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As expected, Battleborn is getting microtransactions

Gearbox is pulling a Garden Warfare 1 -- in that it launched its game without microtransactions, but is adding them in several months later. The culprit? Battleborn, which is getting a new premium currency system called "Platinum" on J...   read

 
 
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Dropzone RTS MOBA
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Dropzone blends RTS and MOBA with quick matches

Dropzone development team Sparkypants had someone discuss some details of their RTS and MOBA blended game on the PC Gaming Show today. Details were scarce outside of the trailer, but we do know that it's a one-on-one affair, and that p...   read

 
 
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Epic is opening up Paragon's beta on August 16

I'm not necessarily looking for another MOBA, but Paragon has made the rounds among enough friends who have had decent things to say about it (even Steven!) that I'll have to give it a look eventually. The game hits open beta for PC and Pla...   read

 
 
Medivh
  Watch Video Very few characters come into Heroes of the Storm and severely shake up the meta. Sure, you have powerhouses like Li Ming and Tracer that get banned often near their launch, but it's rare to see a support or otherwise entirely unique role enter the Nexus that we haven't seen before. Enter Medivh, one of the most troll-like additions since Heroes launched just over a year ago.   read
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Medivh will need good teamwork in Heroes of the Storm

Next up for Heroes of the Storm is Medivh from the Warcraft universe. He's joining the game as a ranged specialist on June 14, but until then, here's a recap of his moves and playstyle. Rather than mounting a horse or a bomb-ass lizard bea...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm turns one year old today

It's wild to think that Heroes of the Storm launched one year ago. In that time, it has become my go-to MOBA, and I have a hard time picturing anything else in the genre pulling me away. Part of that is the appeal of playing as familiar Bli...   read

 
 
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See you at the party, Riktor!

Epic is introducing its newest Hero to Paragon, its MOBA currently in paid Early Access on PC and PS4 (new Heroes are free). There will be a Paragon open beta this summer. See you at the party!   read

 
 
Battleborn Alani
  Watch Video Alani became available yesterday for the select few who have already invested in Battleborn past the base game. Everybody else will have to wait until May 31 for her to unlock (and then will have to spend a pretty sizable chu...   read
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League of Legends will have countermeasures soon for the dreaded 4v5 problem

Every MOBA fan knows the pain of having someone go AFK for leaving right at the start of a potentially hour-long match. Even with a surrender option (usually at the 15 minute mark) it can be a pain, and it's plagued the genre for years. Tha...   read

 
 
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Battleborn

Battleborn getting double XP this weekend, first DLC character next week

Every week, Gearbox writes up a Battleborn Battleplan, detailing what to expect in terms of updates, hotfixes, and downloadable content for the hobby-grade meta-growth choice shooter. This week there are a couple of interesting tidbits. Sta...   read

 
 
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Paragon

Paragon's Free Beta Weekend kicks off next week

Still to sample Paragon, or simply can’t get enough? Clear your schedule -- there’s a Free Beta Weekend on its way. From Thursday May 26 to Monday May 30, 2016 (I know, that's technically longer than a weekend!) any interested p...   read

 
 
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Chromie enters Heroes of the Storm with an Easter egg

So Chromie, the first dragon to enter Heroes of the Storm, is a ton of fun, and she's hitting live servers today alongside of a number of stun meta changes and reworks for Arthas and Anub'arak. Her new cinematic trailer below is also adorab...   read

 
 


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Smite is unlocking all gods and doubling 'everything' for the weekend

Remember Smite? I do, occasionally, before it slips far back in my mind with Heroes of the Storm hogging most of my limited attention for MOBAs. I'm looking over the list of gods now as a refresher, and there's so many unfamiliar faces! Ah ...   read

 
 
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Gigantic

Gigantic is no longer an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive

If you have been wondering what's up with Gigantic as of late, I'm right there with you. These past few months, I think I've heard more about layoffs at developer Motiga than the game itself. Gigantic is still in fact coming to Xbox One and...   read

 
 
Heroes of the Storm
  Watch Video Heroes of the Storm is filled to the brim with casters. Kael'thas, following a series of nerfs, has once again risen to prominence due to a recent buff, Nazeebo continues his reign near the top of the winrate charts...   read

 
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Chromie continues to look like a nuisance in Heroes of the Storm

For anyone who needs to brush up on their World of Warcraft lore, here's a refresher on Chromie, the gnome I said looked like a beast that one time. She arrives in Heroes of the Storm proper on May 17, but until then, you can try her out o...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Chromie looks like a beast

Here's that news again, but all official like. The next Heroes of the Storm characters are Chromie, a ranged assassin with "some of the highest kill-potential in the game," and Medivh, a hero-disabling and portal-opening ranged specialist....   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm

Accidental upload reveals Chromie and Medivh for Heroes of the Storm

Well, my guesses for the next Heroes of the Storm character were off, but a few of you nailed it. Good job! That vague dragon teaser was hinting at Chronormu, who will be playable in the game in gnome form as Chromie. Blizzard accidentally ...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' next Champion gets her own Airbender anime intro

Did you think Riot Games would stop introducing Champions at some point? Silly person. League of Legends is getting yet another character soon in the form of Taliyah, the Stoneweaver, and as usual she sports an interesting aesthetic an...   read

 
 
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It looks like a dragon is coming to Heroes of the Storm

I've spent too much time trying to freeze-frame and figure out this teaser for a new Heroes of the Storm character. My first instinct was to go straight to Deathwing (too easy!), but I've seen convincing speculation that it could be Alexst...   read

 
 
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This Tracer trailer for Heroes of the Storm is so dang charming

I haven't gotten to play as Tracer in Heroes of the Storm yet because I don't have Overwatch pre-ordered and she won't be widely available for purchase in the store until next week, but that's okay. There's this utterly adorable animation...   read

 
 
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No ifs, ands, or butts: Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is a beast

Blizzard seemed unsure of Overwatch at first. Before the warm reception in the beta, it only toyed with the idea of releasing a character to represent it in Heroes of the Storm, citing that one would only come after the launch of ...   read

 
 
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Tracer is unrelenting in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is transplanting Tracer from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm soon and after watching this video summing up her play style and abilities, I have a pile of gold with her name on it. She's a rapid-fire ranged assassin who can attack...   read

 
 
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Battleborn pre-orders on PC available for 20 percent off

Getting a kick out of Battleborn's beta? It's running until April 18 and for the hardcore fans, you can now get the usual 20% discount on the game's Steam key through good ol' Green Man Gaming. Since the beta commenced yesterday, it ha...   read

 
 
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Capturing that 'nothing but net' sound in Heroes of the Storm

I'm always fascinated by video game sound design. I mean sure, we've all seen about a million features of the Gran Turismo dudes crawling under sports cars to get the exact pitch of the exhaust right, so some of the mystery is gone. But I c...   read

 
 
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