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Battleborn Pendles
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Battleborn's Pendles is a slippery sneak

The 27th Battleborn hero Pendles becomes available for the general public on August 4 (to purchase with a non-negligible sum of in-game currency), but he has been available for season pass holders for the past few days now. I took the steal...   read

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Battleborn Ernest

Battleborn's next hero Ernest channels TF2's Demoman

Rogue assassin Pendles is out today for season pass holders, but 2K and Gearbox are already looking ahead to the 28th Battleborn hero to add to the roster, Ernest. There were some rumblings and dataminings about him previously, but now it's...   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm developers talk hero balance and map design

As you may have seen, Auriel is set to debut in Heroes of the Storm in the near future, and she looks like one interesting, and technical addition. So that got me thinking -- how does the team approach balancing, should she turn into a...   read

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Heroes of the Storm's Auriel looks to be the most technical support yet

I had a chance to sit with Blizzard and chat about Heroes of the Storm's upcoming Auriel, and she seems to be in really good hands. Although Medivh is a specialist that has undertones of a support, a true healer hasn't been added since Octo...   read

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Blizzard: 'We're looking at adding even more from Overwatch' to Heroes of the Storm

A little over three months ago, Blizzard transplanted Overwatch's Tracer into Heroes of the Storm. Although she came in with an astronomical winrate that was one of the highest in the history of the game she's been balanced since then,...   read

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Battleborn Pendles

Battleborn's 27th hero Pendles releases on August 4

It has been almost two months since the release of Alani, the Eldrid healer and 26th Battleborn hero. The small community of people still invested in Gearbox's FPS/MOBA have spent a lot of that time wondering "When are we going to get Pendl...   read

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Battleborn maps

Three new Battleborn multiplayer maps coming this Thursday

Battleborn just celebrated the Lootpocalypse (recently extended for another week), wherein bosses were dropping legendary gear more frequently and loot packs cost less in-game currency to purchase. It had the effect of filling up the c...   read

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Battleborn Lootpocalypse

Battleborn's 'Lootpocalypse' promises increased gear drops this weekend

A few weeks back, Gearbox increased the drop rate of legendary gear in Battleborn's campaign mode. This weekend, it's cranking the dials even further in what it's calling the "Lootpocalypse." Not only will bosses be even more likely to drop...   read

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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

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Heroes of the Storm's Gul'dan is the ultimate risk-reward assassin

Blizzard doesn't need an excuse to bring another Warcraft hero into the fray. Heck, it's the flagship franchise for the publisher -- World of Warcraft is still going strong, Hearthstone is Warcraft-tinted, and it just launche...   read

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Auriel confirmed for Heroes of the Storm, Gul'dan is playable tomorrow

Heroes of the Storm keeps on keepin' on! In addition to the already revealed Gul'dan, a new "In Development" video confirms Auriel (the leaks were right!) as the next hero, and shows off some new skins. Arthas is getting Guan Yu digs, Johan...   read

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Blizzard teases new, possibly Diablo character for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is teasing a new hero, and it's pretty clear to see what they could be alluding to. Simply tweeting out "the minions of hell grow stronger," and showing a Diablo portal on a Diablo level, next to Nova's Amazon skin, the monk, ...   read

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Heroes of

Every character in Heroes of the Storm is free for another day

To celebrate the recent Summer Championship, Blizzard has flipped a switch for Heroes of the Storm that makes every character playable. You'll have another full day to take advantage of this promotion, as it ends June 28. A new bundle ...   read

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Kill Strain, that free-to-play Sony shooter you forgot about, is out next month

Back in December of 2014 (!) Sony announced Kill Strain. Since then we haven't heard much about it outside of an Early Access period, but it's still alive and well, and is out next month. Those of you who sign up for the beta can get in ear...   read

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Blizzard mod owns player after he claims he did nothing wrong

While I think people overuse the word "toxic" (being competitive is not inherently "toxic"), it's pretty clear in some cases. Like this one, which a Blizzard mod hilariously brought to light after a player claimed he was silenced (read: can...   read

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Iconic Warcraft villain Gul'dan confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

It makes sense that Blizzard is gearing their recent character releases for Heroes of the Storm to coincide with the Warcraft movie, and now, after the release of Medivh yesterday, they've teased the appearance of Gul'dan. For tho...   read

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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

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Medivh is one tricky asshole in Heroes of the Storm

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 e...   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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New Paragon character
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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

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Battleborn's Alani adds some complexity to the healer role

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 chunk of in-game m...   read

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League of Legends

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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