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The current hottest game on Steam is League of Legends minus most of the shitty parts

My first thoughts upon seeing Battlerite's Steam page was "This looks like yet another boring and doomed-to-fail League of Legends clone," which I'm sure would be the reaction of most people who haven't played the game.  Let ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Zarya is going to make a splash in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is an All-Star meetup of Blizzard characters from just about every moment in the company's over 20+ year history. I mean, it literally was called "Blizzard All-Stars" at one point, making its journey from a StarCraft mod...   read

 
 
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The BlizzCon virtual ticket extras have been revealed

BlizzCon will be held in November once again this year, and Blizzard is rolling out another "Virtual Ticket" pack that comes with access to all its panels, as well as the token digital goodies for its stable of games. This time the bundle i...   read

 
 
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League of Legends still has 103 million monthly users

League of Legends has been around for nearly eight years now, but Riot was formed a decade ago. I know it's hard for some people to grasp, playing a game for so long, but that's just what I did with League, among several others. It's a test...   read

 
 
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Awesomenauts finally launches on Xbox One this week

Ronimo is one of those studios that seems to really care about their games long term. Barring an unfortunate incident with a publisher that essentially nuked the previous generation versions of the game, they've been supporting Awesomenauts...   read

 
 
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Braxis Holdout is a good stand-in for Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm

I really miss Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon. As one of the premiere two-lane maps it was a joy to play, but the addition of Braxis Holdout (currently for testing in PTR) mak...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Alarak is a straightforward assassin with a cool personality

A powerful assassin with a skill-based kit and a Cthulu-themed skin, voiced by John de Lancie? Say no more, Blizzard!   read

 
 
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Tons of new info on Battleborn's upcoming DLC is out now

For those following along, Battleborn has had a fairly steady stream of updates since its rocky launch in May. The first additional character Alani showed up shortly after launch. Pendles sneaked into the cast in July (or maybe he was there...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm giving out characters for free in the next update

While we've already reported on the changes the next Heroes of the Storm update will bring, Blizzard is also going to be giving out some characters for a limited time. On September 13, anyone who logs into the game client will be gifted a c...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm just got one of its biggest patches yet on PTR

One of the largest patches yet for Heroes of the Storm just dropped in the PTR (public test realm), and it has a ton of new stuff in it. The major additions include a new hero (Alarak from Starcraft) a new map (Braxis Holdout), and several ...   read

 
 


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Ernest brings the boom to Battleborn

Ernest dropped for Battleborn's season pass and digital deluxe edition owners a few days ago. He goes live for the general public this Thursday, bringing all sorts of explosives to scare his enemies stupid. He rounds out the Peacekeeper fac...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting an Overwatch-like MVP system

Blizzard is taking a page from Overwatch's playbook, and will introduce an "MVP" system in its next Heroes of the Storm patch. It'll not only highlight the most valuable player after each match, but will also highlight the team as well...   read

 
 
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I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on Master X Master

I haven't seen much talk about Master X Master nearly anywhere, so when the developers contacted me out of the blue, I decided to give it a shot. Oh uh, it's...a MOBA, by the way. Wait, where'd you go?   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 29th hero is some punk kid in a mech suit

Ernest releases today for Battleborn's early access users, and already we have a glimpse into the future. The 29th hero to be released "in the next couple months" is Kid Ultra, that smarmy-looking youth you see up there in the header image....   read

 
 
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Two years after its announcement, Awesomenauts is coming to the Xbox One next month

Announced all the way back in mid-2014, Awesomenauts Assemble! (the console follow-up to the ill-fated original release that featured a nasty case of publishing problems) is coming to the Xbox One on September 7. As part of the celebra...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Ernest is only a week away for early access

Gearbox and 2K are ramping up the downloadable stuff for Battleborn. It was more than two months between the first DLC character Alani and the second one Pendles. The wait won't be so long for Ernest, who is showing up less than a month aft...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Zarya is coming to Heroes of the Storm, along with StarCraft maps

Blizzard is starting gamescom off right, with a new reveal for Heroes of the Storm. Inline with previous leaks there will be two StarCraft-themed maps, including Braxis Holdout (featuring a Terran and Zerg battle) and Warhead Junction (with...   read

 
 
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Epic Games is committed to appeasing both hardcore and...less hardcore players with Paragon

The MOBA space is getting crowded. So much so, that some studios are even downsizing. But others are flourishing, making bank every day, and new games are popping up all the time. Epic Games' Paragon is still a ways away from its full ...   read

 
 
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Why a single Dota 2 match was more exciting than the Super Bowl

Yesterday, one of the more intense eSports matches of all time happened during Dota 2's International tournament. Over $20 million is up for grabs, but not in this particular match. We aren't even at the grand finals yet, but I highly ...   read

 
 
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Kled is the silliest League of Legends character since Fizz

I was just talking to community member Stormworm this week about how hard it is to keep up with metas in multiple MOBAs or MMOs. Since you often have to "slot" yourself into a role on the fly (read: you can't just auto-lock Bastion ins...   read

 
 
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Review: Kill Strain

Choo choo! Everyone wants aboard the MOBA train. That includes Sony, who developed Kill Strain -- a game predicated on an intriguing 5v2v5 setup involving two teams of competing Mercenaries and one team of angry neutral Mutants. It's a...   read

 
 
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League of Legends champion roundup: Illaoi, Jhin, Aurelion, Taliyah

I've been spending most of my free MOBA time playing Heroes of the Storm. It's such a huge time commitment keeping up with just one meta, that spreading my attention across multiple games (in a competitive way at least) can feel insurmounta...   read

 
 
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I think it will take people a while to figure out Auriel in Heroes of the Storm

Having first looked at her kit, Auriel really spoke to me. She has a straight-up resurrection spell -- something no other support in the game sports. She also has a very cool mechanic that sort of "brands" another player, allowing her to sa...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Auriel is playable today on PTR

Haven't read all about the newest Heroes of the Storm character Auriel yet? I'll wait. Ready? She looks pretty badass right? Well we'll see whether or not she reaches a respectable winrate soon enough, but for now, you can play her in ...   read

 
 
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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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