One detail I'd missed in Friday's announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged is that Blizzard's upcoming remaster should be able to play all the original's player-created maps and modes. Which is great news. WC3 has one of the great forgotten modding scenes, growing so many genres beyond the obvious MOBAs like DotA. Every night for months, my pals and I would play random 'custom games' and…
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Valve may make Dota 2 but who actually owns Dota? A jury trial may be called to decide who -- if anyone -- owns the copyright, Ars Technica report. Two mobile developers who are making Dota-y games and facing a legal attack from the combined forces of Valve and Blizzard have argued that the Dota copyright was abandoned so they're free to use it, their…
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For the last five years, Dota 2 [official site] players have travelled far and wide to compete in The International. Now, Valve are launching a series of Majors, the first of which will take place in Frankfurt.
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I've always thought "Ares" feels a bit of a softie name for a god of war. It's the sort of name you could give to washing powder. "Ares - fights for the whites." But the free-to-play SMITE, from Hi-Rez, assures that he's a melee magical tank.