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  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Reveals Ascension Game Mode

    League of Legend's latest featured game mode, Ascension, has a new trailer today alongside some gameplay details. In Ascension, players will work together to take down Ancient Ascendant Xerath in the center of the map to acquire tremendous power. Players that take down Xerath will receive bonus health... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 09/05/2014

    This weekend the Game Informer staff has delusional aspirations to play lots of different things, from Rogue Legacy to The Walking Dead season two. However, the tempting call of the Angel of Death beckons, and most of us are likely going to end up playing a bunch of Diablo III. Those paragon levels aren't... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends And Esports At PAX Prime 2014

    At PAX Prime 2014, we sat down to chat with Riot Games’ VP of eSports Dustin Beck about League of Legends and the direction of things to come for the competitive moba. With eSports commanding bigger prize pools and attracting more viewers than ever, where’s Riot taking things next? “We’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With Tome: Immortal Arena

    At PAX Prime 2014, I took a dive into Kixeye’s MOBA, Tome: Immortal Arena. As usual, the first thing I wanted to know was what differentiated Tome from the grand deluge of MOBAS that are arriving on the PC scene. In broad strokes, the gameplay is much faster than many other genre titles - Games... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Smite Coming To Xbox One, Trailer Added

    At Gamescom 2014 during the Microsoft press conference, it was announced that Hi-Rez Studios' third-person action MOBA Smite will be coming to Xbox One. The MOBA's FPS-esque and skillshot sensibilities should make it an excellent fit for a controller, avoiding many of the challenges facing traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Nosgoth Free And Open To Everyone This Weekend

    Nosgoth, Square Enix's Legacy of Kain MOBA, is currently in closed beta , but this weekend the game opens up to everyone – temporarily. From now until midnight PT the night of Sunday, August 10, anyone can dive in to try the game out. All you will need is a capable PC and a Steam account. You... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends One For All Mode Is Back

    From May 29 to June 8, League of Legends players will be able to play a special game mode known as One For All: Mirror Mode. Players essentially vote on a single champion before the game begins, and then all players will play the champion in a Howling Abyss mirror match! Just think about the possibilities... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/18/2014

    Unsurprisingly, parts of the office are still obsessed with Dark Souls II and Infamous: Second Son, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Others are planning to put time into League of Legends, possibly inspired by the League of Legends Championship series currently happening. What are you planning... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Officially Launches, Announces $200,000 Tournament

    After amassing more than 3 million registered players during its beta, Smite has officially launched, and with it comes a cinematic trailer and a tournament. Smite, the free-to-play MOBA which casts players in the roles of assorted mythological gods, begins its $200,000 tournament on Friday, March 28... More
  • Blog Post: Awesomenauts Assemble! Side-Scrolling MOBA On PS4 March 4

    Ronimo Games is bringing its side scrolling MOBA, Awesomenauts Assemble! to PlayStation 4 next week. The title is an update to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release , incorporating new features and characters. The new version will include 15 characters (seven of which are new to console), new skins... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Adding New Game Mode

    There’s no new map, but there are new rules. In the next upcoming Featured Gameplay Mode, players will be able to participate in six-vs-six combat on the classic Summoner’s Rift map. This will create opportunities far outside the traditional lane composition and add some serious potential... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Games Sees Decades Of Life In League Of Legends

    Riot Games, which brought the MOBA genre to mainstream audiences, has built a business around a game concept that evolves through balancing, new player characters, and player ingenuity. In many ways, the concept behind good MOBAs is similar to well-crafted collectible card and miniature games. For that... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Championship Series 4 Begins

    The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Season 4 has officially begun. League of Legends and Riot Games continue to push the MOBA into the eSports spotlight with the LCS. LCS matches are streamed live and can be viewed here . If you’d rather check out the action live, tickets are available... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Rolls Out New God, New Map

    Third-person MOBA Smite will be getting a new patch this week that introduces Egyptian earth god Geb, a brand new Arena map, and a smattering of other changes. While Geb is an exciting addition to the god roster, the inclusion of a new “Night” Arena map that features manticores is the highlight... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Why Don't You Play MOBAs?

    According to a recent Game Informer poll, about 30 percent of responders had no interest in MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas). Another 30 percent didn’t even know what a MOBA was, and only 10 percent of you played MOBAs regularly. Last weekend, The International Dota 2 Championships drew... More
  • Blog Post: Deep Silver Reanimates MOBA Genre With Dead Island: Epidemic

    Deep Silver is taking its tropical paradise zombie series into a new genre. Dead Island: Epidemic will premiere at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany at the end of this month. Deep Silver is calling the title a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena). It will follow the MOBA genre's traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 Tournament Prize Nears $3 Million Thanks To Gamers

    Dota 2 isn't known for its simplicity , so it's fitting that a tournament for the game would be equally complicated. Here's what's going on. The International, an upcoming Dota 2 tournament, had an initial prize pool of $1.6 million. Those who are interested in setting up fantasy teams... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Pro Players Are Eligible For Athlete Visas

    Pro gamers are athletes, at least in the eyes of the U.S. government. In a recent interview, Riot Games' Nick Allen revealed that foreign League of Legends players are now eligible for the same travel visas that are available to professional athletes. The news came in an interview with Gamespot UK... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Brings 'Speed MOBA' Solstice Arena To iOS Devices Worldwide Today

    When I first heard about Solstice Arena, I was skeptical. It’s by Zynga. It’s a MOBA. It’s on iOS devices. This couldn’t work. It shouldn’t work. It works. And I don’t mean that it’s passable, or a neat first step. It is a fun, engaging title that plays quickly... More
  • Blog Post: DC MOBA Infinite Crisis Getting A Bump From Major League Gaming

    One of the biggest questions about MOBAs in development is whether the developers are looking to pull in the competitive gaming community. One of the titles we have our eye on is Warner Bros. new DC Comics-infused title, Infinite Crisis. Today, developer Turbine, publisher Warner Bros., and Major League... More
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