Dota 2’s New Loot Box Shows You The Odds Of Getting Rare Items

Dota 2’s New Loot Box Shows You The Odds Of Getting Rare Items

Valve’s taken a lot of heat the past few months for the way it handles its loot boxes in Dota 2. The Netherlands classified its…

Cash Sales Of Loot Boxes In Heroes Of The Storm And Overwatch Will Soon Be Disabled In Belgium

Cash Sales Of Loot Boxes In Heroes Of The Storm And Overwatch Will Soon Be Disabled In Belgium

Earlier today, Blizzard posted on the forums for Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch to say that paid loot boxes for both games will soon…

Dota 2 Players Are Competing For Esport’s Largest Prize Pool At The International

Dota 2 Players Are Competing For Esport’s Largest Prize Pool At The International

Because of the way Valve funds the prize pool for the annual Dota 2 The International tournament, players have a chance to get their hands…

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

If you’ve been following gaming industry sites over the past week, you’ve probably heard about what’s going on in China — or, more specifically, what’s…

OpenAI’s Dota 2 Bots Pummel Top-Tier Human Players

OpenAI’s Dota 2 Bots Pummel Top-Tier Human Players

A few weeks ago, we filled you in on OpenAI, a project funded by Elon Musk that pits a team of self-learning AI bots against…

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

Valve Lets Dutch Players See The Contents Of Their Next Loot Box Before They Buy

When is a loot box not a loot box? When it’s not random, it would appear. That’s the workaround Valve has implemented for Dota 2…

AI Teams Can Beat Humans At Dota 2, Impressing Bill Gates

AI Teams Can Beat Humans At Dota 2, Impressing Bill Gates

The next time you complain that your opponent in a game is “botting,” be careful — it might be an actual, self-learning AI. OK, we’re…

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve Disables Dota 2 (And CS:GO) Trading In The Netherlands, In Compliance With New Mandate

Valve has suspended item trading in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Netherlands. This comes in response to a mandate by the Dutch…

And Now… Even Dota 2 Is Getting In On The Battle Royale Action

And Now… Even Dota 2 Is Getting In On The Battle Royale Action

Okay guys. What did I say earlier today? Everyone loves their Battle Royal. Even Dota 2 is getting in on the action. Although, they’re not…

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…

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