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[The Verge] DOTA 2 will be free-to-play "with a twist", Gabe Newell says

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The sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) will be free-to-play "with a twist", according to the co-founder of Valve, Gabe Newell.

Speaking on a yet to be released podcast shared by the producers early with Polygon, Newell told Seven Day Cooldown that the PC and Mac-compatible real-time strategy game will use a free-to-play funding model, but one that hasn't been used in any other game before.

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Hats?
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Hats?

More like Gloves, since it will be something we haven't seen before lol.
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Very interesting. A gaming pseudo social network that rewards and elevates those that contribute and behave.
Looks like the full podcast for the 1 hour interview will be posted at 3PM PST.
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no shop item powerups please. will totally ruin the game
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no shop item powerups please. will totally ruin the game

Haven't we seen this before though?
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no shop item powerups please. will totally ruin the game

I doubt this can be done for this kind of game.
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There was no mention of hats, powerups, gloves, power gloves, power hats or any other related items anywhere in that interview.
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Iam guessing some sort of a level up lock? You reach a certain point in the game and you cannot continue unless you pay $.
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Iam guessing some sort of a level up lock? You reach a certain point in the game and you cannot continue unless you pay $.

Except that has been seen before and Gabe said
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hasn't been used in any other game before.
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