Posts Tagged DOTA 2


Valve’s Free to Play Documentary Review

Free to Play is not a film about Dota 2, nor is it a film about the international tournament that’s confusingly named The International.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

GeForce 335.23 Titanfall WHQL Drivers drop for release

Nvidia has released what they are calling the GeForce 335.23 Titanfall WHQL Drivers.

By Paul Younger | 10 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2 continuing to move towards custom game modes

A new item schema update has been vigorously hurled at Dota 2, and while it doesn’t contain anything massively groundbreaking, it does offer a glimpse at some upcoming (and incredibly welcome) changes, as well as reminding us that custom game modes are on the way.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s Free to Play DOTA 2 eSports movie releases next month

Valve are set to release their DOTA 2 documentary movie called Free to Play on 19 March.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #152

I hope you tune in to the IncGamers Podcast to hear about curtains, because that’s what you’re going to get this week.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Feb 2014 | 6

Dota 2 patched to add the Year Beast

Update: The Dota 2 blog has been updated with news on exactly what this mode entails.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Impressions on Dota 2 Patch 6.80 and the New Bloom Festival

I wouldn’t normally write something like this, but… well, I’m actually kinda impressed with what’s been added in Dota 2‘s 6.80 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival/Patch 6.80 out now

Quick public service announcement: Dota 2 patch 6.80 – also known as the New Bloom Festival update – is now live.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #150

In honour of our 150th episode, the podcast team has an in-depth discussion about crisp flavours (that’s “chip flavors” for anybody listening in America.) That happens right near the end though, so first you have to sit through a lot of fascinating PC game related chat.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2014 | 2

Dota 2’s New Bloom coming tomorrow with a second hero and more features

Hahaha. Did you think that Terrorblade would be the only hero added in Dota 2‘s New Bloom Festival?

By Tim McDonald | 28 Jan 2014 | 5

Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival adding new hero, Random Ability Draft, hero changes

Okay, so Valve have finally lifted the curtain on a lot of what the New Bloom Festival patch for Dota 2 will include.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Jan 2014 | 2

Dota 2 details New Bloom Festival event

Frostivus might not have been that long ago, but Valve are already gearing up for the next Dota 2 event – the New Bloom Festival.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve tosses out some crazy Team Fortress 2 numbers in economy talk

The latest conference chat to take place at Valve’s Steam Dev Days event was about in-game economies (hats,) and confirmed what a lot of people probably already suspected; that Team Fortress 2 (hats) are still very popular.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve extends Dota 2’s Year of the Horse submission deadline

As previously mentioned, the next event for Dota 2 will be a spring event called “Year of the Horse”, based around the Chinese New Year.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

A Beginner’s Guide to Dota 2 – Part Four: Playing Support

Quick Menu

The basics
The Heroes – Part 1
The Heroes – Part 2
Items
Situational Items
Playing Support

Hello.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jan 2014 | 4

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IncGamers’ Favourite Games of 2013 – Tim’s Picks

I doubt I’ll look back on 2013 with the same sense of wistful joy as I do for most of the early-90s years, but the difficulty I’ve had in picking only five games is certainly testament to this year having a lot of top-notch titles.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Dec 2013 | 4

Dota 2 patch adds more heroes and rewards to Wraith-Night

How’re you going with Wraith-Night? Have you won it repeatedly, yet?

By Tim McDonald | 20 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2 wants submissions for Year of the Horse event

Wraith-Night is underway, but Valve aren’t resting on their (Christmas) laurels.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #145

‘Twas the penultimate IncGamers Podcast before Christmas, and all around the house, PCs were gaming, with keyboard and mouse.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2 entry queues removed, game now genuinely free for everyone

A Dota 2 patch that went live tonight has come with the announcement that, at last, Dota 2 is really free for everyone.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s Wraith-Night gets an update, matchmaking tweaks

Hello there. I am not your scheduled Dota 2 updates expert Tim McDonald, but I’ll do my best to be grumpy and sarcastic and maybe nobody will notice the difference.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s Frostivus/Wraith-Night/Legion Commander patch goes live

Dota 2‘s latest mega-patch – which I affectionately call the Frostiwraithnilegicomma patch – has gone live.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Legion Commander confirmed: Wraith-Night hits Dota 2 tomorrow

Update 13 December 2013: The patch is now live.
I’d say “I called it“, but frankly, I don’t know that it comes as much of a surprise.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Dec 2013 | 3

Valve hints at Legion Commander coming in Dota 2’s Frostivus update

There are a few indications in the latest Dota 2 Frostivus tease that the holiday update might add Legion Commander.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Dec 2013 | 3

Frostivus is coming: Dota 2 patch removes Skeleton King

Well, here’s a bizarre one for you. The latest Dota 2 patch has… removed a hero.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Dec 2013 | 6

Frostivus coming to DOTA 2 – It’s not cancelled this year

In fear of hearing the words “Gief Frostivus”, Valve are making damn sure that the DOTA 2 Frostivus seasonal content will be released after it was cancelled last year.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Ranked matchmaking coming to Dota 2

Ever wondered what your Dota 2 MMR is? Welp, you’ll be able to find out before too long!

By Tim McDonald | 7 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Latest Dota 2 patch changes a few names and models

For reasons that are utterly beyond me, the latest Dota 2 patch has changed a few of the hero names and models.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2 getting The Stanley Parable announcer pack

There’s another Dota 2 announcer pack coming, and this one’s a good’un: it’s The Stanley Parable.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2 servers fall over, community trolled again

Oh that wacky Valve. Not content with upsetting the community the other week by not releasing Diretide and then taking a full week to explain what was going on, they’ve gone and upset everyone again.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Nov 2013 | 6