Riot Games has just released some numbers about the active playerbase of League of Legends that are practically...
Jan 28 2014, 3:26am CST
Every Sunday we plunder our archives to bring you a feature you may have originally missed, or perhaps would like to read again. This week, we go back to October 2012, where Simon Parkin reports from the frontline of League of Legend's competitive scene.
Twice a month Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, hires an actor to visit its Santa Monica studio. While the developer adds a couple of play ...
Full article at: Eurogamer
5 days ago, 4:00am CDT
Source: Business Insider
Riot Games, the maker of the hugely popular PC game "League of Legends," pays unhappy employees up to $25,000 to quit their jobs — even if they just joined the company. The company does this because it doesn't want to keep staffers who are struggling, or who aren't a good fit with the company culture. "Rather than allow mismatches to fester, we want to resolve them quickly. This is good for the ...
Full article at: Business Insider
Jun 20 2014, 9:33am CDT
Source: Develop Magazine
Riot Games is offering monetary incentives for unhappy new employees to leave the company during their first 60 days.Called “Queue Dodge”, the scheme has been designed to provide an early exit for staff who don’t settle in to the company. Those who decide to leave will be paid ten per cent of their annual salary, up to $25,000.The company said though it vets each new hire carefully, as it wants to ensure any mismatches were not just “doing themselves and the company a ...
Full article at: Develop Magazine
Jun 20 2014, 5:35am CDT
League of Legends maker Riot Games is offering newly hired staff 10 per cent of their salary if they quit. This Queue Dodge initiative hopes to weed out - in a positive way of course - those only after money, and to retain those there for something more."From the beginning we've focused on culture," wrote Riot on its website. "We operate on a foundation of shared mission, values, passion, trust, and mutual respect. If someone gags on the unique flavour of our culture, they ...
Full article at: Eurogamer
Jun 20 2014, 5:19am CDT
Fading video game titan Electronic Arts used its pre-E3 media briefing today to launch Battlefield: Hardline, a cops vs. criminals spinoff of its big Battlefield military franchise that’s sure to court controversy every bit as much as Grand Theft Auto ever did. Wrapping up the hour-long presentation to media and analysts after mostly updating iterations to its many licensed sports franchises, EA executives showed ...
Full article at: Deadline
Jun 9 2014, 4:04pm CDT
Source: The Atlantic
The claim that video games cause young boys to be violent or abusive has been largely discredited. But it speaks the truth loudly when reversed: Video games are where boys go to be horrible. Tales of emotional abuse between players in online games are so common as to be cliché at this point. The Internet is filled with stories of young men sending disgusting and violent threats, both verbally and though private messaging systems, mostly targeted at girls. Sex ...
Full article at: The Atlantic
May 22 2014, 6:31am CDT
Source: Harvard Business Review
Among economists, business leaders, and others, the debate continues over what George Mason University’s Tyler Cowen calls “The Great Stagnation” of the U.S. economy — and what interventions might return it to growth. Cowen points to the fact that wage levels in America have plateaued. He argues more broadly that all the “low-hanging fruit” produced by some non-repeatable breakthroughs (including fundamental technological triumphs) has been plucked. Going forw ...
Full article at: Harvard Business Review
May 15 2014, 7:00am CDT
Riot Games has just hired Greg “Ghostcrawler’ Street as the new Lead Designer for the world’s most popular game, League...
Jan 14 2014, 11:06am CST