League of Legends: Clash of Fates News (PC)

League of Legends blog post discusses the challenge of creating decent bot AI

Posted: 16.04.2014 by nickhorth1

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You might think that there's not much reason for decent AI in a game that largely features grown men and women screaming at each other over the squad channel, but that doesn't mean that developers Riot Games are ignoring players who want decent, challenging bot AI. A new blog post on the League of Legends website discusses the challenge of attempting to simulate human behaviour.

World of Tanks enjoys higher average revenue per user at $4.51 among F2P MMOs

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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According to a report from SuperData Research, Wargaming's F2P MMO World of Tanks is leading the pack for average revenue per user among the free-to-play MMO big boys with $4.51. Valve is second.

Team Fortress 2 is just behind with $4.36 on average, with Guilds Wars 2 third at $3.88. DOTA 2 and League of Legends are eighth and tenth respectively with $1.54 and $1.32.

Riot pull Night Hunter Rengar from League of Legends, refund testers, recites poem

Posted: 25.03.2014 by Technet2k

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The Public Beta Environment has had Night Hunter Rengar pulled from the roster as Riot Games say they've "gotten some really great feedback" about the skin. Refunds are on the way for those who tested him.

However he'll "definitely reappear" on League of Legends' PBE, but only after the team has achieved "his new and improved state." Riot top the refund with... a poem.

League of Legends to add six-man teams next week, February 20th

Posted: 14.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Riot Games has announced that the current "five to a team just wasn't enough," as they add a sixth slot for a champion to enlist. They tease the incoming "Hexakill," which begins next week on February 20th.

Teams will have to experiment with their compositions and learn "new metas" as they vie for the soon-to-be-coveted 'Hexakill' announcement. Real gamers game 6 vs. 6 - we all know this.

Research firm raises forecast for PC gaming market this year to $25bn

Posted: 04.02.2014 by Technet2k

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DFC Intelligence is optimistic about the performance of the PC gaming market as they expect to see a growth in spending by core gamers. They've raised internal forecasts from $22bn to $25bn.

They note that core gamers are "willing to spend more money than ever," with an increase in PC gameplay here in the West compared to 2012. Asia a major contributor.