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It's a league made up of legends, and now it's available for Mac

Posted by: Ben Berry at 5/27/2010 9:31 PM
I like apple cider. I drink it whenever the weather turns nippy, and I sometimes even long for it in the summer. The rest of the summer I drink hard cider, preferably from BC Growers out of British Columbia. But the best cider right now is Cider Portability Engine the tool that is allowing developers to bring their PC games to Mac. This now includes League of Legends, the free-to-play MMO. It's not a game I've played yet (are there more MMO's than real games yet), but it does seem fairly popular. Plus, free is always the right price.


RIOT GAMES AND TRANSGAMING TO LAUNCH LEAGUE OF LEGENDS FOR MAC
 
Acclaimed Indie Video Game Developer and Publisher to Bring Its Award-Winning Online Multiplayer to Millions of Mac Gamers This Summer
 
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO — May 27, 2010 — Riot Games, a leading independent developer and publisher of premium online video games, announced that they are working with TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) to expand their debut title, League of LegendsTM, and releasing a version for the Mac that will be available for download this summer.The new Mac version of the online multiplayer strategy game, powered by TransGaming’s CiderTM Portability Engine, will bring millions of Mac owners the same fast-paced gaming action that more than one million PC gamers have enjoyed since the game launched in October 2009. 
 
“Millions of gamers across the world are accessing their gaming content on Macs but until now they have not been able to play League of Legends,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “The first competitive phase of the game will be kicking off this summer, and we’re excited that Mac gamers will also be able to participate and have a chance to vie for top prizes.”  
 
With TransGaming’s Cider Engine, the Mac version of League of Legends will have all the same game features as its award-winning PC counterpart. Players can download the game for free from www.leagueoflegends.com and, after a short installation, begin playing instantly. Artwork, graphics, in-game items and controls will remain the same in the Mac version, giving both PC and Mac gamers equal opportunity to compete in the game at high levels for free.
 
"League of Legends is an outstanding game and one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by Mac gamers everywhere who have been waiting for a premium free-to-play release," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming Inc. "League of Legendsrepresents TransGaming’s commitment to bring a breadth of exceptional video gaming entertainment to the Mac community."
 
League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, launched on October 27, 2009 in North America and Europe. It is a session-based, multiplayer online game where rival teams compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense of the Ancients, one of the world’s most popular player-made mods, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action. 
RIOT GAMES AND TRANSGAMING TO LAUNCH LEAGUE OF LEGENDS FOR MAC
 
Acclaimed Indie Video Game Developer and Publisher to Bring Its Award-Winning Online Multiplayer to Millions of Mac Gamers This Summer
 
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO — May 27, 2010 — Riot Games, a leading independent developer and publisher of premium online video games, announced that they are working with TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) to expand their debut title, League of LegendsTM, and releasing a version for the Mac that will be available for download this summer.The new Mac version of the online multiplayer strategy game, powered by TransGaming’s CiderTM Portability Engine, will bring millions of Mac owners the same fast-paced gaming action that more than one million PC gamers have enjoyed since the game launched in October 2009. 
 
“Millions of gamers across the world are accessing their gaming content on Macs but until now they have not been able to play League of Legends,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “The first competitive phase of the game will be kicking off this summer, and we’re excited that Mac gamers will also be able to participate and have a chance to vie for top prizes.”  
 
With TransGaming’s Cider Engine, the Mac version of League of Legends will have all the same game features as its award-winning PC counterpart. Players can download the game for free from www.leagueoflegends.com and, after a short installation, begin playing instantly. Artwork, graphics, in-game items and controls will remain the same in the Mac version, giving both PC and Mac gamers equal opportunity to compete in the game at high levels for free.
 
"League of Legends is an outstanding game and one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by Mac gamers everywhere who have been waiting for a premium free-to-play release," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming Inc. "League of Legendsrepresents TransGaming’s commitment to bring a breadth of exceptional video gaming entertainment to the Mac community."
 
League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, launched on October 27, 2009 in North America and Europe. It is a session-based, multiplayer online game where rival teams compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense of the Ancients, one of the world’s most popular player-made mods, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action.