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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 Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 13, 2016, 02:42 Sepharo
 
This really won't be a problem for long. We're not going to be driving our cars within the decade.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
28. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 21:44 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 21:36:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 20:27:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:42:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.

Like every sect ever are the true believers.

edit: And yes it's comparable. Equivalent, no.
Besides what's being compared isn't the identification, it's the particular tactic of persecution. Stereotyping.

Yes, but again, it was said by gamers about a bad segment.

I mean, you're acting as if the jackasses on Xbox Live haven't been mocked here, specifically, for over a decade.

Yes as jackasses from Xbox live, not as gamers or "gamers".
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
26. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 20:27 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:42:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.

Like every sect ever are the true believers.

edit: And yes it's comparable. Equivalent, no.
Besides what's being compared isn't the identification, it's the particular tactic of persecution. Stereotyping.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 20:25 Sepharo
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:23:
Someone explain to me this. I have relatives living in Europe, by marriage, that seem compelled to send me articles on American politics. Yet, I could careless about what's happening in their country. Why do they care?

Why does the world care about who the leader of the most powerful/influential country in the world is? Is that your question?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
24. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 18:40 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 18:25:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

I think Tachikoma is criticising these people's claim that they are the true gamers, that they speak for all of us. Those who treat gaming like an exclusive club and who harass perceived threats to this club and who will only accept criticism of games from other club members - so only people who like games are allowed to dislike games.

If that's the case, I can see where he's coming from but it is at best a clumsy, unhelpful and inconsiderate description.

I don't get that feeling from his post at all.
But you're right that that was an argument made during the #gg crap but even then I felt like it was a straw man... Gamers are an inclusive group, you like and play games then you're a gamer. Some trolls harassed a woman, and then the media ran with the idea that "gamers are misogynists" that spawned #gamergate since people who weren't involved in the harassment at all were pissed, and it was only later that "gamers" came into play as a recalculation when the media realized they were insulting their own customers. People still wanted to be gamers, but the disconnected media wrote articles about how the term needed to go away, etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
75. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 17:38 Sepharo
 
You're still missing the point of my comment there. I understand how the Jawas work, that's not the issue. The issue is that they happen to bring the droids to Anakin's son.

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Have you only seen TFA once? There are so many things that you've missed and it really shows when you lay out small context clues and details from ANH that explain the story but can't do the same for TFA even though they're there. You needn't explain to me how the story works in ANH, my earlier bullet points on ANH were not to criticize it specifically but to criticize the manner in which you criticized TFA.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
22. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 17:24 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
15. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 19:57 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 19:34:
Redmask wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 17:05:
I defeated your childish shit in a single sentence, you're the one playing defense. My views tend to be a bit more nuanced and I don't try to force others to agree with me by painting them all with the same brush.


Complaining that people disagree with you is about 90% of your posts in these topics.

You never did explain why a man writing some of Feminist Frequency's tweets means their founder is 100% discredited, you just complained that this was questioned - "A defense for everything and for everything a defense, I shouldn't be surprised." was your response, yet "people just don't want to listen" was your complaint a couple of days ago. If you had any appreciation of nuance, you wouldn't have consistently misrepresented others views.

The dude he replied to said,"The only reason it`s expected is because "gamers" are a bunch of misogynistic, bigoted assholes."

I don't really care what Redmask has said in previous posts, he's right on calling out that crap here and now.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
10. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 10, 2016, 05:08 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 15:24:
Famed? So if 2 people have heard of you is that what qualifies as "famed" now?

All things outside the Cutterverse are unknown and unworthy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 02:05 Sepharo
 
I only played for a few months at launch, so there wouldn't even be any difference for me. Guess I gotta go pick up cactus apples in durotar  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 20:03 Sepharo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 19:39:
Can one give me a quick list what a vanilla server would be?

WoW at launch right? pre-expansions.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
34. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 9, 2016, 19:45 Sepharo
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 12:43:
2. This business plan is Identical to TF2 in every way

No, TF2 does not sell weapons* and maps.

*It sells weapon skin/model replacements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 02:20 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
- The Jawas capture R2 because they're established as extremely effective scavengers of the Jundland wastes. It's also established there are droid scanners.

You didn't address my actual point on this one. The cheap part is that they bring the droids to the Lars farm where Luke lives, not that they get captured.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
70. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 02:06 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 23:57:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 20:14:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
C'mon Seph, really?

Are you under the impression that I can't answer all of your earlier bullet points and more the same way that you've done here?

Be my guest. I'd like to hear.

Look, if you can't see that TFA has multiple structural issues that ANH does not, more power to you. It does, objectively. And that ruins the film for a large number of people. But if they don't prevent you from enjoying the film, cool.

A large number of people


- Rey can fix anything, because the story needs her to.
--She's a scrapper this is established from the first shots in the movie. She's been doing this her whole life, it's her job to know the function and location of parts. Pay attention. Also Anakin was really good with repair and technical stuff as well, was the force helping him with that? Maybe.

- Rey is a master pilot, because the story needs her to be.
--She's a pilot, she's a fan of pilots, she has a rebel pilot helmet... She really didn't fly all that well. She fucking crashed that thing into the ground repeatedly and then, if you pay attention she does these focus/pray faces and flys through wreckage and does a flip and Finn shoots. But even if she is great, so were Anakin and Luke, it's established that the force helps you fly and react.

- Finn helps Poe escape, because the story needs him to (justified, but weakly so).
--This is one of the clearest examples of a character driving the story, as you desire, not sure why it's on your list. Finn is the stormtrooper with a heart, he wants out, Poe is his way out, and he also simultaneously sticks it to the order.

- Maz has Luke's lightsaber, because the story needs her to.
--It's an obvious analog to Obi having Anakin's lightsaber, I'm sure you're mad about that. But Maz is established as a sympathetic character who knows everything going on in the galaxy, especially as it relates to force users and rebels. She might have collected the saber, got it from a member of the church of the force for safe keeping or something. But yes you're right, this one is pretty serendipitous. They'll probably explain it in a later movie or some book or something. But you can always chalk it up the force, the force is certainly what called out from that basement.

- Finn battles Ren, because the story needs him to.
--He battles Ren because Ren chases them after they bomb the base. Having them not fight, having it only be Rey or something would be the writing cop out. Rey and Finn were together and they were ambushed by Kylo, there was a fight. Didn't feel shoehorned to me.

- R2D2 wakes up, because the story needs it to.
--Another one that I'll partially agree with you on. We'll likely find out in the next movie. But I suspect given the literal missing puzzle piece aspect to it, that Luke just told him to hang out until the right time. He wasn't off, he was in hibernation, knew shit was ready to go, and was like, k here's the rest. What's the character-driving-the-story aspect that you want here for R2. Should've had some beep and boops where he explains his motivations? C3PO basically implied he was depressed, just like Luke I suppose.

edit: I have a different R2D2 theory now
Luke actually told him, "Don't let anyone find me, I want to be alone." But R2 disobeyed and took it upon himself to reveal Luke's location to Rey, in that stubborn droid way that he's known so well for. There's true believable character driven story.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 01:18 Sepharo
 
This is good timing since I've been reading Hyperion

I like it. Might be unnecessarily wordy, and I know that's the style, but even then there are some heavy spots.

Also some things come across like too much wordplay. I don't know if it was intentional or not but, for exmaple, all the "tr" words in these few sentences:
Brilliant light rays are transitorily occluded by motionless clouds. A translucent white palette transforms into a dispersion of neon purple, red, and orange, which subtly transfuse, blend and then envelope the sky. Constantly in motion, crepuscular light rays transcend the cloud boundaries, while the neon colors begin to diffuse, dissipate, then fade away.

I get that you're going with human organic descriptors vs cold technical descriptors (right?). But the thing that throws me off is that the technical descriptions are still poetic and even with the italics/regular contrast I'm reading them as the same thoughts... or I'm not seeing one as a stranger's memories vs the narrator. But maybe by this point it would be established well enough that it wouldn't be an issue.

Also I have no idea what I'm talking about.

edit: And "inescapable" is good in the broader context

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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 8, 2016, 23:44 Sepharo
 
This one isn't about Games right?
If it's a history course and well produced I'm down.
Ada Lovelace is a great and apt choice, actually just saw her journals and exhibit in the London museum in nov.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2016, 23:39 Sepharo
 
Amazon Prime cycles movies faster than Netflix.
Don't make a big watchlist because they'll be off Prime by the time you get to them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 22:46 Sepharo
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 20:52:
The inescapable light pushes away the surrounding darkness.

The surrounding darkness is pushed away by an inescapable light.

Which phrase sounds better?

Usually "inescapable" is applied to darkness. Though you might be purposefully playing on that by applying it to the light. I think that both constructions, when using "surrounding darkness" and "inescapable light", sort of sound illogical. If the light is inescapable than how is the darkness surrounding? I think I'd go with a different word other than "inescapable" but without the broader context it's hard to say what. Unstoppable, inevitable, incessant (usually neg), penetrating, piercing.

If I'm forced to pick I guess I have to go with the second.

edit: Also the meanings aren't exactly the same the way you have them written there... In the first it's The inescapable light and in the second it's an inescapable light.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Trailer
2. Re: Stellaris Trailer Apr 8, 2016, 20:20 Sepharo
 
Haven't had a chance to watch the full video or really read anything about this game... but skipping through video it seems like a 4X, like GalCiv. Is it not?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 20:14 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 17:25:
C'mon Seph, really?

Are you under the impression that I can't answer all of your earlier bullet points and more the same way that you've done here?
 
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