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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 > Deus Ex Design Documents
12. Re: Deus Ex Design Documents Jan 6, 2013, 22:59 Rigs
 
Holy crap, Creston, did you know you have more comments than your User ID number?! Worship




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News Comments > Deus Ex Design Documents
10. Re: Deus Ex Design Documents Jan 6, 2013, 20:35 Rigs
 
I feel like an adult sitting in a mall food court and all the kids are laughing at a joke I don't get...


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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2013, 15:35 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 12:55:
No, the issue is that she's complaining about a problem in society and you're taking it to mean a problem with you, then making all kind of "I shouldn't be a victim" arguments.

When have you ever been treated as a lesser sex in which to complain about? Call me when you make 70 cents on the dollar, or any time you make a point someone says to you "that's nice, now go make a sandwich," even if just a joke...

Actually, smartass, I HAVE been treated as a 'lesser sex' in the past! That wasn't a very wise question to raise. You have no idea what kind of experiences I've had that, in turn, shape my arguments. In 2001, my fiance` (ex-wife now) and I both got jobs at Prudential headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. We both had the same job and job 'title', which was admin assistant. (Basically the unglamorous work of filing, sorting, copying, running around and slaving it for the other marginally higher-ups). In fact she's two years younger than me also and I had more administrative experience, not to mention years more computer experience and more advanced office PC skills. But because nearly everyone in the office was female - our assistant boss, our boss boss, their boss and everyone in HR (I was one of only three men on that part of the floor/division, none in management/supervisory positions), I made $9/hour while she, for some 'inexplicable' reason, got $11/hr - for the same job, same hours, SAME WORK! When I brought this to the attention of our BOSS boss (my term, since everyone there was the 'boss' of something or someone...except for me, apparently), she gave me a look as if to say, 'Yeah, so?'...I didn't stay long after that as it wasn't the only 'injustice' (article's term), but my fiance` was obviously just fine and made quite a few friends there.

Listen, I'm not saying it happens ALL the time. I'm not saying men are 'oppressed'. I'm saying that it happens to BOTH sexes, not just women. Just as blacks can be racists, women can certainly be sexist and having untold numbers of them bitching and whining about it all the time while men have to sit and politely keep their mouths shut is fucking ludacris...IMO...

And with that, I am done with this argument...Good day, sir!

Nothin' personal, Beamer, man, the article and the ones before it just irked me the wrong way and it's 2013 now FFS! I think humanity needs to finally evolve beyond this sexist/racist/left-right BS... Cool

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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2013, 12:22 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 10:17:
Stop it. Someone is saying "there's a problem" and you're taking it as "it's your fault."

Stop making yourself a victim when someone else is. This isn't about you.

Oh, so, because it's about women and I'm not a woman, then nothing's wrong, right? What kind of bullshit is that?! That's saying that she (or any other woman that jumps on the soapbox from here to eternity, including the multitudes of others before her) has every right to bitch and moan about being treated as a lesser sex but if I do the same, 'it's not my fight'? I have no right to take the spotlight from her? Whatever. I stated my reasons and said what I wanted to say. You say she's a 'victim'? Really? Wow, ok, man...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2013, 12:04 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 11:44:
Picks: Texans, Packers, Redskins and Colts.

Only going with the one road upset here. I'm a bit torn about the Seahawks game, but they're just not that impressive on the road. The other two should, quite frankly, be gimmes for the home team.

I guess I'm joining Creston on his quest to destroy the rin...I mean, in picks for this week, since I sat out last week to recover from that awful nightmare the week previous...Texans, Packers, Colts, Redskins

While I see nfl.com shows the Seahawks having a larger lead in public opinion (at least according to them anyway), I just always have a hard time taking anything seriously when it involves the Seahawks, sorry... *shrugs*


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 4, 2013, 11:48 Rigs
 
Multi-channel (broadband) tv service?! My god, it's...THE FUTURE!

*puts on VR goggles*




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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2013, 09:20 Rigs
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 09:10:
After reading parts of this thread, I can't possibly imagine why so many people think there's sexism in the game industry and community.

No, it's not that. I'm tired of constantly turning around and being told I'm scum because I'm a man. Everywhere nowadays, it's the 'mighty white man taketh over, how dare he?!' and as a divorced, single father, I take offense to being portrayed as a stupid, bumbling, sexist, racist drunk who only cares about himself! That's all I see in advertising and in media anymore. But can I say anything about it without being labeled sexist? Obviously not. So why fight it anymore? I tried being the nice apologetic ladies man and all I got for it was more hate-filled diatribes on blogs and news articles by 'oppressed' woman folk. Fuck them. I'm done being sorry for WHO I am even though everyone else apparently can do or say whatever the fuck they want and if I (meaning 'men in general') call them on it, I'm the sexist asshole! So, fine, I'm a sexist asshole. Now they can all shut up about it because we admitted they're right, we're wrong. Whatever. Just shut the fuck up already. (whiny women 'in general', not you in particular PA)...

Hopefully that made some sense...if not, sorry, I'm extremely tired from working 20-30 hours at a time the last couple weeks...


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News Comments > Digital Paint: Paintball 2 Reunion
6. Re: Digital Paint: Paintball 2 Reunion Jan 4, 2013, 09:07 Rigs
 
BicycleRepairMan wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 16:14:
Rigs wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 11:01:
Oh no...No, No, No! DIE! DIE DIE DIE already! PLEASE, if there IS a God in Heaven, you will find some mystical way to smite this trash off the face of the Earth...

*grabs the 'Voodoo For Dummies' and starts speed reading*


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Why? Its a free game.. Bluesnews logic. I'll never understand

No, no. It's not 'Bluesnews logic' (whatever the hell that means). It was me being stupid. I got this confused with another, much crappier game...my apologies...carry on...


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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2013, 07:05 Rigs
 
*bangs head against desk repeatedly*

How many fucking times are we going to get the same damn article, week after fucking week?!? Cry/moan/bitch/wah-wah about how women are not equal in this industry or any other and how they wish it would change and if I could just let one girl know...GEEZUS FUCKING CHRIST - SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY! I'm so sick of it! Have you not noticed nearly every other 'female game journalist and/or game developer' (who really play games! They really, really do! Honest! Morgan Webb too!) has said the same sad story over and over already? Go home, cry your eyes out, write in your journal or whatever and then come back to work and do what everybody else does! Not because you have a fucking vagina and I have a dick, (oh noes! the inequality of it all!) but because we're people working in the same building, employed in the same industry! Nothing more, nothing less... Rolleyes

*ahem* Relatively speaking, of course...


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News Comments > GarageGames Game Development Kit Kickstarter
11. Re: GarageGames Game Development Kit Kickstarter Jan 4, 2013, 06:43 Rigs
 
Don't forget there's also RPG Maker, too. It's pretty easy to use, you have a lot of different options within the app and it has excellent support via the developer and a robust community around it...

I think if anyone is wanting to try developing games, from what I've found it would be best to learn PYTHON, HTML5 or UNREAL/ActionScript...After that, if your brain hasn't liquefied, you can move on to something a little harder such as C++ or C#...

I went on a programming learning binge last year and tried to grab every pdf, tutorial, book or site that I could get my hands on but in the end, I just couldn't get my head around it. I'm lucky if I can balance my checkbook and math has never been a strong trait of mine, so maybe I just wasn't meant to be a game dev/game programmer... *sigh* I have lots of ideas though, like a modern version of EGATrek or Rules of Engagement 2...


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News Comments > Digital Paint: Paintball 2 Reunion
1. Re: Digital Paint: Paintball 2 Reunion Jan 3, 2013, 11:01 Rigs
 
Oh no...No, No, No! DIE! DIE DIE DIE already! PLEASE, if there IS a God in Heaven, you will find some mystical way to smite this trash off the face of the Earth...

*grabs the 'Voodoo For Dummies' and starts speed reading*


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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Funded
9. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 3, 2013, 03:05 Rigs
 
Holy shit, Cutter already checked in, Creston hasn't had a cow yet?! Is he dead? Someone wake his ass up! His favorite game just got funded!


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News Comments > Valve on VR Latency
20. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 3, 2013, 00:04 Rigs
 
I can't help but think that VR in the future is going to look more like TRON LEGACY than the VR that was imagined in the 80's. Not that that's bad, per se, but as has been said, they better be makin' the whole simulation suit for it...don't forget the hot girls to put it on me either! Just leave CLU out of it, eh? Free Olivia Wilde VR with every purchase!


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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Footage
2. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Footage Jan 2, 2013, 19:14 Rigs
 
If it's being 'revised' then why show it? So, you show something that's not going to be in the finished game to show off how the game is coming along? o.0

I hope you can at least turn off the damage numbers... it screams consolitis.

How does showing hitpoints mean a 'console-first' mentality? I don't understand that...

In any case, I probably shouldn't even be saying anything because I am definitely not an RPG-type player. I've always found the 'you hit me, I hit you' way of playing to be...for lack of a better term, stupid. Sorry to those that do like it...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2013, 02:10 Rigs
 
Wow, I didn't realize I hadn't been around here for a few days...and I bet not one of you noticed!

Anyway, Thank You Blue for gracefully reporting my football score in such a ho-hum, subdued manner. That last week's score was seriously embarrassing... I totally missed this week. We'll see if I can improve my record next week...

Happy New Year to everyone here! I've been awake for 32 hours straight so my happy ass is going to bed! Wake me up Thursday-ish...


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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2012, 23:34 Rigs
 
No..no..I got the best way to fix this problem...anyone that wants to buy a new system or component has to DO RESEARCH and find out themselves. How about that? I mean, shit, back in the late 80's/early 90's, there weren't ANY standards. You saw Intel 386SX (or god forbid, '100% IBM Compatible' - whatever the fuck that means), 2mb of RAM and 10mb of hard drive space...also an optional 100% Sound Blaster Compatible sound card. Don't have it? Tough shit!

Oh and don't forget when you get the box open and it says you need at least 610k of conventional memory and at least 2mb or extended and/or expanded memory to run that awesome new game, which means making a 'boot disk'! Let's see how many kids figure that shit out nowadays! Then maybe we can play our Call of Halo Medal's in peace!

Yup, I'd be MORE than willing to go back to that...PC gaming doesn't need to be mainstream...

EDIT: This got me thinking about the first 'modern' PC game I ever bought, Aces of the Pacific. I got that six months before I got the PC to play it on! Just read the huge-ass manual over and over...Anyway, the box said Intel 386SX/16 with 2mb or RAM minimum. When I got my PC for Christmas (IBM PS/1 486SX/25mhz with 4mb RAM), I looked at the 'technical supplement' (this was all new to me and I hadn't been able to practice on another system beforehand) and it said you HAD to have at least 590k of conventional memory and at least 2mb of extended memory. You know it took me THREE DAYS to finally get the right configuration set to get it running?! Yeah, it was fuckin' worth it all the way, but damn! I can't see the kids of today taking the time to do something like that or even their parents...


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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 17:50 Rigs
 
There are three things that define performance on the PC currently...CPU, RAM and Video Card. Plaster all three on a box and you have your standard! For the CPU, all you need to do in addition to the name of the processor is give the year of release, like Core i3/2.xghz(2012) or maybe even the chipset like...Core i3/2.xghz (Sandy Bridge-2012). Why is that so hard?! It's not. Don't make it harder by having to translate one number into another. You could easily put these on the box and be done with it...

CPU: Core i3/2.xghz (SandyBridge-2012)
RAM: 12gb DDR3/1600
Video: AMD Radeon 7770/2gb

How is that confusing? Problem solved.


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News Comments > Christmas Eve Screenshots
7. Re: Christmas Eve Screenshots Dec 24, 2012, 19:41 Rigs
 
Meh...I'm sorry, I'm looking forward to it but these screens, except for the pic of the dog in the car, which is seriously hi-res, the rest look mediocre. That one hi-res one tells me it has to be from a PC version. Compare the others to it. The textures in the others are lo-res and blurry, like usual. The underwater pic with the shark was cool too. Finally, devs are getting the underwater environment right. FC3 looked good from up top, but there were no real physics down below. If you knocked a barrel off into the water, it fell to the ground and rolled around like there wasn't any water there at all! And the clipping problems with the sharks were a letdown too. Hopefully *R have found a way to get around that, since it's been confirmed that there are underwater missions in GTAV...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 20:38 Rigs
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 20:23:
You think that's bad, the Bengals actually BEAT the Steelers and are going to the playoffs.

Yeah, that is pretty bad...those Mayan's sure have a sick sense of humor...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 20:01 Rigs
 
Giants: 14
Ravens: 33

I'm gonna go stuff my face in a pillow and cry now... Wall2

Let it be known that I'd rather watch a rain-delayed NASCAR race than the GIANTS make absolute ASSES of themselves!

Thank you.

EDIT: My record this week, with the '49er game just starting is a miserable (or laughable, depending on your point of view) 7-8...which leads me to ask, why, exactly, did I start playing this again?


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