Hacking is a mystery to me. All I know is that no matter how tight an organisation thinks their security is, someone somewhere can roll their face across their keyboard (skillfully) and either gain access to confidential information, or cause havoc with the likes of a DDos attack. Riot Games, the almighty creators of League of Legends, are not new to these hazards, having been the victim of several attacks over the past few years. They’re looking to pay people to help them stomp out any security bugs.
This year’s season for League of Legends may be over, but that hasn’t stopped Riot Games from rolling out one of their biggest updates ever in preparation for 2015. Patch 4.20 brings lots of changes to Summoners Rift, with the big theme being ‘Strategic Diversity’. What does that mean exactly?
Just yesterday I told you that Wei “CaoMei” retired and is set to make $800 000 annually. He is earning far more money now thanks to his streaming, but he did make a fair amount in the professional scene too. He is one of the minority though, as making a living from gaming is generally tough unless you are at the top and consistently winning tournaments. That may change for Koreans, as a minimum salary has been proposed.
I have to take my hat off to Riot Games. The amount of effort and work they’ve been putting into their franchise, League of Legends, is astounding. It’s been only two months since they said they wanted to overhaul the game’s lore, and they have already done so much. They’re continuing their good work with the return of The Harrowing - Halloween themed content for LoL.
I remember the very first time I logged into League of Legends. It was back in the game’s beta stage, a time when not every studio on the face of the earth was trying to make a MOBA. League of Legends wanted to reward players who pushed their game for them, ultimately resulting in the insane success Riot has achieved in just five years. Some of those reward promises were kept, while one still has to materialise.
League of Legends patch brings the undead juggernaut Riot Games are giving League of Legends a lore buff. So far, it seems to be working rather well for them. They are using this new overhaul as an excuse to add new champions, flesh out backstories, and fix any champions they are no longer happy with. Their latest focus is Sion, who has been reworked somewhat. He is now playable with the latest 4.18 patch.
Riot Games recently announced their desire to give League of Legends and its lore a good spit and polish. This will allow them to not only tell a more compelling tale, but also allow them to really flesh out heroes as well as incorporate new game modes. Their project appears to be well underway.
Riots Games have been a but slow in releasing new champions for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. At least, they were earlier this year, with Gnar being unleashed just a few weeks ago. That holiday seems to be over, and already we’ve got our first look at probably the most broken new Champion I’ve ever seen.
I used to be that snotty Dota 2 player, the one who scoffed at any other MOBA, especially League of Legends. That all changed when I got over myself and tried the game out, and boy was I pleasantly surprised. It’s really quite popular, and Riot know they need to keep balancing things out and adding content to keep League players happy.
It's been a while since Riot teased a new champion for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. Before I was bitten by the DOTA bug, I was a massive LoL player, and I remember champion releases being a rather frequent thing. Riot could be getting back into that, with another Teemo-like character.
There’s no denying the power of MOBAs. The genre has millions of players, who have invested hundreds if not thousands of hours into the game of their choosing. League of Legends has been around for quite some time now, and it’s popularity is unquestionable. Riot Games have put together a brand new CGI cinematic for the game, and it’s pretty damn awesome.
Online games are often a breeding ground for some of the most disgusting gamers out there. It’s something that is a real problem for games that force you to be co-operative with strangers, and usually a studio will take a strong stance against toxic behaviour. Riot Games, developers of League of Legends, seem to have had enough.
Free to play games aren’t always necessarily free, at least not with all the money that gets (optionally) spent on in-game items. With millions of League of Legends players all around the world, Riot Games were home to an incredibly large amount of sensitive information and such. Somebody found a way in, and used what they found to make quite a bit of money.
Firefly or Babylon 5? Superman or Batman? Star Wars or Star Trek? There are so many geek debates that we could enter into, but the latest and most ferocious is League of Legends (LoL) or Dota 2? Both are wildly popular games in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre - so what sets them apart?