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]

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds by the Paladins, Warframe, and AdventureQuest 3D communities

Here we go again with the "games are evil" nonsense, right? We've had that agenda pushed in our faces before, and Massively Uplifting...

Rust’s latest update brings a resource-harvesting excavator online

In survival sandboxes, it's all about them resources, and I'm hard-pressed to think anything would be better at harvesting resources than a gigantic rig...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 takes everyone to the zoo

Everyone likes free stuff, right? And anyone with a soul loves the zoo, too! It is probably a smart marketing tactic, then, that

Warframe’s Dog Days summer event lets Tenno play with water guns for goodies

The world of Warframe is pretty dire and depressing, what with all of the enemy factions and plains full of gigantic monstrosities, so...
Come on, guys, we have at least ONE of these characters, right?

Heroes of the Storm introduces its second original character with Qhira

It's time for another character to roll into Heroes of the Storm, and once again she's an original character who has appeared in...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

MMO Business Roundup: Video game gambling, toxicity, post-lawsuit reconciliation, and successful UX design

Welcome back to another mish-mash roundup of MMO-business-related happenings that just don't fit in anywhere else. To wit: On game gambling: Remember the bizarrely bad...

OARPG Pagan Online leaves early access (and bumps up its price) on August 27

This summer, Wargaming and Mad Head Games have been focused on their roadmap for upcoming OARPG Pagan Online, an "intense action RPG"...

SuperData June 2019: WoW’s back in the top 10 as Overwatch players have spent $1B on in-game content

There's good news for MMOs in the June SuperData video games global revenue charts, most notably the fact that a "real" MMORPG has...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Would you try a single-player spinoff of The Division 2, or are you happy with it as it is?

Over the weekend, multiple game devs, including The Division 2's creative director, floated the idea of a "single player narrative driven spin off"...
Hot!

Heroes of the Storm’s latest balance patch buffs everyone’s movement speed

The latest balance patch for Heroes of the Storm has arrived, and it starts by making everyone faster. No, really, everyone has...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

Jordan bans PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, plans to ban Fortnite and others

The Jordanian government has announced that the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has officially banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. According to a report from Jordanian...

Hi-Rez Studios announces the launch of UK-based Red Beard Games

It looks like Hi-Rez Studios is making sure the plural in its name is relevant. The company announced the launch of Red Beard...
Celebration of whatever.

More eyeballs lingered on League of Legends than Fortnite this year – so far

So, battle royale - was it just a fad? Probably not, or at least, if it is, it's not even close to being...
Pagan-tastic, I guess.

Pagan Online has big plans for its early access development this summer

OARPG fans have been keeping a keen eye on Pagan Online since its official announcement last year. Developed by Mad Head Games...

League of Legends is blocked in Iran and Syria due to US embargo laws

The politics of the real world have impeded the possible solace or distraction of a video game. It appears that League of Legends...

SuperData May 2019: Overwatch returns to the top 10 as battle royales duke it out

We're nearing the end of June, and you know what that means: It's time for SuperData to peek back at the global revenue...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

One Shots: Larger than life

If there is one thing that MMORPGs are able to do regularly and impressively, it is to give us a sense of massive scale....

PixARK has officially left early access and launched on PC and console, including the Switch

Is it weird to launch a game on a Friday? Maybe so, but that's just how PixARK rolls: Snail Games is launching the...

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