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What’s hot in the world of PC gaming you ask? This is a question not easily answered in a column of this size. While you have a new console come out every five years or so, the PC gaming community knows there is always more, and can expect new stuff within a few months.
This week I’d like to talk to you about a game that, while not brand new, has recently gained positive government attention.
League of Legends is quite literally the name of the game. LOL, as it is popularly called, has a hard time being pinned down into one single genre on account of its ability to offer so many amazing elements at the exact same time.
The genre it mostly goes by is in the MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) category. This is a genre that melds real time strategy and roleplaying aspects, both of which LOL provides.
Your job in-game is to control a single champion and to work with your teammates to meet objectives and destroy the enemy’s base before they destroy yours, all while slaying dragons and defeating enemy champions.
Legends offers over a hundred champions and is constantly expanding its selection. It also boasts the largest gaming community in the world.
More recently the U.S. State Department has recognized the League of Legends Championship Series as being a professional sport.
This is a huge moment in gaming, as it allows foreign players to gain green cards to play for U.S. teams.
What more could I say to you that might convince you to pick it up? It’s completely free. That’s right, I said it. You can play the entire game, and never have to lay down a penny. What more do you need?
And now a little about myself; My gamer credentials as it were.
I have played PC video games since I was a child. I started out with the original Doom and Battlefied games and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Since then I’ve branched out into every genre I’ve heard of and have even started playing independently (indie) made games from lesser known companies.
Have any questions you would like to have answered? Have a comment you want to throw our way?
-David Allen, PC Gaming Guru