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No Girls Allowed – IeSF Hosts Male-Only Hearthstone Tournament

Beltravi:

What’s a girl gamer to do?

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Reddit has once again brought attention to some interesting controversy. The International e-Sports Federation, a global organization based in South Korea that is dedicated to promote e-sports as an actual sport, have been starting the promotions and announcements for the Assembly Summer 2014 in Finland. What caught the eyes of eager e-sport enthusiasts wasn’t the list of games, but who was excluded from the games.

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It’s easy to notice the jarring line in the second paragraph: The participation is open only to Finnish male players. Those hosting the tournament were quick to point out that the event is subject to the rules of IeSF’s tournament regulations.

Well that’s a relief, here I thought there was actually a problem. Wait a minute. There is. Why would an organization that wants to promote e-sports as a legitimate ‘official sport’ exclude a good portion of the population from their events? Markus “Olodyn” Koshivirta…

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition Announced

Beltravi:

I need to sell my soul for this.

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The fourth quarter of the year is going to be an expensive one for consumers, as developers are releasing some deviously delicious games this fall/winter. Square Enix is no exception, as they’ve unveiled the collector’s edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for the 3DS, sequel to the original rhythm game released in 2012.

Square Enix has released details about a collector’s edition for North America, priced at $69.99. This bundle includes:

  • Limited edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
  • Collector’s edition packaging
  • 5 track Theatrhythm Final Fantasy remix CD
  • 3DS collector’s pouch
  • 20 track best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy CD
  • 5 premium collector’s cards

The North American version will be released on September 16th, 2014. Fear not, Europe, for Square Enix is thinking of you as well.

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Priced at £44.99 and releasing on September 19th, 2014, the European Collector’s Edition comes with the following:

  • Limited edition of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy:…

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New Location Revealed for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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With E3 around the corner, developers are happily feeding their followers tidbits from the major titles that are sure to be shown at the annual video game conference. One of the titles that has many players drooling in anticipation is Dragon Age: Inquisition, the next chapter in Bioware’s fantastic saga.

Promising to cover more geographical territory than the previous two games, the possible new locations are a hot topic for fans. Bioware created a stunning world full of political intrigue and mystical elements all rolled up into one lush package, and we just can’t get enough of it. To tease us further, Bioware has boasted that one map alone is four to five times the size of Ferelden, the setting of the first game.

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Just today, the Dragon Age Facebook page released the image of a murky and haunting locale called ‘Therinfal Redoubt’, along with the following caption:

A bit…

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Reader Discussion: Gotta Get Down on Friday! Whatcha Playin?!

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Fireball and Mario Kart 8. I mean, a totally sober gaming experience.

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Another week, another Friday, and like Rebecca Black says, you gotta get down on Friday! So uh, let’s get down.. to business. I’m sure you’re busy this weekend, but we all know that’s a lie. You’ll be inside, rocking your favorite pajamas all weekend long just like we are. So let’s hear the truth! What are you all playing this weekend?

I’m working on a review for Always Sometimes Monsters and if I manage to get any free time I’ll finally start Watch_Dogs. What about you all?

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A Story About My Uncle Review

Beltravi:

My wallet might be getting lighter.

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Developed by the Swedish studio Gone North Games, A Story About My Uncle is a first-person platformer unlike anything I’ve ever played before. Generally when someone uses the terms “first-person” and “platformer” in the same sentence, I want to drop what I’m doing and immediately run in the opposite direction. However, I was instantly drawn to the game thanks to its fantastic narrative and astounding level design, but it was definitely the increasingly difficult platforming that kept my attention the most.

The narrative is told as a bedtime story to your daughter before she goes to sleep. As a child, you wanted nothing more than to accompany your uncle Fred on one of his crazy adventures, but one day he goes missing. After searching his home, you stumble upon a special suit before being swept away to a land far beyond the reaches of your imagination. It’s here that…

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