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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is now in open beta, will launch next month


On June 2
May 20
Heroes of the Storm has been in alpha and closed beta sessions for a while, but it's prepping for a full launch next month. For now, you can enter the open beta on Mac or PC with a simple signup on the game's websi... read
SMITE

Ratatoskr is a cute new character in SMITE that will happily murder you in your sleep


Awww....aaaaaghhh
May 19
SMITE is still trucking along for the long haul on PC and with the Xbox One beta, and developer Hi-Rez Studios has just revealed the newest god -- Ratatoskr. In case you're wondering, yes, that cute little critter is a r... read
Smite

Smite's now in closed beta on Xbox One


Oh goody! Gems! My favourite!
May 15
Hi-Rez’s free-to-play MOBA Smite is now in closed beta on Xbox One. If you want it, you can sign up for it here. While being retooled to fit better with a controller, the game’s also had a few updates from i... read
SMITE

Hi-Rez is helping out with Nepal relief through SMITE


Open chests to contribute
May 13
Hi-Rez Studios has just sent over word that they will be contributing to the efforts to aid Nepal, following Ubisoft, CCP, and Bungie's leads. For the price of 400 gems in SMITE, you can buy a chest that will grant you a... read
Dota 2 Compendium 2015

New Dota 2 Compendium revealed, up to $15M in stretch goals


Hot off a game-changing patch
May 01
The newest Dota 2 Interactive Compendium has been revealed for this year's upcoming International tournament. Just as in past years, 25% of each Compendium purchase goes towards the prize pool and stretch goals. This yea... read
Gigantic

If you want in on the Xbox One Gigantic beta, sign up now


Warning: another MOBA
Apr 30
There are people out there who will outright not give entire genres a chance -- heck "I'm out, it's a MOBA" is one of the most common phrases uttered on the internet. But you might want to give Gigantic a shot, as i... read
Dota 2 mod

Experimental mod envisions Dota 2 as a third-person shooter


Built in a cave with a box of scraps
Apr 20
Not that I've been counting, but I'm sure I've spent more time with Awesomenauts and SMITE than I have with traditional multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends and Dota 2 . Hey, I like what I like! I als... read
Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA will officially launch on June 2


Open beta on May 19
Apr 20
Heroes of the Storm, the newest major MOBA on the block, will launch June 2, Blizzard has confirmed. The launch will precede an open beta phase that will start on May 19, which precedes its lengthy alpha and closed beta phas... read
Supernova

Supernova developers unsure on the decision to include a forfeit feature in their MOBA


The debate between MOBA studios rages on
Apr 17
Right now, there's a debate going on within the MOBA community regarding a forfeit feature. Currently, Dota 2 does not have any forfeit mechanic in place, among other titles like Heroes of the Storm, which Blizzard says ... read
Not the mama

Magicka: Wizard Wars releasing April 28, gets 80's power ballad


Not Magicka 2
Apr 09
I think calling a trailer, which is a kind of montage, a montage trailer kind of does disservice to the idea of a montage, as we typically expect it edited into a more traditionally continuous work, but fine. The ballad is f... read
SMITE bans

Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban


Account sharing is apparently frowned upon
Apr 09
If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a fe... read
Xbox One

Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'


Also preview rewards!
Apr 07
When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job wit... read
Blizzard

Blizzard announces 'Heroes of the Dorm' college tournament


Heh
Mar 26
Heroes of the Storm manages to keep my attention week after week, and Blizzard is going to new methods to promote the still-in-beta MOBA. On April 26 in Los Angeles, they'll host a "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament, featur... read
Kill Strain

Kill Strain, that MOBA shooter from Sony, will have an Early Access period


Forgot about this one
Mar 24
Remember the PlayStation Experience last year? Remember Kill Strain? Me neither. At least, I needed a quick refresher before I recalled my initial thoughts on it, which basically consisted of "it's a free-to-play game from So... read
Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours


The last Hobbit movie was shorter (and less entertaining)
Mar 22
Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ... read
It has been far over four hours; I need a doctor and an alpha invite
At PAX East this year I walked past many of the larger booths and gave them little attention, as I am typically more interested in indie games. I got invited to a press-only demo for Gigantic -- a game I only knew of by ... read feature

Hi-Rez's MOBA has transitioned well to consoles
There aren't a whole lot of fully featured MOBA games on consoles. While a handful of them exist, some faring better than others, there's going to be a bigger push this year with games like SMITE and Gigantic headin... read feature

SMITE

Hi-Rez announces more plans for SMITE on Xbox One, including possible transfer process


From your PC account
Mar 02
I really enjoyed my time with SMITE, and loved the more action-oriented approach to the MOBA sub-genre. The problem is when I get on my PC, I usually just opt to play something else, like League of Legends or Heroes... read
Bard

Bard the Wandering Caretaker will soon join the cast of League of Legends


That's one huge beard
Feb 26
Riot Games continues to truck on with League of Legends, which is still going strong years later. Its newest Champion to join up is Bard, described as "The Wandering Caretaker." He'll make use of chimes spread about the map, ... read
Supernova

Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova


With a twist of RTS
Feb 26
You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Nam... read
Warhammer 40K

I want more Warhammer 40K games, but not like this


~Not like this~
Feb 25
It would be laughable how many Warhammer 40,000 videogame adaptations are in active development if it weren't so sad. Still no Space Marine sequel. But there is this, a multiplayer online battle arena game called Dark Nexus ... read
Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history


Main event is underway now
Feb 06
The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 Internationa... read
League of Legends

League of Legends' Curse of the Sad Mummy video is depressing


Poor Amumu
Jan 28
People often chide the League of Legends series for having a silly story, but as a player I dig the character fluff. Amumu has always been one of my favorites -- a sad mummy boy who just wants to find out who he really is. In this official music video from Riot Games, you can get a glimpse into the depressing life of Amumu. Like the studio's past efforts, it's actually pretty good. read
Blizzard Founders Pack

Forty dollars will get you instant access to the Heroes of the Storm beta


The new Founder's Pack has all the skins
Jan 21
Having any luck getting into the closed beta for Blizzard Entertainment's new MOBA Heroes of the Storm? If the answer's no, and you've got a little spare cash burning a hole in your pocket, then... read
Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm entering into closed beta this week


From alpha to beta
Jan 14
Heroes of the Storm is feeling pretty great so far, and it's only in alpha form. Well, it was in alpha, as Blizzard has just sent word over that it has entered the beta phase. A patch is ringing in the change, which adds... read
Smite Xbox beta

Smite's Xbox One beta sign-ups are open


You smite have fun with it
Jan 06
You can now sign up for the Xbox One beta test of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios' third-person, mythological MOBA. I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about the genre but can't seem to get into Dota 2 or League of Legends. Be su... read
Dota 2 6.83

Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch


Hancock: Posting about -> Dota 2
Dec 18
Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this upda... read
Smite

Smite is still coming to the Xbox One, closed beta planned in early 2015


It may release in the first half of 2015
Nov 04
Hi-Rez Studios has posted a video detailing their event at PAX Australia over the past weekend, and they're ready to share more information regarding the Xbox One version of Smite. Basically, the Xbox One closed beta will st... read
Infinite Crisis

Infinite Crisis has a SoCal bro Green Lantern


And he looks douchey in all the wrong (right?) ways
Oct 08
We haven't talked about Infinite Crisis, the DC Comics-themed multiplayer online battle arena game, in a while. Truthfully, it's been fun to just look at its alternate-universe heroes and villains more than anything, what wit... read

THEY CHANGED THE DOTA 2 MAP


Nothing is sacred
Sep 23
A new Dota 2 update hit today, and THEY CHANGED EVERYTHING. Two runes. New rune. THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Reworked Heroes. Chen can take over Ancients. Something happened to Riki, I'm not sure what exactly? THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Did I mention that they changed the map and added a rune?  read
Battleborn

Battleborn is made of MOBAs, spice, and all shooters nice


Just hoping Gearbox brought the Chemical X
Sep 17
When Battleborn was first announced, there were certain trigger words my mind immediately connected before I had read a single word about the game. "Gearbox, shooter, color. Oh, I wonder what the loot drop rate is like," I sa... read
Final Fantasy MOBA?

Final Fantasy producer interested in making a MOBA


Interested being the operative word
Sep 02
Over the weekend at PAX Prime 2014, Destructoid sat down with veteran Square Enix producer Hajime Tabata to discuss Final Fantasy Type-0. We did that. It was good. Then, seemingly at random, he mentioned how much time he spen... read






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