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Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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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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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Nov 2, 2013, 16:08 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 15:16:
Prez wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 14:15:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 13:06:
There have been children zombies/monsters in games since forever. They are often a centerpiece in horror movies too.

They are supposed to be unsettling. That's the point.


Yep. One of the most powerful scenes in "The Walking Dead" game involved an infected child. People who don't like it don't have to play, but they don't have the right to dictate to developers what they can and can't put in their games.


It's actually the first scene of the first episode. And it's to say, "This isn't your father's zombie apocalypse show."

To anyone watching that clip who hasn't seen the show please understand that that isn't the original audio (sounds like L4D).
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
863. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 2, 2013, 14:32 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 13:57:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 13:51:
D-Rock, I've never seen Blue remove a post that lacked a personal insult. Are you sure yours didn't? Like Beamer mentioned, Blue tends to only moderate when prompted to do so, I guess someone reported your post, I've never done so myself.

Personally I'm against all post removal for any reason. There is another long thread on this site where some fundamentalist repeatedly called me a defender of pedophiles and other nastiness and it's still up because I'd rather it stand as a testament to the behavior of that poster.

He has Seph, he's removed at least a couple of mine that included zero personal insults at all. I've reported some of Nin's comments that are personal insults and nothing else, those are all still there.

It's Blue's site, he can moderate it as he sees fit imo, however the bias towards certain individuals is plain as day.

Now that I think about it some more, your right. I have seen Blue remove posts that didn't have a personal insult but were off topic. Like a political rant on a post that isn't even close to being about politics. Since this thread is 863 posts mostly about politics I don't think that would be the case this time. Since I didn't see his post I can only assume it contained a personal insult. Either way, I'm against it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 2, 2013, 14:04 Sepharo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 13:52:
Have to disagree, the game should not even be on steam. There is no point in using zombie children, developers are just being stupid and supporting stupid developers is braindead.

Disregard what the creator has said... Ozmodan hath spoken!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
861. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 2, 2013, 13:51 Sepharo
 
D-Rock, I've never seen Blue remove a post that lacked a personal insult. Are you sure yours didn't? Like Beamer mentioned, Blue tends to only moderate when prompted to do so, I guess someone reported your post, I've never done so myself.

Personally I'm against all post removal for any reason. There is another long thread on this site where some fundamentalist repeatedly called me a defender of pedophiles and other nastiness and it's still up because I'd rather it stand as a testament to the behavior of that poster.
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Offline Mode "Designed to be Indefinite"
34. Re: Valve: Steam Offline Mode Nov 2, 2013, 05:28 Sepharo
 
Esoteric wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 04:34:
I've gone months in offline mode before with no problem whatsoever. Sorry some of you are having troubles, but it's not a conspiracy.

Lies. Didn't you see what Suppa7 said? He knows.
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Offline Mode "Designed to be Indefinite"
27. Re: Valve: Steam Offline Mode Nov 2, 2013, 01:35 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 01:11:
jimnms wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 01:03:
At home I've played Portal 2 and Civ V on the LAN using the same account with one client set offline, and both of those use Steamworks for MP. After going offline, you have to go in the Settings/Friends and change the profile name to something different.

I'm sorry but you are misremembering, people don't complain about non-existent problems. You connected to the internet at some point and didn't have those boxes off for 3 months. Or some of those games do not have the forced internet login option turned on in steamworks. I can post screenshots if you wan't. I took screenshots when it happened for people like you who claim steam isn't DRM and doesn't lock out games.

It's all part of a conspiracy Suppa7. Gabe is lying and so is anyone else who doesn't have an issue with it. It's a hard 30 day count despite any claims otherwise. I know this because I saw it on my computer.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3
39. Re: CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3 Nov 1, 2013, 19:03 Sepharo
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 05:53:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 23:09:
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 11:32:
Quinn wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 05:28:
I agree with you that the literal fucking around and fumb fistfights are unnecessary. In any other game -- like God of War an GTA (the sex) -- I know it's put in there to bring in the youth group that only just found out that shaking their cock feels good and are in their Compulsive Masturbation Disorder period. But in The Witcher's case I don't feel that way -- it really makes that disgusting world complete.

It always seems weird to me that Geralt says he loves Trish so much, but never really hesitates at the opportunity to stick his dick in whatever succubus (literally) happens to be available.

I always make him keep it in his pants, except for one playthrough where I just played him as not really giving a shit about Trish anyway.

He's like that in the books too. From what I remember he loved some sorceress (Yennefer?) and she died so now he fucks everything that may slightly remind him of her. He's a broken dude.

edit: Hmm after looking it up I don't think she died... I think I'm mixing a few stories up. But Wikipedia says this so I think it's still her that he's obsessed with all the time, "Yennefer is Geralt's "soul mate" although their relationship is difficult and full of drama. Both Geralt and Yennefer are sterile, which adds another level of tragedy to the mix."

Yennefer is taken by the "Wild Hunt" before Geralt's amnesia. The Wild Hunt is thought to be a bunch of immortal specters -- actually, scientists think more of it as a "phenomenon". As Gertalt's memory returns more fully in The Witcher 2, he finds out the Wild Hunt are some sort of "elves" of pure evil from an entirely different dimension. By the end of The Witcher 2 he knows they probably still have Yennefer.

The Witcher 3 will be all about that, I think. I can't wait to finally bring the fight to the fuckers of the Wild Hunt!

I gotta be honest I played half of the first game and not event a fifth of the second. I'm more into the books. Going to be reading the third translated book next week during a long vacation with lots of downtime.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed
22. Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed Nov 1, 2013, 07:41 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 07:26:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 20:10:
The story I read over on Polygon said they're having trouble optimizing the game engine. It's not playable on anything lower than a 680, and even a Titan struggles to break 20 FPS.

This.

And you read the rest of the thread?

edit: I guess you could be joking as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
811. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 1, 2013, 07:39 Sepharo
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 07:19:
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 23:55:
And damn, we're pretty much back where The Jungle was in terms of gap.

No, not even close. Today's poor ghettos are NOTHING like what life was like back then. The crime is still shit (although nowhere near as bad), but they actually have electricity, clean water, sanitation. Hell, we live in a country where the poor own Playstations and cell phones. It's practically impossible to starve to death. Our poor are like the middle class for most of the world. But keep on exaggerating reality to justify reaching for that liberal utopia you will never see.

As for avoiding taxes, businesses are doing it right now. California is a great example. Businesses that haven't given up already are moving to Texas because they are getting strangled at home. Corporations like GM continue moving their operations to China. Remember Jeffrey Immelt? No, I'm sure you don't.

If you are so upset about the "wealth disparity" maybe you should donate some of your vast wealth you claimed to have. What about those 14 combined poor guys you claim to make more than? Be charitable or shut up. Do you even know any poor people? Have you ever spent 1 hour of your life in a soup kitchen? Have you ever donated to a food bank? Do you do anything unlike the typical liberal talking about the poor without acting?

He did clarify that he was talking about federal taxes not state and personal taxes not business. Also he wasn't talking about the conditions of the poor but the wealth inequality from top to bottom.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3
36. Re: CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3 Oct 31, 2013, 23:09 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 11:32:
Quinn wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 05:28:
I agree with you that the literal fucking around and fumb fistfights are unnecessary. In any other game -- like God of War an GTA (the sex) -- I know it's put in there to bring in the youth group that only just found out that shaking their cock feels good and are in their Compulsive Masturbation Disorder period. But in The Witcher's case I don't feel that way -- it really makes that disgusting world complete.

It always seems weird to me that Geralt says he loves Trish so much, but never really hesitates at the opportunity to stick his dick in whatever succubus (literally) happens to be available.

I always make him keep it in his pants, except for one playthrough where I just played him as not really giving a shit about Trish anyway.

He's like that in the books too. From what I remember he loved some sorceress (Yennefer?) and she died so now he fucks everything that may slightly remind him of her. He's a broken dude.

edit: Hmm after looking it up I don't think she died... I think I'm mixing a few stories up. But Wikipedia says this so I think it's still her that he's obsessed with all the time, "Yennefer is Geralt's "soul mate" although their relationship is difficult and full of drama. Both Geralt and Yennefer are sterile, which adds another level of tragedy to the mix."

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