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Meta: Meet Mo Mania the Third, coming to SUBtember this Saturday

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Whats better than a regular Mo stream? A Mo Mania stream-athon! (And a third one at that!) Meet...

SMITE’s design director confirms one more new god in 2020, outlines early plans for 2021’s Season 8

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If you're not among those who are following SMITE design director A.J. Walker on Twitter, then you might have missed a thread...

SMITE introduces the Japanese moon god Tsukuyomi in the latest update

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Yesterday has seen the moon shine over SMITE as the Japanese moon god Tsukuyomi has officially landed to the game. This new character...

SMITE is adding Tsukuyomi the Japanese moon god to the roster in August

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The Japanese pantheon in the MOBA SMITE is about to grow by one more this August as Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the...

Hi-Rez’s squad-based multiplayer shooter Rogue Company enters paid beta on EGS

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Last time we peeked in on Rogue Company, the multiplayer shooter coming out of Hi-Rez's internal First Watch Games label, we were given...

The Stream Team: Checking out Avatar avatars in SMITE

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Have you ever wanted to be in Avatar The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra? While you can't become a part of the...
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...

SMITE introduces new character skins from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

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It appears that the developers of SMITE are continuing to reach into the well of fiction for additions to the game. Starting in...

The MOP Up: Niantic halts plan to discontinue Pokemon Go on old mobile devices

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This month, Pokemon Go announced that it was discontinuing support for 32-bit Android mobile devices, mostly devices released prior to 2015, including the...

SMITE suspends 5,000 accounts due to racist chat

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The chat box of an MMO was never meant to be a safe haven for racists, but with the protests across the US calling...

Cthulhu is coming to SMITE in June

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A lot of the time, Cthulhu seems to arrive in a more sneaky and sinister manner, imposing influence slowly over the course of time...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

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Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones,...

Massively Overthinking: Canaries in the MMO coal mine

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A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, reader Danny posed us such a provocative question that we said right then we were...

The MOP Up: Star Sonata 2 reboots the universe

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If you've been playing Star Sonata 2, you need to prepare yourself for the end of the universe -- and the start of...

The MOP Up: Darkfall Rise of Agon heats up

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No, Darkfall Rise of Agon's map up there didn't just contract chicken pox; that's a "heat map" showing all of the bloodthirsty...

The Stream Team: Happy 6th birthday SMITE

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Today SMITE turns six years old, and Massively OP's MJ is ready to celebrate with some carnage! She's jumping in for a few arena...

Desert Oasis: How Pearl Abyss can guarantee Shadow Arena succeeds

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Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game...

Coronavirus leads to E3’s cancellation, plus SMITE and Pokemon Go postpone events

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Update: The ESA has now made it official. We've included the press release at the end of this article. If you thought it was strange...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about MMO cross-promotions?

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Whether it's sanctioned or not, the tradition of MMOs taking any opportunity to draw upon the popularity of other entertainment mediums has been around...

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