Tag: Dota 2

Morning News Wrap (8 Feb 2013)

Wow.  Made it.  Friday.  We’ll stop reminding you of what day it is now.  Enjoy your Friday morning news… The latest insider report doing the rounds regarding the next-Xbox comes via The Verge.  According to this source, the console will carry a big focus on “greatly improved” speech recognition.  The (let’s call it) Xbox 720 will support wake on voice, natural language controls, and speech-to-text.…

Dota 2 Beta helps push Steam user-figures to highest point to date

Valve’s Steam, the massively popular PC digital distribution platform, is currently growing 300% faster than it was a year ago. PC Gamer reports [as cited by MCV] that Steam has reached its largest figure yet of 6.6m concurrent users online this month, compared to 5m users in January last year. The service surpassed the 6m mark last November, meaning Steam is now growing by…

Dota 2 is free-to-play forever

Yes, we don’t cover PC gaming that match (except for that other one that starts with a ‘D’ and ends with an error…) but mention “free” and we listen. Valve has confirmed that their upcoming Dota 2 will be free-to-play forever – no payment upfront either – and that players will only be charged for items that customise the look…