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CCP releases statistics for largest EVE Online fight


Spoilers: It was a glorious death!
Aug 03
Last weekend, we reported on a battle that was taking place in EVE Online. At the time, it wasn't hard to see that it was the literal largest battle that had ever taken place in the game since it launched back in 2004. Develo... read
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EVE Online

Largest EVE Online battle yet is currently in motion


Is a titan about to fall?
Jul 28
[Update #2: All fighting is complete, and the remaining CFC/Goonswarm players are leaving the system now as well.] [Update: Test Alliance has started to back off from the system. A small amount of fighting still remains, b... read
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Anomalize harder!
Anomaly: Warzone Earth had one of those experimental ideas -- controlling the troops that rush past towers rather than the defensive structures themselves -- that turned out to be really cool in practice. I don't know for cer... read feature

PC-ification of consoles photo
Say 'PC gaming is dead' one more time please
Last week, we covered the trend of consoles as an all in one media center. The trend is very noticeable, but it is part of a much larger trend that happened over the generation. It's a trend that I feel a lot of people o... read feature

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League of Legends' third season officially starts


May the best Legend win!
Feb 01
Riot Games has been drumming up a storm for the third season of competitive play for League of Legends. The road leading up to the start has been a surprisingly long journey. It started with a lot of gab at th... read
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League of Legends

Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends


Developer talks about the future of eSports in League of Legends
Jan 30
Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things ... read
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems that every once in a while there is a game that comes out that makes a statement about MMORPGs. That the best part of those games is the player-versus-player segments. In 2007, there was the "... read feature

Studio Closures in 2012 photo
Taking a sec to pay respects
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu... read feature

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EVE Online update overhauls bounty hunting


In a game this crazy, the patch notes are just insane!
Dec 05
EVE Online is one tough cookie to crack. Sure, it's a massively multiplayer online game. It's also one part space-faring strategy game, business simulator, and space-pirate dream fantasy as well. Much of the game is filled wi... read
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Preseason Update is live for League of Legends


Apparently, preseason means 'test things on everyone'
Dec 04
It wasn’t too long ago that big sweeping changes were being discussed about the future of League of Legends. Well, now it seems like the change has gone live on the main servers. To commemorate this, Riot games has put... read
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Upcoming League of Legends preseason update detailed


Competative gaming > eSports
Nov 19
It seems like we can't go too long without there being some big news about League of Legends. It can be something small like a record-breaking number of users, or perhaps a map with a new mode, or even a holiday getting the f... read
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League of Legends Harrowing event officially begins


So many spiders, not enough fire!
Oct 26
A week ago, Riot Games teased its new Halloween event while keeping a good bit of detail secret. Now, not only are more details available, the event has gone live and is in action! There's a new champ out, new harrowing-them... read
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New League of Legends Halloween event detailed


Ack, a spider, kill it with fire!
Oct 17
Riot Games has been very well known for celebrating holiday events in League of Legends with a great deal of flair. This Halloween seems to be no different with the announcement of The Shadow Isles, a newly revealed area of t... read
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League of Legends has 32 million monthly active players


Infographic stats are surprisingly unsurprising!
Oct 12
League of Legends -- lots of buzz, little stats. That changes today, with the second annual releasing of the League of Legends infographic. Like last year, Riot Games has put out a graphical representation containing numerous... read
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Riot announces League of Legends Championship Series


Aug 06
It wasn't too long ago when Riot Games was hyping up the season two championship as being the big new thing to begin a strong focus on revolutionizing competitive gaming, or "eSports," into something that no one ha... read
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MLG League of Legends Summer Arena wrap-up


Aug 06
This past weekend, Major League Gaming hosted a League of Legends competition, featuring a $10,000 prize, winner take all. Two teams, Curse Gaming and Team Black, won qualifying tournaments beforehand for spots in this compet... read
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League of Legends Summer Arena broadcast this weekend!


Aug 02
League of Legends is that massive choo-choo train pulling free-to-play gaming goodness into the competitive sphere. Multiple circuits have been running across the globe, sponsored from not just the game developers themselve... read
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Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the United States and Europe come 2013. This is great news for fans of the series, especially for those who thought that the spinoff sequels deviated too much ... read feature

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League of Legends: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow


May 07
League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Des... read
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Last year, I got to take a quick look at the in-progress alpha for an interesting little game called Kerbal Space Program. The game was centered around building a rocket ship -- or, more a kind of rocket-propelled contraption... read feature

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Linden Lab CEO talks future of company and Second Life


Mar 16
Second Life. The name alone brings about a variety of images, usually ones involving furries and other odd debaucheries. It's really an odd amalgamation: one part chat, one part 3D world, one part faux-game. To me, it's... read
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Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other


Feb 18
I'm always a big fan of when game developers share philosophies and general development methodologies behind the games that they are working on. This week, Mike Ferguson -- of the Guild Wars 2 development team at ArenaNet -- ... read
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The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre has been fascinating to watch grow. Like many popular independent works, it started from humble beginnings with a little mod for a well-known game. I can only imagine that few could&n... read feature

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Location trailer for The Secret World sets the spooky


Jan 26
I've found over the years that lots of MMORPGs release with a good artistic style while at the same time missing out on offering an engrossing atmosphere. Funcom's The Secret World is one that definitely takes an intere... read
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New League of Legends patch adds Skynet


Jan 24
Last week, League of Legends saw a patch that swept the game with a massive change: the removal of the dodge statistic. Beyond this, a character was completely reworked, and a new one was introduced. Though it should be an o... read
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Lots of details on new patch for League of Legends


Jan 14
The removal of the "Dodge" statistic has been something that Riot Games has been very open about sharing with the community. Today marks the big announcement that the stat removal will be completed with the patch coming next... read
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It's not too late to sign up for the Dust 514 closed beta


Jan 02
This weekend saw much fun and excitement for many people as they searched to resolve themselves for the new year. Of course, such celebration makes for rather lacking gaming news on most fronts. The December e-newsletter for ... read
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Join the League of Legends Snowdown Showdown!


Dec 14
[Update: Logins are reenabled now, and all the content is in the store for purchase] This past Tuesday saw the release of a new patch for League of Legends. It had the usual contents, another character, some new skins, and ga... read
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Blacklight: Retribution dev diary details customization


Dec 09
The Blacklight development team is back with another video to follow their dev diary video series. Before, they just showed off their own excitement, and talked about the technology and art behind the game. This time, they t... read
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Terraria patch 1.1 adds amazing!


Dec 01
Terraria released one day in May to the wide world of PC gaming. When it came out, many claimed it to be a two-dimensional version of Minecraft. To an extent, that is correct. The game offers a much more adventure filled sen... read
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League of Legends patch: New characters and jungles ahoy!


Nov 29
Patches are about a dime a dozen for the highly popular League of Legends. The Volibear patch that dropped today marks some changes that are small signs of bigger things to come. Riot Games has put out a preview video, which... read
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League of Legends hits 32 million players


Nov 18
Riot Games announced that League of Legends, their free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, has hit the 32.5 million player mark. With this, comes a wide selection of cumulative statistics relating to the game that they ... read






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