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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 > Distant Worlds Expansion Announced
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2013, 19:29 Rigs
 
Kedyn wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 16:59:
Look at this game reminded me of Derek Smart. Where has he been lately, anyway?

You just had to mention his name, didn't you? *shakes head* You are aware he Google's his name daily, right?

Distant Worlds just plain kicks ass! Is it over-priced? A little. But think about it this way...the time you spend in this game is massive! It's super intricate and detailed. It's the 'War in the East'/'War in the Pacific: AE' of space 4x games. They probably would have better success with putting things on STEAM but MATRIX mostly specializes in the niche wargaming genre, which, right now, is very small. Just as adventure games died off a while ago, along with space-sims, the hard core wargaming grognard genre is almost back to 'underground' status, as it was in the 80's when it began. I'm not a fanboy that thinks MATRIX can do no wrong. They can, and have at certain points. But they have their reasons for not making a bigger presence. That said, I would really love if they would put their games on STEAM eventually. Maybe if wargaming comes back 'en vogue' again....or maybe not.

Regardless, I'm seriously psyched about the expansion. I've played Legends to absolute death and then some. Mods help, but it's nice to see DW hasn't been abandoned by MATRIX...
 
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News Comments > No One Knows Who Owns NOLF
28. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2013, 19:20 Rigs
 
Ant wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 17:57:
Kajetan wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 14:30:
Steele Johnson wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 13:42:
TychoCelchuuu wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 11:48:
Oh come on, there's an easy way to figure this out. Just pretend to announce a new NOLF game and wait to see who sues you.

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Oh! Right! Sorry... C#

Much better...

In any event, I have NOLF2 for sale over at SimHQ in their Buy/Sell/Trade forum (you have to register to get to it, I think, but I also have about a million other games on the list too). It's in great condition as I haven't played it in...oh, at least a decade...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2013, 15:22 Rigs
 
Bluesnews has forums?!? Holy shiznit, why wasn't I informed of this?!


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News Comments > SimCity Patch Addresses Traffic Snags
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2013, 21:54 Rigs
 
Hey! My sex life with EA is my business, mister!




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News Comments > Battle Worlds: Kronos Kickstarter
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2013, 21:51 Rigs
 
They might have some problems with Paramount with that name as Kronos is the Klingon homeworld...

"Isn't it spelled with a 'Q', though?"

Shut up.




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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
 
*crickets*  
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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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