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iPad: Dota 2 - (Valve Software)

12-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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Dota 2 - (Valve Software)

At the VGAs on Friday night, I asked Valve boss Gabe Newell if they were working on any interesting software projects. He said they were indeed.

"We were working on getting Dota 2 running on some tablets," he said. "That ended up being kind of a disappointment. But the good news is that tablets are getting faster very quickly, so I think we'll get the kind of performance we want and other game developers want in the near future."

And Dota 2, a game that is fast-paced, but not quite as demanding on your fingers as an eSport like StarCraft, could be a very good fit for the touch-screen interface on an iPad or Android tablet.

"It's a good one for us to test with," Newell said.

12-10-2012, 10:33 AM
I don't think Dota would be good on a touch screen. Trying to move your character while positioning a spell is hard enough with a mouse and keyboard. There is a moba style game on IOS and it isn't very fun when your use to having a lot more precise control on the keyboard.

12-10-2012, 10:41 AM
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Rumours?? Meh...
12-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Rumours?? Meh...
Gabe said exactly what I preach the hole damn Day:

The recent Tables (Windows 8/Android/iOS) have so much Power that you could run a lot of the recent Games on them if the Developer would finally stop supporting the older Devices and just stick to the newer Once and polish their Games just for those.

Let`s just...

...that Gabe will port Dota 2 to the Tablets because I know at least of a few Folks that would throw their PC out of their Window if Dota 2 would run on their Tablets too.
12-11-2012, 04:21 AM
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Last hitting would be impossible on a tablet, along with all the micro management...

Have you seen good Dota players? their hands never leave the keyboard.
12-11-2012, 04:30 AM
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Hopefully portal will come sometime after it.

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12-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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I really thought there wasn't a thread about it But anyways, I can't wait! If it means more support coming from Valve it's gonna be awesome.

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12-11-2012, 02:22 PM
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Portal is infinitely better
12-12-2012, 12:03 AM
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I would only be okay with this if they had a distinct separation between iPad/Tablet players and PC players...otherwise there'd be a huge advantage for the PC people.

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12-12-2012, 07:07 AM
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They should make the original Half Life for the iPad.