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Dota Underlords heroes – Dota Underlords cheat sheet of best heroes

Much like Dota itself, the roster of Dota Underlords heroes is sublimely complex. Do you pick heroes based on their potential alliances, or their high DPS, or their excellent abilities? How should you alter your build based on the heroes you do pick? At what stage of a match does a hero excel or fall off? All these questions are answered below in our Dota…

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Dota Underlords patch due to change flippin’ everything this weekend

Oh, I'd missed doing this: combing through reams of arcane patch notes, jointly audibly reacting as you and your friends stumble across change after change that unravels your understanding of a game you're invested in. Valve are upending Dota Underlords this weekend. Neutrals will be nastier, spells will no longer target (most) summons, over half the heroes are due to be rejigged and - most…

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Dota Underlords gold guide – tips on how to make gold quickly

Learning about gold in Dota Underlords is integral to success. It seeps through all the other interlocked lattices of complexity in the game like a chocolate sauce through the layers of a crushed viennetta; and you'll need to understand all about how to create a bangin' economy if you're to have any hope of keeping pace with your opponents. Fortunately, this Dota Underlords gold guide…

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Dota Underlords items list – best items for early-game and late-game

Dota Underlords goes big on basically everything it does, with 60 different heroes, 23 different alliances - and 68 different items to help your army triumph over your seven opponents. Whether they're equippable items that bestow great benefits upon a single hero, or Global items that offer an army-wide passive buff, you need to have a working knowledge of the best items you can procure…

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Dota Underlords alliances tier list – the best alliances to build around

As if the 60 heroes weren't already enough, there are currently 23 different alliances in Dota Underlords, each with between 1 and 3 stages of power which you can use to augment your autobattling army. But it's not as simple as picking one or two alliances at the start of a match and collecting as many heroes of that type as possible; you have to…

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Games like Fortnite – 8 best battle royale games you can play right now

Fortnite: Battle Royale is, so far, the pinnacle of the decade-old battle royale game genre. It's no understatement to say that we haven't seen a game enter the mainstream in this way since Minecraft - but it's not the only battle royale out there, and the genre has never before seen such quantity nor such quality. We'll go over a handful of our favourite battle…

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Dota Underlords strategy guide – tips and explanations for beginners

Dota Underlords may have simplified heroes and simplified systems compared with its perplexing, ponderous progenitor Dota 2, but Dota 2 never had over 100 heroes battling each other simultaneously. Yes, in case it's not clear from that pesky "Dota" prefix, Dota Underlords is a tremendously complex game - but it's also an extremely fun one. So we've put together the below Dota Underlords strategy guide,…

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Valve’s launch Steam Labs, a collection of experimental new store features

Almost eight years after Google shut down their experimental feature showcase, Google Labs, Valve have rolled out their own take on it for Steam. Steam Labs is a showcase of some of the "dozens of experiments around discoverability, video, machine learning, and more" that Valve produce for their store. So far, there's three to poke around - "Micro Trailers", "Interactive Recommender" and "Automatic Show" -…

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Dota Underlords review

I look at my enemy, and I despair. Their army bristles with max-level units, scary abilities, synergies between both. Losing one more fight will knock either of us out of the game. It's do or die. I plunge all my funds into last-ditch recruitment, refreshing the available roster of heroes time and time again in the hopes of stumbling across one - just one, please,…

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Dota Underlords seems great, but only for those versed in Dota

I fell pretty deep down the Dota 2 hole. I’d say the game served as another life for a teenager that didn’t really have one, but that would undersell what Dota 2 was for me. I played hours of it, every single evening, for several years in a row. That phase had as much to do with the friends I chatted with than the wizards…

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The best tutorials in PC games

I reckon that when I was growing up I spent longer reading the manuals for games than I did playing them. The thicker the better (as the someone said to the etc.), and if it were up to me every game would come with a chunky instruction booklet. The standard these days is the in-game tutorial, and many of them feel like afterthoughts. Either they’re…

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Valve re-balance Steam sale’s Grand Prix event after a wishlist pileup

The current Steam Summer Sale 'grand prix' gimmick is bobbins. Better than last year's risible Saliens, but even Valve reckon they've beefed it here. In a Steam Blog post tonight, they admitted that "We designed something pretty complicated with a whole bunch of numbers and rules and recognize we should’ve been more clear. We want to apologize for the confusion that this has caused, and also…

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Steam Linux likely to not support future versions of Ubuntu [updated]

Update: "Thanks to the huge amount of feedback this weekend from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community, we will change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS," Canonical have now said. Steam's Linux version will not support future versions of popular and newbie-friendly distribution Ubuntu, Valve have said. The news came after Ubuntu's makers said they'd drop…

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Steam’s In-Home Streaming now lets you play games out-home

It's been cloud gaming galore at E3, with everyone from Google to Ubisoft wanting you to play fancy games on mundane computers, and now Steam has joined in. Valve already let us stream games from our gaming PCs to other, slower systems in our homes, and now they're tentatively letting us venture outside. Steam In-Home Streaming is now Steam Remote Play, able to let you…

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Valve launch Dota Underlords early for 2019 Battle Pass owners

Defying all we thought we knew about Valve Time, the studio have just simultaneously titled and launched Dota Underlords. It's Valve's take on ultra-popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess, which they had been teasing for a while now. While the game will eventually be free-to-play, with an open beta due in approximately a week, they've just opened the floodgates to anyone with a Dota 2…

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Steam unveils its upcoming, very familiar-looking library redesign

Time weathers even the strongest of stone, and not even Valve Time can prevent change. In today's official Steam blog post, we get our first official peek at their soon-to-be overhauled Steam library, along with a few tips on what developers can do to make their pages look nicer under the new design. A public beta of the new layout is due in the next few…

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Dota 2 now selling premium pass for Auto Chess mod

While Valve work away on their own standalone version of Dota Auto Chess, they're helping the original Dota 2 mod by making it one of the select few selling paid premium features in the game's store. Launched over the weekend, the Auto Chess Pass gives a month of fancy cosmetic bits and bonus rewards for less than a quid. It's mostly just fancybits, with the…

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Ex-Artifact dev Richard Garfield on what went wrong

It came, we saw, it failed to conquer. Personally, I've looked at Artifact's floundering playerbase with a heavy heart, because it's a a great game that deserves better. That's why I was interested to see Richard Garfield (of Magic: The Gathering fame) Arti-chatting about the game's rocky launch, and what it actually means for a game to be "pay-to-win".

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Is Assassin’s Creed Unity a better game now Notre-Dame is in ruins?

Is Assassin's Creed Unity a better game now that the real-world cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris has been gutted by fire? That's the question I've had rolling around the back of my head for a few weeks. Ubisoft gave away their open-world murder simulator, which visits a virtual Paris circa 1789, for free in April after the fire and soon received a spike of positive player…

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