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Blizzard Set To Debut 'Something New' At PAX East 150

Posted by Soulskill
from the battle.net-forum-users-already-upset-about-it dept.
skade88 writes "Ars is reporting that Blizzard will announce a new game on March 22, 2013 at PAX East. They say the new game is not a sequel or expansion. Blizzard is also saying the new game is not the long rumored MMO named Titan. Considering that every game Blizzard released since 1998 has had the name StarCraft, Warcraft or Diablo in it, this is big news. Ars speculates in the article that the new game could be Blizzard's version of a DOTA game. They showed off Blizzard All-Stars at BlizzCon 2010 as a SC2 custom map. It could be ready for launch as its own standalone game. I guess we will have to wait and see!"
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Blizzard Set To Debut 'Something New' At PAX East

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  • by Gaygirlie (1657131) <gaygirlieNO@SPAMhotmail.com> on Thursday February 28, 2013 @12:28PM (#43036323) Homepage

    From what I can gather you have two or more teams, each with their own base, all trying to capture points from the other teams all the while your own teammates keep yelling obscenities at you because you're not doing this or that exactly how they want, and it ends with one or the other team capturing enough points, wiping the other one out, or the players getting fed up with the constant abuse by own teammates and logging out. But really, the constant raging, belittling and abusing of own teammates is seemingly the most important thing in these games.

  • by Anubis IV (1279820) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @12:33PM (#43036429)

    DOTA = Defense of the Ancients, the most popular custom map in Warcraft III. It spawned the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre in which players control a single hero unit from a third-person perspective while leveling/gearing up in an attempt to destroy the opponent team's base, and which now has a number of entries in it, the most notable being League of Legends. DOTA is so well known and popular that Valve even hired IceFrog, one of DOTA's lead developers, to create "DOTA 2" as a standalone game that is currently in beta (and is already the second most popular eSport title, behind only StarCraft II).

  • by HaZardman27 (1521119) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @01:39PM (#43037343)
    It was planned as a free-to-play game with cosmetic microtransactions. The whole point is to get as many people interested in it and playing as possible. The $30 you can spend for it is "early-access" for anyone that somehow can't get an invite. Look at the number of people playing it on a typical day - it usually peaks at over 200k simultaneous players.

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