I HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE, WITH THESE MOTHER-LOVING MOBA GAMES ON THIS MOTHER-LOVING TRAIN...THAT DOESN’T RHYME WITH GAME!
Valve is probably the biggest troll when it comes to gaming. I say that in the most loving way possible, as they have always released a plethora of amazing games, yet kept Half-Life Episode 3 hidden away for the past few years. Is the game even happening? Hopefully. In the meantime however, if you're a an action RTS
addict fan like myself, you are no doubt excited about Dota 2, which we know is confirmed and being developed by the giant gaming company we all love.
So after my last article, it turns out that not many of you are really into Heroes of Newerth that much. It's perfectly understandable considering that the community can be unforgiving, whether you are new to the game or have been playing for your entire life.
Nonetheless, it is the 2 year anniversary of the now F2P game. I remember the good old beta days when there were probably less than 30 heroes to choose from. That hero pool now stands at a staggering 100+ currently, with more being added consistently. To celebrate their birthday, S2 Games are incorporating a new mode into the game - available today!
I remember years ago when LANS were the only real place to go to for true multiplayer gaming. I set up my pc with the thought of several hours of Counter Strike and various other games ahead of me. I remember how countless times I browsed through the available servers expecting to find dozens of maps or games happening, only to find one or two servers, and they weren't even full.
WHAT WAS GOING ON?! A quick glance around the room gave me my answer. Every damn gamer was in a game of Dota. At the time the only thought in my head was that I was there to game and to game now. I didn't want to learn how to play some new game, especially if it wasn't a shooter! Years passed, and I never once tried it out.
[This is a personal editorial and does not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of Lazygamer or its editors]With all the hubbub surrounding the Dota 2 announcement, this blog post (which you should read) popped up out of nowhere which was claimed to be written by an anonymous Valve employee. Titled â€œThe Truth About IceFrogâ€, he goes on to state how IceFrog is terrible to work with and actually tried to shop Dota to the creators of Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends before he started working for Valve. Some commenter chimed in corroborating the bloggerâ€™s statements, adding he actually tried to pitch it to Blizzard themselves, who politely sent him away. Itâ€™s all very interesting.The important question to ask is whether any of this matters and the short answer is resounding â€œnoâ€. Itâ€™s completely inconsequential, to be honest.Read on to find out why.