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Nobody likes a cheater, but for players who participated in Valorant's closed beta and succumbed to the temptation to gain an unfair advantage, developer Riot Games had said "bans will be removed for most player" once the game launched. Now that Valorant has launched, some cheaters are finding out they are not getting a mulligan, and Riot Games is short on sympathy. During the closed beta, Riot Games ended up dropping the ban hammer on over 10,000 players who were caught cheating. These were hardware bans. On May 13, however, Riot Games' anti-cheat developer Matt Paoletti stated on Twitter that most people who received a hardware ban would be able to play after launch by creating a new account.... Read more...
Riot Games announced this week that its anticipated tactical shooter Valorant will launch on June 2, so the game is a bit more than a week away from landing for all to enjoy. Valorant is currently in beta, and those beta servers will start shutting down on May 28 to give developers a few days to get things ready for launch. The game will be free-to-play and is said to play like a combination of Counter-Strike and Overwatch. Riot Games has generated extremely high levels of anticipation and Twitch viewership for the game thanks to how it handed out beta keys by requiring gamers to watch Twitch streams to get one. Thanks to that method, Valorant has set Twitch viewership records with 1.7 million... Read more...
Lots of gamers out there are excited to play the latest title from Riot Games: Valorant. Currently, the game is in closed beta, and players are clamoring to gain access. The devs behind Valorant announced recently that all Valorant Twitch streams could drop closed beta access as long as they are playing the game. However, there is a caveat to this announcement. The devs are clear that the ability for Twitch streams to drop closed beta access keys doesn’t increase the number of drops being offered. Players can simply watch any Valorant stream to be eligible for access. Valorant drops can happen at all times, even when players are offline. Only players in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Turkey,... Read more...
Valorant was announced early last month as the latest first-person shooter game from Riot Games. There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the all-new game IP, but one thing that has drawn a lot of scrutiny is the Vanguard anti-cheat system that is tied to the game. Anti-cheat software is very common in the gaming industry, and is deployed because humans are always on the lookout for gaining a competitive edge on their opponents. And for some, they don't think twice about cheating, which in turn is bad news for those that play within the "rules" of a given game. Riot Games Goes Nuclear With Vanguard With Vanguard, Riot Games is perhaps taking things to the next level with... Read more...
Riot Games is a developer that most gamers would know best for the incredibly popular game "League of Legends." But that's not the only game Riot has up its sleeves, as it has just pulled the wraps off Valorant. Riot Games is trying to combine tactical gunplay elements with characters that are over the top and have special powers. The official website for the game says players should imagine Valorant as a tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. In the game, everyone has guns and a unique set of abilities. Riot says that Valorant is meant for strategists who want to make the unexpected play and believe whatever wins works. There is no official launch date for the game at this time; all we... Read more...
Developer Riot Games, a subsidiary of Tencent, is best known for League of Legends, the wildly popular multiplayler online battle arena (MOBA) game released 10 years ago. What's in store for the next decade? More League of Legends, of course—the universe is expanding into a bunch of new games, including League of Legends: Wild Rift. Wild Rift is a new version of the game that is being rebuilt for Android, iOS, and console platforms. It features a brand new (yet familiar) 5v5 map based on Summoner's Rift, which the developer says it has streamlined for faster matches. "A responsive dual-stick control scheme, designed exclusively for new platforms, makes sure your skillshots on mobile feel... Read more...
League of Legends just reached a major milestone. 100 million people now actively play the world’s most popular online game on a monthly basis. This means that more people around the globe play League of Legends than stream movies and television shows on streaming services like Netflix. Riot Games co-founder Brandon “Ryze” Beck, remarked, “It was all about pouring everything we could into that competitive experience to make it as good as it could possibly be. We’ve kind of been in a reactionary mode. Just like, holy crap, the game is getting really big and we have to keep up with the demands of our players.” The company behind League of Legends, Riot Games, earns about $1 billion USD a year.... Read more...
Riot Games owner Tencent has announced a new console called the Tencent Games Platform (TGP) Box. Tencent, Intel, and Haier unveiled the Blade BOX at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES Asia) in Shanghai on Wednesday.[Image Source: GameSpot]The console is powered by a sixth-generation Intel core processor and runs Windows 10 and a "TGP Box mode" for the gaming environment. In TGP Box mode, players can quickly download and update games and start local game and online streaming sessions. Players can also switch seamlessly between gaming mode and Windows 10. Haier controlled the system’s hardware production; Intel was responsible for the computing platform, built-in smart... Read more...
When it comes to the video game industry, no other game comes close to the success, and install base, that League of Legends has. Developed by Riot Games and released back in 2009, the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game is estimated to boast around 67 million monthly players and according to Riot, their success is because of the company’s focus on player experience over revenue that, according to market research firm SuperData, could net them $1 billion in 2014. An example of this approach to business would be the World Championship Series tournament. At the WCS 2013 championship, which was held at the Staples Center, thousands attended the event, paying $15-$50 for seats, while... Read more...