Category Archives: Online Gaming

Kingdom of Loathing: A Snarky Browser-Based MMO for Snarky Nerds

Kingdom of Loathing: A Snarky Browser-Based MMO for Snarky Nerds Kingdom of Loathing is a parody MMO by Asymmetric Publications. It has run constantly since early 2003 until today. I first played Kingdom of Loathing in late 2005. Its addictive … Continue reading

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Three League of Legends Tanks that Riot Should Make

League of Legends doesn’t have enough tanks. I realize that Riot is planning some more changes for the upcoming season 3, but League of Legends still needs more viable characters that aren’t assassins or AP mids. They need to mix … Continue reading

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Riot Games is Incompetent.

I’ve written about League of Legends a few times in the past. I obviously enjoy playing the game even though its userbase is horrible and its creators have a history of making bafflingly bad decisions. Last Saturday, Riot had some … Continue reading

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Three League of Legends Champions that Riot Should Make

There are some roles in League of Legends that are seriously underrepresented. The game needs more assassins, more tanks, and especially more supports; fewer AP mids and tanky DPS champions. We have tons of those already, especially in recent months. … Continue reading

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A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 3: Builds and the Metagame

If you haven’t read the first two articles in this noobs’ guide to League of Legends, please do so. When you think you’re ready, move on to this article. Or do whatever you want, it’s all good. Runes Runes give … Continue reading

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A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 2: Combat

If you haven’t read the first part of my noobs’ guide, please do so. League of Legends is a game all about positioning and timing. During the beginning phases, you have to be at just the right distance to kill … Continue reading

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A Complete Noobs’ Guide to League of Legends – Part 1: Getting Started

I’m not that good at League of Legends. I am, however, good at teaching people how to play video games. I’ve spent many hours not only playing the game and being called racial slurs but also researching the various champions … Continue reading

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The Diablo 3 Beta

When the first trailers and screenshots came out a couple years ago, internet whiners went into petulant rage at the supposed brightness and light-heartedness of the game’s aesthetics, which apparently reminded them that they were children. Of course, as usual, … Continue reading

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League of Legends Bingo

I made this on a whim last night. I am not bitter.

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League of Legends: Good Game, Poor Community, Greedy Creators

Summary: Maddening defects, awful community and overly expensive custom items don’t mean the game isn’t fun. My roommate Jacob got me into League of Legends last year. I’ve never been good at real-time strategy (I can’t even beat half of … Continue reading

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