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The Dota 2 development team has created some fantastic looking characters over the years. However, the process of designing a character is long and full of terrible mistakes.
Older gamers love to talk about how games are just too easy these days. To some extent, they're right. There are a lot of games built with complete newbies in mind that have abundant tutorials, easier difficulty settings, and forgiving mechanics like regenerating health.
One Dota 2 player has created the ultimate in-game tribute to Gabe Newell. This weekend he unveiled a custom shopkeeper skin for the PC MOBA game based on Valve's founder.
Is competitive gaming a real sport? Former Blizzard chief creative officer and World of Warcraft designer Rob Pardo says yes and thinks these games should be a part of the Olympics.
Chinese team Newbee has won International 4, the world championship for Dota 2. The squad took home a grand prize of over $5 million, the largest purse yet for the MOBA.
Dota 2 players can now purchase the Compendium for the International 2014. The all-in-one, virtual guide to this year's world championship provides several in-game bonuses.
Dota 2's worldwide championship The International will return this summer. Today Valve announced the teams that will be competing for a shot at a huge cash prize.
A list of the top 10 online games from around the world has been listed by market research group SuperData Research. They accrued data from the top 10 online PC games from estimated worldwide sales data, microtransactions and subscription earnings throughout 2013.
The Steam Controller is coming soon to the consumer market. I imagine we might get a taste of it at the CES 2014 event (hopefully). For now, though, those partaking in the 300 Steam Machine beta test are posting tutorials, guides and demonstration videos showcasing different aspects of Valve's living room entertainment solution.
Valve's digital games platform Steam has set another usage record. Over 7.6 million gamers were using Steam simultaneously on December 29th.
My favorite games of the generation were huge blockbusters like Mass Effect 2, Skyrim and Uncharted 2. This year, though, was different. This year most of the games that caught my eye were small titles that cost $15 or less.
Valve plans to release a major update for Dota 2 today. The "Three Spirits" patch provides two new Heroes for the game and revises the appearance of Storm Spirit.
Valve has announced that they're working on a 2013 edition of Diretide, the Halloween-themed Dota 2 event. They made the decision following a whole lot of kicking and screaming from fans.
A Dota 2 player terrified by the prospect of facing Broodmother in matches won't have to live in fear anymore. A fellow player has created a mod to make the hulking spider look much less intimidating in the PC MOBA game.