dota

Official Site: DotA (Wikipedia Entry)
Studio: PlayDota.com
Launch Date: 2003
Genre: Fantasy MOBA
Business Model: F2P
Platform: PC, Mac

SuperData May 2019: Overwatch returns to the top 10 as battle royales duke it out

We're nearing the end of June, and you know what that means: It's time for SuperData to peek back at the global revenue...

SuperData April 2019: WoW and Apex Legends depart the revenue rankings, Hearthstone re-enters

Oh hey there Superdata, is it time for another run-down of who's screwing up in the games industry this month and who's making money...

Dota 2 paywalls its Avoid Player feature by including it with its Battle Pass

The nature of the beast in team-based competitive games is this awful notion that frustration with how a match plays out gives one carte...

Valve pledges to fix Artifact’s ‘deep-rooted issues’ in attempt to salvage the game

Things haven't been going particularly great for Artifact. Valve's digital card game, which launched in November of last year, has been rapidly...
Uh.

Artifact continues to hemorrhage players as fans plead for a sign from Valve

Hey, let's talk about Artifact! When last we checked in with Valve's digital card game (the first new game from the studio since...

Watch the rise and fall of the most popular Steam games of the last four years

For those of us who are visual learners (or heck, bar chart fanatics - and you know who you are), there's an interesting animated gif...

The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...

There are no Blizzard games in the November 2018 SuperData games revenue ranking, not even WoW

I did a little double-take when I read SuperData's November 2018 games industry revenue ranking piece today, and not because the title and...
No, our wholly predictable problems!

Valve bans a toxic Dota 2 pro after his team takes insufficient action

Herein lies the problem for Valve running Dota 2: The company doesn't want to actually provide any rules or guidelines or moderation for the...
laugh, then laugh again

Valve’s Artifact is live to ‘reimagine’ the online TCG genre

Trading card game fans know the name Richard Garfield well. The man created the legendary Magic: The Gathering back in the early 1990s, but...
Doooo not care

The MOP Up: Free Overwatch this Thanksgiving

Don't have Thanksgiving plans past gorging on dead bird carcasses and mashed-up roots? Blizzard has just the thing for you: Free Overwatch! "From November...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord’s new TOS, Steam China, EA vs Actiblizz, Dota 2’s transparent lockboxes, WASD

Welcome back to another roundup of businessy things of interest to MMO players this week! Discord If you're one of the bajillions of MMO players...

The MOP Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lets gamers tattle on each other (September 2, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Blizzard is disabling Overwatch and HOTS lockbox purchases for Belgian players

Earlier this year, Belgium took up the anti-lootbox cause, becoming one of the first countries to investigate lockboxes in online games and ultimately

PUBG’s Brendan Greene discusses Steam numbers, Fortnite, and dealing with toxicity

PUBG's Brendan Greene did an interesting interview with RPS last week with some quotes worth highlighting. For starters, he has an interesting take...
No, our wholly predictable problems!

Dota 2 apes Path of Exile with transparent lockboxes for Dutch players

Remember when the Dutch gaming authorities effectively threatened to prosecute prosecute companies like Valve for vending and trading lockboxes the government agencies considered a...
Some number.

PUBG had a great June thanks to the Steam sale, SuperData says in its latest revenue ranking

SuperData's global revenue report for June 2018 is out, and it's actually not particularly exciting for the summer months as not that much...

SuperData: Fortnite’s success hit League of Legends and PUBG hard, but not all online games are struggling

There's a new thinkpiece out on how Fortnite happened and what it all means every week lately, but SuperData's latest might be...

Three quarters of European gamers don’t even understand what the heck lootboxes are

A new report on GIbiz suggests that most gamers are pretty darn clueless about lootboxes, which probably won't surprise anyone reading here. Researchers for...
And it's gone.

One of the competitors in Dota 2’s championship is an AI team

Perhaps in the future, we'll all be looking back at the time when e-sports were an actual thing played by humans rather than simply...

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