DOTA might be the most high profile WarCraft III mod to be turned into an actual video game, but it’s not the only one. There’s also Ruin, a “top-down arcade style arena brawler” based on a popular old WCIII mod called Warlock Brawl. It’s kind of like DOTA (as you’d expect, given their shared lineage), only instead of being a straight MOBA this is more of a brawler. Think DOTA’s controls, only expressed through the medium of Smash Bros. Advertisement Advertisement Ruin is currently up on Kickstarter. If you want to (kinda) try it out to see what it’s like, the original creators of Warlock Brawl updated the mod recently to work in DOTA 2, and you can get that here. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
The sheer number of games on Steam is overwhelming, and more new ones come out per day than ever before. Despite that, Steam’s upper echelon has calcified, with an Old Guard looking down from the top of the most-played list at all the peasants below. Advertisement GitHyp, a tool that tracks Steam’s most-played games (among other things), posted an analysis of the most-played games of 2016. A few findings stand out. First off, if you look at average number of players per hour throughout the year, you get a top five list that looks awfully similar to 2015’s, with zero games that came out in 2016: Dota 2 / 636,607 avg. players per hour (#1 in 2015) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive / 360,600 avg. players per hour (#2 in 2015) Team Fortress 2 / 50,802 avg. players per hour (#4 in 2015) Grand Theft Auto V / 40,258 avg. players per hour (#5 in 2015) Sid Meier’s Civilization V / 37,885 avg players per hour (#9 in 2015) Steam users like Valve games. Shocking, I know. But it is surprising to see Civ V gain ground in the year that Civ READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!