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Posts Tagged DOTA 2


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

Dota 2’s Three Spirits update now live

Just a quick public service announcement to say that Dota 2 is currently downloading 769MB from Steam, which I strongly suspect means that today’s promised Three Spirits update – adding Earth Spirit, Ember Spirit, and a whole load of new functionality – is now live on the proper game, and not just the test client.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #140

Sorry for the delay on this week’s podcast everyone, it was necessary to send in an elite squad to pull Tim out of the Oculus Rift matrix.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Nov 2013 | 4