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League of Legends will have countermeasures soon for the dreaded 4v5 problem

Every MOBA fan knows the pain of having someone go AFK for leaving right at the start of a potentially hour-long match. Even with a surrender option (usually at the 15 minute mark) it can be a pain, and it's plagued the genre for years. Tha...

 
 
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Tencent

Tencent, shareholder in Epic and owner of Riot Games, is making a console

Tencent, the mega-corporation that owns Riot Games (and by proxy, League of Legends) and is a near-majority shareholder of Epic Games (at 48.4%), has announced a new console coming to China called the "Tencent Games Platform," or "TGP....

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' next Champion gets her own Airbender anime intro

Did you think Riot Games would stop introducing Champions at some point? Silly person. League of Legends is getting yet another character soon in the form of Taliyah, the Stoneweaver, and as usual she sports an interesting aesthetic an...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' rotating game mode system is live

Since fans are constantly clamoring for the return of some of the wackier modes in League of Legends, Riot Games is answering the call with a rotating set of them, which runs through May 1. First up is Ascension through April 10, then Legen...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Taric has been updated, looks dreamier

In the early beta days of League of Legends (yes I've been playing that long), Taric was one of my mains. Sure his ranked viability wasn't tops depending on the meta, but I loved playing him with aggressive teammates over Teamspeak. No...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends celebrates 'Draven Day,' which is actually real

Riot Games has reskinned their entire League of Legends experience to accomodate Draven -- a character that has basically become the Street Fighter-esque "Dan" running gag -- for April Fools day. Sure it's an old meme but Riot rea...

 
 
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League of Legends

Rockin' cosmic dragon Aurelion Sol added to League of Legends

Aurelion Sol, the badass dragon that has a passive that dishes out lots of latent damage, is live in League of Legends. He's going for 1350 Riot Points (RP) currently, as is the case with other new Champions. He also sports an Ashen Lord sk...

 
 
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Aurelion Sol

League of Legends' Aurelion Sol deals most of his damage with his passive

Riot just launched Jhinn recently, but its work with League of Legends is seemingly never finished. Aurelion Sol is coming next, and his kit seems very cool indeed. For starters, his description notes that his passive deals the "lion's shar...

 
 
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Radiant acquired by Riot

Radiant Entertainment bought by Riot Games, puts Rising Thunder on hold

Well, this is some bittersweet news. Radiant Entertainment, the developer behind the excellent-looking minimalist fighting game, Rising Thunder, has been acquired by Riot Games. While the Radiant guys are obviously super talented and I'm ex...

 
 
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Aurelion Sol

The next League of Legends champion is Aurelion Sol, a cosmic dragon

No matter what you think of League of Legends or MOBAs in general, there's no denying that Riot Games can make a mean trailer -- for a simple character, no less! The newest champ on the scene is Aurelion Sol, who is a dark cosmic ...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Dominion mode is being shut down

After four long years, Riot is finally putting League of Legends’ Dominion mode out to pasture. In a post made on the League website, it was announced that due to a pathetically low percentage of active players (0.5%), all future supp...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Jhin is out, already sparking balance discussion

Jhin the Virtuoso is now available in League of Legends, and there's a handy Spotlight available to show you what he can do. One of his main gimmicks involves shooting off four bullets, after which he has to momentarily reload -- with the l...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Shen just got a rework, watch him in action

Every so often, MOBA developers take a look at old characters who may aren't doing so well, and give them a makeover. This is commonly referred to as a "rework," and League of Legends' Shen is next on the chopping block. The main reason why...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Jhin sounds like the ultimate carry

Riot Games has unveiled its latest Champion for League of Legends in Jhin, "The Virtuoso." He's a bit of an odd duck, in that he has to reload his gun, and his attacks don't do as much crit damage by design -- rather, he'll gain attack...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' newest champion tease reminds me of the Hannibal TV show

Riot Games is teasing its next Champion for League of Legends, by way of a video called "Mind of the Virtuoso." Sporting a Dishonored-like mask, they artfully turn someone into a tree with a bullet, which reminds me of Hannibal's awes...

 
 
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League of Legends

Awesome: Goku's voice actress is playing Wukong for Japan's League of Legends server

Riot Games seems to really be pulling out all the stops for the Japanese version of League of Legends, getting top-notch talent from the anime sector to provide voiceovers. That includes actress Masako Nozawa, who is legendary for voicing G...

 
 
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When I originally reported on Chinese holding company Tencent's purchase of League of Legends developer Riot Games, I let you all down. I spent time looking into Tencent's numerous endeavors, but it appears I only s...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' latest character is Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess

Riot really has a knack for designing awesome looking characters -- the latest Champion for League of Legends is no exception -- and Illaoi looks particularly cool. Her conceit is that she can summon tentacles for strong zoning potenti...

 
 
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SK Telecom T1

Die nasty: League of Legends sees first two-time World Champion

In the League of Legends World Championship's fifth year, the contest saw a first: 2013 winners SK Telecom T1 became the first League of Legends team to win the game's top tourney twice. SK Telecom T1 actually debuted in 2013 as a relative...

 
 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' crazy '5v5 One For All' mode returns this month

I've been playing League of Legends since the beta, and it's crazy to think that it's been over six years since then. It's also been two years since the "One For All" gametype debuted, which pits two teams of the same character against...

 
 

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JcDent

In a move not expected by anyone, the Heralds of Ruin Kill Team Rules (The Good Warhammer 40K Kill Team Rules) have been updated. While Im not too hype about Eldar near-D shenanigans and Rogue Trader Ork weapons, the Grot Rebel list seems to be blast!

 
Fuzunga

I might actually get Overwatch in the near future if I can play it with you guys. Ive never had a group to play with before.

 
Shinta

Finally got around to starting Pocket Jockey. What a delightful little game. I absolutely adore the dialogue and the main character. The gameplay is really fun too. Fun fact, CJ is quoted on the eshop in the sales banner for the game right now.

 
ZombZ

The next person to ask me to hold the door today is getting kicked in the balls. While Im sobbing of course. Seriously fuck my coworkers.

 
nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 
TurboKill

Is anybody else pretty scrubby at Street Fighter V? They killed what I loved about Gief in IV and now Im in a rut. My PSN is TurboThrill. Hit me up.

 
whatsacow

I actually think the Wii-U is the worst console I have ever owned. Ive played maybe 10 games I like on it, but only 3 are actually Wii-U games and not virtual console games, and only 1 of those is actually made by Nintendo.

 
jak2364

You guys report on Notch saying some stuff on Twitter, but you dont bother reporting on Notch reading Notch X Minecraft fanfiction on Witwixs stream today? Fucking Game Journalism man, really need to get yalls priorities straight. :)

 
Rico the Penguin
 
Dwavenhobble

Dear Laptop, I know you hate being cleaned but if you dont stop making that whining noise with your fan because I cleaned out the vents, I will take you in for repairs. You have been warned.

 

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