One Small Thing I Love About Heroes Of The Storm

I recently added Heroes of the Storm to the growing pile of MOBAs that I've become hopelessly addicted to. And while I find the characters in Blizzard's new game lacking in some ways (like their skins), one thing really impresses me about it in comparison to League of Legends: the way the heroes talk to one another. » 3/23/15 4:30pm 3/23/15 4:30pm

Tell Us Your Best Toxic MOBA Player Stories

Toxicity is a fact of life in popular MOBA games like League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and Dota 2. No two toxic players are exactly the same, though. Encountering toxicity can even lead to genuinely heartfelt moments between people who've never met before. What's your most memorable run-in with MOBA toxicity? » 3/18/15 3:30pm 3/18/15 3:30pm

Pro DOTA Player Controls Three Heroes At Once, Helps Win Match

On March 11, a pro DOTA 2 game in the Star Ladder Europe tournament (between Team Secret and DUZA Gaming) suffered from connectivity issues, so much so that two of Team Secret's five players were disconnected. Rather than pause the game and wait it out, though, one of Secret's players put da team on his back. » 3/12/15 9:30pm 3/12/15 9:30pm

Yes, Valve Knows They're Terrible At Talking To Fans

Valve does a lot of things right, but they also have a reputation for leaving fans in the dark. What's going on with Counter-Strike updates or Steam Greenlight's brokenness or Half-Life 3? We rarely find out until release day. This leads to fans who are confused at best, pissed at worst. Valve knows, and they agree… » 3/09/15 9:00pm 3/09/15 9:00pm

Why Some Dota 2 Players Are Mad At Valve Right Now

Last weekend, a special event themed after the Chinese New Year was released for Dota 2. Called "Year Beast," the new mode was so popular, that Dota 2 hit a new record for number of people playing a Steam game at the same time. But the number of players trying to get into the Year Beast proved to be one of the many… » 2/16/15 3:00pm 2/16/15 3:00pm

The Year In Dota 2: A Game That Kept Changing

Dota 2 is the staple of millions of players' gaming nights, a rising star in the eSports scene for a new generation of competitive players and spectators. It's also a lucrative vehicle for Valve to sell hats. From how it changed, to how people played it, to how Valve talked about it, here is the story of Dota 2 in… » 12/19/14 1:45pm 12/19/14 1:45pm