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Massively Overthinking: Can Amazon actually save Crucible?

Earlier this week, Amazon pulled Crucible back into closed beta for some hefty retooling, a move that surprised basically no one. We'd watched...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...
I hate this.

Valorant promises to balance the shooter with an eye towards ‘the human element’

With Valorant now a fully launched game, Riot Games now has the endless chase of game balance to look forward to. Just how...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...
Well, you know.

Dawngate Revival project hits its Kickstarter target, but funding continues for nearly two more months

Hey, folks, remember Dawngate? The answer is probably "no, not in the slightest," which would make a certain amount of sense as the...
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SuperData May 2020: Pokémon Go and World of Warcraft improve their fortunes

Superdata's May digital games earning report is out, and there is some interesting movement for some of our favorite online games. World of...

Legends of Runeterra will get new modes and its first event during the Season of Fortune

What's coming next for Riot Games' Legends of Runeterra? A fair number of things according to a recent dev blog which outlines...

The MOP Up: COVID-19’s digital silver lining

While the COVID-19 epidemic has been nine types of awful over the last half-year, video game studios and publishers aren't complaining quite as loud...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games places exec on leave while investigating awful social media post

Nobody's surprised to learn that the corporate culture at the tippy-top of Riot Games still has "bad apples," right? After the huge sexual harassment...
I hate this.

Valorant is being prototyped for console releases as well

At long last, Valorant is officially released so you can play the game. But that's not enough; everyone knows that the real release is when...

Gaming events and patches are delayed, games taken offline to support Black Lives Matter protests

The PC Gaming Show that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed a week, PC Gamer announced last night. It'll run June 13th...

Valorant officially launches with new map, new agent, and a beta of the new Spike Rush mode

Today is the day for another team-based multiplayer FPS to arrive on the scene. This time it's Riot Games' turn on the sub-genre with...

Massively Uplifting: Charity tourneys, Asheron’s Call in Animal Crossing, and over a million Kind Words

May day! May day! We have warm fuzzies incoming! And just in time to start June off with happier thoughts. And who couldn't use...

Gaming companies from Blizzard to Daybreak stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Update: We've been updating the end of this piece with all the online gaming studio statements we can find this week. Sony has apparently decided...

Valorant unveils a new character ahead of its launch on June 2

While Riot Games' online team shooter Valorant still isn't quite out the door just yet, it apparently still has a few new things...
This is what we were really missing.

League of Legends esports matches will now have ads on the battlefield

At long last, Riot Games is going to bring the most desired part of professional sports to the esports events of League of...

SuperData April 2020: Games spending shatters more records thanks to the pandemic

This will probably come off as "water is wet" news, but for those who like to keep a finger on the pulse of these...

Valorant officially launches on June 2 with a season pass and a new game mode (that’s not deathmatch)

It looks like Riot Games is ready to call beta testing for Valorant just about done. During a Summer Game Fest livestream,...
I hate this.

Valorant has so far found and banned over 8,000 cheaters, causing sweet cheater tears to flow

As contentious as Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat process has been, it appears to be yielding some results. According to a tweet from anti-cheat...

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