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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 > FNaF World Creator Apologizes for Rushed Release
3. Re: FNaF World Creator Apologizes for Rushed Release Jan 25, 2016, 12:37 Rigs
 
Five games in 17 months! I have to admit that I fail to find the appeal of these games. I mean, I can sorta see it but I think one game would've been enough for me. Maybe because I'm not much of a 'horror' fan? I dunno, but I would think that five games with all the same mechanics (save for the latest) is just a bit much. And didn't I hear the creator say months ago that there would be no FNAF 5 and that the next game would be totally different than what he'd done before? What happened? (Well, you know, besides $$$)


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News Comments > No Mods for The Division; PC Specs Revealed
14. Re: No Mods for The Division; PC Specs Revealed Jan 23, 2016, 11:21 Rigs
 
Slick wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 23:54:
There was a post on BN the other day about mmo lag, too lazy to find it, but essentially the resources needed for FPS gameplay on an MMO scale isn't really here yet. There's lots of ways to cheat and fake though, we're getting closer.

Well, while I don't know what the original post was, I did just see this video the other day about MMOs and lag and how fights were becoming more dynamic instead of the ol' 'you hit me, I hit you, numbers pop over our heads and then one of us dies'. Plus it goes into detail about the history of lag as it pertains to online gaming and MMO's...good stuff...

MMO Combat, The FIGHT Against Lag! - Digressing and Sidequesting
The Game Theorists
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month
4. Re: Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month Jan 21, 2016, 22:28 Rigs
 
Indeed, the whole product line has matured wonderfully since the days when Paradox games meant a diamond under a bug-filled mess. (Seriously, go play the first Hearts Of Iron or Europa Universails and don't get mad at me when you pull half your hair out) While I applaud Paradox for using CK2 as basically a framework for the ultimate middle-age strategy wargame, $15 is a little steep for something that looks to be just a hair over DLC. Plus, I'm curious if they have any plans on CK3? Maybe use the HoI4 engine? God, wouldn't that be a dream... (and it probably will be for the foreseeable future)

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News Comments > New Free Sven Co-op Friday
10. Re: New Free Sven Co-op Friday Jan 20, 2016, 20:58 Rigs
 
While not really relevant, per se, I remember playing vanilla HL DM on 56k dial-up and it being pretty decent. There wasn't much wonky crap going on from lag, I was pretty impressed. I also sucked - hard. But it was a fun distraction and I even started to memorize the levels before I lost interest in the multiplayer and went back to the single-player. Never really been a fan of multiplayer anything except when it comes to simracing for some reason. Now, 6 - 10 other guys playing Grand Prix Legends on dial-up? That takes some serious nerves of steel right there...


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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
26. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 29, 2015, 15:09 Rigs
 
cento wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 14:10:
Slashman wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 07:09:
To be fair, I don't think it's a matter of him or anyone being surprised at a company going under. But rather that they allowed staff to continue to work(apparently the ENTIRE staff compliment) without any means to pay them.

And my point is that exactly that is indeed common enough an event that it generates no shock or surprise to any industry event. I have witnessed it first hand myself twice during my time in the industry.

Yes, it is a very very shitty thing for management to do. I feel so much sympathy for those chaps at Red5 (and in fact already relayed word within my company about reaching out to Red5 staff for any current openings we have), but shock? No, I feel no shock.

Sadly.

I wasn't shocked. I wasn't surprised. I was pissed. I was just stating my opinion that the whole situation was bullshit and it is. It wasn't because I haven't seen this before. In fact, I stated as much in my second reply.

Rigs wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 20:26:
Just because I'm pissed that something happened again that shouldn't happen doesn't mean this is the first time I've ever encountered it.

(Because of past comments that turned into arguments because my tone was considered 'hostile', let me be clear in that I am not saying this in a nasty or argumentative manner. I'm just trying to explain my initial mindset from my first post because it seems it was misunderstood)


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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
17. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 29, 2015, 04:22 Rigs
 
Tom wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 01:31:
Rigs wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 20:26:
These people worked the hours, now pay up! (WHERE'S MY MONEY?!?) And if not, there better be a big fucking bonus when you slimey bastards DO finally pay! You can't even begin to possibly tell me they didn't see this coming like a month or two or six in advance?! BULL-SHIT!
Ok, so you thought the suits could see it coming but the employees couldn't? Or is it that you don't think employees have any responsibility to find another job on their own when they know their current place is circling the drain?

Employment is a two-way street with rights and responsibilities on both ends. Pretending otherwise is counter-productive.

You seriously going to stand behind that comment? What you just said is beyond ridiculous. So you're saying that the employee is at fault here, too?! Are you fucking insane? Geezus, man...

cento wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 02:54:
To be fair, he never said you were not familiar with gaming - he said you were not familiar with the game industry. Two very different things.

I kinda assumed that it would have been interpreted that since I've been gaming this whole time that I would obviously know the industry around the hobby (and career, as a system builder) I've pretty much dedicated my life to. One of those read-between-the-lines things. Much of my knowledge didn't actually come from playing the games, per se, but from reading about them, and the industry, in gaming magazines, of which I have over 500 in five big plastic containers (comprising nearly every issue of CGW, PC Gamer and NEXT GEN in the 90's, along with others, some going back to '89)...


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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
11. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 28, 2015, 23:07 Rigs
 
Ludomancer wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 22:17:
Rigs wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 20:26:
No, see this right here is pure, unmitigated BULLSHIT. (You know what's bulllllshit?...been watching too much AVGN ) It should be against the fucking law to skip out on paying employees (period), especially during the holidays. That's just low...so goddamn low. That's lower than dirt. You're in mud and clay territory. These people worked the hours, now pay up! (WHERE'S MY MONEY?!?) And if not, there better be a big fucking bonus when you slimey bastards DO finally pay! You can't even begin to possibly tell me they didn't see this coming like a month or two or six in advance?! BULL-SHIT!
ARGH! God, that shit pisses me off!
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Not familiar with the game industry, are you.


On the contrary, young padawan, I've been in gaming almost my entire life, nearly all 37 years of it. My first experience was playing on my Atari5200 when I was around 4. Then I got a Tandy CoCo3 when I was 5, then it was on to SEGA's stable of consoles until 1992 when I entered the modern PC gaming world with a 486SX/25. Just because I'm pissed that something happened again that shouldn't happen doesn't mean this is the first time I've ever encountered it. Never judge a book by it's cover...or a poster by one post...uh, as it were...


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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll
5. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 28, 2015, 20:26 Rigs
 
No, see this right here is pure, unmitigated BULLSHIT. (You know what's bulllllshit?...been watching too much AVGN ) It should be against the fucking law to skip out on paying employees (period), especially during the holidays. That's just low...so goddamn low. That's lower than dirt. You're in mud and clay territory. These people worked the hours, now pay up! (WHERE'S MY MONEY?!?) And if not, there better be a big fucking bonus when you slimey bastards DO finally pay! You can't even begin to possibly tell me they didn't see this coming like a month or two or six in advance?! BULL-SHIT!

ARGH! God, that shit pisses me off!


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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland
9. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland Dec 25, 2015, 16:49 Rigs
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 11:33:
Rigs wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 05:35:
I dunno, by the time I get it running decent on my machine, it ends up looking like that old voxel game, Outcast. Horrible. Performance is just horrendous on anything but the most beast of setups...which is typically what most 'pro' streamers have, thanks to donations. I still can't believe that Angry Joe, with the fan base he has, went with an Alienware! Fuckin' crazy bastard! Coulda had an epic build for half what he paid for that thing! Ah, but it's not really his money, so what the hell, yes? Anyway, ARK, then...meh, I'm still messing about with Empryion. So much more potential...


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Alienware can build a fine machine, just an expensive one. We in general are more cost conscious. His is probably donated, I'd take an donated Alienware system, wouldn't you? Perhaps donated and endorsed (paid).

The system was bought with cash money via donations to his channel. You can see his video about it here. He grabbed a triple monitor setup with it as well. He mentions that a lot of people gave him flack for going with Alienware instead of a custom build. Yes, it's a nice system and it's plenty powerful in it's own right, but still, a custom build, with the same amount of money he spent on this, would have been quite the beast indeed. It just seems like a waste or being lazy to me. Push a button and boom, you have a bitchin' rig. No fuss, no mess. I understand the appeal, don't get me wrong. Just, as a system builder, it's crazy to grab an 'off the shelf' system when there are so many positives to a self-built custom machine...


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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland
7. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland Dec 24, 2015, 09:05 Rigs
 
Rhett wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 06:28:
It's primarily GPU-based for sure. I went from a 1GB 7850 to a 4GB 970 and it made a night and day difference.

Yup, runnin' the same as you had, an HD7850/1gb (XFX Ghost Core)...I know it's the lack of video RAM that's the problem. I have the same issue in a lot of other games with texture streaming bringing everything to a stuttering, grinding halt. But in ARK, I have to set options so damn low that the game looks like it came out in 2000 instead of 2014! That, IMO, is absolutely ridiculous, low VRAM or not. I'd give it a pass for being an 'Early Access' alpha but they've had plenty of time to do some optimization and I haven't seen a damn bit of difference since this whole thing started. Ah, not like it's the only thing I have to play, though, so I should probably stop bitching...


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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland
5. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland Dec 24, 2015, 05:35 Rigs
 
I dunno, by the time I get it running decent on my machine, it ends up looking like that old voxel game, Outcast. Horrible. Performance is just horrendous on anything but the most beast of setups...which is typically what most 'pro' streamers have, thanks to donations. I still can't believe that Angry Joe, with the fan base he has, went with an Alienware! Fuckin' crazy bastard! Coulda had an epic build for half what he paid for that thing! Ah, but it's not really his money, so what the hell, yes? Anyway, ARK, then...meh, I'm still messing about with Empryion. So much more potential...


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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC & Patch
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC & Patch Dec 22, 2015, 22:13 Rigs
 
Ugh...I hate changelogs like this, they might as well just put...

  • Changed shit

  • Fixed shit

  • Movingalong Ok, what exactly? Rolleyes Mojang is notorious for this, especially when releasing snapshots to fix previous snapshots...


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    News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II Patched
    1. Re: Galactic Civilizations II Patched Dec 17, 2015, 20:01 Rigs
     
    Holy geezus! Now I have an excuse to boot up GalCiv2 again, seeing how GalCiv3 can't go two turns without spitting me out to the desktop, and about as gracefully as R2 on Dagobah...


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    News Comments > New AMD Crimson Drivers
    2. Re: New AMD Crimson Drivers Dec 17, 2015, 19:59 Rigs
     
    While being the biggest AMD whiner here, I'm loathe to hit that 'Update' button...at least until some other guinea pig tries them first. I have my system set just right and a bad driver update is gonna fuck with my OCD...


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    News Comments > Kojima's Konami Exit?
    8. Re: Kojima's Konami Exit? Dec 16, 2015, 00:58 Rigs
     
    nin wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 21:12:
    Yeah, go Kojima! Do whatever the fuck you want! Fuck Konami!

    #FucKonami*


    * All advertising proceeds go to the Jim Fucking Sterling Son FucKonami News Network and accompanying media foundation...


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    News Comments > X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced
    12. Re: X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced Dec 15, 2015, 11:18 Rigs
     
    Pretty obvious, even from a mundane business standpoint, that Ego aren't gonna just keep milking this creaky cow until she tips over dead from exhaustion. I've always assumed that they had something cooking on the back burner after Rebirth was released. If they use Rebirth as a staging and testing ground for a real Elite killer, then more power to them! If they're able to learn and avoid the mistakes they made with Rebirth while grabbing some of that original magic, I'll be one happy Teladi!

    'Yesss, yesss, guinea pig for PROFITSSSSS'


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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    9. Re: Resurgence: Independence Day Dec 14, 2015, 18:46 Rigs
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 14:38:
    The only actor that could save this would be Randy Quaid .

    That man has become a parody of himself and it's fucking heartbreaking. He seems to be a smart cookie but he has this crazy psychopathic witch wrapped around him so tight he doesn't know which way is up! Even in interviews with the two of them about this 'conspiracy', you can see that he's pretty laid back...until she gets on a rant about something and then he jumps in like a little kid starving for attention. It's just...sad. I know women like that and Lord help any man that gets spellbound to their siren song...

    As for ID4: Resurgence, it looks like a typical Transformers-esk, big-budget, lots of glitz, throw-everything-at-the-screen-Lucas-style summer blockbuster. Shame about no Will Smith. Every scene he's in (as long as it's not in After Earth...Cipher Rage Rotfl ...that still kills me!), you just want to watch more of him. No matter what he's doing. Anyway, they indeed killed him off, in a supposed alien-tech/military hybrid F22 testing accident...you can see more here: www.warof96.com


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    News Comments > X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced
    7. Re: X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced Dec 14, 2015, 17:46 Rigs
     
    Yeah, I've been a supporter of Ego since the very, very beginning, back in '97 when X was nothing more than an awesome tech demo playing on poorly configured Compaq Presario P200's in Best Buy. I still remember that day, the first day I saw X and had to know what it was and had to get a computer that could handle it. So with a P2/400. 128mb of RAM and both a Diamond Stealth S220 (Rendition) and Diamond Monster3D-2 3dfx Voodoo2 (8mb), I was ready...to wait until 2000 when it came out. In any case, I was hooked from then on.

    Still, Rebirth was when I stopped. I couldn't stand the fact of staying in ONE ship the whole time, nor all the little glitches, the fact that they'd thrown just about everything away they'd learned over the last 12 years. No, I stayed with X3:TC/AP w/XRM -mod and I'm happy. I'll gladly wait until Ego wakes up from their nightmare and does what everyone is waiting for them to do...


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    News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $100M
    74. Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 14, 2015, 17:28 Rigs
     
    dsmart wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 16:44:
    How utterly unpredictable.

    I'm shocked.

    Completely.


    I bet. Movingalong

    Really, Derek, what is your endgame here, anyway? What the hell do you get out of helping another developers downfall? Seems to me that maybe you should try helping him. Maybe that's the real issue here. Maybe you offered and he offended you? I dunno. You're like the Paris Hilton of game design! Famous for being...famously out of touch. Seriously, why do you keep putting yourself out there? Is your self-worth so fucking low that you need everyone to coddle you, publically, to feel better? You're not going to come out of this any better than when you went in. You're wasting your time. And worse, you're wasting everyone else's time with...bullshit. Just stop.


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    News Comments > DICE Starting "The Next Battlefield"
    57. Re: DICE Starting Dec 14, 2015, 17:09 Rigs
     
    Slick wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 11:53:
    And the other would be no AI offline bot support, which was useful the rare times my 2005 internet would go out, but was still pretty boring.

    I play Battlefield 3 and 4 for the single-player. *hides under the bed*

    Seriously, I really enjoyed BF3's single-player...for what it was, anyway. I knew it didn't hold a candle to the norm (or what would be expected) but it kept my interest the whole ride. The air battle was well done, as was the tank battle. The conspiracy angle at the end was a little hamfisted but enjoyable. All in all, for what is was, it was good. I didn't complete BF4's single-player past the second mission because it kept locking up when you get to the roof of the building to 'get to the choppa'...oh well...


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