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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 > Elite Dangerous Livestream Recaps
2. Re: Elite Dangerous Livestream Recaps Jan 19, 2018, 14:21 Rigs
 
Wash Washburne wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 12:37:
The Chieftain!! Holly shit that ship sounds nurly, looking forward to that baby!! Do like the look of it as well, it's not a triangle for once

Yeah, the Chieftain looks badass except...I think they should have stayed with just the two engine pylons not four. Maybe push the pylons back very slightly for center of mass reasons and gone with that. Four engines is a bit much and makes it look a bit vulnerable (of course, in my opinion). Otherwise, looking forward to the update and the one later in the year as well. Hopefully we get some nice planets to land on instead of frakkin' rocks for a change...

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News Comments > Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free
3. Re: Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free Jan 19, 2018, 02:01 Rigs
 
Seems they're having a bit of a hiccup with this one and the banner to claim it isn't showing. They're 'working on it'.

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News Comments > InnerSpace Launched
7. Re: InnerSpace Launched Jan 17, 2018, 17:48 Rigs
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 00:56:
I'm angry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation:_Inner_Space

Oh. My. God.

Bistromath, I've been looking for the name of this game for, literally, years! Thank you so much for mentioning it! I'd remembered playing this game where it took the directories and files from your own system and somehow put them into a 2D shooter but I could never remember the name and couldn't find any info of it. I knew it was old but I couldn't remember if it was a DOS game or Windows. Holy hot damn, now I know!

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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
5. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 17, 2018, 14:52 Rigs
 
I want that Looking Glass jacket!

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News Comments > Robot Cache Promises Digital Game Resales
4. Re: Robot Cache Promises Digital Game Resales Jan 16, 2018, 22:02 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 21:07:
Still looking for my USB stick with like a million USD of bitcoin on it. Fuck I'm a moron. Never thought cryptocurrency was gonna take off. Figured it would get regulated out of existence :p

Holy hell, that's gotta hurt. A friend of mine had the same thing, he was into the whole 'blockchain' thing a few years ago and was mining Bitcoin when it was worth nothing. He had a 'awakening' (mid-life crisis) and changed everything in 2015 and threw out ALL of his mining systems and data, including, he said, like 1000 bitcoins. He doesn't like to talk about it. In fact, when I called him during the whole 'Bitcoin' rush in the media a few weeks ago, he hung up on me when I asked about it because he was constantly being reminded of the colossal mistake he'd made...then later apologized via text . I even mined a little in 2014 but never got a Bitcoin, just a hot office.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 16, 2018, 21:04 Rigs
 
HughesNet Satellite Users Say Service is Slowing to a Crawl.

Psh, how can you tell?! It's slow as fucking molasses all the time anyway. While the rest of the house continues to struggle under the satellite regime, I went about a little regime change of my own by tethering my phone to the computer and using 4GLTE instead. What a difference!
Though I have to pay a fortune for the plan, anything is better than satellite. I'm not lying, response times are slower than dialup! Seriously. There's no comparison between my phone and the satellite connection, the phone wins everytime, even when I only have like one or two bars of signal, it's still faster.

"I'd take a 144kbps IDSL connection over this satellite crap anyday," says one forum user.

Indeed.

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News Comments > InnerSpace Launched
1. Re: InnerSpace Launched Jan 16, 2018, 20:53 Rigs
 
Awww, I wanted to relive my favorite moment...

'Oh god, somebody help me....I'M POSSESSED!

Maybe next time...

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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
40. Re: Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 19:04 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 17:03:
Also, Rigs: you were just talking about Trump in the Legal thread.

Um...I think you have me confused with some other unfortunate soul...

jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 15:40:
Rigs, Rigs, Rigs. Not Overwatch. Fortnite Battle Royale!

Ah, they're all the same to me! I'm still on top of the Kill Board for Minesweeper, that's all I care about...

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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
24. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 15:27 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 14:40:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 13:19:

Good point... but the democrats love them some Chinese communism,... so its always possible we could see that added here. its probably a hate crime.

If you use a cheat in a game against someone of a non white race.. is that a hate crime?

You might laugh or scorn this... but... it aint that far fetched as crazy as the left is.

I don't know about the cheating, but your retarded ass posts are probably a violation of the Geneva Convention.

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Luke wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:22:
Humans fuck everything up....apes eat bananas..who is further in evolution

Can't argue with that.

Can we not turn this into another stupid political tug-o-war, please? I'm so sick of seeing 'liberal trash'-this and 'conservative-ass' that, it's everywhere. Yesterday, some discussion on the first UFO sighting of the year (in Mexico, and it looks legit) devolved into back and forth bickering about Trump, Obama and whether America was trash now or before. I'm so very close to not getting online at all anymore because you can't escape it, no matter where you go.

Anyway, this happening in China doesn't surprise me much. When it starts happening here, then I'll start worrying. What's the saying? 'When they came for my Chinese comrades, I said nothing. When they came for my Korean friends, I told no one. When they finally shut down PUBG, it was too late to do anything, so I played Overwatch instead'...

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 15, 2018, 15:16 Rigs
 
MacBook users claim Apple overstates standby battery life and resists repairs.

Shocker. Come back tomorrow to read our thrilling two part investigation, 'Water is wet...but how 'wet'?'

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News Comments > Outpost Zero Announced
2. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 12, 2018, 02:48 Rigs
 
Looks ok, better than some but do we really need another space sci-fi survival base building game? Just off the top of my head, in EA (at various stages of pre-alpha, alpha and beta), Empyrion, Avorion (more ship building than survival but still spaaaace!), Osiris: New Dawn, Planet Explorers, Space Engineers, Astroneer, Eden Star, ARK, Stellar Overload (formerly Planet3 (cubed)), Starforge (ugh), No Mans Sky, Planet Nomads, Rodina, Pulsar, Star Rangers XE...the list just goes on and on. And, honestly, only a few of those have turned out to be even halfway decent. Some like Starforge are just plain rubbish. Others are works-in-progress, like Empyrion (which is my fav and in very active development) and No Mans Sky, which is rumored to have another update coming this month (there's a new ARG in progress that just started a few days ago, which usually happens before a major patch), not to mention a new overhaul mod was released for it that tries to get it to the level of the first gameplay reveal trailers. Still, the game is hundreds of times better than at launch and it's future is bright as long as Hello Games continues to bust their ass getting it to the promised state it was supposed to be at launch.

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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
24. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 12:56 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 08:08:
Or just get one of the wireless mice that charge via a USB wire, so when the battery is low it just magically turns into a wired mouse. No lost time for charging, no useless devices, and at its worst it takes up no more room than a wired mouse.

My G700 does this as well. It'll stay wireless for about two days MAX and then I have to plug it in again, which isn't a dealbreaker or PITA or anything. It just turns it into a wired mouse again. In fact, I use the wired mode more than the wireless. I would imagine that wireless would come more in handy if you're on the couch or on the go. But at the desk, it's fine either way...at least for me. Wireless or not isn't what I look for when checking out mice.

Really, it just has to have major RGB abilities up the ass, yo! LOLWTFYOLO420LIT, AMIRITE?...ugh...

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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
19. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 03:55 Rigs
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 14:08:
Logitech MX510/518 Forever....

Take your fancy sitty mice and get off my lawn!

Damn I miss my MX518! After 5+ years, I gave it to a good friend for his birthday and bought myself a G700. It's been really good to me and I like that I can rebind every single button to whatever I want and that it has a detachable cord, tho the (rechargeable) battery life is on the low side, only a day or two on a charge (and they say specifically >NOT< to use regular batteries, whether that's just fear-mongering so you'll buy their rechargeable replacements or what, I dunno). My friend had the MX518 (and the G15 keyboard with it) demolished within the space of four months.

I think the best 'modern' mouse out there EVER has to be the MX518. I've never seen a bad thing said about it and it's lauded as legendary to most. I've strongly considered getting a new one. But then, I like having tons of buttons on my mouse, so I was also considering one of those 'MMO' mice with the keypad-like thing on the side. THEN, I saw the STEELSERIES Rival500 and now I'm pretty sure that will be my next mouse. All the buttons, none of the keypad...

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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
4. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 7, 2018, 15:44 Rigs
 
Scandalous, I do say to you, sir! Scandalous!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. You All Are Out of Your Minds Jan 4, 2018, 23:19 Rigs
 
Wow, I was gonna talk about the weather and expected quite a few posts on such and I walk into the same tired political arguments. *sigh* No on is going to change anyone's mind here and the only thing anyone cares about is letting everyone else know their opinion, as if it's better that the rest, or somehow more informed. You guys are going in circles.

Anyway, down here in Sunshineland, without much of the sunshine, we had a whole lotta ice followed by spits of snow, sleet, frozen piss and whatever else was coming from the sky. Didn't matter what it was, it all froze on contact. It was all actually rather nice and I got a lot of nice video of the branches in the woods across the street crashing to the ground if the wind picked up more than 5mph. That is...until the power went out. I shouldn't have been surprised and really, I wasn't but damn. After Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew and then this year's Hurricane Irma (which knocked us out for 63.5 hours), you'd think with three days warning, they'd be prepared, yes? Hell no. I didn't call it in for about 15 minutes and I was still the first one to do so. At it's height, they had 6000 people without power and the temperature was dropping faster than a nerds chances of getting laid on prom night (or so I've heard from certain game advertising). This was at around 11am. Two calls in after repeatedly being told it was a minor problem (despite hearing no less than 4 transformers blow in a row as the load was transferred onto each when it went out....on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, *silence*) over three hours, they gave up on giving estimates and I was told they'd brought in 'additional help'. Mmm. I bet. Finally, with the temperature in the house getting to 55.5, the power was restored at 6:40pm, shortly after the sun went down. We thought that was the end of it...

I had somewhere to go early this morning, and was just about to walk out the door at 4am when, you guessed it, the on, off, *BOOM!* started. Twice it happened with me yelling, 'don't you fucking DARE!', and luckily, it listened and stopped at two with the power staying on...for about six hours. At 9am, the last two *BOOMS!* sent it down again for another two hours. Luckily I wasn't home yet, and it popped on about 5 minutes after I strolled in the door...right around when I was saying 'Are you fucking kidding me?!'. Seriously, the power infrastructure in this country is balls. Scraggly balls. I see no reason, other than cost alone, why they can't bury the lines. This would save so much frustration during hurricane season. Yet they refuse. It's cheaper to just repair it when it's torn from the earth by 100mph winds. Whatever.

So I sit here, with the temperature hovering at 27 on it's way to the coldest of the season of 18, hoping...praying, that the power system holds. I got some really nice pictures of the ice covered trees, though!

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 26, 2017, 01:21 Rigs
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 25, 2017, 21:50:
Quinn wrote on Dec 25, 2017, 20:36:
[...] finish the product they always intended to make [...]

This has never happened in the history of game or software development.

That reminds me of the 80's and early 90's, before PC gaming got big and 'mainstream', devs would put out games, like say a simulation like Aces of the Pacific or Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and then bring out expansion packs or plane disks. For racing sims, it would be track packs, like Indycar Racing 1 and 2 and Nascar Racing. But sometimes they'd say they would put out expansions or planned to but then never followed through or put it off for the sequel. X-Wing comes to mind, as does Tie Fighter. Both were to get another expansion but the X-Wing expansion (after B-Wing) was scrapped for full-on development of Tie Fighter and then Tie Fighters second expansion was scrapped so Totally Games could work another project. It was common for devs in interviews to say they would consider the possibility of bringing out expansions to user requests before release.

I say all this because even 'perfect' games, those that seem to be about as complete as they could possibly be (though Tie Fighter had some very notorious bugs in it's campaign and X-Wing's difficulty spikes had just as much notoriety) are never truly done. However, aside from demos, I couldn't imagine there being a successful 'early access' program during that time period. (All other things being equal, like lack of broadband/internet access, there still was BBS's, which is where most of us got our patches and demos at the time) Either you knew the devs or were lucky to be in a QA program for them...or you were previewing a title for a publication. There weren't many other options.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video
11. No subject Dec 24, 2017, 15:41 Rigs
 
verybad1 wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 15:19:
Bradley wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 14:28:
I saw like, 3 total graphical glitches in over an hour of gameplay video, and that counts as "janky as shit"? I swear, some of you won't be happy unless this game fellates you while you are playing it.

That certainly would make me happy.

That would be one stretch goal I'd have no problem funding!

I think what bothers me the most about this is that this is considered a 'vertical slice' and 'pre-alpha' which, at this point, seems to be very behind where they should be. I mean, given the time it's been in production, shouldn't we be at least to BETA by now?! It was supposed to be released years ago and they're still in a pre-alpha concept stage?! At this rate, it'll be decades before the game gets finished!

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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Gameplay Video
8. No subject Dec 24, 2017, 14:31 Rigs
 
I want to believe...that this won't be vaporware...

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General Discussion > Star Wars Spoiler Thread
33. Dec 22, 2017, 14:46 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 12:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 09:34:
'Last Jedi' Grosses Are Collapsing With The Worst Daily Holds Of All 9 Star Wars Movies
Surprised i say, surprised.

That's a bummer. It's the most interesting film since the original trilogy, even with its faults. That means they'll take Rian Johnson's original trilogy away. Not that he'll care too much. He'll just go back to writing and directing excellent indie films.

It also means that all future Star Wars movies will be soulless predictable schlock directed by the likes of JJ Abrams and Michael Bay.

It means that maybe fans don't want a 'dark' film in their favorite series (or trilogy) just for the sake of being 'dark'. I really think that was one of the thought processes behind this film.

'Empire was dark, so we have to be...usually the second in a trilogy is dark, so we have to be'. No.

'We have to be 'different' and 'unexpected' because it's never been done in a Star Wars film before!'. No.

'The fans wanted something different and not just a rehash of the old stuff in a new wrapper'. Eh...kinda?

Rogue One did a good job of taking established canon and making an original, exciting story out of it. The more times I watch it, the more I like it (and not just because it's set in the OT time period). Sure, they threw Vader in for 'fan service' but what they did with him was awesome and considered one of the best bad-ass scenes with the character. And it apparently came at the last minute and almost didn't end up in the film at all.

TLJ feels like Johnson didn't understand what made the OT great. Yeah, it was 80's camp at times but it also made you feel good to watch it, even Empire. At the end of RotJ, what did you feel? How did you think it would continue had the series kept going from there? I'm willing to bet that no one considered it'd be anything like it is in TLJ. The EU books/novels show this to be true. Even if they themselves got damn dark during the Vong era and got stuck in a loop of rebuilding the Republic (or something like it) only to tear it down again over and over, the first ten years or so of the EU was great, exciting and hopeful. Everything made sense (eh, for the most part) as to what happened to the characters after the films. They didn't all fall into mid-life depressions and go off to become hermits/space truckers. What I'm saying is that it didn't have to be deep, dark and depressing to be entertaining.

And we don't have to kill off everyone to get a clean slate with new characters, dammit! Stop killing my heroes for lulz!

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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
21. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 22, 2017, 04:06 Rigs
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 03:08:
Why would you...all you need is the DLC stuff, which is like in a total of 7 or 8 files. Big files, but just several files. If you're going to go the cdkeys route, why not just hop on TPB and get the dlcs for the base game? It's the same fucking thing. As far as I'm aware, they didn't change anything in the GOTY edition from the base+dlc.

Because he's not a pirate..? Far Harbor is great and easily the best thing BGS has made in years. It's easily worth $15. Nuka-World was alright and worth about $5-7. The rest was just filler, though Automatron did let you make some pretty overpowered companions.

But he still got his key from cdkeys? I get it's not like going to G2A or Kinguin but it's close enough. I mean, my thinking was if you're going to do that (ie. you don't have a moral affliction from doing so) then why not just go all the way. I'm not approving his doing so, just curious...

As for FO4, I haven't finished my first play-through yet (sad, I know). There's just so much to do and I've only got Far Harbor, Automatron and...one more, can't remember what one it was, but not Nuka World. I really don't want to start over again, the game seems so big. I think I have like 240 hours into my first play-through spread over two and a half years, so maybe that's why I have that impression...lol. At this rate, I'll be finishing up when they announce the next Elder Scrolls or the next Fallout... (speaking of which, I haven't finished my Skyrim SE play-through yet, either)

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