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[Kotaku] Valve Wants To Get Dota 2 Running On Tablets

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..."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."...

http://kotaku.com/5967051/valve-wants-to-get-dota-2-running-on-tablets

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post #2 of 83
ugh I'm already bad enough ad Dota 2 lol, putting it on a gimped platform wouldn't help me any lol.
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post #3 of 83
Booo hisss. Let the pc tablet ports begin.
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pudge doing a meathook lol.
 
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post #5 of 83
Wow I wanted Riot games to do this with league for so long now. The controls are not too complex that you require a full keyboard. I am a little biased though since I prefer tablets to laptops now.
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post #6 of 83
I got a hard time seeing myself playing Dota2 on a tablet for a game of 45mins.
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I just learned that I could use a PS3 controller wireless to play games on my phone. It is amazing how fast the hardware on phones is advancing. I'm able to play GTA III on my phone! Which has better graphics and performance then when it was on the PS2.

While I think the controls are somewhat lacking when it comes to tablets/phones. Being able to plug in a keyboard/controller I think can make up for that. Both tablets and phones are not that far behind now in terms of there capabilities with a mid range PC only 6 years ago.

I've always been a skeptic about games on tablets/phones. But the ones supporting external inputs really make them a lot more exciting. Especially for FPS and driving games. You don't need a separate handheld gaming device like a PSP.

This will not replace games I play on a PC, but I think it is a great option for when you are not home and want to play some games on the road or need something portable.
post #8 of 83
Stupid move if you ask me. Dota aims to specific gamers and not casual tablet users. It would also make matches and whining even worse if they will use the same servers for tablets and pcs.
    
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post #9 of 83
DotA 2 on tablets? I hope it's not cross platform because tablet players will definitely have a harder time being competitive with PC players. No thanks.
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Yesterday i used to play dota on some pentium 4 PCs know tablets LOL
     
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