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Mindless bots, I believe it's fair to say, are a scourge in team-based competitive games like League of Legends. Fraud is also, um, not cool. By revamping LoL's refer-a-friend program, Riot is hoping to squash both with one giant fly swatter.
Originality in video games is overrated. The game shamelessly borrows its combat from the Batman: Arkham series, but it also introduced the "nemesis system," which is one of the most provocative and original ideas I've seen in a long time.
Almost every shooter that's come out in the past decade has had to acknowledge the meteoric rise of Call of Duty and the fast-paced, twitchy sort of competitive gameplay it's popularised. Now, that influence seems to be slowly fading.