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« Reply #270 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...

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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.)
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #271 on: July 02, 2014, 05:49:31 PM »
One of the highest level Hearthstone players is a girl. Hafu. Its so stupid.

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« Reply #272 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

 
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« Reply #273 on: July 03, 2014, 05:40:15 PM »

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« Reply #275 on: July 07, 2014, 11:34:33 PM »

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« Reply #276 on: July 09, 2014, 12:42:31 AM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/08/tales-phantasia-removed-ios-devices/

And so Bandai has decided its time to go home and took their ball with them.

Apple Shenanigans may also be afoot.
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #277 on: July 09, 2014, 12:51:10 AM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/08/tales-phantasia-removed-ios-devices/

And so Bandai has decided its time to go home and took their ball with them.

Apple Shenanigans may also be afoot.

Good riddance.  It was the worst version of the game with a dubious "always online" requirement (making it unplayable if you didn't have an internet connection).
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« Reply #278 on: July 09, 2014, 01:32:18 AM »
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On this date, the app and all associated services will become unusable. This includes In-App Purchase items already purchased and save data.

I can't even find the words on how scummy this is.

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« Reply #279 on: July 09, 2014, 06:54:34 AM »
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On this date, the app and all associated services will become unusable. This includes In-App Purchase items already purchased and save data.

I can't even find the words on how scummy this is.
And this is the reason why the cloud sucks generally speaking (especially for always on stuff), because your ability to access the cloud is entirely dependent on a company feeling like giving you access.

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« Reply #280 on: July 11, 2014, 07:26:42 AM »
So a Nintendo Direct went down in Japan and nothing of value was mentioned (unless you care about JP release dates).


Geno Edit: On no guys.... Now what are to do with our XBones?
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Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Reply #281 on: July 25, 2014, 03:24:15 AM »
TL;DR Patch Notes: A New Dawn - League of Legends

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Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."
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« Reply #282 on: July 25, 2014, 08:40:51 AM »
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."

WTF ??! That's terrible news.

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« Reply #283 on: July 25, 2014, 08:49:34 AM »
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."

Wait...yup, there went my heart...

I mean, I don't watch streams a lot, but Twitch is...Twitch. It's a pretty big thing, and the last couple of big things Google got they didn't do so well with. Definitely not looking forward to this...

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« Reply #284 on: July 25, 2014, 10:21:30 AM »
Sometimes I feel like the only one thinking, "Hey, uh... I know it's not a monopoly, but maybe we should stop Google from getting a foot in EVERY door?"
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