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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. Currently, lurking and keeping my mouth shut.
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Grimoire Gets Greenlight, Due Next Month
21. Re: Grimoire Gets Greenlight, Due Next Month Apr 17, 2017, 22:57 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 18:31:
Blakemore has been working on his game since 1997 and actually ran its first beta test in 1998: If you'd had a baby the same day you played the beta, she would now be pestering you for the keys to the car.

My daughter was born in November of 1997, she's not only gotten her license and keys to her car, she's already rolled it and now working two jobs to get it fixed. Now that she's gotten beyond her 'wrap the Camaro around a telephone pole' right-of-passage without getting herself killed, she'll probably be interested in this game. She's a major RPG nut...

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
42. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 17, 2017, 05:04 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 03:23:
6) Let's take a look under which administrations the economy thrives, thus providing govt revenue to prevent deficits: Oh, look, it's Democratic administrations. Funny that.

I take issue with this one point. I always felt (and still do) that most of the 90's thriving economy wasn't the result of Clinton's Presidency. I really don't think his actions did anything more than not screwing up whatever was happening to begin with. No, instead I think most of it had to do with Reagan's policies finally coming to fruition (I don't think Bush Sr. changed much in his four years to deter his predecessors influence) and the continuation of the technology boom that started in the early 80's, entering the Internet-age. These two things are what setup the 90's to be so 'incident-free'. I think Clinton took a lot of credit for what Reagan put into motion a decade before. And even with all this, he still couldn't keep the government from shutting down every few months!

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
36. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 19:30 Rigs
 
Dacote wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 10:28:
Rigs wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:40:
WaltC wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:18:
Political fluff snipped
Even more political fluff snipped.

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Ugh

Really? You must be joking...or trolling...and given your past posts, I'm going with the latter...

Kxmode wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 16:40:
The feeling is mutual.

Indeed.


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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
29. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 08:40 Rigs
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:18:
Political fluff snipped

Ugh...I come here to get away from political crap like that. I could easily jump back onto Facebook for enough political merry-go-round to make me puke. The way I see it is that you aren't going to really ever get the corruption and utter bullshit going on in D.C. out unless you are actually within the system, say as a Senator. Even then, it's like whenever someone goes 'I'm gonna get elected and clean up the system!', they get elected and it's like on the first day, they have to submit to a brainwashing, they totally forget why they were there in the first place. Then they just continue to do whatever everyone else is doing. Maybe it's an alien conspiracy, I dunno. The U.S. government is practically 'too big to fail' at this point. No one person is ever going to change it completely. So complaining about it on the internet is about as useful as throwing eggs against a brick wall (and usually just as messy)...

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
13. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 15, 2017, 18:46 Rigs
 
Let's play a little thought exercise...

What if...what if everything he's saying...is true? What if they're building this unbelievable infrastructure that no other game has dared come close to? Obviously, since this hasn't been done before on this scale, it would take time to get all the pieces in place, especially when the design of this 'epic' game is still very much in flux.

Now, being a realist, I'd say that if this game was so revolutionary, media that wasn't so centric to gaming (like say Time, Newsweek, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times) would be lauding the advancements in engineering ('just for a game!'). Game-centric media would be abuzz about it non-stop. I don't see this happening anywhere, except about it's overly-long dev time and it's 'massive' crowdfunding effort. There are hardly any articles about the system behind the game. This kinda throws a flag for me. However, I don't see many articles about the new Avatar sequels, other than that they exist and that there will be quite a few. So it's not necessarily bad. Still, it's something to keep in mind.

With the amount of money and apparent effort going into this piece of 'revolutionary' gaming engineering, the amount of buzz around it is considerably small. It's rather big (as in elephant big, in a small room) in our circles, yes, but outside that...not so much. I can easily say that everyone I know that doesn't game knows nothing about it nor that it exists. In fact, when I tell friends about it and that people spend thousands on just 'pictures and a dream', they look at me like I'm part of a really dangerous cult.

So, what does it mean? Damned if I know. At this point, I don't really know what to think. I'll just continue to sit on this fence post and watch...with my microwave and box of popcorn not far from reach.

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks
9. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks Apr 12, 2017, 11:30 Rigs
 
See, this is what drives me nuts about gamers today...you guys have no clue what's in the game at this point, only that it has a story underpinning and covers all three trilogies...and has 'heroes', like the first. The game could literally have everything you're all complaining about wanting but you don't know. Yet we'll complain anyway. I'm guilty of it too but I think that for this industry to return to what it was back in it's heyday, we need some optimism and enthusiasm. I'm not saying to go out and pre-order but maybe be a little excited about things. I constantly (constantly) hear people wanting another Tie Fighter, including myself, and this could be a big step to that. It looks like it's going to have more focus on space combat.

I have the smallest bit of hope that EA heard all the complaints about the first and is going to change it. And for once, I'm going to go in excited to see what they'll give us this time instead of grumbling about it. Will I be disappointed? Probably. But fuck, I'm tired of being down and negative about this shit all the time. The mood is always 80% 'It's gonna fail - hard!' and 20% 'Well it might rock'. We need to change that.

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'Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package, how efficient of you...I only hope that in your stumbling around, you do not wake the dragon.'
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2017, 11:05 Rigs
 
Gunnar's male, ja? No matter what, he's going to have the instinct to mark his territory. It's his home, he's lived there his whole life, so he marks it as such. Why the stove in particular? Until dogs learn to talk, we'll probably never know the exact answer. All I can say is that it sounds normal to me for him to want to do that, especially since he's 'man of the house' now, canine-wise. I would imagine that he occasionally lifts his leg to it even with the diaper on. We had a German Shepard that did the same with a diaper on. This is one of the big reasons why I only get females. Once fixed, they rarely exhibit a problem like this unless it's a medical issue that they can't help.

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tease
14. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tease Mar 30, 2017, 04:16 Rigs
 
The absolutely only way they'll get me hyped is if they still have the Original Trilogy setting and a large single-player campaign. And not something lame, either. But, as has been normal for 'triple-A developers' (read in Jim Sterling's snarky voice), it'll most likely be screwed up, cut and 'diced' (badam tish!) for DLC and otherwise underwhelming and not worth the wait or the money. Why do I feel like someone messed with the timelines and we're living in the 'bad' line? Sigh

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News Comments > Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists
24. Re: Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists Mar 29, 2017, 19:28 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 17:55:
In the realm of "thinking bigger", I believe that SF2 is still the correct pick before MK or any other fighting game. MK wasnt the worldwide success that SF2 was. And I honestly believe that if you were asked to name a fighting game randomly that Street Fighter 2 would be more common than MK. In the "social and cultural" department, it trumps MK as well. Just a couple weeks ago a female UFC fighter did Sagat's famous winning taunt from SF2 at her pre-fight meetup, along with wearing his eyepatch. SF2 is much bigger than MK ever was. MK had the shock/gore recognition when it came out, and had the better movie.. but that's about it.

Video of the UFC fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhrV8AZQp_g

Well, we're gonna have to agree to disagree because I think the exact, complete opposite. Maybe it comes down to personal experience. I've seen and heard more people mention MK than SF2. In fact, aside from a few friends (including one who played SF2TE obsessively every day in 1993), I've not heard anyone mention SF2 that hadn't actually played it. I'm not discounting your opinion, you're not wrong, this whole thing is based on opinion, really, but I just disagree, on my end.

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News Comments > Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists
21. Re: Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists Mar 29, 2017, 17:23 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 17:19:
You can't honestly tell me that Street Fighter 2 didn't have much of an influence on gaming.. it's literally the cornerstone of every fighting game that came after it.

Yes, but Mortal Kombat trumps it in the 'social and cultural' department. Ask someone with little to no gaming experience to name a fighting game and it's going to be Mortal Kombat at least 7 out of 10 times*. Like I said earlier, think bigger. Am I on everyone's 'Ignore' list? Inquisitive

Blackhawk wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 17:25:
And even Dune II built off of concepts in other games that came before it.

Name one.

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News Comments > Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists
14. Re: Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists Mar 29, 2017, 14:32 Rigs
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 13:35:
I don't think solitaire should be on the list at all. What exactly did it inspire other then millions of lost hours of work. Only reason it's so popular is it came with all the windows operating systems, it's just a card game.

Still, it happened. It was there. No other game was so popular (included with Windows). Yeah, it was the one that every bored office drone and grandma played, but there were others to choose from and the one you only ever heard about was Solitaire. So whether it was just a digital recreation of a simple card game, it doesn't matter. It's one of the only games you can talk about that anyone that's ever touched a Windows PC would know about and that got it into popular culture.

Where's Warcraft? it only launched the entire RTS genre. Simcity? there's no Sims without Simcity. Halo, Portal pffft, more worthy FPS games deserve those spots.

I'd venture to say that Dune would be a better choice as a founder of the genre. Before Dune, they were just 'strategy games'. As for 'more worthy FPS games', yes, there are others that are worthy of the title of best FPS or first, but not many can be said to have popular and social appeal. Nearly everyone knows Halo. It didn't start the FPS genre but it refined and redefined it, for better or worse, especially on consoles. Doom is already on the list and while Quake was better technical-wise, Doom is better known socially and that's more of what this list is about.

We've kinda got tunnel-vision because we deal with and know about games every day. We know the details. We know the history. The wider public does not. You have to remember that. You have to put aside your 'PC Master Race' ego and think about what your family and neighbors and co-workers would know and would think. Because that shows how far the industry and the games have come. Not just in our little ecosystem. Think bigger.

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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: On Sale Mar 27, 2017, 21:52 Rigs
 
Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades

I didn't see it listed so if it was, my apologies.

For once, I actually agree with Microsoft. Windows10 is a pain in the ass, ugly, resource-sucking, phone-homing, bitch of an operating system, but I can't see how installing it did anything these people claimed it did. This one in particular had me going, Wow

Three plaintiffs claim specific harm was caused by the operating system. Stephanie Watson claims that Windows 10 installed without her choosing to accept it. The upgrade destroyed some data, caused such harm that Geek Squad was unable to fully repair the machine, and forced the purchase of a new system.The suit claims that "many" consumers have had their hard drives fail because of the Windows 10 installation, and that the operating system does not check "whether or not the hard drive can withstand the stress of the Windows 10 installation."

C'mon! The 'stress' of an installation?! Something tells me this suit isn't gonna go far. I think they're just hoping the Microsoft Hate Brigade comes to their rescue, gives them lots of press and they get a nice settlement to go away. There's your 'New Age Capitalism'. If you can't earn it the hard way, sue someone who already has...

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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: On Sale Mar 27, 2017, 21:51 Rigs
 
derp derpity derp derp  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 27, 2017, 03:22 Rigs
 
Ok, we can stop piling up on the one guy that put his foot in his mouth. I'm sure he got the point. Geezus...


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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer
8. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer Mar 25, 2017, 22:55 Rigs
 
I absolutely adored this game, though I played it long after release, long after it had been forgotten by most. I'd play another run-thru, certainly. Though, I can't see how they meshed Duke with Grayson Hunt? I mean, Hunt is like a GoW character, sounds like he ate gravel for breakfast for decades. But there's a LOT of dialog and Duke's only said like what, a few paragraphs worth in all his games? How's that gonna work in some of the more...emotional-heavy scenes?

I can't see how they replace trying to calm down a murderous raged chick who just found out you killed her father with, 'Power armor is for pussies'...it'll be interesting how they found a way around that, if they did.

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News Comments > Vikings Wolves of Midgard Released
6. Re: Vikings Wolves of Midgard Released Mar 25, 2017, 22:44 Rigs
 
Has everyone forgotten how to make a decent game?! Christ, it's like a giant brain suck! All the triple-A devs have failed, more or less, and now we have to rely on some never-heard indies to save us. It's over, burn the whole industry down and rebuild it! 1983! 1983! 198-...

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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
4. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 24, 2017, 00:37 Rigs
 
While I kinda liked Wasteland2 (though I never even got close to finishing it) and I see that Fargo has done quite a bit in the last decade or so, I still can never forgive him for what he did to the Klingon Academy team while he headed Interplay. Not only did he push the game out before it was ready, he shut down a program that was going to integrate various fansites into a network to promote the game (I know because I was a part of it and spent quite a bit of time and effort on a site for it that was never seen because the whole thing was called off at the very last minute...though I did get a snazzy t-shirt (which I still have packed safely away), poster and choice of any Interplay game, which is how I got Freespace2: GOTY for free for the trouble) and then, after three years of hard development and two rather small post-launch patches, let the team go unannounced and shut down the whole studio (14 Degrees East) without a word as to why.

From the KA wikipedia page:
Klingon Academy was shipped on six CD-ROM discs. Once the game went gold in June 2000, Interplay terminated the entire development team, which did not bode well for the future prospects of the game. Game expansions and a promised mission builder (which was never formally released or supported) were never released. Two minor technical patches were later released by a skeleton crew of staff kept on the project, but Interplay had effectively ended their support.

Almost as bad as the cancellation of Babylon5: Into The Fire...almost...

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
80. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Mini-Delay Mar 22, 2017, 23:25 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 08:44:
Rigs wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 19:26:
So if I play the male Ryder sibling, can I bang my sister? Wacko

Outtahere Outtahere Outtahere

Oh, come now, Verno, you can't tell me it didn't at least cross your mind at some point, ja? Obviously I'm not the only one that was curious... and still very, very alone...

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
56. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Mini-Delay Mar 21, 2017, 19:26 Rigs
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 18:01:
So far there isn't anyone you can't screw. Still hoping for some human/krogan action

So if I play the male Ryder sibling, can I bang my sister? Wacko (What!? You said there wasn't anyone you can't screw... ) Those emotional-less, dead-inside expressions are like sooo hot!

*ahem* I'll...just sit over here. Alone. So very, very alone.

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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches Mar 18, 2017, 19:18 Rigs
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 16:07:
The changes they keep putting in are interesting enough to me that I still want to buy it, when it gets to about $9.99 or so. They really need to stop selling it for $39.99 to $59.99.

So 'demo' that shit, mate! It's like 4gb's total, nothing on a good connection. Then you can decide if you want to spend the cash...

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