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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
145. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 18, 2014, 03:20 Sepharo
 
beremot wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 03:07:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 02:56:
Valve shouldn't be judging the morality of creative work (with the apparent exception of (near) porn) and especially not with Greenlight in place.

Wait a minute ... what? Why is it wrong to judge the morality of a game that celebrates mass murder, but it's perfectly fine to judge the morality of a game that celebrates people having sex?

Can you explain that to me? I mean, other than the fact that's just how it is here in the good old fucked up U.S.A.?

I'm pointing out it's an apparent exception. I'm not saying I agree with that but that's American culture for you I guess. Murder is okay but sex isn't.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
143. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 18, 2014, 02:56 Sepharo
 
You can take it with a grain of salt because I didn't put it in writing beforehand, but I kind of wondered if Newell was going to reverse this. It seemed out of his character given how hands-off he is and how that's reflected in Valve's culture and products.

Valve shouldn't be judging the morality of creative work (with the apparent exception of (near) porn) and especially not with Greenlight in place. Of course they have the right to do so if they wish, and I think it's dumb that I and others have to clarify that each time. Valve is also in a position where it doesn't need to bend to outside pressure. And to all of you saying this about the money to be made on the sales of this game... Even if this game defied expectations and was a huge AAA sized hit it would be a drop in the bucket for Steam still.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
41. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 01:55 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 01:51:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:41:
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:35:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:12:
Don't get semantic on me. They banned the game from Greenlight. It won't be on Steam. It's banned from Steam.

Choosing not to sell an item is not the same thing as banning it. Nothing is banned. You can buy the game, just not from Steam. By your rationale anything that any retailer doesn't carry is a banned item. It's akin to you complaining that the Greenpeace e-store is violating your 2nd Amendment rights by not selling guns.

Please consider taking a reading comprehension class.

Clearly you're the one in need of it if you don't understand the difference between someone exercising their right not to do business with someone else and an item being banned. Steam isn't a democracy. You don't get a say in what they carry or don't any more than you can tell Macy's what to sell or any other business how to conduct their business. Don't like it? Open a competing service. Or are you banned from doing that for some reason?

You quoted four short sentences I wrote and somehow thought I was implying that the game was banned from places other than Steam, despite one of those four sentences being, "It's banned from Steam."

Edit: I realize now that you're giving the word "banned" far more weight than it is due and seem to think that it intrinsically implies government involvement or something. So back to my original reply, you need to practice reading comprehension, that's not what "banned" means.

This comment was edited on Dec 16, 2014, 02:11.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
37. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 00:58 Sepharo
 
raVen wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 00:47:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 00:14:
Valve has the right to pull the game from their store. But they shouldn't have.
"Based on what we've seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down."

As was with Postal 1 & 2, if they found another publisher willing to publish it they could probably get listed on Steam.

They (Valve) have every right to not publish games they don't want to publish. (From a publishing point of view. They're not banning it from steam.)

I very much doubt that Valve would put the game on Steam through any avenue. I also believe Lombardi was using the word "publish" simply in the sense of "making available" and not in the sense of a traditional publisher as we know of like EA, Ubisoft, Valve etc. This is evidenced by the fact that your game can have a "publisher" and still go through Steam Greenlight and games that have gone through the Greenlight process do not list Valve as their "publisher". Steam Greenlight is simply crowdsourcing the vetting process for making games available on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
32. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 00:09 Sepharo
 
saluk wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 00:04:
If you are outraged that valve made this decision, I hope you are prepared to be outraged for any other game valve decides to take out of the store. So go join the crusade to get The War Z put back.

I'm not outraged, I'm disappointed.

The War Z was removed because of false advertising. And it came back shortly after, it's now called Infestation: Survivor Stories

Fraud and technical problems are things that Valve should be policing and I'm glad they do. Moral judgments about the content of games is something I don't want them involved in but I obviously recognize their ability to do so.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
30. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 15, 2014, 23:41 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:35:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:12:
Don't get semantic on me. They banned the game from Greenlight. It won't be on Steam. It's banned from Steam.

Choosing not to sell an item is not the same thing as banning it. Nothing is banned. You can buy the game, just not from Steam. By your rationale anything that any retailer doesn't carry is a banned item. It's akin to you complaining that the Greenpeace e-store is violating your 2nd Amendment rights by not selling guns.

Please consider taking a reading comprehension class.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
27. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 15, 2014, 23:12 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:08:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 23:05:
Nobody in here mentioned a Freedom of Speech issue except the people who came in here to disabuse the thread of a misconception that didn't happen. Sigh.

Of course Valve has the right to ban whatever it wants from its store but that doesn't mean we have to be happy with it. I would have hoped that Valve would stay far away from playing moral police with creative work. It's also very hypocritical to continue selling Postal 1, 2, and 3 while banning this. Total can of worms here and a foot in the door for crusader groups against violent video games.

Note that, in Valve's statement, they say they will not publish this game.
They do not publish Postal 1, 2 or 3.

They are also not "banning" this. They're simply opting not to publish it. Choosing not to publish something is neither censorship nor banning.

It's just choosing not to be a part of something. And it's a business decision. Valve isn't trying to "protect" us, they're just looking at this as more trouble than it's worth and not worth having their name in any way attached to.

Don't get semantic on me. They banned the game from Greenlight. It won't be on Steam. It's banned from Steam.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
22. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 15, 2014, 23:05 Sepharo
 
Nobody in here mentioned a Freedom of Speech issue except the people who came in here to disabuse the thread of a misconception that didn't happen. Sigh.

Of course Valve has the right to ban whatever it wants from its store but that doesn't mean we have to be happy with it. I would have hoped that Valve would stay far away from playing moral police with creative work. It's also very hypocritical to continue selling Postal 1, 2, and 3 while banning this. Total can of worms here and a foot in the door for crusader groups against violent video games.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 30, 2014, 23:16 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 18:17:
They boosted - why not just make a no boosting rule?

You're allowed to boost in the areas designed for it. They weren't breaking a boosting rule they were breaking a pixel walking rule. Clearly a ledge with a width consisting of only a few "pixels" is not meant to be a valid spot in the map.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part Two Next Year
9. Re: Broken Age Part Two Next Year Nov 30, 2014, 17:31 Sepharo
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 14:56:
It is real apparent that Tim can't run a company.

To echo what Kajetan said, a company doesn't last 14 years as a fluke. So it is apparent that Tim can run a company. That's a hell of a lot longer than the average developer lasts.
 
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News Comments > Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick Kickstarter
5. Re: Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick Kickstarter Nov 19, 2014, 14:18 Sepharo
 
Ooooh. Ahhhh.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
21. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 8, 2014, 01:51 Sepharo
 
I bet/hope some lower level employees ganged up and convinced some higher management that this was a terrible idea and they saw the error of their ways and quickly reversed.  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Adds Pools
8. Re: The Sims 4 Adds Pools Nov 4, 2014, 22:52 Sepharo
 
Need to start identifying more stuff like this then.

"Why aren't there <things> in this game? This is outrageous, <things> are a staple of Sims games, there's no reason they shouldn't be in the base game. You're probably just keeping it out so you can release it later as DLC and double dip on us."
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Celebration This Week
4. Re: RE: Follow up Nov 1, 2014, 17:25 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 17:13:
UConnBBall wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 17:04:
10 years = $1,798.80 in fees monthly

10 years = $1,558.80 in fees 6 months at a time

The thing about that is, when I played wow, it took up so much time that I didn't buy/play as many other games.

A fairer comparison would be comparing it to how much a given player spent on other games in 10 years.

And thanks to Steam calculator most of us know the sad truth

I figure the few games I've bought outside of Steam makes up for the stuff I bought on sale so the total is probably pretty close.
 
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News Comments > Play Civilization V Free This Week
23. Re: Play Civilization V Free This Week Oct 22, 2014, 14:34 Sepharo
 
At initial launch the game was extremely slow running. Each expansion pack has improved the speed of CPU calculations I think.  
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News Comments > Play Civilization V Free This Week
4. Re: Play Civilization V Free This Week Oct 20, 2014, 21:33 Sepharo
 
I wonder if only the base game is free.

The second expansion is what really made it a solid good game in my opionion and the third expansion is pretty great too.
 
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News Comments > I am Bread Trailer
6. Re: I am Bread Trailer Oct 20, 2014, 14:06 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 09:08:
Heh, was watching that last night and almost sent it in...bizarre.

I still like the "cat knocking shit off" simulator (forget the name) better...

This looks to have more gameplay than that. This is like Katamari Damacy but with a piece of bread, surgeon simulator controls, and two meters to manage, edibility and deliciousness... Pick up bad stuff and edibility goes down, pick up good stuff and deliciousness goes up.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
45. Re: etc., etc. Oct 17, 2014, 01:11 Sepharo
 
Don't know if you guys have seen this timeline. Somebody linked it on a non-gaming forum I'm on.

Make sure to scroll backwards too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
17. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 16, 2014, 04:04 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 20:42:
Did you seriously just ask "How's The Wire?"

Thought the same thing at first.

"Hey guys I just heard about this Breaking Bad? Any good?"
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock II
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock II Oct 16, 2014, 00:20 Sepharo
 
Lorcin wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 22:11:
Not really rocket science. They've made a game hard or long enough to be confident that it can't be realistically completed within 24 hours of launch. In case they get caught they've then promised to use the hither too unknown power of t'interweb to arrange for food to be delivered to a specific location.

This unknown wizardry of getting food delivered online is probably where they should base their next game. "The legend of laziness" a old school rpg where you fight the nagging fear you've entered a wrong address whilst fending off the probing questions of your wife.

lol you're killing me Rotfl
 
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