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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.

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

Esports pros face same stress levels as football and rugby stars, new study states

"We must understand how we can best support the health of our gamers."

FeatureVideo games in China: beyond the great firewall

On the ground in the vast world of Chinese gaming.

The auto chess wars have begun

Whose move is it next?

FeatureInside Dota 2's racism storm

As pressure mounts on Valve to step in.

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

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

Epic responds to accusations its launcher accesses Steam data without permission

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

Steam Link now lets you play games from any PC

Opening up own multiplayer servers, too.

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."

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

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

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."

Valve accidentally launches Steam.tv early

Steam Broadcasting refresh in time for The International.

Valve makes Dota 2 more welcoming for newcomers

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

Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

FeatureMeet the man Gabe Newell called an ass on Reddit

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

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

Developers defend themselves from accusations of asset theft.

Valve brings back paid mods with Dota 2 Custom Game Pass

Pay $1 for extra perks in Roshpit Champions.

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

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

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

A free bonus for buying Fallout 4 on Steam.

Dota 2's Rick and Morty announcer pack out now

Rick and Morty time, all day long forever.

20-player Dota 2 is as chaotic as you'd expect

Madness at The International.

Dota 2 tournament offers $18m prize pool

Smashing last year's record of $10.9m.

Dota 2 Reborn in Source 2 engine

Beta available to all now.

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

And sales of a treasure chest helped make it happen.

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

Music! HUD skins! Wyvern Hatchling courier! Comic!

Huge Dota 2 update adds nod to Terry Pratchett

It was octarine, the colour of magic.

The best PC games

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

Someone has made a Gabe Newell shopkeeper for Dota 2

But will Valve give it the greenlight?

Razer announces eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

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

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

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

Has Valve just soft-launched the Source 2 engine?

Dota 2 Workshop tools reference new engine.

Official custom game support for Dota 2 impresses modders

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

Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

The International has been won.

This is what Valve's VR headset currently looks like

Plus, how it might work with Dota 2.

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

Fourth-wall breaking comedy is half off this weekend.

These are the most popular games on Steam - report

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

Free to Play film review

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

Newell on Source 2, CS:GO Linux and... Ricochet 2

Valve boss takes on Reddit AMA.

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

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

FeatureGames of 2013: Dota 2

Towering example.

Valve set to demo its own Virtual Reality hardware

And reveal how it will work with Steam.

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

Joining Bastion's Rucks and GLaDOS as announcers.

Huge Dota 2 Diretide update adds two new heroes

Coaching! Showcase view! More!

Someone bought a Dota 2 courier for $38,000

Next time, use Parcel Force.

Alliance crowned Dota 2 world champions

Five-man Swedish team win $1.4 million.

Dota 2 hits Mac and Linux

Minimum specs revealed.

Dota 2 review

Definitely MOBA.

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

Valve adding players in waves to maximise game performance.

You can now link your Steam account to Twitch

Receive tournament items drops while watching Twitch streams.

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.

Valve announces third DOTA 2: The International

Invictus Gaming return as champions.

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

StarCraft 2 maker on the tipping point for professional gaming.

Steam Holiday sale is nicer than Christmas cake

Because Christmas cake is disgusting.

DotA 2 gets a spectator client on Steam

Just in time for the million dollar international tourney.

Valve warns Dota 2 players after Aion axe IP infringement snafu

25,000 players obtain axed Steam Workshop creation.

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.

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

Jason Holtman gives a peek inside Valve's unique structure

FeatureThe Dota 2 Experience, Part Two

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

How "bossless" Valve makes decisions

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

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?

Valve adds Dota 2 high end competitive play support

Pay to watch tournaments in-game.

EGXEvery Rezzed attendee to receive Dota 2 beta key!

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

Dota 2 confirmed as free to play, Dota Store announced

Free to play but not pay to win insists Valve.

Valve launches Steam remote downloads

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

Blizzard and Valve settle DOTA trademark disagreement

Blizzard DOTA renamed Blizzard All-Stars.

Valve reveals The International Dota 2 Championships 2012 details

Moves from Cologne, Germany to Seattle, USA.

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."

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

Newell suggests "valuable" players will get special treatment.

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.

Dota 2: Valve confirms LAN mode and mod support

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

Blizzard legally opposes Valve's Dota trademark application

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

FeatureDota 2 Beta Preview

Changing lanes?

Blizzard's Morhaime firm on DOTA trademark

But "we're very friendly with Valve".

Valve to release Dota 2 as fast as it can

Current version coming soon.

FeatureValve's Gabe Newell

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

Dota trademark: Blizzard, Valve respond

Blizzard DOTA may launch with a new name.

Blizzard DOTA "completely rebooted"

Blizzard making it more user friendly.

FeatureDota 2

It's Valve time.

Newell: Dota 2 won't ship until 2012

Could be a free-to-play game.

Blizzard DOTA launch plans revealed

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

Valve opens DOTA 2 beta registration

Steam sign-up for RTS sequel.

VideoValve unveils first Dota 2 teaser

Stop dragon your heels and watch.

Valve confirms 2011 release for DOTA 2

Gamescom reveal, tournament announced.

Valve: DOTA 2 coming "soon" to Steam

Gamescom reveal launch tie-in?

DOTA 2 gamescom reveal evidence builds

Valve down to show a strategy game.

Valve to attend gamescom

DOTA 2? Portal 2 DLC? Half-Life 3?

IceFrog: DOTA2 won't replace DOTA

But creator says sequel is "future" of IP.

Valve making DotA 2

Sequel to RTS behemoth due in 2011.