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[Forbes] Riot Games' League Of Legends Officially Becomes Most Played PC Game In The World

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According to a new list provided by DFC Intelligence in conjunction with Xfire, League of Legends gamers logged nearly 1.3 billion hours of gameplay. In second place was World of Warcraft, which despite some usage declines, still registered more than 600 million hours of gameplay (not including Asia).

When I played this game 2 years ago, no one knew what it was.

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Apparently, Forbes' article is actually inaccurate according to some League of Legends players on Reddit.
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Personally, I think they went overboard with "officially". Xfire is favored by some communities and disliked by others, so I wouldn't call this 95%+ accurate data. Also, games such as Starcraft II don't require VoIP anywhere near as much as full-on team games.

I don't doubt that LoL is the most popular PC game right now, but take those stats with a grain of salt.
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I'd rather call it very inaccurate data.

I had over 200 friends in wow, none of them used xfire (at that time).

Extrapolation from small sample can give wild results. Take a cup of water from the ocean. Any fish in it? No? No fish in the ocean either.
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Dota 2 will trash it.
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Minecraft made 3rd on their list, wow. (Dunno how complete the list is, but still)
 
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Dota 2 will trash it.

I really dk anymore, least in the USA. Riot games is pushing LoL, it's already huge, MLG is working with Riot to push it...so competitive wise it'll be a grudge match for a while. Where before I thought dota2 would simply kill it.
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Dota 2 will trash it.

Yea, there's already so much polish with this title, and such a large following... I'm not sure how accurate that is.
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Dota 2 will trash it.

That is what was said about HoN, and several other titles.......

Looks like we survived.

EDIT: I have always wondered why people think there is only room for one title in a genre, DoTA 2 offers things that LoL doesn't, and the other way as well. The same thing for Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 is said, and MW and BF.....

There is room for all, plenty of love to go around.
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Dota 2 will trash it.

I don't necessarily agree.

DOTA 2 isn't the exact same game. While differences are very slight, they are numerous. That and DOTA 2 is still in BETA... This is the equivalent of saying SWtOR is going to trash WoW. We all see how that ended up.

Not to mention the furious pace that Riot has been tweaking existing gameplay while at the same time adding a brand new champ every few weeks. That and they have 2-3 new maps with different gameplay in the works. A5M, and another HUGE 5v5 map.
 
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I don't necessarily agree.
DOTA 2 isn't the exact same game. While differences are very slight, they are numerous. That and DOTA 2 is still in BETA... This is the equivalent of saying SWtOR is going to trash WoW. We all see how that ended up.
Not to mention the furious pace that Riot has been tweaking existing gameplay while at the same time adding a brand new champ every few weeks. That and they have 2-3 new maps with different gameplay in the works. A5M, and another HUGE 5v5 map.

Think of it this way. Dota 2 is Dota 1 just better. The God Father of these type of games. WoW will probably get passed by another game until WoW 2 comes out.
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Oh gawd.. the plague is worse than I thought! about 500 or so students out of my highschool alone play it, and pretty much 90% of my friends play it, including some of the girls. Even my friends from other schools got hooked. Im gunna stand my ground, and hug BF3 gunner2.gif
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