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Not So Massively: Star Citizen design contest, Dota 2's New Bloom, and LoL tournament controversy

The first round of Star Citizen's Next Great Starship competition got underway this week, pitting 24 teams of artists and technical wizards against each other for a chance to get their ship design in the game and win the $30,000 top prize. The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter clarified that there...

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The Stream Team: Rising from the ashes in Dota 2

Dota 2's New Bloom update is now live, bringing a new map variant, two new heroes, and a ton of other interesting features to investigate. Join Massively's Mike Foster as he explores some of the changes New Bloom introduces and jumps into a live match with one of the all-new heroes. The action...

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The Stream Team: Alpha on the brain edition, February 3 - 9, 2014

And here we thought we'd have to pussyfoot around the fact that there is an alpha that has seduced away a segment of our staff! But since the NDA has been shot down, we are free to discuss it in detail as we want. Even better, we can also stream it for you! So that's exactly what's going to happen...

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Massively Rewind: SOE's shutdowns, ESO's pre-orders, and Funcom's raided offices

There was no shortage of juicy MMO news this week, so it's a good thing Massively Rewind is here to make sure you don't miss the good stuff. We're kind of like a devoted parent pointing out landmarks to gawk at during a cross-country family road trip... except you don't have to play the license...

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Dota 2's New Bloom update introduces new heroes and more

Valve's Dota 2 is about to receive another huge update, this one bringing two new heroes and a bevy of other features to the most played game on Steam. The New Bloom festival, which launches tomorrow for all Dota 2 players, includes a new beast to slay, the ability to "offer" unwanted items in the...

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The Soapbox: Stop ganking, you ganking gankers

For me, player vs. player interaction is a necessary component of any online game. The urge to engage with skilled human opponents is the reason I spent countless hours defending flags in World of Warcraft and likely the main motivating factor in my slide away from traditional MMOs and toward MOBAs...

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Not So Massively: LoL update blocked by porn filter, Firefall's story campaign, and PoE's summoning skills

​Star Citizen hit $37 million in crowdfunding this week, unlocking the strange new Tanga solar system in a rectangular planetary nebula. In the latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter, developers revealed plans for the upcoming multiplayer alpha stage, the travel and trading alpha, and the eventual...

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Riot claims 27 million daily players for League of Legends

It's no secret that Riot Games's League of Legends is the biggest MOBA on the block, but just how big might come as something of a surprise. Riot has revealed that the League playerbase has now reached 27 million players daily. Player concurrency hits about 7.5 million players during high-traffic...

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The Stream Team: Spring or else edition, January 27 - February 2, 2014

After a month that involved a polar vortices and a polar plunge (I'm surprised we didn't end up with polar bears!), I know a number of people who are threatening to carry out bodily harm to a certain weather-forecasting critter if he deigns to suggest that winter will be extended. Spring or the...

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The Stream Team: It's random hero time in Dota 2

One of the core requirements of any MOBA is a deep understanding all of that game's heroes. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each character is critical for setting up a winning strategy and for picking the perfect counter-hero during draft time. In Dota 2, as in other MOBAs, the best way to...

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