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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. A wannabe Journalism major, weather fanatic/storm spotter, WW2 buff (Pacific Theater) and rambling post writer extraordinaire!
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Free Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Stream Testers
17. Re: Free Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Stream Testers Dec 16, 2018, 17:48 Rigs
 
I was just about to say that I would love to try the new Ass Creed but had noticed that first gen Core processors (my Core i5/750 being one of them) were not supported because the game uses AVX instruction extensions. However, I just looked again and it seems with patch 1.03, they've been fixed, so I might just try it after all.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2018, 10:34 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Dec 2, 2018, 04:11:
Oculus Rift is on sale for $329 @ best buy right now. Cheapest I've seen it with the controllers included.

Just sold my Rift to a friend for $230. While I loved it, my system just couldn't do it justice, especially when things got hectic. Maybe down the road a bit when they get higher-res optics and get rid of the 'screen-door' effect/blurriness and I have a better system to run it on (as opposed to my current Core i5/750, 20gb DDR3/1600 and 1050ti/4gb), I'll pick one up again and have a better experience. IMO, VR is still in it's beta stage. Really, it reminds me of the early days of cd-roms, 3D accelerators and consoles. Before the polish. They need to bring the cost of entry down as well. That alone would boost the VR industry into it's next evolutionary stage, me thinks. *shrugs*


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2018, 10:35 Rigs
 
X4 Foundations is out today, btw! I didn't see it listed in the news. Today is the day and of course, I have to work the next 48 hours. Figures.

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News Comments > Alien Blackout Trademarked
13. Re: Alien Blackout Trademarked Nov 25, 2018, 09:52 Rigs
 
If any of you guys are on Youtube, (like I have to ask) check out the channel 'Alien Theory'. It's bad ass and he was just talking about a sequel to Isolation had been announced. Huh? I hear you say. Well, it's a sequel to the story but it's in comic book/graphic novel form. Yeah, I know. You can see more about that here...

Anyway, me thinks this will be a mobile game. I mean, these days 'mobile' games have really started to up their game, so to speak and they aren't the dregs of gaming like they used to be. While not quite up to console, much less PC, standards, if done right they can be interesting and hold their own. But like everyone else, I'm hoping for a sequel to Isolation or maybe even a proper action game like Colonial Marines was >supposed< to be...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2018, 21:45 Rigs
 
Happy Birthday, Sir Blue!

Wish.com has a 2 TB (that's Terabyte with a 'T', folks) flash drive for a whole $17! No, I'm not kidding! It's $14 with $5 shipping! I don't know how a normal $150 2tb flash drive is on sale for that amount but I grabbed one...


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News Comments > Get Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Free in Humble Fall Sale
8. Re: rush rush rush Nov 16, 2018, 19:12 Rigs
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 11:17:
Are you not aware that there are numerous high-quality mods, in-game settings and victory conditions that address this specific issue?

The adequate Sins AI never "zerg-rushed" in the traditional sense, neutral troops in between home-worlds prevents that. Vanilla Sins allows for speed and resource generation adjustments and you might even be able to easily modify the AI build list in vanilla.

With the numerous high-quality mods available you can adjust the pace and objectives of the game to whatever you prefer.

Yes, yes, I'm very much aware of the mods. I totally understand that there are ways to mitigate the feeling of having to rush into everything. I was just pointing out that I'm the same in wanting to take my time and plan things out without having to defend against 'tank' rushes in the first five mins. That's not saying SoaSE does this. It can, if you set it to, but it doesn't by default.

Darks wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 11:36:
Not trying to make you mad, but you are not a very good player. I have played this game to death. We have been playing the new mod Star Trek Armada. And its a fricking great mod. And yes, you have to setup choke points and defend those until you are strong enough to move out against the AI.

You gotta put in the time and learn tactics. Thats whats great about this game. but as for upgrading, theirs not a lot of that to do, its all about the tech trees.

Nah, I get it, man, and totally agree! Like I said above, I was just saying that I'm the same in wanting to take my time. That was all.

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News Comments > Get Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Free in Humble Fall Sale
4. Re: rush rush rush Nov 16, 2018, 08:19 Rigs
 
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 08:06:
I bought sins of the solar empire when it was new. I thought I would like it. I like space games in general. The thing that really annoyed me is the amount of rushing you have to do. If you take to long in one sector, you will lose. I hate games that make me rush and thus I threw the pos in the trash. I do not recommend this series even when it's free.

Well I wouldn't go as far as to not recommend it. I'm the same way, I hate feeling like I have to MOVE and being rushed when I set up defenses or upgrade units and stations. But the game itself is awesome and I've had every incarnation of it since it was first launched. There are many 4x space games out there but none that rival the epicness of SoaSE. For what it does, there's no equal. Just for some of us, that doesn't quite meet our needs. Not >my< way of playing, but still a good game.

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News Comments > When Ski Lifts Go Wrong Trailer
3. Re: When Ski Lifts Go Wrong Trailer Nov 9, 2018, 20:02 Rigs
 
How entirely, exceedingly random...next it'll be 'Where Rear Brake Drums From A '77 Cadillac Go To Find Love'... *Barry White voice* 'Oohhh...yeeeaah!'

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News Comments > Stellaris MegaCorp Announced
5. Re: Stellaris MegaCorp Announced Oct 24, 2018, 18:12 Rigs
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 17:10:
This is going to be an insta buy for me despite some disappiontment. With the idea of corporations, I really wish certain techs could be owned by corps who produce defense craft. Then you could have to make decisions on which corps you have government contracts with. That would be an amazing way to go (especially if Stellaris ever had an espionage mechanic), but they obviously aren't doing anything like that. Seems like a missed opportunity.

$20 does seem high for what they are proposing.

I don't know if it has this exact scenario, but I've been messing with Aurora the last few weeks off and on and holy crap! When they say it's the 'Dwarf Fortress' of 4x games, they aren't kidding! This game has everything but the kitchen sink! (And you could probably research one if you needed to!) I just started watching a tutorial series on it but the wealth of options is just mind-numbing. If only it had the graphics engine of Stellaris! *drool*

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
28. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Win 10 Update 1803 Oct 7, 2018, 17:59 Rigs
 
Assassinís Creed Odyssey will not work on CPUs that do not support AVX. e.g., first-gen Intel i3, i5, i7, Intel Pentiums, and AMD Phenoms.

Well, I guess my baby's time has come. Just like back in the day when you went to EB and had to check the system requirements on the side of the box (in the 286/386/486 days), it looks like I'm now gonna have to do the same before grabbing a new game. My system is still rockin' a first-gen Core i5/750. I mean, I could understand the Phenoms, they've been getting the shit end of the stick for a couple years now but first-gen Core's?! C'mon! There's nothing this cpu can't do that other, newer ones can, IMO. Well, except for AVX, evidently. A sad day...

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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Trailer
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Trailer Sep 24, 2018, 20:53 Rigs
 
No single player (no matter how horrid and short) = NO SALE!

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News Comments > On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects
37. Re: On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects Sep 23, 2018, 18:21 Rigs
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 23, 2018, 05:57:
Whehe I was drunk AF yesterday night when I wrote that. No idea who I targeted with the communist comment and I regret it, sorry folks! If I have to guess, I guess my drunken mind was targeting Rigs' comment:

"I'm a realist. I know exactly how they see us, just like every other soulless trophy of the capitalistic dream - as animals."

Again, didn't make sense of me. I still stand behind the rest, which was basically just "Fuck Rockstar". Arrogant cunts.

Did you not understand what I meant? The American dream, to make as much money as possible? Hence, *R being the shining star of that dream. Had nothing to do with communism, aside from it being another failed philosophy, which is what I've been considering capitalism to be lately, especially when no one takes responsibility for their own actions and just does it to get whatever they can, fuck everyone else.

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News Comments > On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects
12. Re: On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects Sep 22, 2018, 17:33 Rigs
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 16:52:
Sad to see that my fellow gamers reward them for this shit by buying their games by the dozens of millions. I guess it is true that people just want to be treated like shit.

Not quite. I merely feel that if I were to go boycott something on principal such as RDR2 or *R games in general, the only person it will 'hurt' is me. *R couldn't give a horse nut if I buy their games or not as much as they care what I say here on Blues about them. Or Tweet about them. Or send into any of the hundreds of 'social media' outlets. Who the fuck am I? Who the fuck are you? Do you honestly think a billion-dollar company with a bigger billion-dollar publisher is going to give two fucks that some PC nerds are getting their panties in a wad over how they 'treat' them? No. I'm not that deluded. I'm a realist. I know exactly how they see us, just like every other soulless trophy of the capitalistic dream - as animals. And they treat us as such. Individual shows of rebellion are like so many rocks against a bulldozer. Useless at most, annoying at best.

Something something digital jazz, man.

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News Comments > On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects
5. Re: On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects Sep 22, 2018, 15:25 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 15:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 14:53:
Iím betting that IF they bring it to Pc, itíll be two years later, like they did with GTAV. That way they can get players to purchase it twice.
If they are smart that's how they would do it.

That's exactly how they're going to do it. Why change it from something that works better than they ever could have imagined? They brought GTAV out for last-gen consoles at full price and everyone ate it up, then they hyped the living shit out of the 'updated, bigger and better' next-gen (current) version and everyone swallowed that whole too, all the while telling us that they were, indeed, bringing a PC-port out but it would be later on. No one seemed to have an issue with it because us PCMR's just had to have it no matter what and because they tweaked and updated the game >just< enough to warrant a buy on PC for those of us that had already thrown money at them twice. And it STILL sits on the top ten list, years later!

Then everyone wonders if they're going to do it again with the PCMR base foaming at the mouth even more than usual since we didn't get the original RDR? Really?! Inquisitive

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News Comments > Telltale Games Lays Off Staff, May Close
20. Re: Telltale Games Lays Off Staff, May Close Sep 22, 2018, 12:35 Rigs
 
I think I played at least just about one episode out of every series except for the Batman and Wolf series. I played the Game of Thrones series a lot because it was on mobile, along with the Minecraft series. Oh, I didn't try the Borderlands series yet either. But the older ones I played - Back to the Future, TWD, Minecraft...I hate to see any dev go down, regardless of reason. I just hope the folks that put in all those hard hours find jobs soon. I just moved and have been doing temp work and I know what it's like to not know where that next pay check is coming or if it will and wonder what the hell you're gonna do. I don't wish that on anyone. And to work 100 hour weeks and then turn around and have to deal with that? In 2018, there really should be some kind of law against that. If this country (The U.S.) needs anything badly right now, it's job stability.

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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC Open Beta
12. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC Open Beta Sep 16, 2018, 14:40 Rigs
 
I did about fourteen rounds, first time I've actually played a BR-type game without having to be goaded into it by someone. Thought with all the 'rave' reviews I've been hearing (especially from some at work who started playing Thursday night and I had to listen to all fucking day Friday how it was better than sex) that maybe I'd like the new 'Blackout' spin on it.

Nope.

Still hate everything about this shit. Seriously, how can you guys enjoy this crap?! There's no strategy involved, it's just luck of the draw where you land, whether you get stuff before someone else, whether anyone is around to shoot you in the face the very @$^$# moment you land. I don't know how many times I landed and was shot dead in like 10 seconds! This is fun!?? It ain't MY kind of fun! Count me out, uninstalled in less than 45 minutes. It took longer to download the frakin' thing...

EDIT: And, oh god, the UI...whoever did the UI should be fired. Now. Preferably with a shotgun so they can't design another god-awful UI like that. Severe Consolitis doesn't even begin to cover it - big buttons, lots of wasted space, uncentered text or text that goes out of the margins, buttons that don't respond or aren't buttons but LOOK like buttons, an inventory that U.S. Customs would arrest for negligence...

Feel like I should go take a shower... *shudder*

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News Comments > Overwatch WINE Bans
4. Re: Overwatch WINE Bans Sep 16, 2018, 11:17 Rigs
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 16, 2018, 10:57:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2018, 14:56:
I'm surprised you can get the Fidelity you need to play Overwatch successfully under Linux.

I'm currently playing FC5 under Proton (Steam Play) on Manjaro without a hitch. Overwatch wouldn't be much of a problem.

Even Total War: Rome II is playing nicely.

Just out of total curiosity, what would be the benefit of that? IOW, would it be worth ditching Windows for this kind of setup? (Disclaimer: I have no clue what Proton or Manjaro is and, atm, I'm too lazy to look it up on this phone )

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News Comments > Halo 5 Guardians Coming to PCs?
11. Re: Halo 5 Guardians Coming to PCs? Sep 10, 2018, 14:43 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 14:00:
Desalus wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 12:10:
Cutter wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 11:32:
Does anyone really care?

I bought an Xbox One and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass so if this becomes a Play Anywhere game, then yes I'd prefer to play it on a PC. I don't mind playing FPS on the console, but if given the choice I'd much rather use a mouse and keyboard.

No, I meant about Halo in general.

I do. Just because it hasn't been a PC-centric game in a while doesn't mean it's relevance is any less pertinent. It's certainly a better game and franchise than Call of Duty and even Battlefield/Battlefront has been lately. HALO isn't just about the games, there's books, comics..a whole host of extended-universe stuff out there. You could read up on Halo Waypoint for days and still not get the whole picture. You can't say that for freakin' Call of Duty. Obviously, I'm gonna get the reply, 'who cares?! I just want to blast some fuckin' aliens in the face, I don't give a shit about backstory' and that's fine, HALO I think has something for everyone. Not necessarily HALO5 but if you pick up the MCC and play some of the older games like REACH and ODST, you'll be more than satisfied.

But to answer your question, yes. And with Infinite coming out at some point, that group of people that do give a shit is going to grow since HALO hasn't been on PC in like a decade. There's new PC players that have never played HALO on PC.

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News Comments > Halo 5 Guardians Coming to PCs?
8. Re: Halo 5 Guardians Coming to PCs? Sep 10, 2018, 13:49 Rigs
 
Is this the train where we confess how much we don't give a fuck about giving a fuck about not giving a fuck about something? Edgy...

Christ, you guys act like MS killed your family and is now asking for amnesty because, I dunno, they were just 'acting crazy that day'. I'll admit I wasn't crazy about HALO5's story, I mean, after I found out what it actually was. I rather enjoyed playing HALO4 on the 360, aside from some mind-numbing parts akin to the first one's 'cut and paste' corridors. The story was good and it had a cool dramatic ending...only to be totally cut off at the knees and having all it's significance pissed away immediately in HALO5. I haven't actually played HALO5 as I don't have an Xbone but I've watched the story multiple times and I sub to multiple HALO-centric channels on YT, so I know it wasn't that great. Their mistake was to, ONE, lie to the public about the actual story (I see they learned absolutely fucking NOTHING from Bungie's dumb move with HALO2 a decade before) and TWO, trying to take the spotlight off the Chief and make you feel for characters you didn't really know and didn't really give a damn for. No build up, just plop you in the shoes of Locke, someone you barely know, if at all and you're supposed to sympathize with him and his team that, besides ol' Buck (Nathan Fillion), no one gives a shit about.

For some reason MS has it in their heads they can pull the same thing that *Rockstar does and artificially inflate the importance and demand of it's products and franchises. And with HALO they might have been able to do it if 343 didn't keep insisting on shoving their thumbs up their asses and their feet in their mouths. I'm very hopeful for Infinite and I really do hope they wake up and bring the rest of the HALO franchise to the platform that gave it life to begin with. If that is in the form of HALO5 or MCC, so be it. But if they do it, they better be dedicated to it and in it for the long haul because (to paraphrase a certain wide-crazied-eyed Klingon) PC gamers do not forget...or forgive...

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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 8, 2018, 19:00 Rigs
 
FFS, 'freedom of speech' doesn't give you carte blanche to say whatever the fuck you want, when or where you want without repercussions. The only thing the first amendment entitles is not being prosecuted for what you say. I'm so tired of that being the first spittle-covered retort of every person that doesn't agree with someone else and being told to shut the fuck up. You can say what you want but we don't have to hear it and a private (ie. not State-owned) company has every right to take down whoever they wish on their platform. As does Twitter and Facebook, which they have. Mr. Jones can flail and hissy fit all he wants but it's not going to get him any closer to being unbanned. I think maybe it's time he started to look for a new line of work. Maybe sell some of those Rolexs he has...

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