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Heroes of the Storm

So long Azmodan, hello AzmoDUNK

I love it when Blizzard is willing to get totally silly with its character designs, and judging from the reaction to the upcoming Legendary Azmodunk skin for Heroes of the Storm, I'm in good company. It's going on sale starting April 12, 20...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

A breakdown of today's Heroes of the Storm balance patch

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that there would be a massive balance patch launching today that would alter a number of characters. The list consisted of both underpowered, balanced, and overpowered heroes, so theorycrafters were hard at wor...

 
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Aurelion Sol

League of Legends' Aurelion Sol deals most of his damage with his passive

Riot just launched Jhinn recently, but its work with League of Legends is seemingly never finished. Aurelion Sol is coming next, and his kit seems very cool indeed. For starters, his description notes that his passive deals the "lion's shar...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Tracer has a near identical kit from her Overwatch base

Blizzard's Overwatch is all set for a May release date, but we'll be getting a crossover event well before that. According to Game Informer, the hero Tracer will be invading Heroes of the Storm in April. We knew she was coming, just no...

 
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Paragon

Paragon: Backstreet Boy tested, mother approved

Steven recently played Paragon and let us know that he enjoyed it. But, Steven never has been and never will be a teen heartthrob. Some people just aren't Tiger Beat material, bud; it's okay. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame absolut...

 
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Aurelion Sol

The next League of Legends champion is Aurelion Sol, a cosmic dragon

No matter what you think of League of Legends or MOBAs in general, there's no denying that Riot Games can make a mean trailer -- for a simple character, no less! The newest champ on the scene is Aurelion Sol, who is a dark cosmic ...

 
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Paragon

Paragon, Epic's MOBA, enters Early Access on March 18

As someone who has played MOBAs since the dawn of the original DOTA mod, I'm all about trying new things that stray from the typical formula. Heroes of the Storm does that wonderfully, and Paragon for PC and PS4, based on ear...

 
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Awesomenauts

The second Awesomenauts expansion is out now on Steam

I never could have predicted Ronimo would be able to keep Awesomenauts going for this long. It's impressive! Today, the studio released another major update for the 2D MOBA as well as the second paid expansion, Overdrive, which adds three c...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm gets adaptive pricing for individual worldwide economies

Blizzard is now implementing a policy for Heroes of the Storm where, based on specific world economies, prices may drop to adjust to their particular currency. As of today, Mexico's prices have been reduced by 40% across the board for real ...

 
Necromancer
Blizzard finally did it -- it put my favorite Diablo class into Heroes of the Storm with Xul, the Necromancer. While he sadly doesn't sport the Blood Golem, he has just about everything else from Diablo II, and from an aesthetic standpoint, his kit is glorious. I'm sort of concerned about where he fits into most casual team compositions, but in the meantime, he's fun to play.   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Watch out for this Necromancer's bone prison

Whether you're planning to try Xul the Necromancer in Heroes of the Storm next week or not, this character spotlight video is worth watching. Learn his strengths and also how to exploit them. The skeleton-raising, scythe-swinging melee spec...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm welcomes the Necromancer next week

We're only a week out from Xul the Necromancer joining Heroes of the Storm. The Diablo II character class was a fan favorite, at least in my circles, and that seems true of some folks on the development team, too. HotS game designer Dustin ...

 
Gigantic Beta Impressions
"Not another MOBA!" many of you are probably saying, but let me be the first to tell you that Gigantic is not another League of Legends clone. I loved it when I played it at PAX East 2015, and I love it now that I've been playing it in beta. You might love it, too.   read

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Smite on PS4

Smite is coming to the PS4, begins closed beta sign-ups

The cat was out of the bag already, but the free-to-play third-person MOBA, Smite, is officially on its way to the PS4 following an announcement on the PlayStation blog. While the game is already in a closed alpha, Hi-Rez studios plans to h...

 
Hands-on with Paragon
Epic Games (Gears of War) announced Paragon (PS4, PC) at PlayStation Experience, an in-tight, third-person MOBA from the developer of seminal shooters like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. Yes, everything is a MOBA these d...   read

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Smite

Ratings board hints at PlayStation 4 Smite release

MOBA Smite may be coming to PlayStation 4.  In a listing that has now since been removed, PEGI - the European rating board - has listed MOBA with a 12 rating due to its “non-realistic looking violence towards human characters&rdq...

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Dominion mode is being shut down

After four long years, Riot is finally putting League of Legends’ Dominion mode out to pasture. In a post made on the League website, it was announced that due to a pathetically low percentage of active players (0.5%), all future supp...

 
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Gigantic

Gigantic developer Motiga announces layoffs

Just over two months after its most recent layoff announcement, Gigantic developer Motiga has announced another round of redundancies. Motiga CEO Chris Chung made the announcement on the site's official blog earlier today, citing the s...

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Jhin is out, already sparking balance discussion

Jhin the Virtuoso is now available in League of Legends, and there's a handy Spotlight available to show you what he can do. One of his main gimmicks involves shooting off four bullets, after which he has to momentarily reload -- with the l...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm enlists Li-Ming tomorrow

It seems Chris and I have begun taking turns covering Heroes of the Storm. He last shared impressions of Li-Ming, and now I'm back to tell you she's launching earlier than expected. After a short stint on the public test realm, the "rebelli...

 
Heroes of the Storm
The last two characters in Heroes of the Storm have ended up with rather disappointing when it comes to rankings. After two weeks, Greymane is the fourth worst hero in terms of win-rate, and Lunara is the fifth worst. That's ...   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Li-Ming seems deadly in Heroes of the Storm

Before Xul the Necromancer makes it to Heroes of the Storm in the coming weeks, we're getting another character from the Diablo series, Li-Ming the Wizard. Ahead of her wide release (which is set for February 9, according to Heroes Nex...

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Shen just got a rework, watch him in action

Every so often, MOBA developers take a look at old characters who may aren't doing so well, and give them a makeover. This is commonly referred to as a "rework," and League of Legends' Shen is next on the chopping block. The main reason why...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

That's Arthas as a man-bat in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard has a video previewing the next batch of heroes, skins, and mounts coming soon to Heroes of the Storm and oh my god did Arthas just turn into a bat because he's a vampire? He did. He totally did. And that blue Lt. Morales outfit lo...

 
Heroes of the Storm photo
Heroes of the Storm

Diablo's Necromancer is headed to Heroes of the Storm

Someone's been hitting the gym since his Diablo II days! The fan favorite Necromancer (Xul) and Diablo III's Wizard (Li-Ming) are coming to Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard revealed today. There isn't an official breakdown of these characters ...

 
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At least he doesn't vape

Epic's Paragon introduces a pipe-smoking Ivan Ooze

There is some barrier to entry for the (wildly successful) MOBA genre. Epic's (Gears of War) shot at the genre, Paragon, is coming to consoles (PS4 and PC) and is a pulled in third-person game following MOBA principles, which means it coul...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's 2016 tournaments start soon

This year, we'll have quite a few opportunities to watch top Heroes of the Storm players compete. Blizzard has some $4 million in prizes to give out during its Global Championship Circuit. The competition is split up into three seasons (spr...

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Jhin sounds like the ultimate carry

Riot Games has unveiled its latest Champion for League of Legends in Jhin, "The Virtuoso." He's a bit of an odd duck, in that he has to reload his gun, and his attacks don't do as much crit damage by design -- rather, he'll gain attack...

 
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Happy ending?

Muslim man blocked from Paragon beta sign-up for his name

Muhammad Khan attempted to sign up for the Paragon beta -- Epic's upcoming MOBA -- and was surprised to receive the following message:

 
Heroes of the Storm
Greymane has hit Heroes of the Storm today, entering the arena as the only Worgen character -- the werewolf-like race of Warcraft fame. After an afternoon of giving him a shot though, I'm not super jazzed about fitting him into my normal rotation.   read


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ChrisHannard

Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is, and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 
jake oti

Bravely Seconds sidequests (at least first one) has very big gameplay/roleplaying Was leaning towards one side by story, but wanted the other Not sure how I feel about

 
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That article on Dooms campaign livestream as it was happening had a lot of nitpicks, looking I watched the cache of the livestream this morning and it seems fucking awesome and certainly more like Doom than Doom MP, though? Seems

 
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Youtube is finally going to do something to fix their Its not now, but its certainly a link

 
Luca Blight

Played R&C on the I love collecting cards of places and weapons Ive used in the previous Its really pulling my nostalgia

 
JDelwynn

So according to iZombie, MMOs are played by typing on the

 
JPF720

Someone decided to name their game Amnesia: Great

 
Jiraya

Dark Souls 3 Collectors Statue is cool, I expected more fire than dark in the face , but its Praise the Moon!

 
Nathan D

Deus Ex: Human Resources

 
SpielerDad

The attorney of the Paris terror attack suspect says his client did it because of Grand Theft Did he consult with Jack Thompson?

 
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Parismio

The game grumps has been having all sorts of guests on their show From steve-o to Jacob(Greyworm) from Game of thrones and now Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria! Justin Roiland next please!

 
Sr Churros

Ok, Im about to format my Windows laptop, thinking about updateing to Any tips for avoiding Micro$ofts sneaky bullshit?

 
Steel Squirrel

I picked up Suikoden II during this weeks PSN I never got around to playing it back in the I think I was too wrapped up in MGS and I am so glad I picked this This game is absolutely I am kinda ashamed I missed

 
JayfromtheSun

I began my second DS3 Trying out sorcery because why not? BATTLE POPE IS Now all I have to do is slay the rest of the clergymen so I can obtain my holy

 
Amna Umen

Well Rocket League has implemented a temporary ban feature for people who leave ranked How do I know this? Because I got disconnected from a match and now I have a 15 minute time ME! The person who wants to skewer Yes Im

 
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I did a live play with Skyshine Games on the newest update to Skyshines Bedlam

 
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Id actually be down for that COD 4 Its a strange game in that it created the big dumb Hollywood military shooter but also had a extremely dire The execution, the nuke, and the good guys ultimately lose in the

 
ShadeOfLight

Just watched Big Hero 6, but I feel so mean, Honey Lemon or Aunt Cass for best girl?

 
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Oh yeah, watched The Hateful 8 during my nightshift Fantastic movie, really fucking Im supplying the movies today and Ive got Dredd, The Big Lebowski, District 9 and This gunna be a good night!

 
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So University of Southern California canceled their Legends of the Game Industry event 4 hours before it The reason? no women among the Good luck to them trying to get the speakers to attend to the

 
Nathan D

Hold on, another one of Nathans (possibly) shocking Did anyone notice that the Dark Souls logo has the Darksign in between the words?

 
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I was watching an anime where one of the main characters graduated from Made me realize that I miss having Everyones so happy and proud of you, and you feel like you can take on the

 
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So Ive started The Its

 
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Hoping that NX will, once revealed, spark a debate of what a game console is like Dear Esther and what a game I doubt itll manage that,

 
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Took turns going against one another in Puyo Puyo 7 last

 
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