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Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Sep 2014

I’ve spent countless hours and resources attempting to triangulate the exact release date of those pesky Techies. Valve told the world they would like to have them out by the end of August. Sadly, I think Lord Gaben lied, as today is spring day! Fear not though, because this week will not only bring more explosions to Dota 2, but a whole lot of other goodies too.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Aug 2014

Easily one of my highlights of Gamescom was all the stuff I got to buy. Sure, my wallet suffered a severe case of bankruptcy, but I was as happy as could be! One of the many items I bought was a single Dota 2 plushie. I then made the mistake of sending a picture to some of my buddies back at home. Needless to say, I received many orders thereafter.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Aug 2014

Valve’s Dota 2 just had a new set of workshop tools released, and there seems to be something different about them. So different, that some are claiming that the tools are actually part of Valve’s fabled Source 2 Engine.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Aug 2014

The Dota 2 hero Techies is something the community has been wanting for a very long time. Remember the compendium from The International last year? It’s almost laughable when compared to this year's one, but the maximum planned stretch goal was $3,200,000. It was never reached. The reward for reaching it would have allowed the community to choose the next hero to be released into the game. Anybody can tell you that Techies would have won that contest hands down.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 30 Jul 2014

The International is well behind us,  and it saw Chinese team Newbee winning a very casual $5 million in prize money. I know there are many of you in the Lazygamer community who strongly dislike or have little regard for Dota 2 (or MOBAs in general), but I take comfort in knowing that there are at least 20 million other people who find it as fascinating as I do.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Jul 2014

Portal 2 is easily one of my top games of all time. Valve really worked some magic, turning a “simple” puzzle game into one of the most entertaining narratives I’ve ever experienced. Story aside, the gameplay was also addictive, with the portal gun offering interesting mechanics. I could always do with some more, and it looks like I am getting my wish.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 24 Jul 2014

I know what you're thinking. The International is over, so why is there still DOTA news taking up space on the main page? Well that's simple, DOTA 2 is a damned good multiplayer game that will probably never get old, and very soon Valve is going to add their own footprint on the game.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 24 Jul 2014

Valve’s entering the hardware game. As masters of service delivery, they’ll soon be deploying licenced third party hardware in the form of Steam Machines; little Linux-powered set-top boxes that die-hard Pc gamers can wilfully ignore. I’m far more interested in Valve’s revolutionary controller with its odd haptic feedback.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 24 Jul 2014

Valve’s entering the hardware game. As masters of service delivery, they’ll soon be deploying licenced third party hardware in the form of Steam Machines; little Linux-powered set-top boxes that die-hard Pc gamers can wilfully ignore. I’m far more interested in Valve’s revolutionary controller with its odd haptic feedback.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 22 Jul 2014

If you had to sum up this year’s DOTA 2 International tournament, you’d probably end up using the word ‘unpredictable’. The giants crashed out early, the favourites slowly fell near the end and the underdogs ruled the roost. I mean, who would’ve thought a team that nearly failed at the Playoff stages would end up dominating the competition at the Main Event, eventually taking the crown? Not many, but NewBee were out to impress.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Jul 2014

Yes I know, you’ve reached your quota of tolerance towards Dota 2 news long ago, but we are nearly at the end, and by end, I mean the beginning of the main event of The International! The playoffs are done and the teams have been placed according to their performances. Eight teams have been sent packing, leaving the other eight with better odds at grabbing a larger percentage of that $10 million dollar cash pool.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 Jul 2014

Valve isn't just about Steam, you know. They are also the brains behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. Those brains are being rewarded with the success of The International, and they might want to give similar treatment to other games in Valve's stable.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Jul 2014

The International 4 didn’t take a break this weekend, shoving teams into back to back encounters that decided who would reach the Main Event. Saturday was a wide open affair, with Phase Two still being a complete mess of results that could’ve allowed literally anyone through. There were upsets, really odd matches and some stunning comebacks, but at the end of the day six teams had to go home.