Here's a piece of good news on the League of Legends front: the Defense of the Ancients-style game is launching in September as a free-to-play, microtransaction-supported PC title. This offer comes alongside a $29.99 Collector's Pack which includes a few exclusive items and is headed for a retail release.
In order to, y'know, fund League of Legends, there are two types of in-game points. Influence Points can be acquired by simply playing the game, while Riot Points are purchased with real money -- both types unlock "additional content customization options," but only Influence Points affect actual character abilities.
Under such a system, dropping a bunch of cash won't give you "a power advantage over other players," which is the norm for seemingly all free-to-play games. I was fully prepared to buy LoL, so this is beyond good news for me. Great new(ish) trend in gaming, or greatest?
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