Riot: 1% of League of Legends EU players are ‘toxic’

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League of Legends developer Riot Games says just one per cent of its player base in Europe West (EUW) is ‘toxic’ or abusive towards other users.

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Who reigns supreme in the battle between Google Play and Apple’s IOS App Store?

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The smartphone is now the mobile device of choice for people across much of the world, and this also means that ever-increasing numbers are downloading apps to use on them. The big rivals in this area are Google Play, which provides apps like games apps such as casino games as Gaming Club, MMORPG’s, entertainment, etc. professional apps, useful apps, social networks and so on all for Android smartphone users, and the App Store, which is for Apple phones. In many ways there is little between them – they even launched within a few months of one another in 2008 – but which of them is leading the mobile app market?

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Review: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Keyboard and Mouse

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There are plenty of expensive gaming keyboard, mice, mouse mats and other accessories on the market for you to blow hundreds of pounds on, but there aren’t many budget-priced products that perform well and look the real deal to boot.

Cooler Master’s CM Storm keyboard and mouse double pack is a breath of fresh air then, priced at just £29.99. But should you buy it?

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EGX 2015 show ditches London Earls Court for Birmingham NEC

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EGX – the UK consumer games show formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo – is leaving London Earls Court venue behind next year for the Birmingham NEC.

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ESL to host $250,000 CS:GO tournament

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Esports event organiser ESL is again gathering the best Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams from around the world to fight for a community funded prize pool of $250,000.

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Quick look: Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)

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If you were a child in the early 1990’s, the chances are you either owned or played a Sega Mega Drive.

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Is World Cup Brazil better than FIFA 14?

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The annual release of the latest incarnation of the FIFA simulation is a highlight of the gaming calendar. This year’s version, FIFA 14, has been received with the requisite fanfare. In fact, many fans have expressed the opinion that FIFA 14 eclipses its keen rival Pro Evo 14, making it the top dog when it comes to football gaming. But what are the differences between this and the new World Cup game for Xbox 360 and PS3 – and which one is better?

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Hearthstone: Mage secret / ice deck for beginners’ ranked matches

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If like me you have started playing ranked matches in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and you’re looking for a basic deck to quickly get past the first few ranks, why not give this mage secret/ice focused deck a look?

It’s super fun to play, pretty simple to build and got us from the bottom rank (25) to rank 20 in a few hours (with a six-win streak). And if you use it to reach rank 20 by the end of April, you’ll unlock a cool Pandaria card back for your troubles. This deck costs just over 1,000 arcane dust to make.

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Eight ways to handle online gaming trolls

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Trolling, griefing, flaming… call it what you like, but it all boils down to generally being a dick. With tons of popular online games around today like Call of Duty (CoD), FIFA and League of Legends (LoL), it seems there are more trolls spouting abuse in online games than ever before.

There are already a lot of ‘how to deal with trolls’ guides out there online, but I’ve found that many are convoluted, with surprisingly little advice or proper examples of effective comebacks that you can actually use. I’ve played with a hell of a lot of gaming trolls over the years, and in that time I’ve learnt how to deal with their whining ways. Here’s a concise guide with eight quick tips for dealing with trolls in video games.

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Thief tips: How to be a master thief

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Want to know some advanced tips for Thief – the new game for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC?

Here’s our advice on how to be a master thief.

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