I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: League of Legends is just the cutest. EXHIBIT B: The new “snow day” accoutrements made for all those blisteringly cold nights ahead when you don’t want to leave the house and freeze your butt off, so you play League instead.
With the introduction of the Japanese pantheon to the god-based MOBA coming early next year, Smite wanted to do something special to make the incoming deities fell welcome. Ragnarok Force X Thor should do the trick.
Gamers might not know this, but League of Legends developer Riot Games is one of the very best purveyors of cute things in video games. Yup, right up there with Nintendo. Don’t believe me? EXHIBIT A: Tristana’s adorable new baby dragon that’s disguised as a cannon.
League of Legends’ stone golem creature Malphite is known as a rock monster, an animate mountain, and an “earth elemental.” Now with the power of premium skins, he’s become what looks like a Transformer that can turn into...a pirate ship?
Look at this fucking splash art.
Fresh off Heroes of the Storm’s Americas Championship games that went down this past weekend, Blizzard teased out some fresh
MEAT content coming into the MOBA. Seems to me like the developer has really stepped up its game for alternate character skins lately.
League of Legends fan art is so fucking good.
Sgt. Hammer has always been one of the best specialists in Heroes of the Storm. But the MOBA-fied version of StarCraft’s iconic siege tank unit didn’t have any great skins to match—likely because it’s hard to dress up a tank in anything more more imaginative in a WWII-era guide. Blizzard’s finally changed that.
One of the most popular skins last year in League of Legends was PROJECT: Yasuo, a special outfit that made the samurai warrior look like an extra from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Shocking as it might sound, Riot saw how much fans liked this new robo-Yasuo and decided to make five more PROJECT skins this year.
This is Burgergot. He’s a fan-made alternate skin concept for the great but oft-under-appreciated League of Legends champion: the big fat crab king Urgot.
I’m not normally a fan of “skinning” my consoles. That stance may, however, be about to change.
Despite their lucrative habit of monetizing every conceivable aspect of League of Legends in one way or another, there’s one thing Riot Games won’t put a price tag on: victorious skins. The company assured fans of this after whipping them into a frenzy with the suggestion that they might consider selling the things.
Oh my goodness.
Hey there big guy. What the heck happened to you? Aren’t you supposed to be a Lord of Hell?
It’s like Land Before Time, only now the pterodactyl is trying to kill you.
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.
The latest patch for action MOBA Smite dropped today, adding achievements, a brand new god, a revamped store interface and all sorts of item and god balance tweaks. Great! I’ll just watch this menu animation for the two dozenth time then.
In case winning $1 million wasn’t enough to properly reward Korean League of Legends team Samsung Galaxy White for their victory at the 2014 World Championship, Riot has come up with another way to keep the players’ glory days going a bit longer. A lot longer, actually.