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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]

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Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being...
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Blizzard scales back Heroes of the Storm development cadence, esports, and dev team

If you wondered how Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm was performing, today's announcement should serve as a pretty good clue it's...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.
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Valve bans a toxic Dota 2 pro after his team takes insufficient action

Herein lies the problem for Valve running Dota 2: The company doesn't want to actually provide any rules or guidelines or moderation for the...

The Stream Team: Experiencing Celestial Domination in SMITE

Right before HRX, the newest SMITE adventure opened up, and Massively OP's MJ has not been able to jump into it -- until now!...

Experience Hi-Rez Expo Fall 2018 through pictures

Perhaps one of the saddest things to me about the Hi-Rex Expo's change in time and location this year was that I was...

Hi-Rez Expo 2017: SMITE’s Corrupted Arena, adventures, and never saying never to an MMO

The Hi-Rez Expo's fall debut is over. The SMITE champions have been crowned. Switch and cross-platform play was announced. Upcoming gods were revealed....

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam,...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Looking for lore and more in all Paladins places

Let's cut to the chase: There was quite a bit to learn and celebrate about Paladins during the Hi-Rez Expo this fall. Announcements,...

Valve’s Artifact is live to ‘reimagine’ the online TCG genre

Trading card game fans know the name Richard Garfield well. The man created the legendary Magic: The Gathering back in the early 1990s, but...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Introducing Paladins’ dragon mage, Imani

What is a fantasy game without mages and dragons? With the next champion revealed at Hi-Rez Expo, the fantasy shooter Paladins will be...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: SMITE and Paladins form community leadership councils for feedback

Wouldn't it be nice if players had a direct line to devs to deliver feedback? Hi-Rez is launching a new initiative to ensure just...

Hi-Rez Expo: SMITE’s new arena, Avalon, and a hands-on with Switch

One thing I can say about the Hi-Rez Expo is that no matter what time of year the studio has it, it's always...

The Stream Team: Starring in SMITE’s new arena (plus giveaway)

Hi-Rez surprised Massively OP's MJ by opening the brand-new arena up during the Expo -- when she couldn't really stop to play it! Although...

Revelation Online gets a MOBA mode with today’s Mythical Conflict update

Bet you forgot all about Revelation Online, but My.com sure didn't. In fact, it's getting a hefty update complete with a... MOBA mode....
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The MOP Up: Star Trek Online engages Battle at the Binary Stars

Continuing with its push deeper into the Age of Discovery arc, Star Trek Online has warped in the Battle at the Binary...

Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues

Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the...

SuperData: Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty dominate October as Blizzard titles slip

Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 killed it (and the horse it rode in on) in October. According to SuperData's...

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