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  • Blog Post: Finding The Right MOBA For You

    The MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre can be an intimidating prospect to get into – there’s often a heavy burden of knowledge, tutorials don’t really teach gameplay aspects that you’ll need to play correctly, and random teammates and the community can be quite harsh... More
  • Blog Post: Chronicles – Heroes Of The Storm

    MOBAs (and "hero brawlers" if we want to go with Blizzard's designation for Heroes of the Storm) are bigger than ever on the PC scene. With a long history of this style of game coming from the original DotA map in Warcraft III (and many lesser known frontrunners of the genre like the Aeon... More
  • Blog Post: Why Smite Is A Huge Score For Xbox

    At Gamescom 2014 it was announced that Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play third-person MOBA Smite would be coming to Xbox One . It was revealed alongside a smattering of other excellent titles, but it may be the most significant of the batch. Why? Consoles need a MOBA, and while there have been attempts... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Don't Say The M-Word

    There's a new four-letter word in the industry that has some players denouncing developers and publishers and avoiding games like they've been afflicted with some kind of leprous plague. Like other maligned buzzwords before it, if you're dismissing a game out of hand because of a single term... More
  • Blog Post: Is Battleborn A MOBA? Here's What Gearbox Says

    Yesterday we unveiled Battleborn as our August cover story . Gearbox describes their new game as a "hero shooter," but the hive-mind of the Internet oversimplified it as "another MOBA." While visiting the studio in Plano, Texas, we spoke with design director John Mulkey and creative... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A League Of Legends Vet Witness A Newcomer's Awful Debut

    In my 25 years of gaming, I've tried to make it a point to stay open-minded and try just about every genre out there. I've never been a sports guy, but I've spent hundreds of hours playing Madden and NFL GameDay. I used to make fun of JRPGs because I didn't think I'd like turn-based... More
  • Blog Post: What Makes Infinite Crisis Different?

    Infinite Crisis, the free-to-play MOBA that lets players take control of DC universe characters such as Batman and Harley Quinn, is trying to do some things differently to separate themselves from established games and the rising tide of MOBA titles. From picking up cars and hurling them at enemies to... More
  • Blog Post: Out Of My Comfort Zone: League Of Legends

    Before the holiday, Game Informer’s Kim Wallace wrote a compelling piece about familiar games being too comfortable. In her feature, she wrote, “I'm playing a game I enjoy, but lately I've realized I'm robbing myself of new game experiences by relying too much on the same games... More
  • Blog Post: What Will Make You Switch To Blizzard All-Stars?

    Players of the MOBA/Dota-alike genre are notoriously defensive about their preferred game’s notional superiority. The entire landscape consisted of a handful of titles for years, but more and more games are competing for this enormous player pool every day. What can juggernaut developer/publisher... More
  • Blog Post: Guardians Of Middle-Earth Beginner Guide

    So you want to check out this whole MOBA thing now that there’s a decent console one, do you? This brief guide will help you land on your feet. [Not sure if Guardians is for you? Check out my full review here .] Run away No, seriously. You’re too close to the enemy. Back up! Against experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Why Should You Care About eSports?

    What makes over eight million people tune in to live streams to watch other people play video games? Electronic Sports, better known as eSports, is an umbrella term for competitive video gaming. Competitive gaming has been growing in popularity for a while now, developing a large fan-base that is both... More
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