Tag Archives: DOTA 2
Sat, Aug 03, 2013 | 21:56 BST
The Dota 2 International Championship has started, and the prize pool has reached $2.7 million. Earlier this week the prize pool hit $2.6 million.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 | 00:49 BST
Dota 2 players have passed the sixth and penultimate stretch goal for sales of The Compendium, unlocking a new bonus and pouring $2.6 million into The International’s prize pool.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 | 08:40 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has announced a new update to the game’s digital compendium, which adds a fantasy league and other fresh features into the mix.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 10:51 BST
Dota 2 has launched for Mac and Linux, following its release on PC last week. We’ve got system specs for both formats here.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 | 09:28 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has rolled out a new update to its recently-released MOBA, this time adding new ghost knight Abaddon and his phantom steed. There’s also a bunch of new fixes. Get the patch notes here.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 | 10:10 BST
Dota 2 has launched after two years of beta testing – but you’ll have to sign on to a waiting list to get in.
Fri, Jul 05, 2013 | 01:07 BST
Steam and Twitch have officially joined forces to heal a divide in the Dota 2 community.
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 11:11 BST
Dota 2 has received a string of tutorials to help players understand how the MOBA format works, and how to compete against others without feeling like a toddler going up against ten Mike Tysons after they’ve each downed a can of Red Bull – not the small cans mind you, but the big ones, the ones about the size of a pint glass but with added Taurine or whatever that stuff is they extract from bulls to give you wings.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 22:08 BST
Valve has announced that starting today, item creators in Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 Workshops can choose from a selection of toolmakers, communities, and mentors and allocate a percentage of revenues from in-game item sales to the those who helped them in creating the items. The contribution will be made from a percentage redirected from Valve to the toolmakers so as not to be taken from the creator’s royalty. Since it’s launch in 2011, over 1,200 items created have produced over $10 million in royalties paid to creators.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 | 11:00 BST
Dota 2 feels like it’s been out for ages already but Valve will open the doors to everyone this summer, following an extensive closed alpha and beta phase that has spanned Steam and various tournaments worldwide. It really does feel like it’s out already, doesn’t it?
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 | 04:59 BST
roX.KIS player Alexey ‘Solo’ Berezin has received a lifetime ban from prominent Dota 2 network Starladder TV after it emerged that he allegedly bet on his own team losing.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 05:48 BST
Valve has finished a Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, and invited special guests to private viewings to “beta test” it.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 02:28 BST
Dota 2 has been updated, but it’s not one of those charming patches with an obvious major feature or tweak. Instead, it’s jam-packed with a huge number of nerfs, buffs and other rebalancing foolery; the full patch notes are available on Steam for those able to parse the dense thicket of information.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 21:29 BST
Since implementing an option to ban communication from abusive Dota 2 players, Valve has said the game has become a much friendlier place.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 14:17 BST
Perfect World Co. Ltd has reported its Q1 financials for the period ending March 31, 2013 and the figures note a decline in profits, revenue and player base.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 06:53 BST
At some point this past weekend, there were 329,977 Steam users running DOTA 2. That’s a new record for any single game on the Steam platform, beating down the previous record of ~297,000 players gathered in DOTA 2 in early March. The West qualifiers for The International tournament — with a prize pool currently topping $2 million — were this weekend, and folks can watch through the client, so that probably had something to do with it.
Thanks, PC Gamer
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 11:38 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has added new stretch goals to sales of the game’s Interactive Compendium, the companion guide to its next tourney ‘The International 2013′. The new goals offer incentives such as bonus HUD skins and a chance foe players to vote for the game’s next hero.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 12:19 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve had promised buyers of the game’s Interactive Compendium – a digital companion to the incoming International tourney – that if they bought enough copies they’d unlock new Smeevil courier mounts. The $250,000 target has already been smashed and the mounts are being worked on now.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 12:07 BST
The march of DOTA 2 moving towards being some insane industry all of its own continues with the Interactive Compendium, a supplement to the upcoming International Championships.