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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 > Dishonored PC Specs
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2012, 17:52 Rigs
 
Minimum Specs put my 'lowly' 512mb HD4870 out of action and a question mark on my 1gb HD5770...they do know that there are vid-cards before the 5800-series that have more than 764mb of on-board RAM, right? Maybe it's time to retire the old girl, she's seen me through 2 Crysis' (Crysi?) without a hitch and was looking forward to seeing how she did on the third, but I realize now that I'm not going to be able to see the game as intended with it...Dishonored is DX9 only, so I don't understand the vid card requirement?


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News Comments > F1 2012 on September 18
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 12:50 Rigs
 
Now see, I'm like the opposite of you guys in that I play F1 sims and follow it casually, I'm not a huge fan of it. I was actually a big fan of F1 back in the early 90's but after Senna's death, I kinda just stopped watching. Nascar took up a lot of my time already and kinda just took over. Indycar also. It's strange but, like WW2 air combat sims, I learned about most of the details of each kind of racing from sims...lol...Although, honestly, if you asked me anything about F1 other than superficial stuff, I'd embarrass myself in the little bit that I know about it nowadays. Most races are aired during the night here, where as Nascar races are pretty much on standard Saturday or Sunday afternoon schedules. I'm curious to know why Nascar doesn't get a lot of exposure outside the US. Is it just because 'they go around in circles'? I kinda can't believe that that would be the only real reason it doesn't appeal to international viewers. There's got to be another reason...

As for Forza and Gran Turismo, I have the first Forza on my original Xbox, which I actually do play occasionally. I've spent a lot of hours on it and it's hard to just put it away when something newer comes out. GT5 was an obsession for a while too but it came out right when I was going through a bit of a burn out (no pun intended) on racing sims, so I didn't really spend that much time on it that I normally would have. I had played a lot of the GT5 Prolog and I've been easing back into GT5 itself over the last few months. Summer is usually a lean time for sims for some reason so it gives me a chance to catch up on the ones I haven't gotten to much or even to explore other genres (You mean there's other kinds of sims?! No way!)...


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News Comments > F1 2012 on September 18
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 07:17 Rigs
 
That would be true if all I did was race on iRacing all day (or rFactor, Race07/GTREvo/GTR2, GameStockCar, NR2003, RFactor2, F120xx, Grid/Dirt, LFS/netKar/projectCars) but I also race GT5 on my PS3, which my G25 works very well on. My point is that aside from the mods to various established PC-centric racing sims (especially in rFactor and NR2003), there are literally no NASCAR-themed racing sims, even though the sport is just as popular now as it was when there were 3 or 4 different series of Nascar sims (Nascar Racing, Nascar Heat, Nascar SimRacing, ARCA Racing). The genre is certainly alive and very well, as you pointed out, but the lack of a dedicated Nascar sim is really disappointing, to say the least. The EA version on the consoles, while 'better' than earlier iterations (like *gag* Nascar Thunder *shudder*), is still very much an arcade game. I've played it on my PS3 with my wheel and it's...ok. A sim it is not but it's a nice time waster when you acknowledge and accept to yourself that that's all it is and nothing more. The consoles nowadays could easily handle a true sim if any dev was willing to make one. The NFS Shift series and the current F1 20xx series is testament to that. Shift's sim qualities are debatable but I've found that it really relies on one's perception of what a true sim is and how 'hardcore' one needs a sim to be to be called legit. Myself, I enjoyed Shift and Shift2 quite a bit and still hop in on occasion, on both the PC and my PS3. Same with F1. I'm not as picky as some sim racers and I won't turn my nose up at a game that might be more to the arcade side of things, as long as it feels good to run. I've spent too many hours on GPL, Nascar Racing and rFactor1/2 to worry that I might be getting 'soft...


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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Legends of Pegasus
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 06:57 Rigs
 
This is why we still, even in these 'advanced times', need a frackin' DEMO! Hello?!? If there isn't a demo and there's some bad press/word of mouth going around, the people 'on the fence' are going to do one of three things:

1. Hold off for the time being and either forget about it completely (especially if something much more superior comes around in the meantime) or waits until there's a 80%-off sale...

2. Buy it anyway and hope they don't get screwed again...

3. DOWNLOAD IT! And since there's no demo, where the hell do you think they'll get it from?

EXACTLY.




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News Comments > F1 2012 on September 18
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 04:12 Rigs
 
Agreed. I'm not much of a football fan (I do watch it, especially my boys, The NY NJ Giants) and playing it on a console or PC only strikes me when I'm in the mood. It's not a 'must-have' for me. Sim-racing, on the other hand, is my passion, and since Papyrus died, the only yearly racing series was/is F1. I just wish someone would put as much effort into a NASCAR or Indy sim every year as they do rally or F1 (don't even get me started on EA's wannabe NASCAR junk. They only came close with NASCAR SimRacing a few years back and nothing even worth it since)...


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News Comments > Battleground Europe/WW2 Online Now Free-to-Play
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2012, 04:03 Rigs
 
Wow...I got this when it first came out, which was...2001?!? Holy Geezus! It's the Everquest of WW2MMORPG's...I remember picking this up right at launch at CompUSA in NJ, along with B17 2: The Mighty Eighth, M1 Tank Platoon 2 and Gunship!, all three from long passed (and dear old friend) Microprose. That's how f'ing old this game is! And I remember trying to play it when it launched too, and failing miserably. Not only was the thing more buggy than a south Louisiana bayou during a mid-summer afternoon, it took three separate steps to just fire a rifle! Ah, the good ol' days...I'm seriously surprised that it's still going after all of these years! I might have to try it again just to see how it's 'matured'...


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News Comments > WARFRAME Trailer
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2012, 05:26 Rigs
 
WHY GOD?! WHY?!? Why with all the absolutely awesome indie projects out there on Kickstarter (I'm not saying all of them are worthy, but there are a good number of projects, like 'Star Command' and the new 'Carmageddon' , etc...), are publishers completely convinced the industry needs another F2PFPS?! The money wasted on a wannabe, barely popular online FPS could easily fund outright many games that are breaking the mold in innovating, uniqueness, taking risks and catering to the gamers wishes. It just seems like such a huge waste of talent, money and time/resources much better spent elsewhere... Rolleyes


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News Comments > THQ Results: InSane Cancelled
47. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2012, 00:54 Rigs
 
Dades wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 19:33:
Beamer wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 11:06:
Oh the irony.

Oh the irony!

Oh, the irony.

Wait, what? I lost track! Do it again!




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News Comments > Battle.net Security Breach
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2012, 19:36 Rigs
 
What data was affected?
Here's a summary of the data that we know was illegally accessed:
North American-based accounts, including players from Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia

Email addresses
Answers to secret security questions
Cryptographically scrambled versions of passwords (not actual passwords)
Information associated with the Mobile Authenticator
Information associated with the Dial-in Authenticator
Information associated with Phone Lock, a security system associated with Taiwan accounts only

Accounts from all global regions outside of China (including Europe and Russia)

Email addresses

China-based accounts

Unaffected


At this time, there’s no evidence that financial information of any kind has been accessed. This includes credit cards, billing addresses, names, or other payment information.

I'm just gonna go on a hunch here and assume that the 'hackers' were, oh, I dunno, Chinese maybe? How long is this country (and the world for that matter) going to put up with these bullshit games China is playing?! If we kept getting caught with our virtual schlongs in the honey pot, so to speak, how long do you think they would put up with it before using it as an excuse to start a war, maybe with Taiwan? Yet we sit back and just zip our fly's back up and say, 'Oh you crazy Chinese! Always into something, eh?! Silly, at least use some lube next time, huh?' ....


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News Comments > Grid 2 Announced
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2012, 17:36 Rigs
 
EuroGamer Grid2 preview here...

There's a silly trademarked name for what car handling designer Tim Dearing is doing: TrueFeel. Really, though, it's just a process of hard work and good judgement that starts with raw simulation data for each car, processed by a new physics engine that runs at 1000 Hz. The designers then carefully prune back the cars' more demanding behaviours and ladle in some progressive, controllable drifting "because people find it fun", while attempting to preserve the feel and basic handling characteristics of a particular car. The end result, Dearing says, should be easy for most players to master within a couple of laps, but offer plenty of depth beyond that.

Long-term challenge will mostly come from ascending through Grid 2's four tiers of cars. Although missing the most expensive licences - Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari - it looks like a well-curated selection of muscular exotics. You'll start in classics like the 1970s Mach 1 Mustang and BMW E30 M3, then progress through Skylines and modern muscle cars to supercars like the McLaren MP4-12C, track day specials like the wild BAC Mono, and finally outré hypercars like the Pagani Huayra and Koenigsegg Agrea R.

While there's a somewhat 'British' response to the 'no cockpit' view 'controversy' here...


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News Comments > QuakeCon 2012 Keynote
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2012, 16:13 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 12:11:
And BTW we remember when you fucked us when you abandoned mulitplayer after Q2.

I know, right??? If only they'd followed it up with a game that focused on online and team play! Like players fighting in an Arena or something. Would have been so cool, and they could have included Quake symbols and stuff!

Oooh, BURN!


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News Comments > Bullet Run Launches
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2012, 11:01 Rigs
 
You know, I'm all for those who want to put out a game that they want to play and want others to enjoy, but I have to wonder why in the world anyone (especially SOE) would waste time and resources for something that clearly is not going to 'light the market on fire'. All the little games by the 'little guys' out there that could use a nice financial 'shot in the arm', just enough for them to bring their dream to completion (look on KickStarter for instance), like Crashtastic or Star Command to name some really good recent ones, would be 100x more effective than putting another stupid F2PFPS that most likely will fail or be just barely manageable within' a year of release. It just doesn't make sense to me whatsoever! I'm not very critical of most games. When I look at and play a game, I see the effort that was put into it by the people who built it. The hours, days, weeks, and even years of work put into it. But you get something like this where it just doesn't make sense to even come out with in the first place, why even start? Or if they knew that it wasn't going to be the 'WoW of online FPS's', why not kill it early and devote the funds to...hell, keeping the SWG servers up for another year or two? I just don't get it...I mean, am I the only one?


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News Comments > GTA Viral Marketing
5. Re: GTA Viral Marketing Aug 2, 2012, 02:28 Rigs
 
~ZING!




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News Comments > Bad Planet Kickstarter
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2012, 06:26 Rigs
 
You know, it's not really related to the story, but does anyone remember the old Bethesda game that eventually got canned, 10th Planet? I vaguely remember that shaping up to be one hell of a game! Wonder if they'll ever try to resurrect old games that didn't quite make it to release? That would be major awesome! Especially if they finally got around to finishing and releasing Babylon5: Into The Fire! God, I'd give a kidney for that game! Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury would be good too! Or maybe that Warcraft RPG that they shelved to build WoW instead? So many possibilities and here we are rehashing the same stuff, like movie reboots! Lets get some originality in here, eh?

And now that I think of it, what about that cool space-sim Red Storm was working on way, way back (forgot the name of it)?! WE NEED MORE SPACE SIMS! ...and NAVAL SIMS! One reboot I'd like is another Task Force 1942...ah, it's nice to dream, ain't it? Instead we're supposed to get excited over another Call of Duty...and ANOTHER Medal of Honor...and another Max Payne and ANOTHER Far Cry...(well, actually I'm looking forward to the next Far Cry but anyway)... *sigh*


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Post number 1000!!! Yay! And it only took 10 years!

This comment was edited on Aug 11, 2012, 12:57.
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour Interviews
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2012, 18:02 Rigs
 
Ok, very good. I thought there were more than that but I was probably thinking of HOI2 expansions and what-not. Speaking of which, for extra credit (and a cookie!), can you name all of the HOI games, including expansions? I know there's one that I can't remember the name of that I've been looking for. I'll know it when I see it...I should probably just look the damn thing up already...


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News Comments > Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour Interviews
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2012, 13:50 Rigs
 
I should probably know this already and I could probably find it if I looked hard enough but I'm just overloaded with work and just have a few mins, so...

Can someone list, in order, the various HOI3 expansions and stand-alones? I'm not sure if I missed any and I'm sure someone here knows all of them...


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2012, 21:53 Rigs
 
So...the game isn't like the snazzy cutscenes?

Shocked, I am...


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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Drivers
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2012, 14:08 Rigs
 
Meh, they gotta make money, just like everyone else. What I don't get is why the beta drivers are 20mb more than the normal ones? And what the hell is in 150mb? I mean, c'mon, just give me the changed stuff, not the whole damn thing again and again! Just because I have broadband doesn't mean I still want to wait the 10mins and waste the 100+mb of disk space on a damn video driver! Yeah, it's petty, but valid...

So, let's get some opinions in here of the 'real world' improvements. I'm curious if anyone sees any kind of speed enhancements with older cards, like my HD5770...


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News Comments > 3DMark DirectX 11 Tech Demo
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2012, 00:55 Rigs
 
I'm suitably...not impressed...

It's like they try to spotlight a few particular effects to the detriment of the others. I agree, the 'human' walking (the intro description says a woman...or 'she' anyway, no necessarily human) looks extremely corny. Like the cloak they're wearing is made out of inflated rubber or maybe jello...no, Jabba the Hutts tail painted black?

You want a 'tech demo' to blow you away, go back to 1997 and watch the tech-demo-turned-sim X. Before it became a game, it was just a little tech demo, running on new Pentium200 rigs in Circuit City. I happened to see it one day and I'll never forget the feeling. My jaw was wide open for the entire 7 mins it played. From then on I vowed to get a machine that could run it adequately...and I did, several months later, roughly a year and a half before X came out as a space-sim, I was the proud owner of a P2/400 with 128mb of RAM and the kick-ass combo of a Rendition-based Diamond Stealth S220 and a 3dfx Voodoo2-based Diamond Monster 3D 2 video card combo of epic proportions. Life was good after that, life was good...*sigh*...so, uh, what were we talking about again?


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News Comments > Valve and Adult Swim Teaming Up
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2012, 23:59 Rigs
 
New Squidbillies mode! There had better be a donkey dong hat or I'm gonna be sorely disappointed!

Now slap that pig! Wah-HOO!



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