GDC Awards to honor Feminist Frequency creator and Riot Games founders
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GDC Awards to honor Feminist Frequency creator and Riot Games founders

The 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have announced who will be receiving this year’s Ambassador and Pioneer Awards at the awards show in March. The Ambassador Award is given to someone who has helped videogames advance through advocacy or action. This year’s recipient is media critic Anita Sarkeesian, the creator of Feminist Frequency, a ... Read More»
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League of Legends Minion XP Bug Fix Going Live Today
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League of Legends Minion XP Bug Fix Going Live Today

Riot Games has announced that a fix for the minion XP bug in League of Legends will be going live at some point today. The bug sees two more XP being awarded for slaying blue minions–offering one team a small advantage. “We understand that this problem is a potentially significant issue. When we attempted a solution ... Read More»
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Staples Center Selected for League of Legends Season 3 World Championship
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Staples Center Selected for League of Legends Season 3 World Championship

Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this October. The event will take place on October 4, 2013 and tickets are due to go on sale soon. Leading up to the event teams will compete throughout September in qualifying matches–there ... Read More»
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League of Legends Patch 3.7 Going Live Today
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League of Legends Patch 3.7 Going Live Today

Riot Games is throwing out a massive patch for League of Legends which tweaks several champions, items, and allows for custom item sets to be created. The full notes for patch 3.7 can be found below: Akali Twilight Shroud Now grants vision in the area of effect Shadow Dance Essence of Shadow charge time reduced to 30/22.5/15 seconds ... Read More»
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League of Legends Mac open beta is live, 3.03 patch notes released
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League of Legends Mac open beta is live, 3.03 patch notes released

League of Legends is now available to try on Mac thanks to the open beta. You can sign up and download it here. Meanwhile, its PC counterpart has been updated with various fixes, smart pings and changes to some Champions. Patch notes can be found on PCgamesN. Videos of the Mac version and the patch ... Read More»
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Riot Games opens Sydney office
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Riot Games opens Sydney office

League of Legends developer Riot Games has opened an Australian office. Riot Games Sydney will house teams involved with marketing, eSports and community, and will apparently “craft unique experiences on the web and on the ground to support the growing League of Legends community in the Oceania region”. Riot Games Sydney is currently looking to ... Read More»
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League of Legends 3.02 patch will nuke queue times, full notes here
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League of Legends 3.02 patch will nuke queue times, full notes here

League of Legends developer Riot Games has detailed its incoming 3.02 patch in a new update. The patch will reduce queue times, improve the item shop interface and introduce several bug fixes. The studio previewed the patch in a new video diary: Here’s the full patch list, courtesy of PCGamesN: Akali These changes are to ... Read More»
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League of Legends test server boasts “zero tolerance on toxicity”
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League of Legends test server boasts “zero tolerance on toxicity”

League of Legends has announced a strict player behaviour policy for its public beta environment server. Riot Games said today that the PBE, a test server where community and developers collaborate to trial new features and balancing, should demonstrate superior player behaviour. “To us, the PBE is a premium server where we expect more from ... Read More»
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League of Legends Mac client available to PBE players, open beta test inbound
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League of Legends Mac client available to PBE players, open beta test inbound

League of Legends developer Riot Games has published its long-awaited Mac client on the game’s Public Beta Environment today, giving players the chance to help the studio iron out bugs ahead of the full Mac open beta. Over on the League of Legends boards, associate producer Steve Mieczkowski confirmed that the Mac PBE client is ... Read More»
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Two more League of Legends pros banned by Riot Games
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Two more League of Legends pros banned by Riot Games

Riots Games has swung the banhammer once again. Two more pro players have been thrown from League of Legends due to repeated reports of “offensive language, verbal abuse, and negative attitude.” The decisions follow a similar occurrence in December which saw Team Dignitas player IWillDominate handed an official kicking from the game. Joining IWillDominate on ... Read More»
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League of Legends Season 3 to use a league system
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League of Legends Season 3 to use a league system

League of Legends Season 3 will abandon the single-ladder system of previous years to focus on leagues, providing a greater sense of progression than when you were ranked 8,457,655th behind people who live in a mansion playing MOBAs for a living. Under the new system, players will be divided into leagues and divisions, and earn ... Read More»
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League of Legends championship Season 3: Riot Games detail latest contest
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League of Legends championship Season 3: Riot Games detail latest contest

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced details of its third championship season, marking the start of another serious eSports push for the immensely popular MOBA title. Over on the League of Legends forum, the developer posted an overview of League of Legends Championship Series season 3 – as it’s formally called – and ... Read More»
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Heroes of Newerth hacker threatens League of Legends next
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Heroes of Newerth hacker threatens League of Legends next

Heroes of Newerth suffered a hack yesterday, which resulted in user passwords potentially becoming exposed. The same hacker has now boasted that they are eyeing up League of Legends as the victim of their next hack. Get the details below. The hacker started a Reddit AMA (‘ask me anything’) in regards to the matter, in ... Read More»
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League of Legends dev creates enforcement unit: “we don’t like players being jerks in games”
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League of Legends dev creates enforcement unit: “we don’t like players being jerks in games”

League of Legends developer Riot Games has established a new anti-griefer task force it calls the Player Behaviour and Justice Team. It’s job is to stop being being “jerks” online. Learn more about why the studio felt the team was necessary below. In an interview with Gamasutra, League of Legends lead producer Travis George explained ... Read More»
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League of Legends lifetime ban handed to pro player
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League of Legends lifetime ban handed to pro player

Riot has proved again just how serious it is about improving the notoriously toxic player culture of League of Legends. IWillDominate, a member of professional level group Team Dignitas, has been issued a lifetime ban on all known accounts following his ninth trial by the MOBA’s Tribunal. In a forum post, Riot said IWillDominate’s harassment ... Read More»
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