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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 > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
61. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 21, 2013, 13:53 Sepharo
 
Wesp5 wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 13:41:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 12:39:
And they do. Not quick enough for your liking, but then you also whine about Battlefield games coming out every other week.

1. I didn't complain about BF or CoD games coming out each year. Only about their short singleplayer campaign lengths :)!

2. Valve wanted to release episodes to get out content faster. The last HL2 episode was released 6 years ago. You find this a reasonable time? I don't! Most other companies have released several AAA titles in the meantime. Valve keeps releasing small riddle games and MP mods!

3. Maybe all of you are MP people who can play the same game over and over for years and are happy if you get a new renderer or a new hat once in a while ;). But I loved Valve for their singleplayer games which were among the best games ever! Now they just don't do them anymore. Don't tell me they couldn't have finished HL2:EP3 in the time they did P, P2, L4D, L4D2, TF2 and DOTA2. Why are they stalling? I guess because it's easier for them to make money that way...

You're so uninformed that I don't know why I'm bothering to respond.

Valve was working on HL2:Ep3 but stopped because they admitted the episodic approach was a failure. They're working on HL3 and it's taking so long because they can afford to make it exactly right. I'd rather a superb HL3 then a ho-hum Ep3.

Also if you don't think Portal and Portal 2 were AAA single player games (assuming you were referring to them when you said "small riddle games") then you're just wrong and few will agree with you.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
60. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 21, 2013, 13:48 Sepharo
 
Wesp5 wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 13:31:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 12:08:
Nov 2000 - Present -- Commercial product from Valve.

Yeah, and how much different is this from the mod?

Very.

-When you quote someone, just hit the quote button and start typing beneath the last automatic [ / quote ] tag.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2013, 13:06 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 12:25:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 11:30:
That Texas story is a serious WTF.

No kidding, holy shit. Time to sue the police officers involved, I'd say. Voluntary survey, my ass, after a cop forces you to pull over.

Are they even allowed to pull you over in uniform if they're not on duty?

fucking ass federal government.

I read another article about these stops about a year ago... It's a night and day comparison between the two articles. This one is extremely sensational while the other was more scientific and about the study.

The stop amounts to, "Hey we're doing a study and we'll pay you to participate but you don't have to if you don't want to." "No thanks I'm busy and need to get to my destination." "Okay, have a nice day."

edit: Not the article I was talking about but a bit more information:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/us/drug-survey-roadblocks/index.html

This study is going on across the country and similar studies have been done for decades.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
56. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 21, 2013, 12:08 Sepharo
 
Wesp5 wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 12:00:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 11:56:
More people have played Valve-era CS then any of their other games until F2P TF2 and DoTA2.

And again you are talking about a mod that was not developed by Valve. Interestingly enough the creator of CS left Valve long ago, probably because he didn't just want to release his mod over and over. Until now Valve sells four versions of CS, at least EA and Activision create new levels for their endless BF and CoD series ;)!

Lifetime of CS:

June 1999 - Nov 2000 -- Mod of Valve game from Minh Le and Jess Cliffe with late support from Valve
Nov 2000 - Present -- Commercial product from Valve.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
53. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 21, 2013, 11:56 Sepharo
 
Wesp5 wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 11:42:
Verno wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 10:33:
Nothing over 5 hours playtime?

What I meant was singleplayer. Of course you can't measure playtime in multiplayer games in the first place, so I thought this would be clear. After all Valve became famous due to two great singleplayer games...

And because of the great multiplayer on HL and the countless mods it spawned. More people have played Valve-era CS then any of their other games until F2P TF2 and DoTA2.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
10. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 20, 2013, 11:13 Sepharo
 
I guess Cutter thinks the Black Mesa team is Valve.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2013, 22:49 Sepharo
 
Prez wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 20:52:
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 19:24:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 19:18:
Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?

Because there's too many pot smokers taking up jail cells?

Funny you mention that.


Forget the ACA promise; I'm waiting on the President to make good on his campaign promise to legalize pot and stop the excessive persecution of nonviolent drug law offenders. Executive order that shit and be done with it. His approval rating can't go much lower, and it just might go up as a result.

Promised to legalize pot? When?

All I remember was a broken promise to not use federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states with medical. That's a promise that I think he just renewed, let's see how long it lasts this time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2013, 10:49 Sepharo
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 10:38:
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 10:33:
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 10:28:
Where has 'Space Captain' been?


He got booted last xmas, as a special holiday present from Blue. Although it's certainly possible he's lurking under another ID, attempting to restrain himself...

Grin....I figured as much, but wasn't sure. He was/is an interesting dude (I mean that in a nice way). This is 'Out of the Blue', so that is what I came up with.

He was also Space Admiral and Orphic Resonance but both those were banned as well.
I like his trance music.
 
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News Comments > Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix
27. Re: Windows 8.1 Mouse Fix Nov 12, 2013, 01:48 Sepharo
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 01:35:
Didn't you know that Blues News is one of the biggest MS/Windows hate sites? Meanwhile, 99.9% of BN readers run Windows for their gaming. I really hope they all switch to SteamOS when it comes out, them maybe they'll start bashing something else they use everyday lol!

One guy spouting a bunch of crap about MS and the rest jumping on him for it... somehow that equates to a generalization about Blue's posters being anti-MS from you. Sounds more like the opposite to me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2013, 00:08 Sepharo
 
Pretty brutal day for the "insiders".

Phil is 5-7 right now.
I'm 6-6
Beatin the insiders!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2013, 01:38 Sepharo
 
Hmm daylight savings time messed up my red stars.
Never noticed it do that before, guess I wasn't checking out the forums around this time in any previous years.
 
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News Comments > The 7th Guest 3 Announced
18. Re: The 7th Guest 3 Announced Nov 2, 2013, 23:04 Sepharo
 
The 7th Guest and Myst came with my family's first PC.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
33. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 23:01 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 22:36:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:28:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:02:
Taskeen wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 15:56:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 15:42:

Haha, name me a South American country that respects human rights. And Russia isn't exactly a paragon of freedom and human rights.

Snowden's problem is that he isn;t a traitor, but 90% of the people who swear to uphold our Constitution ARE traitors, and they are ready to squash him like a bug to protect their power.

Example of Double Standards in International LAW

United States - Holds Asylum of a known CIA paid terrorist bomber Luis Pasada Carriles. Pasada was recruited by the CIA and BOMBED a cuban airliner, killing 76 innocent people in 1976.

Venezuela - Demands that the U.S. extradite Pasada for trial, but the U.S. refuses.

Venezuela said if Snowden were to reside in their country, they would only hand him over on the grounds that the U.S. hands over a known protected terrorists like Pasada that actually committed a real crime.

Look up history, the CIA and the U.S. government for YEARS subverted South American countries, going as far as installing dictators that went on killing rampages of their citizens. So I'd say the South American countries, at their core now, are highly resilient to illegal espionage by the U.S.

So that should give you a clue why South American countries, in the past, had governments that abused Human Rights.

Do you follow the international news much? All the governments in South America still have human rights abuse going on.

Brazil, while claiming to eradicate wage-slaves, has freed less than 2000 of the millions of them working on sugar plantations. Why? Because POLITICIANS. Police frequently torture people, and nothing is really done about it.

Venezuela? Yeah, a living paradise on earth. Chavez never once violated the human rights guarantees that HIS OWN FUCKING CONSTITUTION GURANTEED THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE. Oh, wait. Yes he did, every damn day of his rule. Don't forget the awesomeness that is Caracas, a city where you are three times more likely to be murdered than in Cartel run Juarez Mexico. Number 6 in the world for muder rate baby, yeah!

Well that's two down, just 12 more to go until your generalization is correct.

How about instead of your useless sarcasm you give us an example of a wonderful human rights beacon in South America.

I'm not the one making generalizations about an entire continent.

Besides, it depends on your definition of "respects human rights" and the time period. I could probably point to examples in the histories of any country on the globe where they didn't "respect human rights".

But I guess I'll play your game... What about Uruguay since 1984 (30 years)?
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Nov 2, 2013, 20:16 Sepharo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:43:
The point being it adds nothing to the game and stirs controversy. The games industry gets enough grief as it is these days, why add to it?

Personally no big deal, but perceptions are everything and the game industry is under a microscope right now, why stir the pot?

Like I said braindead developers who can't think beyond the tip of their nose.

Or you could read the statement from the developer and understand exactly what it adds to the game. If you have already read it and still don't understand then I would wager that you're the braindead one.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 2, 2013, 20:14 Sepharo
 
Rhett wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:34:
I just can't imagine what goes on here, is all.

What goes on at any nerd convention... Costumes, panels, games, maybe a concert or two.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
22. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 19:28 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:02:
Taskeen wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 15:56:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 15:42:

Haha, name me a South American country that respects human rights. And Russia isn't exactly a paragon of freedom and human rights.

Snowden's problem is that he isn;t a traitor, but 90% of the people who swear to uphold our Constitution ARE traitors, and they are ready to squash him like a bug to protect their power.

Example of Double Standards in International LAW

United States - Holds Asylum of a known CIA paid terrorist bomber Luis Pasada Carriles. Pasada was recruited by the CIA and BOMBED a cuban airliner, killing 76 innocent people in 1976.

Venezuela - Demands that the U.S. extradite Pasada for trial, but the U.S. refuses.

Venezuela said if Snowden were to reside in their country, they would only hand him over on the grounds that the U.S. hands over a known protected terrorists like Pasada that actually committed a real crime.

Look up history, the CIA and the U.S. government for YEARS subverted South American countries, going as far as installing dictators that went on killing rampages of their citizens. So I'd say the South American countries, at their core now, are highly resilient to illegal espionage by the U.S.

So that should give you a clue why South American countries, in the past, had governments that abused Human Rights.

Do you follow the international news much? All the governments in South America still have human rights abuse going on.

Brazil, while claiming to eradicate wage-slaves, has freed less than 2000 of the millions of them working on sugar plantations. Why? Because POLITICIANS. Police frequently torture people, and nothing is really done about it.

Venezuela? Yeah, a living paradise on earth. Chavez never once violated the human rights guarantees that HIS OWN FUCKING CONSTITUTION GURANTEED THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE. Oh, wait. Yes he did, every damn day of his rule. Don't forget the awesomeness that is Caracas, a city where you are three times more likely to be murdered than in Cartel run Juarez Mexico. Number 6 in the world for muder rate baby, yeah!

Well that's two down, just 12 more to go until your generalization is correct.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 2, 2013, 19:23 Sepharo
 
MxxCon wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 18:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 18:18:
MxxCon wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 21:29:
I think it's a fake story by Ars to see how far it can spread.
Or Ars got hacked and somebody posted this as a defacement.
Either way I don't believe that it's real. Stuff they are talking about is just too fantastical. Virus that can communicate using pc speakers/mics while computer is unplugged from power? bios battery does not have enough capacity to do that.

big fat BS.

The caveat about being unplugged was that it was a laptop with a battery. Kind of stupid to mention it at all given that.
It didn't say explicitly that they were laptops.

I've been reading this story on a bunch of different sites, it was probably somewhere else that clarified that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 2, 2013, 18:18 Sepharo
 
MxxCon wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 21:29:
I think it's a fake story by Ars to see how far it can spread.
Or Ars got hacked and somebody posted this as a defacement.
Either way I don't believe that it's real. Stuff they are talking about is just too fantastical. Virus that can communicate using pc speakers/mics while computer is unplugged from power? bios battery does not have enough capacity to do that.

big fat BS.

The caveat about being unplugged was that it was a laptop with a battery. Kind of stupid to mention it at all given that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
15. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 18:10 Sepharo
 
PC game enthusiast writes 3 paragraphs about unimportant NSA leaker.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 16:25 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 16:20:
Judging by Blue's note, I take it he does indeed consider Snowden a traitor. Interesting.

You have the weirdest comprehension of things. The na´vetÚ here is that Snowden would think the U.S. would stop treating him like a traitor. Though I don't think Snowden actually believes that, the letter is more like a formality.

Not seeing how that translates to Blue considering Snowden a traitor. If anything it's negative of the U.S. government.
 
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