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Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history

The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 International tournament wh...   read

 
 
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Dota Dash is Dota 2 mixed with Mario Kart

Have you ever been in the heat of a good Dota 2 teamfight, enjoying yourself as you're blasting away your enemies, and wondered -- you know what would go great with Dota? Mario Kart! Well, you're in the right place. D2Modd.In has...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 on controller

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller

When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mouse and keyboar...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 adds more tutorials to help ease in new players

Valve has added a new collection of tutorials for Dota 2 to help newer players with movement, general tactics, and hard combat. The new system will teach you everything step by step, at which point it'll allow you to take on a pared down se...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 nearly 'out'

Dota 2 is now playable without a beta key

[Update: it appears as if only the tutorial is now available for newcomers without a key, with the rest of the game to come at a later date. If you need a key, I'm sure you can easily get one in the comments below.] Fresh off of the an...   read

 
 
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The Dota 2 team adds new Interactive Compendium goals

To say Dota 2 has gotten off to a great start is an understatement. It immediately garnered the support of casual MOBA fans and competitive tourney goers alike, and the game is going very strong, heading into new stretch goals for the Inter...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 gets a new update, and the Elder Titan character

Dota 2 keeps on chugging, as a new update has added some minor fixes, sound updates, and tournament improvements, as well as a brand new character -- the Elder Titan (Tauren Chieftan). He's a character based around the concept of an Ancestr...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 popularity

Dota 2 is officially the most played Steam game to date

As Dota 2 consistently racks up new content updates, it seems like fans have been racking up big numbers for Valve in terms of overall playtime. Breaking the record for overall concurrent players for a Steam game set by Skyrim (287, 411), D...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 update

Dota 2 update adds a much-needed tutorial and more tweaks

Valve continues on with the updates to Dota 2, with the introduction of a full-fledged quest-based tutorial system. As any former MOBA beginner will tell you, this is pretty much a must have for new players, and it's a highly appreciated wa...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 guides

Dota 2 adds in-game guides to help players

The most recent update to Valve's free-to-play MOBA Dota 2 brought in-game player-created guides to help people out. When a guide is selected, the recommended items in the shop will change to those that the player has selected. Also, u...   read

 
 
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New Dota 2 mode

Dota 2 adds a 'Least Played Mode' game type

Dota 2 didn't get a new hero yesterday, but it did get a new game mode to hold us over while we wait for everyone's most anticipated hero, Tuskarr. Least Played Mode eliminates your 20 most-played heroes from the pool and forces you to...   read

 
 
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Defense of the Pickaxe: New Minecraft map mimics DOTA

Nearly six months after the release of version 1.0, the creativity of the Minecraft community has not died down one bit. We have seen inter-spatial puzzle solving, Spartans taking on Zombies and even explored the land of Hyrule. ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is suing Valve over DOTA trademark

MMO leader Blizzard has filed against Valve in an attempt to stop it trademarking DOTA, claiming the name has been used in exclusive association with the Warcraft series for more than seven years. It was filed late last year but just recent...   read

 
 
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Impressions: Dota 2 beta

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre has been fascinating to watch grow. Like many popular independent works, it started from humble beginnings with a little mod for a well-known game. I can only imagine that few could foresee&nbs...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's most wanted PC games of 2012

It's a strange time to be a PC gamer. With fewer high-profile exclusives, it has become a glorified Xbox 360. Thanks to efforts from developers and publishers, it's a superior 360 where draw distance, anti-aliasing, and frame-rate rarely ge...   read

 
 
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Should anyone own DOTA?

On August 8th, 2010, Valve filed for the trademark "DOTA" in anticipation of their latest title, DOTA 2. Just over a year later, the final stages of this process have arrived. The US Patent and Trademark Office is ready to give Valve the DO...   read

 
 
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Details on Blizzard DOTA and what makes it worth a look

Straight out of BlizzCon, Blizzard has shed some light on how Blizzard DOTA will work. With League of Legends going strong, Valve's Dota 2 on the way, and a score of DotA clones out there, it's sometimes hard to imagine just how much you ca...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's DOTA mod for StarCraft II is still on the way

Remember how Blizzard told us it was working on a Defense of the Ancients mod for StarCraft II, and then proceeded to not bring it up again? Me too! The latest update on this front comes from senior game designer Jonny Ebbert at gamescom. H...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: DotA 2, PS Vita, & Dark Souls bird-butts

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] NOTE: Flying squirrels got into ...   read

 
 
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Preview: League of Legends: Dominion

It was almost two years ago when League of Legends was first released and since then the game has received a cult-like following. League of Legends has helped cement the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre into videogaming. Now dev...   read

 
 



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