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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 > Notch Passes the Minecraft Torch
29. Re: Notch Passes the Minecraft Torch Dec 3, 2011, 08:50 Rigs
 
Sooo, I'm guessing everyone either missed this or forgot about it?

(http://www.bluesnews.com/s/127812/etc)
etc. [Nov 23, 2011, 11:26 am ET] - 1 Comment

Help from Hell - Assassin's Creed- Revelations FAQ/Walkthrough
Official Minecon drama discussion thread and My Experience with the Yogscast team at MineCon and About Yogscast & Notch. Attempts to capture some of the drama of Minecon. Thanks Rigs…


When I read the announcement he was 'stepping down', I immediately thought it had to do with this little 'open mouth, insert foot' disaster at Minecon a few weeks ago...


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News Comments > StarDrive Announced
7. Re: StarDrive Announced Dec 2, 2011, 08:37 Rigs
 
Well, I think that the 4X genre in general has been a sequence of really good hits (GalCiv2, Distant Worlds, MOO, Star Trek: Birth of the Federation) and absolutely soul-crushing disasters (Sword of the Stars 2, MOO3)...Since Stardock seems content on not going forward with the GalCiv series any time soon (unfortunately), I think this might have some promise. IF it gets out of the Star Ruler mold of working with little to nothing and grabs onto a publisher willing to give it the resources such a game needs. I mean, Star Ruler was ok, but it needed funds for development and a dedicated publisher to hold it's hand. As it is, it needs some more work. SotS2 will go down as an example of what NOT to do. Sins of a Solar Empire was good and still has mods coming out regularly but it can't really be considered in the traditional 4X framework. Which leaves GalCiv and Distant Worlds. Both are excellent. GalCiv is more 'casual' to DW's 'everything including the kitchen sink' model....

Imagine, for a second, a title, as deep and detailed as Distant Worlds, as engaging and easy to use as GalCiv2 and as customizable and tactical as an FPS or shooter...You do the whole strategic angle and then during battles or exploration, you take control of a certain ship (like the flagship of a fleet, RTS-style) or get down into the boots of a general or soldier Battlefield 2-style. Now THAT is a game I would gladly pay out of the ass for! And I think computing power has come around lately to be able to handle such a title, assuming the right developer can be brought on-board with a publisher's FULL support...SO LETS GET TO IT! I've been waiting 20+ years for such a thing and I seriously doubt I'm the only one!


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News Comments > Skyrim Patched
25. Re: Skyrim Patched Dec 1, 2011, 01:39 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2011, 00:33:

My orc is stuck in a dungeon with mages and no way out, basically.

You do have one option...

CHEAT! (cheats and/or trainers)



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News Comments > Mad Max Game & Brendan McNamara's Whore Of The Orient
18. Re: Mad Max Game & Brendan McNamara's Whore Of The Orient Nov 28, 2011, 17:18 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Nov 28, 2011, 16:27:
Edit: Wiki has this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_(franchise)#Sequel
Apparently they ARE planning to do a movie, but there's confusion as to if they are doing an anime style 3d animated mad max sequel, or a live action one, or both.

Please tell me your fucking kidding....Oh god let that be misinformation...If it is indeed real, I have lost ALL faith with the movie industry. I'm done. No more. Nope. Ain't gonna do it. The only movie in the forseeable future that I am even REMOTELY interested in is the next Star Trek movie. Everything else can #$@@#$%! off! Fer real...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2011, 17:09 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2011, 09:20:
I've heard that taking zinc, like Cold-eaze can help the symptoms and length of a cold, and I think there are even a few studies backing that up.
There's also documented cases of people using their sense of smell.

Don't forget the documented cases of alien abductees too...

Ugh...speaking of which, this virus isn't terrestial, it's gotta be a alien engineered super duper virus(tm) trying to take hold of the human population...I always wondered what it would be like to be one of the first to greet aliens? Never thought it would end like this....Where the hell is Will Smith when you need 'im, eh?!

EDIT: OH, right, he's busy divorcing his alien wife...forgot...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2011, 18:08 Rigs
 
Yeah, no, getting pissed doesn't seem to do anything more than make me feel worse...You're in good company Blue. Trust me. I think I got maybe an hour of sleep last night. Things aren't looking any better tonight either... ugh...At least I feel halfway decent enough to play LA Noire, so that takes your mind off for a little bit anyway...

In a couple months we'll look back and laugh...I hope...


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News Comments > New Call of Juarez Hinted
8. Re: New Call of Juarez Hinted Nov 27, 2011, 17:37 Rigs
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2011, 16:50:
Wow I hadn't realized RDR had a PC release.

Took the words right outta my mouth...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2011, 18:16 Rigs
 
Hope you feel better, Blue! For what it's worth, I've been perpetually sick for damn near a month now. I get it, my Mom gets it, I go to take care of her and she gives it back to me! Argh! Nothing like enjoying the holidays when you feel like the floor of a taxi cab...

Note, Skyrim tends to be a WHOLE different experience when playing under Nyquil! They should outlaw that crap! Thought I had died and went to a strangely recognizable medieval Hell...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2011, 17:08 Rigs
 
Actually, you'd be surprised....there was a 'hidden' track on the end of STP's Purple album that was straight up lounge-style and he did a really good job. I know, a 'grunge wannabe doing lounge Jazz...go figure...' but he's been known to jump around with his music styles. See this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_temple_pilots

The band's sound is considered a blending of modern alternative rock and hard rock of the 1970s.[41] While Core and Purple resembled a strong grunge-inspired sound, later albums would include elements of psychedelic rock, power pop, garage rock, glam rock, bossa nova, and country. Dean DeLeo's trademark guitar sound is considered to be "crunchy" and especially distorted.[citation needed] DeLeo's playing has received critical acclaim, as Stone Temple Pilots' second album, Purple, was ranked number 73 on Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitar albums of all time.[42] Stone Temple Pilots has covered several popular classic rock artists live and in the studio, such as The Beatles,[28] Led Zeppelin, Kiss, The Doors, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, as well as reggae artist Bob Marley.

Though critics initially claimed Weiland's vocal style to be similar to that of Eddie Vedder and the late Layne Staley, Weiland has said his vocal style is inspired by the late Jim Morrison of the Doors, and has also cited David Bowie as a major influence.

While mainly an alternative rock band, the band has incorporated a large number of musical styles throughout their career, including hard rock, psychedelic rock, jangle pop, and funk rock. Guitarist Dean DeLeo uses heavily layered and distorted guitar playing and bassist Robert DeLeo continues to draw influences from genres such as rhythm and blues, lounge music, and ragtime. Weiland is the band's primary lyricist.


While I wouldn't exactly expect him to do a Christmas album, it's not that surprising. I guess I should put the disclaimer in that I'm a huge STP fan. I mean, it can't be any worse than seeing Slash appearing all over the freakin' place...


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News Comments > Arkham City DirectX 11 Issue
27. Re: Arkham City DirectX 11 Issue Nov 24, 2011, 11:34 Rigs
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 24, 2011, 09:51:
I guarantee you this was not a port done in the 6 weeks since the console release... NVIDIA has been putting a lot of their weight behind it for the DirectX 11, 3D Vision, and PhysX support, so you can bet their engineers have been working with Rocksteady throughout the past year, at least, to put all the polish on the PC version. That's why the existence of such major technical issues (enough for them to recommend everyone take steps to avoid them) with the PC-exclusive DX11 mode is so surprising.

So, by that line of reasoning, what, IYO, is the cause for so many problems with this release? There are only so many excuses you can give. One has to be the right one, logical or not.


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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Distant Worlds – Legends
8. Re: Matrix webpage usability FAIL Nov 24, 2011, 11:29 Rigs
 
Erik, I typically don't comment to dev/publisher reps, but in Matrix's case I have to say that you guys do an excellent job. Yes, I might be considered a 'fanboy', but for good reason! Obviously, no one is infallible and everyone makes errors, but I've always seen Matrix try to do what was right. Especially coming here and taking feedback from us Blues hacks, pretty cool! Distant Worlds rocks, it's the most complete 'War In The Pacific/War In The East' type space wargame out there. Where GalCiv2 could be considered a 'casual' game by comparison, DW has so many different things going on at once, that while intimidating at first, it has a great mix of things to keep you interested for the long run.

Anyway, I'll stop drooling all over the furniture now and say that the 'new' store is an improvement over the 'old' thing you had before. You guys think it was confusing now? You couldn't even get the price for the game before actually clicking the 'Buy' link! The site and store were separate. It's much better than it was. I didn't even notice the problems you guys were having because I'm there all the time checking out new games and I know the site, so this stuff does happen to me when I'm browsing there. I thought you guys were nitpicking, to be honest...


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News Comments > Arkham City DirectX 11 Issue
15. Re: Arkham City DirectX 11 Issue Nov 24, 2011, 02:55 Rigs
 
I don't get it, does every freakin' release these days have problems? I don't think there has been one big release that didn't have some kind of issue that people got all 'up in arms about' or that the dev supposedly didn't find in QA. (Well, except for BF3 it seems, anyway) I'm really starting to worry about this 'we'll put out a zero-day patch and it'll be all good....now off to the bank!'...

Let's see:
Dead Island -Riiiight.
MW3 - well I know 'Elite' players had a fuss about something or other, not that the rest of the world gave a shit...
Skyrim - don't get me fuckin' started..

and lets not forget the absolutely appalling Sword of the Stars 2 release...'Ooopsie! We accidentally gave you old code for release!' How in the...?!? Seriously?!? I was really looking forward to this game and now I have serious doubts that it will ever be the way they hyped it beforehand.

I'll say one thing though - the one dev/publisher that can be relied on to bring out good games is Matrix Games. Most games from them are patched for reality issues, like armor thickness on the T34 toward the end of WW2. Shit like that. Not for game issues like actually running for the majority of it's users...

Geezus, this isn't Rocket Science. If you can't put out a solid product then why the fuck are you in the industry to begin with? No other industry would put up with this level of absolute FAIL. Why do we get the lazy fuckups? And the money-grubbing, release happy publishers? If they did this in the book publishing industry, we'd have serious issues. Could you imagine having to go to the book store for a patch to a novel? It doesn't make fuckin' sense, so why do we have to put up with it?!?



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News Comments > Miner Wars 2081 Public Demo Nears
1. Re: Miner Wars 2081 Public Demo Nears Nov 23, 2011, 03:38 Rigs
 
  • Voxel asteroids – over 8 kilometers in size!

  • Bitchin!
  • Fully destructible environments

  • Awesome!
  • Over 300 space ships on a screen

  • Cool!
  • Build & Fight In Real-Time

  • Bad Ass!
  • Create sectors, fortresses and space stations - Share your creations online

  • Totally!
  • Best works will get into the official campaign!

  • Tubular!
  • Use Voxel hand to build and destroy voxel objects

  • Sick!
  • First person and third person camera

  • Hot!
  • Intuitive six degrees of freedom

  • Kick Ass!
  • State of the art rendering technology

  • Magnirrific!
  • Travel the whole Solar System

  • Boss!
  • Fully persistent world

  • Rockin'!
  • Harvest the Ore

  • Word!
  • Tens of minerals and surfaces to Discover, Mine and Trade

  • Stupendous!
  • Epic story campaign in rich game universe

  • Excellentaie`!
  • Fanatical community supported by developers

  • Spantastic!

    I thought I'd even it out a little bit...


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    News Comments > Panzer Corps Demo
    2. Re: Panzer Corps Demo Nov 22, 2011, 19:12 Rigs
     
    A worthy successor to Panzer General! About f'n time, too...

    Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän!

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2011, 03:57 Rigs
     
    Happy Birthday, o' mighty Blue!

    Geez, that's makes you....Holy!...wait, that makes me....Shit!...


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    News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works
    33. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works Nov 22, 2011, 03:48 Rigs
     
    *Jumps into recliner with big bowl of popcorn*...

    Well since there's shit on tv tonight anyway... don't mind me... Popcorn

    Oh, wait..wait...gotta go put my new Snuggies on first!

    ... *runs into bedroom*...

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    News Comments > Star Trek Online F2P Delayed to January 2012
    4. Re: Star Trek Online F2P Delayed to January 2012 Nov 11, 2011, 13:32 Rigs
     
    I wouldn't go so far as to say it's dying, but it definitely didn't burn the house down. It's still a good MMO and quite fun. I'd be very surprised if they closed this one up any time soon. Too much work has gone into it and there are too many 'Trekies' out there with money to burn. This new Star Trek MMO coming out might give it some competition but they're different types of games so they should co-exist. In this instance, more is better. Having a hundred WoW clones obviously detracts from each one, but having more than one Star Trek MMO, each with a different spin on the gameplay, is a good thing and keeps Star Trek front and center in the minds of gamers...


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    News Comments > Gameforge Layoffs - Star Trek: Infinite Space in Jeopardy
    1. Re: Gameforge Layoffs - Star Trek: Infinite Space in Jeopardy Nov 3, 2011, 12:04 Rigs
     
    Fffffffffffffffffff... *facepalm*

    Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!

    I was really looking forward to this! With STO fixing to turn into FreeToPlay, I was hoping this would compliment the other and maybe the combination of the two would help make the 'ultimate' online Star Trek game...but now...Grrr...


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    News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Rumors
    24. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Rumors Oct 27, 2011, 09:00 Rigs
     
    Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 08:15:
    I can't help but imagine this was typed on a keyboard permanently stained Cheeto-orange.

    HA!


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    News Comments > Garriott's NCsoft Award Upheld
    16. Re: Garriott's NCsoft Award Upheld Oct 26, 2011, 15:39 Rigs
     
    haters be hatin'

    Yup, and trollers be trollin'...just another day on the Interwebz...


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