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Not So Massively: HEX gets new cards, Dota 2 cancels Christmas, and Hearthstone lands on Android (sorta)

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Bungie's been banhammering Destiny players with modded consoles. The Dark Below, the game's first DLC, launched la...

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CBS looks at the rise of spectator e-sports

In a "Game On" segment, CBS Sunday Morning featured an in-depth look at e-sports and the spectator community that has grown up around them. It showed how games like StarCraft II and League of Legends have packed stadiums full of people who watch and cheer on their favorite teams of gamers. "I th...

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Not So Massively: Hearthstone's expansion, The Crew's launch, and Dead Island: Epidemic's beta

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Hearthstone's first expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, launched earlier today after major balance tweaks last week. U...

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27 million people watched League of Legends' world finals

Riot has posted the viewership numbers from League of Legends' 2014 world championship, and they're pretty impressive. That said, the total unique viewer count for the finals (27 million) dipped by five million from the 2013. Riot says that this year's viewers tended to watch for longer periods of ...

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Not So Massively: LoL's Rek'Sai, DayZ's price hikes, and The Crew's launch

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. League of Legends revealed Rek'Sai, the Void Burrower. Ubisoft pooh-poohed doubts about The Crew's launch tomorro...

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Ask Massively: Ridiculing e-sports is bad for MMOs

I don't love e-sports. I've never really been a fan. I used to enjoy spectating Guild Wars matches, but only in short bursts. Truth is, I prefer playing in PvP to watching it. I feel that way about real sports too; the ones I like, I'd rather play than watch. (Except tennis. I have no idea why, but...

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Not So Massively: Elite's refund controversy, Civ Online's closed beta, and Ghost in the Shell's G-Star debut

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Elite: Dangerous navigated the refund controversy over its canceled offline mode. OFPS Ghost in the Shell unveile...

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Not So Massively: Destiny's patch, Hearthstone's lawsuit, and Lost Ark's reveal

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Smilegate announced Lost Ark, a gorgeous Korean OARPG. Destiny updated with a massive 2.44 gig patch. One in five...

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Not So Massively: Overwatch's reveal, Hearthstone's expansion, and Dawngate's sunset

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Blizzard announced online team-shooter Overwatch at BlizzCon. Chris Metzen says Blizzard is trying to build a more...

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Not So Massively: Hearthstone's bans, Destiny's expansion, and Shadow Realms' alpha delay

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Hearthstone sent out two waves of bans and fueled speculation about the title of the upcoming expansion. Concept a...

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