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One of the core requirements of any MOBA is a deep understanding all of that game's heroes. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each character is critical for setting up a winning strategy and for picking the perfect counter-hero during draft time. In Dota 2, as in other MOBAs, the best way to ...

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Dota 2 is a MOBA of immense depth. Just when you think you understand it, you discover something entirely new that dramatically alters the way you approach the game. Outside of the raw strategy element, there are numerous mechanical things to learn. Last-hitting, denying, creep stacking, and positi...

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Snow sharks one week, polar vortexes the next: What happened to just raining cats and dogs? The weather is a zoo! Maybe you were in a part of the country that didn't turn people into popsicles this past week; if so, count yourself lucky. Many of us couldn't leave our houses and were forced to ga...

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What do you do when Mother Nature decides to dump enough snow on you to recreate a life-size replica of The Wall? Most of us would hunker down at our desks and dive into the sunnier realms of our favorite virtual worlds. We're gamers; that's what we do. But I've since learned that there are those w...

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When it comes to MOBAs, teamwork is everything. Adventuring into the solo queue in a game like Dota 2 is an invitation for pain and suffering; stacking a couple of friends in a party results in a much more successful (and fun) experience. Tune in tonight as Massively's Mike Foster recruits a few of...

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Dota 2 was well on its way toward a happy Frostivus holiday, but as usual, things went wrong. Now Skeleton King is on the verge of turning to dust and needs a little help with his resurrection. That's where Massively's Mike Foster comes in. Tune in to get a look at the special holiday Wraith-Night ...

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And so full of terrors! Or is that streams? If you've seen some of The Stream Team's antics, you'd most likely say it is a combination of the two! With Winter Solstice this week, we will soon enjoy the longest night of the year here up north, so what will you be doing while it is dark for so long? ...

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Valve has announced that Dota 2's holiday-themed Frostivus event is on its way, though exact details are still somewhat sparse. The announcement, made via the official Dota 2 website, says only that "Frostivus is coming." The page hints at content to come, including what appear to be new crafting i...

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Dota 2, like most MOBAs, is a team sport. And in order for the team to succeed, some players have to shy away from glory and instead focus on propping up others. This is the thankless role of a Dota 2 support, the person who buys couriers, is always under-leveled, and never has gold for the game's ...

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If you partook in Thanksgiving activities over the weekend, chances are you enjoyed a tasty morsel or twenty (thousand)... and that's not even counting leftovers! As much as I love the holiday, I am often glad it's only a single day because there is always just way too much food. It's certainly not...

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Being a strong Dota 2 player requires an intricate knowledge of a variety of heroes and a deep understanding of each of the game's items. Massively's Mike Foster has neither. He does, however, have an expert friend who has competed in Dota tournaments, and she has agreed to coach Mike through a mat...

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Valve's Three Spirits update for Dota 2 brings three new heroes, a host of new features, and the long-awaited return of Dota 2's Halloween-themed Diretide event. Join Massively's Mike Foster as he checks out the new characters and hops in on Diretide in the hopes of stealing enormous piles of delic...

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Last week, the folks at Valve apologized to the Dota 2 community for silently skipping the game's Halloween-themed Diretide event. In the apology, the Dota team promised that Diretide would go live with the next big update, which they hinted would include a bunch of other features the community wou...

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