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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description ATI fanboi - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - Custom PC builder (25 years)
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears?
20. Re: Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears? Sep 29, 2016, 16:30 Rigs
 
We already have the perfect Gordon Freeman right here! Whether he can act...well, that's another story entirely...


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News Comments > Production Line Announced
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2016, 16:23 Rigs
 
Prez wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 10:41:
Positech is Cliffski isn't it? He doesn't come around anymore does he?

He was around not too long ago...right when GSB2 was out...I think he's a little salty about the ho-hum reception he got with GSB2 and the absolute *crickets* he got with GTB. Personally, I really liked GTB and the GSB series, though I seem to have lost my install of GSB somewhere along the way and only have the demo. Would be great if he would pop in and give us an 'Blues vets only' inside scoop on the new game...I promise I won't turn around and immediately blab everything to Kotaku...well, for at least 10 minutes, anyway...


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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Rumors
10. Re: Destiny 2 PC Rumors Sep 27, 2016, 22:47 Rigs
 
Mark my words, this will be one of those Xbone->PC things like Forza Horzon3. It's strange because I had a dream a couple weeks ago of playing Destiny on my PC. I don't even own it, I have the demo on my 360 but never bought it after they abandoned last gen like a hooker with leprosy. I figured there was no point. (I got my 360 AFTER the Xbone was released, that's how late I was) But I also think that HALO6 (or whatever name they give it, I don't think it'll have a '6' in the title) will be on PC, too, and that FORGE is a test...a very important test. Back when FORGE came out on PC, I saw people ask why they needed to test it, HALO 1 and 2 were on PC? Well, yes, but they were done by BUNGIE. AFAIK, 343 has NO experience building a PC game...

But with DESTINY, I'd love to play it. Not for the grind. For the story. For the lore. That's why I'm such a HALO fanboy. And why I'm so pissed that 343 has pissed all over it just to be...dramatic. Fuckers. They ruined HALO5. I didn't really care for the story in HALO4 either but the game was very fun to play, even with a controller. (I SUCK at playing FPS's with a fucking controller!) I wish BUNGIE would take HALO back. It was so much better then. And get the old soundtrack producer in, too! Music was better back then also...

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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
14. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 26, 2016, 23:21 Rigs
 
Holy christ that 'article' is long! I started reading and then told myself to wait until I was ready for bed. It'll be just what I need to put me to sleep. And, of course, the comments section has turned into a fanboi hatefest, slinging putdowns, callouts and bullshit across the line...not that it's surprising. I just can't figure out how Smart was able to get taken serious in all this. His ego must be busting through flight level 7-0 right about now... *smh*

As for the video? Rubbish. The first nine were just an excuse to get to the last one, that much was obvious. Trying to cover up sour grapes with a supposed 'top 10' clickbait video ain't gonna fool nobody, mate! Now why don't we get down to why you really made it? Inquisitive


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News Comments > NBA 2K17 Tips Off
3. Re: NBA 2K17 Tips Off Sep 20, 2016, 19:21 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 14:52:
Just the tip? Wry

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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
49. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 19, 2016, 13:06 Rigs
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 07:06:
Rigs wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 22:33:
He has a site, a flourishing YT channel and years of gaming journalism experience.
He did not have a flourishing YT channel, he has a flourishing Patreon account. Youtube is just the place where he dumps his videos, he does not make any cent from that. He makes his living through Patreon contributions.

One thing the Romines are getting wrong ALL THE TIME

I'm very aware he has a Patreon account and that he makes no money on his YT videos. In fact, he routinely puts in gobs of copyrighted content knowing it'll get flagged by several different companies, thereby perpetuating the so-called 'copyright deadlock'. But he does care about how many subscribers he gets regardless of what he says because the more exposure, the more people will donate. He just doesn't rely solely on YT monetization to do so. Which is smart.

Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2016, 11:10:
Anyone who watches Jim Sterling's "Jimquisition" with any kind of regularity knows how scummy Digital Homicide is and probably won't be surprised at all by this news. Trouble is Steam would have to ban a half dozen other "developers" because the guys behind Digital Homicide have that many other names under which they release their shovelware.

I believe that's exactly what I said like three posts ago, ja?

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News Comments > Street Fighter V Patch This Week
4. Re: Street Fighter V Patch This Week Sep 19, 2016, 02:29 Rigs
 
Dentorro wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 20:00:
Versus CPU mode will be added as another option to standard versus mode. Now you can slug it out with the AI of varying difficulty and sharpen your skills before challenging friends or others online

don't understand why this was not in to begin with, don't even know a fighting game that did not have this.

Wait, wait, wait...there was no VS against the CPU... in a fighting game...on the PC? Wtf


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 19, 2016, 02:23 Rigs
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 19:01:
egg_mcmuffin wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 13:36:
I never understood the love for shadow of mordor and im a complete tolkien junky....I played about 6 hours worth and felt like I was playing a rip off of Arkham Knight.

Really dull scenery, the main story arc was pretty meh, sort of wished they had just done the story of the fall of lindon and the creation of the rings. At least there would have been some variation in landscape.

Yep, I quit after a few hours too. Doesnt feel like Middle Earth/Tolkien at all, and you feel trapped on a tiny map.

Really? I'm actually impressed by the game, to be honest. I started it a long time ago, shortly after release but then I stopped to finish up Far Cry4 and Dying Light. Still working on Dying Light but I went back to SoM a few weeks ago and I still enjoy the combat and the Nemesis system with the captain Orcs. If you lose to one, even a lowly grunt, they become more powerful. It's really a novel system I wish other games would use. Is it LotR? Well, I dunno, frankly. I'm not really a LotR fan. But from what I've seen in the game, I'm pretty hooked on the lore they used to flesh out the game. I have no idea how much of it is from the books and how much is original for the game itself.

I go through phases where I want to play something melee-focused in a medieval setting, to wanting to play a racing sim (or just an arcade racer) to wanting to play a roguelike like DwarfFortress to playing some sci-fi 1st person shooter like Mass Effect to wanting to play a sci-fi 4x game like GalCiv3. For a while I was on a realistic, open-world hook like GTA5 and Mercenaries2, then playing some Fallout4 and now I'm onto Dying Light, SOMA and SoM. Maybe I have a gamer-centric syndrome similar to ADD?

Anyway, I rather like SoM's combat and story and I'm surprised how much content is included in it. Of course, if I ever get back to my Witcher3 playthrough, I'll probably see how little content is actually there, from what I've heard. I've only gotten to the first large map after looking for what's-her-name? (the one with the unicorn fetish?) Who just kind of appears outside the bar after you slaughter some good ol' racist drunks, so I don't think I've even touched the story yet...ah, oh well, back to SoM and my on-going GalCiv3 game...


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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
45. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 18, 2016, 22:33 Rigs
 
Some of you don't realize that DH being barred from STEAM isn't going to effect them the way you think. They have a long history of putting games on STEAM under different dev names, shell companies. Unless Valve specifically keeps tabs on what companies put what on STEAM (I don't think they do), DH will be just fine not using their own name in the future. They'll probably include Valve in their complaint as specifically targeting them using false reports from users that were 'just out to bring harm to DH'.

In any event, I don't think this will go anywhere and I seriously doubt that ol' Mr. Sterling is worried. For all his obnoxiousness, I do respect the man. He's been in the gaming biz a long time and has done a lot of hard work, both in print, audio (podcasts, interviews) and video. And it's just him. I think he has just one guy helping out but that's it. He has a site, a flourishing YT channel and years of gaming journalism experience. And with every successful chap you get the dregs of the community that use said person as an excuse to cause mayhem in their name, which, unfortunately, Jim Sterling has in droves. He's pleaded repeatedly on his YT videos for them to not cause problems or to go after those he rails against in his videos. It's gotten him into trouble on a number of occasions yet I would imagine it's pretty hard to keep a leash on a group like that.


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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
15. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 18, 2016, 03:34 Rigs
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 23:31:
NamecaF wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 20:49:
Cutter wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 20:21:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 19:23:
nin wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:26:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:23:
Gotta think that if he didn't run to Russia he'd be in line for a pardon.

He'd be in the same boat as Chelsea Manning if he'd stayed.


Perhaps, but like Manning, he deserves jail time. He also deserves a pardon. Chelsea Manning was active duty at the time of her crime. That's a whole different kettle of fish. She also deserves a pardon or at least a commuting of the sentence, but people gotta do time, or the law (even shit laws) mean nothing.

So law takes precedent over right and wrong? Well you certainly would have been a great nazi working at Dachau or the like. Or just a slave owner instead? Whip and work your slaves to death with a big ol' smile on your face...because it's legal right. Fucking fascist.

Never takes long for the Nazi card to come out when Cutter is around.

The argument is still sound even when you leave the nazis out of it. The state is not a good measure of morality nor of right and wrong and not either of relevance to reality as it pertains to the consequences of application on the welfare of the governed when you factor in empirical peer reviewed objective and accurate scientific evidence, and neither are its laws.

Arguing that something must be done because "the law is the law is the law" is textbook fascism madness, its a circular reasoning logical fallacy.

Fuckin' Christ! Stunned

Quboid wrote on Sep 18, 2016, 00:13:
Jeez, I agree that laws aren't morality and so on, but maybe lay off on the fascism accusations? That seems wildly out of proportion for a vague half-sentence after mentioning a pardon (which I don't associate with Dachau but I dunno).

Indeed...couldn't have said it better myself...

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News Comments > EVERSPACE Early Access
23. Re: EVERSPACE Early Access Sep 17, 2016, 23:12 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:34:
Rigs wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 01:15:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 23:36:
The game is wicked fun so far.

Controller buttons are not re-mappable so I used Duranzo to remap the controls for a 360 controller (the turbo being bound to the left stick click button is especially bad, swapped that and the L1 button/reverse as it's less frequently used)

Destroying G&B Freighters and getting phat loot has been paying off pretty well for getting early upgrades. If there's only one fighter protecting it, or it's by itself, it's not too hard. When there's 2 or more, getting away can be a 50/50 crapshoot.

You go against the enemy cavalry cruisers yet? I haven't brought one down...not even close...


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Just took down my first Corvette cruiser today! (and got to sector 4 finally in the same run). Plasma mines are OP, and when you use them on the G&B Freighters, you don't get aggro from them for some reason, lol. I wasn't able to use them effectively on the Corvette however, that took a combination of shield boosts and raw damage through main weapons. I took out a couple of the shield drones surrounding it first, but it seems to throw them back out pretty quick when you retreat a bit to recharge shields. Stasis missiles are ridiculous BTW. Don't know if you've gotten those yet, but they helped considerably against the 'Chief" level enemy fighters, until they outnumbered me finally and ended my run.

Congratulations! That's impressive, I'm usually dead within a minute if I don't have anything blocking their fire in between me and them. I never thought to use mines on the freighters...hmmm...I've gotten to the fourth sector but I don't think I've ever gotten beyond it. It's all randomized anyway, so my next run could start with the fourth for all we know. Though I recall having a run where it was extremely easy for two sectors and then I hit a wall in the third so I'm wondering what the criteria is for difficulty. It can't be linear. Sometimes you'll get a sector with just the one fighter and it's drone. I dunno, I 'll have to play some more and find out. Thanks for the tips and good luck!

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News Comments > EVERSPACE Early Access
21. Re: EVERSPACE Early Access Sep 17, 2016, 01:15 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 23:36:
The game is wicked fun so far.

Controller buttons are not re-mappable so I used Duranzo to remap the controls for a 360 controller (the turbo being bound to the left stick click button is especially bad, swapped that and the L1 button/reverse as it's less frequently used)

Destroying G&B Freighters and getting phat loot has been paying off pretty well for getting early upgrades. If there's only one fighter protecting it, or it's by itself, it's not too hard. When there's 2 or more, getting away can be a 50/50 crapshoot.

You go against the enemy cavalry cruisers yet? I haven't brought one down...not even close...


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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 16, 2016, 22:55 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 22:34:
Yeah, well if it was as easy to meet someone and have sex with them in real life as it is in porn then people wouldn't need porn, would they?

"Hey lady, did you order a pepperoni pizza? Well here's the pizza.... and here's the pepperoni *zip*!"

Shamelessly lifted from Cheech and Chong's Hey Margaret!

Biker

Hmm, that reminds me of something else, actually... Shocked


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. For Honor Alpha Sep 16, 2016, 18:00 Rigs
 
Not to hijack the conversation but I'm curious if anyone else got invited to the Closed Alpha of For Honor? I just got the email like two hours ago and I don't even remember signing up for it. Apparently, though, it's already started and goes until the 18th. I really don't think my satellite connection is going to be sufficient, unfortunately. Hmm, I dunno how 'above the board' it is but maybe I can give my spot to someone else here that really wants to try it? I'm pretty sure I signed up for it when I had my cable internet connection but I've been languishing on DishNET since May (and hating every fucking minute of it!)...

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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed
25. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Sep 16, 2016, 17:09 Rigs
 
Dacron wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 15:36:
Slick wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:50:
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:31:
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Classy, Cutter, really classy...


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That's from the first game. You obviously didn't play it. You obviously don't like South Park. So why the fuck are you here? Just to troll? Fuck off and die in that case, mmmkay. Asshole.


That's our Cutter!

And that's from someone who thinks everyone else is a hate filled troll, not him. lol. I'd hate to actually see what he thinks is a hate filled troll.

Yes, the absolute hypocrisy of it all gets really thick at times around here. I truly believe that Cutter can not be a normal, compassionate, empathetic human being for even a short matter of time if his life depended on it. Some people just don't have it. Oh, they'll argue tooth and nail that they do and belittle you for saying anything otherwise but everyone else knows the truth. It's sad really. He's a smart cookie but is about as emotionally diverse as a mentally deranged badger. Maybe it's just an act. Maybe he's really a cool guy IRL. I'll never know. I know his response to my slight jab was so over-the-top that I don't think I'd want to take the chance of meeting him if given the chance anyway. From his posts, he seems like the type of guy that would laugh with you in the bar and then slit your throat in the parking lot because you laughed at something serious when you thought he was joking. In fact, it reminds me of that spot in Goodfellas when Henry (Ray Liotta) and Tommy (Joe Pesci) are in the nightclub at the table telling jokes and Tommy turns all serious and says, 'What do you mean I'm funny?'...yup, he's Tommy all the way...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 15:30 Rigs
 
OMG, being born and raised in Sussex County, NJ, about 50 miles (an hour and 20 mins) NW of NYC, I remember seeing Jerry Carroll on the tv all the damn time! I always thought he looked like a younger, more energetic Archie Bunker. And just as loud and obnoxious. Or maybe an older Biff Tannen? I dunno but he was definitely a staple of my daily afternoon commercial diet, in-between Thundercats, He-Man, Different Strokes, The Facts of Life and the 6 o' clock news...Always wanted to visit a store. I thought, in my child mind, that he would be there to greet me, loudly going over all the things he was 'giving away' and that my parents would be crazy to not buy...My god, how times have changed...or have they?


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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed
21. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Sep 16, 2016, 14:48 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 10:37:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 10:16:
Rigs wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:42:
Classy, Cutter, really classy...


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At the same time it's a South Park thread.... should leave you're insecurities at the door.

You can't fix stupid, man, and there's no shortage of that around here. Amirite? *laughs and slaps the back of the guy next to him as if he's known him for years* What a git, to actually have the balls to say something like that to me!

Hahaha_no

In that case, you should take Verno's advice and voluntarily take a hike! I'll even show you the door, since I'm a nice guy.

Do you have any concept of sarcasm? Oh, wait, no, only when it's you that's dishing it out, ja? I swear you're Derek Smart's uglier half twin or alter ego given human form.

I'll give you some much needed advice, Cutter. (Not that you'll listen to it) Take that stick, you know, the one they shoved far up your ass at birth? Grab it, pull it out and then find a heart surgeon to fix that hole the stick punctured in your cold, barely-functioning heart. Then find a book (or have them take that stick and pulp it up into paper for one) and learn 'empathy'. You won't understand it at first and that's ok. Hell, it might even scare you to think people really act decent to other human beings without being massive egotistical twits. We'll be glad to teach you how to become a caring, empathetic person. (Well, most of us can)

Or just continue being a hateful douche. I don't fucking care. We'll see who the stupid one is when we're all being judged at the end...

Oh, and for the record, I know where the fucking quote came from. I even laughed at it when you wrote it, Cutter. So, again, I'll spell it out so you understand clearly - I W-A-S B-E-I-N-G S-A-R-C-A-S-T-I-C. I'm actually replaying TSOT right now (again) while we wait for FBW to come out...geezus...

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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed
15. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Sep 16, 2016, 02:31 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:31:
Rigs wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:42:
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That's from the first game. You obviously didn't play it. You obviously don't like South Park. So why the fuck are you here? Just to troll? Fuck off and die in that case, mmmkay. Asshole.

Golfclap Yes, because clearly my only reason for being here is to troll, you stuck up clueless twit. Next time try to use what's left of that corrupt soul of yours and put some actual feeling and thought into it because that was pretty fucking weak.


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News Comments > EVERSPACE Early Access
19. Re: EVERSPACE Early Access Sep 15, 2016, 22:31 Rigs
 
I've been playing this for a while, actually. It's pretty simple, not many things you have to worry about. There's some progression via stats for your ship and you gather different things in each sector you're in to 'craft' missiles or get fuel for jumps to new sectors or to replenish your shields, or to scan the sector to find these things. If you run out of stuff to do scans, then you have to go all over the (rather smallish) sector of space and find them. You have to fly into holes in asteroids to blast crystals or fly through gas nebulas to stock up. You can also shoot containers which have upgrades or replenishment. If you have scans, then you you can get to them pretty quickly. After a certain period of time, you get a warning that the enemy cavalry is coming in, FTL-style, and you better haul your ass out of the sector or get utterly annihilated. I haven't been able to bring down an enemy cruiser yet or get beyond two or three sectors. Once you die, that's it, right back to the start again, though the sectors and their contents are randomized.

Sometimes you'll see 'friendly' (or at least neutral) ships flying through the sector, usually escorting a transport. You have the option of attacking the transport but then you make those neutrals an enemy also. And God help you if you're fighting them off when the enemy cavalry comes warping in! Unless you have something like a station or asteroids between you and them, you're gonna die. Speaking of which, there are stations too, and you can attack them. They'll fight back if you do. I've been in situations where I'm fighting a station and the enemy cruisers come in and just blast the both of us to bits in seconds! They need to tone down those cruisers some, me thinks.

Overall, it's a nice little shooter. Not a sim by any means, though it has nice control and the physics are not Newtonian, so it's easy to grasp. It's just...hard. And after getting maybe three or four jumps in only to get blasted, you kinda lose your ambition to keep going. Or at least I did. It's fun for a while and for what it is but there's not a lot to keep you going for a long period of time. Maybe a storyline, ala FTL would help? I dunno. Or maybe random encounters and events would help. It needs more - stuff. That's about all I can say, to keep you interested for more than a few run thrus...


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News Comments > Steam VAC Ban Surge
5. Re: Steam VAC Ban Surge Sep 15, 2016, 22:09 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 19:07:
The ninjas never get banned.

'Many. Ninjas. Died...to bring you this information...*stares at everyone*...Admiral Ackbar, please...'

I hope they make Mon Mothma less...creepy...in Rogue One...I always wondered where she was during the Battle of Endor? Was she hanging out somewhere else or was she on Home One? And if they had lost the battle, what was Plan 'B'? Thinking2


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