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]

The MOP Up: Skyforge gets toxic (in a good way)

Just because the newest area in Skyforge is described as a "toxic wasteland" doesn't mean that you should change your vacation plans. Gullible...

The MOP Up: Mortal Online’s meaning of Christmas

What is Christmas like in a brutal and bloody sandbox MMORPG? To answer that, you'll need to head to Mortal Online for a first-hand...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Past Fate, Rulers of the Sea, Legend of Mir Eternal, Dragon Raja, Fantasy Earth Genesis

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent games you've (probably) never heard of - or have totally forgotten about until now! First up:...

Riot Games opens Riot Forge to publish ‘bespoke’ League of Legends IP games

If you watched Riot Games' presentation of its upcoming titles this past fall and wondered why it wasn't branching out into every genre...

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big...
To most people, that's actual money.

Riot Games will pay $10 million to settle its ‘bro culture’ gender discrimination lawsuit

Back in August, the LA Times reported that Riot Games had agreed to settle the class-action discrimination lawsuit lodged against it. The suit...
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Heroes of the Storm rolls out Deathwing to its test server

We're so sorry, Heroes of the Storm players; the arrival of Deathwing means doom and destruction. Fortunately, it seems likely that his approach will...

SuperData October 2019: League of Legends is back on top as console and PC trend downward

SuperData's October 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is up today, and if you were hoping the PC and console...

Hi-Rez Expo announces new champions and updates for SMITE and Paladins

Fans of Hi-Rez Studios' big titles were in for a treat at this year's Hi-Rez Expo as it had a little bit of something...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.
Well well well, how the turntable.

Tencent made bank in Q3 2019 thanks to mobile – not PC – games

While companies like Blizzard are seeing severe revenue drops this quarter and other MMO companies are trudging along, Tencent is having a rather...
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J....

First impressions: Overwatch on the Switch is mostly just Overwatch Mobile

Before Blizzard's bit of October unpleasantness, I was genuinely excited for the Switch release of Overwatch, though somewhat confused since it's clearly...

The MOP Up: When no one’s online, the terror truly begins

Halloween may be over, but you can still get your creepy spook on with No Players Online. This is a horror game that...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...
Can I come out yet?

BlizzCon 2019: Why World of Warcraft: Shadowlands isn’t adding a new class

If you were wondering why World of Warcraft wasn't adding a new class with its upcoming Shadowlands expansion, you are definitely not...
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BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 promises no real money auction house and regular content updates

In the minds of many, Diablo III got a lot of things wrong. Whether it's the anemic update cadence, the decision to use...
In a world of human wreckage.

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

The thing about World of Warcraft Q&As at BlizzCon is that they're always some flavor of a mess, even when there are...

BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4’s shared open world multiplayer, soloing, and trading

While Diablo Immortal wasted no time labeling itself as an MMORPG, Diablo 4 has been a bit more cagey. At BlizzCon...

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising...

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