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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 > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jan 24, 2013, 21:57 Sepharo
 
fujiJuice wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 21:43:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 21:32:
Though I don't necessarily support Take-Two here Darabont sounds like a douche in that quote.

Yes, it was going to be called L.A. Noir, based on the book by John Buntin. But the video game company with the video game called L.A. Noire (with an e!) threatened to sue the shit out of me, TNT, every company that actually ever worked in Hollywood. And they have the billions of dollars to back it up, apparently.

Note the stressing of video game... Which at first seems like it's being done, fair enough, to distinguish that these are properties in different mediums. But then he goes on with "actually ever worked in Hollywood" and "apparently" as if he can't believe a video game company would/could dare stand up to Hollywood.

I think you are reading too much into it. I believe he is just saying the lawsuit is so broad that almost any company in Hollywood even remotely related to the show would be sued. I think the 'apparently' is just him conceding that it isn't with it since they could fight a good fight.

Yeah I considered that but the more I read the more I couldn't un-see it. Why put "actually" there? Also why not name the company, I guess it could just be that he doesn't know their name, but just seems like wilful ignorance. And yes, I'm most definitely reading into it too much but that doesn't mean it's not there
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 24, 2013, 21:35 Sepharo
 
An 18-wheeler full of cash must've changed his mind about not wanting to simultaneously helm Star Trek and Star Wars.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 24, 2013, 21:32 Sepharo
 
Though I don't necessarily support Take-Two here Darabont sounds like a douche in that quote.

Yes, it was going to be called L.A. Noir, based on the book by John Buntin. But the video game company with the video game called L.A. Noire (with an e!) threatened to sue the shit out of me, TNT, every company that actually ever worked in Hollywood. And they have the billions of dollars to back it up, apparently.

Note the stressing of video game... Which at first seems like it's being done, fair enough, to distinguish that these are properties in different mediums. But then he goes on with "actually ever worked in Hollywood" and "apparently" as if he can't believe a video game company would/could dare stand up to Hollywood.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 24, 2013, 21:25 Sepharo
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 20:55:
I thought the show was based on the game lol, but I wasn't paying much attention to it.

L.A. Noire, still need to play you some more. Mafia 2 is just better though.

Eh, they're both open world and sort of the same "setting" (historical crime) but other than that I would consider them different genres.

I'd group Mafia closer to GTA, SR3, or just plain action-adventure.
Whereas I'd put L.A. Noire with Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead, or adventure games.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Cave
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Cave Jan 23, 2013, 13:42 Sepharo
 
Yay! Now I have something to look forward to after work. I'm not really a fan of side scrollers but I definitely give a hybrid from DF and Ron Gilbert a go.  
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PC Gaming > 616 games installed
21. Re: any more Jan 23, 2013, 01:54 Sepharo
 
AdamK47 wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 16:10:
silk7412 wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 13:25:
news on this stuff

Yep:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/PointyB/Games/games21.png

All moved over to my new 3TB SSD array (6 x 512GB):

http://www.hardocp.com/news/2012/12/26/h_reader_rig_day/

You crazy bastard. Are those four massive CD books on the desk?
 
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News Comments > New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s
16. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 21:02 Sepharo
 
I'm just hoping I can double tap the gas to do a flip on bumps in the road.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2013, 19:01 Sepharo
 
So I don't get my kudos for being the only one 2 for 2 on my picks because of the silliness of the "Har-bowl" ?  
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 DLC Details
1. Re: Max Payne 3 DLC Details Jan 21, 2013, 22:25 Sepharo
 
Give me SP mission plz D:  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: removed Jan 20, 2013, 18:07 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 17:41:
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Damn, what'd I miss? Was it woody?

Probably some Chinese knock off goods.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2013, 17:33 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 15:46:
No one likes meatloaf.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 20, 2013, 16:52 Sepharo
 
Hilarious.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2013, 16:04 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 15:46:
No one likes meatloaf. It's always either too soggy or too dry, too much of one thing or not enough of it. I don't think I've ever met a meatloaf I've liked. Probably the closest was someone - this was forever ago - made mini-meatloafs in one of those mini-loaf pans and I seem to recall it wasn't bad.

I grew up with great meatloaf as a kid... But it wasn't beef, was 60/40 pork/venison because of our "deer meat freezer" and hunter relatives. Mmmm get some onions in there and cover it with mushroom gravy. Delicious.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2013, 04:34 Sepharo
 
Harbaugh v. Harbaugh  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2013, 20:15 Sepharo
 
My friend's cat will do amazing acrobatic acts to catch flung rubber bands and will bring them back. Always thought it was hilarious seeing that cat trot up to me with a rubber band in its mouth and drop it at my feet.  
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
46. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 19, 2013, 16:52 Sepharo
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:41:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:36:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:31:
Clear enough this time?

Yes, it is clearer now, you are blaming programmers who get into business for the industry's woes. Pretty silly but so are nearly all generalizations like that.
Yeah, I guess it is silly to think that poor management accounts for most business failures...it's -much- more reasonable to think that the game industry is just "special" and ever so much more difficult than any other industry.

That's not what I nor you said.
Poor management... Fine.
But you said poor management because of programmers and then in your clarification made that even clearer. Many of the most successful companies in the industry are managed by former programmers and the software/gaming industry as a whole is greatly comprised of people working in non-programming positions who started off coding. You see a failure and point at a former progammer now failing at business but ignore the successful ones and the failures by people who've never programmed. It's silly.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Beta This Month
21. Re: SimCity Beta This Month Jan 19, 2013, 16:38 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:34:
The very next ~10 words after the ones you quoted?

Hahah so it is

Now what did those double stars point to?
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
43. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 19, 2013, 16:36 Sepharo
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:31:
Clear enough this time?

Yes, it is clearer now, you are blaming programmers who get into business for the industry's woes. Pretty silly but so are nearly all generalizations like that.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Beta This Month
19. Re: SimCity Beta This Month Jan 19, 2013, 16:23 Sepharo
 
Where are you guys getting this info about a 1 hour beta? That sounds... absurd.

Also:
Running from 5pm GMT on January 25 until 8am GMT on January 28, the SimCity beta [...]

 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
41. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 19, 2013, 16:21 Sepharo
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 15:59:
m00t wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 15:52:
You claim to have worked in the industry for 12 years, but you show a pretty piss poor understanding of how it operates and how it really is substantially different from most other industries. Certainly every industry shares aspects of what the games industry does, but very few of them have to deal with all of the problems as extreme as this industry does. The nature of digital gaming is that it's actually very easy to get in to but much, MUCH harder to survive in. There are fewer protections against bad actors and sudden shifts in the environment, both of which happen with high frequency. Most publisher contracts are fairly draconian, yet aside from the novelty that is Kickstarter and the ilk, there are few alternatives to them aside from simply not existing at all. Recently that's improved somewhat with Steam, Faceobok, and the proliferation of flash games, but doing A - AAA games as an independent is still one of the hardest, yet rewarding, things to do. Still, even people in the industry don't seem to value the work that is done as much as it is in other industries. Part of that is simply the immaturity of the industry, part of that is there are a lot of eager people who are willing to forgo pay and benefits for the opportunity. Either way, the industry is different.

In your infinite wisdom, if every industry is the same, why did you leave?
Keep being an asshole, and this will be the last time I respond to you.

Money, stability, and poor management (mostly because of programmers whose egos make them think that they are too smart to fail at business), are the biggest reasons. And #1 and 2 are mainly caused by #3.

That's why the industry is the way it is or that's why you left? Either way... Blame it all on programmers? Come on...
 
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