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"In accordance with the agreement, Valve will continue to use DOTA commercially, including DOTA 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community." Read more

Republique's Kickstarter donations have picked up in pace, making the goal within reach but with only a few hours to accomplish it. Read more

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! dev and naming wizard Dejobaan Games has been tinkering with an FPS prototype for a while, and is now happy enough to declare Drunken Robot Pornography a proper game. It'll come to PC and Mac this year. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 11, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Cross-realm zones are coming to World of Warcraft, joining underpopulated areas of the world across severs. This tech can also be used to split overpopulated areas into multiple instances per realm. Read more

Apparently, "The International" is an annual affair, as Valve has announced plans for a second Dota 2 competition. Read more

Matt Firor, game director for The Elder Scrolls Online, talks about how the origins of the game and the thought that is going into creating an MMO in the huge continent of Tamriel. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 9, 2012 11:30AM PDT

The Angry Birds series has surpassed one billion downloads, only six months after celebrating a milestone of half a billion. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 9, 2012 6:15AM PDT

With Diablo III actually, genuinely, seriously launching next week, Blizzard has released a six-minute animated trailer showing the angels of the High Heavens throwing down against the demons of the Burning Hells. Read more

Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage talks about how to retain the feeling of individual heroism in the transition to an MMO. Read more

As Blizzard winds up to launch StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm later this year, it's also preparing to finally roll out features asked for since before Wings of Liberty launched, including resuming from replays, global play, and multiplayer replay viewing. Read more