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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 > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2016, 15:48 Rigs
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 13:41:
The last time I tried to do anything with windows store it wanted me to convert my local account into a MS account (i.e. when you login to your computer you're also logging in to Microsoft), and then after a mandatory install of one-drive it started randomly backing shit up to TEH CLOUD. I have a free copy of the new Gears of War game out there that I will never play because I don't want to go through all that shit again.

You know, no offense, but it sounds like when a child comes up to something and is like, 'oh! what does this button do?!'. You're a gamer, at least I assume that because you're here, and being a gamer means, by default, you need to do a few things. One, is actually know what you're getting into and how to get out of it if it doesn't work right. Two, is to RTFM. Seriously, you won't play the new GoW because you can't be bothered to read how to setup your MS login correctly and then make sure that that piece of shit One-Drive (sounds like a millennial band...like Nickel-Back, ugh!) doesn't start uploading your prized possession of Natalie Portman porn (it's ok, man, we all have some, you're among friends here! ) to the Net-version of a thundercloud. (Which, btw, is about as good at holding data securely as the real version!)

C'mon, man-up, grab that manual and install that game! Don't let it beat you down! Tell MS they can suck it and play all night while they get stuck having to use Bing to look at fake nudes of Natalie Portman...


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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 > No Man's Sky Patch
22. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Dec 12, 2016, 17:55 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 16:21:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 15:31:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 15:03:
Perhaps some knew but "Hindsight is 20/20" implies the vast majority did not. Let's be real. The game was pitched as-is at launch but delivered nothing beyond basic gameplay. There's no amount of foresight to prepare anyone for that.

I think there is if you're willing to forego the hype train. What was shown in demos and videos just wasn't technologically possible for the hardware and software we have at hand, period. Anyone who has been gaming long enough should have known that, there's tons of examples in gaming history that show that NMS is far from unique in its failings. I feel it takes a mighty leap to disregard those facts and history when you see the latest example of it coming down the pipeline.

Do I like the fact that NMS customers got screwed? On the whole, no. But I do take a bit of schadenfreude in the people whom are crying about it now when I and others told them that this was a bait and switch scheme were shouted down.

Procedurally generated, truly unique content may be possible on the hardware and with the software we have 20 years from now (outside of ASCII based efforts). It's nearly 2017 and we're struggling to get photorealistic visuals at an acceptable framerate with limited art assets.
The procgen and lack of photorealism aren't really the issues with NMS. It's weak gameplay and lack of promised features that would make the game more fun and interesting to play.

I think what really killed my enthusiasm for the game was that there wasn't really anything besides the single-minded 'grind'. Yeah, you could 'explore' but to what end? Not like going into that cave was going to net you some ultra rare type of ore or some kind of treasure (which would have been pretty cool!). Anything you got in there you could get outside, around your ship. Then, while flying around along the ground, you couldn't run into anything, there was no danger. Every hundreds of feet, there was a new 'outpost' or POI. EVERY FEW HUNDRED FEET! Mostly too far to go on foot but then somewhat overkill to take off and land all the time. There needed to be an in-between, like a speeder (which, btw, is available in the NMS-killer, Empyrion!) And for the adverts and marketing press to say you were the first to explore these worlds, they left out the end of the sentence...'by YOUR species'. Because, sure as hell, every other species had plopped down outposts, buildings and bases! So what was the point, then? The other intelligent species in the game had already colonized these planets long before you were there. Who's to say they hadn't already done all the cataloging already and it was in THEIR databanks?

So that's the two most important features of the game undermined. What's left? The 'story'? Rotfl


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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 > The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Next Month
11. Re: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Next Month Dec 12, 2016, 17:27 Rigs
 
Retired wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 08:11:
Rigs wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 17:57:
sir wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:24:
Reminds me of an old joke: What's the difference between a bucket of sand and a bucket of afterbirth? You can't gargle with a bucket of sand.

*walks slowly around sir while keeping eye contact at all times, back against the wall and takes a seat on the other side of the room*

Ahem.

Anyway, at least Jim (fucking) Sterling (son) will be happy, he (fucking) adores this game. I could never get into it even though I love roguelikes. But I'm more into the actual ASCII-type 'pure' rogues, like Brogue (which is awesome on an iPad, btw!), the original Rogue (which is extremely hard to get into) and stuff like Dwarf Fortress's Adventure-mode, along with newer ones like Caves of Qud, COGMind, Claustrophobia, and ADOM...

*continues watching sir from across the room while slowly sipping his sake*


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Rigs, have you tried SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition

It is similar to L.O.R.D. (Legend Of the Red Dragon) from back in the BBS days. Great game done right.

Yup, in fact, I was playing it just a few days ago, before the primary hard drive controller on my board decided to have a stroke. It's a pretty awesome bit of text-based rogue action and I love every second of it! Even the soundtrack is awesome 8-bit goodness. I haven't gotten far into it but I'm getting better with the mechanics. Takes some getting used to, especially if you're one whose imagination hasn't been thoroughly used since elementary school...

Mordecai Walfish wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 04:12:
Pixel Dungeon is a free rogue-like for android (prolly costs $ for iOS) that recently got released on steam as well. Many good variants also, like shattered and sprouted.

Name sounds familiar, I'll have to definitely check it out. Old school rogues on a tablet are a tricky thing and I've found few that get it right. Even Brogue has it's quirks. Cardinal Quest 2 is my 'holy grail' of roguelikes on the ol' iPad, what at an absolutely awesome game! Still, I'm always game for something new and I'm always actively looking for something as good, maybe Pixel Dungeon is it?

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This comment was edited on Dec 12, 2016, 17:37.
 
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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 > No Man's Sky Patch
9. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Dec 12, 2016, 13:33 Rigs
 
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ForgedReality wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 11:54:
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 11:48:
Game still needs at least a year of patching and several Foundation sized free expansions before I'd recommend at any price. Every gameplay feature is so basic and poorly implemented. Flying, shooting, collecting resources, all were done so much better in other games more than a decade ago. The one saving grace, if they chose to embrace it, is the struggling modding community. It came on strong then burned out very quickly. Open the game up some more and invite the fans in then this could be something to talk about. Right now it's a waste of a good music soundtrack.

You kids these days just can't appreciate the value of a tech demo...

Hmmm, no, this is not the tech demo I was looking for. In 1998, I saw a demo of a game (which was just a tech demo at the time) that blew me away. It wasn't interactive but it didn't have to be. That demo turned into X: BTF. I got the game on launch day and played it until I couldn't stand it anymore. Then I played X2 and X3, both TC and AP. But then the devs, Egosoft, see, they got greedy. They figured with this huge fan base that if they changed the 'X' formula around, maybe it would be the big 'AAA' hit they always wanted. That mistake became X: Rebirth. No Man's Sky went right from tech demo to X: Rebirth in the same dev cycle. They didn't learn from the mistakes that Egosoft made. If NMS could just be a really graphically impressive X3, then they'd have more money than hookers to spend it on! But no, they had to go the Rebirth route instead. It's sad, NMS could have been the space-trading-combat game we've all wanted since the 80's and it got so fucking close but... Sigh

Having said all that, I still hold out a little hope that NMS will become the game everyone wanted. That they've started to work on it again is a good sign and the 'Foundation Update' is a good start, despite the bile some have thrown at it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a tech demo to get running on Win7/x64 that was designed to run when Win98SE was the hot shit...


=-Rigs-=

This comment was edited on Dec 12, 2016, 13:56.
 
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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 > The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Next Month
7. Re: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Next Month Dec 10, 2016, 17:57 Rigs
 
sir wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:24:
Reminds me of an old joke: What's the difference between a bucket of sand and a bucket of afterbirth? You can't gargle with a bucket of sand.

*walks slowly around sir while keeping eye contact at all times, back against the wall and takes a seat on the other side of the room*

Ahem.

Anyway, at least Jim (fucking) Sterling (son) will be happy, he (fucking) adores this game. I could never get into it even though I love roguelikes. But I'm more into the actual ASCII-type 'pure' rogues, like Brogue (which is awesome on an iPad, btw!), the original Rogue (which is extremely hard to get into) and stuff like Dwarf Fortress's Adventure-mode, along with newer ones like Caves of Qud, COGMind, Claustrophobia, and ADOM...

*continues watching sir from across the room while slowly sipping his sake*


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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.'
'They didn't listen, of course. Arrogant men never do.'-Londo Mollari, 'In The Beginning', Babylon5
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Dec 9, 2016, 20:20 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 14:55:
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 14:34:
Stop feeding the trolls!

oh the irony.

Verno wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 15:21:
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 14:34:
Stop feeding the trolls!

I bet half of your forum posts are advising people to avoid...you. Stop wasting time and space in topics with this repetitive bullshit.

Soon, everyone will be on his ignore list and the only posts he'll see are his own...and, to him, nothing will have changed whatsoever! Hell, I wouldn't put it past him to ignore himself, the fuckin' egomaniac...


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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 > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Dec 8, 2016, 23:51 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 23:01:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 20:39:
Also, Greg Lake of King Crimson and ELP has passed. He was 69.

I think this song of his can serve as a dirge of sorts.

I was never into them, but a chick I used to bang for a while was. She did a striptease for me to some song of theirs on our first date. Wasn't really paying a whole lot of attention to the music.

Once again, real classy, Cutter...geezus, leave it to you to take a thread about death and despair and turn it into an opportunity to gloat about getting your dick wet. Do you ever think about anyone else besides yourself?

Wait who am I kidding? And why the fuck am I asking anyway, I've been 'banished', as if that's a punishment...


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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 > etc.
15. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 20:23 Rigs
 
DarkCntry wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 19:24:
If psychopath is too strong a word, perhaps sociopath would be more apt.

I mean, Robin Williams was paid a shit-ton of money through his career, should we just not care that he suffered from acute depression and decided to kill himself because, of course, he was rather wealthy.

Working conditions in Japan are notoriously difficult to our Western views, so if the standards that Kojima was placed in actually rated worse than that, then yes, it is something that shouldn't be ignored because he's 'rich'.

Cutter is, and more than like will always be, a complete hardass when it comes to empathy when it happens to people he feels don't deserve it...it's his right to be that way, but it's also our right to see it for what it is.

Really couldn't have said it better, myself, actually! I kid and make jokes about his behavior but it's really abhorrent when you think about it. And yet, no matter how much he bad mouths, bullies and puts people down (like constantly), there's always a few that are totally oblivious to it. I don't know how he is IRL but I picture in my head some morally bankrupt lawyer type without an ounce of empathy or consideration for anyone. Everyone is beneath him and not worthy of his approval. I'd imagine he only has social friends that are as devoid of human compassion as he is, possibly other lawyers or serial killers. Hell, he might even be Derek Smart for all we know, I don't think the two of them have been seen in the same place at the same time...makes you wonder...

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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 > etc.
14. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 20:13 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 18:59:
Rigs wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 17:40:
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 16:07:
Dacote wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 13:08:
Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of empathy...

I'm a psychopath because I don't feel sorry for some multi-millionaire who had a tough time at work for a few months? You're fucked in the head, you know that?

Cutter, you're an egotistical, self-centered, loud mouthed Canadian douche that most of us wouldn't think twice about throwing off the side of a tall bridge...but this place wouldn't be the same without ya, sooo...just shut up and let it go and stop letting little things trigger you! You're as bad as our President-elect sometimes, man...

=-Rigs-=

Takes one to know one, right? Will you assholes shut up with the hipster-speak already? I'm so sick of people saying dumb shit like trigger and salty. It's pop-culture bullshit for weak-minded people. And you know what happens when you don't call people on their bullshit? They just keep right on doing it. Like you.

Oh, absolutely! How stupid of me to actually use the English language properly, eh? Are there any other words that we should avoid that make you unhappy, Cutter? Maybe we can write a list and Blue can post it somewhere (like on his refridgerator) so everyone can make sure we don't annoy the special snowflake that you are!

Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 18:59:
So do the rest of US a favor already and jump off that fucking bridge because you're annoying and tiresome. I should have put you on ignore with the rest of the trolls and clowns around here long ago. Consider that now rectified.

Aww! You mean you're no longer going to submit me to your rigorous personal quality control standards? But...but...that means I'll have to go on without being constantly told what an asshole loser I am and how everything I talk about and think is bullshit and annoying. Man...ruin all my fun. And there you go going all egotistical again with the whole 'US' thing. So you speak for everyone here? That's interesting. Maybe now is a good time to remind you that the world inside your head and reality are two totally different things. Don't let that discourage you from calling my mother a whore or that I'm the illegitimate lovechild of a one night stand between Randy Quaid and a really sexy (and somehow drunk) moose, though, because you're clearly a better man than I...


=-Rigs-=

This comment was edited on Dec 3, 2016, 21:02.
 
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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 > etc.
8. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 17:40 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 16:07:
Dacote wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 13:08:
Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of empathy...

I'm a psychopath because I don't feel sorry for some multi-millionaire who had a tough time at work for a few months? You're fucked in the head, you know that?

Cutter, you're an egotistical, self-centered, loud mouthed Canadian douche that most of us wouldn't think twice about throwing off the side of a tall bridge...but this place wouldn't be the same without ya, sooo...just shut up and let it go and stop letting little things trigger you! You're as bad as our President-elect sometimes, man...


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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 > Grand Theft Auto Online Import/Export This Month
1. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Import/Export This Month Dec 3, 2016, 17:02 Rigs
 
Welp, introduce crafting and survival elements and this would be the ultimate game! What the hell you waiting for, *R?! Get to it!


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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 > Crusader Kings II: Monks & Mystics Announced
2. Re: Crusader Kings II: Monks & Mystics Announced Dec 3, 2016, 00:07 Rigs
 
Ok, I'm calling it right now...

Crusader Kings 2 is the strategy genre equivalent of a released Star Citizen! (Everything and the kitchen sink!)

Not that I'm complaining...oh no, no, no, far from it, I absolutely love this game but holy cheese and crackers, Batman! How many DLC's is this now? It'd be great if they'd release like a deluxe GoTY edition. Really, though, it'd be even better if they took the time from releasing every possible idea imaginable and put that effort into a CK3, maybe with the HoI4 engine? OMG! Drool

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2016, 23:40 Rigs
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 17:12:
That driving article is pretty horrible.

I also disagree with its assertions. I've been all along the East Coast and Florida has atrocious driving. Variety of reasons for that, of course, but it's the worst I've ever seen, even worse than some of my New Jersey experiences (although around D.C. in Virginia IS really bad, #3 on the graph). The graph in the article having FL as 2nd best (49 out of 50) is completely wrong. Their methodology might be useful for insurance but in terms of actually measuring "bad driving" it's way off the mark.

OMG, whoever funded this should slink off in shame! Geezus, FL is 2nd best?!?! Do they fucking live here?! My god, the stories I could tell! Mainly of people that are either way too old or way too sick or have a disability that severely limits their ability to drive. But NONE of that seems to bother the FL DMV!

I mentioned the accident my mother had a few months ago here when Mrs. Blue was in one last month, when some guy that should not have been driving (and everyone that knew him seemed to know this) ran into the back of a stopped Dodge 1500 4x4, taking the hitch and most of the steel bumper, not to mention our mailbox with him on a joyride into the trees that line the side of our former yard. Wasn't much left to the front of his newer AcCamryPala (some circa-2000's family sedan). When his son got there, he was furious that his father was out and had been in another accident. No, this wasn't his first. The truck had stopped in our driveway, wasn't sticking out in the road, waiting for him to pass so they could back out. He bee-lined for the truckbed, apparently. He had plenty of room to go around had he done so. The man should NOT have been driving, given his age and cognitive ability. He could barely walk and his hands shook, along with wearing a hearing aid and thick glasses. I just stood there on my porch shaking my head when he came wandering out of the treeline, following the long, deep set of skidmarks he left in our lawn. He was fine otherwise. Apologized profusely and promised to pay for all the damage, which he (or rather his insurance, I guess) eventually did.

Still, the fact remains that he shouldn't have been in the drivers seat in the first place! And this happens all the time down here. There's many housing developments around this part of FL where I used to live. Hell, I lived in one. A lot of them are more upscale and their residents typically drive sedans or luxury cars/SUVs. Most of these residents are formerly from other parts of the country that come here to retire. (I suppose if you have money and no longer work, FL can be a nice place to settle down. However, if you're not financially independent and need work to survive, FL can be the HELL it's weather makes it out to be. There is nothing here for people under 35. Nothing. I'll never really understand what people see in this place unless they're tricked into thinking it's all beaches and resorts or amusements parks. It's really not. FL is maybe 3% that and 97% woods, bugs, rednecks, swamps, heat and misery) Because of that, most are senior citizens with failing health. I've seen so many close calls because the seniors driving the Lincoln didn't bother to look both ways before pulling out into traffic or slammed on their brakes to turn because, you know, they might expire before they can actually go up the road and turn around. It's ridiculous. A lot of times, if I'm on a three-lane highway, on the far lane and the middle lane is empty and someone else is in the other far lane, I won't even consider moving over to the middle because of the many times I've almost been sideswiped by some older driver that doesn't check before blasting over into the lane!

Back in 2002, about two houses down from me, there lived a woman that was in her mid-90's and still had her license. No joke! She would go to the church every Thursday to the food bank for her daughter. The DMV never gave her a test, she renewed her license through the mail whenever it was needed. To my knowledge, when she passed at 98 she still had her license. That's how bad it is!

It's not all senior citizens, though. No, unfortunately, we have our fair share of the drunks and an abnormal amount of rednecks driving just about anything imaginable. And because of the lack of inspection in FL, these cars can be tied together with shoelaces, duct tape and prayer. On the other end of the spectrum are the police. The whole 'militarization' of the police force? Yeah, we've got that here. It's like a coke addiction for them. They got APC's, armored riot gear, M-16's by the bushel and drill sargent attitudes. I made a trip about two hours away Thursday and saw no less than 10 FL State Troopers, most in souped up Dodge Chargers or big ol' Chevy SUVs. In fact, I've noticed that a lot of the local police forces have ditched their luxury cruisers and tuned interceptor vehicles for SUVs. Like all of a sudden. None of them had SUVs last year that I recall seeing. They'll sit on the side of interstates in lines of 2-4, just waiting to pounce. Other times, you'll see car after car pulled over along a ten mile stretch. Crazy!


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This comment was edited on Dec 2, 2016, 23:53.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
21. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 22:24 Rigs
 
teatime wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 20:36:
I never got this sentiment: "I already own it, why would I pay full price"

Its the assumption that someone is owed something... you bought a product originally and played it and assumably got value out of it (you could say you got what you paid for). And now a studio/developers expended effort to try and make some more money on something they put a lot of effort into, with a newer expanded market, and you want it for free because... reasons.

You paid, you played, you got value, why do you give a shit about a re-release when there are so many others games available. Literally the only thing you will notice are slightly prettier graphics.

You are not the target audience. Just enjoy what you had and move on.

p.s.
remember to downvote me to hell for my opinion
also I thought it was a fun (maybe slightly too dragged out) game, but fun
why do I give a shit and posting a comment, oh thats right... beer

edit: grammar

Basically, it's the way you think of games as a product or entertainment? If it's a product, then buying basically the same thing twice when the you can easily play the first release is a somewhat sound argument in defense of not paying for the new version. But if it's entertainment, then it's a whole different ballgame. Like movies, you pay to see it at the theater and then maybe you want to see it again, that's the same price again for the same movie (again). No one bitches about that. The movie comes out on (god I almost typed tape... ) DVD/Blu-Ray/UltraMegaSuper Blu-Ray (The -Rays are longer now!), and you buy it. Now you've paid to see it in the theater twice, say $20 and now another $20 for the Blu-Ray copy. So that's $40 for one movie. And no one has a problem with that. Just 'the way things are'. Now the 'Movie of the Year'/Collectors Edition with director commentary and a funny blooper reel comes out six-eight months later (and with an 'alternate ending!') but the movie itself is just the same ol' thing. No one has a problem buying it again, $25. So now you've gotten one movie four times (including the 2x you watched in the theater) for $65 total.

How is this any different?

When DVD came around, like cd's had done to music before it, everyone ditched those decrepit old VHS tapes for shiny discs. The same movie, just on a different format. More money, same movie. When BluRay came, same thing happened as when music went to subscription streaming/mp3 playback. Everyone jumped ship and went to it. More money, same movie.

With games, I think it's an even better deal because you almost always get some kind of bonus for getting the new release, whether it be updated visuals or the inclusion of expansions/DLC into one package. Plus games are better than movies because they're interactive. Movies never change but each playthru of a game is different, even if it's an on-the-rail shooter. You're not going to do the same extact thing you did last time.

When GTA5 came to consoles, I bought the PS3 version at 1am on launch day for $67 and nearly wore it out. When it was released again on PC, I bought it again, $60 - again! But it was on the platform I had wanted it to be on in the beginning and if I had to pay a little extra to get that, then so be it. Anyone can justify paying the money if it's something they really, REALLY want. Everyone has done it in their lives at least once.


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches
4. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches Dec 2, 2016, 21:56 Rigs
 
I'm not really an MMO player...I played EVE for a 14-day trial and got maybe two hours of it and was so overwhelmed by the multitude of crap that you can 'learn', all in real-time and most of it is just really important sounding words that ultimately mean pretty much nothing. I played, way, way, way the fuck back, Earth and Beyond and I thought that absolutely rocked! And then they shut it down (for no discernible reason). Dammit!

Fast-forward ahead a few years and I was one of the people that bought the retail of Star Trek Online on day one after being in two of the betas. But since I don't typically stay playing one game consistently, I lost interest after a few weeks. By the time I came back to it, it was going into F2P.

Since then, I've delved into Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge and some Vendetta Online (pretty much the only worthy space combat/trade MMOSim outside Elite Dangerous, which I also play sometimes (when my sucky-ass satellite internet connection feels like playing nice and letting me have a ping under 500)). I played GW2 for about an hour and ArcheAge for the same and just...got bored. Am I missing something!?

It feels like every MMO, no matter what they say, boil down to the same formula, no matter what genre they're in. Even World of War Ships/Planes/Tanks/Automobiles/OhMy! and Warthunder fall into it to a certain extent. They load you up with a ton of 'stuff', give you a paper thin reason to give a shit and then boot your ass out into the 'world' where-in you run the same quests, raids and bullshit of every other MMO. I've also dipped my toe into the SWTOR pool and was instantly done with it as soon as I got through all the preliminary stuff and on my first 'mission'. This is around the point that I lose interest in nearly every MMO I've tried.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want the game to hold my hand but a little...structure would go a long way! I don't want to resort to watching some poor bloke on YT to figure out where the fun parts are!

Having said all that, I do wonder why MMO's give players a fully leveled up character as an option when they release an expansion? Isn't the whole point of the game to get a character to that high level through playing the game? Doesn't it make it more meaningful if you're using that same character that you've spent hours turning into a virtual bad-ass? It just seems counter to the whole damn point of the game to give you something like that. Like, if you want to see the new content or end content, you need to work harder and get yourself there instead of being handed a generic prize with no history or meaning behind it. Idk, just always felt that was really odd when they did that. *shrugs*


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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
15. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 17:28 Rigs
 
yuastnav wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 17:04:
Never played it. This is the game where you cannot jump, right? God that is so stupid in a first person shooter.

Doom 1 and 2 where great, despite not being able to jump, but the thing I want in a shooter is incredibly fast gameplay, just really fast movement and great shooting. These two things are really important. How can you make a modern shooter without jumping?

Well, like you said, you never played it, so having a negative opinion on the whole game because of that one fact is kinda silly. The reason it's there (or not, as it may be) is because it's not needed. In all honesty, I can't even remember if the ability to jump is there or not in Bulletstorm and that alone proves that having it wouldn't matter. Putting something in the game because every other FPS has it (ie chest high walls, cover mechanics or washed out brown textures) is a road littered with the burned out husks of CoD sequels and clones...and thus not what this particular game was/is about...


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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
11. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 16:01 Rigs
 
Vio wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:14:
Looks crap, the old trailer of canceled prey 2 looks much better.

Christ, you people are merciless! Granted this isn't the whole 'chase down a fugitive in a large open city' ala Blade Runner that the original Prey 2 would have been but this looks pretty innovative and definitely up to today's graphical and physics standards. Remember, like it or not, we're held to what the consoles can do, so if this was just a PC game, it would probably look 100% better, especially if they pulled a Crysis and only built for DX11 cards and up. I don't like it anymore than any of you do but that's the reality we live in. Still, it forces devs to be creative instead of giving them 'unlimited' resources to go crazy. Keep in mind all the unique shit they used to do for 8-bit and 16-bit consoles and 286/386/486 PC's with 640k...sometimes limits are a good thing...

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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
9. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 15:38 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:14:
I loved it:

- The plot was much more fun, and far less childish, than the trailers made it seem

- Yes, it was linear, but no more so than Half Life or Half Life 2. Those kinds of games get endlessly bashed here, with people showing Doom maps where you ran all over the exact same spot over and over and over. I don't think it's a problem. It's hard to tell a story without driving the player in a direction

- The lasso mechanic was a ton of fun. So was giving points for unique kills. I had a blast trying to get the highest point kills, or figuring out how to get every bonus

- Multiplayer actually was fun, but because it was just lassoing. Multiplayer was solely PvE, and just you and a team trying to hit a point limit in rounds. You had to cooperate to get there. This was superaddicting for about two weeks, then I never wanted to see it again

- The biggest complaint I can give is one I'd read elsewhere - the weapons felt like they were made for a different game. You're not super fast in this game, but so many weapons seemed like they'd work best if you were. As if the game was slowed down later in development


Still a blast. Was outsold by Homefront, which came out the same week. Homefront as a dull slog. This was something unique and original. Maybe not for everyone, but unique and original

Spot on, B-man! I didn't play it went it first came out, but I did play the demo, which was great! The mechanics were unique and it seemed like a nice fresh take on the FPS-genre when everyone was doing chest-high walls or brown military slugfests. Those are in here too, no doubt, but you don't mind them so much. The story, OMG, the story! It stayed interesting, even when you get to the end that's not quite the end. I thought I was done and then had to run like hell to *spoiler* catch the last escape pod off planet. The dialog is funny and keeps you interested in what's going on. You don't just say to yourself, 'yeah, yeah, shut up! c'mon!', you want more of it.

When I got to the full version, it had long since fallen off the charts but at the end I wanted more! Though, playing the game as Duke isn't exactly what I was looking for. The ending is kind of a cliffhanger, so I wonder if they're putting this out to gauge interest in a sequel?


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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 28, 2016, 17:26 Rigs
 
Hmmm, soon you'll have to take out a mortgage just for a phone...or a 52-month loan like on a car! Fucking ridiculous!


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 03:34 Rigs
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:22:
Rigs wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:14:
I've stopped going to funerals anymore. I just can't handle it. It takes too much out of me. I remember them my own way.
Yeah.. I gave up on funerals in my early 30s. Since then, immediate family only.

Sounds like you've had a really bad run, Rigs. Here's to hoping it is over and things make a turn to the positive for you. And I echo your condolences to anyone having lost significant person in your lives recently.

Thank you, I appreciate it! I'm really seriously hoping 2017 will be a better, if even just quieter, year...


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