Nerd Bacon is now on Flickr! Here's our chance to share awesome pictures with you guys: rare consoles, huge collections, and maybe a few other things you've never seen are in store. Visit Nerd Bacon @ Flickr now! And check back often as we continue to add new pics from our members!

Nerd Bacon is endeavoring to bring you more news than ever before! Visit our NEWS SECTION to stay up-to-date with the gaming world!

Bacon Bits

No updates in past 7 days!

Ever wanted to know what our senior members are up to in their spare time? Want to get to know our writers a little better? Then take a look at our brand new Bacon Bits: The Baconeer Blogs and see what they have to say!

MEMBERS AREA Updated August 1st.

Navigation by WebRing.

Random Articles


Twitch Schedule

The Watchman's Retro Weekend
Saturdays @ Noon EST

Join The Watchman every Saturday for the best retro arcade and console games.

Special Events

None at this time

Be sure to subscribe and keep watch for emails about special streams.


What's Shakin' at the Bacon

The WatchmanThe Watchman Owner

Don't forget - This Sunday is the NerdBacon Game of the Year Awards Spectacular! - 8pm EST on

nerdberryNerdberry Owner

Hope everyone is safe during these hurricanes and wildfires! Irma and Harvey are total b-holes.

elder grapeVariand Owner

Framework and several plugins updated. Several issues fixed. Let me or other admins know if you find goofy stuff

InfiniteKnifeInfiniteKnife Twitch

Thinking of doing a stream series soon. The theme: Retro games I never beat as a kid and want to try again. Thoughts?

Sign in to update your status

Recent Comments

  • TestPatient: Great album review/article! I found the album eagerly anticipating Holy Wood as well! I agree completely. It’s fantastic.……
  • Greedfall: They have released a new (short) teaser video on their Facebook page. The game looks absolutely stunning, let's hope that……
  • Nips
    Nips: Many thanks! I would be really excited to see a sequel, or even a spiritual successor that might tackle a……
  • Roy Hartsell: I hope Carolina Pride doesn't stop curing their bacon the way they do. Lately their bacon has gone from raw……
  • Roy Hartsell: My bacon is starting to burn before it gets done. Smithfield must have bought them!!!…
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: really excellent review Papa Nips! Probably your finest review too! This game does look awesome, and the 4 vinyl soundtrack……
  • Marie Stone: I tried this and had a complaint about uneven slices. Some were very thick while others were very thin, within……
  • Åskblad: Great and objective review, I like it! I'm not very fond of the mainstream Nintendo fanboyism, however you're entirely right;……
League of Legends – Mac

League of Legends – Mac

Platform: Mac

Release Date: October 27, 2009

Developer/Publisher: Riot Games

Genre: RTS 

Nerd Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Reviewed by Budroo

lol 1

L.A. Staples Center full of gamers, CRAZY-excited to witness the 2013 League of Legends World Championship

League of Legends is piping hot right now; some of the best known developers are working on it every day in order to satisfy millions of gamers. It’s technically a MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) which is a sub-genre of RTS (Real-time strategy) games. It exemplifies a growing demand for eSports worldwide. Last year, the League of Legends World Championship was hosted at the Staples Center in LA. Tickets sold out an hour after they went on sale.

The gameplay is beyond exciting. It’s a bloody battle out there. I love the mix of cognitive strategy and primal intensity in League of Legends. One minute, you’re debating with your team about which move to make next. The next minute, you’re going balls to the wall in a full team face-off.

It’s a fight to get kills for most of the game, with the ending being the destruction of either team’s Nexus. The Nexus is just another word for base. The Nexus is located where you spawn in the beginning of the match, respawn after death or teleport back to to buy equipment.

Killing minions, neutral jungle monsters, turrets, champions and inhibitors generates gold. The more gold you acquire, the better the items you can purchase. Stocking your champion with top tier weaponry allows you to push further into enemy territory.  

Take note of the image below, it’s the most popular League of Legends map called “Summoner’s Rift”. The top, mid and bottom lanes are where minions travel toward after they automatically spawn from each team’s Nexus. The jungle areas are where neutral monsters reside. They can be killed for experience, gold and even buffs. The inhibitors are prime targets. Teams destroy enemy inhibitors in order to automatically spawn super minions. The Nexuses are located behind all the defenses. Destroying the Nexus is the final objective.


In League of Legends, you get six slots in your inventory for items and one slot for a trinket. An example of a trinket is a ward that can be set down to reveal a small area  on the map for a few minutes. A general strategy is to buy four offensive items and two defensive items by end-game.
Inventory Layout: 6 items, 1 trinket
lol 4
The diverse number of champions to choose from makes League of Legends worth playing. Each champion is unique in its own way. They all have five abilities. One ability is passive, three are active and one is ultimate. Some champions’ abilities grant passive bonuses. For example, Sivir, a marksman champion, has an ultimate ability called “On the Hunt” that increases her movement speed. Even when she doesn’t cast “On the Hunt”, she gets a passive attack speed bonus from it.
As you can see, there are plenty of champions to choose from. Which one fits you?
lol 5
There are six types of champions in League of Legends. The assassin is high damage, low health. Assassins are known to come into a heated battle, take out one or two enemies quickly and then back away. The marksman is similar to the assassin. It’s fragile and deals a lot of damage, but at a range. The Mage is just the same. It can deal immense damage but only with protection from enemies. Fighters lead the team into battle, taking a lot of the initial heat while assassin and marksmen allies go to town on enemies. Tanks are similar to fighters except they take more damage and deal less. Support champions play a subtler role than others. Teams count on them to heal, boost, inhibit enemies and reveal the map.
Brand: this mage blows up the battlefield
lol 6
Whichever champion you choose, remember to play smartly. Don’t  feed  the enemy (die carelessly). That allows your enemy to become increasingly stronger, eventually to a point where you can’t win. Aim for low deaths, high assists and let the kills come naturally. Collaborate with your teammates to seize opportunities when they come.
The pursuit of becoming a better League of Legends player motivates me to play all the time. I hope you find the same passion for this game.
Don’t forget to add me on League of Legends… username: MECHBless
lol 7

Written by Nerd Bacon

Nerd Bacon


Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *