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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 > Titanfall Beta Closed
45. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 7, 2014, 22:37 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 10:14:
Microsoft is going as far rolling out a system update that will preload a bunch of assets for it even because they don't want people spending a year with their dumb installation/patch process.


I really really doubt that Microsoft is preloading assets... More likely just a run of the mill system update required for some features in the game. Same reason my offline PS3 needs to install a system update seemingly everytime I play a new game.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS
37. Re: Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS Feb 5, 2014, 22:41 Sepharo
 
I've been using the same DVD drive on my last 4+ builds. Last two builds it was only used for the Windows disc. I bet it's still in there.  
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News Comments > Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway
11. Re: Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway Feb 5, 2014, 11:57 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 11:22:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 11:20:
Maybe cause I am just getting up - but how is that sticking it to UPlay? Lots of games don't use it.

Publisher is now UBI.

Yeah Ubisoft saying, "Our own service is so shitty that we don't want to ruin our potentially hit game with it."

Ubisoft has a long history of that though (changing mind on DRM). At least they aren't too stubborn about it.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS
11. Re: Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 22:58 Sepharo
 
One of our QA folks at work was having problems with one of our latest builds. Turns out she had Win 8 32bit... "They make that?!"  
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PC Gaming > 4K monitors
2. Re: 4K monitors Feb 4, 2014, 02:30 Sepharo
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 10:51:
I'm thinking about 4K monitors. When I got my latest PC I saved the monitor from my last PC but now I'm thinking of getting a new one. For some of the photographic work I do I could really benefit a lot from a 4K monitor, but I don't want it to impact my gaming. I'm not ready to invest in multiple graphics cards yet so I know I'm not going to be playing the latest games in 4K. Here's my question: since the vertical and horizontal resolutions are exactly twice standard HD, can I play games at 1920x1080 on a 4K and get the same quality as I get with my current standard HD monitor? Anyone have a 4K? Any gotchas I haven't thought about? Is it best to wait another year or so?

A friend of mine just got a 4K TV and his 1080 games looked great. I'd say they looked better than a 1080 monitor but I know that technically that doesn't make sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2014, 01:28 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 18:28:
Made some awesome bacon wrapped chicken cordon blue breasts last night with taters and carrots. Also yesterday made an awesome fall apart roast with carrots, garlic, snp, beer, brown sugar, and some other stuff. Removed the carrots and meat, then let the beef stock sit overnight so I could remove excess fat (wasn't enough to remove) then made a beef stock veggie soup today. Man. I love cold winter cooking.

Tonight dinner is left over pork n kraut with a bit of veggie soup and jalapeno corn bread.

Stay at home daddy day care = lots of cooking.

This is making me so damn hungry right now.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Source 2 Screenshot?
21. Re: Leaked Source 2 Screenshot? Jan 28, 2014, 09:07 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 28, 2014, 08:23:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 28, 2014, 01:26:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2014, 00:12:
Frijoles wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 22:08:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 19:56:
Update to Source engine is way overdue.

Haven't they been continually updating it over the years, adding new bits of technology to it? Get rid of the damn loading screens and I'll be happy with it.

The last major upgrade that I can think of was the "Lost Coast" level for HL2.

Is this sarcasm?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_engine#Modularity_and_notable_upgrades

That pretty much backs up what DangerDog said, no? That only lists soft particles and hardware facial animations as new features, neither as big as HDR in my opinion. The other stuff, platform support, has nothing to do with how modern the engine is.

I just found it funny that you picked essentially the first update of hundreds and called it the last major one (it wasn't even on that list). I'd say the last major one was for Portal 2, that was the last one they were calling "Source 2".
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Next Month?
30. Re: Titanfall Beta Next Month? Jan 28, 2014, 02:31 Sepharo
 
I must be a super human because I play games with a variety of default FOVs and don't really even notice.  
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News Comments > Leaked Source 2 Screenshot?
17. Re: Leaked Source 2 Screenshot? Jan 28, 2014, 01:26 Sepharo
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2014, 00:12:
Frijoles wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 22:08:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 19:56:
Update to Source engine is way overdue.

Haven't they been continually updating it over the years, adding new bits of technology to it? Get rid of the damn loading screens and I'll be happy with it.

The last major upgrade that I can think of was the "Lost Coast" level for HL2.

Is this sarcasm?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_engine#Modularity_and_notable_upgrades
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2014, 21:49 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 15:30:
Quboid wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 09:28:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 23:05:
Quboid wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 22:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 21:40:
Quboid wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 20:36:
Fake boobs doesn't mean she's stupid.

Do you realize what you just said?

"I do not think that word means what you think it means...."

Er, no. Should that have been "don't"? I feel that's not what you're referring to.

Agent.X7, saying she's got nothing but boobs seems like you're calling her stupid. That's how I read it and FWIW, I agree with my misinterpretation of your point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

I know. I haven't seen that movie but I probably know 50% of the lines in it. I still don't know what word I am misusing.

DOESN'T

This conversation has been bugging the hell out of me.

"Having fake boobs doesn't mean she's stupid."

"An IQ of 120 doesn't mean he's smart."
"Having an IQ of 120 doesn't mean he's smart."

It's fine to leave off the having... That is implied.
Doesn't is correct.
But it doesn't matter anyway.
 
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News Comments > EA Paying for YouTube Love
40. Re: EA Paying for YouTube Love Jan 23, 2014, 21:41 Sepharo
 
We've been using Win 8 at work for a while now and now every time I open the task manager at home on Win 7 I momentarily think something is wrong.
"Whoa what happened? Why am I looking at the XP task manager?!"
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
33. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 22, 2014, 13:26 Sepharo
 
Billboard design is outpacing computer hardware? I find that hard to believe. It's not like billboards are new or something. How did they design billboards 3 years ago?  
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
31. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 22, 2014, 12:40 Sepharo
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 09:30:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 14:38:
Axis wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 17:29:
Beamer, most large companies still use desktops, even more smaller ones do.

This is really old fashioned. You're dealing with some companies with legacy hardware most likely, next upgrade cycle I bet they'll be on laptops. Even old holdouts like graphic designers and CAD are switching to powerful laptops or virtual solutions.

I work for a company with ~500 employees and 100+ million in revenue. We all have had laptops for years. Like Beamer said, it's nice to be able to work from home. I essentially haven't taken a sick day in years and can move those days towards actual vacation.

I'll jump in and call BS on this. I work in an in-house marketing company. I happen to be a graphic designer for said company. Right now, I'm working on an absolute beast of a Apple Power Mac and have a 27 some odd inch monitor as my main, and another monitor on the side. This sucker can run the entire main suite of Adobe products at once and not even blink. I work on large files like billboards and show booths, all the way down to small files for the web.

There is NO, and I mean NO, way I could work on a laptop. I dunno what kind of designers you're dealing with, but 10 bucks says they suck ass. If my company offered me one, it would have to be as a backup computer. Nobody in this entire company uses a laptop as their main, and none would consider it either.

We have two tablets in the office which are pretty much only used for mobile web / email testing. Otherwise, they collect dust.

It sounds like you are mostly making a big deal about the screen size. At my company we get two 24 inch widescreens in addition to our laptop and its docking station. Rarely are people actually using the laptop display and keyboard. As for power, you can get everything you need in a laptop form factor.

My sister was a graphic designer for a major studio and is now working at an iconic guitar manufacturer. Both places she (and I assume many of her coworkers) was using a fully loaded MacBook Pro with additional displays.

edit: Okay I gotta lay on some more because you talking about power is kind of funny. I'm an enterprise developer running and debugging 6 Visual Studio 2012s (each with their own greedy extension like resharper), SQL Management Studio, Chrome with 20+ tabs, Outlook, Communicator, and a whole bunch other services some ours and others 3rd party. The laptop is fully capable.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 21, 2014, 00:01 Sepharo
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 23:52:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 21:41:
The Broadcast Fee already hit here... I guess it's been on a for a few months but I didn't notice until the NFL playoffs hit. They encrypted the network channels that they previously were required by law to provide over the coax, so now my QAM tuner doesn't cut it. I have to get this little DTA or something like that, costs $10 a month... But http://www.Aereo.com is much better and only costs $8 a month, easy choice Comcast, thanks.
I'm not sure why you think it was Comcast's choice. Almost none of the nationals operates as a Must Carry anymore. Comcast has to pay all of them for carriage, just as they do traditional cable networks.

I was actually getting my stuff confused. This Fee is something newer. What I'm talking about is that the cable companies were recently given the go-ahead by the FCC to scramble even the broadcast and public access channels. Previously they weren't allowed to do anything that would impede you from accessing those over coax in your home even without a subscription.

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/limited-basic-encryption

They'll even give you a discount if you can prove you're on Medicare
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 21:41 Sepharo
 
The Broadcast Fee already hit here... I guess it's been on a for a few months but I didn't notice until the NFL playoffs hit. They encrypted the network channels that they previously were required by law to provide over the coax, so now my QAM tuner doesn't cut it. I have to get this little DTA or something like that, costs $10 a month... But http://www.Aereo.com is much better and only costs $8 a month, easy choice Comcast, thanks.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jan 20, 2014, 21:38 Sepharo
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 20:27:
I've said it before and I'll say it again.

There are two types of gamers:
1) people who play games for the challenge
2) people who play games for what I term "the experience"

Both look for different things from the game. Challenge-oriented gamers tend to place less importance on the production values (graphics, sound, story, characters, pacing); they are more interested in AI, level design, and balance. "Experience"-oriented gamers tend to focus more on the story, environments and how immersive is the game. Neither group are playing the game wrong and - except for the most hardcore - there is usually a good deal of overlap between the two.

But each type of gamer has a tendency towards certain genres. For instance, challenge-focused gamers tend to appreciate multiplayer shooter more; their experience counterparts look at those as being particularly shallow. Meanwhile, immersive roleplaying games tend not to attract hordes of gamers interested in a challenge, since the AI is usually insufficiently difficult and there is too much "pointless" talking and faffing about for their tastes.

Problems appear when developers try to satisfy the needs of both groups simultaneously (or marketing tries to attract the wrong crowd). Then you end up with people complaining that "Brothers A Tale of Two Sons" is not "difficult" enough, or that "Planetside 2" is "shallow and repetitive". But making the puzzles harder in the former or adding an engaging story in the latter would do nothing to improve either game and would probably be detrimental to those game's existing strengths.

Not every game has to suit the needs of every gamer. You want a hard game, there are plenty of games to suit your needs. Other people just want to wander the landscape and enjoy the setting without a continual stream of mechanistic and immersion-breaking gates of boss battles and the like.

I like to play both extremes. My favorite genres are twitch DM FPS and point-and-click adventures. I've also really been digging these "experimental" types games lately like Stanley Parable and Papers Please. Also Antichamber and Don't Starve.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2014, 21:26 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 21:05:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 20:41:
Hoop wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 15:31:
After watching the sound bite after the SeaHawkes game where that dude threw his toys's mouthing off about "don't call me names I'm the best, MotherF&%$"

He didn't swear you're just projecting that on him.

Regardless, he's a trash talking punk. There's being competitive, then there's just being a dick.

They're all out there trash talking, he's just louder about it. As some articles have been pointing out... they did interview him just minutes after he made the game winning, superbowl granting, block on a guy who trash talked him before and during the game. He was hyped up, I'd rather watch that then Manning's boring interview. Having said that though, I am rooting for the Broncos.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2014, 20:41 Sepharo
 
Hoop wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 15:31:
After watching the sound bite after the SeaHawkes game where that dude threw his toys's mouthing off about "don't call me names I'm the best, MotherF&%$"

He didn't swear you're just projecting that on him.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
44. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 13:19 Sepharo
 
Until then I'll just inform you that welfare fraud is NOT abusing the system legally.

That's why I also included welfare dependency which is what you're probably talking about.

There are obviously degrees to poverty. No I haven't lived in "squalor" but like I said my parents received government assistance and were poor by just about anyone's definition. We weren't homeless, we weren't starving, the neighborhood wasn't so bad... but we were poor and on government assistance.

My grandparents never lived in a ghetto either... But they did live in a shack in the woods, and my grandpa did work in a coal mine as a child and my grandmother left the home at 13 to be a live in nanny for rich people. They got a piece of fruit for Christmas and that was about it.

If I was to live among the poor I doubt my opinion about welfare would change. If I was poor I would still appreciate the assistance and I would still try my hardest to work my way out of it. I would still see that some people weren't trying and that they seemed to be okay with living on welfare and not improving their situation. And I would still understand that that's not everybody... the majority of people don't want to live on welfare. It's silly that that even needs to be said.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
41. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 13:05 Sepharo
 
Parents were doing well roughly 2003-2009.
And by that I simply mean they were paying their bills with money left over for leisure, they weren't "rich". That wasn't the case for my childhood and currently isn't the case for them now.

You of course won't believe this but welfare fraud is estimated at 2.7% (2012) and welfare dependency at 3.8% (2005, probably much higher now but still not a majority).

There's really no hope for you though.
Someone breaks your false narrative and you assume they're probably lying.
You're all about generalizations, and most of them idiotic.
You lump all individuals under your lazy stereotype and disregard that there are honest hardworking people who need government assistance at times in their lives and others who because of their health (like say a quadruple amputee) or other circumstances are destined to be on some form of welfare the rest of their lives.
 
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