Riot Games, the developers behind the much acclaimed MOBA League of legends, has recently invested a yet unknown amount of money in the Media and Tech Company known as Curse.
Curse currently owns Curse Voice, is an application that operates a secure voice over IP service that is still in beta, as his Gamepedia service. It also runs Futhead, a website of and Hearthpwn a web site of Heartstone among others.
In regard to their most recent “investment”, Riot Games states:
“Riot really believes in what we’re doing and where we’re going,”
And Hubert Thieblot, CEO and founder of Curse, replies:
“In the last year, we’ve seen the size of Curse Voice grow from nothing to over 1m active players. We’ve added support for most of the top 200 games in the world and are deeply integrated with some of the most popular games our players play.
This is, of course, exciting and positive news for us. We’ve known Riot for a long time, and know that Riot, like us, cares very deeply about the core gamer. I’m excited and confident that this will be good for Curse and for the millions of players we serve via Curse Voice.”
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Riot Games has launched a very fierce April Fools Day prank featuring a new game mode, Ultra Rapid Fire, followed by hilarious patch notes. Players’ response through social media indicate that this measure is nothing but a tremendous success. In fact, there’s even petitions to keep this mode in-game and to include it on the upcoming All Stars tournament.
This mode is a casual and fun way to experience Summoner’s Rift, since players get a bunch of unique bonuses regarding combat mechanics – ability’s cool down reduction is set to 80%, mana and energy costs have been abolished and ranged champions have now double attack speed. But there’s even more bonuses, as you can see in the in-game Buff of Awesomely Awesome Buffing. To balance and make this mode playable, Riot Games was forced to make several individual adjustments such as Teemo’s mushrooms, limited to twenty at a time. Check the official trailer:
League of Legends’ official Facebook and Twitter pages are flooded with positive feedback regarding this unexpected surprise. In Reddit, things go beyond simple comments, as players demand the inclusion of this mode in the permanent gameplay options. Furthermore, Riot has launched a fun contest challenging players to choose between Team Ryze and Team Tryndamere, both symbolized by the company’s co-founders, Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill respectively. This week’s free champions are only two, therefore the dilema – Ryze of Tryndamere?