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For Honor's New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas For Honor's New Update Is Full Of Surprisingly Cool Ideas

For Honor’s Marching Fire update went live this week. While some of the changes it brings can be quite granular, when taken as whole it offers a substantial refresh of Ubisoft’s 20-month-old medieval brawler. For those willing to pay, there are four new fighters. For everyone else, there’s an overhaul of the game’s…

The Moment I Got Hooked On Dota 2's Biggest Tournament The Moment I Got Hooked On Dota 2's Biggest Tournament

Just before midnight on August 10, 2016, I jumped up from my seat screaming at the top of my lungs about Dota 2. I wasn’t even playing the game myself, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand it on the level of the players I watched that night. In a Dota 2 match that remains one of the most dramatic ever…

Valve Now Lets Dutch Players Preview What's Inside Dota 2's Loot Boxes Before Buying Valve Now Lets Dutch Players Preview What's Inside Dota 2's Loot Boxes Before Buying

Players in the Netherlands can now see what’s inside a Dota 2 loot box before opening it. The change is part of Valve’s shifting approach to how it handles microtransactions in some European countries that have made moves to regulate gambling in games.

How The MOBA Crash Led To One Of E3's Most Punk Looking Indie Games How The MOBA Crash Led To One Of E3's Most Punk Looking Indie Games

At first glance, the PC game Black Future ‘88 looks like too many other indie games, with its pixel art, synth music, and neon-infused cyberpunk aesthetic. But below the familiar surface is a well-defined roguelike with a surprisingly distinct identity forged in large part by the sheer force of creative will imposed…

Castle Sieges Bring A New Level Of Strategy To For Honor's Multiplayer Castle Sieges Bring A New Level Of Strategy To For Honor's Multiplayer

For Honor is getting a free new mode on October 16 as part of the game’s Marching Fire update, and after getting a chance to try it at E3 it’s the only For Honor mode I want play. Inspired by games like Dota 2 and League of Legends, Breach is an asymmetrical siege mode with a bunch of little wrinkles that completely…

Let's Remember Some MOBAs Let's Remember Some MOBAs

Trends come and go in gaming. Right now, the big kid on the block is the battle royale game, but it wasn’t that long ago when everyone was looking to capture the MOBA lightning.

Genji Player Wipes Out Heroes Of The Storm Team In Seconds Genji Player Wipes Out Heroes Of The Storm Team In Seconds

If you can see Overwatch’s Genji you’ve probably let him get too close. The same applies to his character in Heroes of the Storm. And if that happens, whatever you do, don’t shoot him.

Heroes Of The Storm Streamer Reports Entire Team, Prompts Blizzard To Investigate  Heroes Of The Storm Streamer Reports Entire Team, Prompts Blizzard To Investigate 

Heroes of the Storm’s game director says Blizzard is looking into one of the game’s streamers frivolously reporting teammates after losing a match.

Riot Discloses Loot Box Odds For League of Legends Riot Discloses Loot Box Odds For League of Legends

Riot Games revealed the drop rates for League of Legends’ loot crates yesterday, offering transparency for a system that until now has been opaque. This comes during a time when loot boxes have triggered a great deal of outrage among players, pundits, and even politicians.

Mobile MOBA Vainglory Upgrades To 5V5 Next Week Mobile MOBA Vainglory Upgrades To 5V5 Next Week

Back in 2014, Super Evil Megacorp launched Vainglory, a mobile multiplayer online battle arena game featuring streamlined three-on-three battles on a simple one lane map. On February 13 the game updates to Vainglory 5V5, bringing it closer to both its PC cousins and its main competitor, Tencent’s Arena of Valor.

Battlerite Gets A New Champion In Its Latest Update Battlerite Gets A New Champion In Its Latest Update

Patch 1.3 released today. In addition to tweaking the UI and making some other slight quality of life adjustments, it also reworked Battlerite’s existing champions and added a new one: Zander.  

One Of The Most Popular Mobile Games In The World Comes To North America One Of The Most Popular Mobile Games In The World Comes To North America

With more than 200 million monthly active players in China, Tencent’s competitive multiplayer game Arena of Valor (AKA Kings of Glory and Strike of Kings) is one of the most popular and profitable mobile games in the world. Today it launched in North America on iOS and Android. Who’s playing?

Battlerite Is A True MOBA, And Thank God Battlerite Is A True MOBA, And Thank God

Games like League of Legends and Dota, because they cover a lot of ground, are loosely termed Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games. But Battlerite, which left early access in November, is one of the few games to actually meet the technical definition of MOBA, and that’s what makes it such a compelling alternative to…

NCSoft’s all-star arena combat game Master X Master (MXM) will shut down on January 31 after only seven months in operation. The developer says the game “failed to connect with players.” Recent in-game purchases will be refunded, and all content will be unlocked until the lights go out.

Two Weekends In Boston Showed Two Very Different Scenes In Competitive Gaming Two Weekends In Boston Showed Two Very Different Scenes In Competitive Gaming

Last Sunday, as two top League of Legends teams battled in Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden in front of thousands of cheering fans, a stadium usher grumbled a complaint that a lot of first-time esports spectators mention. The pro players, whose facial expressions appeared in close-up on big screens all over the stadium,…

Currently in open beta, Motiga’s animal-powered action hero shooter Gigantic officially launches on PC and Xbox One on July 20. Interested parties can pick up founder’s packs for the free-to-play game for $29.99 at its official website.

NCsoft Launches A Slightly Different Sort Of MOBA NCsoft Launches A Slightly Different Sort Of MOBA

Launched today in Europe and North America, Master X Master (MXM) is an free-to-play PC action MOBA featuring WASD movement and a tag system that lets players bring their choice of two NCsoft all-star champions (Masters) into the arena at once, swapping them out on the fly.

Jury To Decide Whether Valve Actually Owns Dota 2 Jury To Decide Whether Valve Actually Owns Dota 2

It probably does, but that hasn’t stopped a federal court from taking a closer look at the question.

Genji has just joined the Heroes of the Storm roster, so let’s hope you wanted yet another Assassin type. With the addition of Genji comes the game’s first Overwatch-themed map, Hanamura. This is a two-lane payload map with a whole lot of beautiful cherry blossoms.

Heroes Of The Storm Matchmaking Helps Two People Get Hitched In Real Life Heroes Of The Storm Matchmaking Helps Two People Get Hitched In Real Life

You never know where you might meet that special someone who makes you want to spend the rest of your life with them. For SadJetsFan and Venus1812, that place turned out to be a match in Heroes of the Storm.

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