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  • Blog Post: Paladins Closed Beta Announced

    The list of character-based competitive action games is getting crowded, but players will be able to get their hands on another next month. Hi-Rez Studios has announced a date for the Paladins closed beta. The Paladins closed beta begins on Tuesday, November 17, according to a tweet made by Hi-Rez Studios... More
  • Blog Post: Deep Silver Is Shutting Down Its Early Access MOBA, Dead Island: Epidemic

    Another Steam Early Access game is about to die on the vine. Earlier this month, Undead Labs pulled the plug on the Pokemon-like RPG, Moonrise . Yesterday, Deep Silver announced its zombie-flavored MOBA, Dead Island: Epidemic only has a month left to live. The announcement was made on the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Hi-Rez Marks 10 Million Smite Players With Kevin Sorbo

    Hi-Rez Studios' game Smite has been played by more than 10 million unique players, and the studio is marking that milestone with a special treat. Next month, players who win 10 PvP matches of the MOBA will unlock Hercules as a playable god, as well as a voice pack featuring Kevin Sorbo, the Hercules... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Gets New Arena Map On PC Next Week, Xbox One Soon

    Hi-Rez is throwing players to the lions starting next week. The Smite studio is adding a new map for arena mode on Tuesday. The new Arena is deocrated like a bright, Roman colisseum. Lions serve as guardians for power boosts, and heavy minions look more like hulking warriors than the siege towers found... More
  • Blog Post: WB Games Announces DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis To Close In August

    WB Games has announced that it is ending its DC Comics MOBA, Infinite Crisis. The news was shared on the game's official website. A statement from WB Games says that the Turbine-developed title will remain active until mid-August and completely free to play. "After much deliberation, we regret... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Warming Up To MOBAs?

    With big titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Heroes of the Storm continuing to make the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena a popular destination for many PC players and eSport enthusiasts, not everyone has taken to the team-based genre. With games like Smite, Battleborn, and Gigantic heading to console... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Enters Closed Beta On Xbox One, Founders Pack Purchase Guarantees Access

    Smite is one step closer to launching on Xbox One. Hi-Rez’s MOBA has entered closed beta. You can register for access now on the official website. For those looking to guarantee some pre-release play time, Hi-Rez is offering a Founder’s Pack. For $29.99, you’ll get access to every god... More
  • Blog Post: Sign Up To Test Gigantic On Xbox One

    The Xbox One is getting a double-dose of MOBA in the near future. Hi-Rez’s Smite is currently in the testing phase on Microsoft’s console. Now it seems the other known title is getting ready to do the same. Motiga has posted an extremely brief survey for the Xbox One version of Gigantic.... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of Newerth Adding Retro-Themed Alternate Avatars

    LightGunblade is the first new alternate avatar in Heroes of Newerth’s 8-bit promotion , and the proceeds are contributing to the game’s prize pool at DreamHack this summer. Based on arcade light-gun games, the LightGunblade variant of Gunblade wields a pair of light guns and features pixelated... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Motiga’s MOBA, Gigantic, Will Have Cross-Play Between PC And Xbox One

    Update: Motiga has provided more information about the new partnership with Microsoft. The studio says that players will be able to use an account system to use their purchases and continue progress across the two platforms. Additionally, while cross-play is available, it isn't a requirement. Players... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of The Storm Enters Closed Beta

    With a patch including a new map, new character, and ranked play, Heroes of the Storm is officially leaving the alpha tag behind to enter closed beta. There's a significant amount of balance tweaks and changes that accompany the rollout as well. Closed beta allows players to battle on the new map... More
  • Blog Post: Hi-Rez Plans Smite Xbox One Closed Beta For Early 2015, Release By Mid-Year

    Speaking at PAX Australia, Hi-Rez Studios chief operating officer Todd Harris shared some new information for its MOBA, Smite. The title was announced for Xbox One at Gamescom this year, and the wait won’t be too much longer for some players. Harris says the game currently has a registered user... More
  • 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
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