When Riot Games
releases a new League of Legends
champion spotlight, it's not always for an upcoming character. Some of the older champions haven't yet been covered in a spotlight, and others sometimes need to be revisited if they're significantly redesigned in a patch. This week it's Teemo's turn
to take the spotlight as we learn all about this tiny and completely adorable ranged damage-dealer. Featuring the ability to go invisible if he stands still for a few seconds and plant invisible exploding mushroom traps, Teemo is a master of appearing from nowhere to ruin your day. The champion spotlight video below features advice on playing Teemo in both normal and Dominion
If you've ever wanted to see how League of Legends
plays, tune into our next Not So Massively livestream on October 21st
at 6 p.m. EDT. We'll be getting to grips with standard LoL
gameplay and hopefully checking out the new Dominion game mode.
This week Bloodline Champions
announced that the next bloodline to hit the game will be the mysterious Metal Warden with her awesome arm blaster. In addition to releasing the first glimpse video below to offer players a sneak peek at the bloodline's visuals, Stunlock
has decided to run an interesting Metal Warden contest
in conjunction with her release. A cut-out mask and papercraft blaster have been posted on the Bloodline Champions
blog, and prizes will be available for the best photos of players wearing them.
One winner will receive an "ultimate" Metal Warden pre-order pack, two will receive a standard pre-order pack, and three more will get the bloodline for free. The contents of the pre-order packs and the price of the bloodline haven't been released yet, so it's not yet clear how much this prize is actually worth.
To celebrate reaching a follower milestone on the official Firefall
Twitter, developer Mark Kern
impressed fans this week with a video showing off the game's level editor -- or rather the game's planet editor. We knew Firefall
was going to have an expansive open world, but until now we didn't really know what kind of scope developers were aiming for.
In the video below, Mark demonstrates the Forge editor
's truly planetary potential. Areas are selected on a 1/10th scale globe of the earth and then fleshed out with new content, and developers aim to continue expanding the playable area over the years until it covers the entire miniature globe.
Firefall also launched a new trailer this week; it focuses on the Dreadnought class.
If you've been trying to get your hands on a Diablo III
beta key, you might just be in luck. This week Blizzard
launched the massive Diablo III beta key sweepstakes
, a campaign that will give out around 250 keys to fans every week for eight weeks. To enter for a chance to win one of the 2,000 available keys, sign up to the official Diablo III Facebook page
and fill in the entry form application.
People in certain countries aren't eligible to enter the contest due to potential conflicts with gambling and trade laws. To check if you're eligible to enter, carefully read through the list of accepted countries at the start of the official contest rules page
Rise of Immortals
released its Halloween update this week
, bringing with it brand-new vampire immortal Talia, Queen of the Dead. All of Talia's skills are now known, including the interesting ability to teleport to targets and an ultimate ability that briefly turns incoming damage into healing for all teammates. The Rise of Immortals
website has been updated with a Halloween theme, and the game itself has received similar stylings. The main menu, social hub and game maps have all been temporarily given a new Halloween theme.
last week's Path of Exile
livestream was a colossal success thanks to the developers at Grinding Gear Games
and all the Path of Exile
fans who tuned in to see the game in action. Over 200 people attended, including Chris from Grinding Gear, who donated a total of 40 beta keys to members of the audience. While most of the keys were given out in a first-come-first-served order at the end of the stream, several were given out to attentive audience members during the stream, and Chris posted 10 more via the official Path of Exile twitter page
at the conclusion of the event.
For those who missed the stream and want to see Path of Exile
in action, we've embedded the stream recording below. Keep an eye on the Not So Massively
category this week as Massively's Patrick Mackey and I will be delivering our first impressions of the Path of Exile
beta based on the livestream and further play time.
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