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7:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014

The Game Developers Conference is far from over this week and here I am already talking about stuff that's going to be happening at PAX East next month! Blizzard has shared their upcoming lineup that fans will be able to get ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA for people who hate MOBAs photo
Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA for people who hate MOBAs
by Chris Carter

The "Technical Alpha" (read: really rough early version) for Blizzard's upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm has started. What was initially known as "Blizzard Dota" many moons ago has become something else entirely, with heroes and villains from Warcraft, StarCraft, and the Diablo franchise duking it out in arena combat.

Of course, Blizzard doesn't prefer the term "MOBA" -- rather, "Hero Brawler." It's still totally a MOBA, and I'm going to tell you why I'm excited for it, even in this early playable state.

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10:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Transformers Universe closed beta has started

Jagex has begun their closed beta for Transformers Universe, their not MMO that's a MOBA but they're calling it a MOTA because REASONS. Those of you that signed up for the closed beta already should be getting your keys soon...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:15 PM on 03.14.2014

Inifinite Crisis open beta launched

The multiplayer online battle arena title featuring DC Comics characters, Infinite Crisis, has started its open beta today. Interested parties can go and sign up now at the game's official website. To celebrate the launch, t...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Impressions: League of Legends: VelíKoz

Riot keeps introducing new League of Legends champions, and we keep trying them out. The newest addition to the Summoner's Rift is Vel'Koz -- The Eye of the Void. He's a bit out of place in many ways, with an aesthetic design that isn't normally utilized in in the game, and likewise, he's a bit unconventional in terms of gameplay.

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.12.2014

Blizzard highlights Tychus in a Heroes of the Storm spotlight

Blizzard seems to be doing a "Hero Spotlight" for Heroes of the Storm a la Riot Games and League of Legends, and the next participant is Tychus Findlay of Starcraft fame. In Heroes, Tychus will wield his giant chain...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 03.03.2014

End of Nations development 'put on hold'

Some folks on reddit happened to notice that Trion Worlds has removed any mention of End of Nations from their official sites. The troubled title has been in development for years now, and last year it was revealed their swit...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Infinite Crisis goes into open beta March 14

Interested in the DC Moba game Infinite Crisis? Well it's going into open beta starting on March 14. The beta will feature the new tri-lane map called Gotham Divided, which sees Gotham City collided with the Gotham by Gaslig...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 02.27.2014

Dead Island: Epidemic now playable in closed beta

The closed beta for Dead Island: Epidemic has gone live and can be played "24/7," on the off chance you signed up for it at the beginning of the month and haven't since lost interest. In this multiplayer online battle arena g...

Jordan Devore



Awesomenauts Assemble! to arrive on PS4 March 4 photo
Awesomenauts Assemble! to arrive on PS4 March 4
by Conrad Zimmerman

My favorite online multiplayer game is finally going to land on PlayStation 4 next week, as Awesomenauts Assemble! releases on PlayStation Network. The title releases in North America on March 4 for $9.99, with a European release on the following day.

As an avid Awesomenauts player, the arrival of the PS4 version brings with it mixed feelings. The original console releases were great fun, until the Steam version rendered them obsolete with a steady stream of new content and balance tweaks. Now comes Assemble!, already behind the curve, with portions of the Kickstarted Starstorm DLC content already in the wild on Steam and numerous balance and gameplay shifts having been made in adjustment to that.

It still calls to me. Maybe it's a desire for a simpler time before Ted McPain and his goddamn shotgun completely countered my melee strategy with Gnaw. Or when aggressive Voltars were as rare as they were dangerous (they're all just dangerous now). And maybe it's a little bit that I want to play more stuff I love on the PS4. Doesn't matter if it's a time capsule, I want to play it all the same.

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3:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Transformers Universe no longer a MMO

Jagex is transforming their direction for Transformers Universe. Originally it was planned as an MMO, but now the game will be a MOTA. A what? According to Jagex, MOTA stands for a Massively Online Tactical Action game. So i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 02.07.2014

Dead Island: Epidemic accepting closed beta sign-ups now

Deep Silver has announced that they are now accepting sign-ups for the closed beta of Dead Island: Extinction, the multiplayer online battle arena spin-off of the tropical zombie franchise. The actual start date has not been ...

Conrad Zimmerman







Casting magic spells in Magicka: Wizard War's new mode photo
Casting magic spells in Magicka: Wizard War's new mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Magicka: Wizard Wars has been available through Steam's Early Access program since October and it's been seeing updates at least once a week. Updates ranging from small bug fixes, to big new additions. A lot of these updates are thanks to the fan interaction, as Paradox works closely with their community to shape their game. 

With Wizard Wars in particular, the developers have received 20,000 messages so far with recommendations and suggestions. Granted, only about 40% of those messages were actually useful feedback, but it's not a bad percentage given the way Internet anonymity can be sometimes.  

Duel Mode, created to fill the need of a training mode, is one of the big additions coming to Wizard Wars. It serves as a way for players to go head-to-head with other players with nothing else to get in the way.

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3:30 PM on 01.17.2014

League of Legends kicks off Season 4

Riot Games has kicked off Season 4 of League of Legends, which will eventually lead to the massively large League Finals match. If you're interested, you can watch upcoming matches like the North American LCS Spring Spli...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Mobile gaming to push industry past $100 billion by 2017

Say what you will about mobile gaming, but it's a huge part of gaming and bringing in a filthy amount of money to the industry. Research firm Digi-Capital's Global Games Investment Review 2014, by way of Games Industry Biz, b...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller

When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mo...

Chris Carter