league of legends

Official Site: League of Legends
Studio: Riot Games
Launch Date: October 27, 2009
Genre: MOBA
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Riot Games was reportedly working on a Smash Bros-style League of Legends platform brawler

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What would happen if you blended together the platform brawling of Super Smash Bros. with the character roster of League of Legends? You would...

The Daily Grind: What non-MMO has art you wish you could steal for an MMO?

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A while back, MOP's Chris shared an ancient version of the ol' Clickhole "heartbreaking" meme. It doesn't seem to actually be from Clickhole, but...

Perfect Ten: 10 more MMOs you’ve already forgotten ever existed, from Elyon to Defiance

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Last year, I assembled a list of 10 former MMOs that not only have ceased to exist but have ceased to be remembered (for...
Theoretically there's a non-jerk version of this out there, but...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ game modes help to refresh its theme park design

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League of Legends' game director explained why the MOBA is adding a Vampire Survivors-type mode to make it more like a "theme park," saying,...

Fight or Kite: Battle Crush is a snack-sized take on the mythological battle royale scene

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Imagine taking a bit of the theme from SMITE (really the only good part about SMITE in my estimation), the common battle royale grab-and-go...

The MOP Up: Among Us adds three new playable roles

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Highly sus game Among Us added three new roles with its latest update: Tracker (keep tabs on Crewmates via the minimap), Noisemaker (make noise...

First Impressions: Corepunk’s MOBA-esque closed alpha was fun – with lots of room to grow

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I've got a pretty good poker face, especially when nobody can see my face. So I've been pretty subtle about my excitement for Corepunk...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst whaling in a multiplayer game you’ve seen in the last year?

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This week, mainstream MOBA gamers flipped alllll the tables over Riot Games' gambit to sell a $450 League of Legends cosmetics bundle themed around...

League of Legends asserts that its new anti-cheat tech isn’t bricking player PCs

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Earlier this week saw patch 14.9 roll out to League of Legends, which included the release of Vanguard, Riot's bespoke kernel-level anti-cheat program. Unfortunately,...
It's not a good game, Beavis.

‘Evergreen titles and robust content pipelines reign supreme,’ says games industry firm Newzoo

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We conveniently had a community discussion on the meaning of old-school when it comes to MMOs earlier this week, so consider that required reading...

League of Legends discusses arena mode, gameplay changes, and a PvE ‘bullet heaven’ mode

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Change is a-comin' for several portions of League of Legends, as several devs from Riot Games have come together across multiple blogs and one...

Fight or Kite: Is Epic’s MOBA Paragon just too easy to remake but impossible to succeed?

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This past week we got some news regarding Predecessor, a new MOBA game on the way. At first blush, it looks like many other...
Well, points for effort.

Vague Patch Notes: Why in the world do you want the Riot MMO to be a thing?

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Let's make something clear right up front: If you came into this column eager to head for the comments section to say, "Well, I...

Vague Patch Notes: Sort your own MMO community, guy

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One of the things I note is that every so often - not all the time, but every so often - something will just...

Sea of Thieves readies a preview event, anti-cheat, and sixth anniversary

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With Sea of Thieves preparing to debut on the PlayStation 5 next month and "sixth anniversary antics" in full swing, this PvP pirate sim...

The MOP Up: Lost Skies gets downright cozy inside of its ships

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Lost Skies' February dev blog showed off some UX work, early prototypes of its weapon damage system, and some super-cozy ship interior concepts. Also, the...

Riot Games’ 2v2 tag fighter Project L is now 2XKO, plans playtests this year and launch in 2025

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Riot Games would very likely appreciate it if fans would ignore the layoffs that swept over the studio just a month ago and instead...

Riot Games laid off over 500 people last night, and no we don’t know what it means for the Riot MMO

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Riot Games is joining the seemingly endless list of game studios continuing to dump workers overboard: Last night, the company announced it is shedding...

The MOP Up: Valheim’s Christmas surprise

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As the nights turn frosty in Valheim, a strange wintry cheer spreads through the land. Could it be... could it be a plum pudding...

Fight or Kite: SMITE has the right vibes but the wrong gameplay for this PvP fan

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SMITE is one of the largest MOBAs on the planet and has been for years now. In fact, it's currently celebrating its 10th anniversary!...

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