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Greg 'Ghostcrawler' Street Jumps From Blizzard To Riot Games

Greg 'Ghostcrawler' Street Jumps From Blizzard To Riot Games
Riot Games has just hired Greg “Ghostcrawler’ Street as the new Lead Designer for the world’s most popular game, League...
Read more Jan 14 2014, 11:06am CST
 

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Google reportedly pays $1B for Twitch, a video game streaming site

Source: San Francisco Business Times

Allen And Company Annual Meeting Draws Top Business Leaders To Sun Valley, Idaho
Google Inc. has bought video game live-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat. The news site said 50 million users a month sign onto Twitch to watch gamers play titles such as League of Legends, Counter Strike and StarCraft. Google gets a site where users watch more than 13 billion minutes of video a month, providing a new potential supply of video advertising inventory. The VentureBeat story, which cited unnamed sources, didn ...
Full article at: San Francisco Business Times 2 days ago, 8:53am CDT
 

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First Play: Heroes of the Storm

Source: Stuff.tv

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The irony isn’t lost on us. Blizzard inadvertently created the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre when StarCraft was modified into current forms taken by Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) and League of Legends (LoL). Blizzard’s battle royale is both a fan service and challenge for MOBA players http://youtu.be/0ec ...
Full article at: Stuff.tv 3 days ago, 1:47am CDT
 

Google reportedly pays $1B for Twitch, a video game streaming site

Source: San Jose Business Journal

Allen And Company Annual Meeting Draws Top Business Leaders To Sun Valley, Idaho
Google Inc. has bought video game live-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat. The news site said 50 million users a month sign onto Twitch to watch gamers play titles such as League of Legends, Counter Strike and StarCraft. Google gets a site where users watch more than 13 billion minutes of video a month, providing a new potential supply of video advertising inventory. The VentureBeat story, whi ...
Full article at: San Jose Business Journal 3 days ago, 4:58pm CDT
 

Riot starts getting tough on toxic players with “instant” bans

Source: Ars Technica

Just give Riot an excuse to use the banhammer... League of Legends developer Riot Games is ready to take a tougher stance with the toxic players that are ruining the gameplay experience for many of the game's more than 27 million players. Riot Lead Designer of Social Systems Jeffrey Lin announced via Twitter yesterday that, starting immediately, "players that show extreme toxicity (intentional feeding or racism, e ...
Full article at: Ars Technica 5 days ago, 10:42am CDT
 

Why MOBA Isn't a Bad Word

Source: IGN

Welcome to Courier's Corner, IGN's MOBA-centric letter series. This week, IGN Editors Mitch Dyer and Leah B. Jackson discuss how Dota 2 has improved their social lives despite the isolating nature of enjoying a genre most look down upon. Leah, I think MOBAs have become the new MMORPG, for better and for worse. Outside of the circle of friends with whom I play Dota 2 or League of Legends, playing these games has a social stigma attached to it. Odd, considering more ...
Full article at: IGN Jul 15 2014, 12:32pm CDT
 

Gigantic Adds a Big Twist to MOBAs

Source: ign

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Bringing a fresh spin to an already successful formula is how you help advance a genre. Startup developer Motiga hopes to break away from the traditional laning found in most MOBAs, or multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends and Smite, and inject a beautiful, competitive title to the mix with its own free-to-play third-person action battle arena game, Gigantic. Why the name? At least in the one map I got to play, the Temp ...
Full article at: ign Jul 15 2014, 8:01am CDT
 

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Source: Pittsburgh Entertainment

Robert Morris v Kentucky
Trib readers may have heard recently that a university named Robert Morris is now giving “athletic” scholarships for students to play the “League of ...
Full article at: Pittsburgh Entertainment Jul 13 2014, 9:00pm CDT
 

ConnectiCon Opens in Hartford

Source: NBC Connecticut

Premiere Of "Persecuted" - Arrivals
Bring on the cosplay.  The Connecticut Convention Center will become paradise for gamers and comic book lovers this weekend as ConnectiCon returns to Hartford.  The convention opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, July 13 and features many events from a nerd prom and cosplay masquerade to "League of Legends" competitions and cosplay karaoke. Alan Oppenheimer, famous for voicing the narrator in"The NeverEnding Story ...
Full article at: NBC Connecticut Jul 11 2014, 12:47pm CDT
 

League of Legends Accepted as Legitimate Sport by the US

League of Legends Accepted as Legitimate Sport by the US
The fact that a video game could be considered a full-fledged sport may sound crazy to some. Yet that is exactly what has happened in the Land of Opportunity. League of Legends has been accepted as a real sport by the US sparking a debate on where the line ought to be drawn.
Read more Jul 16 2013, 9:09am CDT
 


 

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