Post Thumbnail

Dota 2's New Bloom update is still in full swing, with players from across the globe trying to make the most of two new heroes and dozens of meta changes. Tonight, Massively's Mike Foster again leaps into the fray, seeking to destroy the enemy's ancient before they can destroy his. He'll be showin...

February 12th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's that time of year again: the time for in-game festivals and real-world chocolate! For MMO enthusiasts, the middle of February heralds the chance to load up on seasonal goodies in various in-game celebrations. It doesn't matter that the majority of things are pink, red, or shaped like a heart -...

February 10th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 begi...

February 3rd 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

February 3rd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

January 28th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

January 28th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 h...

January 27th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 gro...

January 27th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

January 25th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Dota 2 is a MOBA of immense depth. Just when you think you understand it, you discover something entirely new that dramatically alters the way you approach the game. Outside of the raw strategy element, there are numerous mechanical things to learn. Last-hitting, denying, creep stacking, and positi...

January 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Snow sharks one week, polar vortexes the next: What happened to just raining cats and dogs? The weather is a zoo! Maybe you were in a part of the country that didn't turn people into popsicles this past week; if so, count yourself lucky. Many of us couldn't leave our houses and were forced to game...

January 13th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

What do you do when Mother Nature decides to dump enough snow on you to recreate a life-size replica of The Wall? Most of us would hunker down at our desks and dive into the sunnier realms of our favorite virtual worlds. We're gamers; that's what we do. But I've since learned that there are those w...

January 6th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments