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By Emily Gera on Apr 23, 2014 04.23.14
League of Legends developer Riot Games has revealed the next playable Champion in its roster: Braum, The Heart of Freljord. The character is detailed in a new post on the studio's website, which describes Braum as being designed to fill a specific gap in League of Legends. Braum is the first legitimate tank support in the game, who is playable in the multiplayer online battle arena game's bottom lane. "While other supports focus on buffing, heals or disruption, Braum fills a unique role between the two teams, taking the brunt of the damage for his team and letting his damage dealers do their thing," the post explains. Braum is also capable of creating zones of safety behind him to protect his teammates. Additionally, while the character can only do a limited amount of damage, he can...
By Ben Kuchera on Apr 21, 2014 04.21.14
It's also a giant "victim" of piracy. 1.5 million people reported downloading the episode "The Lion and the Rose" on its first day of availability online, with upwards of 200,000 people sharing the same copy of the episode. This is a record-breaking event in the world of media piracy, but HBO doesn't seem to care. Why does a cable channel get to sit out of the piracy discussion, and even crack jokes about the popularity of its content when the question is asked? The answer is simple: HBO has created what amounts to free-to-play television. Free-to-play television The first thing to note is that HBO hasn't exactly given up the fight against piracy. "There are numerous anti-theft tools we utilize and we have significantly shrunk the international distribution window for original...
By Emily Gera on Apr 16, 2014 04.16.14
Riot Games aims to bring some complexity to League of Legends bot games by introducing a new system that will see bot characters make decisions more in line with a human player, according to the latest blog post. The new system is being called Threat Evaluation and will see bots determine how strong they are compared to their enemies. In the previous system, bots based their reactions on how much damage was recently received to determine future threat. While this style of gaming may work in first-person shooters, it works less well in League of Legends. "Our previous systems used a method that is very common in games, especially first-person shooters," reads the post. "The bot looks at how much damage has recently been received and uses that to determine future threat. In an FPS, this...
By Tracey Lien on Mar 27, 2014 03.27.14
Uncharted 4 game director Justin Richmond told IGN today that he left Naughty Dog and will join League of Legends developer Riot Games. "I love the company and the people and know that they will continue to create awesome games going forward," Richmond said of Naughty Dog. "On a happier note, after careful consideration and exploration I have joined Riot Games. There is some really innovative stuff going on here that I can't wait to be a part of." Richmond previously worked on Naughty Dog titles like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. His departure comes in the wake of the Uncharted series' creative director Amy Hennig leaving the studio under circumstances that have not yet been publicly revealed. Uncharted 4 was announced in November of 2013 on the eve...
By Owen S. Good on Mar 22, 2014 03.22.14
In what would seem a natural pairing to fans of both series, Riot Games and HBO are kicking off a promotional campaign today joining the network's Game of Thrones series and the studio's powerhouse League of Legends franchise. The three-week campaign precedes Game of Thrones' season four premiere on April 6, reports [a]listdaily, which spoke to Dustin Beck, the vice president of eSports and merchandising for Riot. "We got a cold call from HBO because they thought that there was going to be a great overlap between our players and their demographic of people that watch Game of Thrones and this was a good way to explore reaching that demographic through new media," Beck told [a]listdaily. That means Game of Thrones will see League of Legends logos and takeover ads on the show's official...
By Colin Campbell on Mar 20, 2014 03.20.14
That was the message from Riot Games' lead designer of social systems Jeffrey Lin at GDC yesterday, as he talked about ways in which designers have sought to reduce unpleasantness and complaints among players of its successful League of Legends game. In his speech, Enhancing Sportsmanship in Online Games, he showed how simple techniques can be used to encourage good behavior among players, and to discourage abuse and bad language. "Sportsmanship can pave the way for a really positive experience," he said. "So we encourage it early." Much of Riot's work on this issue stemmed from research into players who tick teammates off with an abusive attitude. Lin said Riot takes the view that all players are good, but that sometimes they have a bad day, and this can affect their interactions...
By Owen S. Good on Mar 18, 2014 03.18.14
An investigation by the Korean eSports Association, KeSPA, corroborated allegations of a match-fixing scheme, to which a top League of Legends player confessed last week before attempting suicide. Testimony KeSPA took from teammates of player Cheon Min-Ki (above, second from left) support his claim that their team's manager intended to place heavy bets against their League of Legends matches, once they had acquired a strong reputation, and then direct them to throw those matches. The proceeds from the illegal bets, Cheon alleged, were to have gone toward salaries living and training expenses that, instead of being paid by a sponsor, their manager had been secretly covering with a loan. According to a translation of KeSPA's findings, only Cheon and the manager of AHQ Korea, Noh Dae...
By Colin Campbell on Mar 10, 2014 03.10.14
Master swordsmith Man at Arms is back, and this time he has turned his talents to creating a real life Honedge from Pokémon X / Y. Unlike many of his previous efforts, including League of Legends' Zenith Blade and Halo's Energy Sword, much of the work that went into Honedge concerns its distinctive hilt and pommel, rather than the blade. Honedge looks like a medieval sword, with an eye-like hilt centerpiece and a leather attachment.
By Tracey Lien on Mar 06, 2014 03.06.14
Spearhead Games, the developer of the physics-based puzzler Tiny Brains, announced today via a Twitch stream that its next game will be a competitive, physics-based eSport that draws inspiration from soccer. An early build of the game was shown on the Twitch stream, and those who are interested in playing it and offering feedback to the developers can sign up for a free Steam key here. Tentatively titled Project Cyber, the game supports six players in three versus three matches. Studio co-founder Simon Darveau described the game as being "a bit like League of Legends," with a focus on champions who each have their own unique physics-based powers. Using these powers, players work together in teams to capture the ball and get it into the opponent's goal. Some of the physics-based...
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 02, 2014 03.02.14
Riot Games is rolling out a beta on live League of Legends servers to test Team Builder, a new queue where players can select a specific role, champion and position before joining a team, the company announced today. Team Builder beta testing will go live across regions as a staggered roll out beginning March 3-7 across RU and EUNE, with each region open for beta testing for 48 hours. The current live beta test schedule is outlined on the announcement post. Once live, the new feature will exist alongside normal blind and normal draft pick for unranked Summoner's Rift matchmaking. Also, Team Builder teams can only be matched against other Team Builder teams as it's a separate queue. If a component of Team Builder tests well, according to the announcement, that component may be...