Procrastination Amplification: Punditry on MMOs and games in general.

Quickie: DotA 2

Keeping with the theme of ex-modders being hired to work in game companies, Valve gave GameInformer the spill about Defense of the Ancients 2 yesterday. Icefrog, the designer behind the smash hit Warcraft 3 mod DotA working at Valve, one of the best game development companies of the last ten years… Wow. Now, I don’t play many Valve games because shooters aren’t my cup of tea, but even I have to recognize just how good they are. And then there’s Portal, of course.

DotA spawned some offspring of varying quality recently in Demigod, Heroes of Newerth, and League of Legends  but I can’t imagine that a game made by Valve and IceFrog won’t be better than those.