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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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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
17. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 27, 2015, 01:24 Sepharo
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 00:51:
There is another certain "scam" going on, or perhaps a better way to label it is "gaming the system", but in many multiplayer games, the steam refunds policy is biting players in the ass right now, with cheaters purchasing games for almost exactly 1 hour and fifty minutes, going to wreck shit on servers where they got owned and can't compete properly, and then getting a refund and repeating the process. VAC and the other assorted anti-cheats out there don't catch them generally in this small window of time and I've not heard of anyone being punished for this behavior. This is happening in many steam multiplayer games currently.

That doesn't sound sustainable. Can somenoe refund/purchase/refund on the same game and on the same account? Even if they use different accounts doesn't each one still need a credit card? Should be easy to stop someone abusing that repeatedly.
How did you become aware of this scam?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 26, 2015, 21:32 Sepharo
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 20:48:
Many banks now charge you fees if you actually go inside to do business instead of handling it online,

Never heard of this... but I also never go in banks.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
8. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 18:26 Sepharo
 
If the full scope of the trade can not be displayed on the trade window then you are likely getting scammed. And if Valve capitulated to scam reimbursement then it would be Valve getting scammed.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jun 23, 2015, 20:37 Sepharo
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 10:44:
Steam needs a way to sort games by date purchased. Please.

It's done this for a few months now (longer?). When you sort your games by "recent" it includes unplayed/uninstalled games by purchase date among the others. A very welcome improvement since I used to have to go into my account history just to see if I had bought something and forgot.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Trailer
21. Re: Dirty Bomb Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 02:49 Sepharo
 
shihonage wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 01:40:
In the face of evidence contradicting to your viewpoint, attack the source.

Yawn-zies.

I said it was a good article. They definitely worked on and changed a bunch of stuff. But as a software developer, the rewrote every part bit is funny to me.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Trailer
19. Re: Dirty Bomb Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 01:25 Sepharo
 
shihonage wrote on Jun 21, 2015, 16:25:
It's pretty clear from the article that they ended up rewriting every part of the engine in a major way [...]

Software engineers tend to exaggerate this kind of stuff, especially when speaking to a layperson
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Jun 22, 2015, 01:22 Sepharo
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 21, 2015, 10:22:
I bought Nidhogg, which is weird but fun. Ugly as sin, though. I'm a-ok with pixel art but "art" doesn't describe Nidhogg.

Its style is like the original Prince of Persia but on Atari 2600.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Trailer
16. Re: Dirty Bomb Trailer Jun 21, 2015, 00:23 Sepharo
 
That's a great article thanks.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Jun 20, 2015, 18:14 Sepharo
 
My parents (early 60s) have had tablets going on 3 years now too and they donated their (mostly broken) PC to charity. I don't think they touched it once since getting tablets. As far as gaming goes, my mom has crossword and trivia apps and my dad plays free slot machine apps.  
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Trailer
13. Re: Dirty Bomb Trailer Jun 20, 2015, 16:52 Sepharo
 
shihonage wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 16:35:
Titanfall actually had to rewrite Source networking stack to make fast-paced multiplayer work.

This interests me greatly... but doing some quick googling has returned nothing.
Do you happen to know where you learned this from?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jun 19, 2015, 23:09 Sepharo
 
That was a surprisingly good article.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 19, 2015, 23:08 Sepharo
 
He's a StarCraft 2 legend.
Like you're a Blue's News legend.
Context.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Jun 19, 2015, 03:36 Sepharo
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 02:50:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 21:42:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 13:29:
In the past devs made games to make a good game. Today, corporations make games to make money. It's really that simple, and it's obvious in the game design.

Both have always existed.
You may be forgetting about a landfill full of Atari games.

Jesus Christ it's not the Golgotha, its a couple of shitty games buried cos they didnt sell. The business has always been about the money, it's just that the further back you go, the more important substance over style was, there was no fancy graphics, no spindoctoring, no overbloated marketing budgets, gameplay was king. Gameplay SOLD games. This is just not true today. Now and again we get a great game that bucks this trend, like GTAV or Witcher3, but for the most part publishers are selling you shit in a box. Shit that smells and looks great, but still tastes like shit when you bite down into it.

Games that buck the trend... also something that occurred in the past. Go ahead go on ebay and get a grab bag of floppy disks tell me how many are any good. Play some random early CD Rom games, grab one of those 1000 games in 1 deals. Mostly crap isn't new. You remember the good ones better.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2015, 21:42 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 13:29:
In the past devs made games to make a good game. Today, corporations make games to make money. It's really that simple, and it's obvious in the game design.

Both have always existed.
You may be forgetting about a landfill full of Atari games.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
11. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 03:08 Sepharo
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 03:07:
I'm pretty sure this game will have a pretty healthy lifespan. Blizzard already has a built-in fanbase and the game looks tailored for eSports.

Yep that's what I meant by it.
But Titanfall should have progressed that way too but it was handled like garbage.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
9. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 02:19 Sepharo
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 02:13:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 01:07:
This will probably be the first Blizzard game I buy since the launch of WoW in 2004. I'm not super excited for it and I'll probably get bored with it quickly... but it does look like they put a lot of effort into design and gameplay on their TF2 clone they have here. I'm always down for top fragging in some fast paced MP.

Why would you buy a F2P game?

Fine ... "buy into"
To get me to install whatever Blizzard's Steam client is these days.

Edit: Kind of like Titanfall did for Origin I guess
I guess the positive is that Blizzard has ridiculous fanboys who will give this a big community that hopefully won't die as quick.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
6. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 01:07 Sepharo
 
This will probably be the first Blizzard game I buy since the launch of WoW in 2004. I'm not super excited for it and I'll probably get bored with it quickly... but it does look like they put a lot of effort into design and gameplay on their TF2 clone they have here. I'm always down for top fragging in some fast paced MP.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2015, 00:57 Sepharo
 
Slick wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 22:59:
because I was the one who brought up consumer protections. you know, the industry-leading 24 hours full refund no questions asked policy that the Great Satan, ahem, EA has?

Isn't Steam's new policy better than that now though?
Honest question. I don't know if you can consider EA's refund policy industry-leading anymore.
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Confirmed
30. Re: PC No Man's Sky Confirmed Jun 18, 2015, 00:53 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 21:50:
What doesn't a search for "No Man's Sky" find this article?

Edit: First impression -- poor man's Star Citizen. But that's probably giving SC too much credit. A cross between E:D and Starbound maybe?

The apostrophe throws off Blue's article search. It shows up if you exclude the apostrophe.
 
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News Comments > Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded
33. Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded Jun 16, 2015, 17:48 Sepharo
 
To this day I don't know of a title that lets you look behind every picture frame on a wall.  
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