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The devs behind Moonlighter have just released their League Of Legends spin-off RPG

After bingeing the Netflix show Arcane and getting hooked on the world of League Of Legends, I was disappointed to find there weren’t too many single-player games for those who aren’t the MOBA-type of keyboard mashers. The top-down action RPG The Mageseeker: A League Of Legends Story is looking to fix that, though, letting you play as the ex-convict and buff mage Sylas while he’s busy running a revolution. It comes from the developers behind the Zelda-like shop roguelite Moonlighter, and it’s out now. Read more

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Legends of Runeterra 2023 roadmap: quarterly updates, new champs, and legacy content

Riot’s smalelst game still packs a punch heading into 2023. Legends of Runeterra has just released their 2023 roadmap, revealing the new release schedule for major content updates, balance patches, and champion releases. A new competitive structure is also being announced tomorrow, which will dish out some exclusive rewards to those who take part in the beta. Path of Champions is getting a bunch of new content via relics and champions, and the game as a whole is due to get some new champion cards exclusive to Legends of Runeterra. A bunch of Riot gqames were added to Game Pass…

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League Of Legends’ source code is being held to ransom, but Riot aren’t paying

Source code for fantasy MOBA League Of Legends and its autobattler spin-off Teamfight Tactics has been stolen and ransomed, Riot Games have confirmed. In a series of tweets, the developer revealed that the code was taken in an attack on their systems last week. Demands have been made by the hackers, which Riot say they won’t stump up for. The hack is being investigated both by Riot and law enforcement agencies, but Riot insist that League Of Legends players’ personal data and information weren’t compromised by the hackers. Read more

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Microsoft and Riot the latest gaming/tech companies to layoff staff – 343, The Coalition, Bethesda all affected

As the wider tech industry downsizes, some games industry giants start following suit. Microsoft and Riot Games are facing substantial layoffs, according to recent reports from various sources. Both companies appear to be following recent trends in the tech industry, which has found itself in turmoil over recent months with downsizing and mass layoffs occurring at various companies across the US. You can watch Todd Howard talk about Starfield here! First reported by CNBC, Microsoft appears to be cutting 10,000 jobs in preparation for slower revenue growth. Last October, it had previously forecast the slowest growth period since 2016, which…

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Mageseeker: A League of Legends story leaked by Korean ratings board

Playing as Sylas, it’ll be your job to save Demacia. What a nice guy! Mageseeker: A League of Legends story, an unannounced Riot Forge action game, appears to have been leaked by the Korean games ratings committee. The game puts you in the shoes of Silias, a champion from League of Legends imprisoned for being a mage, as they fight to save Demacia. All we can ascertain from the rating is that it’ll be an action game available on PC, and that it exists! You can check out the trailer for Ruined King here! Riot Forge is is the publishing…

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How to earn extra XP in Valorant’s Squad Boost event

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It’s time to get the gang back together. Rally the Valorant-playing troops, because the tactical shooter has an upcoming Squad Boost event that it’s time for you and your friends to make the most out of. Catch Valorant’s latest agent, Harbor, in his reveal trailer here. Patch 5.12 for Valorant is due to be dished out tomorrow, Wednesday 14 December, and with it, the Squad Boost event will arrive. The event will run from for one month, starting on December…

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Riot Games is suing NetEase over Valorant clone, Hyper Front

Hyper Front is a “copy of substantial parts of Valorant.” A report from Polygon has stated that Riot Games is currently suing publisher NetEase over its recent mobile game, Hyper Front. This is because Riot Games believe that NetEase’s Hyper Front is a mobile clone of its hit 5v5 shooter, Valorant. Catch the reveal of Valorant’s latest agent, Harbor, right here. The allegations will be taken to court in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, and Singapore, according to Riot Games lawyer, Dan Nabel. Hyper Front is said to be a “copy of substantial parts of Valorant”, and each lawsuit is…

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Valorant is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass next week with bonuses, alongside Riot’s biggest games

Players that link their accounts will receive extra in-game rewards. Riot Games has announced that, finally, its biggest titles will become available on Xbox Game Pass beginning December 12. Does this news sound familiar to you? Well, that’s probably because it is. Riot Games actually unveiled its partnership with Xbox Game Pass back in June, but only now are we finally seeing the games become available on the ever-popular subscription service. Pentiment is a masterpiece that shows the true value of Game Pass. So, what games from Riot Games’ catalogue will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass, and what freebies…

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New Project L dev update has us pumped over tag system overview, core gameplay details, and Illaoi

The first Project L update from Tom Cannon, Sean Rivera, and Riot Games in months! The wait is over. Project L has just received its second and final update for 2022, featuring some in-engine Illaoi gameplay, a core gameplay breakdown, as well as an overview of the tag system that’ll play a major part in Riot’s free to play fighter. This update comes with lead designer Tom Cannon providing much needed info as we’ve come to expect, as well as Shaun “unconkable” Rivera. Rivera joined the team earlier this year, having transitioned from the Legends of Runeterra team. He’s also…

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Ubisoft and Riot are teaming up to tackle toxic online chat with AI, but big questions remain over how it’s going to work

Do you ever feel like multiplayer games would be better if other players were less abusive? Ubisoft and Riot Games are looking into training artificial intelligence to tackle bad behaviours within in-game chat, a research collaboration they’re calling Zero Harm In Comms. Ahead of their announcement today, I put some questions to Ubisoft La Forge’s executive director Yves Jacquier and Riot’s head of technology research Wesley Kerr to get some more insight on the joint project, and ask them exactly how their proposal will work. Read more

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The League of Legends World Championship finals had 5.1 million viewers — breaking viewership records

That’s not even counting Chinese viewers! Over 5.1 million people tuned in to watch the League of Legends World Championship grand finals yesterday. That figure, which doesn’t take into account viewership, has eclipsed the previous record set by 2021’s League Edward Gaming vs DWG finals by over one million viewers, making this year’s event the leader by a substantial margin. Taking place in the Chase Center, California, the grand finals saw super team T1 face off against DRX, both Korean favourites that managed to earn their spot over yet another brilliant Korea team in Gen.G, and Chinese powerhouse Royal Never…

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There’s a “leaked Project L roster” going around — take it with a heap of salt.

It’s not the smoking gun you may have hoped for. There are rumours circulating of a Project L roster leak right now. The source, a League of Legends client survey revealed online by Youtuber Innovate Gaming, has many in the early Project L community excited for potential picks. However, it’s worth taking the “roster leak” with a pinch of salt. The client survey, recently shown off to the world by Innovate gaming but first filled out back in June 2022, features a list of 22 League of Legends characters. For each character, the video shows the question “how would you…

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This fan-made Akali model for Project L has bolstered the hype for Riot’s fighter

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. At a glance, you could convince me it’s a legit part of the game. Earlier this week, Twitter user Killianjunk uploaded their own take on what Akali would look like in Project L. It’s brilliant, so brilliant in fact that when I was casually scrolling through Twitter on Thursday morning, I thought it was part of a legitimate announcement at first glance. The model is created in line with Akali’s classic skin, totally in 3D and with a shader (created…

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Can the Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 Series VALORANT Edition chair fix a person who refuses to sit normally?

The short answer is no, but I’m getting there. Let me preface this review by saying that, first and foremost, I am not the most clued-up when it comes to what makes a gaming chair great. Sure, I know enough about chairs to discern good from bad, but I’d likely look like a deer in headlights if you’d of asked me a week ago about the differences between some of the most popular chairs out there. After all, I am one of those people who sits in the worst ways imaginable, and I don’t think any chair out there can…

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Are Valorant skins pay-to-win? Esports coaches, players and CEOs weigh in

“Every single time I pick up the ‘Elderflame’ skin set, it distracts me. Every single time. I’m a bit of a fanboy for dragons, so, easy serotonin on that front” said one of our interviewees when asked if theh thought skins helped you win a game. “And then I hyperfixate on the skin, and miss every shot, costing a round or sometimes even the game.” “ALL DRAGON SKINS ARE BAD. DELETE THEM FROM GAME” said another. A pretty bold start to us trying to answer the “are skins pay-to-win” question for Valorant, then. Valorant is a tactical shooter that pits…