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Posted: Nov 1st 2009 4:18PM ThePeon25 said

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Reading this make u smile that she got something that she liked that they maid something that means allot to some one. I also wish her continued health.

and im looking forward to see her Event when GW2 comes ^^

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 4:33PM DrewIW said

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Anyone else notice the Space Hulk box in the pic?

Vintage tabletop gaming at its finest.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 7:45PM BIGGIN said

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I noticed! Just played some Space Hulk last night.
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Posted: Nov 2nd 2009 12:22AM Decados said

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not only space hulk.. but in the far back is some Confrontation and AT 43 and what looks to be like some of the new Arcane Legions game as well.
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Posted: Nov 2nd 2009 9:49AM Jesspiper said

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Don't quote me, but I think SH was recently (or is about to be) re-released.
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Posted: Nov 3rd 2009 4:03AM (Unverified) said

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@Jess

Yeah, it was recently re-released, but in a limited number with no plans for more. Best hurry if you still want it, I think it might already be sold out.

The space hulk box was like the first thing I noticed. Good to see game dev offices are the same pretty much the world over.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:00PM pcgneurotic said

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Rock on, that's totally cool.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:03PM Brendan Drain said

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This is the sweetest thing ever :)

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:03PM DevilSei said

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Yep, ArenaNet just one-upped Blizzard.

Blizz gave out a pheonix, in-game quest, and a weapon.

ArenaNet just gave out some one-on-one time with GW2, an event ingame, and who knows what else.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:47PM TheJackman said

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I do not think this is a good way to compare blizzard and ArenaNet both did grand someones wish.... Both are good in my eyes.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2009 10:14PM DevilSei said

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I have no arguments there actually, I just kind of find it funny that a company swimming in cash did less than a company whose main game only makes cash from box sales. I love the fact that both companies have done something special



Buuuut, if I had to choose between Acti-Blizz or ArenaNet, this just kinda solidifies the choice of ArenaNet a bit more... =P
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Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:09PM cray said

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Cheers to Emily and Arenanet for this wonderful moment. Can't wait to experience the "Emily event".

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:14PM Lateris said

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Creative people have the biggest hearts. I think that was really cool of them to do this.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:19PM (Unverified) said

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Nice job guys -- you rock bigtime. BTW ... I'm sure there are a lot of ArenaNet GW fans who wouldn't mind paying an extra $5 / box if you end up releasing a GW2-Cardiac Edition having a portion of the $$s going to Emily or one of her favorite charities.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:45PM Rowsdower said

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Thanks for doing that ArenaNet! I always like when I am dealing with companies that I wouldn't need to warn a child to "stay away from." That is a classy thing to do.

As Pogger suggested, I would gladly pay a $5-10 premium to give something to a heart-related charity or to Emily directly to help treat, research, or otherwise deal with this kind of thing.

My roommate and best friend has a heart condition that required a very invasive surgery as a child. If not for being lucky enough to have good insurgence as well as the best surgeon possible, he'd likely not be here today. If buying a video game I already want could possibly be made to help, then I'd do it!

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:59PM (Unverified) said

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That was real good of Anet.

But this kind of event makes you wonder what would happen to all the other people that can't even afford a computer OR a heart transplant.....

I never liked hospitals or doctors, I don't like their "People with enough money can live, if you don't have the money you can die" idea.

Posted: Nov 2nd 2009 9:51AM Jesspiper said

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That's only in the U.S.

In the rest of the developped first world, healthcare is generally free.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2009 5:59PM AlamoeJones said

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That is awesome. I never really thought about it, but if I ever had to spend any extended period of time in the hospital that would be plenty of quality game time!

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 7:35PM Cendres said

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That's so awesome! It's really nice of the team to go that extra mile too. And I'm really glad they got first hand feedback from a fan for GW2 lol. :) Yay! Thanks Emilie. Wish you well.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 8:22PM (Unverified) said

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The sad thing about this is that any company doing something nice like this will always have the same jerks criticizing them for doing it as a publicity stunt or saying whatever treatment they got wasn't fair for everyone else.

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