Big fan I may be, even I won’t deny that MOBAs possess some of the nastiest gamers known to humankind. You know, the sort who sleep with your mum, throw our racist remarks with each breath, or purposefully ruin a game because things didn’t quite go the way they wanted. Not every developer allows such behaviour though, and go out of their way to implement systems to keep things in check. Riot for example are well known for stamping out scum (and even rewarding good behaviour) in their game, League of Legends. In attempt to further improve their community, they are now testing out a new reform system.
Riot have done a lot over the years to make League of Legends one of the prettiest MOBAs. Them random critters, that shiny water… it’s the sort of stuff that brings tears of joy to my eyeballs while I farm in-lane or roam around the map. Some competitive players on the other hand, find all that pleasurable viewing distracting however, prompting Riot to add an option that can remove it all.
Between their tough training schedules, tournaments, and other time sucking activities, where do professional gamers find the time for romance? Some do, certainly, but others avoid relationships completely, or at least, choose not to pursue love during the height of their career. Why? Because it could affect gaming performance negatively, or so claims a professional League of Legends gamer.
Time travel is a tricky, dangerous thing, but that hasn’t stopped Riot from making their latest champion, Ekko, use it as his primary weapon. The latest addition to the ridiculously huge League of Legends roster was teased earlier this week. The finer details of his inner workings have now finally been revealed.
So you want to be YouTube famous? You want to be showered in comments where other channels beg you to go watch their Let’s Play videos? You want to swim in a pool of exposure? Well buddy, get ready to make goofy voices and faces at the screen as you ramp up for the big time, as nothing nets you clicks and hits more than putting your vidja garmez impressions on YouTube. Especially if it’s one of these ten games according to the video streaming giant.
Ever missed your awesome ability by just a second or two? Well, League of Legends feels your pain. With this latest champion, you can rewind time and try again. Well, at least that's what the teaser video implies.
Change is good, always, especially when it comes to MOBAs. Who wants to play the same game over and over again AMIRITE? Subtle tweaks can make a world of difference, bringing new life to an otherwise stale experience. Riot Games know this, which is why they update League of Legends so damn frequently.
I love Lazygamer HQ. It’s filled with gaming, witty banter, and of course, sick burns (bro). One thing it lacks however, is an actual building in which to partake in the usual office shenanigans. How am I meant to put tape on the bottom of Geoff’s mouse if I can’t get up and walk over to his workstation? How are Sandy and I meant to break Portuguese bread for lunch each day if he works far away, straight out of that hell hole… er… Benoni? I think it’s time for Gavin to splash out a bit, perhaps in the same way Riot Games have. They’ve moved to a new building (sorry, CAMPUS), and oh my goodness, does it look like a swell place to work!
The MOBA genre began to take shape when Defense of the Ancients – the mod for Warcraft III – was first released back in 2003. Now, over a decade later, the genre is flooded with all sorts of different titles; League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of Newerth, Smite… the list goes on, and continues to grow. It is certainly crowded, but the now 6 year old League of Legends remains the top MOBA, and according to EEDAR, will hold that position for the foreseeable future.
Did you play the April Fool’s special event - Ultra Rapid Fire mode in League of Legends over the past fourteen days? I sure did. It was a time filled with madness - two weeks of OMG I NEVER KNEW THAT CHAMPION WAS SO BROKEN RIOT PLEASE FIX WTF UNINSTALLING THIS GARBAGE! And it was a ton of fun. Sadly, the event is now over, but it’s not all doom and gloom. To show their thanks for everybody's participation, Riot are hosting a Party IP event this coming weekend.
I’ve been giving far too much time to League of Legends lately, so much so that my real lover, Dota 2, has started showing signs of jealousy. One part of LoL I haven’t gotten around to experiencing though, is its professional scene. I have no idea how the best of the best play, what champions they use the most, or what strategies they adapt. I hope to change that this year when the 2015 World Championship kicks off.
April Fools’ day is finally done and dusted, and while I’m all for good fun, it makes writing the news one hell of a nightmare! What is real, and what isn’t? Can I really simulate water swimming with the new PlayStation Flow? Perhaps that new Big Head Mode in Heroes of the Storm is permanent? Obviously not! My keen journalist nose can tell foul from fowl… or something like that, which is why I know that the new League of Legends Ultra Rapid Fire Mode is complete made up garbage – except that it isn’t.
Bard is the latest champion to enter the roster of League of Legends. He is a unique support and one that I really wouldn't mind playing. A new video shows off exactly what he's capable of and will make him incredibly popular when he's on his first free rotation.
League of Legends loves to add new champions to the mix. They change up gameplay, and keep the game new and interesting. Of course, there always has to be something to differentiate the champion from those in the existing roster, and this support's wandering nature does that with ease.
I already get upset when I hear about all-female tournaments. They are fine as an added component of a tournament series, but I worry that they will marginalize women more than they will uplift them. However, this latest Garena tournament out of the Philippines has instituted such a disgusting policy that even Riot is horrified.