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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 > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2013, 06:31 Rigs
 
I just want to know how the hell they figured the whole process out and how drunk/stoned/delusional were they when they did...


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2013, 19:52 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 16:03:
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 10:46:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 10:28:
Meh, those are just Star Wars logos that were cool before and will remain cool (as far as nerdy tats go). Not like they tattooed "SWTOR IS GOTY OF ALL TIME WOO BIOWARE!!!" underneath...

I would pay good money to see someone put that in ink on their body...
How much is good money? Because for $1 mill, I'd do it, in small writing, somewhere where no one can see it.

*pushes Dev aside* Hey! I asked first, buddy! I get first crack at the media whore money!


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2013, 14:51 Rigs
 
Yeah, they did an interview with Gates recently (don't have the linky ATM...yes, I quickly checked Google but it's not being friendly) and they asked about Ballmer and the state of MS after Win8's release and he showed not one bit of animosity toward Ballmer whatsoever. So there's apparently something that we (the outside public) that we're not seeing that Gates does, because otherwise I'm sure he would've done something to turn MS around. Maybe they think that 'what's-his-name' that was the head of Win8 and was let go, was the problem and now things are back on track? Who knows. I have a lot of faith in Bill Gates. I really do. I see him as a great role model and leader and while he makes missteps like any other human being, he knows the computer industry. He's not going to let MS fail. Count on that...they might falter some, but they'll get back on their feet again. I think Windows9 will be a return to the original Windows7 side of things and this whole 'Metro/Modern' UI business will be either ejected entirely for something different or implemented as a complement to the desktop. I'm pretty sure they realize that having the 'Metro/Modern' side of things being dominate on a desktop system was stupid. For tablets and any other touch-device, fine. For desktop systems, you need a desktop OS. Gates knows that. He's not stupid. I'm sure he's told Ballmer what should be done. Keep in mind we don't see things in OS development 'as they happen', we only see them come to light long after they're implemented, so things might be totally different in the new Windows and we wouldn't know about it for a while...


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Login Change
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2013, 14:33 Rigs
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 10:46:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 10:28:
Meh, those are just Star Wars logos that were cool before and will remain cool (as far as nerdy tats go). Not like they tattooed "SWTOR IS GOTY OF ALL TIME WOO BIOWARE!!!" underneath...

I would pay good money to see someone put that in ink on their body...

Um, how much we talkin' about?

No, really...


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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2013, 06:27 Rigs
 
It's been kind of a boon for me as I HATE talking on the phone. Not sure why, but in the last few years I've just started to hate the phone. Maybe it's indeed because other resources such as chat, email and FB exist that going back to crackling, non-visual communication is not a preferred method anymore...Plus, I've been able to keep in contact with some family I've not otherwise seen or heard from for decades...Oh, and this, of course...


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News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
49. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2013, 21:59 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 09:51:
DESKTOP COMMANDER!

Ah...*wipes tears from face*...that shit never gets old...


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News Comments > Evening Q&As
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2013, 21:51 Rigs
 
I don't understand why (besides being mindful of ancient console limitations, mind you) developers don't always go the Crysis route when designing games and make them to be as detailed and in-depth as a current system (meaning current, not least-common-denominator) can possibly handle and then make options to tone it down to make it playable on current machines, there-by 'future-proofing' titles?! I've NEVER understood that. Though, to be honest, this wasn't as much of a problem before '3D Accelerators' came about. Back in the 386/486 days of old, most games did push the systems to their respective limits and if you had something within' range but not exactly 'cutting-edge', it could usually be dialed back some. (In particular I'm picturing Aces of the Pacific, since it was 'playable' on a low-end 386 at the time, but to get the best possible experience, you needed a hefty 486SX or DX-class, 25-40mhz, but the game was ALL there either way. You weren't missing out on features because you couldn't handle the graphics)...


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News Comments > Evening Q&As
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2013, 16:03 Rigs
 
Didn't realize that BC's engine was DX8 only! Wow! Shows how much dedication and passion the modders had to have extended it's life for so long and in such a profound way. In fact, I'd reason that BC is one of the most heavily modded games in existence. It just boggles the mind how much the game has changed and how much has been added since it's release. I'm really looking forward to Excalibur, seeing how I had NO idea it was being made until now...now I'm psyched...


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News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
47. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2013, 19:20 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 12:58:
Rigs wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 14:56:
Fuck, we need...NEED...to get Homeworld off the market before HE gets it! Since HE couldn't have Freespace, HE'll grab Homeworld and we'll NEVER see a decent one again! C'mon, let's do that community outreaching thing and buy it! No time to lose! Seriously, you guys can go without manga tentacle porn and hoarse armour and WoW for a month or two, right?...Right?


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Are you refering to the unnamed one, the thrice-utterance of whose name summons him?

Creston

Indeed, and Verno just did that very thing by not only saying his name (1), but putting it in bold (2) and italics (3)...Everyone knows damn well he Googles his name every day before he even takes a first-thing-in-the-morning piss...He's probably watching...right now... *crickets* Oh, he's out there, and he's just dying to grab a piece of beloved gaming history and run it through his wringer-of-DOOM with all the gall of Uwe Boll himself... *puts tin hat on*


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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Confirmed, Details Next Week
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2013, 12:43 Rigs
 
space god wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 12:01:
those motherfucking fuckers can go fuck themselves up the fucking ass!

Shhh The adults big kids are talking! Movingalong


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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2013, 07:37 Rigs
 
Is BF3 for sale anywhere? I haven't gotten it yet, been waiting for a really good deal but I'm itchin' to play now that most of the DLC's are out and I'm really getting to the bottom of my 'to play' pile...


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News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2013, 14:56 Rigs
 
Fuck, we need...NEED...to get Homeworld off the market before HE gets it! Since HE couldn't have Freespace, HE'll grab Homeworld and we'll NEVER see a decent one again! C'mon, let's do that community outreaching thing and buy it! No time to lose! Seriously, you guys can go without manga tentacle porn and hoarse armour and WoW for a month or two, right?...Right?


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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2013, 13:34 Rigs
 
Indeed...I've said the same numerous times when asked why I don't get 'into the industry' that I'm always talking about. Precisely because I don't want it to become a job. It's like when I would help anyone that called me with their computer problems, it got to the point that people were calling at 3am about every and any little thing, preferring not to learn how to fix the problem on their own, just rely on me to do it. It got so I was sick of messing with hardware and Windows in general, even on my own system, that I finally put my foot down and said, 'Enough!' and now I don't help nearly as much as I used to and I made it very clear why. Like with any hobby, it can get to the point where you get burnt out on it. And if it's your livelihood, which means you can't just take a break from it and come back later, then you have a serious problem...Not quite what the article is talking about but still...

Also, this is why I don't bash on game devs for games that didn't live to their potential, such as the recent Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle. No matter what came of it, someone obviously put some serious heart and soul into the game. Just because it came together badly doesn't mean people didn't work their asses off to make it. As I said when the reviews started coming in, I feel bad for some of the devs because this can be a soul crusher...

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News Comments > GTA4 Social Club Multiplayer Event Underway
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2013, 04:21 Rigs
 
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News Comments > Bugbear's Next Car Game Announced
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2013, 04:16 Rigs
 
Indeed, I'm not sure why you'd choose FO2 over FOUC as they are the same game, for all intents and purposes. If you have the first two, would I recommend getting UC? No. Unless you can find it for $5 or less, then hell yes. UC is just a re-do (like a 'GOLD' edition') of FO2, with changes made that Jerykk mentioned. IMO, it is the title to go for if you have an itchin' for demo derby, crash racin' or just goofing off. You'd be an idiot not to get one of these if you like any of that, or like having fun, period.

I'm glad to see BugBear is getting back to what they do (and know) best. I remember an article done about the original FO in Next Gen way back, and the final product, while slightly scaled down from the original vision, was everything they'd promised it would be (for once a dev actually delivered on their promises). It's amazing what they accomplished given the specs of systems that were available at the time (circa 2005). They'd be very wise to include an option in the new game for PhysX support. Could you imagine?! And soft-body physics, too, which someone already mentioned. I'm hoping the wrecking engine seen in the movie was just placeholder or scaled down because it doesn't look much different from the FO's of old. Surely, they've advanced in their implementation of visual destruction? A nice Interstate76/Powerslide-type of hybrid game would be welcome as well. I'd certainly go for that! It's a shame that they didn't hire BugBear to work on that 'Auto Combat' MMO that came out years ago. It would've had a better chance of survival and awesomeness with their engine purring beneath the hood...

*thinks about other types of MMO's that could be made with BugBear at the helm*

Hmmm, maybe a Mad Max, RAGE, Interstate76, Powerslide, Full Throttle mix-mash with an apocalyptic backdrop supported with performances by some of the original Mad Max movie actors? Well, assuming we could afford Mel Gibson and Tina Turner...


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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2013, 21:10 Rigs
 
Is it bad that they didn't show the console itself? Yes. Why? Because that means it hasn't been finalized yet, which also means that things they're talking about right now may or may not be included later. Plus I really wanted to see what kind of design it would have. Some of us do like to admire the designs of our electronics rather than stuff them in a dark, dusty hole for eternity. I'm curious how big (or small) it will be compared to previous versions. PLUS, every launch before it had the console on display. So why not this time? I'd go so far as to say that maybe they're still having problems getting whatever design they have envisioned to actually work with the components installed, as since it's an x86 architecture, they have to really worry about heat constraints, just like us PC users do...

Bungie said 'Destiny' would be released for PS3 and PS4, but why? I'm thinking as time goes on and the PS4 launch nears, Bungie will come out and say that due to blah, blah, blah (some stupid generic reason) that the PS3 version is cancelled so they can concentrate on the PS4 version.

No one has mentioned this, but this kind of puts what Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said in a different light. Many assumed he had seen the real specs of the next-gen systems and thus knew that they would be x86 based, thus his reasoning, correctly, that the PC had bested consoles....in a round-about sort of way, I'll admit...


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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer
38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2013, 07:38 Rigs
 
Wow...just wow...I'm talking about some of the comments here, not the trailer, btw...

What we need to do is just agree here and now that, like every other geeky/nerdy debate (Mac vs PC, PC vs Console, Apple vs MS, Coke vs Pepsi, Black vs Whi...wait...) some of us are going to like the new Star Trek movie(s) and some of us aren't. Personally, I liked it very much and it's a fav of mine. I thought the TNG movies just didn't have the 'punch'-factor like the previous TOS/TMP-era movies did, for whatever reason. There were nice glimpses and near misses in all of them but not one movie that people can stand up and say, 'Yeah! That kicked ass!'.

Generations was ok, in parts, glaring plot holes excused. It was nice to see the 'D' in movie form, but it kinda pissed me off that they turned around and blew the damn thing up! They get themselves out of tight squeezes for over 7 years in the series and in one movie, they manage to blow the damn thing to hell?! It felt forced and really unnecessary to me. It was cool, no doubt, but sad that they had to take it that far for their first damn movie...

Then, of course, the 'fan-fav' of the TNG movie circuit, First Contact. You know, for me, personally, the Borg were never a big draw for me to watch. Yes, BoBW was cool to watch, if for seeing all the ship kitbashes all blown to pieces that you'd never seen before, but the Borg themselves were kinda...'meh'. I get it, they're evil. Fine. But it seems like they try to stuff it down my throat whenever they get a little screen time. Dark, moody theme music, funky dark, mechanical look. All well n' good. Just the premise of what they are and how they work in the universe is just kinda plain. You see it in the games, they're always the 'evil race'. No if's, and's or but's about it. No room for much character development. The space combat scene in the beginning is awesome, yes. Of course it's the highlight but the rest of the movie kinda drags on after. And, once again, some of the plot leaves itself looking like Swiss cheese when looked at more closely. This would probably be the closest to TNG's Wrath of Khan as Nemesis just totally missed any redeeming qualities that put it any where near there...

The movies after FC seem to blend together and really aren't very memorable or likeable. Insurrection I found to be on par with TMP's Final Frontier (ouch), just not very enjoyable and certainly not something I'd grab to introduce someone to the Trek universe. Nemesis was a little better but still not that memorable. They had such a diverse history from the series and the TNG universe itself to pull from, like exploring anything for any of the episodes in the TNG series and yet they kept thinking NEW things up instead, which I thought was just dumb. Why no go back and explore some of the more memorable episodes and expand on them? They had the chance to really do some good stuff and choose to just be ho-hum about the whole thing. Not to mention actually going out of their way to retcon some serious head-scratchers. The one that sticks in my mind the most right now is the use of a fucking JOYSTICK in Insurrection to control the Enterprise! That right there showed how much the producers really cared about what they were doing and the movie they were making. I have no doubt the cast would have loved to go back and do something from their series past but Mr. Bigshot himself, Rick Berman, always had the final say in everything and he decided to just pour mud on something that could have been great... (I liken him to Brain Fargo, whom I will NEVER forgive for killing 'Secret of Vulcan Fury' and canning the 'Klingon Academy' dev team just a month and a half after release, shortly after the second patch. Not to mention FORCING them to use the practically broken 'Starfleet Academy' code to build 'KA' from in the first place...)

As for this game, it looks pretty interesting but seeing how the industry as a whole and recent big releases have been lately, I'll hold my opinion until there's something more substantial to give it on...

nin wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 14:54:
How about a kickstarted updated to egatrek? That was the shit back in the day...

Funny you mention that, nin, as I've been working on an 'update' to it for a while now. Just design wise as I don't know programming but I have a lot of ideas on how a modern 'EgaTrek' could look like and work. There have been other fan-made games out there in the same spirit as 'EgaTrek'. Check out TrekCore and this list for more. Actually, I feel that the game 'Rules of Engagement 2' is very much in the spirit of a Trek type of game. I play it quite a bit still today, albeit in DOSBOX, but it runs fine and is very detailed. I once had the physical version of it, which had three manuals, one being like over 200 pages and the other around 100. Wish I still had it now! I can't find the manuals anywhere online for 'ROE2'. The first one, yes. Not the second. But if you guys are looking for something like 'EGATrek' just maybe a little better graphics and a little more depth (including managing captains, ships and combat strategy), you can't go wrong with 'ROE2'....


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News Comments > GRiD 2 Gameplay Trailer
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2013, 03:44 Rigs
 
I actually seen this yesterday...looks really good, I have to say. But if we're spoutn' off the racing sims we'd like to see make a come back, I'd have to go with Nascar Racing 2003 (or 2013 now) and Indycar Racing (I know, what a shock, eh?). We haven't had an 'official' NASCAR game on the PC in quite a long time. That drivel on the consoles is pathetic. Since 2003, I've had to run NR2003 until I was sick of seeing it. When the official servers were killed off, I left the scene. Now I sustain my habit with NASCAR mods on other racing games, such as the (very imminent) VHR Racing mod for rFactor (a sim almost as old as NR2003 iteself) and 'online-only' iRacing (which is made with NR2003 as it's foundation, though you can barely tell nowadays, most of the code has been re-written several times over)... Sigh

Just have to do with the Grid's and the SHIFT's and the Dirt's and the GTR's until that day comes...


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News Comments > Video Teases Preorders for Unannounced Game
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2013, 18:31 Rigs
 
netnerd85 wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 16:14:
Who are all these people with too much money?

I'm sayin'...send them my way, I got a ton of games for sale and no takers for months...


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News Comments > System Shock 2 on GOG.com
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2013, 13:19 Rigs
 
Sho wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 11:55:
Man, I envy you. To play SS2 was ridiculous amounts of fun even the third time, but to play it again for the first ...

Indeed, I haven't played SS2 either. I always had it on my 'To play' list but just never got around to it. I did, at one point in time, play the demo but it didn't really grab my interest. Maybe this time around will be different?


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