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Valve announced a new event for holidays in DOTA 2, more info about: Frostivus

DOTA 2 Update: Timbersaw, The Goblin Shredder

A new hero was released in DotA 2 Test Client: Timbersaw (the Goblin Shredder in DOTA).

Patch notes

– Added Timbersaw!


– Ancient Apparition: Fixed status effect ignoring magic immune units (HP Freeze and Shatter).
– Silencer: Fixed Last Word not being triggered by Invoke.
– Slark: Fixed Pounce leashing illusions.
– Undying: Fixed Decay providing too much healing to Undying.
– Fixed Shadow Blade interaction with Cleave and Critical Strike.
– Fixed Cycloning yourself causing you to take damage from Orchid.

A short introduction to the hero performed

DOTA 2 on Tablets

That sound interesting,Valve Wants To Get Dota 2 Running on Tablets.

Gabe Newell (VALVE), said:

“We were working on getting Dota 2 running on some tablets,” he said. “That ended up being kind of a disappointment. But the good news is that tablets are getting faster very quickly, so I think we’ll get the kind of performance we want and other game developers want in the near future.”

via: [kotaku]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011


DotA 2 Announced

wow guys, Valve Announces Dota 2!!!

Press Releases – Valve
13 Oct 2010
Leading Independent Studio Reveals “IceFrog’s” New Project

October 13, 2010 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Dota 2, a massive sequel for one of the most played games in the world.

Coming to the PC & Mac in 2011, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way.

First details on Dota 2 are available now via an exclusive on

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About DotA 2.

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– Dota 2 launches in 2011.

– Dota 2 uses Valve’s Source engine, so the game is much prettier. Source itself is getting a few upgrades, including improved global lighting and true cloth simulation.

– Dota 2’s integrated voice chat is a huge step up from having to set up your own Ventrilo server, and the speed of voice communication is very nearly a requirement for a game as team-focused as DotA.

– AI bots will take over for disconnected players, and will be available to play against in unranked training matches as well. However, don’t get your hopes up for a full-fledged single-player game, though.

– Valve is upgrading Steamworks (the company’s backend technologies for matchmaking and other gameplay and community-related things) to allow them to create in-game rewards for participating in the Dota 2 community.

– Posting useful feedback or participating in constructive discussions on the forums will contribute to your standing in the community in a visible way. If this was just about getting points for posting comments, though, we wouldn’t waste your time by telling you about it. Dota 2 goes much farther than that. Everything from unlocking new skins for your favorite hero to getting a unique title for writing a strategy guide is on the table.

– A coaching system is being deeply integrated into the game. By logging in as a coach, veteran players can do their part to help out newer folks. Valve hasn’t entirely decided on the specifics of how newbies and coaches will be matched up, but once they’re together a few things happen. The coach sees the pupil’s screen, and gets private voice and chat channels to communicate with them. The coach probably won’t be able to take control of anything directly (once again, the details are currently under discussion), but information is power in Dota 2 and having a mentor whispering in your ear can make all the difference in the world.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010


BlizzCon 09 LIVE


OMG!… Blizzcon 09 in live on, see schedule of events here: Blizzcon.

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BlizzCon is a celebration of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises and the communities that surround them. This two-day event will contain Q&A panels featuring Blizzard Entertainment developers, social events for players and developers to meet one another, hands-on gameplay featuring your favorite Blizzard Entertainment games, casual and competitive tournaments, and more.
The event will take place on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time on both days (Friday and Saturday).

Icrefrog says: Bye Bye website…

No guys, it’s not April Fools’ Day… Icrefrog says good bye website, but…

Official announcement by Icrefrog

As a result of some differences, I am no longer affiliated with the website. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone over there the best of luck in the future.

I still plan on continuing DotA development for a long time, a couple years at the very least. The next update, 6.60, is nearing the end of its design and testing phase. The translation phase will also be starting shortly. There is still a little bit more work to do on fixing some specific content, but it’s finally approaching completion. I will post another update here in the near future.

As of today, I am starting a new community site for DotA. I think it is more valuable to the players though if I focus most of my time on developing and improving the game, so I’m here to reach out and ask for help on this. I believe that with some organization, the community has some very talented people that can help build a site to serve their interests and needs. Help can come in many different forms: programming, design, technical support, content contributions, etc. My goal is to have a format where everyone that wants to help can contribute in a productive way. If you are interested in being involved, please send me an email at


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