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Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how Vanguard's early stumbles foreshadowed the changing MMORPG industry. In January 2007, when Vanguard lurched its way to launch, the genre was barely a decade old; it was booming, and it had never suffered hardship on a massive scale. In the west, we'd see...

January 23rd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Trove departs the Betawatch list this week, having soft-launched with an open beta destined to go unwiped. Heroes of the Storm will head to closed beta on January 13th. And Blizzard announced Overwatch, a team-based online shooter that'll hit beta in 2015. What else is new in the world of MMO testi...

November 7th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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We hope you haven't pinned your future MOBA hopes on Dawngate, as EA has decided to take this title out of the running completely. Dawngate, which has been in beta most of this year, said today that it will be shutting down service in 90 days and is refunding testers any money they have spent thus...

November 4th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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. Destiny powered through convention week with multiple videos, both embedded below. The game is currently alpha tes...

June 16th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Dawngate is looking to bring a little something different to the MOBA field, as evidenced in its catchphrase, "break the meta." In a new video, Waystone Games devs list off several reasons why Dawngate isn't your average MMO. These include more of a focus on flexible team strategy, an epic storyl...

June 9th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively: Today we have tea, crumpets, and the ever-so-delightful company of Composer Jeff Broadbent. Mr. Broadbent is here to talk about his work on the score for the upcoming MOBA Dawngate. So is working in the online video game world becoming a habit for you, going from PlanetSide 2 to Dawngate...

May 13th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Venus Rising's internal alpha officially kicked off this week, and we're sure you can't wait to log in and do... whatever it is people do in there. Take totally platonic baths, maybe. What else is new in the world of MMO betas this week? Trion announced that ArcheAge is officially in alpha! The...

April 11th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts and Waystone Games want you to know that their Dawngate MOBA is now in open beta. Should you play it? That depends on whether you value things like resource gathering and character customization in your MOBAs. If you're still not sure, you can have a look at Dawngate's "Break the M...

April 9th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments