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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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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms
8. Re: MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms Aug 30, 2017, 19:01 Sepharo
 
I can only name the stereotypical examples:
-Quake 3 on Dreamcast could play against PC players
-Shadowrun (2007) let Xbox 360 and PC players play together
-Rocket League - PS4 and PC... later XBone, Switch, and PC together
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
62. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 30, 2017, 12:50 Sepharo
 
It really isn't risk.
There are people at Valve trying to make the game, it fails because of lack of commitment and organization to develop such a game.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
58. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 29, 2017, 20:37 Sepharo
 
Slick wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 14:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 07:24:
I don't know -- it just struck me as completely unfair to imply they are cowards. HL3 is a no win situation for them as far as I can tell. Yeah, it would probably make money, but no matter what they do, hell will rain down on them.

Dude, that's the very same dilemma every human faces when walking out their front door every day. Some people will just shit on them, it's called the human condition.

Being paralyzed by fear is cowardly.

"This thing that everyone wants, that we BUILT our whole brand on, we're not going to fulfil the storyline because waaaaaaah trolls exist. Better to never even try!"

Buck up, grow a pair, and get it done. If you're too scared to do anything because some people might not like it, then you have no business being in a creative field.

The problem with these huge gaming companies like Valve and Acti-Bliz is that they don't take chances. And the fact that we're defining THE MOST REQUESTED game in history (HL3) as "taking a risk"... then we have a big problem. And it's a fucking sequel... why in the hell are we having to beg for a fucking sequel of a top 5 most well-known IPs in gaming history... that's the definition of "low risk"

If they're more concerned with keeping their image and not fulfilling this storyline that's 20 years old, then they're openly shitting on their fans, and are more concerned with utter market dominance rather than making games. Not really a newsflash if you've been paying attention for the last 10 years, but still, I think this is a final nail in the coffin. Valve isn't a gaming company, they're an online 3rd party reseller store. No point in even thinking otherwise.

You're arguing with a made up narrative in the first place...
It has nothing to do with risk and everything to do with motivation.
Their employees can do anything they want at an individual level... that paradigm doesn't support a full length AAA game.
So until everyone decides to work on the same thing (and not quit when the going gets tough) or until Gabe says, "guess what, no more laissez faire... we're all making HL3 and I'm starting by assigning roles" it's not going to happen.

It hasn't happened since Portal 2... and that's because everyone was so happy with Portal (which was mostly developed by new hires) that they couldn't wait to start working on a sequel... The old timers paused their pet projects and went to work on big AAA title... and even then once the going got tough (the tedious, tough things, bugs, QA, translations, etc. etc.) Gabe had to step in and make sure it got finished. Right after that he basically said not to expect another single player game, because he knew it would break his studio paradigm again.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Early Access Next Week
1. Re: Quake Champions Early Access Next Week Aug 17, 2017, 20:39 Sepharo
 
wow I thought this came out months ago  
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News Comments > Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1
11. Re: Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1 Aug 12, 2017, 22:08 Sepharo
 
NewMaxx wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 21:15:
"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot."

-Mark Twain

Mark Twain was pretty prescient about MP FPS in this regard as well.
 
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News Comments > Valve Teases Artifact: The Dota Card Game
13. Re: Valve Teases Artifact: The Dota Card Game Aug 9, 2017, 19:02 Sepharo
 
There are people at Valve occasionally working on HL3 but never enough for sustained progress that will result in a timely game.
You have to remember that they (individual employees) can work on whatever they want whenever they want... yet HL3 would certainly be an undertaking that requires the entire company to focus, and that's not going to happen without Gabe making a proclamation from on high... which he hasn't done since Portal 2.

That's why everything they release is small stuff or using 3rd party resources. It has to be accomplished in a short time frame with a small amount of dedicated resources.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: UK Sales Charts Aug 7, 2017, 16:49 Sepharo
 
Sims 4 just launched on consoles...
Dunno if that's translating into increased sales on PC or if the numbers from the all platforms chart are leaking into the PC one.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 5, 2017, 19:48 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 12:48:
Seeing the comments for that everywhere they run to the effect of 'Never heard the song or of the artist.' So those are either fake numbers or they're coming from repeats in Latin countries. Sounds like it was a guerilla marketing scheme to drive views on it to begin with because obviously everybody is going to now at least check it out.

This is like pure distilled essence de Cutter here.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Ban Change Plans
15. Re: Embarassing... Jul 29, 2017, 15:27 Sepharo
 
It's insane how many of you are missing the point of this post from the developer.

This is to reassure people that they won't be banning for baseless claims of stream sniping, and yet somehow apparently all of you think it's the opposite.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Penalties Expand
6. Re: Overwatch Penalties Expand Jul 26, 2017, 20:44 Sepharo
 
It's not about playing badly but maliciously playing badly.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 20, 2017, 20:43 Sepharo
 
My company sells, no requires, lifetime maintenance contracts.

You don't know hell until you're maintaining software from the early 90's and patching in 2017 features into 2003 branches.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 10, 2017, 17:10 Sepharo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 12:41:
Luke wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 08:08:
The sad state of pc gaming shet....... Clown 's

What's sad?

You might not have recognized the username so I edited his post to bring it in line.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access Extended
18. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access Extended Jul 10, 2017, 17:04 Sepharo
 
Retired wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 22:22:
I haven't had my heart race in a game like this probably since I played league/competitive DOD Source and league/competitive BF2.

Was just telling some coworkers this at lunch. I feel like it's been a decade since I was this genuinely excited playing a game. Won a Duo with my roommate and since we LAN together in the basement we spontaneously spun around and high-fived... I don't even know if I've ever unironically done that before until now.
 
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News Comments > New Brothers in Arms in Development
1. Re: New Brothers in Arms in Development Jun 13, 2017, 21:04 Sepharo
 
"Randy Pitchford spoke with Geoff Keighley at E3, and the Gearbox boss followed on a recent rumor to confirm that a new Brothers in Arms game is in development."

https://i.imgur.com/qtOYztH.jpg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
68. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 23:30 Sepharo
 
NKD wrote on May 23, 2017, 18:48:
You've got the entire sphere of Islam. Within that sphere, the vast majority of them are within the sphere of conservative Muslims

You're making things up.

Indonesia 204,847,000
Pakistan 178,097,000
India 172,000,000
Bangladesh 145,312,000
Nigeria 75,728,000
Iran 74,819,000
Turkey 74,660,000
Egypt 73,746,000
Algeria 34,780,000
Morocco 32,381,000
Iraq 31,108,000
Sudan 30,855,000
Saudi Arabia 30,770,375
Afghanistan 29,047,000
Ethiopia 28,721,000
Uzbekistan 26,833,000
Yemen 24,023,000
China 23,308,000
Syria 20,895,000
Malaysia 17,139,000
Russia 16,379,000
Niger 15,627,000
Philippines 5,000,000
Somalia 10,864,733
(not an exhaustive list)

A minority of those countries have large conservative Muslim populations, not the other way around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2017, 16:40 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 20, 2017, 09:53:
A one off purchase does not imply it was a staple of your plans. That said, I realized I missed the "my" in what SlimRam said:
SlimRam wrote on May 19, 2017, 22:01:
... gas-station food was a staple of my bachelor life ...
which I can not deny or protest.

The locals in the anecdote were the important part. I assume they ate their regularly on their breaks during whatever late job they were working.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2017, 01:32 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 19, 2017, 22:47:
SlimRam wrote on May 19, 2017, 22:01:
Anyway, shame on you, gas-station food was a staple of my bachelor life and I shall never rebuke them, regardless of the gastrointestinal suicide I committed in my youth!
Uh. no. As someone in their mid 50s who started saying at 16 that I'd never be married, and lived up to it. I object to the idea that "gas-station food is a staple of bachelor life". Eating out, yes. At gas-stations? Only if your brain is turned off. Mine isn't.

When I was in London, shit shut down quick at night... it was weird. We ended up having to buy sandwiches through a gas station window for a late dinner one evening. And there was a line of like 4 locals who all confirmed that there was nowhere nearby to grab a quick bite.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Duel Mode Revealed
11. Re: Quake Champions Duel Mode Revealed May 19, 2017, 03:54 Sepharo
 
Theo wrote on May 19, 2017, 03:39:
Sepharo wrote on May 18, 2017, 16:51:
Pretty much agree with everything in your post there Beamer...

But one technical aspect,
Since they're not all unlocked (and I'm now level 10 without having played a single other hero), it's hard to really know what you're up against: you need to play as a hero to really get it.

At least the past two betas (maybe more) have had all of the heroes available, none of them are locked down.


They are not locked down, you just need to rent them. Anyone form last beta also has them all unlocked as though they bought the game. but anyone new is back to renting for favour. So....

Out of interest Beamer, given you have played for some time, why have you not tried a few more? (you must have the favour for it).

Oh that's super weird, I played in the one two weeks ago and now this one. Never had to rent or unlock though I understand that's how the final game will be.

I started off playing only Slash but the wide health differences between her and the heavies was pretty annoying and un-quake like. Now I'm playing Visor to essentially have the same speed but with a little more health and armor.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event; Free Weekend; GotY Edition Coming
12. Re: Overwatch Anniversary Googly Eyes May 19, 2017, 01:40 Sepharo
 
Don't feed it.  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Duel Mode Revealed
9. Re: Quake Champions Duel Mode Revealed May 18, 2017, 16:51 Sepharo
 
Pretty much agree with everything in your post there Beamer...

But one technical aspect,
Since they're not all unlocked (and I'm now level 10 without having played a single other hero), it's hard to really know what you're up against: you need to play as a hero to really get it.

At least the past two betas (maybe more) have had all of the heroes available, none of them are locked down.
 
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