Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ghost in an elevator

I thought this was pretty entertaining and thought id share

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Female League of Legends Characters Banned at an Iranian Tournament

Female League of Legends Characters Banned at an Iranian Tournament

League of Legends' female characters wear revealing outfits—too revealing for Iranian hardliners. And thus, too revealing for an Iranian eSports tournament.
According to Iran's World Cyber Games Facebook page (via LoL Forums), the tournament has banned female League of Legends characters. They were banned to comply with Iranian customs.

The following League of Legends characters (or "champions" in LoL lingo) have apparently been banned: Ahri, Akali, Ashe, Caitlyn, Cassiopia, Diana, Elise, Evelyn, Fiora, Irelia, Janna, Karma, Katarina, Kayle, Leblanc, Leona, Lissandra, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nami, Nidalee, Oriana, Quinn, Riven, Sejuani, Shyvana, Sivir, Sona, Soraka, Syndra, Tristana, Vayne, Vi, and Zyra.1
So... that's pretty much all of the game's female characters, no? This is essentially like removing half the pieces from chess. These characters are essential to gameplay and strategy. Banning them completely changes the game.2

These characters, however, are currently under consideration for tournament play in Iran: Diana, Fiora, Karma (only traditional skin), Kayle, Leona, Lissandra, Lulu, Lux, Nami, Quinn, Sejuani, Tristana, and

The Facebook post listing the specific banned female characters has since become unavailable. The League of Legends forums still have a translation of the Facebook post.
In the comments of this now deleted post, WGC Iran wrote that if they don't comply, limitations would be put on the event, and organizers could even be forced to can the event.
However, there is still a WGC Iran Facebook post mentioning how the tournament organizers must follow the rules of Iran regarding League of Legends and that they are working with the government to find a solution.

Reza Babaei, the WCG Iran event coordinator, told Kotaku that the event organizers have been talking with the Iranian government for the past two months. The government agreed to permit tournament play of LoL, a game that, according to Babei, is "banned" in Iran, but only under certain conditions.
The tournament is scheduled to take place between September 12 and September 16. However, Babaei said organizers are still in talks with the government, so that's only if everything works out.


Season 3 rewards for league of legends

Bronze or higher: Season 3 Summoner Icon
You’ll earn a Summoner Icon that displays your accomplishments. There is a different icon for each tier.

Silver or higher: Profile banner trim, Loading screen border, and Victorious Ward Skin From your profile banner to your loading screen, reach Silver or higher to earn the corresponding trim. Each tier has a different colored trim. At Silver tier, you’ll also pick up a new permanent Victorious Ward skin to light up the jungle your way.

 Gold or higher: Season 3 medal for Buddy and Team invitations and Victorious Champion Skin
Should you climb to the highest ranks of competitive play, you’ll greet new friends and teammates with a personalized invitation badge that shows off your success in shiny style (unique to your tier). You’ll also earn the permanent Victorious Ward skin and a unique Victorious skin.

The victorious skin is an Elise skin. Makes me super excited!

Only thing bad about this is the fact people are going to be elo boosted or have someone carrying them hardcore. That sucks if you are not on that team.

New FF14 trailer

The new Final Fantasy 14 was released on the 27. Here is the newest trailer for the game. Nicely done.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Promise (reprise) piano tutorial -- Silent Hill

A tutorial on playing Promise (reprise) piano tutorial -- Silent Hill a video of the cover done by the same person