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]

Elder Scrolls Online teases the challenges and rewards of Wrathstone’s Frostvault dungeon, coming next week

We're barreling on toward the PC launch of Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone DLC next week, and if indeed you'll be picking up...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

Not So Massively: SMITE’s 6.1 update, RUST minicopters, World War Z’s launch date, and Battlerite’s F2P trailer

The Not So Massively games are piling up, so let's knock 'em out real quick here with the return of our old NSM...
Simultaneously a peak and a nadir.

Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...

Star Wars: The Old Republic battles the mother of all bugs next week

Even in a galaxy far, far away, pest control is an issue. Of course, this being Star Wars: The Old Republic, those pests...

A Hi-Rez staffer has been arrested for alleged solicitation of sex with a minor in major sting op

Didn't expect to be catching this post tonight: Apparently a Hi-Rez employee has been arrested along with 20 other men accused of soliciting sex...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...
We can't go anywhere!

Battle Bards Episode 137: League of Legends’ hero themes

What’s your hero’s theme? If you play League of Legends, you know the answer to that already, because every hero in that game...
Even-handed.

Perfect Ten: MMO arguments we need to put down

You know what I hate? No, not just botting. No, not people with more cash to spend on game development than sense about whether...

The MOP Up: SoulWorker introduces Chii Aruel

There's a new character on the horizon for SoulWorker, and her name is Chii Aruel. The studio hasn't said much about her just...

SMITE launches early access closed beta on the Switch ahead of planned full cross-progression

The 30 million people who've played SMITE on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4 are welcoming a whole new generation of Nintendo Switch gamers...
Looking forward to adding homegirl.

Heroes of the Storm professionals file lawsuit against former team owner over withheld payments

Five members of the now-defunct professional Heroes of the Storm team Naventic have filed a lawsuit against the team's former owner, James Ross...

The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...

Galaxicus lets you choose your own adventure between MMO and MOBA

So what's your poison: space MMO or space MOBA? Either way, you'll find that the up-and-coming Galaxicus wants to sate your interstellar appetite....

Stewart Chisam will replace Erez Goren as CEO of SMITE company Hi-Rez Studios

Multiplayer online game company Hi-Rez Studios is seeing a leadership shuffle this week, as the man who's been CEO for 14 years is...
lol

Riot tackles toxic corporate culture with updated company values

In the wake of the gender-discrimination and sexual-harassment scandal that has plagued Riot Games for the past year -- which last month...

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