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Post by Eorl @ 12:42pm 21/01/14 | 4 Comments
A new report from SuperData (via GamesIndustry) has put Riot Games' popular and lucrative free-to-play MOBA title League of Legends' revenue for 2013 at $624 million, a huge income win for the company.

Oddly enough though, SuperData notes that this wasn't the highest grossing title of 2013, with that win going to CrossFire, an online shooter from the South Korean developer SmileGate that earned $957 million. Other noteworthy contenders include Blizzard, which earned $213 million from microtransactions alone, a sizeable chunk considering it still requires users to pay a monthly sub fee to play. Follow the link for the full report.

In related League of Legends news, reports are coming in from the UK forums that some users are experiencing issues in trying to download the game's patches thanks to the UK’s new anti-porn filter (thanks VG247).

According to a forum post, the problem seems to be stemming from somewhat unfortunately named variables that include the word "sex", something that the new filter picks up instantly and blocks without question. Those in question include “VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj” and “XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj”.

While the obvious question is why exactly a filter is so overzealous as to ban the word sex, users have reported that solutions include getting a friend to download the patch, opting out of the filter or whitelisting the files.












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Dazhel
Posted 01:07pm 21/1/14
users have reported that solutions include getting a friend to download the patch, opting out of the filter or whitelisting the files.

I only see workarounds there. A solution would involve making bucket loads of noise about why such invasive filters are harmful in order to get them removed.
Trauma
Posted 06:56pm 21/1/14
Really, sex is insta blocked..... what the fuck is wrong with the world.
Jim
Posted 07:19pm 21/1/14
I've not encountered the filter yet, I had virginmedia broadband for 2.5 years and just recently changed to BT due to moving to an area virginmedia don't service. I saw the section for it in the BT control panel and it's opt-in - so it probably depends on the ISP
Nerf Stormborn
Posted 07:56pm 21/1/14
Keep in mind that those free-to-play numbers were entirely estimates, valve doesn't release their data, nor do I think do SWTOR or WoW.
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