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]

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

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When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...
Less than heroic.

12-year-old MOBA Heroes of Newerth has officially sunsetted

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After 12 years of operation, one of League of Legends' direct competitors has called it quits. Heroes of Newerth, which launched back in 2010, closed...

Hi-Rez unveils physics brawler Divine Knockout and SMITE-RuneScape collab

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Hi-Rez Studios was a part of the OTK Games Expo, a digital gaming celebration organized by streamers under the OTK Network banner, and it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 375: Mail call!

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag to discuss the Marvel MMO, unique MMO character names, the future of MMO tech, representation in MMOs, MMO account hassles, mobile EverQuest, better roleplay tools, and expansion forgetfulness.

League of Legends introduces the void champion Bel’Veth while Valorant answers community queries

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The lavender terror that is League of Legends' latest void champion is about to touch down in the MOBA. Riot Games introduced the Empress...

The MOP Up: Craftopia gets a rush from its bosses

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The ultimate PvE dungeon just arrived in Craftopia, challenging players to wade through the elite of the monster corps in an effort to gain...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

The MOP Up: SWG rogue server Empire in Flames celebrates five years

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Star Wars Galaxies: Empire in Flames rogue server celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. "Since the doors opened on May 4th 2017, EiF...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...

Russian Dota 2 esports player gets his team banned and his contract ended over support for Ukrainian invasion

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The gaming world has caught on to the symbolism of the letter Z already, so one has to wonder what was going through the...

Whatever happened to social MOBA MMO Project F4E?

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In an industry full of strictly delineated titles, it always catches our attention when a game throws everything into a pot and stirs vigorously....

Choose My Adventure: The quest for big punchy gloves in Albion Online

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I don’t know whether I was just hungry for a positive experience after last month’s series, I came to this game with a newfound...

SMITE promotes Rambo to god status

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It's official: Pop culture movie icon Rambo is now a god. Sort of. SMITE, no stranger to franchise cross-promotions, added a Rambo skin for its...

Greg ‘Ghostcrawler’ Street says the Riot MMO will likely be his ‘last major franchise’

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Riot Games' not-so-secret MMORPG is "likely" to be the last big game project that Executive Producer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street will work on in his...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

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While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...

Prime Gaming teams up with Blizzard to offer freebies for Overwatch, Hearthstone, WoW, and StarCraft

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Amazon Prime members are likely already very familiar with all of the free stuff they can claim for a wide variety of games, but...

The Stream Team: Eight years of SMITE is great

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Eight is great! Especially when we are talking about years of SMITE. The MOBA celebrates its eighth anniversary today, and Massively OP's MJ is...

SMITE’s latest update has a birthday celebration, a chibi robot battle pass, and a Heavenly Light event

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Looking for some events in SMITE? How about three of them? That's part of the MOBA's most recent update, kicking off a Heavenly Light...

Rogue Company launches a crossover with Rambo, SMITE swings the nerf hammer at mages

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Sure, maybe you like the character of Seeker in Rogue Company, but have you considered that perhaps he'd be better as Sylvester Stallone's blockbuster...

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