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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:52:24 AM
Terranigma - It looked like a RPG and it was cheap. 25 guilders ($10 at the time) was still a fairly big risk for a teen my age, but I'm a decent gambler :D

Vandal Hearts - Bought it for the same reasons as Terranigma. As it was my first SRPG I didn't really get it at first. I actually nearly sold it to a young videogame journalist (who is now a very respected colleague), but things happened and it didn't really work out. I gave the game another shot, things clicked and Vandal Hearts proved to be a perfect gateway game to the genre. Now I binge play Fire Emblem on harder difficulty settings. Thanks, Vandal Hearts!

Bust-a-Move 4 - I needed a cheap game to get the maximum discount during a sale. Took it with me when I went to visit friends and it became a thing. Even now, start humming the Tam Tam theme and everyone will join in. It will not stop. 

Also, I bought Mass Effect for my brother on a whim (he wanted some racing game for Christmas, but it was cheap and there was enough left for another game: a used Mass Effect) and he loved it. Hadn't even played the game myself back then, just thought it was something he might like since he was into stuff like Bioshock and Deus Ex (which my sister got for him because it was like 2 and she's the type that buys people cheap gifts on a whim).
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 07, 2014, 03:23:39 AM
Learned something new: if you use a somewhat male avatar but feminine username, people will assume you are male. If you make a few observations about why fangirls love characters like Loki and then jokingly add you don't understand women, they will assume you're a fedore wearing man who wants to complain about being friendzoned. You will be attacked by white knights. There will be a heated discussion about if your statement was fucked up or not. Also, that discussion will drop dead the moment you mention you're a woman.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 03, 2014, 03:39:57 AM
Blasted my way to rank 15 in Hearthstone last night. Should be atleast 12 by the end of the week and hopefully I'll be able to get to something lower than 10 this time.

Also, I've saved up a little over 1600 dust now. Should I make a nice legendary like Ysera or Ragnaros? Or maybe just one or two cool epics and save the rest for later?
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 03, 2014, 03:23:24 AM
Had to look her up, but...

"If you had a card designed after you, what would it do?

Hafu — An 8 Mana 1/1 with Battlecry: Pick any card in your opponent's deck and play it. >: )"

That's so evil! Love it >:D

(Of course it would never be made because it would give you the advantage of being able to view your opponents entire deck, but still, I love copying/stealing cards :D )

Edit: And she has an army of penguins! That's so cute 0_0

Edit 2: Goed things happened: http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/3/5867015/international-esports-federation-reverses-gender-segregation-policy

50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 02, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
Have Blizzard come out with a statement on this yet? I get that it's an independent organization, but it would be nice for them to speak out about this kind of shit.

I don't think they have, but I guess they will release a statement soon now that the news is kinda going viral.

And like Dice, I don't understand why this needs to be so complicated. It's a cardgame. You can reach a high level of play as long as you got a decent brain, atleast one working eye and one hand with a functional finger to click things with. What does gender have to do with that? Japanese cartoons about children's cardgames are more progressive than this...

Is there anything preventing them from just... you know... not do what they say?
I mean, what can they do?

Worst case a woman wins the Finnish tournament, but isn't allowed to go on to the international matches Which could be kinda bad for the Finnish organisation since money is involved, but on the other hand, wouldn't a good reputation be worth more?

(BTW I competed in a women's Tetris competition once at an animecon. Felt really bad about it afterwards, because it wasn't so much as a competition for women as it was a one for 'girlfriends of gamers who kinda know how to hold a controller and want to play a game, too, but not one of those violent ones, maybe some nice puzzle game or something'. I absolutely crushed the other players. Finals were over in less than a minute. So, if I were a professional Hearthstone player, I'd want to compete with the best, no matter what their gender is. If I weren't competing against men and remained in a special little league (that doesn't even exist!), I doubt I would be taken very seriously as a professional gamer.)
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 02, 2014, 03:40:50 PM
Finnish Hearthstone Tournament Prohibits Women From Competing

"IeSF is a global organization based in South Korea with the aim to promote e-sports as a "true sport." By doing so, it divides tournaments into male and female competitions."

That's just sad, both the Sputh-Korean organisation behind that world championship and organisation in Finland playing along like there is nothing they can do about it.

52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 02, 2014, 03:36:32 PM
Yeah, some of those are in bad taste :/

The Netherlands is looking good, though. Cool robot/cyborg girl and a robot lion? Awesome!

But eh, what are those things under its tail? Looks like balls... o_o
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 29, 2014, 05:15:56 PM
Now that you mention it, football (eh, the type were talking about here) teams tend to have names that are either awesome or just plain boring and unimaginative. For instance, one of the (really shitty) local clubs is named after Pax, the minor Roman goddess of peace. A good name for a club that's just in it for the fun. On the other hand there are countless (paid!) clubs that are named something like FC *insert name of city here*. Blah.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Steam Sale - Crits Wallet for 4.99 Damage on: June 29, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
My final purchases are The Night of the Rabbit and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. The first one had been on my wishlist for some time and it was 66% off this sale. No daily, but I feel the price I paid is more than fair. The second had been on my list since both a friend and Extra Credits recommended it. 50% off isn't spectacular, but the game was only 6 to begin with, so what the heck...

In the end I got 8 games for slightly less than 33. I'm happy with my haul. Should be enough to keep me occupied until the winter sales :D
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 29, 2014, 03:15:16 PM
I heard some old folks daydreaming aloud about the final match being between the Netherlands and Germany. I guess they're still sour about 1974 XD
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Steam Sale - Crits Wallet for 4.99 Damage on: June 28, 2014, 02:41:06 AM
And 50% off was such a good discount too for a game that less than 6 months old... :(

Maybe the people who wanted it already got it and the rest are waiting for 75% off?
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 26, 2014, 05:07:29 PM
Apparently a bunch of kids keyed my uncle's van and covered it in profanity. Detail: my uncle is in wheelchair (paralysed from the waist down (he's also bald, so instant Professor X cosplay all year round :D)) and that van was modified so he could drive it himself. It's very important to him, because much of his mobility depends on it.

And if rumours are correct, their neighbour's classic yellow Fiat 500 also fell victim to the same scratchers. Who would key a cute little car like that? D: And who would vandalise a disabled person's van for that matter... Seriously. Was it something like: Hey, those cars stand out! Let's ruin them, that'll teach the owners for being different!

Faith in humanity... not looking all that great today.

58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 26, 2014, 01:12:35 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that Clueless and I agree with Dice: vent all you want/need, we'll listen! Well, read, actually, but you know what I mean :)

May I ask if you heard about treatment yet? For both you mum and the pooch?
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: June 25, 2014, 12:19:04 PM
It'll be released on September the 26th... I'll consider it Koei's birthday present to me :D
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda for the Wii U on: June 25, 2014, 04:59:18 AM
And I highly doubt that. That would be the easy way out and it wouldn't be anything special. It'd be something like the Ys installments with multiple playable characters. Nintendo isn't exactly the type of company that's a fan of the easy way.

(Not that there wouldn't be an easy way of designing two dungeon variations. All you'd have to do is confine puzzles to one room and only make a second version of the bigger puzzle rooms. Bosses could be given more health and stronger attacks.)
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