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]

A world of disappointments.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 357: Microsoft swallows Blizzard whole

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Justin and Bree discuss the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout, the EverQuest franchise roadmaps, Nightingale's ex-MMO status, Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons, and the Riot MMO, with adventures in LOTRO and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on Blizzard and games made for streaming.
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...

Riot Games adds multi-factor auth, a new champion to League of Legends, muted words feature to Valorant

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Riot Games is all up in our news business this week, with several headlines coming out of the studio for its multiplayer games. Here's...

Fractured’s character creation is going to make tabletop roleplayers feel right at home

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Ever since Gamigo's announcement that it had secured publishing rights to Kickstarted MMORPG Fractured - now called Fractured Online - developer Dynamight Studios has...

Overprime is Netmarble’s third-person shooter MOBA that uses assets from the sunsetted Paragon

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Before we dig into the meat of that headline, allow us to provide a little bit of history: Paragon, Epic Games' attempt at creating...

Valve abruptly cancels Dota 2 esports tourney over COVID, ticking off teams

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There's some bad news coming out of the Dota 2 esports scene, as Valve has made the snap decision to cancel its February Pro...
waugh? okay

Warhammer Return of Reckoning plans new scenarios, new quests, and Necropolis of Zandr public tests

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The Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning has lots of big plans in 2022. Fresh announcements from the operators of the emulator outline...

Hi-Rez Showcase 2022: SMITE’s Shiva, Rogue Company’s Glimpse, Paladins’ VII

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The annual Hi-Rez Showcase got underway yesterday, with a slew of previews for all of the company's games. Here's a quick look at what...

Rumor: Hi-Rez is working on a new blockchain-based game from the SMITE IP called Cluckers

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Yes, it's another story about blockchain in gaming, and this time the focus is on Hi-Rez studios and the SMITE IP, though this one...
It lurks.

Riot Games will settle sexual discrimination lawsuit for $100M and then some

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We’ve been poking at the dumpster fire inside League of Legends company Riot Games ever since 2018, when Kotaku’s expose of workplace conditions was...

Riot’s Runeterra MMO exec confirms the game will have PvP of some sort

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Being a Riot Games-built MMORPG set in the world of League of Legends, it's natural that fans of the IP will want to know...
Fight deities.

The MOP Up: Fiesta Online adds new servers

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Anime MMO Fiesta Online's heart grew two sizes bigger this past week thanks to the addition of a pair of servers -- one for...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022

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OK folks, it's that time of the year again: the time when we cast our eyes ahead and try to pinpoint what's going to...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...

Pokemon Unite delivers a big holiday update – including free pokemon

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Remember how Pokemon Unite had a fairly big survey about game changes earlier this year? No, not the pay-to-win one that resulted in actual changes, the...

Massively Uplifting: Thanks and giving with SMITE’s Finchmas, ARK’s Extra Life, WOW’s Classic Against Cancer, and USO’s Play it Forward

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Thanks to a certain national holiday, November is a month when many in the USA focus on giving thanks. And all around the gaming-verse,...

The MOP Up: Ultima Online plays Santa and hands out gifts

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Ultima Online is really into gift giving this season, so head in and get yours before they're all gobbled up: "We wish to offer...

Gamigo just abruptly sunsetted its brand-new MOBA Skydome

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If you're currently wondering what Skydome is, well, that was part of the problem. Skydome was a multiplayer 4v4 MOBA hybrid from Brazil's Kinship...
Sure. Fine.

The MOP Up: Halo Infinite throws out an update while grappling with rampant cheating

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After surprising fans by debuting this month, Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode got an update this past week that introduced a small battle pass, cosmetics,...

SMITE is launching new duo lane guardian, Atlas, in December

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SMITE is getting another new god just in time for Christmas: Atlas. Atlas is the Titan from Greek mythology who was sentenced to holding...

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