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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 > Dead Rising 4 Infecting More Platforms Next Month
2. Re: Dead Rising 4 Infecting More Platforms Next Month Feb 22, 2017, 21:53 Rigs
 
I know most people prefer the 'Walking Dead' type of zombie apocalypse but really, TWD is more about the people than the zombies. The zombies are just the back dressing, props for the soap opera. Take the zombies out and put in radiation instead, or some killer virus or nanobots or whatever and it's still the same. (and of all places to set a zombie series, rural Georgia?! how...exciting)

Anyway, I think the zombie game that really got to me the most was Dying Light. I just couldn't get enough of the atmosphere and the story. Though, I do have one big complaint and that's the ending to the expansion (which seems to be the ending to the story altogether). It's like everything you did didn't matter worth shit because it all goes up in nuclear fire anyway. So what was the fucking point? But regardless of that, I just recently read the book that accompanied the original release (yes, there was a book, called 'Nightmare Row') and I HIGHLY suggest you read it if you want something that will move you. Again, even with the book, the main protagonists goal is...questionable. There's some plot holes. But it gives a good rundown of what happened in Harran before Kyle Crane got there. Now, if you do read the book, know that it has a pretty sad ending and that it was originally written in polish by an English-speaking author and then translated over to English (instead of writing it originally in English like logic would dictate) I dunno what they were thinking, so the book has some quirks, especially with putting commas everywhere. Just ignore it, read the story, it's really good.

Oh, and isn't Frank West dead? *shrugs*


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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week
11. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week Feb 22, 2017, 14:02 Rigs
 
dangerman77 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 10:50:
...I have bounced off of other TW games in the past...

Off topic: That's the fourth or fifth time I've heard that phrase this month. Is this a new phrase? I'd never heard it before and now it seems to be everywhere. What am I missing?

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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 22, 2017, 13:50 Rigs
 
So..I'm curious. I'm not a big MMO player, I have a pretty shitty Net connection, but I've had an itch to get into an MMO. I'm not really interested in WoW, I'm not a fantasy-type. AO looks pretty good. I've been thinking about Runescape too. I've tried Archeage and Guild Wars 2 and they're a little overwhelming. I'm just looking for an RPG with trade and player housing, mainly. Maybe some mining if it's available. Any suggestions?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
99. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 22, 2017, 13:19 Rigs
 
Blue wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 08:43:
Rigs wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 23:38:
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:35:
Yeah, he's a dick. He's a dick to everybody. Get over it. And if you can't, put him on ignore. Not like he gives a shit.

But aren't you then rewarding that behavior through inaction?

No, you combat trolls through inaction. You empower them by getting worked up and reacting.

For once I don't agree. Doing that, in that way, sounds like you don't want to risk touching something because you don't want to deal with the chaos in the aftermath. There has to be a better way. You never fix a problem by ignoring it and hope it goes away.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
94. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 21, 2017, 23:38 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:35:
Yeah, he's a dick. He's a dick to everybody. Get over it. And if you can't, put him on ignore. Not like he gives a shit.

But aren't you then rewarding that behavior through inaction? Some people take nothing said as approval, especially trolls. There comes a point when something has to be done. I'm not saying banning is the only thing but at some point, somewhere, a line has to be drawn because if not, the problem just escalates.

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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Released
20. Re: Halo Wars 2 Released Feb 21, 2017, 18:22 Rigs
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 16:03:
Watched TotalBiscuit's first impressions. I'm passing on this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wafeoOv6C0A

Yeah, I watched that one and the one about the keybinding last night. While I generally have no problem with Mr. British Biscuit (Tally Ho, good chap!) I've noticed that he'll nearly crucify some games and then others that have problems of their own, some much worse, he doggedly puts up with and gives a favorable impression of. I don't know why exactly, maybe it's just because he's human with tastes but there was a point about late last year that I just didn't connect with him anymore and the HaloWars2 vid was the first one I'd watched of his for quite some time. I know he's has health issues but he just isn't as...varied...in his commentary as he once was, I'll put it that way.

Still, it seems HaloWars2 is just more of HaloWars1, which is just fine with me. I really do hope they kept the awesome soundtrack going for the second one. I listen to the first ones often. You wouldn't think an FPS series would have such an grand and compelling soundtrack as Halo does, but there it is. I'm genuinely surprised each time a HALO game comes out by the quality of it's music. Highlights are REACH and ODST, for me, anyway. Since they parted ways with Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori, it's been downhill, IMO. It took me a long time to warm up to Halo4 and 5's soundtrack.

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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed?
26. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed? Feb 21, 2017, 13:46 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 07:04:
Leper wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 10:51:
Xactly. Those times have long sailed where shit gets cheaper when new shit comes out. Nowadays old shit simply goes EOL outta stock and is replaced by some new (often times more expensive) shit.

There's still plenty of old shit on eBay...

In 2004 I had a bad experience with a CPU I bought on eBay that the seller had overcocked to hell and sold broken. Never again.

Wait, wait, wait...do you want me to point out the flaw in that thinking or....?

You sound like my mother. She has a friend that had one bad experience with buying something on Amazon and now she boycotts it as if it killer her dog. Anyone mentions 'Amazon' and she goes into the story about her friend buying some cheap thing on Amazon and it was the wrong size and broken. Of course, her friend, another senior citizen, also swore off Amazon because of it and didn't try to get a refund because they figured they'd be arguing with the seller from some small Chinese sweatshop and wouldn't be able to get anywhere. Obviously, you can see the problems with this.

I wouldn't say that eBay has gotten 'better' since 2004, but it has gotten easier to spot liars, you just go for the ones with the highest ratings. That may sound obvious but the thing about people with high ratings is they will do anything to keep it and bad feedback is the last thing they want. A lot of them will bend over backwards to help you. I'd say try it again.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
89. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 21:17 Rigs
 
I just deleted the whole thing, I was in a bad mood all day and kept making changes to it and I decided that I just didn't want to argue anymore. So if he was trying to be nice about it, so be it.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
87. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 21:16 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 19:35:
I have seen complaints against other people, including Slick. I don't mind long posts as long as there's a reason and not just waffle but that's a bit subjective. With a couple of people (like space captain) I think it's in your best interests to be concise as comprehensive answers just gives them more to misunderstand.

I probably should have put 'almost no one'...in fact, I'll do just that! Thumbsup

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
84. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 13:36 Rigs
 
Tired of arguing.

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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed?
15. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed? Feb 19, 2017, 18:36 Rigs
 
Slick wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 18:28:
Xero wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 18:23:
Confirm anything!!! I just want some price drops already on the 1070!

If the leaks are to be believed, the 2070 is going to launch soon at a lower price than the 1070, with slightly better performance.

That sounds a little...stupid...to me. Why/How would the 2070 be faster and cost less?


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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed?
11. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed? Feb 19, 2017, 16:08 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 14:33:
GinRummy wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 14:23:
is the "ti" version higher or lower specs than the version without?
"ti" versions are normally higher specced.
https://www.quora.com/What-does-Ti-mean-in-NVIDIA-GPUs

If my mind hasn't eroded completely since the last millennium, wasn't 'Ti' just a shortened 'Titanium' from the Geforce 3 and 4 series? As the Q&A stated, they first started with 'MX' (like my Hercules-branded Geforce2 MX card, which was the first 'mainstream' mass marketed 3D card with a low enough price point - $250 for a GF2MX/32mb, that replaced my ageing Rendition-based Diamond Stealth S220/4mb and dual Diamond Monster3D-2-branded Voodoo2's (8mb each) in SLI) but then dropped that in favor of 'Titanium' and then just 'Ti'...from what I remember anyway... *shrugs*

Pigeon wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 16:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 15:26:
WTF, so they're changing the numbering scheme again? Why no 1100s?

This is how the marketing executives make it look like they're doing something. 'We need to show the customers how fresh and new our cards are and by that I mean we've refreshed our old new cards. Thus hence forth we shall increase model numbers by the sum of 1000, no more no less. Brilliant yes? Now where's my bonus?'

As much as I hate to admit it, AMD did the same thing with both their 6000-series and then when they carried the 7000-series over to the short lived 8000-series and then on to the R-series. So, for once, nVidia isn't the only sly son of a bitch here trying to get a one up on unwary consumers...

HoSpanky wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 16:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 15:26:
WTF, so they're changing the numbering scheme again? Why no 1100s?

It seems unlikely they'd go to a 2000 series, especially since it's not really a big change from the 1000. Dunno. Slick may just be bad at numbers.

It's not his numbers, he listed his source right in his post, did you not see it? Or are you taking a dig at him for the whole 'STEAM 30%'-thing the other day? Confused

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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
27. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 18, 2017, 20:16 Rigs
 
Slick wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 19:37:
This man has the world's most punchable face.

He looks like the illegitimate love child of Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) and Jon Stewart (Daily Show).

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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
16. Re: On Sale Feb 18, 2017, 18:22 Rigs
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 17:39:
Rigs wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 17:14:
I think I would be more excited if it was:

'MS Promises DOS Exclusive Games'

Microsoft stopped using the DOS acronym years ago. They call it Command Prompt. So I think you're looking for 'MS Promises Retro Command Prompt Exclusive Games'

I like that even better! A long title like that makes it sound like they're putting REAL effort into it! And it has all my favorite words!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
79. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 18, 2017, 17:34 Rigs
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 12:52:
>snip childish bullshit trying to be 'edgy'<

You're right about one thing. I'm tired. I should be respectful about time, my own. You sit there and bitch about having respect for the reader, what about the one that wrote it? I'm not getting paid to sit here and play patty cake with your childish ass. So, for now on, I'm not. You can enjoy the vast view from the top of my Ignore list, so I wouldn't bother replying. A look at your posts for the last few days shows I'm not missing much. Say, if I had a choice to be remembered for writing possibly rambling but informative and enjoyable posts or hate fueled, spiteful and ignorant rants spit at anyone that has the unfortunate luck to have you reply to them...well, I think you know which I'd take.

I've tried to be just a lurker before and it sorta worked but as I said, I'm tired. I really do have better things to do than explain my position and defend my opinion in nearly every discussion I get into. Oh! There's me going on with all the 'I's' again...I better shut my mouth before I trigger some 'special' snowflakes...


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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
7. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 18, 2017, 17:14 Rigs
 
I think I would be more excited if it was:

'MS Promises DOS Exclusive Games'

But then, I'm a nostalgia whore nerd, so I'm probably the only one...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 15:23 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:42:
Yeah I don't have time to read or respond to all of that.

You had time to read the entire thread yet not enough to read my three paragraphs? Inquisitive

Okay... Movingalong


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
68. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 14:22 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:03:
Blue makes those decisions ultimately and he's allowed this guy back several times. I noticed you use the word I a lot there but you need to remember this place doesn't just revolve around your needs.

I know what Blues role is here, thanks. I use the word 'I' a lot because I don't believe in speaking for everyone else. Thus the reason I made the post in the first place pretty much asking for opinions (you know, the whole 'vote' thing?). Obviously, I'm not the only one to have the opinion that they're tired of hearing his crap. Had I been a selfish little shit, I'd just have spammed the 'Report' button and bothered Blue while he was busy with more important things. I didn't.

Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:03:
I see you arguing just as frequently as SC but often times you take it more seriously and it seems to escalate beyond what is necessary. In the past I had the same problem and I forced myself to take a step back and chill out a bit on here and not take it so seriously or insist on always getting the last word.

So perhaps a little rumination on your end before you start calling for bans.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'arguing just as frequently as SC'? I certainly don't put people down in every post I make. I try not to make people feel stupid because they disagree with something I say or I disagree with them. Like I said before, I even tried to be nice to him yesterday, asking just what his deal was and he couldn't even give me that. I'm a very open minded person, I think. I consider everyone's point of view and don't consider anyone's opinion to be less than my own. That's what four years on a high school debate team teaches you. And I actually did take a break for a time and said very little after our little argument months ago. Do I always try to get the last word? No, but I try to make sure that my side of the discussion/argument has been fully explained.

So, with all seriousness, I'm curious...should I've just kept my mouth shut? I've been here twenty years and change. I obviously like being here and I think if we all got together in some kind of big 'Con or meeting, I would consider many of you friends. I try not to step on anyone's toes but I do still have my opinions and they don't always mesh with the status quo. (Like my stance on Steam or on torrenting) I'm still going to defend my actions if I think they're right but I'm certainly not above admitting when I'm wrong. That's more than a lot of posters can say. If you feel I'm 'whiny', so be it. It's something I'll have to live with.

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Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:21:
SC is an odd duckling but sometimes says some very insightful and penetrating comments. He doesn't have much of a bullshit filter but that's ok. Sometimes people need to be called out a bit. Does he take it too far sometimes? Sure. So does Cutter, in fact I would argue Cutter is far more toxic. If we're expected to tolerate him then people like SC are small potatoes.

'Too far sometimes'?! That's a serious understatement! Have you looked at his past posts?! Just like the last two or three months even?

I wouldn't mind giving Cutter a shove down the laundry shoot but it's not gonna happen. Much like Trump, he's just 'too big to fail'. Still, as much as I can't stand what Cutter says sometimes, he does participate much more than SC and doesn't constantly put people down, though when he does he goes WAY over the top. And then is when he should be reeled in.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 14:04 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 12:50:
Rigs wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 02:10:
I don't ignore anyone. It's not in my nature.

But it IS in your nature to ask for someone being banned? Because that's... better?

Depends on the situation. I never said I was better than anyone else. I don't preach from a moral high ground. I'm no saint. I'm just sick of constantly seeing him put others down for no reason other than to be a douche (and because he either, A] is really trolling or B] thinks it makes him more intelligent or C] thinks it makes him somehow better than everyone else). Are you playing Devil's Advocate or are you really asking if my wanting him banned is somehow worse than what he does? Thanks for questioning my integrity over the use of one word, though, I appreciate that, Creston. Of everything said in this thread, I'm not quite sure why you jumped at that particular thing, but so be it. Disappointing.

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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Transfers Ending
5. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 12:27 Rigs
 
Rhett wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 12:17:
Not sure why anyone would even be playing anymore on those old consoles, without the DLC. The DLC is what (barely) makes it worth playing... I imagine right now they're stuck with not many ways to make money either.

I dunno what you're talking about, my daughter has the PS3 version and I have the 360 version and both work just fine without DLC (because I'm a cheap bastard). Does this mean they're shutting down the older console versions as well? Now that would suck. I mean, the single-player experience is just as fine as it ever was. Yeah, it's last gen, the graphics kinda suck but the gameplay hasn't changed much. Like I said, I never got the DLCs so I don't know if they changed anything, gameplay-wise, with them. I obviously also have the PC version, which I consider the 'Ultimate' version anyway. So I'm not missing much. It would just suck for my daughter. She loves the game and only has her PS3. :/

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