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Heroes of the Storm

Wow, several Heroes of the Storm characters just got reworked

Blizzard just put out a PTR (public test realm) patch for Heroes of the Storm, and the community is pretty happy with it. Not only does it add Dehaka and the new map into the mix, but it also adds ranked bans (!), a number of new quality of...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Artanis makes for a cool shogun in Heroes of the Storm

StarCraft's Artanis as a shogun? I'm feeling it. Blizzard is also demoing "Shadowpaw" Li Li and the recently-revealed Dehaka, who even with an alternate "Mecha" skin is missing part of an arm. Also, he knows Drake's dance moves. I rarely d...

 
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is getting a brand new battleground very soon in the "next big patch" (which is also said to see the introduction of Tychus and Gazlowe reworks). It's called the Lost Cavern, and it eliminates map objectiv...   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard spilled the beans today -- Dehaka is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a Warrior that cannot mount, but can burrow into any bush or vent on the map with a 40 second cooldown. Whoa! He'll be the game's 50th character, and new sc...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

What is Blizzard teasing for Heroes of the Storm?

[Update: this "burrow" update basically confirms a Zerg, though the "outlandish" creature could still be someone else.] Blizzard is hinting at something Heroes of the Storm related with posts to Facebook and Twitter, stating -- "Breaki...

 
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Dota 2

Valve is rolling out paid passes for Dota 2 custom games

Valve famously "didn't understand exactly what [it] was doing" when it tried letting people charge money for their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods on Steam. There was enough of a backlash that those plans quickly fell through, and refunds...

 
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Paragon

Paragon's early access starts now, no more progress wipes

Paragon is gearing up for launch in the future, but for now, Epic is keen on putting it into an Early Access phase. The good news is that there will be "no more data wipes," so from this point on, you can play to your heart's content and un...

 
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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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