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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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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation May 22, 2012, 05:24 Rigs
 
Was going through my pc gaming mag archive (nearly 400 magazines, from three main ones - Computer Gaming World (June 1992 up), PC Gamer (first issue up and some before the rename/relaunch in 1994) and NEXT Gen (man I miss that mag! It was so professionally done and on quality paper stock to top it off, I have every issue from the first to the third volume and then scattered as the quality fell off) and others like Game Players, PC Accelerator (another I miss dearly!)) and Computer and Video Games Review) and I ran into a preview of HALO as it was originally intended, as an RTS. (Yes, in case you didn't know, it was suppose to be more like HALO Wars than an FPS and for Mac only at first as well) Most of the core concepts, at least in design, are there but besides that, wow. So it went from a Mac-exclusive RTS to a Mac/PC RTS to a PC RTS to a PC FPS and then over to an Xbox exclusive FPS. I'm an unapologetic HALO fanboy, so in any form I'm down with it, but I would have loved to play it's original vision...


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News Comments > ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn
9. Re: ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn May 20, 2012, 17:39 Rigs
 
Does this mean Dan Bull will have to pay royalties for his Skyrim Epic Rap?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50u0zUeCmU


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News Comments > 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013?
9. Re: 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013? May 19, 2012, 04:49 Rigs
 
cento wrote on May 19, 2012, 04:16:
NKD wrote on May 18, 2012, 23:26:
Vanguard would have been a lot better had the studio not been headed up by a drug addict with delusions of grandeur who wasted a lot of time.

But that describes so many people with power in the game industry...

Two spring to mind right off the bat - Brian Fargo and, dare I say it, Derek Smart... *turns the lights off, closes the window blinds and curtains, crawls into bathtub with flashlight, blanky, teddy bear and shotgun, along with laptop and pirated version of Desktop Commander*




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News Comments > Jutland Pro Free Weekend
3. Re: Jutland Pro Free Weekend May 19, 2012, 04:30 Rigs
 
Hmmm....

Some here, including this one... (crank up the excellent, if unusual, music choice)

EDIT: Wanted to add that the at around 5:07 of that specific movie linked above, you can see the exceptional results of the location-based damage! While I would have preferred more smoke and fire, I have to admit that since I've never actually been on a battleship while it's being pummeled out of existence, this is probably the closest thing and it's beautiful to watch...not to mention terrifying to consider that if such a thing were happening in the real world, you'd be witnessing the death of hundreds of crew, more than likely in some very gruesome ways...




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News Comments > Jutland Pro Free Weekend
1. Re: Jutland Pro Free Weekend May 18, 2012, 22:50 Rigs
 
Already playing...seriously, any naval warfare nuts out there, this sim rocks! And it IS a sim, everything is real physics at work, especially ballistics. What we need right now is a worthy successor to Task Force 1942! If someone started a Kickstarter on that, I'd be ALL over it! I think many others would be too! (Maybe include carriers in it this time? Not as a focus, but a possible inclusion in some scenarios. Who doesn't love sinking those massive things?) StormEagle, are you listening?!?

In the meantime, enjoy this excellent WW1-era naval sim! There isn't another one like it out there, I promise you that!


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News Comments > 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013?
4. Re: 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013? May 18, 2012, 22:38 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2012, 20:44:
Yeah, but they're (the RI taxpayers) are still F'd in the A unless 38 can secure funding to not only pay off the 112 million (and interest is still accumulating) but finish this game as well. And who the hell is going to give them the 10's of millions they'll obviously need to finish it at this point? I'll be mighty surprised if anyone steps up to the plate for this. Personally, I wouldn't touch them with a 1,000,000 ft pole.

Tell ya what, I'll pay them if you can actually lift that million foot pole...

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News Comments > New Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Beta & Trailer
10. Re: New Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Beta & Trailer May 17, 2012, 09:49 Rigs
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 17, 2012, 09:14:
In my opinion this is more like DLC than it is a major game change. Sound to me like the developers are looking to soak people who like their past games. Definitely not worth $40.

If you were in the beta, you'd know that there's a lot more here than just a few little 'expansion-type' additions. Everything has been tweaked and given a once over. The graphics engine has been tweaked even more than in Diplomacy. (They typically work on the graphics engine with every expansion anyway) The pace of the game is slightly faster than before. It slowed wayyy down for Entrenchment for all the defense players (of which I consider myself one). I'm not sure if I'm all for the faster pace. Maybe that's just because my style is to sit and build a strong defense instead of going on the offense right away. To each, their own, I guess. Just know there are a lot of things that have been modified and worked on to make Rebellion a worthy expansion/'sequel'...


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News Comments > New Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Beta & Trailer
4. Re: New Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Beta & Trailer May 17, 2012, 01:04 Rigs
 
loomy wrote on May 16, 2012, 21:38:
I played this game and some others like it and found them all primitive and terrible

As compared to what? Inquisitive


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News Comments > 38 Studios Missed Payment; Asking for Cash
5. Re: 38 Studios Missed Payment; Asking for Cash May 17, 2012, 01:01 Rigs
 
They should be looking at seizing all assets and chattels to auction off and recoup what they can.

Except that will never happen, given how public this situation is. That would mean that local government made a mistake, gave money to someone that wasn't worthy (and the public found out about the whole thing or knew from the start) and now that it failed miserably (what the hell do they do with all this money?! $75 MILLION?! Think about that for a second. No way operating expenses went that high. Not a chance. It was wasted, plain and simple) they have to find a way to come out of it without having to resign. Auctioning the assets would be the smart thing, but it will be the last resort...


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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 13, 2012, 02:28 Rigs
 
I've had a Samsung ML-2010 black laser for about 6 years now and besides the annoying habit of grabbing more than one piece of paper from the pile (and thus jamming the whole thing up nice and tight), it's been a real good $120 investment. When I walked into Best Buy that day and saw it, I wasn't looking for a printer but I always had wanted a laser printer for it's speed and clarity, and seeing the low price, I got the last one from the shelf. The original toner cart that came with it lasted me four years! No lie, though, granted, I don't print much and certainly not every day, nor every week for that matter. I was still surprised though. In fact, the reason I changed it wasn't because it was going out, it was because I thought it might be the reason for the paper jams and grabbing of more than one piece at a time. I later attributed it to the printer being moved around all the time and possibly being bumped or slightly dropped, thus misaligning some important component. That's the only reason I can come up with, as I've changed the toner cart twice since and the problem remains. I would never go back to inkjet printers again. If anything, I'd save up for a color laser now. My mom has a huge all-in-one HP printer/scanner/fax monstrosity that my late sister had bought but never used. She loves it as it has extensive photo printing capabilities (a Photosmart 3310). I kinda tolerate it since it has wired/wireless administration and remote printing...


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News Comments > Binary Domain Demo
14. Re: Binary Domain Demo May 12, 2012, 21:20 Rigs
 
ledhead1969 wrote on May 12, 2012, 20:15:
I never really understood this. The controls, aiming, shooting are exactly the same as a FPS but you get to see your character and any any cool armor/weapons/effects ect. Do you not like part of your screen being blocked? Do you like the smaller FOV? Or, just miss the sort of immersion aspect of full FPS.

Yes.


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
29. Re: Morning Consolidation May 10, 2012, 23:10 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on May 10, 2012, 22:13:
Did space_captain just admit that his argument is incredibly deluded and that no conversation is possible?
Dude, shhhh! You're ruining the post-orgasmic bliss! Smoking

Anyway, I have to say that they don't build 'em like they use to, even Sony. My sister got a 13" Sony tv in 1982. I was four at the time and vividly remember playing this awesome thing on it that consisted of white blocky lines going up and down the screen on either side of a white line with another block going back and forth in-between...which was our first video console, an Atari5200 w/2600 adapter, which sits, btw, next to me on the shelf, along with the 13" Sony tv - both still work perfectly, along with the dented and scratched metal remote control! And I hate to say it actually outlived her. She passed in 2006 at 42, this 30 year old tv still works as good as the day she got it...

Also, I was one of those 'leet' sumbitches that got a PS3 thinking it would end up being as playable as it's PS2 predecessor. I wish I bought a 360 every single day since...


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News Comments > Free Midnight Club 2
8. Re: Free Midnight Club 2 May 10, 2012, 22:22 Rigs
 
Indeed, 'technically' any game that came out before Win7 doesn't really support it either. Yes, I know. Please don't explain how idiotic that statement of mine is, I'm not listening. Dozey

I don't usually even look at requirements anymore, to be honest. I've had games I never thought would work natively in Win7 do just fine and then other, much newer games absolutely choke on their own code. Puke You install, hit the icon and cross your fingers. Fingerscrossed If it's your day, have fun. If not, then, well, good luck getting lost in Google links of obscure two year old forum threads that mention the problem but never have an actual solution... Pouting


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News Comments > Free Radical on LucasArts and Battlefront III
19. Re: Free Radical on LucasArts and Battlefront III<br> A <a href= May 5, 2012, 22:37 Rigs
 
First Battlefront was 'ok' but the second one, while more advanced, had some really weird bugs/quirks, at least for me anyway. My mouse never would function correctly and I would get weird spikes and lags when aiming, sometimes it would lag as I lined up a shot and then all of a sudden, it would take off past my target and ruin the shot. And I never knew when or if it was gonna happen. Plus the AI did some really off the wall stuff sometimes, especially in vehicles such as star fighters...


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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
2. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 4, 2012, 23:16 Rigs
 
Indeed, wtf was the point of that?! 'Ooooh, shiny!'...The first comment on the blog was pretty funny, in a non-politically correct kind of way...

A CARTOONY TES GAME.,, itís an insult! A colorfull monstruosity!!! Yes, itís hurts the eyes. And destroy the hearts! I feel sorry by Todd and the real ES team. Zenimax Online are not capable of capture the essence of the game. I have only recognice an ordinator! Only that of a dozen screens. This is not TES! TES IS BETTER THAN THAT!!! Sorry my english. But I need, I really need, express my angry!!!

Yes, yes! We all express our angry! They blows up us the bomb and expect we clean?! What they fuk?!



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: IT Interview May 3, 2012, 17:20 Rigs
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 3, 2012, 09:30:
Also don't forget to have questions FOR THEM.
They always allow for your own near the end, be knowledgable about the organization, news about them, etc. I always like to ask "What do YOU not like about the organization and what are things that YOU would change". There are many variations of that, always good things to ask. Anyone that says "nothing" is lying.

Yeah, yo! True dat my nig...uh, I mean, Yes, very true, kind sir.

I had someone say that to me yesterday and I came very close to decking him right there where he stood (not to mention his 'look at how ripe my ass is for the raping' jeans down to his knees and obligatory 'wife-beater' shirt, silver chain and 'K-N-O-W-P-A-I-N' tat across the knuckles) but he was under 18 and I didn't feel like getting arrested before Saturday anyway (heck, I don't care about waking up in a cell on Saturday morning for something utterly stupid I did the night before, I'll just be sleeping it all off anyway, so long as no one touches my ass)...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: IT Interview May 2, 2012, 20:48 Rigs
 
Don't forget the famous, 'What's the one thing you'd say needs improvement' or the twisted little brother of that question, 'What are your bad habits?'. I absolutely hate those because I end up being honest and saying, 'Well, I need to lay off the tentacle porn for a while, my hard drive's almost full'...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: IT Interview May 2, 2012, 20:02 Rigs
 
Capella wrote on May 2, 2012, 19:53:
What do you think it will be like? Will they ask him technical questions along the line of a certification test or just some general stuff?

Well, if he knows what the hell he's doing and has been trained the correct way, with experience, then he shouldn't worry whether he gets grilled or not. Obviously you can't think of every little thing in a five minute interview, but if he knows his IT stuff, then any serious question should be easy to pass...just sayin'. I know interviews can be nerve-racking. I typically go absolutely blank during them, but that's me. If it's actually IT questions and scenarios they bring up related to the job he wants, and he knows what the job requires (and is not just trying for a rank higher than he can do yet and planning to learn as he goes) then it shouldn't be a problem...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: The water slide so dangerous it was shut down immediately. .. May 2, 2012, 19:04 Rigs
 
"We don't speak about Action Park anymore..."

Well, it was bound to become legend. Action Park was something I grew up with. I was born and raised in Sussex County, NJ, just about 20 mins south of Vernon, where Action Park was the face of the Vernon Valley - Great Gorge ski resort during the summer months (Now called 'Mountain Creek') . The stories I used to hear would 'turn your shit white!'. The 'Cannonball Loop' was well known, though before I started skiing in 1992, I had never seen it myself. During the summer of 1993, I went to Action Park with some local friends. All of us being around 14 years old, we were old enough to know some of this crap was crazy, but still young enough not to really care. We figured...I figured that if it was really that unsafe, it would have been shut down long ago. How naive I was. While I wasn't hurt during that day, one event did shake me up enough to be very wary of going on anything else and most times after I would stand and wait for my friends to finish.

There was a 'ride' in the park called the 'Cliff Jump' and it was exactly what you would expect, a 30 foot drop and a higher 50 foot drop down into a (very cold) pool, lined with rocks. The pool was pretty big so the rocks weren't much of a concern, unless you didn't get enough distance when you jumped, which is what happened to me. Since I'm deathly afraid of heights, I would only go on the 30ft jump, and only after being ridiculed about being scared of going on the 50ft one. The 'attendants' were no more than slightly older high-school kids getting some extra cash at a summer job. There was a line of kids (no adults that I could see anywhere, which I thought odd at the time), you stepped up to the edge, the kid would have his hand in front of you and after the kid before cleared enough distance in the pool (they'd alternate between the two drops, though the higher one was to the right far enough not to be much of a concern), he'd pull his hand up and you jumped.

Well, everything went fine until it was my turn. The kid in front of me jumped, splashed down and swam away. The 'attendant' kid looked to the other drop for permission to let me go but no one jumped from the higher drop even though there was a line. So after a second (this all happened in seconds), he gave me the go ahead and I went to jump. At the very last second, he went to put his hand down in front of me. But my momentum wouldn't let me stop that fast and I grabbed the metal railing that was behind the kid and at the edge, trying to stop. It didn't work. I had to jump. (Like I said, this was split-second stuff) I hoped to God I had enough clearance and fell, hoping the kid on the higher drop didn't somehow come down on me too. I hit the water in not the greatest of positions, more to my side than feet first so it stung pretty bad. The water was FREEZING cold, too, especially given how hot the air was. As I swam to the edge of the pool, which slowly angled from deep to shallow, I looked up at the 'attendant' kid and he just shrugged his shoulders half-ass, like no big deal. Well, I suppose not for him. But it was for me. I was pretty much done after that. The next kid to come down from the higher drop actually did a belly-flop and when he hit the water the crack sounded like being next to a lightning strike! Everyone around said, 'Oooh!'. After what I had just experienced, I had no doubt that kid was gonna be hurting for a while...

So these stories of horror from there are no surprise to me. I'm just surprised they made 'national' attention, years after it was shut down. It was kinda ironic that the winter before I had hit a patch of ice while skiing and flipped, landing on and breaking my thumb. (I actually went down the mountain three more times after I broke it, until my thumb had swollen up so much I could not longer hold onto my skiing pole. The throbbing pain was getting 'a little' annoying too...lol) Then having this experience that summer...maybe it was a good thing I moved that September...


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News Comments > Max Payne 3 MP DLC Plans
27. Re: Max Payne 3 MP DLC Plans May 2, 2012, 18:07 Rigs
 
Tumbler wrote on May 2, 2012, 17:48:
A-10 from DCS is also $13. Flight Training has never been so cheap!

You just had to mention that, didn't you? It's the only DCS/LOMAC sim I don't have yet. The last one I grabbed was Black Shark and I've been waiting for a good sale...*sigh*... I frakin' hate being broke...Maybe if I didn't have to spend $50 to fill my gas tank tomorrow, I'd be able to get it...


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