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FeatureMeet the man Gabe Newell called an ass on Reddit

James "2GD" Harding on Dota 2, Diabotical and drama.

Free to Play film review

Valve's Dota 2 doc humanises eSports stars, but only hints at the real story.

Dota 2 review

Definitely MOBA.

FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

CS: GO, Steam, Portal 2 DLC and Half-Life 3.

Key events

4th April 2014

Free to Play film review

16th July 2013

Dota 2 review

6th January 2012

Interesting Sequels of 2012

22nd November 2011

Dota 2 Beta Preview

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FeatureInside Dota 2's racism storm

As pressure mounts on Valve to step in.

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Valve will make its own, standalone version of Dota Auto Chess mod

While mod makers focus on new version with Dota stripped out.

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Epic responds to accusations its launcher accesses Steam data without permission

"Since this issue came to the forefront we're going to fix it."

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Steam Link now lets you play games from any PC

Opening up own multiplayer servers, too.

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Valve responds to Chinese players review bombing Dota 2 in protest against racist taunts in tournaments

"It is really damaging to the entire Dota community whenever even a single professional player uses discriminatory language."

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Esport "killer games" aren't right for Olympics, says IOC

"We cannot have ... a game which is promoting violence."

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Gabe Newell refuses to say the number 3 in surprisingly funny Dota 2 voice recording

"You've killed more than two people and less than four."

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Valve accidentally launches Steam.tv early

Steam Broadcasting refresh in time for The International.

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Valve makes Dota 2 more welcoming for newcomers

So little and weak, you know I almost feel guilty. Almost.

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Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

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FeatureMeet the man Gabe Newell called an ass on Reddit

James "2GD" Harding on Dota 2, Diabotical and drama.

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Dota 2's first monetised custom game gets off to a rocky start

Developers defend themselves from accusations of asset theft.

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Valve brings back paid mods with Dota 2 Custom Game Pass

Pay $1 for extra perks in Roshpit Champions.

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Valve fires Dota2 commentator, Gabe Newell calls him "an ass"

"I don't think you are right about me," says former host.

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Dota 2 to receive Fallout 4's Mister Handy Announcer Pack

A free bonus for buying Fallout 4 on Steam.

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Dota 2's Rick and Morty announcer pack out now

Rick and Morty time, all day long forever.

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Dota 2 tournament offers $18m prize pool

Smashing last year's record of $10.9m.

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Dota 2 Reborn in Source 2 engine

Beta available to all now.

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Valve's 2015 Dota 2 tournament has the biggest eSports prize pool ever

And sales of a treasure chest helped make it happen.

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This year's Dota 2 Compendium stretch goals go all the way up to $15m

Music! HUD skins! Wyvern Hatchling courier! Comic!

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Huge Dota 2 update adds nod to Terry Pratchett

It was octarine, the colour of magic.

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The best PC games

Old and new, this is our pick of the PC games you should play today.

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Someone has made a Gabe Newell shopkeeper for Dota 2

But will Valve give it the greenlight?

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Razer announces eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

A three-part series focusing on StarCraft, Dota and League of Legends.

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Twitch vows: we won't bring audio recognition to live streams

"We have zero intention of flagging original in-game music."

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Has Valve just soft-launched the Source 2 engine?

Dota 2 Workshop tools reference new engine.

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Official custom game support for Dota 2 impresses modders

Could we see a Warcraft-style RTS emerge from Valve's game?

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Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

The International has been won.

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This is what Valve's VR headset currently looks like

Plus, how it might work with Dota 2.

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The Stanley Parable's narrator comes to Dota 2 as DLC

Fourth-wall breaking comedy is half off this weekend.

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These are the most popular games on Steam - report

But a huge 37% of all owned games remain unplayed.

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Free to Play film review

Valve's Dota 2 doc humanises eSports stars, but only hints at the real story.

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary Free To Play out next month

Free To Play pack has in-game items for Dota 2.

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Valve set to demo its own Virtual Reality hardware

And reveal how it will work with Steam.

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Dota 2 will get The Stanley Parable's narrator as DLC

Joining Bastion's Rucks and GLaDOS as announcers.

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Someone bought a Dota 2 courier for $38,000

Next time, use Parcel Force.

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Alliance crowned Dota 2 world champions

Five-man Swedish team win $1.4 million.

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Dota 2 hits Mac and Linux

Minimum specs revealed.

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Dota 2 review

Definitely MOBA.

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Dota 2 launches properly as two years of beta come to an end

Valve adding players in waves to maximise game performance.

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You can now link your Steam account to Twitch

Receive tournament items drops while watching Twitch streams.

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Add money to the $1.6m Dota 2 International prize pool by buying a "living" virtual book

Valve to donate 25% of money made through sales of The International Interactive Compendium to players.

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Valve announces third DOTA 2: The International

Invictus Gaming return as champions.

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Blizzard: UFC-style reality shows could propel eSports into the mainstream

StarCraft 2 maker on the tipping point for professional gaming.

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Steam Holiday sale is nicer than Christmas cake

Because Christmas cake is disgusting.

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DotA 2 gets a spectator client on Steam

Just in time for the million dollar international tourney.

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Valve warns Dota 2 players after Aion axe IP infringement snafu

25,000 players obtain axed Steam Workshop creation.

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FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part Three

Our team of Dota 2 noobs have to ship up or ship out, in the final instalment of our diary.

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FeatureValve Interview: Gabe Newell Isn't The Boss of Me

Jason Holtman gives a peek inside Valve's unique structure

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FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part Two

Our team of well-meaning Dota 2 noobs go up against actual humans. This is gonna get ugly.

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How "bossless" Valve makes decisions

The Half-Life maker on its "organic gravity well".

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FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part One

A touching tale of learning to play Valve's hardcore opus. It can't be that bad. Can it?

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EGXEvery Rezzed attendee to receive Dota 2 beta key!

All existing and future ticket holders get access to Valve's action RTS.

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Dota 2 confirmed as free to play, Dota Store announced

Free to play but not pay to win insists Valve.

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Valve launches Steam remote downloads

Download pre-loads, new releases and latest purchases while out and about.

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Blizzard and Valve settle DOTA trademark disagreement

Blizzard DOTA renamed Blizzard All-Stars.

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Valve reveals The International Dota 2 Championships 2012 details

Moves from Cologne, Germany to Seattle, USA.

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Valve Handbook for New Employees hits internet

"A fearless adventure in knowing what to do when no one's there telling you what to do."

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Valve: DOTA 2 is free-to-play "with a twist"

Newell suggests "valuable" players will get special treatment.

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Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive support Razer Hydra PC motion controller

Added to Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and 250 Steam games.

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Dota 2: Valve confirms LAN mode and mod support

Vows to reduce lag, but still no release date news.

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Blizzard legally opposes Valve's Dota trademark application

"Valve has no right to the registration it seeks."

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Blizzard's Morhaime firm on DOTA trademark

But "we're very friendly with Valve".

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Valve to release Dota 2 as fast as it can

Current version coming soon.

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FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

CS: GO, Steam, Portal 2 DLC and Half-Life 3.

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Dota trademark: Blizzard, Valve respond

Blizzard DOTA may launch with a new name.

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Blizzard DOTA "completely rebooted"

Blizzard making it more user friendly.

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FeatureDota 2

It's Valve time.

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Newell: Dota 2 won't ship until 2012

Could be a free-to-play game.

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Blizzard DOTA launch plans revealed

It'll be out "near" Heart of the Swarm.

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Valve opens DOTA 2 beta registration

Steam sign-up for RTS sequel.

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VideoValve unveils first Dota 2 teaser

Stop dragon your heels and watch.

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Valve confirms 2011 release for DOTA 2

Gamescom reveal, tournament announced.

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Valve: DOTA 2 coming "soon" to Steam

Gamescom reveal launch tie-in?

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DOTA 2 gamescom reveal evidence builds

Valve down to show a strategy game.

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Valve to attend gamescom

DOTA 2? Portal 2 DLC? Half-Life 3?

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IceFrog: DOTA2 won't replace DOTA

But creator says sequel is "future" of IP.

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Valve making DotA 2

Sequel to RTS behemoth due in 2011.