Dota 2 – The King of Negativity 

Of all the video game genres, the MOBA – and subsequently DOTA – continues to prove to be one of the most interesting. Originating in the hallowed halls of Warcraft III’s custom game servers, the rise of Defense of the Ancients is now forever etched into the annals of MOBA history – but is it a story that has gone sour? Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games have enjoyed some of the best time in the eSports limelight for years now. DOTA 2 and League of Legends pull in the largest and hungriest crowds around, and with good reason: tuning in […]

Has the RTS Genre Gone the Way of the Dinosaur?

It seems that only yesterday we were enthralled with the prospect of irreparably ruining our surrounding ecology purely for the purpose of acquiring enough materials to dominate our opponents, and now…? Well, the battlefield lies barren. That’s not to say that there aren’t new entries to the RTS foray out on the market these days, but it does seem nigh-impossible to throw a shoe into the crowd and not hit a disgruntled fan at how little prevalence the genre holds in today’s market. This perception, however, requires deeper analysis. Did the genre EVER hit the highs that some of its […]

The Grim Future of HoTS

Blizzard’s MOBA variant, Heroes of the Storm has likely heard its death knell in the not-too-far-off future. While Blizzard hasn’t officially shut the game down just yet, the future of the once-hyped MOBA is looking quite dim. Just this week, Blizzard issued a statement announcing that both the Heroes Global Championships and Heroes of the Dorm will not be renewed for a 2019 season. Now, if this seems a little too close to the wire for you, you’re probably right. To say that Blizzard was cavalier in the way that they went about notifying the playerbase would be almost as […]

The Quest for Endless PvP Pleasure

There is only one true way to experience the thrill of multiplayer: PvP. There are a million and one variants to multiplayer game design, but nothing can come close to the sensation of victory coursing through your system. There are those who prefer a more relaxed and cooperative atmosphere to their virtual outings, but we still hold that no amount of idyllic merrymaking can match the thrill and excitement that comes with pounding your enemies into the pavement. It’s all fine and dandy to just throw out sentiments of praise toward your favourite genres, but we here at The Game’s […]