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How to introduce Dota 2 to newbies—and help them enjoy it

Three Lane Highway<p>A month or so back PC Gamer took on Rock Paper Shotgun in a single Dota 2 showmatch. We lost. It was awful. The shame of it hangs …

PC Gaming

The Dota 2 Pro Who Wins In The Most Unlikely Way

The Mirana arrow is an impossibly difficult shot to land. It never saw play in competitive <i>Dota 2</i> because it was based off prediction. WehSing …

Dota 2 Compendium: Deserts And Wizard Hats

Settle ye down, for ’tis time for some Dota 2 Compendium talk.<p>In case you’ve missed the now-yearly “You people spent *how much* on a digital sticker …

Why chaos is the heart of Dota 2

Three Lane Highway<p>I've been playing Dota 2 for just under three years. In that time, I've seen a few dozen new heroes. I've seen multiple patches …

PC Gaming

Dota 2 Is Getting Faster

Valve finally got around to releasing its anticipated 6.84 patch notes for <i>Dota 2</i> last night, meaning that there are some big changes coming to the …

How to Counter Sniper in Dota 2

Ho ho! Ha ha!<p>Welcome to How to Counter, a new show where we tell you how to beat the toughest enemies in competitive multiplayer games.<p>For this …

Energized

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

Brilliant Polished Meteorite Offers a Fascinating Look at the Making of Earth

When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that's jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected – a polished meteorite! It was posted in the subreddit called <i>Damnthatsinteresting</i>, a place that welcomes the rare and unusual. The …

Meteorites

Model from Target Photoshop Fail Makes Light of the Blunder on Ellen

The Target Photoshop blunder last month attracted a LOT of bad press for the company. Target was called out in a big way, they had to come out and …

5-year-old discovers major Xbox One security flaw, earns big reward

A 5-year-old boy discovered a major Xbox One security flaw that allowed him to log into his father's account without the correct password. Kristoffer Von Hassel somehow figured out how to completely bypass the Xbox One's login safeguards. By entering the wrong credentials once, and then filling the …

Daily Inspiration #1724

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Battle of the tech titans! What you need to know about the latest Apple-Samsung lawsuit

The two companies are sparring again over billions of dollars worth of patents. Here’s what’s at stake<p>Apple and Samsung are resuming their longstanding legal battle this month. The two have long sparred over a set of patents -- billions of dollars worth of patents -- for technology that is used to …

Meet Cortana, Microsoft's Answer To Siri And Google Now

At an event unveiling the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Cortana, the company's answer to Siri and Google Now.<p>Named after the artificial intelligence character in the “Halo” games, the voice-controlled digital assistant is powered by Microsoft’s Bing search …

This Simple Flowchart Will Help You Decide if You Should Take that Selfie

We’ve shared many a flowchart, both serious and silly, in our day, but this one is definitely the most simple and straightforward of them all. Put …

Heists Coming to GTA Online in Spring

Maim, steal, and kill with your friends.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Heist missions are finally coming to Grand Theft Auto Online this spring.<p>Players will be …

Kerbal Space Program's Asteroid Redirect Mission now available

<i>Kerbal Space Program</i>'s Asteroid Redirect Mission, which developer Squad produced in conjunction with NASA, is now available as an update to the space agency simulation title, the studio announced today.<p>The mission is based on a real-life initiative, begun last year by NASA, that seeks to send a …

SOE 'Hugely Interested' in PS4 Virtual Reality Headset For EverQuest Next

"We’ll see what happens."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Sony Online Entertainment is "hugely interested" in the opportunities created by Sony's recent announcement …

Thief Bug Is Breaking Games

Despite having been out for a little while now, over the past 24 hours we've got a number of complaints from users saying that Thief has suddenly …

Playing god was never so easy with Godus (hands-on preview)

Peter Molyneux is a man of superlatives. When he says that Godus is the best game he’s ever made, he’s sticking his neck out again. Molyneux is one of the elder statesmen of gaming, having risen to fame on “god games” such as Black & White and Populous. So it’s no surprise he has returned to the …

Schiller Says Samsung Has ‘Caused People To Question’ Apple Innovations

Phil Schiller took to the stand yesterday for the second day of Apple’s latest patent trial with Samsung.<p>Schiller mostly rehashed the same defense he used when the two companies met in court last November, also over a patent dispute — namely that Apple was the company which took the risk developing …

Innovation

Apple SVP Phil Schiller Takes the Stand in Second Apple v. Samsung Trial

Apple SVP Phil Schiller took to the stand yesterday, as the first day of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial drew to a close. His …

Mississippi religious freedom law could bar gay people from businesses

Gay people could be turned away by hotels, restaurants and pharmacies across Mississippi thanks to an expansive new religious freedom law approved by the state legislature, civil liberties campaigners have warned.<p>Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was abruptly taken up and passed by …