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Valve's DotA 2 Will be Free-to-Play

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Good news! Valve has confirmed that DotA 2 will be free-to-play forever...

In between Max Payne 3 and Diablo III, your wallet’s probably been hurting from the sheer amount that you’ve spent on games. If that’s the case, you should keep DotA 2 on your watch list. Valve’s confirmed that DotA 2 will be free-to-play at launch and has launched the DotA store in preparation for the game’s release.

Valve’s promised that the game won’t be pay-to-win. Rather, it will follow in the footsteps of Team Fortress 2 in selling vanity items. Valve also hopes that players will sell their own crafted items.

For now, be prepared for an influx of hat jokes for DotA 2.

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    bigdragon , June 4, 2012 4:12 PM
    But I don't want to play DOTA. Where is CSGO? How about HL2 Episode 3? I'm sure Valve will do a good job on DOTA 2, but it's not a game that I even remotely like, and everyone who plays it that I know gets really angry while playing it. It just doesn't look like fun. I'd rather spend more time in TF2.
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    timaeus , June 4, 2012 4:20 PM
    Am I the only one who thinks DotT whenever I see DotA? Man, would I love to see a Day of the Tentacle sequel...
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    sliem , June 4, 2012 4:28 PM
    I love Day of the Tentacle! I always see "DotA" as DotT too. Haha.
    Anyway, DoTA is going to be great. I've never played it but I've watched it.
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    dotaloc , June 4, 2012 4:32 PM
    I just saw DotT and thought RotT. Not quite as old school (I don't think), but still lots of fun for my early PC gaming.
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    nbelote , June 4, 2012 4:35 PM
    There is a Maniac Mansion remake going on right now... Google it and check it out :) 
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    mokus , June 4, 2012 5:05 PM
    I hate to be that n00b, but could you at least once spell out what the acronym stands for? DOTA?
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    The_Trutherizer , June 4, 2012 5:06 PM
    ♥ valve
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    eddieroolz , June 4, 2012 5:06 PM
    Thats good news for the huge community.
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    fantastik250 , June 4, 2012 5:07 PM
    Mokus it's called Defense of The Ancients.
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    ram1009 , June 4, 2012 5:08 PM
    What the **** is DOTA2?
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    daveream , June 4, 2012 5:08 PM
    defense of the ancients
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    Anonymous , June 4, 2012 5:12 PM
    bigdragon, the world isn't all about you bud.
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    xerroz , June 4, 2012 5:22 PM
    $5-10 hats
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    RyQril , June 4, 2012 7:46 PM
    "yay for dota fans!", but am not one of them, seriously valve wr the heck is the new part of HL "FFS"..
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    pacioli , June 4, 2012 9:13 PM
    mokusI hate to be that n00b, but could you at least once spell out what the acronym stands for? DOTA?

    DotA 2 is no longer an acronym as it is the real official name for the game steam is making...
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    clivene09 , June 5, 2012 12:19 AM
    pacioliDotA 2 is no longer an acronym as it is the real official name for the game steam is making...


    However it is the 'sequel' to the original DOTA which did stand for 'Defense of the Ancients'.
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    HopelessNoob , June 5, 2012 1:05 AM
    bye bye league of legends hello dota 2 :D 
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    tomfreak , June 5, 2012 2:50 AM
    Nice, if only blizzard learn from them
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    jaraju2001 , June 5, 2012 8:59 AM
    HopelessNoobbye bye league of legends hello dota 2


    I'll stick with LoL :) 
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2012 10:43 AM
    So it is not the sequel to Day of the Accountants?
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