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Posts Tagged DOTA 2

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
Situational Items
Playing Support


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

Dota 2 patch adds two heroes, mentor system, crafting, Diretide, hats

Whewwwww, but this is a big Dota 2 patch. The Three Spirits update gives us Ember Spirit, Earth Spirit, Diretide, and a load of new systems.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Nov 2013 | 2

DOTA 2′s major update: What we expect, what we want, what might happen

Community! Your requests have been answered: Volvo will indeed give Diretide.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Nov 2013 | 3

Diretide was delayed due to major update, says Valve in apology

Valve have finally let the community know what’s going on with Diretide, a full eight days late.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Nov 2013 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #139

For better or worse the Incgamers Podcast is largely focused on Call of Duty: Ghosts this week.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Nov 2013 | 1

Dota 2 community responds to the lack of Diretide

Update 8/11/2013: Valve have finally let the community know what’s going on with Diretide.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Nov 2013 | 8

Valve succesfully trolls Dota 2 community over Diretide

Update 8/11/2013: Valve have told the community what’s going on with Diretide.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Nov 2013 | 34

IncGamers Podcast #137 feat. Chris Wilson

Grinding Gear Games’ Chris Wilson joins the IncGamers Podcast team to chat about Path of Exile as part of the game’s launch week as the studio gets ready to launch the game today.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Oct 2013 | 1

Dota 2′s 6.79 patch goes live

Patch 6.79 for Dota 2 – the patch which heavily rebalances most of the current heroes, and changes the way a lot of the basic mechanics work – is now out.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Oct 2013 | 1