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Posts tagged “Battle Arenas”

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A Brief History Of The Battle Arena, Part One

Inspired by DOTA2 and League Of Legends soaring in popularity, and dominating the pro-gaming world, Yannick LeJacq decided to take a look at where Battle Arenas came from, and how history had conspired to make this the most competitive genre in PC gaming. Read on for his history. Obviously it's not comprehensive, these are just Yannick's own impressions - hence "brief" history - from conversations…

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Battle Arenas: Anti-heroes of Newerth

After League of Legends and DOTA, Cara brings us her take on S2's lane-pushing rival Heroes of Newerth.“I AM DRUNK,” I announce on our Mumble voicechat server at ten thirty on a Friday night. “Let’s play Heroes of Newerth.”“Ugh, I haven’t played it in years,” Airhorse grumbles, though he once paid for an account back when it wasn't free to play. He has been trying…

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Battle Arenas: League of Legends

Cara returns with the second instalment of her guide to/dissection of the army of Dotalikes that have lately taken over PC gaming. This time, it's League of Legends - and you should catch up on the last column, which covered DOTA itself, if you missed it. Both contain profanity and sexy-parts references, naturally. “CARARARARARARA” the lone Skype message read. “I heard a rumour that you're…

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Battle Arenas: Defense of the Ancients, An Introduction

Battle Arenas is a series in which Cara looks at Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games, and tries to answer why they might have become so popular. She used to play DOTA. A lot. Like, from back in 2003 when it was first released (she is old). Now DOTA clones are everywhere! THEY MUST BE EXAMINED. But first: a little musing on the intricacies of DOTA,…

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