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League of Legends tests automated punishments for bad player behavior

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Getting on top of bad player behavior in League of Legends may be an impossible job -- for mere people, that is. But what...

Not So Massively: Blizzard’s $1.2 million tourney; X-Wing successor hits Kickstarter

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In a bizarre coincidence, four separate MOBAs announced new champions this week. SMITE revealed an adorable Norse squirrel god named Ratatoskr and officially launched...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

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You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps from his current...
Oh, so it's a Warcraft 3 mod, but it's only online and it's relentlessly competitive? No thank you. Good night.

League of Legends offers up an Ekko trailer

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In a pitched match of League of Legends, every second counts. So what if you could get a few more of them? Because that's...

Not So Massively: Heroes of Newerth changes owners; LoL subreddit drama continues

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Path of Exile announced a potentially revolutionary and futuristic sounding new Deterministic Lockstep mode that promises sharper gameplay and zero desync for those on...

League of Legends community forms rival subreddit in response to heavy moderation

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In response to the heated debate over alleged heavy-handed moderation and undue studio influence on the League of Legends subreddit, a group of players...
lol

Portions of the tribunal system are returning to League of Legends this month

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Remember Riot's Tribunal? Back in 2011 it was put forth as a possible antidote to toxic player behavior in League of Legends. Three years later,...

Not So Massively: HoN’s fifth anniversary update; Dota 2 rakes in millions of dollars

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Heroes of Newerth received a colossal patch this week to celebrate its fifth anniversary, introducing a new intelligence carry hero, a capture the flag...

Not So Massively: LoL’s Reddit controversy, HotS’ Heroes of the Dorm

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If ever we needed evidence that e-sports are fast becoming more like real-life sports, this week's MOBA news provided it. Dota 2 announced that...
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Riot’s new LA office is pretty impressive

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If you had any doubts about how much money Riot is making thanks to League of Legends, one look at the firm's new Los...

Not So Massively: Star Wars Battlefront is revealed; GTA 5 beats Skyrim

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It's been a big week for competitive play in MOBAs. League of Legends opened the registration on its European Battlegrounds tournament and lifted the...

Infinite Crisis has basically made me a MOBA fan

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It's 1989. My buddy and I are in a comic store and raising our eyebrows at this odd little one-shot called Gotham by Gaslight....

Not So Massively: LoL nerfs Nidalee, Hearthstone bans mods, and Path of Exile talks Act IV

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League of Legends finally applied a nerf to controversial champion Nidalee, but players warn that it won't harm her jungling potential. Riot Games has...
lol, valve

Leaderboard: Which of the big four MOBAs is your favorite?

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OK, MassivelyOP MOBA fans, it's time to vote for your favorite game. We're going to keep it simple for today's Leaderboard, though. There are...

Not So Massively: Descent’s Kickstarter woes; Heroes of the Storm’s $450K tourney blunder

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Descent: Underground has passed the 50% mark on its Kickstarter campaign and promised to add singleplayer to the title but has only four days...

Are ‘me-too’ MOBAs a development trap?

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There's no doubt that the MOBA genre is a behemoth in the industry right now, with titles like League of Legends and DOTA 2...

Ask Mo: Jobs in the MMO industry, jobs in MMOs

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Today, we're reintroducing our general MMO advice column, here named Ask Mo: the column where you ask Mo questions, and he... lets me answer them for...

Not So Massively: Dota 2 tickets sell out, Rust brings out the racists, and Grey Goo has population problems

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Tickets for the Dota 2 world championship, The International, sold out in a record 10 minutes and are now being resold by scalpers for up to...

Not So Massively: D3’s ladder reset, HOTS’ team league mode, and Starfall Tactics

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Diablo III is getting ready to close its second ladder only two months in on April 5th but will be providing a 100% gold...

Working As Intended: Six things I expect from serious MMO PvP

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With PvP-encrusted MMORPGs like Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, and even Revival on the genre's horizon, I have a glimmer of hope that the future of MMO...

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