One major difference between Heroes of the Storm and its competitors Dota 2 and League of Legends is the game’s “talent system” that eschews individual character experience and items players can purchase from an in-game shop. Was Blizzard just trying to set itself apart by abandoning genre conventions? Not entirely. »
Heroes of the Storm has only been out of beta for a few weeks, but it seems like Blizzard’s newly-minted MOBA is already having an impact on Dota 2 and League of Legends—the two reigning kings of this idiosyncratic and enormously popular game genre. »
PC gaming supergiant Valve has been teasing out ever-more exciting details about Dota 2 Reborn, a comprehensive overhaul of its MOBA. Snazzy features like a new client, new custom game modes, even a whole new engine for the game thrilled Dota 2 players. They’ve also left another group of people very, very unhappy. »
On today’s episode of Highlight Reel we have roundabout rockets, car dismounts, DOTA 2 bromances, horses doing push-ups, and much more! »
Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan has two options: master DOTA 2 and follow his dream, or finish out his degree in biomedical engineering and help the world. He can’t do both.
FiercE was the sort of person the DOTA community needs more of: someone who wanted to help others learn how to have fun with the game.
I’ve tried watching DOTA 2 online. I’ve tried playing it. It just wasn’t for me. Going to a big pro event changed that.
I’ve had a bad losing streak going in League of Legends the past few nights, which made me realize a fundamental truth about the game and others like it: they’re a lot less fun when you’re not on the winning team. Uniquely so, I mean. »
In another dimension, people are playing DOTA 2 as a giant ice cream cone wielding a nacho glaive. »
The Mirana arrow is an impossibly difficult shot to land. It never saw play in competitive Dota 2 because it was based off prediction. WehSing “SingSing” Yuen didn’t just change the game by using it, he dominated. »
I recently added Heroes of the Storm to the growing pile of MOBAs that I've become hopelessly addicted to. And while I find the characters in Blizzard's new game lacking in some ways (like their skins), one thing really impresses me about it in comparison to League of Legends: the way the heroes talk to one another. »