movie-talk What are you watching rn?

CamBlamo

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Was in the mood for a foreign horror film, found "The Call" on Netflix. It was really great. Reminding me of great horror films like "The Wailing" and "Audition".

Highly recommend if you are into that sort of film

 

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I've actually been watching videogame e-sports lately. for a couple weeks. crazy. i think im burned out for now tho.

 
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I've actually been watching videogame e-sports lately. for a couple weeks. crazy. i think im burned out for now tho.

I don't know what's your gaming preference but If you're looking for more hype look up League of legends tournaments( a better version of DOTA 2), Overwatch and Mortal Kombat 11. But Mk is not in E-sports.
 

sfoster

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I don't know what's your gaming preference but If you're looking for more hype look up League of legends tournaments( a better version of DOTA 2), Overwatch and Mortal Kombat 11. But Mk is not in E-sports.

What do you mean more hype? Dota 2 is like a $35 million dollar tournament in esports, its literally the larrgest esport game in the world.
I have tried league of legends for a day and a lot of stuff was very off putting.

For one all the characters had their tits hanging out, its like its marketed toward 12 year old boys
Dota 2 feels more mature for adults. The females actually have body armor and stuff

Women in Dota -
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Women in league of legends - lol
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Dota 2 is also the original and best MOBA, LOL is actually a chinese ripoff of the concept.
 
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What do you mean more hype? Dota 2 is like a $35 million dollar tournament in esports, its literally the larrgest esport game in the world.
I have tried league of legends for a day and a lot of stuff was very off putting.

For one all the characters had their tits hanging out, its like its marketed toward 12 year old boys
Dota 2 feels more mature for adults. The females actually have body armor and stuff

Women in Dota -
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Women in league of legends - lol
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Dota 2 is also the original and best MOBA, LOL is actually a chinese ripoff of the concept.
More hype in terms of the commentators hype , and the prize pool is not important . League of legends has a way bigger community. and trust me no one chooses LOL over DOTA 2 because of the revealing characters it has . it is the better game and has a bigger following. I've spent years on these two games, I've been around since the start of the first DOTA and I got pretty good at it. In that type of game, LOL is a much more balanced game. character roster is extremely unique and interesting, mechanic-wise way better than DOTA 2 too . btw almost all of the characters of DOTA 2 are from the first game. they just improved the graphics and called it DOTA 2. Gameplay hasn't changed that much. So the gameplay for DOTA 2 is about 10 years slacking behind LOL. besides LOL has spawned legendary gamers like Faker, Bang, rekkless who whenever appear in tournaments double the hype with their legendary rivalry.
 

sfoster

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More hype in terms of the commentators hype , and the prize pool is not important . League of legends has a way bigger community. and trust me no one chooses LOL over DOTA 2 because of the revealing characters it has . it is the better game and has a bigger following. I've spent years on these two games, I've been around since the start of the first DOTA and I got pretty good at it. In that type of game, LOL is a much more balanced game. character roster is extremely unique and interesting, mechanic-wise way better than DOTA 2 too . btw almost all of the characters of DOTA 2 are from the first game. they just improved the graphics and called it DOTA 2. Gameplay hasn't changed that much. So the gameplay for DOTA 2 is about 10 years slacking behind LOL. besides LOL has spawned legendary gamers like Faker, Bang, rekkless who whenever appear in tournaments double the hype with their legendary rivalry.

The prize pool is extremely important - you're nuts.
You think that playing a game for 10,000 is the same as playing a game for 35 million dollars?

When that much money is involved the amount of pressure and training teams put into the game changes everything.
I get that you are a fan of LOL and you like it more but that's just an opinion. I've seen the debate many times and people just like what they like.

When they used DeepMind to play video games against the best people in the world do you know what game they had the AI learn? Dota 2.
And I root for Team OG for 3 years now. I'm a fan of them before they won the international tournament and there are celebrities in every esport.
 
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The prize pool is extremely important - you're nuts.
You think that playing a game for 10,000 is the same as playing a game for 35 million dollars?

When that much money is involved the amount of pressure and training teams put into the game changes everything.
I get that you are a fan of LOL and you like it more but that's just an opinion. I've seen the debate many times and people just like what they like.

When they used DeepMind to play video games against the best people in the world do you know what game they had the AI learn? Dota 2.
And I root for Team OG for 3 years now. I'm a fan of them before they won the international tournament and there are celebrities in every esport.
Well the hype clearly didn't show on your video. No one commentates on this video. Is it the without comment version? That goes a long way man. There is no video of the player's faces to show the pressure. Looks like a regular DOTA 2 game without any pre-existing context. The match up is not that hype neither. I mean the lvl they're playing at.

But you're right I'm a LOL fan (was anyway, I haven't played it for about 2 years now but sometimes follow the content on youtube). I defended the game not because I was biased but because you said it seems this game is designed for 13 years old because it has revealing characters. Not a good way of judging a game off of that :) . besides out of more than 140 character rosters, there maybe 8-10 characters who are "revealing" ish. Not to mention DOTA 2 has these exact kind of characters too : Draw ranger, mirana , crystal maiden, Luna, Lina,Queen of pain,...
 
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sfoster

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Well the hype clearly didn't show on your video. No one commentates on this video. Is it the without comment version? That goes a long way man. There is no video of the player's faces to show the pressure. Looks like a regular DOTA 2 game without any pre-existing context. The match up is not that hype neither. I mean the lvl they're playing at.

But you're right I'm a LOL fan (was anyway, I haven't played it for about 2 years now but sometimes follow the content on youtube). I defended the game not because I was biased but because you said it seems this game is designed for 13 years old because it has revealing characters. Not a good way of judging a game off of that :) . besides out of more than 140 character rosters, there maybe 8-10 characters who are "revealing" ish. Not to mention DOTA 2 has these exact kind of characters too : Draw ranger, mirana , crystal maiden, Luna, Lina,Queen of pain,...
The commentary starts at 2 minutes in the video I posted.
And its for a round robin league to place into a tournament so its not the most hype high pressure match - it's just whats being played right now with the current patch.

Dota may be 10 years old but the creator icefrog is very active. been like 5 new heroes added in the last few years and two months ago every single hero was reworked to give them a new extra spell.

Queen of Pain is revealing and sexualized for sure but I think all the other women you mentioned are dressed maturely.
It's definitely a different tone and ambience in lol but i agree gameplay is what really matters.
 
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