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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, 'Free To Play,' tallies over 5.5 million views

Though less than a week has passed since its debut, Valve's Free To Play has already proven a massive hit by attracting over 5.5 million viewers during its opening weekend. The film, which was produced internally at Valve Software, follows three professional Dota 2 players from around the...

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PSA: Dota 2 documentary 'Free to Play' is free to watch right here

Free to Play follows the exploits of Dendi, HYHY, and Fear, three Dota 2 players from different points of the globe, brought together by a championship and a $1 million grand prize. Valve's 75-minute long documentary chronicles their journey to the tournament and how much they're prepared to give...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, launches online March 19

Free to Play, Valve's feature-length documentary following three top players competing for $1 million in the first Dota 2 championships, premieres online on March 19, directly on Steam. It's categorized as a "free to play" item, but a Free to Play Competitor's Pack for Dota 2 launches on the...

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Valve wants Dota 2 playable on Steam Controller

Valve Software readily admits its unconventional Steam Controller isn't likely to replace the keyboard and mouse PC gamers are familiar with, but the company still aims for a future in which the new controller can be used with such complex games as strategy hit Dota 2. "[Dota 2] is a really...

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Steam kicks off holiday sale with BioShock, Batman, more

It's that time of year again, boys and girls. No, not time to express your love for the people who raised you, but instead, it's time for Steam's holiday sale. This year's sale runs from December 19 to January 3 and as in previous iterations, it offers a wide swath of discounts. First, there are...

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Dota 2 drops sign-ups, now available to all

Valve finally made Dota 2 available to all, meaning the MOBA's rigmarole of keys, invites, and sign-ups is a thing of the past. Sure, getting past Valve's digital gates hasn't exactly been a case of finding Willy Wonka's golden tickets, but at least this way no-one has to stuff their arteries with...

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Dota 2 players to enjoy newfound futility in Stanley Parable announcer pack

Indie developer Davey Wreden revealed that the next Dota 2 announcer pack update will feature the dry, understated wit of Kevan Brighting, narrator of the off-kilter PC hit The Stanley Parable. Wreden and The Stanley Parable co-developer William Pugh are currently writing the script for the...

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Valve 'underestimated' desire for Dota 2 event, explains lack of Diretide

Last year, Valve ran a special in-game event for Dota 2, called "Diretide," to coincide with the real-world event of Halloween. This year, Diretide was nowhere to be found, and it's only been just recently that Valve explained why. So why no Diretide this year? According to a post on the Dota 2...

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Dota 2 First Blood update brings LAN support and GLaDOS

Valve will update its Dota 2 client with the First Blood patch on September 23, giving players new weapons, items, announcers and ways to play, while also balancing the game overall. The big highlights coming with First Blood are LAN support, a new Captain's Draft mode, a refined Armory browsing...

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Dota 2 enters beta testing in China next week

Come September 25, Valve Software's Dota 2 will enter beta testing in the world's most populous country: China. "We have been working diligently to localize 'Dota 2' for Chinese players and we are now ready to launch unlimited closed beta testing in China for the game," said Robert Xiao, CEO of...

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