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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description ATI fanboi - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - Custom PC builder (25 years)
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 30, 2016, 10:50 Rigs
 
I've never understood the appeal of using Windows Search to open programs. I never use Search at all, typically. In fact, I've disabled it several times while following BlackViper's Services List (of non-essential Windows services that can be disabled). However, now with nearly 5tb of space, I've found myself using it more often to find certain files (that I swear I just freakin' downloaded in the last day or two and where the hell did they go?!? And get the hell off my lawn! )...

I realize some people are into macros or keyboard shortcuts but for me, the 'official' 'long way' is good enough. I feel that it encourages more casual (or those learning) users that may be watching to do it the 'right way'. Of course, this is all subjective on preference. I'm not saying your way is not as good as mine, just that for me, myself, and I, the long-way around is adequate.


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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
15. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 30, 2016, 09:20 Rigs
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 09:26:
Rigs wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:58:
and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism...

They probably made a point of including her because it's a video about a new version of their game, they're probably going to feature new stuff - but more significantly, your tone seems to be dismissive of feminism yet if "because feminism" is the reason why games don't ignore women's existence then feminism in video games is very important.

Cool your jets, mate...I was just channeling my inner John Oliver, not making a quasi-political statement about the depiction of the opposite sex in video games. My 'dismissive tone' was on purpose, not a declaration of personal opinion and/or feeling...we don't need to start putting formal disclaimers in our forum signatures, I hope... Inquisitive


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2016, 08:25 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 07:17:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 04:27:
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 23:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 20:08:
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 15:16:
Fuckin tool rentals. I need a hammer drill for 2 concrete walls for furring strips, how much to rent it for four hours? $70 or $100 for the day. I can buy one for that. How do those companies stay in business?
You should have got it from g2a.

I bet drill rental in Thailand is a faction of that price. Maybe he could check it online and try offering that.

OMG, you guyz are killing me.

Hey Cutter, you can rent a hammer drill in Russia for $10 / day. Why aren't you paying $10? It's a fracking mystery!
And this, amongst other things, is why i am a daily reader of Bluesnews.

*nods enthusiastically*


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Goodbye, Mr. Garibaldi... Jul 29, 2016, 10:17 Rigs
 

R.I.P.: Jerry Doyle, 'Babylon 5' Actor and EpicTimes Founder, Dies. Thanks Neutronbeam.


I have no words. Just...so fucking tired of losing people...
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
10. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 08:58 Rigs
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 17:28:
So they made the graphics a bit more shiny, made the animations a bit smoother. The Equipment is looking fantastic. But I just do not see any improvement from the older farming sim games.

Its like farm equipment porn. Throw in some terrain deformation, or make it like Spintires where the ground gets messed up the more you use it. Or allow you to customize the farm land. Something! its just driving farm equipment around a plastic map. I give up.

+1 Nod

Indeed, while watching (and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism... #feminism #farmthisbitch), all I could think about (beyond wondering why the female farmer didn't resemble Lara Croft and/or Kim Kardashian (#bigbootyfarmgirls #citygirlslikeredneckstoo)) was when they were going to get around to actually employing real-time physics to the various plants and vehicles? (not to mention certain other physical attributes (#farmersdaughtersgonewild)) Having terrain deformation would be a huge step in the right direction. I mean, Red Faction did this how many decades ago?! Why isn't this a standard feature in all simulations nowadays? Nearly every FPS has individual plants and many are destructible, so why not here? It's a major part of the game! This just looks like a pretty mobile game at best...someone wake me up when they decide to actually get serious... Bored


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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 24, 2016, 20:17 Rigs
 
10 Things I Hate About Click-Baity Articles In Modern Online Media


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 24, 2016, 20:15 Rigs
 
Who the hell keeps buying GTA5?! I know it was on sale but damn...it's old news now, FFS...Bring on GTA6!

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News Comments > Shattered Skies Launches
10. Re: Shattered Skies Launches Jul 22, 2016, 03:42 Rigs
 
Kegaro wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 01:05:
I'd be a bit leery of this title. It's brought to you by the mastermind behind such wonderful games as Infestation:Survivor Stories and Romero's Aftermath... Sergey Titov

I'd wait to see what the reviews say next week. Most of the current reviews are by beta testers.

Oh Christ on a cracker, he's at it again?!? Fuckin' hell, this guy just doesn't quit! This is what? Like the 4th different game with the same premise? Someone needs to lock this guy up in a padded room and throw away the key. I had ALL of my fill with WarZ...I still watch TotalBiscuit's one time play-through of it whenever I need a good laugh.

(On a side note, I'm gonna really hate losing that man, last I heard he wasn't doing well at all...'course that was a few months ago, I've been on a very restricted internet connection since, so WTF do I know, eh? )

Anyway, this needs to stop. STEAM/VALVE need to put this guy in check...someone sic Jim (Fucking) Sterling (Son) on him!

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 20, 2016, 19:16 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 05:19:
Rigs wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 20:13:
"Man Threatens Pokémon Go Players, Arrested For "Terroristic Threat."

'Get the hell off my lawn!'


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That was you, wasn't it Rigs.

I've been advised by counsel to invoke my 5th amendment rights under threat of self-incrimination...

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 18, 2016, 20:13 Rigs
 
"Man Threatens Pokémon Go Players, Arrested For "Terroristic Threat."

'Get the hell off my lawn!'


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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
26. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 20:06 Rigs
 
Be sure to download and read my new e-book, 'How to Live and Prosper in a World of Florps', purchased wherever reputable e-books are sold! And look for my add-on book, coming soon, 'Florps, Profits and YOU!', which is free to Florp Season Pass holders!


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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
36. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 18, 2016, 01:56 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 11:36:
Rigs wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 03:23:
I think what it is, though, especially with Roberts, is that he's seen what little he can do and the reaction he gets from it. Pushing out dreams is so lucrative that having to actually make those dreams reality is too much effort. He got to eat his cake, he doesn't want to have to do the dishes now. The man is creative, there's no doubt about it and if he could write as well as he can world-build, he'd be a master novelist, up there with the likes of Clancy, Crichton, Clarke, Tolkien and Martin. He's good at convincing people to trust him. A master manipulator. But like George Lucas, he can't stop himself from tweaking his dream to fit everyone's tastes. And as such, it's never realized, never finished. The man probably does want everyone to have the ultimate space-trading-combat-sim but I don't think he knows where to stop. He doesn't understand that you can't please all the people all the time. Him and Peter Molyneux are two peas in a dream pod. They want everyone to have the game they've always dreamed of but it's just not possible. Even when you throw unlimited money at it.

Rigs, you have a great take on this. I've believed it was more this (incompetence rather than malicious scam). And an apt comparison to George Lucas.

Well, thank you! It was a little disjointed but it all just came flooding out of my head at once and I was typing as fast as I could before I forgot what I wanted to say...lol...They should tell aspiring writers in college that that is probably how your best work will be written - in a caffeine-fueled flash without warning and typically almost never with an adequate writing utensil around to capture it. I just got lucky this time...

KS wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 09:25:
Add a few paragraph breaks and this is a decent article for a game web site.

I'd be more than willing to sign-up to be Blues' first official games reviewer and simulations columnist...

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
35. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 18, 2016, 01:48 Rigs
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 22:28:
And how many times are they going to rewrite the netcode? They've been "rewriting" it for years now. I'm aware of at least 2-3 big delays while they "rewrote the netcode".

That reminded me just now of that stupid Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode about the fighting game developers and the one lead dev, ('spoilers', btw) who turns out to be the murderer (big shock), is always saying he has to work on the 'polygons for the back wall'. Like, wtf? Like they picked up a book on game development, saw that games use polygons and then wrote the lines without any other research. And they used those 'jet engine'-type lookin' garish PC cases that were popular in the mid-2000's, too, for the big, rich, game dev that the 'bad' dev was in competition with. Every time I saw it, I just rolled my eyes and lol'd. They picked up a copy of Maximum PC or CPU for research and that was about it, it seemed.

Anyway, totally off-topic...your comment just reminded me of that...

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One & Darth Vader VR Game Revealed
17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One & Darth Vader VR Game Revealed Jul 18, 2016, 01:26 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 21:04:
Jackplug wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 17:20:
Oh dear, the nightmare still wont go away. You can see its gonna be just as corny and garbage as the 1st part.

slick or battlefront?


~ZING!

I love this fucking place...


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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
20. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 03:23 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 00:22:
thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 21:31:
I wonder how many fanatics will blame Derek Smart and everyone else they can try to find as a scapegoat instead of Chris Roberts.
Chris Roberts will go into hiding for 6 months or a year, and then he'll come back with another project and ask for more money and everyone he just ripped off with Star Citizen will pony up more cash.

No, I don't see him coming back from this if it does end up being shipped out bare-bones. He'll be this gens John Romero. It'll pretty much curb (if not outright crush) the rest of his gaming career. Maybe, maybe in a decade he might be able to come back quietly, as Romero did, working on mobile. But he'll never be able to shake off the shit storm that hits. Our Gods have failed us. Carmack, Romero, Molyneux, Garriott, Roberts, Holland..they've all fallen since their meteoric rise in the 80's and 90's. The only way any of them could ever make a comeback is by doing it the old fashioned way, a unmitigated blockbuster.

I think what it is, though, especially with Roberts, is that he's seen what little he can do and the reaction he gets from it. Pushing out dreams is so lucrative that having to actually make those dreams reality is too much effort. He got to eat his cake, he doesn't want to have to do the dishes now. The man is creative, there's no doubt about it and if he could write as well as he can world-build, he'd be a master novelist, up there with the likes of Clancy, Crichton, Clarke, Tolkien and Martin. He's good at convincing people to trust him. A master manipulator. But like George Lucas, he can't stop himself from tweaking his dream to fit everyone's tastes. And as such, it's never realized, never finished. The man probably does want everyone to have the ultimate space-trading-combat-sim but I don't think he knows where to stop. He doesn't understand that you can't please all the people all the time. Him and Peter Molyneux are two peas in a dream pod. They want everyone to have the game they've always dreamed of but it's just not possible. Even when you throw unlimited money at it. They both probably figured that with enough funds, anything was possible. 'If you wish for it hard enough, it'll come true'. And he probably thought he was on the right track, doing the right thing when everyone became ''yes' men', throwing money at him left and right and giving him praise for anything he did. That type of shit really does go to people's heads! Don't fool yourself that they have self-control. They're just as infallible has you or I.

On top of all that, Robert's probably realized that he didn't have to put as much effort into his dream machine because the competition wasn't. No Man's Sky is...well, pretty, but it looks to be a shallow experience on par with SW: Battlefront. Yet people have been going ape-shit over it since it was announced. His direct competitor, Elite: Dangerous, again, is rather shallow. Certainly nothing like what he has proposed with SC. It's a decent sim for the genre, no doubt, and I love to play it, but it's the space-trading equivalent of a walking sim. Braben and company are slowly getting it filled in some more, don't get me wrong, it's on a good track. But, as I said, it's nothing like what SC has been trying to achieve. Beyond them, what's left? EVE Valkyrie? Some indie titles with a fraction of the budget? Nothing is anywhere close to what SC] is suppose to bring to the table and Roberts knows this. He was probably waiting to see what would come out during the time of SC's development. Now that he knows there's really nothing out or on the horizon that could match even a quarter of what has been proposed, he's starting to dial down the hype, marketing and probably weeding out all the features that aren't financially viable. And it's by doing that he's probably realized that SC isn't going to be anything close to what people want.

I could be wrong but I don't think I am. I'm not happy about it. If SC becomes the Daikatana of space-trading-combat sims, it might just put a bullet in the genre before it ever got back on it's feet again.

I wondered to myself the other day what a past me would think if I went back in time to 1992, when I got my first 'modern' PC and told myself that the space-sim and flight-sim genres were cold husks, long abandoned? I'd probably cry for a pretty long time. Especially when I learned that those awesome encyclopedia-like manuals all went away! I think I might miss them more than the games themselves!


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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Offline Mode Next Week; Death Star in September
10. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Offline Mode Next Week; Death Star in September Jul 14, 2016, 17:16 Rigs
 
Tyrric wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 17:09:
two new heroes including one larger-than-life character we know you've been patiently waiting for

Jabba?

I'm pretty sure it's Chewy...


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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2016, 17:03 Rigs
 
Wow, that's some shady shit, RSI! I know that having to go through refund and 'he said-she said' proceedings is never a pretty process. In fact, it can get really ugly. You can clearly make out the dick waving by both parties here as they go back and forth. What I can't stand is the stupid legalize and chest thumping done by RSI's legal/PR department. All this bullshit added in on almost every sentence, heralding RSI's achievements in crowdfunding...blech! Give me a break. Go take that self-masturbation somewhere private. I don't want to see it and I'm pretty sure whoever else reads it does a huge eye roll, too...

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Offline Mode Next Week; Death Star in September
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Offline Mode Next Week; Death Star in September Jul 14, 2016, 16:21 Rigs
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 16:12:
I have a feeling they're going to do something stupid like have Walker Assault mode on the surface of the Death Star.

What? That sounds fucking awesome! I'd go for that in a heartbeat. Sure, it's not canon but at this point, we'll take anything. This game had so much promise and...FUCK! I just want to grab the producer and shake the shit out of him...'You were SO fucking close! SO CLOSE! Why didn't you go all the way, you twit?! You had to have known!' Argh! I nominate this version of STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT to be the digital version of blue balls. There's no other way to say it.

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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
17. Re: System Shock Remake Funded Jul 11, 2016, 04:22 Rigs
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 22:54:
I've gotten a LOT of Unity review codes for my channel...

How have I missed that channel after all this time? You talk about the same things I look for and watch on YT all the time. And not once has your channel been suggested to me. Maybe that means I'm not being monitored as much as I feared?

In any case, it's good to be able to put a face to a name. There's only a scant few here on Blue's that I can do that with. (Mr. James Allen of 'Out of Eight' being one) I wish I knew what everyone looked like, if only so I could have that mental picture while reading posts. One of us should set up a directory of sorts so fellow Blues members can look for each other. At least until we all agree on a site and time for the first annual BlueCon...


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News Comments > Democracy 3: Electioneering Released
4. Re: Democracy 3: Electioneering Released Jul 9, 2016, 17:59 Rigs
 
TRUMP blah blah blah blah Hillary blah blah e-mails blah gun control blah blah blah Brexit blah racism blah blah blah blah sexist right-wing capitalist pig (dot com).

Did I cover everything?


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