MOBA arena title League of Legends, is continuing to grow exponentially. We last heard that it was generating over a billion game hours per month, but now it’s hit a new all time high of five million players, all battling away against each other at the same time.
This isn’t a one off deal either, but a regular occurrence. As PCGamesN points out, this is way, way more than Dota 2 which has turned out to be the most played Steam game since the service was launched. In comparison, it only has 300,000 concurrent players.
Perhaps the most impressive part of [...]
Riot games is introducing a new system to help promote good natured play in League of Legends, a game that while perhaps more friendly than Heroes of Newerth of either of the DotA games, certainly still has its fair share of assholes.
The MOBA developer opened up a user managed tribunal in the past, offering IP to those that participated in passing judgement on their fellow players, but it didn’t go far enough. It’s tried the stick, now it’s trying the carrot.
Players will be able to apply honour to the accounts of fellow teammates and opponents, in one of several categories: Helpful, Friendly, Teamwork and Honoured Opponent. You won’t be able to [...]
EU gamers of the popular MOBA title, League of Legends, received an email from developer and publisher Riot Games over the weekend, informing them that their usernames and passwords have been compromised by hackers.
Fortunately for anyone scared that their RP buying practices might have rewarded the hackers with more than just login information, Riot has been keen to point out that no credit card or payment information was stolen. Simply the username and password.
This does however mean that anyone that finds themselves under the European banner of LoL players will need to get in there and change their password, but it shouldn’t mean much more than that. However, [...]
Makers of hit MOBA title League of Legends, Riot Games, has spoken out officially on its community forum, declaring itself as firmly against the Stop Online Piracy Act that is being pushed through American congress.
“These bills are a misguided attempt to curb the illegal piracy of copyrighted content (like movies, music and games),” said CEO and co-founder of Riot, Brandon Beck.
Cleverly bringing it back round to his own game, Beck described an instance where SOPA could be abused thanks to its vague wording. “Under the law, ad networks, payment providers and internet service providers are now potentially liable for their user’s infringement. [...]
Hit maker of MOBA title League of Legends, Riot Games, is set to debut a new Russian language version of the game, further expanding the potential audience of the DOTA inspired strategy title.
“We’ve listened carefully to the rising volume of voices asking for League of Legends in Russia,” said Riot Games CEO Brandon Beck who expects to see a large influx of players upon the release of the new language version.
League of Legends faced stiff competition from similar styled multiplayer games when it was released back in October 2009. However, thanks to a free to play model and a continually updated character roster – that’s freely available [...]