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70 million users, 1+ billion hours every month: League of Legends is the world's most played video game

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First off, if you haven’t yet familiarized yourself with Riot Games’ League of Legends, stop and read this. It’s OK, we’ll wait. Done? Good. The free-to-play game has made millions of dollars and signed up over 70 million users in its lifetime and that growth just doesn’t seem to stop....
70 million users, 1+ billion hours every month: League of Legends is the world's most played video game
Google debuts Free Zone to challenge Facebook for dominance in developing countries

Tired fingers, sore wallets: 64% of Chinese gamers paying up each month

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China, a country well-known for its penchant for piracy, has some of the most avid, and as it turns out, willing to pay gamers in the world. Among developing countries, according to Forbes, Chinese gamers are abnormal in how frequently they pay for gaming. Some 64% of gamers in the country...
Tired fingers, sore wallets: 64% of Chinese gamers paying up each month

Mobile, Adele, Halo, Will Smith, Porsche, Target, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook for Every Phone once again topped our list of growing Facebook pages, reaching almost 3 million new Likes this week. There were several musicians, movies, games, sports, and brand pages that also made the list. Pages on our list this week grew from between 326,100 to 2.9 million...
Mobile, Adele, Halo, Will Smith, Porsche, Target, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
Ubisoft developer says Wii U GamePad response time is 'crazy' fast

Ross Levinsohn: Here's Why No One Can't Figure Out Digital Media Just Yet

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Media companies still struggle to harness the power of the digital, and experts are still debating on how to approach the issue, let alone resolve it. Digital media visionaries Ross Levinsohn (former Yahoo CEO) and Jon Miller (former AOL CEO) talked about why companies are not even close to understanding...
Ross Levinsohn: Here's Why No One Can't Figure Out Digital Media Just Yet

Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit

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Internet entrepreneur, Reddit user, and League of Legends player are not usually words used to describe United States Congressmen, but Jared Polis has a knack for defying expectations. In addition to representing Colorado’s Second Congressional District, he co-founded ProFlowers.com, Blue Mountain Greeting Cards, and American Information Systems. He also serves as...
Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit

Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive

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Given the age of the Xbox 360 console, and that news concerning the Next Xbox (what is generally referred to as the Xbox 720) is picking up, one might assume that sales of the device would be slipping. Oddly enough, the Xbox 360 continues to chug along, moving another 257,000...
Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive

Verizon: FCC is a haunted house and can't regulate the 'Net

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The war over the Federal Communications Commission's authority to regulate the 'Net got a little hotter on Wednesday, with Verizon Vice President Thomas Tauke telling a Washington, D.C. audience that the Communications Act reminds him of the Winchester Mystery House of San Jose, California. "It started out in the...
Verizon: FCC is a haunted house and can't regulate the 'Net

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes enters open beta

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The open beta for Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, a free-to-play game from BioWare Mythic, is now available for download. The new player-vs-player title allows opponents to engage in a variety of fast-paced matches between three teams of six. The experience is inspired by Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, BioWare Mythic’s...
Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes enters open beta
PSA: League of Legends reports EU security breach, change your password

Liveblog: Ubisoft's pre-E3 2013 press conference

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View Liveblog Previous Ubisoft press conferences have been well-remembered for characters like Mr. Caffeine and Tobuscus. But in between those painful moments, there have actually been some intriguing game announcements, and this year's should be no different. Expect the publisher to make a final big push for its modern...
Liveblog: Ubisoft's pre-E3 2013 press conference

Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

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Screen sharing functionality has lagged behind other developments on our PCs, but the new Screen Hero app is making progress with its clever solution that offers two mouse cursors and easy sharing. Screen Hero, a free app for Windows (7 and 8) and OS X (10.6+), bills itself as “Google...
Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

Video game rewards fair players

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An honour system that rewards good behaviour is helping make hugely popular online game League of Legends more pleasant to play....
Video game rewards fair players

European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised

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Hackers have stolen account data from the European servers of popular real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL), the game's developer, Riot Games......
European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised

Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller hands-on (video)

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Although we managed to get our mitts on the Wii U and updated GamePad here at E3 following Nintendo's keynote, the recently unveiled Pro Controller turned out to to be harder to find. We were thankfully able to visit the company's amusement park massive booth on the show floor...
Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller hands-on (video)

Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, the Facebook IPO, and his Favorite Subreddit

thenextweb.com
Internet entrepreneur, Reddit user, and League of Legends player are not usually words used to describe United States Congressmen, but Jared Polis has a knack for defying expectations. In addition to representing Colorado’s Second Congressional District, he co-founded ProFlowers.com, Blue Mountain Greeting Cards, and American Information Systems. He also serves as...
Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, the Facebook IPO, and his Favorite Subreddit
'Minecraft: DOTA' is a game within a game, based on a game within a game
Stream alert: Humble Bundle Mojam's 60 hour code fest is live and action-packed

Major League Gaming's epic esports weekend: 2.6 million tuned in to its competitive gaming tournaments

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Over the past weekend, Major League Gaming held its first ‘offline’ event of the year. Gamers, fans, and brands flocked to Texas where the company put on a massive three-day gaming expo featuring three tournaments in League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and Call of Duty. Major League Gaming, a company generally known...
Major League Gaming's epic esports weekend: 2.6 million tuned in to its competitive gaming tournaments

IBM Is Sending Watson To College

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The smartypants supercomputer is all grown up and leaving the nest to brush up on math and English. Though it's not going to be sitting in crowded lecture halls, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students will soon be able to say they go to school with Watson, the IBM supercomputer famous...
IBM Is Sending Watson To College

The Double Down Proves Once Again That KFC Wants Us All Dead

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Egad, the legends are true – on April 12th, KFC officially releases their mythical sandwich with fried chicken in place of bread. Future ambulance-riders, meet the Double Down: That’s right — Bacon, cheese, and fatsauce between two fried chicken patties, with nary a piece of bread or anything green in...
The Double Down Proves Once Again That KFC Wants Us All Dead

Rayman developer: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second

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Since the Wii U was first unveiled, quite a few people have asked if the system was really powerful enough to handle HD graphics while pushing an 854x480 image out to the tablet GamePad wirelessly in real-time. Has to come with significant lag, right? We haven't noticed any latency between...
Rayman developer: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second

Rayman Legends: Mariachi Madness trailer - video

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Rayman Legends is another colourful instalment in Ubisoft's platforming series. This trailer shows off the exuberant 'Mariachi Madness' level    ...
Rayman Legends: Mariachi Madness trailer - video

Megapolis, Fox News, Any.Do, Glimpse, Wrapp and more on this week's emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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City-building game Megapolis led our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week reaching 770,000 total MAU. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew between 90,000 and 480,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking...
Megapolis, Fox News, Any.Do, Glimpse, Wrapp and more on this week's emerging Facebook apps by MAU

Steve Ballmer at the crossroads

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The Microsoft of the late 1990s wouldn't recognize the Microsoft of 2012 -- for the better. But for every Kinect, there is a Zune. FORTUNE -- Legends are tough acts to follow, especially when they leave a mess behind. Just ask Steve Ballmer. Ever since joining Microsoft in 1980, Ballmer has...
Steve Ballmer at the crossroads

Gas Powered CEO Chris Taylor: "We've regrouped and are focused on winning"

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Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor We’ve been writing about how Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor had to let go of his entire staff due to the struggling Kickstarter campaign for GPG’s new game WIldman. And even though Taylor seemed pessimistic about the project in a recent video, he told GeekWire Tuesday night that the campaign...
Gas Powered CEO Chris Taylor: "We've regrouped and are focused on winning"

Leak reveals Borderlands Legends for iOS will launch by the end of October

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Borderlands fans who can’t get enough looting on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will soon have another platform to play Gearbox’s franchise on: iOS. It seems silly that a “hardcore” game such as Borderlands could even work with touchscreen controls, but a leaked ad in Borderlands 2′s digital strategy guide indicates a mobile...
Leak reveals Borderlands Legends for iOS will launch by the end of October

Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

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A 23-year old League of Legends player named Chen Rong-yu was found dead, sitting upright in his chair, in an Internet cafe in Taiwan. According to the report from Sky News, the young man could have been dead for up to 9 hours before anyone took notice. It’s far from the...
Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

Spider-Man, Offroad Legends, Plants vs. Zombies and more on this week's top paid app charts

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Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man was $0.99 (regularly $6.99) as part of a Thanksgiving sale, which pushed the web-slinging app up the top paid iPhone and iPad apps charts to the No. 7 spot on iPhone and No. 12 spot on iPad. Offroading driver Offroad Legends, developed by DogByte Games, has steadily...
Spider-Man, Offroad Legends, Plants vs. Zombies and more on this week's top paid app charts
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