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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 > Battlefield V Set in WW2?
30. Re: Battlefield V Set in WW2? May 24, 2018, 01:10 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 24, 2018, 00:53:
Sepharo wrote on May 24, 2018, 00:34:
I can't tell if you're claiming it should be realistic or if you're claiming that they're claiming it's realistic...

But either way, the BF series has never been realistic and I don't think they are trying to be either.

You mean they are trying to be Fortnight... because that's the only explanation for a claw handed female sniper with blue fucking face paint.

The trailer has an epic amount of dislikes btw.

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a series of 0 authenticity try harding to show how war "really was"

Are you saying it should be realistic or are you saying that they claim it's realistic?
I'm having trouble parsing your post in total but that quote there seems like you're saying it's known not to be a realistic series but that they're trying to say it is... ?
I don't think they are.

edit: Also it appears they were doing the initial character designs around when the new Mad Max was released. Because that's not some Fortnite stuff that's Imperator Furiosa pretty directly, face paint and a claw hand.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Set in WW2?
28. Re: Battlefield V Set in WW2? May 24, 2018, 00:34 Sepharo
 
I can't tell if you're claiming it should be realistic or if you're claiming that they're claiming it's realistic...

But either way, the BF series has never been realistic and I don't think they are trying to be either.
 
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News Comments > Sunset Overdrive PC Listing
5. Re: Sunset Overdrive PC Listing May 23, 2018, 19:29 Sepharo
 
Slick wrote on May 23, 2018, 19:26:
Detroit comes out in 2 days on PS4... I'm desperately trying to find a friend to trade consoles with for a couple weeks

I was originally going to buy Detroit and play it on my friend's PS4... but now I want a Pro PS4 hooked up to my 4K TV instead.
But that's a damn pricey proposition to drop $500 for console+game for literally one title I want to play.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 23, 2018, 19:02 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 18:51:
Oh, I still play fast paced shooters. Just not competitively. No time to learn the intricacies.

Sure, I just don't get the connection to, "because I'm too old".

I just played a few round of Fortnite two days ago with my friends, but I can't get into the wall building.
Like you said, it's something I haven't had to deal with before, it's new to me. But even if I did practice it and got really good at it, I'd still not like the concept. Watching so many pro streamers play and what it looks like when two great builders fight... it's obnoxious and in my opinion not a good game mechanic.

edit:
case in point: https://youtu.be/7tu_Er2I874?t=525
It's actually a milder example of what I'm talking about, but first example I found quickly
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 23, 2018, 18:43 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:46:
Sepharo wrote on May 23, 2018, 16:40:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 10:12:
I'm guessing Fortnite is stealing its users fairly heavily?

I fired up Fortnite last night. Per the stats page, for the first time in 220 days. I did one round back then, two last night. One normal round, in which I did 0 damage but finished 16th, and one 50v50, in which I did 40 damage and my team won with over 20 people left alive.

I will never, ever have the time to learn that game, so doubt I'll play again. Way too much going on that's different than anything I've played before for me to bother. Partially because I'm too old, and partially because the 10 rounds I have time for a week wouldn't let me catch up to the 14 year olds playing more than that during lunch break at school.

I'll stick to single player games.

Save the old man shtick. Your personal preferences are the driving factor not your age.

I mean, personal preferences are somewhat driven by age, no? As a kid, I thought people who wore belts were insane. Now, c'mon, no belt, are you a lunatic?

Also just driven by time. When I was a student, or even earlier in my career, and when I was single, I had all the free time in the world. Now, I probably average 2-4 hours of gaming a week. That's nowhere near enough time to be competitive. I guess you could call that personal preferences, in that I choose to spend more time at work and with my girlfriend, but...

Eh, your personal preferences can change with age but, for the most part, they are not determined by age.*
I know lots of older gamers who still play fast paced shooters.
I get the time thing, you have more responsibilities, less chances to game all day... but when I do get a chance to game I'm still picking FPS most of the time and so are my friends. I just tire of this idea that old people can't play fast paced games as some sort of rule, it's nonsense.

Also most young kids suck at games, they can play all day every day and not make any progress in their skill level. It's not until the late teen years and twenties that you start to see pro players who are very good at what they do. Fortnite is actually much easier now than it was at launch because of the huge influx of new gamers and kids that are the majority in any given server.

*save some scientific evidence around physiological things like amount of sleep and maybe changes in how your taste buds work etc.
of course, outside of personal preference, there is evidence that age increases reaction time but all of the studies stressed how minor the changes were until you were truly elderly,
but usually people discuss their inability to play fast paced games as a teenager vs adult thing, when ideally you should have another 40 years past teenager before your mental acuity makes it difficult to play even fast-paced games.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 23, 2018, 16:40 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 10:12:
I'm guessing Fortnite is stealing its users fairly heavily?

I fired up Fortnite last night. Per the stats page, for the first time in 220 days. I did one round back then, two last night. One normal round, in which I did 0 damage but finished 16th, and one 50v50, in which I did 40 damage and my team won with over 20 people left alive.

I will never, ever have the time to learn that game, so doubt I'll play again. Way too much going on that's different than anything I've played before for me to bother. Partially because I'm too old, and partially because the 10 rounds I have time for a week wouldn't let me catch up to the 14 year olds playing more than that during lunch break at school.

I'll stick to single player games.

Save the old man shtick. Your personal preferences are the driving factor not your age.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
39. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 23, 2018, 16:33 Sepharo
 
Nullity wrote on May 23, 2018, 12:37:
Sepharo wrote on May 22, 2018, 21:24:
They never stopped working on it. There are just no time tables or due dates, nobody they're beholden to... The employees can do whatever they want. And I have to believe there are some guys working on HL3, disorganized rudderless, but working on it nonetheless.

I want to believe as well, but evidence suggests this isn't true. With all the talent voluntarily leaving Valve in the last few years, and the smoking gun being Marc Laidlaw publicly posting the plot summary for the next HL game. That never happens.

We never got all the details, but it's entirely reasonable and probable to conclude that as a writer, he got fed up with not actually having anything to write, and posted the story outline out of frustration.

I want a new HL game at least as much as anyone else, but I gave up hope long ago.

No the evidence suggests it is true... there have been multiple leaks where file directories and other such information comes out showing folders labeled HL3 etc. ... individual developers and network drives have HL3 material on them from varying time periods.

But you might be missing my point given your Laidlaw example and how it fits just fine with what I said. Individuals within Valve have and probably still are occasionally working on their own pet projects concerning HL3, but without more organization, and really Gabe deciding to tell people what to do, nothing will come together to produce a game from nearly random and varying contributions.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
34. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 22, 2018, 21:24 Sepharo
 
They never stopped working on it. There are just no time tables or due dates, nobody they're beholden to... The employees can do whatever they want. And I have to believe there are some guys working on HL3, disorganized rudderless, but working on it nonetheless.  
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
18. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 22, 2018, 13:31 Sepharo
 
Few weeks ago they resurrected their Facebook page and started recruiting with it. Also a new careers page redesign on their website.  
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News Comments > Battlefield V Reveal Hype
23. Re: Battlefield V Reveal Hype May 20, 2018, 23:35 Sepharo
 
DICE is definitely making a Battlefield BR but I don't think BF5 is it...
I could be wrong about that though, might be a mode on BF5 and in that respect I agree with TheEmissary, it shouldn't detract from the original Conquest team based mode.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Reveal Hype
8. Re: Battlefield V Reveal Hype May 20, 2018, 17:37 Sepharo
 
Slick wrote on May 20, 2018, 16:50:
rawbelly wrote on May 20, 2018, 14:51:
This may not make sense to many people, but I haven't even felt like playing a BF game since they took out runways. The idea of spawning in a plane is just ridiculous to me. Fighting over planes and strafing runways WAS Battlefield. Back in my day you had to earn your plane! You whippersnappers and your instant gratification

I so feel this.

I remember in BF3 I had some snobby clan ban me from their server for "BASE RAPING" because I had my tank near their uncap and was pwning their tanks as they rolled out. Thing is, I COULDN'T GO INTO THEIR UNCAP!!! It was all out of bounds for me. They had plenty of time to get their tanks safely out of the spawn area, and cover that I literally would never be able to access... whippersnappers indeed! Oh and I used to secretly love being spawncamped on the carrier in Wake Island, unable to make a landing. Because once you finally got through and took a flag it was very cathartic.

Add a third to this... That was basically my childhood, making gains on wake despite the futility
Wasn't it the demo level too or something?
 
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News Comments > Black Ops IIII on Battle.net and More PC Features Revealed
8. Re: Black Ops IIII on Battle.net and More PC Features Revealed May 17, 2018, 20:01 Sepharo
 
Total-Khaos wrote on May 17, 2018, 19:22:
Slick wrote on May 17, 2018, 16:02:
Someone should tell these people how roman numerals work...

You do realize that "IIII" is the correct way to represent the number 4 in Roman numerals. The "IV" that we primarily see today is subtractive notation. Pick up a book, geesh!

Subtractive notation goes back over 2000 years to the Romans themselves. One notation is not more correct than the other. They used both.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials Reveal REDACTED is Delayed
2. Re: Take-Two Financials Reveal REDACTED is Delayed May 17, 2018, 00:33 Sepharo
 
under the sea
among the clouds
... I guess it's gotta be underground ... or in space (again)
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
44. Re: Boss Key Closed May 16, 2018, 22:29 Sepharo
 
Kxmode wrote on May 16, 2018, 18:24:
Sepharo wrote on May 15, 2018, 22:47:
Mark Rein: Oh yeah. Hey, Cliff is Cliff, and he's making a console game, and that's what he's focused on, so that's what his thinking is all about. But as a company, we make PC games. We love the PC, it's our heritage, we want to see it be strong, and we want to sell games like Unreal Tournament III and Gears of War on PC, and have them sell as well as they do on console.

Why the requote? Did you forget a follow up point?
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
42. Re: Boss Key Closed May 15, 2018, 22:47 Sepharo
 
Kxmode wrote on May 15, 2018, 16:10:
https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/02/27

Hah, the news post from that comic led me to this interview with Mark Rein:

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/epic-games-mark-rein-interview?page=2

Eurogamer: PC Gaming Alliance is another thing that's come up recently, and you're members. I'm sure you've been asked this about a dozen times already this week, but last week Cliff Bleszinski said PC gaming is in "disarray" -

Mark Rein: Cliff's an idiot! [Laughs] I'm kidding, obviously.

Eurogamer: Did you go and have a go at him about that?

Mark Rein: Oh yeah. Hey, Cliff is Cliff, and he's making a console game, and that's what he's focused on, so that's what his thinking is all about. But as a company, we make PC games. We love the PC, it's our heritage, we want to see it be strong, and we want to sell games like Unreal Tournament III and Gears of War on PC, and have them sell as well as they do on console.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
24. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 22:27 Sepharo
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2018, 21:17:
Sepharo wrote on May 14, 2018, 20:16:
Overon wrote on May 14, 2018, 19:57:
Can someone give me reasons why people hate Cliffy B. I really want to know.

He's always been a dude-bro... but beyond that PC gamers got mad with him when he essentially abandoned the platform to crank out Gears of War games for consoles and was rather unrepentant about it. Said the reason he switched was because PC gamers were pirates:
“The person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know [BitTorrent] to know all the elements so they can pirate software. Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC.”

He later came back and apologized about it.

I don't mind the guy but I can see why people were mad at him.
Says one "mean" thing 20 years ago and apologizes for the remark. Still gets crucified by "gamers". shrug

I don't know about it being "one" thing. That's just the quickest and most prominent example I found.
And it wasn't just him saying it, it was a policy and a sell out of the fans that made him.
It did not surprise me at all that he wasn't able to recoup those same fans later when he realized his mistake and that he wanted to make games for the "hardcore" again.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
20. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 20:16 Sepharo
 
Overon wrote on May 14, 2018, 19:57:
Can someone give me reasons why people hate Cliffy B. I really want to know.

He's always been a dude-bro... but beyond that PC gamers got mad with him when he essentially abandoned the platform to crank out Gears of War games for consoles and was rather unrepentant about it. Said the reason he switched was because PC gamers were pirates:
“The person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know [BitTorrent] to know all the elements so they can pirate software. Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC.”

He later came back and apologized about it.

I don't mind the guy but I can see why people were mad at him.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
10. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 18:36 Sepharo
 
They must not have had the money to continue... because with some more development radical heights could have been something decent.

I do wonder if the vending machines that appeared in Fortnite just slightly before RH released were a sniped idea. It's not like it's that innovative of an idea that two devs couldn't both come up with it, but it was weird how they were nearly simultaneous. It's an afterthought in Fortnite but kind of the main differentiator in RH.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 May 14, 2018, 02:02 Sepharo
 
theglaze wrote on May 13, 2018, 21:55:
RedEye9 wrote on May 13, 2018, 19:57:
Sepharo wrote on May 13, 2018, 19:32:
There was an update to CS gun mechanics?
That is / would be very surprising.
By mechanics does he mean stuff like this
We’re all used to Valve tinkering with the guns in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/category/updates/
Release Notes for 3/20-22/2018
– Adjustments to the Negev:— Improved accuracy while firing in bursts— Slightly reduced time until significant accuracy recovery— Price lowered to $1700— Reduced armor penetration— Movement speed is significantly reduced while firing


From the last year:

2018.02.08 Shotguns
2017.09.14 Glock & P250
2017.08.17 Five-Seven
2017.08.07 Tec-9
2017.05.23 UMP-45

Wow I really didn't know. Without digging through all of those myself though it does seem like they've kept away from the most commonly used primary weapons. Kind of reminds me of the PUBG update that just happened where they tried to increase the variety of weapons used.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event Next Week?
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2018, 01:57 Sepharo
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 14, 2018, 01:01:
Crickets.

Playerbase is rapidly declining and Blizzard is banning/silencing their pro players left and right, for things as stupid as using memes.

TF3 can't come soon enough.

I'm not getting that impression at all.
Pro players should be professional. I've been fine with all the league action taken this year.
 
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