China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

If you’ve been following gaming industry sites over the past week, you’ve probably heard about what’s going on in China — or, more specifically, what’s…

OpenAI’s Dota 2 Bots Pummel Top-Tier Human Players

OpenAI’s Dota 2 Bots Pummel Top-Tier Human Players

A few weeks ago, we filled you in on OpenAI, a project funded by Elon Musk that pits a team of self-learning AI bots against…

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

When is a loot box not a loot box? When it’s not random, it would appear. That’s the workaround Valve has implemented for Dota 2…

Tencent Has Plans To Bring Its Steam Competitor, WeGame, To The West

Tencent Has Plans To Bring Its Steam Competitor, WeGame, To The West

With Steam drawing in about 15 million players at any one time, Valve has a pretty huge chunk of the PC gaming market. It might…

AI Teams Can Beat Humans At Dota 2, Impressing Bill Gates

AI Teams Can Beat Humans At Dota 2, Impressing Bill Gates

The next time you complain that your opponent in a game is “botting,” be careful — it might be an actual, self-learning AI. OK, we’re…

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve has suspended item trading in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Netherlands. This comes in response to a mandate by the Dutch…

And Now… Even Dota 2 Is Getting In On The Battle Royale Action

And Now… Even Dota 2 Is Getting In On The Battle Royale Action

Okay guys. What did I say earlier today? Everyone loves their Battle Royal. Even Dota 2 is getting in on the action. Although, they’re not…

Dota 2’s Player Base Is In Decline, Says SuperData

Dota 2’s Player Base Is In Decline, Says SuperData

With around half a million players at any one time — trailing only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Steam — Dota 2 isn’t exactly dying. But its…

Dota 2 Adds Optional Subscription That Includes Challenges, Cosmetics, And Controversial Real-Time Assistant

Dota 2 Adds Optional Subscription That Includes Challenges, Cosmetics, And Controversial Real-Time Assistant

Valve’s making its free-to-play games a little less free lately. First, there was the announcement that Artifact — which may or may not be a…

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

As one game enters free-to-play, another exits. Valve showed off Artifact, the Dota 2 card game, to a number of press outlets earlier this week,…

Valve Plans Bi-Weekly Releases Of Dota 2 Updates Over The Next 6 Months

Valve Plans Bi-Weekly Releases Of Dota 2 Updates Over The Next 6 Months

Dota 2 players will be getting more frequent — if smaller — updates over the next six months. While not currently intended to be a…

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Predictions For F2P Gaming In 2018

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Predictions For F2P Gaming In 2018

It’s prediction time again! Time for us here at MMOBomb – by which I mean me, since nobody else will subject themselves to this level…

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-to-Play Gaming New Stories of 2017

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-to-Play Gaming New Stories of 2017

What a wild and wacky 2017 it’s been! All right, maybe it wasn’t that wacky, but every end-of-year list is required by law to start…

The Top 5 F2P Games On Steam in November

The Top 5 F2P Games On Steam in November

Steam is love, Steam is life – and some games are more lively than others. Valve’s platform has it all, good and bad. Today we’re…

Welcome To The Jungle: Team Fortress 2 Changes Locales

Welcome To The Jungle: Team Fortress 2 Changes Locales

Valve is celebrating 10 years of Team Fortress 2 by sending players to the jungle. The Jungle Inferno update introduces new maps, weapons and…for some…

Artist Reveals That Valve Considered Female Team Fortress 2 Characters

Artist Reveals That Valve Considered Female Team Fortress 2 Characters

All nine of Team Fortress 2‘s characters are male — and yes, that includes the Pyro, despite some people’s belief in the contrary. But at…

Dota 2 Gets Review Bombed On Steam; Also, Valve (Finally) Tries To Combat Review Bombing On Steam

Dota 2 Gets Review Bombed On Steam; Also, Valve (Finally) Tries To Combat Review Bombing On Steam

Sometimes events happen in succession that might seem related but maybe aren’t. Like an athlete saying he’s trying a new approach and then getting injured…

Nearly Everyone Hates Valve’s Artifact – And It Probably Won’t Matter

Nearly Everyone Hates Valve’s Artifact – And It Probably Won’t Matter

Since its reveal just over a month ago, I’ve been following the amazing saga of Artifact: The Dota Card Game. I’m not sure what kind…

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