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Posts tagged “Heroes of Newerth”

New And Old Ones: Heroes Of Newerth Reborn With 3.0

Relevantly, given the previous article, S2's popular MOBA Heroes Of Newerth has been revamped for its 3.0 iteration, which overhauls numerous aspects of the game, including the UI. Importantly for the game's ongoing survival the game also introduces a bunch more player-welcoming tools, such as walkthroughs for newbies, a series of hint videos in "the Learnatorium" and new bots to practice against before you brave…

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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…

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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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DOTA, LOL: All Heroes Of Newerth Heroes Going Free

Well, this is something of a nice surprise. Once upon a time, Heroes of Newerth - a pretty solid MOBA that can't shout quite as loudly as genre giants like League of Legends - cast off its price tag and went free-to-play. Now, though, it's taking things one rather large step further. Following in DOTA 2's footsteps, HoN's sending all of its Newerthian heroes into…

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Oh Look, Heroes Of Newerth Is Free To Play

Ah. This will likely annoy those folks in the League Of Legends thread who said they played Heroes Of Newerth because the entry fee kept out the rabble. Well, now the rabble is coming for you! Don't worry too much, though, because you can always set up your games to filter those pesky free accounts, and keep to the "legacy" players. Legacy is what your…

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New Lulzsec Attacks On WoW, Newerth, Eve

Yesterday's denial of service attacks on Minecraft, Eve Online and League of Legends do not appear to be the end of hacker collective Lulzsec's attempts to force online games offline. Heroes of Newerth's login server was named a victim around an hour ago, shortly followed by the group declaring its intention to target Eve again tonight. That may of course be a double-bluff, but keep…

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Heroes Of Newerth Is Free For A Bit

From today until the 22nd, to be precise. It's all to celebrate one year since the game's launch. A bit like a birthday, only a for a game, which had a long beta. This means that you can pay the hero-based multi-player teamplay combat arena thinga-game (did we ever actually ever get past the "DOTA-clone" name for these? Was it a MOBA? I am so…

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Newer Heroes: Heroes Of Newerth 2.0

As evidenced by this awesomely overblown splash page, the Defense of the Ancients-inspired Heroes of Newerth has emerged, angry and red-hot, from the furnaces of development into a new era of "2.0". The upgrades include a new Casual mode, improved matchmaking, an improved interface, a map editor, a new map and (wait for it) a new micro-transaction store! Yes, players can now buy cosmetic and…

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Heroes Of Newerth Is Free For A Week

Is there a better genre name for these games than "a bit like Defense Of The Ancients"? I mean I was going to go with "Champion-based Tower Defence", but that seems too wordy. Anyway, whatever the taxonomy of the game, it's free to play Heroes Of Newerth for this week. I had a good old crack at this when it came out, and frankly struggled…

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The Year Ahead, Part Three

Once we get past early summer things get a little hazy. We enter a nether-realm of shifting dates and unclear prophecies. By then we'll also have a whole bunch of games I haven't previously mentioned show up in the intervening months, stuff that we didn't have release dates for to place them in our line-up. This final post in our preview attempts to survey them…

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We 30,000 Could Be Heroes…

...just for one Beta period. Matt Coddington gave us the heads up on this. Heroes of Newerth are giving 30,000 keys away via Facebook. There's 27K odd left at the time of writing, so time for you all to get into this videogame thing. If you don't know about it, it's another of the Defence of the Ancients derived games which are appearing this year…

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