One billion games of League of Legends played

Gavin Townsley at

It's crazy what you can find lurking in the twitterverse. Yesterday I saw a kitten hugging a squirrel, today one billion games of League of Legends have been played. Wait, what?

Christina Norman, a designer at Riot, tweeted the above image earlier today. It's since been removed, but the photo shows a real-time tracker of LoL's data at the game's studio. I wonder how many creep kills that equals? The free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena has been happily smashing champions, minions, and turrets together since 2009. Don't forget to check out our championroundtables anytime a new champion is released.

How to install custom League of Legends skins

Josh Augustine at

Too fashion-forward to allow your League of Legends champions to get caught wearing the same 'ol attire day after day? Start the new year with a fresh look! In this Protip, Josh demonstrates how to find and install custom League of Legends skins to make your champions the best-dressed little warriors on the block. Check out the introduction above, and watch Josh's complete instructions in the consecutive videos, as well as a rundown of the PC Gamer US office favorites...