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IncGamers Podcast #171

2 Jul 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Podcast 171

She could totally beat him at Hearthstone.

From swimming pools to gender segregation, the IncGamers Podcast covers it all this week. After extensive testing, we can exclusively reveal the notion that men and women cannot compete in virtual online card games on an equal footing to be “bullshit.” That’s science folks, sorry.

This experiment was prompted by the news that Hearthstone e-Sports tournaments are “men only” affairs due (apparently) to bizarre bureaucracy. At least, that’s the excuse being given by the tournament organisers. They don’t seem overly eager to admit that said gender segregation is really, really dumb though. For some reason.

In an equally stupid move, this time on behalf of Maxis, there will be no swimming pools or toddlers in The Sims 4. Why would there be? Typical gamer entitlement, expecting prior features to be present in big-budget sequels. Tsk. Still, I guess we should be thanking Maxis for opening the door to the headline “Sims 4 fails to make a splash.”

Elsewhere, there’s confusion and intrigue over the Areal Kickstarter. A story involving Las Vegas court cases, stock footage models, misrepresentation of Unity Assets as original work and more. The Podcast team also reflect on the recent Steam sale and whether they bought anything of note.

This week, Paul has been shooting every videogame foe under the sun in Hazard Ops, Tim and I have talked to rats and cats in Divinity: Original Sin and I’ve got time to plug Valiant Heartsas well.

Listen to, or download, the podcast below. More podcast episodes are located in our not very secret archives and iTunes has a couple too.

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  1. +3

    Germany have been a bit shit so far, but at least Manuel Neuer has been doing his best to keep it entertaining. And Per Mertesacker is now a national hero after his post-match interview where he’s quite annoyed about the typically stupid questions he’s being asked.

    It’s been pointed out that even quite a few professional sports leagues are not formally men-only, they just remain effectively that way because of the athletic demands. The “we want to be like the big boys” justification from the IeSF suggests cluelessness and incompetence, like they decided to have gender divisions because that’s what the Olympics does, right?

    July 3, 2014 at 1:05 am
  2. I agree its not a sport, but what do we call it instead? competitive video gaming?

    July 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  3. lol omg they call themselves athletes ? you must fucking joking surely?

    July 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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