On Wednesdays I spend my time looking for a digital buffet of gaming goodies – I post them here on the Humpday Bump.
This week’s bump features Riot’s newest and possibly best legendary skin for League of Legends, this time for Ezreal. The Pulsefire Ezreal skin has been in the works for a while now, and although many grumbled at how long it has taken Riot assured everyone it would be worth the wait. Well now we finally get to see what took so long as they have revealed the skin via a trailer on YouTube. Judging by what I’ve seen, the trailer for this new skin probably took longer to put together than some of their older legendary skins *cough* Magnificent Twisted Fate *cough*.
As you can see Riot has clearly put a lot of time into developing their latest legendary skin. I mean it looks like a trailer for a whole new game, or at least an expansion pack. Anyways the skin itself looks great, with each ability tuned to the Pulsefire theme. I also like how they’ve shown level progression through the skin, with Ezreal looking more impressive at level 16 than he does at level 1. I can’t wait for someone to buy this and then play horribly as it will be fun to see someone struggling while wearing this impressive looking skin.
Diablo 3’s Real Money Auction House has finally been released and some people have managed to do quite well for themselves, specifically this guy who posted his auction rundown on Reddit. I don’t know if Blizzard had any idea that people were going to be capable of making a few hundred dollars in a sitting (if they’re incredibly lucky), but that’s why they get a cut, just in case. Odds are this will all die-down, but for the time being it’s funny to imagine D3 players as New York Stock Exchange brokers yelling about attack speed and damage modifiers.
Apparently the uDraw is so bad that there’s going to be some sort of legal investigation, according to Gamasutra. Apparently the company made some claims about the uDraw which were apparently “False and misleading.” In my opinion this isn’t really fair, unless THQ claimed that uDraw would be a horrible investment and be an enormous financial burden, everything they said was false and misleading.
Rockstar games have developed an amazing way of dealing with cheaters in Max Payne 3. Apparently if you get caught cheating you get thrown into a “cheaters pool” which I guess is like a sort of land of misfit toys for those who hack, mod, or use exploits to get ahead in multiplayer. I’m all for it as long as they don’t all band together and revolt in some way.
And finally, Gameinformer has the scoop on the latest Gears of War game, GoW: Judgment, specifically regarding some of the new characters we will be seeing. Apparently there were female CoGs before all of this started as well, just not in Gears 1 or 2. No, in those games they were only ever holding clip boards or relaying orders to the all male army. It’s good to see some diversity in our games, even when it doesn’t fit within the canon.