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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 > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2014, 10:14 Rigs
 
'Awards' for games have been and seemingly always will be a joke. I remember back in the middle-90's when it was so much worse. You'd get MYST for GotY and Achievement in Interactive Storytelling and then you'd get this hosh-posh of 'games' like 'edutainment' or barely interactive drivel like the 'Make the Music Video' of Marky Mark for SEGA/CD...or screensavers in game categories, I remember that happened one year too, sometime in the early 90's...Good times, good times...


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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2014, 09:15 Rigs
 
Holy hell, some of you act like someone kicked your puppy because someone else isn't using 64-bit OS's! If I use Win7/x32 and game with that, it's my choice, it doesn't hurt you, it doesn't affect you in any way, so why the scathing hate for it? You game on x64, great. So do I. But there are some there aren't 'hardcore' and just game casually, and in that instance, as with those that have upgraded systems that don't really need a robust setup, 32-bit is fine. Geezus, lay off the Red Bull...


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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2014, 11:39 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 09:29:
Fuck XP. Time to move on!

nin wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:07:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:06:
vacs wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:00:
You do know that there is a 64-bit version XP Pro available? So XP users can still play this game when it comes out
I did know that, but I have no idea if they represent 1, 5, 10, or 50% of the installed XP base. If I had to guess, I'd guess under 10%.

From what I'd heard a few years ago, it was buggy as fuck and no one used it.

edit: There's also a 32 bit version of 7, but no one uses that, either.

Holy shit, nin, we touch a nerve or something?

I have to raise my hand on the 'no one uses Win7/x86' thing, though. I absolutely do use it, and often. Some of my systems here at home don't have over 4gb of RAM and really are just upgraded from XP recently anyway. Plus, while the system may have newer parts inside, the peripherals that are hooked to it are older (printers, scanners, webcams) and as such, I can't find x64 drivers for some of them. In addition, some apps and games that the family uses (who aren't 'hardcore') have troubles with Win7/x64 that I'd rather not have to deal with, so it's easier to install 32-bit Win7 when upgrading them from XP (after prying said OS out of their unwilling hands)...

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News Comments > NASCAR '14 Pre-Purchases
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2014, 17:27 Rigs
 
You guys are so cute with your 'Left Turn Simulator'...

Tell ya what, you guys grab a copy of any oval racing sim you want, whether it be Nascar Racing 1, 2, 3, 4, 2002, 2003, iRacing, rFactor-mod VHR, Nascar Sim Racing, Nascar Thunder (please, God, not that one!), Nascar Heat or Nascar '13 (or apparently '14 now) and pick any track, Atlanta, Daytona, Tally, Darlington, Dover, Vegas, Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Indy, New Hampshire, Richmond, Rockingham, Bristol...whatever and we'll have a nice, simple 100 lap race and then we'll see how easy just 'turning left' really is...

I've been simracing for more than 20 years now (started with Papyrus' first sim, Indy 500) and I still have a great time with every single race and have yet to become a master at all ovals. It's certainly not as easy as it looks, by a long shot. That's like saying Rally Racing is easy, you're just blasting down dirt roads as fast a you can without any competition! How hard can that be?! Ah huh...

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News Comments > Morning Previews
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2014, 16:02 Rigs
 
Hears of Iron IV...ugh! 2015!?!? Why must you tease me so?! WHY?! I want it NOW!


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News Comments > MS Buys Gears of War, Hires Rod Fergusson
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2014, 15:56 Rigs
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 14:55:
Gears - The series with a plot so forgettable that Bulletstorm actually surpassed it.

Bulletstorm was fucking awesome, btw. One of the very few games I've ever managed to actually finish all the way. Excellent story and interesting characters. Not a 'deep' story, but not everything has to be to be fun. Will always love that game...


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News Comments > Thief System Requirements
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2014, 17:49 Rigs
 
Task wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 17:36:
AMD promotion? Is AMD including a bunch of free games with their new graphics card or something?

Spot_left 'We've partnered up with AMD to leverage the advanced capabilities of Radeon graphics processors, including AMD's Eyefinity multi-display technology, TrueAudio, Mantle API, and state-of-the-art DirectX 11 rendering for the best image quality on PC. If that's given you an urge to upgrade your rig, be sure to check out AMD's Never Settle Forever offer. You could get Thief for free with the purchase of a brand new graphics card!' Spot_right

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2014, 04:57 Rigs
 
Good find, Jensen!

Now get down to Engineering and fix that tachyon pulse converter assembly and then...reverse polarize something...


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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Steam Early Access
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2014, 16:34 Rigs
 
Blah, Command Authority is pretty good. I know most have an itch for RB6 and Hunt but my favorite was the first TC book I ever read, Red Storm Rising. Man, what a read! Took me nearly 4 months to finish it (hey, I was 15 and going to a new school, leave me alone! ) but it's one of the best WW3 scenarios I've ever seen. Without Remorse was really good to, more character driven than the usual techno-bangbang babble...


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise Jan 14, 2014, 18:19 Rigs
 
I have to say that's pretty freakin' awesome...thank you, Paradox, for thinking outside the box for a change!


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2014, 17:23 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 17:10:
Rigs wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 16:58:
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Uhh, did I miss something? o.O

In posting that? I assume so. It's surely a scam, as there's no Fallout 4 beta to generate keys for, but even if it wasn't a scam, that would not be something to post here.

Your site, your rules. My apologies.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2014, 16:58 Rigs
 
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Uhh, did I miss something? o.O

Anyway, I think the thing is the ability for the producers/director to respect the film canon. Not just toss it because the director wants to add something cool (AHEM! *cough* Star Trek Into Darkness *cough*) Abrams is known for not having the best time with intricate story telling. He's not Michael Bay-bad or Uwe Boll-bad (thank Christ) but he takes major liberties. I don't have a lot of confidence in his ability to direct this trilogy. I really don't. He's a great guy and I like him as a person and geek, but as a director of sacred sci-fi geek properties - ~~ aeh...no. He's gonna fuck it up. I know it. I'll be genuinely surprised if he manages to avoid the huge minefield he's steaming into and comes out with a great film. The first Star Trek was ok. I liked it. But it wasn't like the originals, it was too much shaky cam, lens flares and running around. Take a look at the original Star Trek 2, what are they doing the most? Sitting and waiting or talking. But that's a good thing. It created atmosphere. Abrams movies are nothing but running from one set piece to the next at full speed. You never get a breath in...well, one that means anything, anyway. And now that they've boxed themselves into a short time to produce the thing and don't have a solid script yet...yikes...that's NEVER a good sign...it means there's no solid vision for the film and it's going to suffer for it...


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News Comments > Jumpgate Lives
7. Re: Jumpgate Lives Jan 13, 2014, 21:44 Rigs
 
Meh...it was ok. I spent a great deal of time with the original but after a while I just...wandered off. Nothing to really keep you there and playing beyond the first bits of exploration and fascination. I much prefer Vendetta Online myself, or maybe some STO in manageable chunks...


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News Comments > Rambo Trailer; Game Release Next Month?
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2014, 20:37 Rigs
 
I'm actually kinda of impressed with the texture quality. *ducks from flying tomatoes and the occasional lock-in-a-tubesock* (heh, 'tubesock'...tubesock, tubesock, tuuuube-sock...that's a funny word... when I hear 'tubesock', I think of those tubeworms on the ocean floor, where you touch 'em and *sssttthhlyuoop* )

Typically these things have awful textures, washed out or muddled with no crispness or detail, but at least these are pretty decent, considering the game they're in. And at least it has the original soundtrack...hopefully. It's in the trailer, I hope that means it's in the game too. Not that I'll play it...ok, yeah, I'll probably give it a whirl just to see how catastrophically bad it is. Can't ever give up the chance to play a train-wreck. Hell, it looks better than Ride To Hell: Retribution, so it's got some potential. The way he stalks through the forest isn't too bad, looks rather realistic...again, given the game it's in...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2014, 10:57 Rigs
 
So, um, now that it's a nice, brand new year, any chance we might see the implementation of some tweaks and features for the site? I know some have had issue with the search function not really working that great for specific things (really, it's more 'general/ballpark' than precise but you usually find what you're looking for...eventually). Also, the 'url tag' in the comments is very...cumbersome.

Actually, though, what I'm really, REALLY hoping for is the addition of color gradients for the front page! Apparently a lot of people really like the 'blue to black' gradient idea, and I agree! It looks stunning!

So, please? PLEASE?!? Pretty, pretty please?!? (with a cherry on top?)


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News Comments > Hello Games Flood Follow-up
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2013, 17:15 Rigs
 
Well, seeing how a tornado can pretty much form anywhere on the damn planet, I'd think that would be a little stupid...Now, if we're talking about areas that are more prone to this activity, then that's a little different...


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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2013, 13:45 Rigs
 
Yeah, I have to agree that Rebirth was quite a let down. I think had they just updated Albion Prelude or Terran Conflict with a new graphics engine and enhanced the ways you can interact and affect the universe around you, plus giving it better AI (or maybe devoted some of the time to give it a planet-side landing option - how bad-ass would that have been?!), they would have sold it in droves. But no, they had to toss everything. I'm kinda split half and half because we're always bitching about devs taking risks and trying something new and though it didn't work out, at least they tried to do something unique and different. Hopefully the modders and further work from Ego can somehow soften the disappointment factor a little...

And while I kick myself for saying and probably will get a hand to the back of my head, I have to say I'm slightly disappointed with GTA5. To be fair, I don't think it could've ever been as good as anticipation made it to be and I still love it, but...I dunno. I just wish there was 'more'. More interaction within the environment and better AI. It's certainly an amazing game in it's own right, I can't deny that. Maybe I'm just really hoping when and if the PC version comes around (and I had heard a rumor from TweakTown that there was 'supposed to be' an announcement on Christmas Eve, which obviously never came) that the mods bring in that little bit that's missing now and complete the game and make it the best of the best of the BEST that it should be.

Another disappointment would have to be with Minecraft. While they do continue to work hard on it, it feels like progress is agonizingly slow. The updates that do come out don't really make major changes and focus on things that, IMO, should have been put to the side until some of the other major stuff was completed. Plus all these near-constant little updates end up breaking my mods every time and then I have to go update every single one which is a major pain in the ass. If they would just finish the frakin' MOD API already, this wouldn't be such an issue...or any issue at all. I would also like to see some more of a graphical update to it. Texture/Resource packs and mods help but it needs major optimization. I know in the updates past 1.8, this is going to be addressed with the dropping of ancient OPENGL compatibility, but still, there should be an option to crank it with optimized, native shaders that run very smoothly on current hardware. Right now, on my Core i5/2.6ghz, 6gb of RAM and HD7850 system, I average ~30fps with 48 mods loaded. Implementing AF or AA makes the fps plummet to the single digits. And forget the highend shaders. But if they actually hardcoded them and optimized it IN Minecraft itself, that would be a whole 'nother story...


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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2013, 12:11 Rigs
 
Yes, but think about it for just a second...had this mod actually allowed all the seething hate to fill that forum, do you honestly think it would have lasted this long? It would have imploded into a singularity of pure, vile hatred and evil, slowly consuming the net in an ever expanding event horizon of horror (holy shit, I need to write this down! )...


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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free
51. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2013, 12:07 Rigs
 
Well, I can happily go into 2014 knowing that nothing at Blues has changed a damn bit in all these years...People still bitch at perceived injustices against them at the slightest drop of a hat...and you know what?! That's just fine. Complain all you want about something nice that a big bad publisher decided to do for you filthy heathens, all out of the kindness of their hearts Giggle ...I still love ya anyway Smitten2 and hey! Now you even have ME bitchin' about bitchin'... So there you go! It's one glorious circle-jerk and you guys made it happen! (What?! No 'circle-jerk emoticon?! Hmph...) Grouphug Horray! *fireworks and confetti*



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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2013, 06:35 Rigs
 
I'm sorry...I still can't take any computer seriously when it's called an iMac... Giggle

And before you get high on your Apple horse Rotfl ...ahem...keep in mind I have two iMacs humming quietly along next to me...

Anyway, $7,000 for a computer that isn't a powerhouse seems like an awfully stupid thing to buy, but then again, I don't do much 3D or video work (at least like I used to) so it might all be in those FirePro cards. Which, for the record, are crap for games. I had an older Firepro given to me by a 3D CAD user friend who had updated and didn't need it anymore. At first I was all happy and excited even though I knew they weren't made for games. But I was hoping maybe that was just something they said. Turns out, nope! On a Core2Duo 2.66ghz and 2gigs of DDR2 RAM, I was getting a whole 25 fps in Crysis. Yippee! Sarcasticclap


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