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How Riot used social experiments on League of Legends players

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2013 1:30pm PDT

League of Legends studio Riot Games explains how it has been using a behavior initiative to conduct subtle experiments on its large player base.


"Yeah, I got my Teamwork/Leadership Ribbon, and was initially PISSED when I got the Helpful one ..."

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League of Legends Mac client enters open beta

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 01, 2013 2:00pm PST

League of Legends is hardly short on players, boasting 32 million active monthly and 12 million daily, but it's set to expand even more. After a spot of testing, Riot has properly released an open beta Mac client for its Dote 'em up, for the enjoyment of everyone gaming on a...


League of Legends gets Mac beta client

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2013 11:10am PST

League of Legends has produced a Mac beta client, currently in the Public Beta Environment and ready to go into open beta once PBE testing is done.


"Played a game with the mac client over lunch, performed pretty well, solid framerate and the ..."

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Shack PSA: League of Legends 'honor system' now live

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The League of Legends "Honor" system has launched, and Riot Games has detailed a few of its intricacies.


"They might use it to match you with other honorable players and non honorable players get ..."

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League of Legends announces 'Honor' system

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 10:30am PDT

League of Legends is introducing a new positive reinforcement "Honor" system to encourage players to be kind to one another.


"Ha! Someone early on warned me not to do that, as people would take it as sarcasm. Not so, in my ..."

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League of Legends player info taken in hack

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT

European players of League of Legends are being notified of a recent hack that has compromised personal information.


"I'd love to, but between achievements, and the desire of developers to hold users accountable ..."

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League of Legends exploit closed; bans coming

By John Keefer, May 07, 2012 7:15am PDT

Riot Games brings down the ban hammer on accounts exposed as having used an exploit uncovered in the game. The exploit is now closed, as are the accounts of numerous violators.


"you may want to proof read this sentence: The forum response was overwhelmingly positive, ..."

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League of Legends adding spectator mode

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2012 8:15am PDT

Riot Games outlines the "Spectator Mode" coming in the next update for League of Legends.


"That's pretty cool. Especially for someone like me who has no interest in plumbing the depths ..."

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Mass Effect designer defends day one DLC, says game developers 'are not evil'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 09, 2012 3:00pm PST

Christina Norman, former designer and programmer of the Mass Effect franchise, discussed day-one DLC and why it is not "evil" to do it.


"Is packaging your game with a fake ending so that fans HAVE to buy DLC evil?"

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League of Legends update bringing co-op vs. AI improvements

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 24, 2012 6:30pm PST

Riot Games reveals new details about upcoming improvements to co-op vs. AI modes in League of Legends, and discuss the particulars in a new developer diary.


"I normally play one quick bot game in the morning to get my last-hitting warmed up before going ..."

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League of Legends season 2 launches

By Steve Watts, Nov 22, 2011 11:45am PST

League of Legends developer Riot Games has released a trailer for season two of the LoL competition, which promises a $2 million grand prize.


"This is probably the first game I have ever had interest in as a spectator."

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League of Legends has 4 million daily players

By Steve Watts, Nov 18, 2011 8:45am PST

League of Legends is now hitting over four million players per day, double the number from only July. Riot Games also announced a peak of 1.3 concurrent players and 11.5 million active monthly players.


"I'm not sure I understand your comment. Do you mean, that the fast growing economy is pulling ..."

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League of Legends 'Dominion' mode launches

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 26, 2011 9:45am PDT

Fancy LoLs in a jiffy? Dominion mode has now officially launched for League of Legends, offering twenty-minute rounds of capture & hold merriment.


"well, considering most people are as bad as the bots right now ... "

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League of Legends: Dominion mode limited beta starts today

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 21, 2011 11:45am PDT

Riot games has announced that the limited beta test for League of Legend's new "Dominion" mode begins today.


"^^ my thoughts exactly. I got on at 7:55 this morning before I went to work. Off peak hours I ..."

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League of Legends Mac edition shelved

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 05, 2011 8:00am PDT

League of Legends' Mac version, which began semi-public testing last year, is to be discontinued this week following trouble keeping it up to date with the PC edition.


"Your masters have trained you well, but your deceit is for naught; We WILL discover the deeper ..."

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