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[Column] General: The Week in RPGs for July 4th

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The post-E3 lull doesn’t have us down! It’s another full week of RPG news here at the RPG Files. For the week of July 3rd, we have a new Dragon Age character reveal, a Witcher spin-off, Destiny predictions, and another case of professional gaming as a boys’ club. Read on for all that and more!

Read more of Chris Coke's The RPG Files: The Week in RPGs for July 4th.

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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    So...

    Women can't compete in Starcraft 2, but they can play Starcraft 2?

    wut? O.o
  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon
    If you're bi-sexual you're not completely gay. In the first Dragon Age there were a couple characters that you could hook up with regardless of if you're male or female. This person obviously chooses one gender, the same as his own and is thus "fully gay".
  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    So...

    Women can't compete in Starcraft 2, but they can play Starcraft 2?

    wut? O.o
     

    "while women only get Starcraft 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament"

    They just don't get to play the boys if I read correctly (kind of skimmed to be honest)

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,560Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
    If you're bi-sexual you're not completely gay. In the first Dragon Age there were a couple characters that you could hook up with regardless of if you're male or female. This person obviously chooses one gender, the same as his own and is thus "fully gay".

    either way he likes the penis

  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member
    Originally posted by angerbeaver
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    So...

    Women can't compete in Starcraft 2, but they can play Starcraft 2?

    wut? O.o
     

    "while women only get Starcraft 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament"

    They just don't get to play the boys if I read correctly (kind of skimmed to be honest)

    My god...didn't those dipshits stop to think WHY regular sports is segregated into male and female leagues? Such as physically on average males are bigger and stronger than females, so sports that pit them against each other will give the males a significant and unfair advantage?

    But in E-sports, when the players are using keyboards, controllers, mice and their brains instead of their muscles, that physical difference/bias is completely eliminated and there is no longer any reason whatsoever why they can't compete against each other on equal footing?

    Promoting female sports my ass...

    Where's the any key?

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    But...

    Female and male brains function differently. Or so they say. Perhaps one would have a distinct advantage there seeing how most e-sports are top down and click heavy? Who knows...

    /shrug
  • LudwikLudwik Rochester, NYPosts: 401Member Uncommon
    My girlfriend destroys me in almost every game we play against each other. I typically win the deep strategy games but she wins everything else.

    I see no good reason to not allow the women to compete against the men.

    At the risk of offending people, I do have to say that this sounds like another case of ancient morals holding society back.
  • GameByNightGameByNight Columnist / Podcast Host Rochester, NYPosts: 122Member Uncommon

    Hey guys,

     

    I just want to UPDATE this article. Following the heavy outrage across the internet, the IeSF has changed their policy and is now allowing women to take part in the Hearthstone tournament. We won this one!

     

    - Chris

    Writer of the RPG Files
    Official Podcast Host
    Blogger at GameByNight.com

  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Fresno, CAPosts: 433Member Uncommon
    Calling the playing of a video game a "sport" is laughable in and of itself.
  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Eden Prairie, MNPosts: 338Member
    Originally posted by justmemyselfandi
    Calling the playing of a video game a "sport" is laughable in and of itself.

    why not? in the US we call football a sport. we even pay the fat bastards millions of dollars a year to play what's basically rugby, with more rules to protect them, all while they wear sissy padding. no wonder Europe laughs at us.

  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Fresno, CAPosts: 433Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Datawarlock
    Originally posted by justmemyselfandi
    Calling the playing of a video game a "sport" is laughable in and of itself.

    why not? in the US we call football a sport. we even pay the fat bastards millions of dollars a year to play what's basically rugby, with more rules to protect them, all while they wear sissy padding. no wonder Europe laughs at us.

    Well, then. Guess I'll start the advertising for my new multi-million dollar sport called "Competitive Television Watching".

  • FelixMajorFelixMajor London, ONPosts: 576Member
    Nice! What's first? Who can watch all of Lost first?

    Originally posted by Arskaaa
    "when players learned tacticks in dungeon/raids, its bread".

  • Acidon.NumenAcidon.Numen Salem, ORPosts: 55Member

    I've got mountain dew energy drinks, Netflix up and 5 days to burn.  How much am I getting paid?

     

    OT: When I saw Underworld, I *hoped* it was talking about the original Ultima Underworld games..  I love the Underworld series of movies, don't get me wrong (and Kate Beckinsale..), but I can't freaking wait for a spiritual reboot of Underworld.  It sucks that they only made two back in the day.. And while II was awesome in that we got to move about the castle walls in first-person view, the original will always be one of my fondest gaming experiences..  While I played and loved all of the Ultimas, the Underworld games were my favs.

     

    Please Note: I'm done arguing with unreasonable people with an agenda and/or those that fail to see logic.

    Argue if you must, discount my post with anti-logic and/or Hyperbole. I won't be responding any longer.

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