League of Legends Now 100% Owned by Tencent
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>Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, has sold its remaining equity to Chinese online company Tencent Holdings. The news comes from an update to the studio's employment page, in which it announces new compensation plans for staffers as a result of the ownership.
"As a result of our continued growth and changing circumstances, we're shifting to a new structure to recognize and reward Rioters' contributions," the post states, "and that first involves a big change to our existing equity program.
For those unfamiliar, League was a shitty Adobe Air game only poverty kids touched that couldn't afford Heroes of Newerth and had no idea how to access custom maps in Warcraft 3.
Until Tencent funneled money into Riot. Now they are coming to milk that cow to death as the premiere free to play cash in whores of the Chinese market.
Riot has 2 years at best.
Celebrate if you're old enough to post here.
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>Undertale is an unconventional video game that combines the flavor of an old-school 16-bit role-playing game with the option to avoid every battle and empathize with the creatures you meet. Critics love it. And, on Tuesday, it beat the beloved Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in a poll to determine the “Best Game Ever.” A certain subset of gamers is Very Mad about this.
>Although it was just released this year, Undertale has a highly dedicated fan base. They love this game, and they vote. The little game that could has overcome established titles throughout the GameFAQs poll, besting Fallout 3, two Mario Games, and Super Smash Bros. Melee on its way to a finals victory against Ocarina of Time.
>But self-proclaimed “real gamers” are having trouble accepting that a relatively new game could slay their faves, and they’re accusing the Undertale fans of being outsiders and trolls who ruined the poll.
>Another aspect of the hatred for Undertale comes from the place everyone’s favorite online hate movement came from: the false dichotomy between “real gamers” and “Social Justice Warriors” who want to “ruin” video games with nontraditional gameplay and minority representation.
> As Kotaku explains, Undertale has a number of qualities that contribute to its reputation as an “SJW game,” including gay relationships, androgynous characters, and the ability to go through the game with no combat whatsoever.
>For game critics — or people who think critically about games in general — these were selling points, things that made Undertale unique and valuable. Clearly, it has an audience that feels a strong connection to it.
>But that only makes it more mystifying to traditional gamers. How could an indie game compete with the venerated classics that shaped their childhoods? They don’t even have to play it to know.
So let me get this straight : you guys hate Undertale because it's popular and new?