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DOTA 2 REVIEW

Given that it started life as a faithful recreation of the original Defence of the Ancients mod, you’d be forgiven for thinking of Dota 2 as the archetypical MOBA. Yet this isn’t the case: in practice, Dota 2’s purism sets it apart from the…

Valve drops Bitcoin as a Steam payment option

Super-high service fees and wild fluctuations in value have made the cryptocurrency 'untenable.' Less than two years after adopting Bitcoin as a payment option on Steam, Valve has announced that it is dropping support for the virtual…

Dota 2 gets multi-tiered Rank Medal system

Seven ranks with five-star progression. Dota 2 has reworked its Ranked matchmaking system, swapping the old stacking matchmaking rating value (MMR) for a range of Seasonal Rank Medals. With it, the game's inaugural six-month Ranked Season…