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Nickname Sepharo
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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 > Evening Safety Dance
23. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 2, 2013, 16:28 Sepharo
 
It was semi-automatic. They're too easy to get in Detroit right now and showing up in crime more frequently. This was one of the few times they were used in the suburbs though. Canton is more than a half hour out from Detroit but has tons of retail right off the highway exit. They hit the stores or the cars in the lots and then hop back on the highway.  
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News Comments > Lord British's Countdown
6. Re: Lord British's Countdown Mar 2, 2013, 16:27 Sepharo
 
Just posted this on G+
Richard Garriott de Cayeux wrote on Mar 2, 2013, 3:52pm:
For the record... I have been and remain a PC game developer! I have never been in charge of a game that was not first and foremost a PC game! Sometimes we have ported the games to a variety of other platforms, but the PC remains central to my core sensibilities.

I thought he had gone off and made a bunch of mobile games. Am I getting my old timey developers mixed up?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
20. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 1, 2013, 23:09 Sepharo
 
The township my parents live in just had an armed robbery at a Verizon store in broad daylight. One of the three guys had an AK but fortunately he only used it to shoot open the door that the employees locked when they saw them approaching.

They got in their getaway vehicle but the police spun them out and tracked them on foot to a storm cellar where they peacefully surrendered. Could've been a lot worse had they used that AK on customers or the police. Banning legal assault rifle sales would reduce illegal assault rifle sales. Although a pistol is still deadly I think everyone involved in the incident would've preferred to see that over an AK.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2013, 22:07 Sepharo
 
I don't have a problem with his "Don't like it? Don't buy it" stance... It's his implied "Stop complaining" stance that I take issue with.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 25, 2013, 17:01 Sepharo
 
Jarl ballin.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2013, 01:36 Sepharo
 
loony not a fan of Django I see  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2013, 15:39 Sepharo
 
I heard that if you ignore all the "strikes" nothing can be done. I think the reasoning was that you had to essentially admit guilt by going through their education process and if you didn't do it the harsher penalties couldn't go into effect. Anyone know if that's still the case?  
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News Comments > Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO
49. Re: Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO Feb 22, 2013, 22:08 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 10:31:
Day of Defeat for awhile was getting to be a pretty big thing but Valve bought them out and did fucking NOTHING with it. There was a nice burgeoning map and clan scene going on for it, it could have easily taken off if they didn't just sit on it.

Well ya can't really say they did NOTHING with it. They did make DoD:Source... then they did nothing with it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Feb 20, 2013, 21:44 Sepharo
 
Beamer I think you're getting a couple of arguments confused here or at least you are globbing them together.

One is about kb+m superiority and why it would upset the balance in a console game. I agree with you there.

The other is about using keyboard and mouse (or hell just a PC hooked to a TV) in the living room. Something you always fight so passionately about for some reason and all anyone's ever said is it's not as big a hassle as you make it sound.

No need to jump all over Jivaro about kb+m in console games, that's not what he was arguing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2013, 11:31 Sepharo
 
"We're trying to keep the popularity of weed candy from growing so we sent an informational flyer home with every student and put an article in the local newspaper and online."  
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News Comments > Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs in Q2
2. Re: Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs in Q2 Feb 19, 2013, 22:33 Sepharo
 
I really wish other adventure/fps games would make use of their mouse gestures. They turned them down in Amnesia compared to Penumbra but I still think it adds so much to the genre. Opening a drawer or door by click holding and dragging just adds that extra immersion that a single click doesn't. It's rarely used as a game mechanic but to me it's more about the feel.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2013, 22:14 Sepharo
 
At my job I'm not the only one who uses WASD as the "home row" for typing.  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 16, 2013, 18:43 Sepharo
 
The President  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Feb 16, 2013, 16:40 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 06:41:
PHJF wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 18:52:
Perhaps it's more accurate to say that gameplay SHOULD trump everything else, because isn't that why we play games?

That's funny because I don't see too many genuinely unique games coming out these days. We have all these games that not only play roughly identically but also present the kind of writing any third grader could muster. Presentation is king.

Yeah, "back in the day" the thing I would remember most about any given game, when all was said and done, was the the gameplay. But games have moved well beyond Pong. Cheap entertainment like that is cultural junk food and ultimately isn't going to make a lasting impression on people. It takes a story with colorful, real, memorable characters to pull that off. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Portal? I'm willing to bet a lot of people, myself included, think of GLaDOS. If Portal were just about portals, would it still be fun? Yeah, sure. But it wouldn't have made a fraction of the impact it had on the community without its quirky writers.

Portal is everything that is wrong with modern videogames.

Then I don't wanna be right.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2013, 16:25 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 16:21:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 15:42:
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 14:45:
I'd like to try a cruise at least once. For the people I know that have been on them they said they were pretty awesome, particularly the dining aspects. You just constantly pig out I'm told.

You don't need a cruise for that aspect, there are also all inclusive resorts. My favorite vacation though was renting a villa in Acapulco. You get your own staff: head of house, chef, maids, driver, bartender. Sit in the infinity pool on a cliff looking down at the bay while they bring you drinks. They ask you what you want for your meals and do all the shopping. If you want to go to the beach or into town have the driver take you. Get all your laundry done before you come home. Tons of other services and perks all in a beautiful villa nestled in the cliff mansions.

Sounds like it would be expensive but we found it comparable with a cruise or resort and even cheaper in many aspects. But the best part is your alone and don't have your fellow tourists to annoy you.

That sounds sweet, Seph. How did you find it? How much was it?

All credit goes to my mom on that one, she's great at planning vacations. Sadly I also can't get you a price other than "comparable to a resort or cruise" heh. But what I can do is get you the place: http://www.acapulcoluxuryvillas.com/villas_for_rent/acapulco/cielo_azul/

Looks like they renamed it since we were there... That site also let's you browse many others. I think when we were there it wasn't associated with a company running the rest of the villas for rent as it appears to be now. That might've made the price go up but looking at the rest on the site I'm guessing it's one of the cheapest. Also the idea is to go with 7+ and split it. There's 5 (6?) bedrooms, some with a king bed, others with two queens.

edit: Here's a short video I took when we arrived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGWkkF0KnBA Ignore my goofy voice at the end heh.

edit2: We went in 2010 which is when the violence in Acapulco was just starting to get really bad. That could've affected the prices. To be honest I don't know if it's gotten worse or better but expect the price to reflect whichever. We went to Wal-Mart one day and it was under army protection in the parking lots and many times when we we're out on the roads we'd be behind an army truck full of guys armed to the teeth. Some might be put off by that but we honestly felt more secure knowing those guys were around the city. But really you spend more time at the villa relaxing, drinking, and eating then you do in Acapulco.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2013, 15:42 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 14:45:
I'd like to try a cruise at least once. For the people I know that have been on them they said they were pretty awesome, particularly the dining aspects. You just constantly pig out I'm told.

You don't need a cruise for that aspect, there are also all inclusive resorts. My favorite vacation though was renting a villa in Acapulco. You get your own staff: head of house, chef, maids, driver, bartender. Sit in the infinity pool on a cliff looking down at the bay while they bring you drinks. They ask you what you want for your meals and do all the shopping. If you want to go to the beach or into town have the driver take you. Get all your laundry done before you come home. Tons of other services and perks all in a beautiful villa nestled in the cliff mansions.

Sounds like it would be expensive but we found it comparable with a cruise or resort and even cheaper in many aspects. But the best part is your alone and don't have your fellow tourists to annoy you.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 16, 2013, 04:43 Sepharo
 
I only have multiple tabs open related to the current specific task. I won't keep tabs open for utility usually they just represent a queue of things to look at. Like right now I have 3 more Blue's threads to look at tabbed up and ready to go but nothing else. Often that goes well over 9 though. IT'S WELL OVER 9!!!!  
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News Comments > Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3
22. Re: Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3 Feb 15, 2013, 00:50 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 22:54:
Minecraft is perfect because it is how it is and you can't question it with many people.

I've never called it perfect it's far from that, it's one of the buggiest games out there.
 
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News Comments > More Valve Layoffs
45. Re: More Valve Layoffs Feb 14, 2013, 20:52 Sepharo
 
I think it just means that Gabe decided to dad-up and finally get rid of some folks who were hanging around not contributing much. My guess is that with their management structure it makes it awkward to get rid of people so that list was just filling up.

Steam sales -> we have greenlight and want a self-publishing API
Hardware -> we picked up too many of you guys and it turns out we're probably not going to be making hardware
Everyone else -> culture clashes / not contributing

And like I said earlier I doubt these people were let go without some significant help. I'd bet they even knew ahead of time.
 
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News Comments > Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3
19. Re: Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3 Feb 14, 2013, 20:43 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 14:35:
Orphic Resonance wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 13:38:
no they still havent delivered on that or on many other promises (character upgrades, dungeons, towns, and so forth have only got the most minor upgrades in the past 2 years.. its pretty sad considering how much money flows into that company due to that game)

with that said, the community has picked up all the slack, pretty much

if you decide to play i strongly recommend http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1585216-thaumcraft-303-updated-122013/

that mod is easily 10x better and more well made than original minecraft itself.. combined with a few other mods, it actually becomes something of a real game

See I tried to say this in a previous thread and got a lot of flak for it. I like Minecraft but man, they really just throw everything at the wall, hope something sticks and move on to the next round. The community is totally driving that game.

If you're referring to our discussion, I gave you flak for calling the game "essentially digital lego" and claiming it was "unfinished". Notch talks/talked about features he'd like to add on twitter all the time. Some of them were added some of them weren't and of the ones that were added I don't recall there being a concrete definition of how they would operate. I see character XP, towns, dungeons, and enchanting in the game... My friends who still play the game use that stuff all the time and I don't think they consider those features unfinished.
 
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