Jump to content

AD BLOCKER DETECTED! Parts of site failed to load... Please disable your ad-blocker or white-list our website. It blocks more than ads and causes parts of the site to not work. Thank you!


    Dota 2 to be released this summer

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Free-to-play sequel launching in full in North America and Europe later this summer, Valve confirms.

     

    Dota2_64839_thumb.jpg

     

    Valve's free-to-play sequel to the genre-defining, worldwide popular competitive title Defense of The Ancients--Dota 2--will be released in full in North America and Europe this Summer, Valve's VP of marketing Doug Lombardi has told GameSpot.

     

    Dota2_64839_embed.jpg

     

    Lombardi confirms a PC Gamer UK report that Dota 2, which has been in an official Beta state since September 13, 2011, will come out before this year's The International 3 competition, held August 7-11 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Valve told GameSpot that it will release more details in the next week or two.

     

    "Dota 2 being officially released to the public acts as the next step for Valve in shipping the finished Dota 2 project," said David "GoDZ" Parker, Dota 2 Broadcaster for The BTS Studio. "While anyone interested in obtaining a beta key and playing the game could have already done so with minimal work, having the ease of play that being public brings will make it a true free-to-play game in the ARTS/MOBA genre."

     

    Less than three weeks ago, Dota saw one of its largest updates in the form of patch 6.78, including various changes to Captainós Mode, and balance changes to nearly 75 percent of the heroes. "These big patches allow for the meta to remain constantly fresh and helps separate the teams in terms of how well they can react to the changes," Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey said. "It is one of the reasons why Dota is so loved."

     

    At the same time Nexon, Valve's distributor of Dota 2 in South Korea, has announced it will put up $1.7 million in prize money for the launch of the game in the eSports-centric nation. Nexon's release of Dota 2 in South Korea, much like Perfect Worldós release in China, will focus on developing infrastructure for local servers. Nexon will begin with a starter league tournament, with the winning Korean team getting travel and lodging to attend The International 3 as VIP spectators. Nexon is shooting for a fall release in South Korea.

     

    "Dota 2 is a phenomenal game with elements of strategy and competition that has already garnered much fame in North America and Europe," Valveós Director of Dota 2 Erik Johnson said. "With the help of Nexon and its experience in the Korean market we hope to have great success."

     

    GameSpot will have an exclusive interview with Nexon on the release of Dota 2 in South Korea later this week.

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    "Dota 2 to be released this summer" was posted by Rod Breslau on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:44:31 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    E3 2013 attendance hits 48,200

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Entertainment Software Association reveals attendance figure for this year's show, says hotel spending brought in $40 million for Los Angeles.

     

    E32013_14827_thumb.jpg

     

    48,200 industry professionals, analysts, journalists, and retailers from 102 countries attended E3 2013, event owner and organizer the Entertainment Software Association has announced.

    E32013_14827_embed.jpg

     

    This is up from 45,700 for E3 2012.

     

    The show resulted in an approximated 28,000 hotel room nights, generating about $40,000,000 for the host city of Los Angeles.

     

    E3 2014 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 10-12, 2014.

     

    E3 will remain in Los Angeles through at least 2015. The annual gaming gala has been held in Los Angeles for 16 of its 18 years of existence. Other host cities have included Santa Monica, California (2007), and Atlanta, Georgia (1997).

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    "E3 2013 attendance hits 48,200" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:24:31 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Crackdown will return with the "right team and time," Microsoft says

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Microsoft Game Studios executive Phil Spencer says franchise is "important" and one he would like to see return.

     

    crackdown2_orange_25901_thumb.jpg

     

    The Crackdown series is "important" to Microsoft Game Studios executive Phil Spencer and one that he would like to see return someday.

    crackdown2_orange_25901_embed.jpg

     

    "Crackdown is important to me," Spencer said on Twitter. "Given right team and time it's a franchise I'd like to see returnó"

     

    The Crackdown series has been dormant since 2010's Crackdown 2 and the franchise was nowhere to be seen during Microsoft's E3 briefing last week.

     

    For more, check out GameSpot's reviews of the 2007 original Crackdown and Crackdown 2.

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    "Crackdown will return with the "right team and time," Microsoft says" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:09:27 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Xbox One, PS4 coming to Jimmy Fallon this week

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Late night program hosting fourth annual video game week beginning this evening with Forza 5; Knack, Watch Dogs, CoD: Ghosts, and Super Mario 3D World also on the schedule.

     

    Fallon_62141_thumb.jpg

     

    NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will host its fourth annual Video Game Week beginning this evening with a demonstration of Xbox One racing simulator Forza Motorsport 5.

    Fallon_62141_embed.jpg

     

    Other titles on display this week include the PlayStation 4's Knack (June 18), Ubisoft's Watch Dogs (June 19), Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts (June 20), and Nintendo's Game & Wario and Super Mario 3D World (June 21).

     

    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs at 12:35 a.m. on NBC.

     

    Fallon is no stranger to games and technology. Past Video Game Weeks have featured The Last of Us, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Wii U, and Madden NFL 13, as well as Oculus Rift and Razer Edge.

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    "Xbox One, PS4 coming to Jimmy Fallon this week" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:51:09 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Titanfall "most likely" won't have cross-platform play

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella says Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC players unlikely to be able to play together.

     

    Titanfall1_82846_thumb.jpg

     

    Respawn Entertainment's upcoming online shooter Titanfall will "most likely" not feature cross-platform play, cofounder Vince Zampella has told GameSpot.

    Titanfall1_82846_embed.jpg

     

    The decision was borne of a desire to keep the playing fields level, he said.

     

    "Most likely not," Zampella said in response to a question of the possibility of cross-platform play. "I don't think it's locked yet, but to me, I'd like to keep it segregated so there's no advantage or disadvantage."

     

    Titanfall launches during spring 2014 only for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's interview with Zampella below.

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    "Titanfall "most likely" won't have cross-platform play" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:22:12 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    "Revelations" from Call of Duty suit led to rift between West and Zampella - Report

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Source says Zampella felt West was "sabotaging" Respawn, barely came into the office before leaving for good in March.

     

    westzamp_15156_thumb.jpg

     

    A source close to Respawn Entertainment has told Vanity Fair (via Superannuation) that "revelations" about Jason West's behavior upset Vince Zampella, leading to a rift between the longtime colleagues and Call of Duty creators.

    westzamp_15156_embed.jpg

     

    "Vince felt that Jason was sabotaging the company," a source said.

     

    West reportedly "barely" came into the office during development of Titanfall, before leaving for good in March to "take care of some family issues" in North Carolina.

     

    Speaking with Vanity Fair in April, Zampella would not go further into detail regarding the nature of his relationship with West, only saying, "It's hard to work with one person for 15 years."

     

    A Respawn Entertainment representative told GameSpot today, "All the comment we have is what is already in the article. Vince put out an official statement about Jason leaving on our blog a few months ago and that's all I got for you."

     

    It does not appear West will return to the industry anytime soon, telling Vanity Fair in August that he is "soured" on the game business, due in part to being "strong-armed" by executives.

     

    "It does sort of sour you on the industry," West said. "It's tough. If we can't get treated well, what possible chance does a newcomer have? How do they prevent themselves from being strong-armed by the guys with the money? I wish I had the answer to that question, but I don't."

     

    West and Zampella formed Respawn Entertainment in early 2010, following the pair's split from Infinity Ward and Activsion over claims of broken promises and an internal investigation, which eventually led to a lawsuit against Activision.

     

    The case was settled before going to trial in May last year.

     

    Respawn's new game, Titanfall, launches next year exclusively on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

     

     

    [ Watch Video ]

     

     

    Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot

     

    ""Revelations" from Call of Duty suit led to rift between West and Zampella - Report" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:04:26 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


  • Upcoming Events

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      58,011
    • Total Posts
      61,406
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      8,286
    • Most Online
      693

    Newest Member
    JustKetoDietPills1
    Joined

About Us

Centric Legends is an online video gaming community devoted to giving the best gaming experience for gamers all around the world. Video game news, industry analysis, impressions, reviews, and discussions of everything in the industry; covering all platforms, genres, and territories.

KEEP THE WEBSITE ALIVE!

Site staff work very hard to make sure the website and servers are is running at peak performance, latest updates and all the other bells and whistles. Without your support the site cannot survive. We'd really appreciate it!

Support Us

If you enjoy playing on our servers, think about supporting them by donating a few bucks. Get VIP perks in return!

×