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Dota 2 patch 6.84c released, offers more tweaks

The latest version of Dota 2‘s 6.84 patch – this time, 6.84c – has been released, offering a few more little tweaks to abilities, items, and AoE gold.

By Tim McDonald | 18 May 2015 | 1

Dota 2 update adds more ways of earning Compendium points

The latest Dota 2 update has added in a fourth Challenge slot, the Ten Hero Challenge, item recycling, and more.

By Tim McDonald | 15 May 2015 | 0

Dota 2’s TI5 Compendium hits $7,500,000

The Compendium for Dota 2‘s The International 2015 tournament is now halfway to its stretch goal total, having just topped $7,500,000.

By Tim McDonald | 12 May 2015 | 0

Dota 2 6.84b patch out, nerfs heroes and items

Dota 2‘s 6.84b patch has been released, bringing a swathe of nerfs to the stuff that’s proven popular and powerful since 6.84 launched.

By Tim McDonald | 9 May 2015 | 0

Dota 2’s The International 2015 teams revealed

The countdowns are done, and the teams invited to The International 2015 for Dota 2 have been revealed.

By Tim McDonald | 7 May 2015 | 0

Valve wants you playing at The International 2015

For the first time, The International 2015 – the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world – will have an open qualifier.

By Tim McDonald | 7 May 2015 | 0

More Dota 2 Compendium rewards released

The Dota 2 Compendium for The International 2015 has been selling more and more, so I’d say it’s about time for a few more rewards to be released.

By Tim McDonald | 6 May 2015 | 0

id Software’s 1995 Concept for Paid Mods Was Actually Pretty Solid

Despite the eventual reversal and admission that “it’s clear we didn’t understand exactly what we were doing,” Valve still seem pretty eager to implement a method of financial compensation for popular mods.

By Peter Parrish | 5 May 2015 | 4

Dota 2’s The International Compendium 2015 out now

It’s that time of year again: Dota 2‘s latest Compendium for The International is on sale within the game, with a load of rewards and stretch goals.

By Tim McDonald | 1 May 2015 | 0

Dota 2 patch 6.84 out now

Dota 2‘s latest patch – the balance-altering 6.84 – has just launched, forcing everyone to re-learn how to play the game.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Apr 2015 | 0

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #211

This week on the IncGamers Podcast, Tim, Paul and myself discuss the last few turbulent days in the Skyrim modding scene.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 2

Steam, GOG run Star Wars Sales – X-Wing, TIE Fighter now on Steam

Today is a pretty good day for those wanting to fill a gap in their Star Wars game collections, as Steam and GOG are both running themed events with various benefits.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 1

Dota 2 patch 6.84 detailed, changes everything again

Typical: I go to bed early, and Valve decides to reveal what’s in this week’s Dota 2 6.84 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Apr 2015 | 0

IncGamers Poll – Valve’s reversal on paid Skyrim mods

After much intense debate about Valve’s (and Bethesda’s) implementation of paid Skyrim mods in the Steam Workshop, the two companies have backtracked.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 4

Valve and Bethesda to remove paid Skyrim mods, refunds all round

In a surprising turn of events, Valve has announced that after consultation with Bethesda the decision has been taken to remove paid Skyrim mods from the Steam Workshop.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 10

Dota 2 landscape changing this year, starting next week

A brief rundown of what’s new: the International Compendium will launch next week alongside a new balance patch, and Valve will be sponsoring three more major tournaments a year in the hopes of making Dota 2 a bit more professional and stable.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Apr 2015 | 1

Dota 2’s first The International 5 tickets sell out in 6 minutes

The first wave of tickets for Dota 2‘s upcoming The International 5 tournament sold out in 6 minutes, says Valve, with the last tickets available tonight.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s first The International 5 tickets sell out in 6 minutes

Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

One of Dota 2‘s Compendium stretch goals was for Faceless Void to get a model update, and now they’re ready to talk about the process.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign