If League of Legends had existed 20 years ago, maybe the ads for it would have looked something like this. Then again, if you had a ’90s computer with ’90s Internet, it would probably have taken you about 15 minutes just to load the one-minute ad.

That said, the ad isn’t quite accurate. League requires 8 GB of hard drive space. A high-density 3.5″ floppy disk can contain 1.44 MB of data, requiring 5,556 disks, a little more than the “thousand-disk installation package.” And there’s no way a dog could play League; how would it know when to scream at its teammates when they mess up? You can’t pee on someone through the Internet.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. killakingkrow on February 26, 2015

    Hey you ass! we had fukin cd’s in the 90’s not just floppys. And ftw. rts are still played, just like moba’s are still played. In fact back in the 90’s when warcraft 3 started their lil “moba” mod everybody hated it with a passion. if league came out in the 90’s… truthfully it would’ve died with it.

  2. chang on February 22, 2015

    i make this video see how i didnt do research and no clue when floppy disks and cd were used

    i am noob suck ass at lol so i hate on it cause i a chang dum dum dummy retard

  3. Reich on February 21, 2015

    They are really just writing random crap so they can pass themselves as an “active” gaming journalist website? Quite pathetic

    • Kettle say HELLO to pot. on February 22, 2015

      One post and you pass this judgement? Get over yourself. “Quite pathetic.” If you’re going to say something negative about a site or any type of service, you can say it in a way that helps, like: “I don’t like this post because it just feels like you’re adding ‘fluff’ to the website to seem active. You should just put out less content, as long as its good.”

      • Kettle say hello to my di(k. on February 23, 2015

        One post and you take it up the a$$? Get over yourself. ‘Quite h0.mo”. If you’re going to say something negative about ho.mos or any type of h0.mos, you can say it in a way that doesn’t help, like: “I don’t like you que3rs because it just feels like you’re a dirty fruitcup adding your que3r to the website to seem like you matter. You should just go die in a fire cause you’re a dirty [email protected]!”

        • SomeonesMadIsItYou? on February 23, 2015

          can’t even take some criticism. LOL someone is acting like a little child.

  4. Not on February 21, 2015

    Nothing, game would have still been shit anyway. Besides, no dota, no League. Dota> League.

    • notmyname on February 25, 2015

      no warhammer 30k, no warcraft, no dota.

  5. Arieswar on February 21, 2015

    Funny tought and what?!
    To be honest back in the day people dreamt about moba’s its stated on many places that some of the developers behind these games sat there with the 90’s RTs games and tought we want more..

    That being sayd im sad MOBA’s went popular when i really would like a full scale RTS game take some place aswell.. you know there are people that likes RTS just the way it was.

  6. blah on February 21, 2015

    This passes as news now?

  7. Alokin on February 20, 2015

    WWIII

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