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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 > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 20:23 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 19:35:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 18:52:
Axis wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 09:33:
There we go again more lame lipservice from Obama pushing his "regulation" mandates pretending to poo poo Sony for pulling the movie due to possible terrorist attacks -- while knowing full well he'd pull a "Benghazi" on Sony.

He'd blame them fully if they showed the film and some type of attack happened - just like he blamed some stupid silly movie for the very serious 9/11 Benghazi attack.

Now we all know it shouldn't have been pulled, but I'd be willing to bet Sony is a million times more bothered with Obama proven cowardice and likely response than any type of attack if it happened to happen, and they'd be demonized just like the poor little movie guy from before...

It's weird that you can't distinguish between a president criticizing self-censorship in the face of terrorist threats and a CIA assessment that a film influenced worldwide U.S. embassy protests. Had they gone through with releasing the comedy, in the extremely improbable event that NK launched an attack on us, I very much doubt that Sony would be a topic the president would be discussing between military response plans.

What's weird is that you can't distinguish between fact and fiction of the subject. But that's not my job, I'm just pointing out that Obama is a finger pointer who plays the blame game, and most often is far misguided on who he should be pointing at.

What's the fictional part? There weren't worldwide U.S. embassy protests in reaction to the film?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 18:52 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 09:33:
There we go again more lame lipservice from Obama pushing his "regulation" mandates pretending to poo poo Sony for pulling the movie due to possible terrorist attacks -- while knowing full well he'd pull a "Benghazi" on Sony.

He'd blame them fully if they showed the film and some type of attack happened - just like he blamed some stupid silly movie for the very serious 9/11 Benghazi attack.

Now we all know it shouldn't have been pulled, but I'd be willing to bet Sony is a million times more bothered with Obama proven cowardice and likely response than any type of attack if it happened to happen, and they'd be demonized just like the poor little movie guy from before...

It's weird that you can't distinguish between a president criticizing self-censorship in the face of terrorist threats and a CIA assessment that a film influenced worldwide U.S. embassy protests. Had they gone through with releasing the comedy, in the extremely improbable event that NK launched an attack on us, I very much doubt that Sony would be a topic the president would be discussing between military response plans.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
23. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 16:37 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 09:35:
I was talking to beamer, not you Sepharo -- you just got in the quote as he quoted you - you know how the quotes work right?

You specifically addressed it to both of us.
Do you read your own posts or just write them?


Edit: Hahah oops. Mea culpa. It was "you lack both" not "you both lack". I apologize. I guess it's time I take my own reading comprehension class.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
19. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 22:24 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 22:17:
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 21:17:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 21:01:
Life for you must be stressful and full of anxiety constantly wringing your hands over how Obama is ruining the world.

I just can't believe it's almost 2015 and someone is still discussing Benghazi. Even the GOP has admitted there was no wrongdoing there.

Context and Comprehension, you lack both and prove it with damn near every single reply. Do you ever put any effort in thinking about what you say before saying it?

Krowen said Obama "got it right" by poopooing Sony's decision to pull the movie due to the "terrorists" winning type of precedent. I stated Obama would be the first to blame them had they not and something happened. I used Benghazi as the example because that's exactly what he did, he blamed an innocent stupid film for the attacks, he acts cowardly.

See? Context. Comprehension.

I need Context? I was responding to the part of your post you didn't restate.

Axis wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 20:32:
While the apologists at large are playing politics to try to make Obama seem something he is not, the world deepens in shit, smoke, and mirrors.

The US is not leading, and the world is fucked - that's the truth of it.

The pantshitting there is amazing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
16. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 21:01 Sepharo
 
Life for you must be stressful and full of anxiety constantly wringing your hands over how Obama is ruining the world.  
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
35. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 16:12 Sepharo
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 14:32:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:35:
Should've skipped the publisher, gone free to play with a market around items and events, and continually released new content both minor and major.

You're not at all wrong, but sadly game development has entered the "movie prestige" phase in so many ways. Movies are risky and financially expensive but ultimately people want to be tied to these massive ideas, and triple-A games are no different. To give something like that away for free is...well, the anti-thesis of what it stands for, considering that the PC market for it is extremely small anyway. I'm not saying it's right, I just know the realities of the industry and suggesting something sane like you just did would get laughed out of the room by Moneybags McGee.

Well Moneybags McGee would probably be interested to know how much money Valve is making on CS:GO. I know I've contributed /
 
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
19. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 02:38 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:47:
What killed the game, in my mind (I have not played, but neither had anyone else when most wrote it off) was the lack of modes. True, 90% of online games are probably team deathmatch. And true, 90% or more of the hours spent in CoD were probably online vs single player. But people still want that value in order to spend the money in the first place. No single player was killer. And so many standard multiplayer features being delayed past release was also killer. People wanted all of that.

The game had 5 modes though. Other than SP what other modes were you looking for?

Primalchrome wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 23:30:
Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 20:56:
Sucks to be a one trick pony.
This. Despite all the yapping at release about it being the "FUTURE OF FPS", this game was one dimensional. It had a stompy robot gimmick....but it was about as complex as a matchlock.

I still think Titanfall had some of the best mixed gameplay mechanics under one title. It managed to do what Brink tried to do around fast fluid gunplay. The card boost system and having to pick a few before the map and choose when to use them brought nice variation. Using your mech as bait with the option to control it is genius. The game was/is a ton of fun, it just sucks that the community wasn't there and/because it's on Origin.
 
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
12. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 19, 2014, 22:35 Sepharo
 
The roll out and support of this game was out of step with the modern multiplayer game.

Should've skipped the publisher, gone free to play with a market around items and events, and continually released new content both minor and major. Basically it should have been CS:GO in all regards but gameplay.

The small amount of players surrounded by AI bots didn't bother me and the map design around this player count was excellent... but part of these hypothetical ongoing updates should have increased the player count with releases of new maps.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Transfers Clarified; Specs Next Week
34. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Transfers Clarified; Specs Next Week Dec 18, 2014, 21:34 Sepharo
 
I can barely force myself to play my consoles let alone go online with them so that's what kept me out of the MP on PS3. Hopefully the crew will see more of me on PC.  
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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.

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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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