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]

ARK Survival Evolved-inspired voxel sandbox PixARK is launching May 31

It's been a year since Snail Games' survival-centric voxelbox PixARK hit early access, but its time in testing is almost up: The company...

Exclusive: MMORPG Astellia Online deep-dives its Warrior and Scholar classes

Korean-born Astellia has been hovering on the horizon for the last few years of its development as Barunson E&A - the majority...

Heroes of the Storm is picking up another famous WoW character: Anduin Wrynn

The rumors were true: Anduin Wrynn is on his way to Heroes of the Storm, yet another Warcraft icon to make that...
You say that like it's a bad thing.

Heroes of the Storm player arrested for making terrorism threats in chat

On today's episode of Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes, a Heroes of the Storm player has been arrested and charged with making...

Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch

Today, Wargaming's ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us...

Roblox grows to 90 million players, does a crossover with WWE for some reason

Sporting a player population that Fortnite and League of Legends could only dream of attaining, global game platform Roblox announced

SMITE’s Darkness Falls update buffs new player experience, reworks assault map

It's lights out in SMITE as its Darkness Falls update has gone live, bringing with it some changes to the new player experience,...
And sometimes there are... different issues.

Perfect Ten: How to determine whether an IP would make a good MMO

A few weeks back, fellow writer Justin talked about cartoons from the '80s that would make for good MMOs. In some cases I...

The Stream Team: A fifth birthday bash for SMITE

Massively OP's MJ may not have been able to commemorate SMITE's fifth anniversary yesterday, but that doesn't mean she won't celebrate. She's just extending...
Definitely a nadir, then.

Heroes of the Storm yanks the cash option for lockboxes in its latest test patch

You can buy lockboxes right now in Heroes of the Storm, but with the current patch in testing on the game's test server, you...

Superdata February 2019: EA’s Apex Legends and Anthem crushed it as Blizzard fumbled

If you were wondering exactly how Apex Legends stacks up against Fortnite since the former's debut earlier this year, SuperData's February...

Space MUD Starmourn adds Bounty Hunters, new zones, and more

How is it that there's a gigantic new space MMO with a dozen playable races, starship combat, exploration, trading, and even hacking on the...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

The MOP Up: Aion’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring

The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom over at Aion Europe, with this spring festival offering a hero trial, a "topsy-turvy"...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

Heroes of the Storm discusses ranked mode and hero changes in an AMA

Considering the rollback in operations for the MOBA Heroes of the Storm, fans were very likely eager to hear from the game's...

The MOP Up: MapleStory goes to the arcade

If you're playing MapleStory, chances are that you're not too prim and proper to enjoy some goofy fun. So pop in a quarter...
On the plus side, no one has blamed the press for this one, so that's like something promising.

Artifact continues to hemorrhage players as fans plead for a sign from Valve

Hey, let's talk about Artifact! When last we checked in with Valve's digital card game (the first new game from the studio since...

Watch the rise and fall of the most popular Steam games of the last four years

For those of us who are visual learners (or heck, bar chart fanatics - and you know who you are), there's an interesting animated gif...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...

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