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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 > Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month
4. Re: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month May 4, 2017, 17:36 Rigs
 
Ok, who asked for this? C'mon, put your hand up...better yet, stand up and be very still...


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News Comments > X-Wing XWVM Mod Video
17. Re: X-Wing XWVM Mod Video May 1, 2017, 17:24 Rigs
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 1, 2017, 16:28:
jdreyer wrote on May 1, 2017, 16:15:
I picked up a new Flightstick last year to replay this game before I heard about this mod. My old Flightstick was 20 years old and a few of the buttons had stopped working.
Those are very precise and bomb proof.
I just wish they'd have the twist option so that you don't have to buy a set of pedals.
I ended up with the Saitek X55 when I was playing a lot of Elite
I know Saitek is not the same quality as CH but it served me well so far.

I heartily recommend the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. I had wanted a nice HOTAS setup for my adventures in Elite:Dangerous and other flight/space sims and was looking at both the Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X and the Thrustmaster T.16000 FCS HOTAS (who thinks of these names?!). But, in the end, I figured spending around $40, given how much time I actually spend using it, was enough and thus, the Logi Extreme 3D Pro it was! Can't say I'm disappointed at all, it does exactly what I need it to and it's got that really nifty 'twist' so I don't have to worry about the whole rudder pedal thing. (I 'could' use my Logi G25 pedals if need be, though). I tried playing with just a PS3 Dualshock controller and a Logi Rumblepad2 but it's just not enough. I feel too...detached, when playing with a gamepad. With a stick, you feel like you're in more control. Eventually I plan to pick up a proper HOTAS setup, stick and throttle separate. Until then, though, what I have does fine. Would love to get into some old X-Wing/Tie Fighter action with it!


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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 30, 2017, 17:31 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 30, 2017, 16:08:
I'll buy ebooks in bundles, but never one-offs. Part of the reason is that the price is the same. Publishers need to make ebooks half the price of print if they want sales to improve.

As for ereader sales plummeting, duh. Just like tablets, it was the new hotness, now cooling. Lots of people tried them, decided they didn't like them. For those that did, these are pretty robust devices. If you bought one a few years ago, it still works for the vast majority of people.

Careful...they might go like the printer-industry and dive head first into 'planned obsolescence' territory if things don't improve. I love to read on my iPad but it's usually old gaming magazines (typically early 90's era CGW)...or my latest fascination, old (late 80's) Macworld issues. Occasionally it's a book. The last one was World War Z and now I'm trying to finish Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company...

As for Acer's new gaming laptop. The specs look nice but I always get to the end and it's 1TB SSD. Huh? You go crazy with everything else and then stick in a dull 1tb SSD? Psh. Give me something meaty if I'm gonna spend the money! Maybe duel 1 teras or a nice 2-3tera drive. 'Course, you could always do it yourself afterwards but that's not the point. If it's supposed to be a 'hardcore gaming monster' then 1tb isn't going to cut it...

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 27, 2017, 04:19 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 20:28:
Rigs wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 18:35:
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I agree, he has no idea what is going to be in an update. Hence the reason he recommends waiting.

Since we're in violent agreement I give you permission to shake it off and have a little happy dance.

Now see, that wasn't so hard. Now go run along, scamp. I'll put a star on the calendar for ya.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 26, 2017, 18:35 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 16:28:
You seem really bothered by this so let me try to ease your pain.
The jist of the article is about waiting to upgrade while other people test the software for you. It pertains to every Windows 10 release from here on out.
In this one thread we have already seen a couple of people who have had problems, this ain't rocket science.
For someone that has a journalism background you would think someone who has basic knowledge of the subject matter would be able to undstand the point he was making, or maybe it's something only readers of tech articles would understand.

You always take that route and it gets tiresome. Whenever you dig at someone that doesn't agree with your holier-than-thou opinion, it's always that the person is 'really bothered' or 'triggered' or 'taking it a little too seriously' or 'overreacting'. I didn't agree, I stated as such, you came back with another typical slap at me without addressing anything I said about the subject and then I came back calling you on it. That doesn't make me bothered. It makes you incompetent at discussing things without resorting to juvenile games.

My point stands that he had absolutely no way of knowing how or what would be in the final release but penned a deeply opinionated, almost to the point of ranting, article. That's all I said. I'm not even going to get into the whole point that this is basically an op-ed article but it's not labeled as such, which is bad form in itself. I'm sorry if my words hurt your devotion to some tech guy. Yes, I read tech sites too, young grasshopper. You're not the only one. But I don't then go white-knighting the authors any chance I can, regardless if I like their work or not. Again, I didn't agree with the article, that doesn't mean I didn't fucking understand it.

So what's it gonna be this time? Snip my response into some nonsense attempt at deflection or are you going to be a logical adult and actually respond without tired old games?

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 26, 2017, 15:37 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 09:58:
Rigs wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 21:06:
Micro-Novella snipped for brevity.
You're excused, even though you still didn't grasp Leonhards main point about waiting.
You can lead a horse to water and all that jazz but whatever.

Just because you totally ignored what I said to get in a jab (a very old and lame one at that), doesn't mean it isn't true. For someone that spouts about personal reflection, I find you do little if any.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2017, 15:34 Rigs
 
Oh oh!! Can I guess who the MOST miserable poster is?! Can I? Hmmm...I'm gonna go with Cutter...seems obvious and I only had to buy one vowel...

For the record, remind me never to piss in your cornflakes, Beamer...

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News Comments > GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund
5. Re: GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund Apr 26, 2017, 15:22 Rigs
 
Hey *R, how about you detach GTA Online into it's own...thing...and get to workin' on GTA6, ja? Or maybe...oh! OH! Maybe you can bring RDR and RDR2 to PC? Wouldn't that be nice? Why do you hate money?


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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn
7. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn Apr 25, 2017, 21:17 Rigs
 
I freakin' loved GC2...omg, I couldn't recount the number of hours I've lost to it. GC3 on the other hand? Eh. It's a nice upgrade. I spend a lot of time in the ship design editor so the graphic fidelity upgrade was nice. What I couldn't really stand was the reliance on ore and minerals (and other such things that don't exist) in order to build certain ships or ships with certain weapons. That drove me nuts! I didn't want to be shackled to rush the resource areas in order to build what I wanted. Then if I didn't have enough, I had to trade for it, which is realistic, I suppose, but not very fun. So I went back to GC2 and had my fun but then I missed all the updates so now I'm kinda in a middle-ground where I want to play but I don't want to play GC3 or again with GC2... Sigh

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 25, 2017, 21:06 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 20:23:
Rigs wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 18:36:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 13:33:
Don't rush to install Windows 10 Creators Update, unless you like beta testing your OS.

Don't update. We'll post all the links where you can get the update...BUT DON'T UPDATE! Movingalong Not to mention the article is 20 days old,
Thanks for keeping your response short, it really matters. Time does not stop for posts on the internet and if you had bothered to read it instead of looking at the date stamp you would have gleaned that the author recommends waiting for 4 months while you let others beta test the service pack.

Woody writes numerous articles on how to repair Microsoft's blunders, he's also written several books for computer users. He included links for the update because he's cool like that. https://www.askwoody.com/

Ooh, pardon me, Your Highness. How dare I bring a different opinion to the discussion. You get tired of trying to be right all the time? That's Cutter's job and he does a damn fine job of it. He doesn't need some lackey riding his coattails to insignificance.

The article was written before the final update was out and thus is speculation. MS could've put anything in it between then and the release. Beta's are always crappy...hence why it's a fucking beta. I don't care if it was two days before release, they could've fixed half the crap he complains about. The point is he didn't know but still cried out to anyone that would listen (or apparently is extremely infatuated with him) not to touch because 'Windows Bad!'. Whatever, champ. If it's enough to make him feel like a 'journalist', then so be it. It sounds like fear-mongering to me.

Oh, and if I want to write a fucking novel as a response, I don't need your permission.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 25, 2017, 18:36 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 13:33:
Don't rush to install Windows 10 Creators Update, unless you like beta testing your OS.

Don't update. We'll post all the links where you can get the update...BUT DON'T UPDATE! Movingalong Not to mention the article is 20 days old...

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News Comments > Dawn of Andromeda Next Week
2. Re: Dawn of Andromeda Next Week Apr 25, 2017, 18:31 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 13:10:
Graphics look nice. Anyone play this?

As long as they got the facial animations right, I don't care how bad it plays...

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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
22. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 18:28 Rigs
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 17:55:
ItBurn wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 17:26:
Rigs wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 16:52:
SOMA was ok...the 'twist' is kinda in 'well, yeah, duh' territory but it was a nice romp.

What I liked wasn't exactly the twist, but how the concept was presented and how it made you think about it by living it. A movie couldn't have done a better job of presenting that story.

This exactly. Once I figured out the "twist" I was a little disappointed at first, but the thoughts stemming from being in the situation were surreal. I think that's what they were shooting for.

Edit - Also, any modern play through of Alien Isolation should include the Alien AI mod, which allows the Alien to roam the entire map instead of always staying within a certain radius from you (also tweaks it's behavior a bit). And the Alias Isolation mod, which adds a Temporal AA to the game that eliminates 99% if not all aliasing. Whatever blur it adds I can't even notice.

Oh, don't get me wrong, it was an amazing game, story-wise, I agree. It's just they tried to hide the 'twist' from you for most of the game when most of the actions you make leading up to it kind of make it obvious. Maybe it was just me. I'm probably focusing on that one thing more than the more surreal aspect of it.

As for the Alien AI mod, didn't that make the alien even harder to get away and hide from? Yes, it might make it so it roams the whole station (I was under the impression it did that anyway but I guess not) but when it finds you, from what I've read, that's it for you...no way you're gonna hide from it. Then again, I was only reading about it when the mod was young so maybe the mod author adjusted it. I should try it again.

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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
19. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 16:52 Rigs
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 14:55:
If you like this type of game, you should really play Soma. It doesn't get enough recognition and I wish more people would play it. It's not just an horror game though, and it's not as scary as isolation, but damn it's fun to explore and I loooved the story.

SOMA was ok...the 'twist' is kinda in 'well, yeah, duh' territory but it was a nice romp. Now 'The Solus Project', that's an awesome adventure/survival/somewhat-horror game! It's mostly puzzles, nothing too hard but in the middle of the game you run into this...thing...that chases you and I swear, they nailed the creepy aspect. It's just a smoky black, shiny all 'round the edges. And when I say black, I mean BLACK! Like looking into a blackhole of nothing. It's really freaky and the soundtrack adds to it. (Don't even get me started on the 'doll children'!) Not to mention when you're exploring this alien world, there's a chance that there'll be a meteor shower or a really nasty tornado, complete with dread-inducing music that gets louder and more ominous as it gets closer. Then you have to run for cover or die! A really surprising game, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. I need to finish though, I got about 80% in and got distracted with other things. But it sits there...waiting.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: That is NOT going to rub out. Apr 24, 2017, 19:01 Rigs
 
We now have a copy of the transcript of the ferry's cockpit voice recorder...let's have a listen:

'Oh shit'
*sounds of the rudder creaking from being pushed so far to the left*
'Oh shit'
'Oh shit'
*sounds of the anchor dragging on the harbor floor*
'Oh shit'
*sounds of people running for their lives to the back of the ferry*
'Oh shit'
'Fuuuuck!'
*crash*

And there you have it!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2017, 18:48 Rigs
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 18:04:
Blue wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 17:30:
BobBob wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 17:21:
Do you think Macron or Le Pen will win the French presidential election?

Yes.

So you don't think a giant extinction level asteroid will hit us first?

Let's just say that given the way things have gone the last few years and how 'dark' the world seems right now, our luck would see the asteroid hitting us two years after the nuclear apocalypse. Just when we start to get our 'Fallout' on, BOOM!

If I could live on Mars, I'd be there by now.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2017, 12:32 Rigs
 
Nimh wrote on Apr 21, 2017, 17:50:
Blue, Keep a notebook of all discussions, requests, quotes, and payments made (listed by time/date). We are in the final stages of the same ordeal and it's amazing how unclear a simple punch list can end up being.

Listen to Mrs. Brisby, Blue. They're the smart ones, remember...

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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Announced
19. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Announced Apr 22, 2017, 10:05 Rigs
 
Sneakycamper wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 09:19:
Hey That is What TRUMPS RELECTION Campaign IS all About !!! Yes Folk We have him For 8 MORE YEARS !!! Goodness !!!

Dammit, almost made 20 posts without a mention of Trump or politics... Sigh

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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
19. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 21, 2017, 22:04 Rigs
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 20, 2017, 18:16:
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I don't think MW2 got textures until the Titanium edition. But if you go on YouTube you can easily see videos showing it with untextured polygons and sprite explosions.

The old demo is the one with the Marauder and the Puma/Adder, right?

Yes, the first few versions of MW2 after release had untextured polys but the original was even more sparse and generally less...polished. (Maybe because it was still considered 'beta'? I dunno)

As for the demo, I'm not sure which Mechs were featured, I'll have to dig out the demo disk and try to image it and maybe get it running in Dosbox, if possible. I can't find anything on the Net about it, though I know there were ads in various mags at the time for the original design, so maybe I can dig up one of them. My 'Net connection is really shitty so bringing up something in Google Images takes forever. I'll find it eventually...

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 21, 2017, 16:54 Rigs
 
I dunno...I'm getting the feeling that BGR.com really doesn't like the new iPhone8 design...

- 'Itís official: Everyone hates the iPhone 8 design that just leaked'
- 'Someone rendered that leaked iPhone 8 design, and it looks even worse than we thought'
- 'These leaked iPhone 8 schematics are a travesty if theyíre real'

...nah...I'm probably just over analyzing it...

Also:
'The idea of having to fumble with your phone to hit a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone thatís positioned more than halfway down the phone might actually be nauseating.'

Really? Nauseating? It makes you physically nauseous because you have to hit a button on your phone that's takes all of .02 seconds more than if it was in the front?! Fuck you, you entitled little twit! You know what's really nauseating? Reading that article, and the string of articles that all say the same. exact. fucking. thing. every. day! I just had my gallbladder removed two weeks ago and for a while I couldn't eat a damn thing without feeling like I was going to puke my sore guts up! After, whenever I eat something, I have to wait up to 30 mins to make sure I don't have to run to the bathroom for it to come shooting back out one end of me! And you sit there telling me that a button on the back of a fucking phone makes you nauseous?! Steamingmad

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