League of Legends is rolling out something called “champion mastery” across the game’s many servers this week. It’s an experimental feature that sounds like it could scratch an itch that League players have felt for a long time: the desire to toy with their favorite characters in immediate, tangible ways. »
When Riot unveiled its tribunal system for League of Legends in 2011, it sounded like one of the most ambitious plans to improve standards in a gaming community a developer had tried. Inviting players to participate in a democratic process to judge their peers seemed groundbreakingly egalitarian. Oftentimes, it was.
The Sims 4’s first expansion pack launched in late March with a lot of exciting promises. New careers, and corresponding workplaces! Better yet, aliens! If only we knew then what we know now. We might’ve been able to prepare for the extraterrestrial invasion and the sudden spate of unwanted male pregnancies. »
In a move that’s bound to yield some very interesting results, Valve just announced that it was changing the way it administers bans on its ridiculously popular gaming service Steam. Rather than adjudicating the entire process on its own, the company is effectively handing over power to individual game developers. »
League of Legends becomes much more enjoyable once you invest in a solid headset and start playing games with friends on Skype, Mumble, or Curse. It’s so much better that you might wonder why the hell Riot doesn’t just make its own voice chat system. Because it would be a terrible, terrible thing. »
Heroes of the Storm is officially launching on June 2nd, following an open beta period beginning May 19th, Blizzard just announced. If you haven’t been able to check the newfangled MOBA out yet, you really should! It’s a lot of fun. Also I’m betting that there will be lots of boosts and other goodies during the beta.
Lower level dungeons in World of Warcraft are always fun to solo at level 100, but with a new feature called “Timewalking”, players will be able to run these again with their gear and levels scaled down accordingly. »
The latest Google Doodle video game celebrates the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express. You ride across America, collecting letters. To play, click the Google logo at google.com. It’ll take you about a minute. More back-story about the Pony Express and the five developers who made the game here. »
In Warlords of Draenor’s first content patch, we only got a few Garrison tweaks and a selfie camera. But the second one is going to be huge: There’s a new raid, a new outdoor zone, dungeons are getting a harder difficulty setting, and there’s a new Garrison feature—the Shipyard! »
The goals in Arathi Basin, one of World of Warcraft’s oldest PvP battleground, seem easy: capture strategic resource points with your team and hang on to them until you reach the required amount. That being said, these battles are just chaotic, without any sign of player cooperation. So Carbot made a short animation… »
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992) has a part where you can play the initial titles or credits sequence at the beginning of the game. I find myself wishing that way more narrative-based games would do this adorable moviesque thing. »