This week is packed with MOBA news as almost every major title released a new patch. Infinite Crisis
introduced new champions Poison Ivy and Gaslight Catwoman and announced that the game's closed beta will start in two days' time on May 8th. SMITE
introduced new Norse god Fenrir the Unbound, and League of Legends
released a champion spotlight on new Ice Witch champion Lissandra. Dota 2
also released new hero Elder Titan based on the original DotA
hero Tauren Chieftain, and Heroes of Newerth
released several months of balance changes at once in its colossal version 3.1 update.
celebrated hitting $9 million US in its ongoing crowdfunding campaign, and to celebrate, developers controversially gave all current backers free lifetime insurance on their ships. The title's success has also spurred EVE Online
developer CCP Games
to show off its own virtual reality dogfighter called EVR
that uses the upcoming Oculus Rift headset.
's first anniversary is just over a week away; details of any celebrations haven't yet been released. Developers confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version will not be getting mouse and keyboard support and that the PC version won't be getting support for analog controllers. For those of you up for some oldschool dungeon-crawling, Diablo II
also announced that its ladder will be reset on May 14th this week and all players will start the game fresh again.