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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
Total Comments 7727 (Guru)
User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
14. Re: Overwatch Trailer Mar 23, 2016, 22:25 Sepharo
 
Siygess wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 20:04:
Wonderful short and I'm digging the visual style. Blizzard really have a knack for this.

But.. all this for a team based shooter? I just don't get it. With Diablo, Starcraft.. even WoW, there was an opportunity for narrative.. a chance to do something with all the lore they had created. Even Titanfall manages to shove a bit of story in your face at the start of a round and follow that up with some NPCs doing.. stuff in the match, even if nobody else is paying any attention to it. But from all the footage I have seen of Overwatch, this is just Unreal Tournament with a coat of Blizzard paint; Not a bad thing in itself but it means these videos have almost nothing to do with the game you will be playing.

Oh well, hopefully Overwatch will be successful enough that Blizzard follows it up with a half decent single player or co-op title set in the same universe.

I get the feeling that you're not familiar with the TF2 lore... I'm not really either, but I know it exists, that it's there. That Valve has storylines and comics and merch and a ton of characters that aren't even playable or even appear anywhere other than the short movies they make.

That's what Blizzard is looking to emulate.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Mar 23, 2016, 22:07 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 12:39:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 01:27:
I suggest you read up on it, because what you just said isn't right at all.

Citation needed. You need to demonstrate your claim is correct. There's overwhelming evidence IP law is corrupt.

From the post I replied to:

Games are different in that they are used.

What does this mean? How is this any different than software? Games are software. Software is licensed.
The reason we're discussing this at all is because you don't like that they are licensed. Now I'm supposed to prove that... they're licensed? You already agree.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Mar 23, 2016, 01:27 Sepharo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 14:11:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 05:36:
Software has been licensed since the beginning.

And that was the fraud, the public has no idea how tech works. Software licensing got traction because the public had no clue and corporations were the ones writing the laws. Games are different in that they are used. So games are taking advantage of bullshit laws that really shouldn't apply to them.

I suggest you read up on it, because what you just said isn't right at all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Mar 22, 2016, 05:36 Sepharo
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 05:31:
Oh woe be me! There was some copy protection in games back in the day, who would`ve thunk.

The point is, once you bought the game, you could take it home and play it without any external factors involved. I didn`t need to have to call Gabe and ask for his permission and I certainly did not need to have internet connection.

That was always just due to technical limitations

Software has been licensed since the beginning.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Multiplayer Modes Detailed
19. Re: DOOM Multiplayer Modes Detailed Mar 22, 2016, 00:27 Sepharo
 
ViRGE wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 23:39:
Freeze Tag is a hard sell since it means people have to be willing to not play the game at times, but damn if the concept doesn't look fun.

I just played some Freeze Tag in Quake Live a few days ago. I forgot how fun that mode was. Though playing it with anything other than rails is kind of sacrilege... Not too hard to spray someone with a machine gun for a freeze... but it appears the might have a dmg threshold instead of one hit like I'm used to.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Multiplayer Modes Detailed
16. Re: DOOM Multiplayer Modes Detailed Mar 21, 2016, 19:36 Sepharo
 
Really like the idea behind that Warpath mode.

Moving control points... kind of like payload but without the stupid payload.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2016, 15:11 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 14:47:
You guys are missing the point. The question isn't "why would anyone want to play those old games?" The question is, for those who do wish to play or study them, how can we ensure that they remain available? In many cases, the hardware to run these older games no longer exists, so emulation is the only way to make them available. Publishers sue for copyright infringement, but then don't make older games available for purchase. What's the solution?

This is yet another issue caused by our ridiculous copyright system. If copyright was say 15 or 20 years, then we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

I dunno if Cutter put them off track or if they all just have terrible critical reading skills.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Mar 20, 2016, 08:07 Sepharo
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 07:13:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 19:01:
Why would anyone (with a brain) want to "emulate" console peasantry?
Somebody help me out here...is this guy for real or is it some sort of local running joke?

He's like an angry Ken M
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2016, 19:18 Sepharo
 
I downloaded nearly a terabyte of arcade games years ago but it was quite a hassle getting them to work. There were some gems in there but mostly it was a collection of thousands of old knockoffs and half-cooked concepts from the 80s.

A company that could select the gems, secure the licensing, and sell the retrofits for modern systems would be great... The Pinball Arcade has been doing it excellently for pinballs, and even licensing issues that seemed insurmountable, like Addams Family, eventually fell with enough cash and respectability. I'd love to see the same done for arcade games.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse<br> Thanks {ant}.</p> <ul> <li> <a href= Mar 19, 2016, 19:12 Sepharo
 
I'm pretty sure this is Ant's faul  
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News Comments > Telltale's Batman Details
7. Re: Telltale's Batman Details Mar 19, 2016, 01:22 Sepharo
 
Tyrric wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 01:11:
bigspender wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 22:16:
I hate these Telltale things with a passion.

Telltale will remember that.

Rotfl
 
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News Comments > Telltale's Batman Details
2. Re: Telltale's Batman Details Mar 18, 2016, 20:46 Sepharo
 
These guys are making bank for themselves and everyone involved, that's for sure.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 11:42 Sepharo
 
I'm already paying a handful of creators through patreon, I would love to add Blue to the list. I've been reading and posting here for over a decade and have never been able to give anything back.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2016, 17:18 Sepharo
 
Blue wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 09:57:
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 09:52:
Where are the cops when you need one?

Wow, what a fucking idiot! I'm a little surprised the cop was as laid back as he was. Feel bad for the cabbie as well...

I actually missed him at first myself too. Rolling back the vid and realizing he was there the whole time makes it more amazing (at first I thought he rolled up on it in progress).

Do you think he got out because the cab was sitting at a green light or something? Doesn't seem like he saw the gun from his car because he didn't react when it was more visible and only flicked the lights on much later. Probably didn't see what was really going on until he walked up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2016, 17:16 Sepharo
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 17:10:
Beamer wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 16:17:
Just got an interesting message from Chrome here:
The site ahead contains malware

Attackers currently on www.imressionstracker.com might attempt to install dangerous programs on your computer that steal or delete your information (for example, photos, passwords, messages, and credit cards).

Did you try impressionstracker.com? imressionstracker sounds like a domain hackers would use to fool people.

I assume RedEye and Beamer are saying they're getting this message while visiting Blue's.
I don't think they're trying to go to imressionstracker or impressionstracker
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Mar 16, 2016, 04:03 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 02:14:
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 00:33:
And fuck you America for Trump and Clinton. Seriously, you guys suck so much nad for this.

I'm feelin' the Bern, but I don't think Clinton would be that bad. Obama did a lot of things I liked, and some I didn't. Clinton would be MOTS. What really terrifies me are ANY of the Repub yahoos, the least frightening being Kaisch, who's still an asshole.

Probably over for Bernie after tonight unfortunately. I mean, he's not going to drop out or stop running a vigorous campaign but the math is no longer realistic. He needed to win the rust belt. We were all hoping that Michigan polls being way off wasn't a fluke. But the old white people in Ohio were victorious, young people fucked it up. Yet another reason to dislike Ohio.
 
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News Comments > F2P ARK Multiplayer Spin-off
5. Re: F2P ARK Multiplayer Spin-off Mar 16, 2016, 01:48 Sepharo
 
Wow another Battle Royale game.
And pushing the broadcasting and competitive angles with the announcers.
And you can win money.

Goin for the trendiest.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2016, 01:52 Sepharo
 
Retired wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 20:58:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 13:12:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 13:08:
I don't advocate hard break checks, but that was pretty satisfying to watch. I had someone tailgating me bad last week, I should have popped my trunk and asked if they wanted in.

I just generally take my foot off the gas and let my Jeep slow down. Sometimes way down. They usually get the hint.

Same. I guarantee you the person was texting or reading facebook - as the "brake check" was more of a "hay here are my brake lights" and you can see the delay in the reaction then the over correction. I love it.

/was thinking about it. Reminded me about how amazing driving in Texas was. On rural roads, every time I came upon someone slower than me, they would drive on the shoulder at let me pass. Amazing. I wish more people did that. Was told it is just a local custom to be nice and *GASP* LET PEOPLE PASS!

Canadians do this too. Michigan drivers are pretty good about letting the faster car pass but Canada, at least the part in between Toronto and Detroit are experts at it. Ohio... complete fucking opposite. Slowest traffic on the highway is somehow in the far left lane by itself.
 
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News Comments > SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing
7. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 14, 2016, 02:25 Sepharo
 
The theater thing I have on Oculus feels like a theater, the screen is a big screen you'd have in a modern cinema. It's so simplistic but it's actually one of the more immersive things available imo. Just neat sitting there watching what you want and you can turn around in your red cushioned chair and maybe see a person behind you in the audience also watching and the exit signs behind them.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
14. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 13, 2016, 04:33 Sepharo
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 04:26:
A majority is still red. Including the famed Bible belt, which is hardcore red. That's about as Midwest as you can get. Is there exceptions? sure. But that giant section of red running down the middle cannot be escaped.

The bible belt only includes 1 of 12 of the states considered Midwest.
 
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