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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 > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 17:21 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:23:
nin wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:01:
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*frantic clicking near the location of the red X*:|

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'Oh shit!'
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'What was that, honey?'
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'Oh, nothing...nothing...just...uh...um, looking up information for the kids science project...that's...uh, that's all'




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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 16:44 Rigs
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 11:02:
Well sorry to burst your bubble, but if you read the comments on Steam more than half are negative, in fact some very negative. Pair that with the positive comments being weak at best with "hoping for more to come" comments predominating.

When you put out an unfinished product and than charge a rather outrageous price for it, it does not say much for your studio. Reading some of the comments on Steam the game seems like a GSII with a few new wrinkles. Hardly worth $100. Far as I am concerned Stardock is heading downhill fast.

The positive comments I was talking about weren't of the current alpha on STEAM, but the original announcement here. Of course there's not much to see yet, it's a damn alpha! They just announced the damn thing not very long ago. This is a major production and Stardock knows what the hell it's doing. They handled GalCiv2 the best any dev could have and pretty much made a bug-free, infinitely playable 4x space game. How is 'Stardock heading downhill fast'? Because they ask for $100 on an alpha? Does that mean Braben is out of his mind too? All those paying ridiculous amounts to RSI for Star Citizen are brainwashed? (Yeah, ok, bad example)

Me thinks you don't understand the complexities of handling a AAA game without a AAA publisher throwing money at them. If I had $100 to spare, based on their previous track record with GalCiv2, I'd hand it over without a second thought. I still have faith in some devs in this industry. A lot of them have burned their bridges and used up all of their 'continues' (*cough*Peter Molyneux*cough*), so to speak, but a few still command some respect. Stardock is one of them.

Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:05:
And sure, you can say "Well, you'll get all the DLC for free!" but if the game sells like shit there isn't going to be any DLC, so...

I'm pretty confident that it's not going to sell like shit. Even name recognition alone will guarantee quite a bit of sales and I have no doubt Stardock will put all of their marketing resources behind it when they have more to show...


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 08:12 Rigs
 
When the game was revealed, most of (that's 95% or more) the comments were positive, including my own. I fucking CHERISH GalCiv2! I've spent more hours in that game than most games I've played in the last decade...combined! I'm in the middle of one right now, in fact, after taking some time off from it to play Distant Worlds. Stardock has a very good record with me concerning things they do (I didn't play Elemental, so that whole thing wasn't a big deal for me).

I think we need to step back and think about this for a second. When E:D's alpha came in at an extreme price, some balked but most just shrugged it off. Now Stardock does the same with GC3 and you guys give them the virtual finger? WTF?! They're not trying to pull some WARZ bullshit. They tell you what the condition of the game is and what you get for the price. I don't see a problem. And that's not just because I'm an admitted fanboy (yes...YES! I confess! GIVE ME, GIVE ME, GIVE ME!!! )

There might be a particular reason for it, like E:D. They want people that are serious. They don't just want people that want to play and see what it's like. They want, basically, beta testers. And let's not beat around the bush anymore, guys. No matter how much you wish it otherwise (and I do as well), the path this industry is taking is that if gamers want in on development of games and want to participate, the GAMER will have to pay, not the dev or publisher. That's just the way it's going to be. I think the days of demos and free public beta testing are over (with the exception, of course, of BF4...HA! ooh, BURN! *tsss*)


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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2014, 06:20 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 04:13:
I'm eagerly awaiting it as well, both PS4 and PC. I'd rather have an improved version on the PS4 at the moment, and but I'd take either/both.

Hopefully sometime (maybe E3 in June?) we'll hear an announcement. They've said SP DLC is on the way, so I wonder if perhaps the PC/PS4 comes after that, with it included?

Ooh, I forgot about that SP DLC...hmmm, but it seems pretty damn odd that they're being so quiet with such a huge successful release. I mean, they were pretty thorough when Max Payne 3 was out, explaining what and when the DLC was coming. But after the online component came up and the bugs were ironed out, *R 's just been mute. I hope that means that they're up to something so damn big that they haven't had time to tell us about it...yeah, that's it!


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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2014, 06:17 Rigs
 
harlock wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 11:00:
Rigs wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 04:02:
Can someone PLEASE tell me where the GTA5 PC announcement is?! I know for most of you it's 'been there, done that' and it is for me as well (I have the PS3 version) but I really, REALLY want a PC version and it seems like the game has just fallen off the edge of the planet! No one talks about it anymore and Rockstar is absolutely quiet. Am I the only one that cares about this? I want mods, dammit! And where are the multiplayer heists?!? WHAT HAPPENED?!

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june 2014

I'm gonna hold you to that!


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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2014, 04:02 Rigs
 
Can someone PLEASE tell me where the GTA5 PC announcement is?! I know for most of you it's 'been there, done that' and it is for me as well (I have the PS3 version) but I really, REALLY want a PC version and it seems like the game has just fallen off the edge of the planet! No one talks about it anymore and Rockstar is absolutely quiet. Am I the only one that cares about this? I want mods, dammit! And where are the multiplayer heists?!? WHAT HAPPENED?!


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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2014, 03:41 Rigs
 
While I agree that COD is the ultimate in 'beating a dead and slaughtered horse-like substance' (next to the recent Resident Evil and Mario games) but since there are three studios doing this now, imagine, if you will, if they all did separate games that ran on ONE storyline...a little like Assassins Creed (but by three different studios) in scope, with each one that came out would be an episode (similar to what HL2 should have been). Do you think that would ease the rut the series is in? I ask because I am NOT a COD fan (except for maybe the first one), I've never liked things being scripted to the point that the game basically holds your hand like a little child ("SHOOT THE DOOR HINGES!!!"). Even with the first, when you were in a squad, going down what amounted to a narrow corridor (that didn't look like one, mind you), I hated having to shoot the bad guys as fast as I could because if I didn't, 'oh, too slow - bang!', my 'teammates' would do it for me. I HATE THAT SHIT! What's the fuckin' point of playing a game if the computer is going to do the shooting for me?!?

Anyway, I have played all the COD's except BLOPS2 (that first intro mission in Africa just killed my 'excitement' right off the bat) but haven't finished any of them. Plus I'm not a multi kind of guy either. I like a good single player campaign (good as in, not a 'push a button to continue the movie...uh, I mean, story') and I thought that, though short as it was, BF3's single player was pretty decent. Especially compared to the alternative. I haven't been able to get far in BF4's single player because it crashes on me as soon as I get to the top of the building in the first China mission (to get on the chopper....'GET TO THE 'CHOPPA'!!!)...

So, tl'dr - Keep calm and...GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!


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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
7. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Mar 19, 2014, 22:06 Rigs
 
The 'Desert Thunder' game seems to be a PC 're-make' or 'clone' of the SEGA Model 2 arcade game 'Desert Tank'...as seen here: http://gamesdbase.com/game/sega-model-2/desert-tank.aspx

As for 'Desert Gunner'...that one (1) review seems to think it's the best damn thing to happen to STEAM, so apparently someone's happy...


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News Comments > Distant Worlds: Universe Announced
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2014, 07:30 Rigs
 
If you ever wanted IN on Distant Worlds, this is the version to get! This will include everything that's been in the series up until now and then some, all in one box. I can understand wanting to try before you buy, especially given how expensive the game is with all it's expansions, but it's a HUGE freakin' game and takes a lot of time. I liken it to War In The Pacific (in spaaaaace!) and it's just as detailed. It really is the best of it's kind out there and I've tried just about all of them. It's graphics engine could use some work, which is rumored to be an improvement in this new version. It takes a LOT of resources to get running well and later games start to chug on lower spec systems. Still, it's worth every penny I paid and I wouldn't give it up for anything...well, maybe an early version of GalCiv3...but that's IT!


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2014, 06:02 Rigs
 
Ratty wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 10:58:
I know the average computer user is stupid but I can't believe anyone who knows enough to prefer Firefox over IE doesn't know enough to install it themselves.

Heh...you'd be very surprised to find out how many people out there don't know what the hell they're doing! Two people I've built systems for over the last few years have gone to school to learn about computers and still don't know a damn thing! They don't know the difference between RAM and a hard drive (memory vs storage), they don't know the terms 'desktop', 'start menu/bar', 'browser'...etc...and this is after explaining it to them multiple times! Some people just don't get it! I can kinda understand...in a way. I don't get math and I don't get programming, no matter how much I sit and try to figure it out, I just can't get my head around it. So if this is the same concept, I can see the problem, but still...the other part of me just sits back and says 'holy shit...'


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth
31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2014, 17:00 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 13:54:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:41:
Just a blatant piece of trash.

So's your mom, but that doesn't stop all the guys from the naval yard down the road from stopping by every day.

Why did I get the mental image of a nuke going off when I got done reading that? Oh, right, because EPIC BURN!

Anyway, all I can say as I sit here staring at the box, moments from installing is 'Please don't suck, please don't suck, PLEASE GOD IN HEAVEN AND EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY (SHIT) - DON'T SUCK!'

Truth be told, I'm not really a South Park fan. But the game looks intriguing and I need something to get me in a good mood, so as long as it's not a bug-ridden cash grab, I think I'll enjoy it. I always felt South Park was a little obnoxious, especially the earlier seasons, but having been watching 'Drawn Together' episodes all weekend, it kinda puts South Park in a new light....kinda.

I was undecided at first whether to get the PS3 version or the PC version. My PS3 doesn't get enough play time even though it sits here on top of the computer using my monitors second (HDMI) input. The only thing I've been using it for lately is GTA5 and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (yes, I'm a cheap bastard, haven't gone for GT5 Premium Deluxe Special Elite Edition yet or GT6) nor have I picked up Red Dead Redemption but I've eyed it a few times in my browsing of the local Wal-Mart...soon, my pretty, soon...


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News Comments > 3D Realms Acquisition Details
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2014, 17:50 Rigs
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 17:34:
nin wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 13:24:
Hellbinder wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 13:08:
You guys are fucking idiots. Every fucking day every single topic endless reams of ignorant mindless shit talking.

If you are going to talk shit then at least take a few seconds google some information so have some fucking idea what the hell you are popping off about.


Sounds like you're speaking of yourself:

<insert vulgar poddy mouth opening statement or one liner>

<insert moronic slam that is half baked and most likely false and due to the ignorance of the poster>

Classic case of hypocrisy.

I just want to know......who pissed in his Wheaties this morning?



Ah, another day on the Bluesnews boards...

*puts feet up and continues to read*


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2014, 19:35 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 19:08:
Beamer wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 18:43:
Your reading comprehension is as strong as your disposition is sunny.
But go ahead, call me a greedy capitalist. It's a nice change from the multitude here that calls me a bleeding heart socialist.

You're all equally wrong more or less all the time.

Hahahaha! It's true, you do tend to get it from both sides, neither of which is necessarily justified. Lots of times you get crap for just stating the way things are, not necessarily opining on them.

Annnd welcome to the Internet! Unjustified angst for justified reasons projected unto unjustified victims to air justified grievances...ain't the world grand?


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News Comments > Eutechnyx Layoffs
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 17:12 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 12:02:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 11:59:
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 11:57:
Protip: Never name your company something most people can't pronounce.

Or make games like Ride to Hell: Retribution.

DING DING DING! Winner!

My god, they should hang for that wretched piece of garbage...their NASCAR games leave a lot to be desired too...

Plus, I'm so tired of this marketing good-truth doublespeak...just tell us you laid people off so that you could save money to put into new projects. See? Not that hard. Enough with this marketing bullshit...


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Horizon
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2014, 10:22 Rigs
 
I think everyone missed it. Even over on SpaceSector, though they have it plastered as their background, I can't find much mention of the actual game. Really waiting for a review from a trusted source (yo, Jag, where you at? ) before diving in but it looks pretty good. Distant Worlds has it's last expansion coming in March which they said will open the doors wide-open to complete modding so I'm hoping to find something to fill that need until it comes out and I can go back to playing it. Got really burnt out on it over the holidays, need some good mods to spice it up some (and please, LORD, change the FONT!) Anyway, I'll keep my eye out for this Horizon over the next few days...  
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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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