As these two giants fling accusations of stolen trade secrets and shady business practices against one another, we can learn some valuable lessons from the fallout.
Twitch Turbo ads a few bonuses and removes the commercials for $8.99 a month.
Coming out of a World Tournament that elevated e-sports’ popularity into the big leagues, Riot Games is planning to take League of Legends mainstream by erasing the distinctions between sports and e-sports.
A Mac client for the popular free-to-play game is available in a public beta environment.
Some have you saving Santa, some have you killing him — but either way, he’s giving up that holiday loot.
S2 Games founder Marc DeForest talks to GamesBeat about Heroes of Newerth 3.0, how it differentiates itself from its competitors, and the current state of MOBAs.
Guardians of Middle-earth’s Tolkien-inspired take on the MOBA successfully brings the hardcore genre to consoles.
League of Legends developer Riot pummeled a top player with a 12-month ban.
Despite the failure of many huge subscription-based MMOs, experts expect the genre to continue generating massive revenues.
The country’s biggest gaming competition is growing its online viewership at a startling pace.
How are games — both big and small — celebrating Halloween? We’ll show you, but first let’s split up to go investigate that strange noise!
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Publisher Riot Games released an infographic to GamesBeat with some very specific factoids that illustrate just how large of an audience plays its League of Legends.
A team gets caught allegedly cheating in the $2M League of Legends playoffs
Editor’s Pick Doing good by the community yields profits, so say the numbers from Raptr’s social network for gamers.
Brighten up your Twitter profile with video game-themed headers of PC titles like Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, and Diablo III.
Can Lord of the Rings compete with League of Legends? Does it have to?
Perfect World is making its move into the Western online gaming markets.
Riot Games hopes to turn its hit game League of Legends into a household name by dramatically expanding a professional-gaming league that rewards players with big prizes and recognition.
Missed the latest news on GamesBeat? Here’s a list of the stories we ran over the past week.
What do you do if you’re playing League of Legends, the free real-time strategy game with over 100 champions that gamers must employ to conquer their opponents, and you can’t keep track of each hero’s detailed strengths and weaknesses?
GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi interviews Tencent’s David Wallerstein about its approach to games in China and its investments in Western game developers.
Our interview with CCP Games chief marketing officer David Reid details the free-to-play business model of its upcoming console shooter Dust 514, its tie-ins with the massively multiplayer PC title Eve Online, and the challenges faced in balancing and marketing another shooter for a console audience.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced Guardians of Middle-earth, a multiplayer online battle arena game, for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.
PAX Prime is sold out, huh? While that is very sad for a lot of us, we have some alternative conventions that may fill that social void in your schedule.
The numbers are in from this month’s IGN Pro League (IPL) gaming competition, and they’re record-breakers of a kind. IGN boasts of drawing 346,000 streaming spectators at the tournament’s peak and more than 3 million unique viewers over all three days of the event, described as “the largest-ever online viewership for an eSports event held outside of Korea.”
The WTFast service is supposedly an accelerator of the connection between clients and servers which potentially increases the responsiveness of online games. I was skeptical, so I went in search of more data.
Congressman Jared Polis made an impromptu appearance on the official forum for online game League of Legends yesterday, to help gather further support in the movement against the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA).
Riot Games announced today that their hit online game League of Legends has surpassed the 30 million registered-player mark along with 11.4 million monthly active users. They have reason to crow, as even the ubiquitous World of Warcraft only reports 10.3 million subscribers.
Americans are spending 24 percent more on free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) this year than they did in 2010, according to a new market report from Newzoo.
Video streaming site Justin.tv announced today it’s launching a revenue-sharing program that professional gamers with a large number of followers can enroll in through the company’s competitive-gaming site.