due to personnel changes, but you can at least get a rundown of what to include in a graphics option menu and I'm sure they would have had time early on in development to watch a few TotalBiscuit videos, because that's the first damn thing he looks at with every 'WTF is...' video...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you're wrong and I don't doubt development is probably a lot different and a lot crazier than I could probably imagine but you're not sealed in a dome for two years without any outside influence. Surely, during those two years, someone could've sat back and wondered if they had everything needed. Unless, of course, it was intentionally done to cover up technical failings, and if that's the case then it's a totally different ballgame...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2015, 16:05 Rigs
 
The heat index here was 112 yesterday and it's hotter today...In all my 20 years down here, I still haven't found a reason why people come willingly to Florida. Boggles the mind.

Anyway, is there something I can do with the site not keeping my color preference? Whenever I go to the comments of a story or back to the main page from the comments, I lose the 'New Blue' and end up with a white screen and blue/yellow text. I've tried clearing my cache and making sure cookies are on and all that. Does it in both Chrome and Firefox...


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News Comments > Battlefield 2143 Images?
4. Re: Battlefield 2143 Images? Jun 28, 2015, 15:59 Rigs
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 15:56:
I've heard this game is going to be single player only.

Oh how you tease me with your lies...


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News Comments > Breaking Bad Game TMed
18. Re: Breaking Bad Game TMed Jun 28, 2015, 11:48 Rigs
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 23:18:
Krowen wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 21:40:
You're always in the minority about pretty much everything, one might even say it stopped being a coincidence long ago. Glacial pacing in a show with 13 episodes in a season hahaha. How about you blame yourself for having the attention span of a squirrel?

Looking forward to a Breaking Bad video game, make it an RPG!

Right on new Krovven

Giggle He probably has no idea...


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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
3. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 28, 2015, 11:43 Rigs
 
I swear when I see some of these changelogs, it's like they've never developed a PC game before. If the previous games had a detailed graphics options menu, why have a simplistic menu in this one?! As Mr. Biscuit (heh) said, the Far Cry series from 2 on has always had the same graphics options and others added as technology progressed, so why fix what's not broken? And I am talking about Iron Sky, the PC dev of this port, not Rocksteady, as they were also the ones to develop and build the last Arkham game (for PC)...


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News Comments > GeForce Driver Hotfix
9. Re: GeForce Driver Hotfix Jun 27, 2015, 17:23 Rigs
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 15:40:
My anecdotal evidence is my R9 290 has has ZERO driver issues with every single game i've tried.
Yet I only find thread after thread of bashing AMD cards.

disclaimer: I have had both AMD and Nvidia cards over the years, I have no allegiance to either. Just a few days ago I ordered an 980Ti based off of the latest benchmarks showing that the Fury X does not in fact wipe the floor with the green team

Links or it didn't happen...

The FURY X (i'm waiting for the Nano, personally) isn't all about pure speed, which is pretty much the only thing you green tossers care about. It has a 4096-bit memory interface! What's the 980 got? 256-bit. Blech! HBM memory is going to wipe the floor with Nvidia this go 'round and they know it which is why they're abandoning GDDR for it too! The FURY X is the first step to AMD's (or a resurgent ATI possibly, if the spinoff rumors are true) video card domination... *evil laugh*


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News Comments > World of Warships Shipstorm
22. Re: World of Warships Shipstorm Jun 27, 2015, 16:34 Rigs
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 11:31:
Rigs wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 13:53:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 13:00:
NavyField 2 looks like a RTS game

NavyField 2 is an RTS game...so was the original and it's predecessors, the PTO-series...


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You've never played them quite obviously. They're MOBAs. -_- Geez...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpJXpffDVyc

Its just like WoWarships except from a top down view instead of first person. IT is also much more interesting strategically and tactically overall than the way too dumbed down for the masses crap that is WoW ( fitting this acronym btw, 2 dumbed down games now have it XD ).

I have indeed played Navy Field 2 (and the PTO-series are some of my favs). Not a lot but some, just to see what it was about. In my eyes, it's an RTS-hybrid. I don't consider it a MOBA. We'll just have to agree to disagree...


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News Comments > World of Warships Shipstorm
21. Re: World of Warships Shipstorm Jun 27, 2015, 16:33 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 11:57:
Krovven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 23:29:
Rigs wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 22:23:
Hey, Krovven, are you posting with two different accounts by chance? There's another poster that has a 'w' instead of 'v v' and I was wondering if that was also you? Nothing by it, just curious...


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Nope someone just trying to be funny most likely.

I noticed that when the account was registered, and would have taken action if it was some sort of troll attempt. But that handle actually appears to be based on that user's real name, and there is no indication that he is posting under that name to deceive anyone. Apparently it is just coincidence.

Interesting. I wonder if he knows? It just made me do a double take because he didn't sound like Krovven when he posted and then I noticed it was just registered and I got curious...


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News Comments > World of Warships Shipstorm
15. Re: World of Warships Shipstorm Jun 26, 2015, 22:23 Rigs
 
Hey, Krovven, are you posting with two different accounts by chance? There's another poster that has a 'w' instead of 'v v' and I was wondering if that was also you? Nothing by it, just curious...


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