The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

And so it begins. Eurogamer is reporting that the Dutch Gaming Authority has declared that loot boxes in Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rocket League, and…

Dota 2’s Player Base Is In Decline, Says SuperData

Dota 2’s Player Base Is In Decline, Says SuperData

With around half a million players at any one time — trailing only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Steam — Dota 2 isn’t exactly dying. But its…

Dota 2 Adds Optional Subscription That Includes Challenges, Cosmetics, And Controversial Real-Time Assistant

Dota 2 Adds Optional Subscription That Includes Challenges, Cosmetics, And Controversial Real-Time Assistant

Valve’s making its free-to-play games a little less free lately. First, there was the announcement that Artifact — which may or may not be a…

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

As one game enters free-to-play, another exits. Valve showed off Artifact, the Dota 2 card game, to a number of press outlets earlier this week,…

Valve Plans Bi-Weekly Releases Of Dota 2 Updates Over The Next 6 Months

Valve Plans Bi-Weekly Releases Of Dota 2 Updates Over The Next 6 Months

Dota 2 players will be getting more frequent — if smaller — updates over the next six months. While not currently intended to be a…

Warframe And Dota 2 Among The Top Earners On Steam In 2017

Warframe And Dota 2 Among The Top Earners On Steam In 2017

Valve has put out its list of 2017’s top sellers on Steam — or, more accurately, “The top 100 games as measured by gross revenue”…

Riot Games Wants You To Think Of Esports As Real Sports

Riot Games Wants You To Think Of Esports As Real Sports

If any game company wants to legitimize esports in the mainstream, it’s Riot Games. League of Legends is its moneymaker, its cash cow, but to…

The Top 5 F2P Games On Steam in November

The Top 5 F2P Games On Steam in November

Steam is love, Steam is life – and some games are more lively than others. Valve’s platform has it all, good and bad. Today we’re…

Hearthstone’s Latest Expansion Helped Beat Its Previous Revenue Record By 15%

Hearthstone’s Latest Expansion Helped Beat Its Previous Revenue Record By 15%

Knights of the Frozen Throne did pretty well for Hearthstone. How well? According to SuperData, so well that it set a new monthly record for…

Artist Reveals That Valve Considered Female Team Fortress 2 Characters

Artist Reveals That Valve Considered Female Team Fortress 2 Characters

All nine of Team Fortress 2‘s characters are male — and yes, that includes the Pyro, despite some people’s belief in the contrary. But at…

Dota 2 Gets Review Bombed On Steam; Also, Valve (Finally) Tries To Combat Review Bombing On Steam

Dota 2 Gets Review Bombed On Steam; Also, Valve (Finally) Tries To Combat Review Bombing On Steam

Sometimes events happen in succession that might seem related but maybe aren’t. Like an athlete saying he’s trying a new approach and then getting injured…

Nearly Everyone Hates Valve’s Artifact – And It Probably Won’t Matter

Nearly Everyone Hates Valve’s Artifact – And It Probably Won’t Matter

Since its reveal just over a month ago, I’ve been following the amazing saga of Artifact: The Dota Card Game. I’m not sure what kind…

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Thrashes Pro Dota 2 Player At Annual Tournament

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Thrashes Pro Dota 2 Player At Annual Tournament

During this weekend’s Dota 2 tournament, Elon Musk held a demonstration of his OpenAI bot, pitting it against pro player Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin. The bot…

Valve Announces Artifact, The Dota Card Game

Valve Announces Artifact, The Dota Card Game

Valve announced a new game yesterday. No, it’s not Half-Life 3. Again. Instead, it’s a card game! Again. Revealed last night at The International 7,…

The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate — And Maybe That’s A Good Thing

The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate — And Maybe That’s A Good Thing

Last week, two articles — one about League of Legends and one about Dota 2 — caught my eye. While they cover different games, they…

Valve Changes, Then Unchanges, Date of Dota 2 Battle Pass Expiration

Valve Changes, Then Unchanges, Date of Dota 2 Battle Pass Expiration

The Dota 2 International Battle Pass expires on Sept. 1 — or at least, that’s what players were told when they were first able to…

First Act Of Dota 2’s Co-op Campaign, Siltbreaker, Is Now Live

First Act Of Dota 2’s Co-op Campaign, Siltbreaker, Is Now Live

Tired of getting spanked in Dota 2 PvP matches by people much better than you? Now you can get spanked by the AI instead! Act…

Co-op Adventure And Lots More Included With Dota 2 International Battle Pass

Co-op Adventure And Lots More Included With Dota 2 International Battle Pass

It’s that time of year again, where players can contribute to the prize pool for the biggest Dota 2 tournament around and also net some…

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