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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
Total Comments 1666 (Pro)
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Changes
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2013, 03:38 Rigs
 
I, honest to GOD, can not see the difference between 3 and 4! I mean, I didn't play the beta, so maybe there are obvious things, but in all the streams and vids, I didn't see anything that told me, right off the bat, that this was BF4...am I crazy? (or just stupid?)

Wait! Don't answer that... (I actually asked the internet if I'm stupid...yeah, like they're going to give that chance up... )

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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2013, 22:25 Rigs
 
UConnBBall wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 22:22:
BUT when have they earned this kind of trust? Everything from Stardock has been a mess for what 7 years!

If you're referring to the whole Fallen Enchantress debacle, then I can say that most of those that play GC2 didn't bother with it. It's a strat game, sure, but most GC2 players are 4x freaks. And the support Stardock gave for GC2 during it's run, including the mod community, more than makes up for any mess they had with another game from another genre...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2013, 22:20 Rigs
 
I went 10-5 this week, my best so far...though I still sit here on the bottom of the ocean, ALONE, on the SS Giant Titanic...I won't abandon them, I'll just cry that much more when they lose again...geezus 0-6! Have the Giants ever started a season that bad before? Blows my ever-loving mind...

As for the loading issues on the PS3, I haven't had any problems with the texture pop-in other than a few times, mainly with the gas stations that you can't enter (the ones with just a texture for the front). Sometimes it will take until I start pulling away from it again to pop in. During the first heist and you drive through that big tunnel, I had some objects pop-in that I ran into which pissed me off but it wasn't something that broke the mission or made me lose. And a second run through (just to check) didn't have the problem again. Now, when you change characters and fly up and then back down, when they show your 'new' character, his surroundings take a few seconds to pop-in, which is a little weird, but it's only a short time and it's done. It might be just because it's the download version that you're having the troubles. You'd think that having everything installed on the hard drive would make it load faster, but for some reason it seems GTA5 is geared and optimized to load from the disc faster than on the hard drive. Hence the reason why they tell you not to install the second disc to the x360 hard drive. Kind of the opposite of what you would think would be the case... *shrugs*


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2013, 21:07 Rigs
 
UConnBBall wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 19:37:
Also with that road record they are charging $100????? Wow they must think they are better than Blizzard.

Dude, not like it's hoarse armoar...

If you don't want to pay $100, then don't. Those of us that absolutely LOVE the series will as a sign to Stardock that, yes, we want more, please! Simple as that...


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2013, 19:34 Rigs
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Oct 15, 2013, 12:32:
GALCIV III! FUCK YES FUCK YES FUCK YES FUCKEYS FCKYEYSSYSYEYEYEESSSSSS

I agree with this man.

+3!

OMG! OMG! OMG! I've been plaing GC2 since it's launch! Seriously, it's NEVER come off my hard drive! Or more realistically, it's one of the first games to be PUT on my hard drive when I re-install/re-build! I was just playing it yesterday, for Geezus sake! And now a number 3?!? YES! YES! YES!

Just PLEASE DON'T FUCK IT UP, STARDOCK! NO SOTS2 AGAIN!


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News Comments > AR/VR Headset Kickstarter
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2013, 23:42 Rigs
 
This is actually pretty cool...just think for a second...you put on a headset and all of a sudden, your computer desk becomes a battlefield! Tanks from the 'Inbox Valley' move forward on their way to crushing the forces of the despot who control's the evil 'Notebook Fortress' on the other side of the 'Office Desk Plateau'! And everyone else that puts on a headset sees the same thing, only from their personal persepective...like an eye in the sky as a FARC (forward air control) unit, giving firing orders to the tanks...Or, maybe a shoot out inside your own house?! Like maybe a real-ish GTA? Man, that would rock! One step down from an actual holodeck!


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2013, 03:04 Rigs
 
I'm still trying to sell my PS3! I must have the worst salesman skills in the fuckin' galaxy cause I've lowered the price twice and even said I'd eat the shipping cost for one guy in Oregon (or Washington or wherever-the-BumFuckEgypt he lived) and still no dice! Thankfully, GTA5 has taken some of the sting out but I still want to grab a 360, if only to play Forza and REACH. I actually prefer Forza to GT5. It's more on the 'arcade' side and being a self-professed hardcore sim-racer, I usually shun that (with a passion) but for some reason Forza is seriously fun to play! I've considered getting the NFS SHIFT series on the PS3 (or the 360 if I ever sell this damn thing!) as the PC versions were fun also. Sometimes you want strict simulation and other times you just want to sit and Race without having to spend an hour getting your car setup for qualifying...and then another hour for the race itself...ah, good times, good times...


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News Comments > SOMA Revealed; Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2013, 02:17 Rigs
 
SOMA?! I'm already feeling sleepy...ZZZZzzzzz Snore

Well, you knew someone was gonna say it sooner or later!


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News Comments > Space Rangers HD Next Week
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2013, 05:50 Rigs
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 14:11:
Played Space Rangers 2 and hated it. It fits in this weird niche that I can't stand. It feels like Sid Meier's pirates.

Yeah, I got it at the original release and just didn't know what to make of it...Is it a 4x, an RTS, a turn-based strategy, an RPG...WHAT?! I played it for a while but the blending of all these different (and seemingly unmixable) genres kinda left me cold and confused...


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News Comments > Tomb Raider Reboot for OS X This Year
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2013, 20:37 Rigs
 
Hey, maybe they can finally get those bonuses now!

*crickets*

What?! Too soon?


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News Comments > Chris Taylor Hints a Return to Total Annihilation
32. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2013, 19:16 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 14:53:

Also no love for Earth 2150?

Blech! 2150 must have been one of the ugliest RTS's I've ever seen! Now 2160 wasn't too bad, I actually bought that one. Apparently, though, it's somewhat different from it's older siblings. I never really had any interest in playing the other Earth-series games because looking at them for any length of time caused my eyes to bleed...


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News Comments > Chris Taylor Hints a Return to Total Annihilation
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2013, 12:50 Rigs
 
Wish I had played TA when it was out all those years ago. I completely shunned the genre when it was big and bad and everyone wanted a piece of the action. After everyone found out that RTS games weren't the Holy Grail and you couldn't shoehorn every design to be an RTS (though the RTS/FPS mashups were fun if they managed to get it right, like Battlezone2 and Hostile Waters), I started playing games in the genre. But I never really got to TA before it became a relic and then shortly after SC came out and I was playing that...so...yeah...


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News Comments > ShootMania Storm Elite Demo
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2013, 12:41 Rigs
 
Ugh...basically if you loved the original UT and Quake3, then this is your game, otherwise stay away...far away...Team play? Yeah, if you can get your 'team' to shut up for two seconds and not have them curse you out in the same amount of time....


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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Squads Trailer
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2013, 00:33 Rigs
 
I'm going to go all stupid on you guys for a second, but beyond the obvious fanboy appeal (disclaimer, 'Hi, my name is Michael Rigs and I'm a Halo fanboy...') why the hell do they keep pumping these things out, from two different developers, no less?!? The engine is ancient and decrepit, the mechanics are decrepit, there's no 'innovation' beyond the obvious (oh look, a dog...can I name him 'Chop'? ) and yet they sell a billion with every release...why?! Why can Activision get away with NOT innovating, not updating it's engine and mechanics every few years, not trying something different every few years...I mean this just feels like BO2 and MW3 combined into one big mess. It's not like *R uses the same engin...errr...ok, bad example...


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News Comments > Daikatana on Steam
42. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2013, 09:29 Rigs
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 08:50:
I have an unopened copy of Daikatana, signed by Romero. Was thinking of seeing if it was worth anything to sell on ebay.

How about an un-opened copy of Big Rigs Over The Road Racing in trade?


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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2013, 02:08 Rigs
 
From my Facebook post on his death...

Of all the books I've read by Clancy, my first, Red Storm Rising, is my favorite. It's a rather long book and in the end, it gets pretty 'hectic' (as much as a book can be anyway) with shifting perspectives every few paragraphs as the story is showing something happening in two different places at the same time that influence each other. I picked it up to read on the move down here to FL in Sept of 1993 (what turned out to be a 3-day drive). It took me another two months to finish. During lunch at a new school, where I knew no one, I would sit alone and read. I got a lot of stares but I didn't care. It's a fascinating look into what would happen if the Soviet Union would have actually invaded into Germany as NATO feared it always would after an attack on it's oil reserves leave it with no other option. I've read it three times over since and it's always kept me turning the page even though I know what's going to happen anyway...As for the rest, Sum of All Fears was pretty good and VASTLY superior to the movie, which took nearly nothing but the name from it. The final nuke doesn't go off in Baltimore during a basketball game, it goes off in Denver during a football game (maybe even the Super Bowl, I can't remember exactly). The President IS there and he survives. But goes crazy. (You have to read it) The bomb makers are Muslim, not 'neo'-Nazi's. The Cardinal Of The Kremlin is a really good spy novel, if anyone likes them. It was a good read, my third book. Clear And Present Danger was good too, and the movie stays pretty much close to the book but is different in many ways. The very end is different.

Aside from Red Storm Rising, my other fav is Without Remorse. It's one book that Clancy strayed from the normal military narrative to tell a character-driven story about how the tough specialist 'John Clark' came to be and what his past was. There isn't a lot of pure 'bang bang' or 'military jargon' in it, at least not nearly as much as the others. It's very gripping though and an excellent story.

I'm gonna really miss this guy. I spent untold hours reading what he wrote and find him as inspiration in my own writing. I've learned a lot from him over the years without even realizing it, things I wouldn't have known or even cared about otherwise...


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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Tom Clancy, 1947-2013 Oct 2, 2013, 21:05 Rigs
 
I can't believe he's gone...One of my favorite authors...damn... Salute


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News Comments > Half-Life 3 Developer List Found
38. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2013, 20:39 Rigs
 
I have to call bullshit on the statement that releasing a HL game at this point wouldn't help or would be irrelevant story-wise. My proof? Deus Ex: HR. What was the run time between the first and second and then HR? Now they've announced a whole slew set in the 'universe' and everyone is happy. Why can't the same be done for Half Life?


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News Comments > Daikatana on Steam
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2013, 19:33 Rigs
 
I always died reading the Something Awful review of the demo...even now, it's fuckin' hilarious...

JOHN ROMERO: "Alright team, I've got a fabulous idea for a game! I've been listening to what the gamers want and are looking for, and I've got some killer thoughts! This will be the best game ever created!"
ION STORM TEAM: "HOORAY!!!"
JOHN ROMERO: "First of all, we'll need to make our own engine. A superb engine, featuring advanced effects like T&L, dynamic LOD, curved surfaces and-"
POD PEOPLE: "John xyblah grawh rawwwwr!" (translated: "John, you are our bitch now!")
JOHN ROMERO: (shot by evil Pod Peoples' ray gun) "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
ION STORM TEAM: "John, are you okay?"
JOHN ROMERO: (slowly getting up from the ground) "I LIKE BUGS AND FROGS."
ION STORM TEAM: "What?"
JOHN ROMERO: "'SUPERFLY JOHNSON' IS A GOOD NAME FOR A BLACK MAN."
ION STORM TEAM: "We quit."

Later...

ION STORM TEAM: "John, what should we do about health? Should we just stick with the traditional health kits?"
POD PEOPLE: (quietly chanting) "Lame healing fruit... lame healing fruit... lame healing fruit..."
JOHN ROMERO: "WE NEED LAME HEALING FRUIT."
KILLCREEK: "John, I'm really worried about the direction that this project is heading-"
POD PEOPLE: (shoots Killcreek with their Gamma Ray Gun)
KILLCREEK: "I HAVE BREASTS."
JOHN ROMERO: "WE NEED MORE FROGS."
ION STORM TEAM: "We quit."

Good shit...


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News Comments > Space Engineers Trailer; Early Access This Month
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2013, 05:36 Rigs
 
SlimRam wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 23:10:
Well if I can recreate the most awesome battle of Babylon 5 (Severed Dreams) and have a accurate model of the EAS Churchill burning as Captain Hiroshi makes the ultimate sacrifice plowing her ship directly into an attacking Earth Alliance destroyer, then I could die happy. Hell, I STILL get goosebumps when I watch that battle

Major Ryan: "Hiroshi.......HIROSHI!!!!"

THIS! A million times THIS! Yes! I was actually getting a Super Star Destroyer into the Death Star vibe while watching but that might be a little too much for it to handle. Always wished they'd re-do that scene so it didn't look like they just stuck the model in and set it on fire. There is no fire in space, guys! (Well, there's no sound either but I digress) Word on the street is that the guy doing the 'Revisited'-series is totally re-doing the scene, which I'm anxious to see!

P.S. GREAT SIG Rigs, always wanted to tell you!

Thanks! In a series with a million memorable quotes, this was the one that resonated with me the most. Just the pent up frustration of wanting to do something the right way but having it all not work out as he'd planned...I've been there so many times that it just speaks volumes (to me). Plus, Bruce is one of my favorite actors and was pretty much the only one that could have done Sheridan's part, he nailed it in every episode. It's a shame that half the cast is pretty much gone now and JMS has no plans to ever revisit the series any time soon. I understand why (politics) but I still feel a little let down and betrayed when he has all these ideas (like continuing the series on DVD in short stories, like 'Voices In The Dark'/'Lost Tales') and plans drawn out already (apparently a whole fleshed out story involving Garibaldi and Londo) but just isn't willing to do it. Frustrating.


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