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Does Valve really own Dota? A jury will decide

Federal court case could hinge on 2004 forum post granting "open source" license. The original version of Dota was a Warcraft III mod whose ultimate ownership is now up for debate in federal court. Defense of the Ancient's path from an ultra-.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopMay 18th, 2017Related News

This week in games: Dota 2 co-op, Darksiders III revealed, and The Witcher 3 in glorious 8K

The Witcher 3 in 8K. Eight. K. I can’t even believe it. Not too long ago 4K was just a glimmer on the horizon, then I laughed when people started talking about 5K. Now we’re at 8K? What happened? Where did 6K and 7K even go? And when can we st.....»»

Source:  PcwCategory: TopMay 5th, 2017Related News

‘Dota 2’ Battle Pass gets you access to the ‘Siltbreaker’ co-op campaign

If you buy this year's Dota 2 Battle Pass, you can expect to earn all sorts of exciting goodies for your Dota 2 experience. Unique this year, however, is a cooperative campaign, called Siltbreaker, the first the game has ever had. The post ‘Dot.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopMay 5th, 2017Related News

Dota 2’s first co-op campaign mode will launch in May for $10

Requires paid Battle Pass; campaign's second half will launch in July. Enlarge / Siltbreaker, coming this month to Dota 2 for $10. (credit: Valve Software) The online team-battling game Dota 2 has long differentiated itself from other "MOBA" g.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopMay 5th, 2017Related News

Tech2.Games S01E01: Free games, CEO boss fights and a good week for adventure games

Tech2.Games is your weekly dose of all things gaming. This week we talk about the rebirth of FMV-games, updates to Dota 2 matchmaking, free games, and more The post Tech2.Games S01E01: Free games, CEO boss fights and a good week for adventure games a.....»»

Source:  Tech2Category: AsiaApr 22nd, 2017Related News

Valve is trying to end account smurfing in "Dota 2"

Valve is changing the way Dota 2 is played, at least on a meta level. Beginning May 4th, players will be required to register a unique phone number to their accounts in order to queue up for ranked matches. That's one account per phone.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopApr 21st, 2017Related News

‘DotA 2’ now requires unique phone number for ranked play to curb trolls

Valve is looking to clean up ranked play in DotA 2 by introducing a number of new measures to curb trolling and feeding. The most prominent is the requirement of a unique phone number to play ranked matches. The post ‘DotA 2’ now requires.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopApr 21st, 2017Related News

Valve asks for phone numbers to confirm Dota 2 player identities

Move should cut down on expert players intentionally smurfing noobs. Enlarge / Everyone in this picture better have a valid phone number... Dota 2 maker Valve is taking serious action to cut down on the prevalence of smurfing—using a second.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopApr 21st, 2017Related News

Valve Adds Phone Number Requirement for Dota 2 Ranked Matchmaking

Valve details new discipline systems and the return of solo queue in Dota 2. Valve has announced a number of major changes to Dota 2's matchmaking, most notably an all-new feature that would require players to link their phone number to their S.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameApr 20th, 2017Related News

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 review: Twilight struggle

A return to single-player basics with something new for multiplayer. Enlarge / Dawn of War 3's multiplayer takes a lot of ideas from MOBAs like LoL and Dota 2. Dawn of War 3 is a pretty obvious callback to the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopApr 20th, 2017Related News

AMD Radeon RX 550 review: A thrilling budget graphics card with a perplexing price

The most popular games in the world don’t need a beefy graphics card.Yes, I’m talking about e-sports. The likes of League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominate Twitch and Steam charts alike. There are a lot of reaso.....»»

Source:  PcwCategory: TopApr 20th, 2017Related News

How to follow competitive Vainglory, the iPhone"s growing eSports sensation

League of Legends and Dota 2—the free-to-play MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) sensations, both playable on Mac—are two of the biggest competitive gaming draws today. Both have respectively yielded tens of millions of dollars in tourname.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: McitoshApr 12th, 2017Related News

Dota 2 Skin Creators Say Valve Is Ripping Them Off

Designers who say they are able to make a living selling outfits and skins for Dota 2 say they may need to get new gigs now that they’ve noticed an unannounced change to the game’s economy affecting their bank accounts.Read more........»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopMar 31st, 2017Related News

AMD Ryzen chips see big performance improvements with gaming optimizations

AMD's Ryzen 7 1800x has shown solid performance improvements in Ashes of the Singularity and Dota 2 thanks to optimizations made by the developers specifically for that hardware. It has also been confirmed by independent sources. The post AMD Ryzen c.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopMar 30th, 2017Related News

International 2017 esports event to run from August 7-12 in Seattle

Valve has confirmed that this year's iteration of its flagship Dota 2 tournament, The International, will take place in Seattle, Washington this August, with tickets set to go on sale next month. The post International 2017 esports event to run from.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopMar 29th, 2017Related News

Jalopnik This Is Why Your Car Makes That Weird Whining Sound In Reverse | io9 The Han Solo Movie Cou

Jalopnik This Is Why Your Car Makes That Weird Whining Sound In Reverse | io9 The Han Solo Movie Could Feature a Major Star Wars Planet We’ve Never Seen Before | Compete Dota 2 Player Gets Put In Cliff Timeout By Enemy Team | Lifehacker How to.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopMar 13th, 2017Related News

AMD’s latest Radeon GPU driver boosts performance of ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’

AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition graphics driver is out, giving Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands a little performance boost. It also resolves issues with Battlefield 1, For Honor, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and DOTA 2. The po.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopMar 6th, 2017Related News

4 months later, "Dota 2" teams, talent and organizers say they still haven"t been paid

Several individuals say they have not been paid for participating in and working at a Dota 2 tournament in November 2016, including event organizers, on-air talent and at least three teams. Pro Dota 2 teams CompLexity Gaming, Alliance and Team NP as.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopMar 6th, 2017Related News

Dota 2 Just Had Its 3 Billionth Game

A whopping 3 billion game lobbies for the wildly popular free-to-play MOBA have now been created. Dota 2 just hit a major milestone, as a whopping 3 billion game lobbies for Valve's free-to-play MOBA have now been created. According to Dota 2.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameFeb 16th, 2017Related News

The NBA is creating its own eSports league for the basketball game NBA 2K

 The rise in popularity of eSports has mainly been focused around leagues that play games like League of Legends, Dota and Counter-Strike – all games that aren’t actually sports-related. But eSports games that are modeled after actua.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 9th, 2017Related News