moba

MOBAs are multiplayer online battle arenas, PvP-centric, non-persistent online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. We formerly categorized MOBAs as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our Multiplayer category for other multiplayer online games that aren’t fully massive. [Follow the MOBA tag’s RSS feed]

Circuits and Shields is an indie ‘modern gamers MOBA’ heading to Kickstarter

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Circuits and Shields came across our desk this weekend: It's an in-development MOBA from novice developer Koza Games, with an elevator pitch promising a "modern...

Gamigo’s next big thing is a 4v4 MOBA hybrid called Skydome

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Gamigo's parent company's last investor report promised "an increased number of game launches on the roadmap for 2021," and now we know what...

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

The MOP Up: Skyforge takes Switch players to the moon

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Earlier this year, Nintendo Switch users were treated to a full-fledged MMORPG with the launch of Skyforge on the platform. Now, Skyforge is taking...

Not So Massively roundup: PUBG Lite’s sunset, Astroneer’s compass, SMITE’s Gilgamesh

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Welcome back to our occasional roundup of what's going on in multiplayer games that aren't really MMORPGs! There's actually a ton of news this...

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

The Stream Team: Celebrating seven years of SMITE

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SMITE commemorates its seventh birthday today, and Massively OP's MJ is ready to celebrate with the gods! And the fact that pets are invited...
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SMITE marks its seventh anniversary with a four month-long event, new battle pass, and 15 days of gifts

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It's the seventh birthday of SMITE, and that means a whole lot of partying going on in the MOBA. The headline attraction of the...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: The wide umbrella of MMOs and online gaming subgenres

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Let's be realistic here, "MMO" as a term covers a whole lot of different game styles. I know this is a particular topic that...

Alienware cut its League of Legends esports sponsorships short over ongoing Riot Games scandals

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Last month, we covered yet another sexual harassment lawsuit swirling around Riot Games, this one a wrongful termination suit from a former executive assistant...

Black Desert just revealed the new Sage class on its afternoon stream

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On its splashy reveal stream this afternoon, Pearl Abyss took the wraps off the latest playable class in Black Desert: The Sage. "Armed with the...

MMO Business Roundup: Theorycraft, My.Games, the FIFA fixing lawsuit, and Roblox’s latest concert

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Theorycraft: Could you found a new games studio on $37.5M? Yeah, probably. A bunch...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Final Fantasy enters the battle royale genre with Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier in 2021

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To say that Square Enix is late to the battle royale party might be something of an understatement considering the genre's juggernauts, but then...

The MOP Up: Dauntless dials up the dazzle

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Patch 1.5.4 roared right into the online monster slayer Dauntless this past week, giving players a non-RNG way to grab desired Behemoth dyes. Also, the...

SuperData says WoW’s player count is already ‘back to normal levels’ post-Shadowlands

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How fast did the gaming world get over Cyberpunk 2077? One month, according to SuperData's latest revenue rankings. While CDPR's sprawling RPG dominated the...

Riot Games starts hiring ‘a raid team’ of devs for its Runeterra MMORPG

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Riot Games put out an open call for "a lot of people" to join "a pretty big raid team" of developers working on the...

Project Haven is a developing PvE co-op MOBA that seeks to create ‘friendshipping’ gameplay

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Making friends in MMOs is one of the best parts of our genre, but sometimes those connections can feel tenuous at best. The devs...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...

The MOP Up: Apex Legends Mobile is on the way

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The multi-platform hit Apex Legends is finally making the jump to mobile. Droid Gamers reported that Tencent and Respawn are working on a phone...

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