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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 > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 22:59 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 17:19:
Hey! That's Trevor from GTA5 in that Old Spice commercial. Man, he's pretty ripped. I didn't realize they modeled Trevor so close to him physically.

He has a pretty Trevor-like character in an episode of Better Call Saul. Should check it out if you haven't seen it yet.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
42. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 20:15 Sepharo
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 16:21:
Inventing the worlds first digital content delivery service that changed the world is not hard work?

I guess you qualified it with "that changed the world" but Stardock would still be upset to hear "the world's first digital content delivery service" applied to Steam.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2016, 18:18 Sepharo
 
I keep trying to figure out where a stormtrooper defects and joins the rebellion in A New Hope. Can't seem to find it but I know it has to be there.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent
11. Re: Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent Jan 7, 2016, 05:02 Sepharo
 
I made my point already, not much more to add.

You just have zero basis to claim that you're finding the hackers that others aren't. It's a pet peeve of mine, it's not like you're the first person I've seen make claims like this.
Overwatch gives zero feedback, you don't know your rating score, you don't know others' scores. You don't know the result of the votes or investigation. What is known is that Overwatch participants are chosen by experience, not skill level, and the votes of those with higher Overwatch scores are given more weight in the end result.

Also what makes you think I haven't seen such guides before?

You're going to tell me I sound like an angry 14 year old after making a post full of caps and exclamation points?
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent
9. Re: Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent Jan 6, 2016, 18:01 Sepharo
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 06:49:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 00:41:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 23:00:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 21:29:
Counterstrike is like professional cycling... I just asume everyone is cheating.
A lot are cheating. I was in Overwatch once and saw whats really happening, but I also noticed that cheaters, who try to hide it, and which are the vast majority, are not getting banned. You see that on how Overwatch works. Only if there is a more or less consensus on that the player cheated, he will be punished and you will get a message that he was. But most people only report the real obvious ones, the ragehackers and very often you dont get a message for cases where the hacker hid it well, because people just dont have the experience to see it. Thus the ones trying to hide it (but obvious to people with experience) are not getting banned!

Also CSGO being that long one of the top selling games, makes it obvious that still a lot of people are getting banned and buying a new one. And I can confirm that too. There still are a lot of ragehackers, or people who dont hide it very well.

And this here is one of those people in denial about how good people can get at CS. All those years yelling "hacker" at anyone doing decent has left you unable to distinguish reality. Hiding behind "experience" as if you're the only one able to distinguish a real hacker, your vote counts more than the others huh?

Though it must be shitty believing that everyone is subtly hacking all the time.
Oh they're just so good at hiding it!

Youre an idiot. I never said there cant be good players. Actually there are a lot of submissions where someone just is good. As I said, people just lack experience to judge whats cheating and whats not. And youre obviously one of them, and thus part of the problem since you think its not a huge problem. And no, I dont think I know it best of all. There are actually a lot of guides out there to teach people how to spot cheating. Just take a look at one and be surprised. You might turn into the person you think I am.

You said this:
I was in Overwatch once and saw whats really happening, but I also noticed that cheaters, who try to hide it, and which are the vast majority, are not getting banned.

There is no training or experience that makes you able to see subtle cheaters better than someone else to the degree to which you're describing. It's not something that can be quantified or stated authoritatively like you're trying to do. You are most likely accusing people of cheating who don't. I've seen it for 15 years now, admins and others who claim to have all this experience in detecting cheats, banning innocent people. Great aim, map awareness, perfect timing... these can all fool people into thinking that someone is wallhacking or aimbotting... they'll say it's subtle, they're toggling it, they wrote their own hack that's so good it's nearly undetectable... but the simple truth is that they're most likely not hacking, they're just good. Are there hackers like the ones you describe? Of course, but they're not common and far from "the vast majority". Basically I take issue with your certainty and the idea that out of everyone who watched and said "no hacks" somehow you're the right one by going against that. Could not those people also have the experience and finely honed hacker sniffing skills as yourself?

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent
5. Re: Counter-Strike Bans Made Permanent Jan 6, 2016, 00:41 Sepharo
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 23:00:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 21:29:
Counterstrike is like professional cycling... I just asume everyone is cheating.
A lot are cheating. I was in Overwatch once and saw whats really happening, but I also noticed that cheaters, who try to hide it, and which are the vast majority, are not getting banned. You see that on how Overwatch works. Only if there is a more or less consensus on that the player cheated, he will be punished and you will get a message that he was. But most people only report the real obvious ones, the ragehackers and very often you dont get a message for cases where the hacker hid it well, because people just dont have the experience to see it. Thus the ones trying to hide it (but obvious to people with experience) are not getting banned!

Also CSGO being that long one of the top selling games, makes it obvious that still a lot of people are getting banned and buying a new one. And I can confirm that too. There still are a lot of ragehackers, or people who dont hide it very well.

And this here is one of those people in denial about how good people can get at CS. All those years yelling "hacker" at anyone doing decent has left you unable to distinguish reality. Hiding behind "experience" as if you're the only one able to distinguish a real hacker, your vote counts more than the others huh?

Though it must be shitty believing that everyone is subtly hacking all the time.
Oh they're just so good at hiding it!
 
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
6. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 5, 2016, 23:29 Sepharo
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 23:00:
Overon wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 22:56:
Did they mitigate the simulation sickness problem somehow?

Also how much did you have to donate to be eligible for this thing?

I presume "pledged for a Rift DK" means enough to have received a DK1 or DK2.

It's obviously good for the Rift's adoption but still, this is generous. I bought mine on eBay so I'm outta luck.

I have a DK2 but I bought it from their website long after the Kickstarter. So I didn't "pledge" anything.
 
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News Comments > Activision's MLG Acquisition Confirmed
3. Re: Activision's MLG Acquisition Confirmed Jan 5, 2016, 06:41 Sepharo
 
Goodbye MLG.
They could have stood on their own and continued as they had for 14 years prior signing big time deals but remaining independent.
Now they're destined to swirl down Kotick's drain.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells > 22M
6. Re: Minecraft Sells > 22M Jan 5, 2016, 00:50 Sepharo
 
Minecraft doesn't use voxels, there are other similar survivor/sandbox games that do though.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
16. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 4, 2016, 17:13 Sepharo
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 16:30:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 16:01:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 15:14:
Do pre-orders come with a "Rift" puke bucket?

I've thrown the DK2 on like 30+ people. Never seen anyone get sick. That includes old folks too.


I'm not sure how they can overcome the fact that your visual input and your inner ear are not telling your brain the same information. Not saying I don't believe you, I just don't grok how it could NOT make you sick to be in full VR dogfight mode while your butt is firmly planted in a stationary chair.

My other concern would be eye strain - yeah, I've read all about how it tricks your brain into thinking it's looking into the distance, but the fact is there's still screens strapped to your face. The focal distance is still way, way inside the two to three feet that conventional wisdom has recommended you keep your monitor.

And yeah, I know it uses optics to mimic something like meter or so for focal depth, but I still wonder if that is really the same thing.

I hope this is the true VR we were all promised back in the '90s, but I'll let you fine folks be the early implementers on this one.


-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist

I could definitely see eye strain / headaches being an issue. But motion sickness... if you're fine with FPS video games, driving in a car, being on a boat... you're going to be fine on VR is my guess. Even people who aren't fine with those things don't seem to get sick. But what do I know, I've got to be ill or extremely drunk to puke.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2016, 16:06 Sepharo
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 07:30:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 17:31:
DRM in the 90's had zero benefits to the end user.
There was no DRM in the 90s. You meant copy protection. Copy protection now is only a part of DRM.

Copy protection is a form of DRM. You nearly say so yourself.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
2. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 4, 2016, 16:01 Sepharo
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 15:14:
Do pre-orders come with a "Rift" puke bucket?

I've thrown the DK2 on like 30+ people. Never seen anyone get sick. That includes old folks too.
 
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News Comments > PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive
8. Re: PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive Jan 3, 2016, 16:15 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 16:12:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 15:46:
Was wondering when they were going to get up to this, cross-platform even.

That should give cheaters something to have fun with.

Halo would most likely bring more people kicking and screaming into the Windows 10 sheepfold.

I thought about Halo, but I figured that boat had sailed for most PC gamers. The time to make Halo a PC franchise was 10 years ago.

Close, but the same move was done for Halo 2 and Vista 12 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2016, 00:00 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 22:29:
El Pit wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 12:08:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 10:54:
At the risk of angering the anti-gun people on Blues, this is why I laugh every time Obama gives crocodile tears on the TV about "gun violence" and vows to do som

Your brain called. It said you left it at a party last night.

Car - means of transportation
Gun - means of killing

Yep, absolutely comparable. I drove my gun last night, it was awesome.

Understand? A gun can ONLY be used for violence (violence includes harassment and intimidation, by the way, not only shooting). A car can be used to kill, harass and intimidate, too, but that it is definitely by far not its main purpose.

What's with all the personal attacks? Nobody can debate anything without name calling and bullshit. If your argument is so weak that they only thing you can do is a personal attack, you've already lost.

The reverse is also true here. Your last two replies have had no substance, only complaining about name calling.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2016, 21:49 Sepharo
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 20:46:
"The deep discount era is over."

*proceeds to talk about discounts that are not deep by any reasonable standard*

What patently moronic bullshit will CliffyB come up with to unnecessarily justify his business decisions tomorrow? Perhaps he'll suggest that high framerates are somehow the reason for confusing DLC preorder packages? The sky's the limit!

HorrorScope wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 19:24:
Also lol's at the Cliffski - CliffyB confusion each time it happens.

Wait, are they not the same person? Given how most of the time when I see either one of those names, it's attached some nonsense like this, I feel I can be forgiven for that. :p

It's insane how many time this mistake has happened here.
 
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News Comments > Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift
19. Re: Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift Jan 2, 2016, 00:58 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 00:39:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 21:57:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 21:35:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 17:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 14:41:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 13:56:
I want to be wowed by Rift, but this seems like the worst game to do that. Oh, an N64 looking platformer! Whee!

Yeah, I'm thinking more like Fallout 4 in VR, not Mario.

It was announced a few weeks ago that Eve: Valkyrie will also be bundled with Oculus.

Also price speculation that the OR could be $500 or more.

Pricing is fine, about what you expect for a next gen console. Until I see some finished games that wow me and make me want to buy it, however, I wouldn't pay even $100 for it.

I just looked through their Wiki list and I don't really see anything that would make me buy one just yet. Half-Life 2 is supported. Great. Did you re-do it with hi-rez textures and improved poly-counts? No? Why the hell would I pay $500 to see graphics from over a decade ago?

Geez, you want to sell a buttload of these? Make Fallout 4 compatible. Make World of Warcraft compatible. (Bash on it all you want, millions of people play and I bet a bunch would hop on the VR bandwagon to plug into Azeroth in VR.) Borderlands? The new Wolfenstein?

Everything they have so far seems like a tech demo.

You realize this is display hardware right?

You do realize that hardware vendors constantly hit up software vendors to help move their products, right? I mean, you are aware that even though the PS4 is hardware, Sony pushes hard for developers to make software for it? I mean, come on with that comment.

You mentioned HL2 and said, "Did you re-do it with hi-rez textures and improved poly-counts?" I assume by "you" you're referring to Oculus VR since that's what the rest of the post is directed at. And no, they wouldn't do that to HL2 since they're primarily making something akin to a monitor. If they were making a video card you might have more of an argument because yes video card developers work with software makers. And this isn't to say that Oculus isn't working with software developers, just that demanding that they make all these games compatible themselves is a bit absurd.
 
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News Comments > Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift
14. Re: Lucky's Tale Bundled with Oculus Rift Jan 1, 2016, 21:57 Sepharo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 21:35:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 17:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 14:41:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 13:56:
I want to be wowed by Rift, but this seems like the worst game to do that. Oh, an N64 looking platformer! Whee!

Yeah, I'm thinking more like Fallout 4 in VR, not Mario.

It was announced a few weeks ago that Eve: Valkyrie will also be bundled with Oculus.

Also price speculation that the OR could be $500 or more.

Pricing is fine, about what you expect for a next gen console. Until I see some finished games that wow me and make me want to buy it, however, I wouldn't pay even $100 for it.

I just looked through their Wiki list and I don't really see anything that would make me buy one just yet. Half-Life 2 is supported. Great. Did you re-do it with hi-rez textures and improved poly-counts? No? Why the hell would I pay $500 to see graphics from over a decade ago?

Geez, you want to sell a buttload of these? Make Fallout 4 compatible. Make World of Warcraft compatible. (Bash on it all you want, millions of people play and I bet a bunch would hop on the VR bandwagon to plug into Azeroth in VR.) Borderlands? The new Wolfenstein?

Everything they have so far seems like a tech demo.

You realize this is display hardware right?
 
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News Comments > Oculus Touch Controllers Delayed
6. Re: Oculus Touch Controllers Delayed Jan 1, 2016, 18:06 Sepharo
 
Kosumo wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 17:55:
Got to love Rocky Horror

We have a statue of Riff Raff on our main street in town.

Riff Raff Statue cam

Yeah well we have Baphomet, Robocop, and a giant fist.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2016, 01:11 Sepharo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 00:59:
Cutter wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 20:46:
Vintage Carrie Fisher Bikini Pics are a New Year's Gift to 'Star Wars' Geeks

Don't say I never gave you nothin'.

You got Jango Fett in briefs?

http://i.imgur.com/1MP8gg0.png
http://i.imgur.com/XTnUruE.jpg
 
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News Comments > Steam Christmas Issues Explained
6. Re: Steam Christmas Issues Explained Dec 31, 2015, 00:40 Sepharo
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 21:07:
Only 6 days late

This looks to be the same wording of a message I saw days ago...

Edit: yeah, the new part was the "How it happened" but Blue has posted the top (older) section "What happened"
 
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