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The Stream Team: Seeking chaos with Dota 2's ability draft

One of the most important steps in mastering a MOBA like Dota 2 is developing a deep understanding of every hero's skills. When you know what a hero can and cannot do, you can play effectively both as that hero and against him/her. But what happens when you take hero abilities, stick them in a...

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PAX Prime 2014: Tome makes for a more aggressive MOBA

One interesting trend that I noticed among the up-and-coming MOBAs that I previewed at PAX Prime this past weekend was how there's this real desire to challenge the status quo and cut out what's hurting rather than helping the genre. Tome may not look much different than its contemporaries, with...

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Not So Massively: The MOBAs and pseudo-MMOs of PAX Prime 2014

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. Massively's Justin took The Crew's beta and Shroud of the Avatar out for a spin. Dota 2 landed e-sports on the...

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PAX Prime 2014: Heroes of the Storm is friendly, zany fun

Heroes of the Storm's beginnings are rooted in a mod that Blizzard made in 2010 to encourage StarCraft II players to get into the modding scene. Not only was this unnecessary (the StarCraft II comunity took to modding like fish to water) but the mod gradually became so well-liked internally that...

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The Stream Team: Random drafting in Dota 2

Newcomers to Dota 2 often stick to the game's All-Pick mode when searching for matches. In All-Pick, every hero currently in the game's hero pool is available for selection. This makes character selection more manageable for new players (since you can pick heroes you know), but it also leads to an...

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Heroes of the Storm launches interactive battleground page

Looking forward to exploring the maps in Heroes of the Storm? The good news is that you can do so right now, even if you aren't currently in the test pool. The game's interactive battleground maps are now available, showing off the fields of battle and allowing you to zoom in or out, highlight...

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Not So Massively: Hellgate's resurrection, Path of Exile's expansion, and Destiny's launch trailer

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. Remember Hellgate? It's back, this time on Steam Greenlight. Path of Exile launched its Forsaken Masters...

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SMITE raises money for world championship pot by selling items

SMITE has a new plan to raise money for its World Championship prize pool called The Odyssey. Basically, the Odyssey program allows players a limited-time window to purchase exclusive items and sets for the game that will never be sold again. Part of the proceeds from those sales will go into the...

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Not So Massively: Path of Exiles' Master of the Hunt, Destiny's expansion, and BioWare's Shadow Realms

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. We took an exclusive first look at Path of Exile's Tora, Master of the Hunt. Destiny released Mars and Venus...

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Riot Games starting programs to help support retired e-sports players

So what do you do when you're too old to play e-sports on a professional level? Do you accept that you had a good run being treated like a rock star for playing a lot of games and move on with your life? Heck no. You need to start worrying about leveraging your brand and your media training. That's...

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