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Liam Liam
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Sorry if this is a repost.

A huge well done and well deserved to the BGG Crew!

Got sent this from my cousin yesterday:



You can view her twitter here: http://twitter.com/#!/ladygaga

Bit of a bugger that the site was down at the time (I wonder if this contributed?) but still it's got to be a big boost for BGG. Congratulation folks a celebrity endorsement from someone other than Wil Wheaten

I suspect Hasbro will be the big winner out of it but it's still good for the industry as a whole, though when I can't get into my LFGS due to Gagaites and everything is covered in glitter and meat I may feel differently…

Though given the hashtag is about her tattoo I'm not convinced I need to worry.

It does raise an important question:

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So the big question is - Do we endorse her?
Absolutely, good tunes.
Sure, mixed music but fun surrealism.
If she like's games she is endorsed.
Does she even have an account?
Depends what she thinks of Munchkin.
No, she is the Monopoly of the music world.
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Really? I know the site was down but after midday?
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Matchstickman wrote:
Really? I know the site was down but after midday?


Yea I realise this is old news now. Sorry about the repost but the Quizz adds value
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Great news - I spotted it and would have posted here, except of course for the massive downtimeangry


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Awesome!
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monkeyhandz wrote:
Yea I realise this is old news now. Sorry about the repost but the Quizz adds value

If 'her' fans were coming here before midday they would have been sorely disappointed. let us hope that she retweets it now we're back up and running.

Personally I prefer Gaga 2.0 from RPPR (3 hour AP of a cyberpunk style RPG)
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This is absolutely great news! Although I'm not a fan of her music, I'm excited that it will get more people playing.

I guess the massive increase in site traffic is what's causing the slowness today.

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Apparently TMZ linked to her tweet yesterday, too, I'm sure that
added to the site traffic. Shame she didn't mention the
specific games she's playing.
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Thank GOD this is out now. I have a buddy of a buddy who is in her North America road crew who said that she got converted into geekdom on the tour bus (that's how he says it went down, anyway). It wasn't clear that this is something that was clear to be public (well, sorta public) knowledge, so it's taken a Herculean act of discretion not to post this myself for a while. I guess she outed herself!

The two burning questions for me are (1) what her gateway games were and (2) what her BGG pseudonym account is?
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Yeah, little geek monsters! Nice catch, Liam!

Gaga, if you ever read this..."You and I" performed live is all kinds of awesome. Geekbuddy me?
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Yeah, awesome. Now EVERYTHING takes at least one minute (or more) to load on my MacBook Pro, and NOTHING you click on on the Wargames home page goes to the link on my iPad, rendering the site completely unusable with it. Great job.yuk
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Yeah, awesome. Now EVERYTHING takes at least one minute (or more) to load on my MacBook Pro, and NOTHING you click on on the Wargames home page goes to the link on my iPad, rendering the site completely unusable with it. Great job.yuk


Yeah, if you haven't been paying attention, the Admins took the site down intentionally to work on stuff and there were unforeseen complications with a particularly uncooperative server (Sackson) that led to the site staying down for longer than expected and the site's current lag. It's a work in progress and I doubt very seriously that the lag is due to Gaga fans clamoring to access a board game site just because Gaga tweeted it. This is happening all across the site, not just Wargames. It's not an anti-Grognard or anti-Apple conspiracy.
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Good one.

Anyone got a link to her actual tweet? If not, I'll continue to assume it's an April Fool's Day photoshop.

~Byron "Probably Ruining the Joke" Olson
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Hmmm, it's April 1.......do I get a prize?
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Amusing April Fools Joke... however this kind of thing can happen. Neil Gaiman "twitted" about the Cthulhu Fish emblem sold on Arkham Bazaar (my old webstore http://arkhambazaar.com) and brought the whole site down as it could not scale to handle the load of traffic directed from that one post.

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I don't tweet, but I'm guessing this is legit. Last time I ran into Gaga she begged me to examine all her tattoos and I told her "no dice".
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Don't listen to her music. Don't use Twitter. I'm mostly indifferent to her, if I think of her at all.

But... I will welcome any new gamer into the fold.

Frankly, it doesn't seem to me to be the way I would have expected her to spend her spare time - she's actually risen slightly in my estimation.
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Great news. I would have preferred a different tattoo (come, snake eyes?) but I'll get what I can take.
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I don't think I've ever actually looked at twitter until today. That was a waste of a few minutes of my life. No more twitter for me.
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I fell for this haaaaard!!!

I ran upstairs to my roommate and was like, "DDDude! You wouldn't believe it! Gaga just gave a shout-out to BGG on twitter!!!!"

I'm officially lowering my self-worth, starting today.
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If you keep reading Lady Gaga's twitter feed, you can also read about how she is working with NASA to design the life support system on the new moon base being prepared.
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wifwendell wrote:
If you keep reading Lady Gaga's twitter feed, you can also read about how she is working with NASA to design the life support system on the new moon base being prepared.


Yes, but to use it you have to show the system your poker face.
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Will Lady Gaga be allowed to post in the Women and Gaming forum or not?
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Ed_the_Red wrote:
Will Lady Gaga be allowed to post in the Women and Gaming forum or not?


No. I think its been made clear that that forum is mostly for men.
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Thanks for playing along all!

On an unrelated note:
http://lemmetweetthatforyou.com/
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