I really enjoy playing against bots in League of Legends - Co-op vs AI can be a really fun mode. It seems I'm not the only one who feels this way; even experienced players frequently play against bots. Now, Riot is tinkering with the bots to meet player demands.
I missed April Fools' this year - I was enduring the marathon journey back to South Africa from LA. It seems everyone had fun, and Riot's prank is hilarious and awesome. In fact, it's so popular that it may just become a new game mode.
Coming just weeks after Uncharted’s creative lead, Amy Hennig, confirmed her departure from Naughty Dog, comes word that the latest game in the series is now without a game director. Justin Richmond, who was working on the latest, PlayStation 4 bound Uncharted as its game director, has confirmed he’s left developer Naughty Dog.
Traditional sports are plagued by all kinds of controversies - doping, personal player scandals and match fixing cause outrage, but are expected. It appears that eSports is reaching that point, too, as a match fixing scandal was revealed at the highest levels of play. Unfortunately, it also led a player to try to take his own life.
I will confess - I'm still fairly n00b when it comes to League of Legends. There are only really two or three champions that I can play as, and I prefer to play them in specific lanes. However, this can lead to issues when other people want to play as my preferred champions. Now, Riot is going to try making my life easier.
Some people think Dota 2 is huge. Sure, it can often get half a million people playing a day - that's nothing to sneeze at. But League of Legends is in a, uh, league of its own.
Season 4 of League of Legends is upon us - if you haven't already, now would be a good time to fiddle with your masteries and whatnot. However, there is no need to download a new client; Riot isn't releasing a new one for the new season. Some people took to Reddit to rage and call Riot greedy. Warning, their response includes some less-than family-friendly language.
Ah, eSports - so fun to watch an association go through the growing pains of becoming accepted and professional. The thing that makes eSports so unique is that we expect players to act like gamers, while also being professional eSports athletes. Riot has taken a stance on this that has raised some eyebrows.
League of Legends players listen up. Riot Games has announced that some limited edition skins will be available again, for a..uh… limited time only.
Alright, we get it - gaming is officially a career option. Your mother was wrong when she said playing video games were a waste of time. Fine, but how good a career choice is it?
There’s nothing worse than being stuck on a server you hate, with all your assets you worked so hard to obtain. Level, currency and items aren’t things you can just throw away. Starting over on a new server is a giant pain in the butt. This doesn’t only apply to MMO’s, but MOBA’s too. Riot Games have been working hard to eliminate this headache from their game, and have finally made account transfers available between servers.
Yesterday we reported that Dota 2 has surpassed League of Legends as the most played PC game in the West (US and Europe), according to a report by DFC Intelligence. As it turns out the report was completely wrong.
Elo-boosting has become a trend in the League of Legends community world-wide; higher ranking players boosting lower ranked players or selling accounts. In other words: cheating the system. Elo-boosting however is illegal and Riot Games has started taking action against it, starting with the punishment of eight pro players.
Trevor “qu1ksh0t” Henry is well known in the old school Call of Duty 4 community in South Africa. Having been a driving force behind one of our oldest clans, Big Fat B*stards and a great Call of Duty 4 talent, Henry has left an imprint here and will now do so on the international scene as a League of Legends shoutcaster for Riot Games, creators of the game.
I’ll be honest here; I was really struggling to find a nicer way to report on this incident and to use better words. Because all I wanted to do was just say it like it is. I decided that it might not be the wisest thing to do, so I’m just going to tell you what happened. Riot has banned two more pro-games for misbehaving, all the details on the click through.