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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 > 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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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 17, 2017, 17:21 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 13:55:
PlayStation 3 Production Ending Soon In Japan.

Didn't realize they were still making these. I guess it makes sense, since some people probably have extensive libraries they'd like to keep playing.

How soon before we see a PS3 emulator on PC?

My guess? About 2030. It takes a PC at least two and half times the power of the platform it's emulating. Unless we get something...unexpected...from the normal drip drip that we're getting now, it's going to be a while, if ever. The PS3 wasn't exactly easy to develop for with it's custom hardware. See: Sega Saturn. I could be wrong and frequently am. But that's IMO.

Flatout 4 On Nintendo Switch Certainly Possible, Says Publisher.

Having not read the article yet, wasn't the next car game from them going to be 'Wreckfest'? Which is...limping along (sadly)?

EDIT: Yup, here you go, I was wrong. When was FL4TOUT (oh god!) announced?! And where the hell was I?!

EDIT EDIT: Ohhh! This is another Flatout3 situation. Blech! Puke Come on! We have these super powerful and sophisticated systems and this is all you can come up with!? Geezus! This is PS2 level shit! WTF?!

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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Free Edition Launched
8. Re: Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Free Edition Launched Mar 17, 2017, 17:01 Rigs
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 13:34:
Hmm I like 40k...And I like free...I'll give it a try.

Watched a YouTube clip of someone playing and that didn't look terribly fun. Will see...

Looks horrible, jumps in to see for himself anyway...you have my respect, Tumbler. Good for you! Salute

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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
4. Re: New AMD ReLive Drivers Mar 16, 2017, 11:28 Rigs
 
Vio wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 05:24:
Rigs wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 23:17:
I rather prefer Cinema Snob's take on it, myself. (First movie's review here)

For Honor™ may experience texture flickering or a black screen in game menus or when performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.

I thought they didn't support more than 2 GPUs for SLI? Or are they talking about older setups? (Or am I completely wrong and thinking nVidia?!) Wacko

Nvidia 10X0 cards only support 2 card SLI.

Yeah, I know, I meant to say does Crossfire support more than 2 GPUs at once or is it like nVidia's SLI now? And if so, what's with the note in the driver patch log?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 15, 2017, 23:20 Rigs
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 22:16:
Creston wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 15:43:

$3500 rent, right?

$2950 for a 1bd/1bath... yeah, everything has its downside. Toss in brokerage fees and the security deposit and there was some definite sticker shock when it came time to get the cashier's check for move-in.

HOLY Christ! Wow That's half a years rent for me! Guess I ain't goin' home anytime soon then...

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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
2. Re: New AMD ReLive Drivers Mar 15, 2017, 23:17 Rigs
 
I rather prefer Cinema Snob's take on it, myself. (First movie's review here)

For Honor™ may experience texture flickering or a black screen in game menus or when performing a task switch in 4x Multi GPU system configurations.

I thought they didn't support more than 2 GPUs for SLI? Or are they talking about older setups? (Or am I completely wrong and thinking nVidia?!) Wacko

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 14, 2017, 19:03 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 13:19:
BobBob wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 11:12:
It's not just the weather. Compared to Southern Californians, the people there seem a lot more stressed out, pushy, in your face, and take themselves far too seriously. I regularly visited Manhattan Upper East Side many years ago. I prefer our laid-back California beach culture that we have here. You too may realize that distinctive cultural difference and wish to return.

I can't see where you'd get the impression that New Yorkers are any of the things you describe. The epitome of polite behavior in the city is leaving other people alone and minding your own business, and unless confronted, that's most of them act. Not to presume, but describing people as "taking themselves far too seriously" (and all those other things for that matter) sounds like someone who wasn't respecting boundaries (perhaps by being too laid back?).

I'm with Blue on this, born and bred in North Jersey (I moved to FL when I was 15 in 1993, I was there for the Superstorm of '93, which was almost exactly 24 years ago, to the day - March 12th-13th, 1993, we got 32 inches of snow in Stillwater, Sussex County, with six foot snow drifts that didn't melt until mid-May), while I can't stand NYC weekend drivers (and conversely, they can't stand us), I've never had problems with anyone on a social level. As Blue says, most people just do their thing and keep to themselves. Back in the late 70's, early-mid 80's, the city was a lot different. For all his screaming rhetoric now, Giuliani cleaned the place up good. My sister used to go into the city in the 80's, when she was in her 20's, all the time and we'd worry every time. During the 90's, when she worked there, we didn't really have that same level of fear.

I went back to NJ for a year in 2000-01 (first living in Passaic and then Rutherford/Wallington) and went for a job interview that took me to the base of the Twin Towers not five months before they fell. I went alone, one of the only times I'd done so and I got lost in the subway. Not only did the people in the booths let me go where I needed to for free, they radioed ahead and had someone there at the other end to show me where to go when I got off. Nicest people I could have ever hoped to have run into. I actually didn't make it to the other end I was supposed to go to because they made us get off the subway about four blocks from where I was going but I just walked the rest of the way after asking where to go again. Standing at the bottom of the North Tower and looking up...never forget it! It just kept going and going...my interview was across the street and had I gotten the job, I would have been there on 9/11.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 23:27 Rigs
 
OpticNerve wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 22:53:
But both pale in comparison to The Last Starfighter.

Which is in desperate need of a up-to-date space combat sim treatment...with RPG elements. Or maybe Star Citizen-ish but in the 'Starfighter' universe? Drool

'Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend The Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada!'

C'mon, I want my own Gunstar! *pew pew pew*

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
3. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2017, 20:34 Rigs
 
I've got a bad feeling about this. It's as if a million voices cried out in terror and then Mass Effect: Andromeda was suddenly released.

Oh wait, wrong franchise. To boldly go where LA Noire's face technology (from six years ago) obviously never dared to...damn!

Let's see...If you go to Andromeda, you will di-...shit!

This isn't the Mass Effect you're looking for...ahh, came full circle! I give up! Wacko

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2017, 19:47 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 15:40:
So, I give up playing the Steam version of Shadowrun Dragonfall. I got stuck at the loading screen, no game save loads. I have tried several saves. The problem is not new and has not been fixed sinc 2014 (there are a couple of Steam forum threads dealing with the problem). Great job, Harebrained!!!! It seems the GOG version does not have the problem, and currently Shadowfall is 80% off at GOGs Spring Sale. Sooooo... shall I invest the few bucks and actually pay Harebrained even more money although they don't fix an old bug? Aaaaah... But I want more Shadowrun... DAMN!

No, you bought the game, now play the game you bought with your money and do what all the other people do when they can't play the game they bought because of some game-breaking bug...torrent that bitch! (Hell, I've got it, I'd send it to ya if my internet connection weren't just shy of dial-up!) If you bought it, there's no reason why, in my mind, you can't torrent the GoG version. Doesn't GoG let you get STEAM games already in your library through GoG Galaxy?

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News Comments > Morning Patches
8. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 9, 2017, 21:05 Rigs
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 20:39:
these procedural games with tech trees should have AI species which are also climbing up the tech tree ladder and producing items and goods and so forth, claiming territory, ranging from friendly to hostile, forming alliances and conflicts, etc.

theres just no point to wandering around an empty sandbox

From what I've seen and the scuttlebutt on the various forums, that's what they're eventually leaning toward - basically what you saw in the trailers, in game. Yes, yes, 'it should have been there to begin with!'. I think they know that. (How could they not know that by now?!) I really have to commend the devs that are still there at HG working on this, after the dumpster firestorm of shit and subsequent damning to hell for eternity that was it's release. NOTE: THIS IN NO WAY CONDONES WHAT WAS DONE OR HOW THE GAME WAS SHOWN BEFORE RELEASE! (You know, because if you say one good thing about it, some automatically take this to mean that you have no problem with how they handled it's PR)

From what I've seen and taking the last patch into consideration, I think they're dedicated to giving us what we originally wanted from NMS in the first place and they're trying to put in the ground work for the 'faction system' and other NPC's. It's funny, I was >just< wondering about what was going on over there not two days ago. I even fired it up with the 'Foundation' update and played a little, thinking maybe this was it, with the recent announcement of the new projects, they'd moved on. But I'm pleasantly surprised this wasn't the case...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 9, 2017, 12:54 Rigs
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 02:20:
Whoa whoa whoa, the USA has numerous, glaring flaws, but IHOP is a sacred institution! Where else can you go for high carb breakfast food at any time of day or night, and get into a drunken fist fight to burn off some of those calories?

Uh, Denny's? Waffle House? MickyD's? The U.S. caters to many fine establishments where you can get your punch on...after a hearty breakfast, of course!

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News Comments > Overwatch Custom Game Exploit Warning
2. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 9, 2017, 12:38 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 12:29:
I'm not sure why the scale is somehow

People abusing the shit out of it -------------- no xp in custom game mode!

with literally nothing in between?

He said the end 'of the scale' is turning off XP. He didn't say that it was just a two step journey to that point. He's making a plea now before more measures are instituted. He didn't say the next step was turning off XP altogether. He really didn't say what the next step was. But I agree it's odd that they can find this behavior but not program it out of the game to begin with. Sounds like it would be a trivial thing to do given the circumstances.

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News Comments > WoW Bans
3. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 9, 2017, 12:30 Rigs
 
There's more to this story than they're letting on. Expect a full synopsis to magically appear out of nowhere on Arse or Kotaku in a couple days after everyone has totally forgotten about it. Probably someone pissed someone off at Blizz, most likely by scamming them...

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News Comments > Panzer Corps 2 Announced
3. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 8, 2017, 17:15 Rigs
 
Panzer (anything...heck, I'd take Panzer Mechanic 1943!) 2 = Hell yes!

Move to 3D = ehhh...mmm...maybe? I dunno. Whenever the 2D strategic wargames went 3D, it was the end. Like Panzer General 3D. Does anyone play it? No. Why would you? I'm not sold yet. They need to really show that the basic core gameplay is still there as always and that the 3D adds to it, not overshadows it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 8, 2017, 00:10 Rigs
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 23:03:
I'm pretty sure you didn't and still may not... you characterized your reply as civil, mature, and taking the high road.
It wasn't.

Rigs wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 23:29:
I'm sorry that I clicked your name to see what you said, since you're now 'Ignored'. I let curiosity get the better of me and now I regret it. But most of all, I'm sorry I ever even bothered to say anything to you in the first place. I thought you were one of the cool posters on here, I honestly did. I'd never had a problem with you before and I've seen your name tied to multiple news submissions, which is respectable. But the only thing you're doing now is making yourself out to look like a total fool and it's a damn shame. It's like with every post, you regress to a younger, more immature mindset. So if you want to keep doing that, then go right ahead. I really couldn't care less, I won't see it.

That wasn't civil and mature? Ok. I was trying to end my part of the argument without devolving into name calling and personal attacks. Whether one sentence was 'cringy' or not, I think it was far better than what was put up by those I was responding to. But whichever. That's your opinion. Fine. Are you done? (I still don't understand why you're even here to begin with and why you chose that one small thing to give me a hard time about?)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 7, 2017, 22:51 Rigs
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 22:36:
Just eat the eyerolls, move on.

I was done with this argument, long done, but then Verno came around, for whatever reason, after saying this at the end of our last discussion when I ended it...
Verno wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 10:38:
Bygones be bygones and all that is fine with me.

..and put what he did when he hadn't been in the discussion at any time nor was it about him nor did anyone want his input. So, I figure if anyone can just pull out a random piece of what I say and shit on it then I can at least respond.

Sepharo wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 22:46:
I was hoping to explain his eyeroll since you didn't seem to get it.

Yes, I get it. I got it when I wrote it. I had reasons for writing it the way I did. If it sounded 'cringy' or 'not like an adult', I don't know what to tell you...maybe what you're all telling ME - Move on?

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