dota

Official Site: DotA (Wikipedia Entry)
Studio: PlayDota.com
Launch Date: 2003
Genre: Fantasy MOBA
Business Model: F2P
Platform: PC, Mac

End-of-Year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs going into 2021

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It is only natural that, when you are shopping around for a different MMORPG to play, to consider the health of potential play candidates....

New survey points to increase in hate and harassment in online multiplayer games

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The behavior of people in online games does not appear to be improving for the better. According to national survey results from the...
This is obviously someone else's fault.

Dota 2’s summer event mode, Aghanim’s Labyrinth, is a new roguelike spin on the game

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Have you ever been sitting down to play Dota 2 and found yourself saying to an empty room, "This is fun, but I...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

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Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

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This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

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The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...

GDC Summer, Dota 2’s The International, and Fortnite’s World Cup suffer fresh setbacks thanks to the pandemic

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More bad news for gaming convention-goers and esports fans: Everything is canceled. OK, not everything, but a lot. And not canceled, but postponed or...

MMO Business Roundup: Warcraft modding, Valve source code leaks, and Nvidia goes good

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Warcraft modding: Polygon has an interesting explainer up on Blizzard's recent changes to...

SuperData March 2020: Digital games spending sets achieves new highs thanks to COVID-19

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Back in in March, when SuperData was discussing February's monthly gaming revenue numbers, the analysis firm noted that COVID-19 hadn't yet had much...

Steam hits a new peak of 20 million concurrent users thanks to quarantines and social distancing

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It's very likely that global quarantines caused by the novel coronavirus have helped matters, but regardless of the reason, Steam concurrency numbers hit...

MMO Business Roundup: Valve is shopping around Dota 2’s top tourney

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Time for another quick roundup of a bunch of MMO-adjacent businessy stories that were drowning in our busy Thursday newsroom! The International: Valve is...

Visions of N’Zoth boosted World of Warcraft subs, but it’s lost tons since WoW Classic’s 2019 peak

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SuperData's January 2020 games industry revenue rankings are up, with only mild shakeups since December 2019. On the PC side, Red Dead...

The MOP Up: Runes of Magic helps you catch up

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You might or might not be aware that last December, Runes of Magic rolled out new "catch up" servers that allow players to level...
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Blizzard limits Warcraft III: Reforged’s custom game scene as players complain over missing features

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We don't know how closely you've been following the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged, but it is not Happy Fun Times over in...

Steam’s top sellers of 2019 include several MMORPGs and MMOs

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Steam's top sellers list for 2019 is out, and sitting prominently among the big money makers for the digital storefront are a number...

SuperData October 2019: League of Legends is back on top as console and PC trend downward

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SuperData's October 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is up today, and if you were hoping the PC and console...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

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The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...
I got your thing.

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

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Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

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As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

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I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a...

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