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League of Legends debuts near-instant punishment system for toxic players


Quick draw on the ban hammer
May 25
Just this weekend I was chatting with a friend of mine who told me he recently quit LoL after several years of playing because he just couldn't put up with the scumlords and jerkbags that seem to make up a large portion of th... read
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Swatting is evil

Twitch swatter smirks in court, pleads guilty


A real life monster
May 21
You might have read about the really shitty act of swatting, or calling in fake threats to the police prompting a SWAT team to arrive at someone's home unannounced. The crime started to gain popularity in 2013 when multi... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends getting championship winner skins


$1 million wasn't enough of a prize? Fine then, have these
Apr 29
Picture the scene if you will. You're a member of Korean League of Legends team Samsung Galaxy White. You've just come first in the 2014 League of Legends World Championships. You've walked away with $1 million in prize money... read
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Bard

Bard the Wandering Caretaker will soon join the cast of League of Legends


That's one huge beard
Feb 26
Riot Games continues to truck on with League of Legends, which is still going strong years later. Its newest Champion to join up is Bard, described as "The Wandering Caretaker." He'll make use of chimes spread about the map, ... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Curse of the Sad Mummy video is depressing


Poor Amumu
Jan 28
People often chide the League of Legends series for having a silly story, but as a player I dig the character fluff. Amumu has always been one of my favorites -- a sad mummy boy who just wants to find out who he really is. In this official music video from Riot Games, you can get a glimpse into the depressing life of Amumu. Like the studio's past efforts, it's actually pretty good. read
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League of Legends

Riot Games building dedicated network for League of Legends traffic


On track for the end of March
Jan 06
Riot Games has been toiling away on a new network designed to improve player connections to League of Legends. Detailed in a forum thread, this dedicated network will provide more direct connections to game servers,... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends getting arena-like Ascension mode


Take down Xerath
Sep 11
Riot Games revealed a new ogame mode this week for League of Legends -- Ascension. You'll basically be working together to defeat Xerath, located at the center of the map. Once defeated, you'll earn extra stats, a ... read
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The two newest champions
I've been covering every new League of Legends champion for over a year now, but ever since Braum dropped, I haven't had the chance to really get in and play as many ranked games as I would have liked due to a few other ... read feature

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LoL

Even if you aren't into League of Legends, watch this cinematic


'A New Dawn'
Jul 22
I don't play League of Legends and I'm not sure that I ever will, but this "A New Dawn" cinematic is pretty damn cool, regardless. You don't need to know the game or its characters to enjoy it. Graves' eyebrow raise at around 3:19? Perfect. read
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Censorship!!!!!!!

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ... read
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League cosplay video

League of Legends is my favorite anime: Cosplay from Anime Expo


Or as I like to call it, 'Japanimation'
Jul 07
Actually, Ping Pong: The Animation is my favorite anime right now. Cannot stop gushing over it. And League of Legends might not even be an anime, despite its presence at Anime Expo, now that I think of it. I mean, is it even from Japan?! Actually The Simpsons is probably my favorite anime of all time.  read
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League of Legends

Check out all the changes to League of Legends' core map


Summoners Rift is evolving
Jun 26
Riot Games has posted a new video overviewing every change to League of Legends' main Summoner's Rift map, and it looks pretty darn different. In addition to the new art style, there's also new visual cues, like jungle mobs ... read
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Riot Games

Riot's offering cash to new employees that want to quit


Introducing the Queue Dodge
Jun 20
With the massive success of League of Legends, Riot Games has needed to do quite a bit of hiring. Like any company in that position, it's found that not all new staff members are a good fit with the team's culture. That's why... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends added to Robert Morris University athletics program


The university's also offering scholarships for it
Jun 19
The rise of eSports just keeps becoming more and more prominent. Last year, the United States government began recognizing League of Legends players as professional athletes. Now, an American university's added the game ... read
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League of Legends

Riot Games details Summoner's Rift update in exhaustive dev blog


Nutshell: It's gonna look a lot prettier and play mainly the same
Jun 06
With the update to League of Legends' Summoner's Rift, Riot Games has released a dev blog outlining new additions and alterations, why specific changes were made and the decision-making processes behind them. There'll be addi... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends reveals new support champ, Braum


The Heart of the Freljord
Apr 23
Riot Games has revealed their newest champion for League of Legends, and it happens to be Braum -- the Heart of the Freljord. Braum is a support champion, and he'll have abilities like his passive, which allow his allies to s... read
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LoL VelíKoz

Impressions: League of Legends: VelíKoz


The Eye of the Void vies for your Riot Points
Mar 14
Riot keeps introducing new League of Legends champions, and we keep trying them out. The newest addition to the Summoner's Rift is Vel'Koz -- The Eye of the Void. He's a bit out of place in many ways, with an aesthetic design that isn't normally utilized in in the game, and likewise, he's a bit unconventional in terms of gameplay. read
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League of Legends sees 27 million people playing DAILY


Over seven million playing concurrently
Jan 27
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that League of Legends sees 27 million playing the MOBA daily. DAILY! This more than doubles the 12 million counted back in October 2012. Over 7.5 million people play the game concurrently... read
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LoL patch buggery

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends


*whispers* 'sex'
Jan 21
The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u... read
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These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year


Billions!
Jan 20
Super Data Research has released their digital sales review of 2013, analyzing how much revenue was made from free-to-play, mobile, console, and PC digital content. In the free-to-play category, the top ten games based on rev... read
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LoL

League of Legends kicks off Season 4


Also, a new patch
Jan 17
Riot Games has kicked off Season 4 of League of Legends, which will eventually lead to the massively large League Finals match. If you're interested, you can watch upcoming matches like the North American LCS Spring Spli... read
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World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games


WoW vs. LoL
Jan 15
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has joined Riot Games as lead game designer. Previously Greg was lead systems designer on World of Warcraft where and his involvements with the game were huge. He led half of the design team, and ov... read
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eSports

A game, not a sport: Real Sports talks eSports again


Sports!
Dec 20
No, I don't think competitive gaming needs approval from something like Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. But that doesn't mean common ground shouldn't be reached. The show's recent look into League of Legends was actually dec... read
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LoL Yasuo

Impressions: League of Legends: Yasuo


The Unforgiven vies for your Riot Points
Dec 16
Samurais -- am I right? In the world of gaming, the "ronin/wandering samurai" trope is one of the most overused character designs I can think of, especially in the early 2000s, with the host of samurai-centric games on the or... read
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League champion

A new champion appears: Yasuo joins League of Legends


YASUOOOOOOOO
Dec 13
Mitsurugi Yasuo is the latest fighter to join the Real Sport that is spreading faster than boogie fever,  League of Legends. He's trying to avenge a dead mentor or some such cliche and can be dressed as a cowboy. You mi... read
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League of Legends

Pro League of Legends players can stream anything again


Riot changed its mind
Dec 09
Earlier this week Riot decided to block any pro League of Legend player from streaming any competing MOBA. Riot has now decided to reverse this decision, and players can stream any game they wish. Riot says that it originally... read
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The DTOID Show is shot in front of a live car audience
Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don... read feature

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Riot censoring

Riot censors what pro players can stream via contracts


So much for healthy competition
Dec 04
Riot Games, the company behind the super-popular MOBA League of Legends, apparently doesn't like competition. Contract details uncovered by onGamers show an explicit list of games that players participating in Season 4 o... read
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Warcraft 3 Orianna mod

League of Legends' Orianna modded into Warcraft III


Modders are awesome
Dec 03
Modder Cokemonkey11 has created a mod that lets you play as Orianna, the Lady of Clockwork from League of Legends, in Warcraft III. Cokemonkey11 says that this mod has "over a thousand lines of code," so this wasn't an easy ... read
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Get to know the people that make great videogames
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to company of Cristina Vee, voice actress for League of Legends, BlazBlue, Tekken: Blood Vengence, Skullgirls, Pokemon Origins and many other games and animated ... read feature

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League of Legends

Those League of Legend legacy skins are back, for now


The Legacy Vault opens
Nov 27
From November 29th to December 31st, you'll be able to nab all 47 legacy skins in the League of Legends store. If you want all of them at once, there will be a 60% off discount in the form of a Mega Legacy Bundle, which adjus... read
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LoL

League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers


Most-watched eSports event ever, claims Riot
Nov 19
It was clear that the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship pulled in a huge crowd, but Riot Games has only now come out with its final numbers for the event. And they are as outlandish as you'd imagine. Possibly more... read






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