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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 > DICE: Console Certification Holds Up PC Patches
20. Re: DICE: Console Certification Holds Up PC Patches Mar 28, 2012, 06:01 Rigs
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 23:36:
Can't tell if troll or fanboy...

Are they mutually exclusive?

ATI fanboy, btw (And when I say ATI, I mean ATI, not AMD...dammit) ---->



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News Comments > World of Darkness Footage
13. Re: World of Darkness Footage Mar 26, 2012, 03:51 Rigs
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 26, 2012, 02:27:
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 26, 2012, 01:22:
Rossafur wrote on Mar 25, 2012, 15:50:

It's a short clip of a pre-alpha "graphics test" shown during a panel at a fanfest, and a recording of a recording in a dark room at that, cut them some slack (the game is unlikely to be released until 2014 at minimum). Even with all that, you can make out some pretty advanced lighting effects, and a far more detailed environment than any other MMOs (maybe comparable to the upcoming The Secret World).

I'm just depressed that I'll be 30 by the time this comes out...

It's just a static cityscape...and really just a single street. I mean, if you are going to show off footage of a game that has been in full production since 2008, I'd expect that you'd have more than this.

This.. They have been working on this since 2008 and obviously haven't done shit because their money laundering scheme er I mean Eve is more important to them. Not at all impressed that a game that's been in development to at least some extent for roughly 4 years, has nothing to show for itself. I hope White Wolf hasn't ponied up too much cash for this project because I would say it's being wasted.

At the risk of ultimately sounding like an idiot for not researching the facts first, if this has been in dev mode for that long, then how can anyone agree it's 'looking good'? Except in the literal sense, and even then it looks like some pre-rendered crap a second-year ani student put up for his mid-terms. If it did indeed take FOUR years to get to this point, in a dev studio that does nothing but MMO's to begin with, and with the 'AAA' talent on hand, I can't understand why anyone would get all giddy about it...If it ever does see the light of day, it will probably be quickly forgotten except for the few fanboys...


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News Comments > Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn Dawns
24. Re: Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn Dawns Mar 23, 2012, 05:15 Rigs
 
Tom wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 18:06:
DDL through Gamer's Hell is averaging 550KB/sec and I'm at 600MB so far.

I actually was downloading both at the same time to see which one was faster, but apparently my Net connection is bogged down from everyone streaming their @#@$! Netflix crap! *sigh* Such is the price you pay for cable...It finally did go up to about 200k/sec for a while but it was erratic and I couldn't go anywhere web-wise so I said screw it until tomorrow...


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News Comments > Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn Dawns
7. Re: Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn Dawns Mar 22, 2012, 17:51 Rigs
 
I'm getting like 18k/sec on the torrent even with over a 100 seeders and peers.... *sigh*


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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Dr. Earnhardt Trailer
17. Re: Far Cry 3 Dr. Earnhardt Trailer Mar 22, 2012, 09:19 Rigs
 
I was thinking the same thing about the shadows in the greenhouse. Glad I'm not the only one being nit-picky! I assume this is on the CryEngine3? In the two years since Crysis2, you'd think they could've worked the engine a little? Don't get me wrong, it looks good, but it just doesn't go over to...great. Almost, you can see the potential, but it's just a little short, IMO. Plus, my nit-pick list...

1. First off, the good: Those cutscenes in the first trailer were fuckin' awesome! Very realistic, very amazing! I like that they're getting away from the 'plastic face' look, finally...not that has any bearing on the gameplay or the current trailer, I'm just sayin'...

B) Along with the '1 guy against 1000' theme, it's ok if it's done right. If I can be like John McClane then who the fuck cares, right? But two things about it bother me, the fact that every bad guy, except for the main guy, look the same! AND, when you stab someone, why isn't there any wounds on the body itself? Surely we have advanced to the point where we can have location-specific damage decals on the body that show as soon as the wound is made. I just can't get into it if I stab some punk and all I see is this knife-lookin' polygon go into another polygon, with a blood sprite for effect and then pull it out, with no resulting damage. WTF? Guns can cause bullet wounds, but the knives don't? Need to work on that...

3. I'll probably get lambasted for saying this, but it's pretty fuckin' violent. Does it have to be sick and demented to get across that the head bad guy is crazy? Yeah, yeah, I know, Who cares? But damn, it's like every FPS has to up the last one on the violence meter. I can see it if it relates to the story itself, but watching bad guys murder innocent, tied-up civilians, or drowning them in a cave pond...c'mon...

Four - We need higher res textures please! Make my hardcore gaming beast beg! Make it earn it's worth! I wanna see it on it's knees! To hell with the consoles! I want photo-realistic!

I'll probably come up with some more, but what I see, apart from what I've said here, is lookin' really good. I just hope they don't screw it up!


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News Comments > New U.S. Game Labeling Bill
13. Re: New U.S. Game Labeling Bill Mar 20, 2012, 21:43 Rigs
 
In which case you suddenly find that the violent crime rate in Japan is mighty low.

That's because they're too busy sniffing teenagers panties and faping to scat porn to care...something I don't think Americans will take to any time soon... *looks around*...well, most of us, anyway...

Well you may have noticed that they aren't doing anything else with their time...

*ZING!*

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News Comments > Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears
20. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 18, 2012, 03:28 Rigs
 
I just want that 4-pound burrito! *drool*


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News Comments > F1 2012 in September; New Trailer
3. Re: F1 2012 in September; New Trailer Mar 18, 2012, 03:19 Rigs
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 20:21:
oh man i can't wait to completely ignore this shitty game like all the other codemaster abortions they've been sharting out lately. it would be hard not to improve on f1 2010, 2011 should have been a free patch. then some people might actually be left willing to pay for 2012. and lets not forget the dirt travesties, it's a good thing they took Mcrae's name off, as they have almost nothing to do with actual rally racing, colin can stop rotating at least.

Just because you didn't like them doesn't mean they were shitty sims games. I still play GRID regularly and DIRT3 (when it feels like working for more than 10 mins, that being more my systems fault than the game due to heat issues) is still a fun distraction. Toca 2 and 3 are still on the hard drive and raced occasionally as well. And believe it or not, there are still quite a few online races in Toca 3, though mostly from Europe. If you go into the sim game knowing it's not trying to be rFactor, LFS or GTR/Race07, then I see no problem. The earlier McRae sponsored titles weren't exactly 'sims' either, in the strictest sense. I see this F1 series as similar to EA's Nascar yearly dump. (Now that I will admit is certainly more game than 'sim') Again, if you accept that they're gonna try to ring out every last cent from the, admittedly extremely expensive, license, you have nothing to complain about...


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News Comments > Instinct Software Buys Dark Water IPs
1. Re: Instinct Software Buys Dark Water IPs Mar 8, 2012, 23:29 Rigs
 
I'm sorry, but this business of the same dev team (or most of it) going from one dev studio to starting a new one after the first dies is fucking confusing. What the hell is the difference if the people were in 'Dark Water' or 'Instinct'? Why kill one dev to open another with practically the SAME team? Why not just keep the old dev studio alive? What the heck is different this time around? I'm typically pretty good at figuring this crap out but I'm clueless here as I can't see the difference...You can call me an idiot, but just tell me why first, ok?


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News Comments > Valve on Steam Hardware Rumors
6. Re: Valve on Steam Hardware Rumors Mar 8, 2012, 23:19 Rigs
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 21:57:
That's okay, by the time they release this...we'll be using quantum computers and optronic hardware wired in by wetware.

'Wetware'...what a word. I suppose 'Meatbag' would work too, eh? Us being in the Matrix n' all...


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News Comments > Valve Worth $3B?
33. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 8, 2012, 06:40 Rigs
 
MEANWHILE...At the Legion of Doom...


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News Comments > Tracing Rays Through the Cloud
14. Re: Tracing Rays Through the Cloud Mar 5, 2012, 18:59 Rigs
 
This whole 'cloud' thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I've seen too many circle-jerk articles lamenting the future of...EVERYTHING!....is going to the cloud yet as has been previously stated, the US network infrastructure is woefully inadequate and the US based network providers are too busy seeing how many pennies they can squeeze out of the normal wi-fi/3g/4g consumer in ratios and quotas to worry about actually planning ahead far enough to let these massive bandwidth-eatiing techs to mature and prosper.

So that settles it....I'm goin' to South Korea! Who's goin' with me?


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News Comments > Microsoft Flight Takes Off
23. Re: Microsoft Flight Takes Off Mar 1, 2012, 09:42 Rigs
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on Feb 29, 2012, 16:33:
...but lack of anything moving makes the world feel dead. I'll pass.

Damn, you kids with you're dynamic scenery and AI-controlled aircraft...When I was your age...

Actually, that sounds pretty cool. Maybe it's time to upgrade from my beloved copy of Flight Simulator 4 and see what this new fangled technology you youngins are always jabberin' about is like...I'm keeping my EGA-videocard though...

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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Preorder Bonus: Assassinate Hitler
11. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Preorder Bonus: Assassinate Hitler Feb 28, 2012, 21:22 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 28, 2012, 18:44:
It's Adolf Hitler, not Adolph

Semantics will get you latrine duty, Private! Now get your ass out there, it's suppose to start raining in a few minutes and I don't want you to miss that particular opportunity...don't worry, you can thank me later... preferably not with a grenade...



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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 27, 2012, 05:29 Rigs
 
I'll keep posting this on the 'On Sale' comments until I get tired of it, sell everything or am told to get lost. My apologies if anyone feels this is spamming but I have no other way to get the word out but be assured I mean no disrespect. This is completely legit, I've been coming here a long time and my name is listed on the 'Good Traders' thread on SimHQ, where this list originated. For those that want to shout the typical 'Put it on ebay, dumbass!', I'm working on that right now. The problem with that though is...

1. I don't have a high ranking ebay account (since it's brand new)
2. I don't want to list everything separately (we're talking like 50 or more games and hardware) as it is not cost effective and I have no wish to become a 'company account'. After this is done I will probably have no more use for my eBay account.

So, if anyone knows a better place where I could put these games up for sale, then please let me know and I will do so and be thankful for it. Until then, the game list is here:

http://clubrigs.wordpress.com

Yes, it's a blog site. No, it's not fake, I'm not a 'bot' and this is not spam. I just needed somewhere to put the list that everyone could get to. The board on SimHQ where it was put first is only visible to SimHQ members (AFAIK), which doesn't help me very much if I wish to sell elsewhere. Again, if anyone knows a better way to do this, I'll be more than happy to listen. Thanks, guys!


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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 26, 2012, 17:42 Rigs
 

Well, I had let Blue know about my attempt to sell a portion of my game collection to help with getting things needed for a system I'm building for a friends young son, thinking maybe he'd mention it. But it's his decision and his site and I respect it either way. Obviously, I would imagine if you help one, you open the door to the crowd waiting outside wanting the same thing. So I do understand but I figured it was worth a shot anyway.

In any event, I'll keep posting this on the 'On Sale' comments then until I get tired of it, sell everything or am told to get lost. This is completely legit, I've been coming here a long time and my name is listed on the 'Good Traders' thread on SimHQ, where this list originated. For those that want to shout the typical 'Put it on ebay, dumbass!', I'm working on that right now. The problem with that though is...

1. I don't have a high ranking ebay account (since it's brand new)
2. I don't want to list everything separately (we're talking like 50 or more games and hardware) as it is not cost effective and I have no wish to become a 'company account'. After this is done I will probably have no more use for my eBay account.

So, if anyone knows a better place where I could put these games up for sale, then please let me know and I will do so and be thankful for it. Until then, the game list is here:

http://clubrigs.wordpress.com

Yes, it's a blog site. No, it's not fake, I'm not a 'bot' and this is not spam. I just needed somewhere to put the list that everyone could get to. The board on SimHQ where it was put first is only visible to SimHQ members (AFAIK), which doesn't help me very much if I wish to sell elsewhere. Again, if anyone knows a better way to do this, I'll be more than happy to listen. Thanks, guys!


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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jan 25, 2012, 04:54 Rigs
 
Well, I had let Blue know about my attempt to sell a portion of my game collection to help with getting things needed for a system I'm building for a friends young son, thinking maybe he'd mention it. But it's his decision and his site and I respect it either way. Obviously, I would imagine if you help one, you open the door to the crowd waiting outside wanting the same thing. So I do understand but I figured it was worth a shot anyway.

In any event, I'll keep posting this on the 'On Sale' comments then until I get tired of it, sell everything or am told to get lost. This is completely legit, I've been coming here a long time and my name is listed on the 'Good Traders' thread on SimHQ, where this list originated. For those that want to shout the typical 'Put it on ebay, dumbass!', I'm working on that right now. The problem with that though is...

1. I don't have a high ranking ebay account (since it's brand new)
2. I don't want to list everything separately (we're talking like 50 or more games and hardware) as it is not cost effective and I have no wish to become a 'company account'. After this is done I will probably have no more use for my eBay account.

So, if anyone knows a better place where I could put these games up for sale, then please let me know and I will do so and be thankful for it. Until then, the game list is here:

http://clubrigs.wordpress.com

Yes, it's a blog site. No, it's not fake, I'm not a 'bot' and this is not spam. I just needed somewhere to put the list that everyone could get to. The board on SimHQ where it was put first is only visible to SimHQ members (AFAIK), which doesn't help me very much if I wish to sell elsewhere. Again, if anyone knows a better way to do this, I'll be more than happy to listen. Thanks, guys!


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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jan 21, 2012, 22:07 Rigs
 
I'm selling a good part of my game collection to raise money for some parts for a system to give to a son of a friend. I've tried to keep the prices on par with what's out there, might be some you can't find elsewhere...

http://clubrigs.wordpress.com

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News Comments > FlatOut 3 Next Week
19. Re: FlatOut 3 Next Week Dec 7, 2011, 18:18 Rigs
 
Believe it or not, Flatout (the original) came out a little different than what was intended. I have an article from way back when it was merely a rather complete alpha and it was a lot 'better' than what the final product turned out to be. In particular, the physics were toned down quite a bit from alpha to final. In the article, nearly everything was movable or destroyable and the damage model of the cars, while pretty detailed in the final, was even more so in the alpha. I suspect they toned it down due to performance and playability reasons but I wish we could've had the game that was originally envisioned. FO:UC is pretty good and I play it often but I can't help but wonder what might have been...


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News Comments > AVault for Sale
9. Re: AVault for Sale Dec 6, 2011, 00:40 Rigs
 
Wow, they're finally going to let it rest in peace now? 'Bout frakin' time. You guys pretty much listed all the must-go-to sites ('cept for this one, of course ) in the mid to late 1990's. Sharkey's, GoneGold, Avault, ShackNews, NextGen/DailyRadar/MorningWoodNews (or whatever the hell they tried to call it), ATFW (A Time For War - spacesim news), Tom's Hardware and HardOCP (before they became an institution)...all sites that were 'need to read' back in the day. I'm sure there were others that I've glanced over. Now, really, the only one left that hasn't become a shell or an 'all-in-one' news/reviews/interviews/'entertainment'/mens health/sex advice/recipes/gaming-related smart comedy/blahblahblah, is the one your visiting right now and I can't emphasise enough how absolutely happy I am that Blue hasn't sold-out after all these years! I mean, all these other sites that constantly changed to get the most revenue possible and failed yet Blues gets by on just light advertising...If Blue ever put a 'Donate' button on the front page, I'd click that thing multiple times a month!

On a side note, whatever happened to Gone Gold? I used to adore that site! Then it was just...gone... Whatever


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