legitimate sports!

So apparently IeSF (the International  E-Sports Federation) is intentionally excluding women from some tournaments because 

"The decision to divide male and female competitions was made in accordance with international sports authorities, as part of our effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports."

Outrage ensues. And then the hole gets deeper with their response.

"2 - International standards. IeSF is very close to get e-Sports recognized as a true sports like it should be. Part of that efforts is to comply with the international sports regulations. For example, chess is also divided into male / female leagues."

Except, you know. It’s not. FIDE actually created a female championship because they noticed there weren’t enough women playing chess and decided to act on it.  The world’s top-rated female player has actually never participated in the women’s championship and has only competed in the general “anyone can play” championship.

Turns out the international e-sports federation is kind of dumb. Who would have guessed? 

PC Gamer has the full story.

Edge of Tomorrow

I was really surprised by how good Edge of Tomorrow was.  A strong movie throughout, but they really nailed the alien design. The Mimics we very otherworldly not only visually, but the motion was something else… they were huge jumbles of motion; quick, fluid, sporadic, unpredictable.

These gifs don’t do them justice. See the movie!