GEMS team member who tries to develop indie games in his spare time.

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Rigelblast
Rigelblast Aug 13 2010, 5:37am says:

As to newer games, I play with "Fullscreen, smaller res" since I don't have the latest hardware. However, for the older games I set my screen to either windowed or fullscreen, max res! (Lately, I have played mostly those new games though.)

+2 votes     poll: How do you set your resolution for PC gaming?
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Rigelblast Aug 13 2010, 5:27am says:

This is definitely one of the best "engines" designed for RTS games. Especially the later versions (used for example in Red Alert 2) have many great features such as lighting and ambient sound system.

+3 votes     engine: Westwood 2D
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Rigelblast Jul 6 2010, 1:15pm says:

I think in most cases media is better than text: it gives the post a good look and explains things better and often in more "compact" form (the phrase about a picture and 1000 words, anyone?). However, text may also be needed to describe things, but media is still more important in longer and more informative news posts.

+1 vote     poll: I prefer news posts that
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Rigelblast May 28 2010, 7:40am says:

The road system seems to be really good and easy to use. The roads created with it look very natural and fit well into the terrain.

+1 vote     article: Integrating Vector Data - Roads
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Rigelblast May 24 2010, 7:44am says:
Quote: Gallery image quality (and embeds) have been tweaked slightly, to boost quality.

That is great news.
Also the planned features (HD videos, media categorizing, etc.) sound really nice.

+2 votes     article: Images and embed codes
Rigelblast
Rigelblast May 24 2010, 7:34am replied:

I think it's the Megadeth version of the Duke Nukem theme.

+1 vote     game: Duke Nukem Forever
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Rigelblast May 24 2010, 7:19am says:

This game is really fun. Its idea is good and the gameplay is great. The game is also very addictive.

+2 votes     game: Island Hopping
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Rigelblast May 24 2010, 6:45am says:

That face looks very realistic!

+2 votes     media: Eye Test
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Rigelblast May 24 2010, 6:36am says:

Cube has mostly good graphics, sounds and musics. Some of the levels are nice as well. However, not all graphics and sounds are that great. The level editor is an excellent feature - especially as the maps can be edited in real time.

+2 votes     game: Cube
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Rigelblast May 21 2010, 12:24pm says:

Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount are simple but fun games with original ideas.

+1 vote     game: Dismount games
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Rigelblast May 6 2010, 9:36am says:

GoldSource is a nice engine. Even though it is basically Quake Engine, it has many enhancements which makes it a game engine that was really good in its time.

+3 votes     engine: GoldSource
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Rigelblast May 6 2010, 9:19am says:

Streets of SimCity has many weak points: the car handling is far from realistic, the campaigns and items are poorly designed and don't make much sense, the quality of graphics is bad and the buildings, for example, do not really look like those in SimCity 2000. I don't like some of the music, either. Despite its many weaknesses, the game is not totally awful. It has its moments when you play it. In addition, Streets of SimCity has lots of good features: you can destroy almost everything, drive in the cities created in SimCity 2000 or build your own using the SCURK, and create new cars. There is also some humor in the game. So, sometimes the game is fun to play but you can get bored quickly.

+1 vote     game: Streets of SimCity
Rigelblast
Rigelblast May 6 2010, 9:03am says:

Doom II is very similar to the first Doom as it uses the same graphics, sounds, enemies, weapons, items and game engine. However, the levels and musics as well as the story are different from those in the "original" Doom. The level design is not the strongest point of the game since the environments are not very realistic: for example, the city levels do not look like city. Nevertheless, the gameplay is great which makes the game fairly good.

+4 votes     game: Doom II
Rigelblast
Rigelblast May 6 2010, 8:35am says:

This is a great single and multiplayer game. It has lots of various and amazing weapons and items which can be used to defeat opponent(s). The level editor is also a good feature.

+4 votes     game: Worms Armageddon
Rigelblast
Rigelblast May 6 2010, 8:18am says:

Lots of good stuff this month. There were both 2D and 3D games and mods in the spotlight so there was some variety in the releases.

+2 votes     article: ModDB Video Spotlight - April 2010
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Rigelblast Jan 12 2010, 10:37am says:

Voted.

+1 vote     poll: Have you voted in the Mod of the Year Top 100?
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Rigelblast Jan 10 2010, 4:12pm says:

I haven't voted yet but will soon.

+1 vote     poll: Have you voted in the Mod of the Year Top 100?
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Rigelblast Dec 28 2009, 5:58am says:

New content. It can be anything.

+3 votes     poll: When it comes to mods, would you prefer new content or new maps?
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Rigelblast Dec 21 2009, 10:22am says:

The promo video is great. It's really nice that the Mod of the Year event has started again!

+1 vote     article: 2009 awards have begun!
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Rigelblast Dec 21 2009, 10:05am says:

The prizes look great.

+2 votes     article: Mod of the Year Sponsor Intro
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Rigelblast Dec 21 2009, 10:00am says:

Desura looks interesting in my opinion.

+1 vote     poll: What you think of Desura?
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Rigelblast Oct 23 2009, 10:40am says:

Celestia is a good space simulator with a nice idea - to travel through space looking at stars, planets, etc. Celestia has many cool features such as zooming, point-and-goto function, modifiability and support for many platforms.

+2 votes     game: celestia
Rigelblast
Rigelblast Oct 21 2009, 8:06am says:

I have played mostly games that belong to the genre "Other", primarily platformers and shoot-'em-ups.

+2 votes     poll: What major game genre have you played most in the last week?
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Rigelblast Oct 21 2009, 8:04am says:

Really nice! It's good to see Mod DB grow!

+1 vote     article: Five new EU mirrors coming!
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Rigelblast Oct 19 2009, 4:32am says:

Less than $500.

+1 vote     poll: How much did you spend on your current computer? (USD)
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Rigelblast Oct 5 2009, 3:28pm says:

Achievements are nice.

+2 votes     poll: Do you play for achievements?
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Rigelblast Sep 13 2009, 8:14am says:

Nice and short review. I especially like the extended metaphor about how the balance between the units is arranged in the engine.

+2 votes     article: Unit limits? Gone. Game limits? Going.
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Rigelblast Sep 13 2009, 8:11am says:

Really nice article. The comparisons between real life and games such as leveling up, skills and of course killing rats in the basement are good. The drawings are also simple and descriptive. Finally, there's a great and easy-to-remember summary in the end of the tutorial.

+1 vote     article: Levels in Life
Rigelblast
Rigelblast Sep 11 2009, 1:52pm says:

Great article and nice sequel to the "Starting a project, and not letting the project die" series. This tutorial is very interesting to read and the "Lesson Learned" parts are useful. The images are a nice feature.

+1 vote     article: Starting a project, and 'not' letting the project die (Part 2)
Rigelblast
Rigelblast Sep 11 2009, 12:42pm says:

Really nice rifle concept. Looks a bit like some of the weapons in other Deus Ex games.

+1 vote     media: Rifle concept
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