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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
Total Comments 6580 (Guru)
User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Axl Rose's Activision Lawsuit Dismissed
4. Re: Axl Rose's Activision Lawsuit Dismissed Feb 10, 2013, 14:41 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Feb 10, 2013, 13:16:
As much as I'm sure it couldn't contain his full ego, I'd love to see an autobiog of what happened to his career. It would be humorous, if nothing else...

I read this book at a friend's place one day when I woke up too early. I had heard of feuding and eccentricities but I didn't realize their ridiculous extent until I read that.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Feb 9, 2013, 18:16 Sepharo
 
Orphic Resonance wrote on Feb 9, 2013, 11:31:
you should have said "haters gonna hate"

so you can be like the cool kids

u mad
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2013, 02:38 Sepharo
 
Blue wrote on Feb 7, 2013, 23:55:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 7, 2013, 23:41:
"Huh, what's this? A banner ad for a Family Feud game? I really shouldn't but..." *click*
"Play now eh?" *click*
Then without warning an executable starts downloading.
"Oh fuck no you don't" *click cancel*

And that's the story of the first banner ad I clicked in nearly a decade.

Was that here?

Yeah, it wasn't direct from the ad, I had to go through their site first. I don't have any evidence to suspect the executable was malware or something. Could've just been a game launcher or hub, I was naively hoping for some registration free in browser Family Feud
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2013, 23:41 Sepharo
 
"Huh, what's this? A banner ad for a Family Feud game? I really shouldn't but..." *click*
"Play now eh?" *click*
Then without warning an executable starts downloading.
"Oh fuck no you don't" *click cancel*

And that's the story of the first banner ad I clicked in nearly a decade.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Feb 7, 2013, 23:06 Sepharo
 
Hmm looks like they tore down my house.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Feb 7, 2013, 22:25 Sepharo
 
I assume like most software you can do things easily but expensively (in terms of system resources) or you can really brain-up and put everything in a few kilobytes demoscene style but it just becomes more and more difficult.

Now I don't know anything about programming AI but I assume the more complex it is the more processing power needed to run it and run it as quick as an RTS would need. I keep thinking about Civ 5 and how slow it got later into huge games and that was turned based... Wouldn't be practical in an RTS with the current resources game devs are limited to. /ramble
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Takes $400MM
11. Re: Take-Two Takes $400MM Feb 6, 2013, 23:54 Sepharo
 
They're clearly Mega Millions  
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News Comments > Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support
56. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 6, 2013, 23:52 Sepharo
 
I wish you would just refer to your city, or small cities or something else when making those claims instead of "midwest". Claiming the "midwest" is like that is just wrong. Chicago is midwest, Detroit is midwest, St. Louis is midwest, Cleveland is midwest.

Those cities and their suburbs are not the uncultured shitholes you make them out to be. Not everything fine is from LA or NYC.
 
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News Comments > Newell Entering AIAS Hall-of-Fame
9. Re: Newell Entering AIAS Hall-of-Fame Feb 6, 2013, 23:44 Sepharo
 
Krizzen wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 00:58:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 23:45:
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 22:34:
Valve created Counter-Strike and Team Fortress did they? That's news to everyone else. Even L4D is stretching it. So really, besides Half-Life and Portal, what other games have they created?

Dunce NO PORTAL IS FROM FULL SAIL COLLEGE STUDENTS

Yes, it was called Narbacular Drop. Pretty cool and free.

They did make the mod Richochet. I think it was included with the "new lag system" patch, an epic moment in gaming history.

I was hoping the dunce, the caps, and the incorrect school would properly convey my satirical barb but I hoped for too much.

... Or are you being cute too?
 
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News Comments > Newell Entering AIAS Hall-of-Fame
5. Re: Newell Entering AIAS Hall-of-Fame Feb 5, 2013, 23:45 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 22:34:
Valve created Counter-Strike and Team Fortress did they? That's news to everyone else. Even L4D is stretching it. So really, besides Half-Life and Portal, what other games have they created?

Dunce NO PORTAL IS FROM FULL SAIL COLLEGE STUDENTS
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
110. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 4, 2013, 22:15 Sepharo
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 21:51:
Kids have surprised me, I see things today that I would not have seen when I graduated high school in 1991.

In a positive or negative way? I'm assuming positive because of the sentence that followed. I think critical thinking is a skill that combats the ignorance often at the center of racism. Racist ideas crumble easily when analyzed. I'm so thankful that I had decent teachers in school who managed to teach "how to reason" and "how to learn" instead of just collections of facts and things to memorize for a test.

Sorry kind of side tracked there but I've always felt more optimistic about younger generations than what I perceive to be the majority opinion of "kids these days... " types.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Countdown?
3. Re: Prey 2 Countdown? Feb 2, 2013, 18:20 Sepharo
 
supererogatory eh?

Thanks for the new term Blue
 
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News Comments > Newell on Self-Publishing on Steam
9. Re: Newell on Self-Publishing on Steam Feb 2, 2013, 07:03 Sepharo
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 05:19:
Are you serious? How would Valve not still deserve a cut for growing a brand and a user base of tens of millions of people around the world who use it daily? Plus you're asking them to develop an API for this and beyond that, somebody would still have to own and operate the infrastructure, which ain't easy or free...

I'm just running with the idea I'm not asking them to do anything and of course they deserve a cut for Steam. Try rereading.

Infrastructure could be maintained by open source development.

jacobvandy wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 05:19:
There's no such thing as free distribution. And anything close to it will be 95% full of spam, scams, and other crap, so I have no clue why anybody would ever want such a "service."

Torrents are free digital distribution past the initial negligible few seeds. Immediately upon release the higher the demand for the game the better the download rates. You would have to maintain a certain seed ratio and it could sip bytes from your currently installed games library that other people want to get. And about the "service" part, that's my fault for using technical jargon, I meant a service in the software/code sense. So say if the dev didn't want to use torrents they could just connect right to their servers and they'd use their bandwidth or Amazons, etc.

jacobvandy wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 05:19:
There will still have to be some quality control. Hell, people are clamoring for more QC than they have now, or even before they started doing Greenlight. The most they could possibly get away with is a separate store, so the average user doesn't have to be bothered by heaps of unfinished and ill-conceived garbage when they're looking for Elder Scrolls, GTA, and Call of Duty.

Quality control in terms of custom satisfaction would rest solely on the shoulders of those selling. They are ultimately responsible for the payment and distribution processes. And quality control in terms of what the customer is presented or advertised to could be through a genre/tagging/favorites/voting/publisher-packs whatever.

See now how I'm not necessarily talking about Valve here and I'm just running (rambling) with the idea of a network API for self publishing? I know Gabe's kind of crazy but I don't think he's crazy enough to give up the core of what Steam does for free/open source. But he is apparently interested in creating an API that allows anyone to put their game up on Steam.

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News Comments > Amnesia Fortnight 2012 Released
2. Re: Amnesia Fortnight 2012 Released Feb 2, 2013, 04:07 Sepharo
 
Tumbler wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 03:16:
I..I really want that boxed set...I'm not really sure why because I have no interest in the content...I think I just really like this company and want to give them money.

How do they do that.

Maybe it's the brick walls, I definitely dig their office.

Are you watching their documentary for the adventure game?

It's not too late to buy-in still and watch the first 7 episodes (and 6 side episodes). http://www.doublefine.com/dfapay/
 
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News Comments > Newell on Self-Publishing on Steam
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2013, 03:56 Sepharo
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 21:43:
Unlike Sepharo, I welcome our new steamy, portal-loving publishing overlords and only wish them great victory in the coming war with the traditional publishing tyrants... ;P

I'm one of the bigger Valve fans here. It just seems like they're interested in removing themselves from the process... Like it wouldn't be too far off to do an open source digital market API where 3rd party payment and distribution services could interop. But at that point what's Valve's part; do they still deserve a cut? Even cross-dev sale coordination could be part of the API. Games could make it to the "front page" by simply being popular (page hits and/or sell rate).
 
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News Comments > Newell on Self-Publishing on Steam
1. Re: Newell on Self-Publishing on Steam Feb 1, 2013, 21:28 Sepharo
 
Use torrents to distribute it and 3rd party payment portals and you don't even need Valve right? Open source digital market.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2013, 21:04 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 08:40:
Cutter wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 16:48:
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 16:30:
Cutter wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 14:55:
Well where on earth is Rolling Thunder when it's a GOP politician spouting this crap?

It's bullshit no matter what side of the aisle it's spewing from, that should be common sense.

I just find it amusing that when it's a democrat doing it how you rail on about the evils of liberals, but when he's GOP you don't say a word.

I wouldn't talk, all I've heard for 5 years from those on the left is Bush's fault/Congress' fault.

Well, when that's all you're listening for...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2013, 20:43 Sepharo
 
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 20:27:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 20:17:
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 08:26:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 01:41:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 00:47:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 29, 2013, 19:47:
I watch all my sports for free, live, and in HD. Haven't run into a game I wanted to watch that wasn't on broadcast/network TV.
Free, live, HD, and legally? Where? I watch NBA and CFB.

FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, TBS... They're in the air

TBS isn't free.

And clearly you're not a baseball fan. But, with the Dodgers getting that insane deal, expect other sports to follow. NFL probably can't, but NBA certainly can.

In my market it is. And I watched all Detroit Tigers playoffs games on my TV for free. Cut the cable subscription back in 2010.
What about regular home games? I'm sad that TWC took Lakers games away. No more away games OTA on KCAL9!

Well in that respect Beamer is right... I don't care about baseball enough to watch regular season games on TV but I'll catch 5 or more at the ballpark.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 20:33 Sepharo
 
My favorite version of that song is the one playing from my Apache Huey when I'm squashing infantry with it.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2013, 20:17 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 08:26:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 01:41:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 00:47:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 29, 2013, 19:47:
I watch all my sports for free, live, and in HD. Haven't run into a game I wanted to watch that wasn't on broadcast/network TV.
Free, live, HD, and legally? Where? I watch NBA and CFB.

FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, TBS... They're in the air

TBS isn't free.

And clearly you're not a baseball fan. But, with the Dodgers getting that insane deal, expect other sports to follow. NFL probably can't, but NBA certainly can.

In my market it is. And I watched all Detroit Tigers playoffs games on my TV for free. Cut the cable subscription back in 2010.
 
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