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]

Perfect Ten: The players you’re likely to meet in MMO hell

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We've all met folks in game who leave an unpleasant taste in our mouths for a long time after. With all of the good...
Breathe, damn it!

SMITE launches its RuneScape crossover event with new skins and quests

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You might be inclined to say that all of the new skins characters get in SMITE are aimed at making your character looks much...

The Daily Grind: Should the MMO genre take another stab at esports?

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A few years ago, there was a concerted push in the MMO genre to design, amplify, and boost esports, and I don't just mean...

Riot’s lawsuit against League of Legends copycat is tossed, Legends of Runeterra previews 2023

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We have a pair of headlines coming out of Riot Games in this story. We'll start off with the latest on a May lawsuit...

RuneScape previews its SMITE crossover and plants a garden in the desert, Old School RuneScape talks poll changes

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Today is seeing a veritable flood of news rushing out of Jagex's two ever-running MMORPGs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, so we're going to...
Oh my sweet summer child.

Kingshunt, a 5v5 arena battler, enters early access

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Is it a game about a hunt for a king? About various kings who are hunting? About finding a shunt fit for a king?...

Perfect Ten: 10 great reasons to revisit older MMORPGs

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When one MMO dies, it forces us to look at the rest of the bunch through the sunglasses of mortality. The finite nature of...
Freedom.

Epic Games MOBA Paragon is resurrected as Paragon The Overprime under Netmarble’s oversight

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It's been a long, strange, and twisty-turny journey for Epic Games' Paragon. The third-person MOBA came out in 2016 but quickly found itself floundering...

SMITE’s Reaping Halloween event and Polynesian folk hero Maui are live in latest update

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It's a bit of sunshine and a bit of darkness in the newest update for SMITE thanks to the start of the game's Halloween-themed...

One Shots: Let us tell you a fairy tale…

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Just the other day I was musing about how EverQuest II feels like a forgotten MMO -- and I guess I was heard because...

Riot Games buys up Wargaming support studio to help with Valorant and League of Legends

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Riot Games has bought itself a shiny new studio. Or more specifically, a well-established one: Wargaming Sydney, which has been helping Wargaming out with...

League of Legends introduces its newest character K’sante and details this year’s ranked season rewards

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We're still a few weeks away from League of Legends' big esports hullabaloo, but that's not stopping the MOBA from offering up video previews...

Evercore Heroes promises ‘competitive PvE’ that merges MOBA combat and MMO dungeon delving

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What do you get when you mesh together MOBA-style combat, team-based competition, and PvE dungeon dives? You might get something like Evercore Heroes, the...

SMITE raises regional prices for Turkey and Ukraine due to ‘economic forces and abuse from players’

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I'm personally not smart enough to even speculate about what's happening in the global economy, but apparently Turkish and Ukrainian fans of SMITE are...

SMITE announces the arrival of Maui to the MOBA’s roster on October 18

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While most westerners are at least familiar with Maui as a character in a Disney film, players of the MOBA SMITE will get to...
Well, all right.

The MOP Up: Embers Adrift’s soundtrack swells prior to launch

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With less than a week to go before Embers Adrift becomes the newest launched MMORPG on the block, the studio pointed out that its...

LOTRO Legendarium: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

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Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...

Omega Strikers is an open beta 3v3 game of high-speed soccer from former League of Legends devs

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Are you ready for some football? Or soccer? Or a 3v3 game with some extremely colorful characters that runs at a speed that's much...

Theorycraft Games nets $50M and two former Riot devs for a ‘team-based game of adventure, creativity, and high-stakes combat’

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Back in March 2021 we reported on the formation of Theorycraft Games, a game dev studio that was made up of folks who had...

Riot Games and Lil Nas X release music video for the League of Legends Worlds 2022 anthem Star Walkin’

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The "president of League" and superstar rapper Lil Nas X has delivered on one of the promised portions of his collaboration with League of...

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