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Riot want to improve communication with League of Legends PBE testers

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Riot want to improve communication with League of Legends PBE testers

Game developers are fond of telling us that they’re ‘listening to our feedback’ - but that’s merely the impersonal baseline of accepting suggestions from fans; the ‘thanks for all my birthday wishes’ of community relations; the queen’s wave of beta testing.

Riot would like to do better. This weekend, for instance, they would have liked to tell fans that they were handling a nasty bug before the distraught forum threads began to pop up.

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New League of Legends champion Quinn now available in PBE

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New League of Legends champion Quinn now available in PBE

The newest League of Legends champion is available to play now for those of you lucky enough to be members of the Public Beta Environment. Quinn is a ranged carry and her hawk Valor (without the U) brings death from above. Quinns is almost two champions in one, as taking control of her also gives you a chance to take control of Valor.

Click through for a breakdown of Quinn's abilities, plus a video of her trying them out.

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League of Legends to introduce 'Honor' system to reward good play

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League of Legends to introduce 'Honor' system to reward good playHistorically, League of Legends has tried all sorts of sticks to beat its grumpy community into being nice. The Tribunal system stands as one of the more effective ways to harness the righteous indignation of your community by having them crowdsource punishment in return for in game currency. Even then, they’ve still got a problem. So they're trying a carrot: by rewarding nice players, rather than just punishing the bad.

Today, Riot are introducing the ‘Honor’ system, a way to commend pleasant players from within the game.

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Death in Candlewood is a Poe-inspired first-person shooter and twisted romance

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Review: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Part Two

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Age of Wonders 3 review

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Let’s make the Formula One of cheats

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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot review

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Everquest Landmark closed beta review

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Endless Legend shows Amplitude Studios building on lessons from Endless Space

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Why Oculus chose Facebook

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Breaking: Facebook plans to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion

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Blizzard on Diablo III's missing PvP: "There's probably not a week that goes by that we're not talking about it"

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TowerFall Ascension PC review

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