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Dota 2 to Get New Heroes
Dota 2 to Get New Heroes

Two new heroes will be coming to the MOBA juggernaut: Sylph, and a swashbuckling armadillo.
Monday 14 Aug 2017 1:11pm | PC | 2

Dota 2 Card Game...
Dota 2 Card Game ‘Artifact’ Announced

The card game will be set Valve’s popular MOBA, and loosely use some of the same mechanics too.
Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 1:58pm | PC

Dota Dash Mod Turns...
Dota Dash Mod Turns Dota 2 Into a Kart Racer

A modder has created a Mario Kart-inspired kart racing game out of Dota 2, complete with banana peels and blue shells.
Monday 7 Jul 2014 9:26am | PC | 1


Top 5 Shotguns
Top 5 Shotguns

We all love a good boomstick – but which ones are the best? Read on to find out some of ours.
Friday 10 Mar 2017 1:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 32

Aylon's Top Five Games...
Aylon's Top Five Games of 2016

Aylon is still a writer at NZGamer? Huh. Well I’ll be. OK then, I guess we should find out what his top five games for 2016 are, right?
Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | iOS | Android | 10

eSports and Sports
eSports and Sports

Dene stops playing Pokemon Go long enough to wonder if e-gaming is ever going to be a thing. Is the generational divide the problem?
Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 9

Toxicity in...
Toxicity in Videogames: Pyschological or Systematic?

As online games become more complicated, so too does policing player behaviour. What elements of these games prompt such aggression?
Monday 7 Sep 2015 3:00pm | PC | 6

Games of the Year: PC
Games of the Year: PC

Rumours of the PC's death as a gaming platform have been greatly exaggerated, 2013 has clearly revealed.
Thursday 2 Jan 2014 3:01pm | PC | 9

Top 10: Developers...
Top 10: Developers That Get It

Reagan takes a look at the developers that seem to not only understand what gaming is about, but develop with that in mind.
Monday 30 Jul 2012 1:00pm | PS2 | PS3 | 360 | PC | PSP | 23


The Game Awards 2017:...
The Game Awards 2017: Winners List

If you missed the livestream on Friday afternoon, don’t worry! Here are all the winners from this year’s show.
Monday 11 Dec 2017 8:38am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Switch | PC | 3DS | 22

PUBG Breaks Concurrent...
PUBG Breaks Concurrent Player Record on Steam

After topping 1 million concurrent players earlier this month, the 100-player shooter just took Dota 2’s top spot.
Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 9:19am | PC | 8

The Weekend Chat: The...
The Weekend Chat: The Future of Esports

Are the Olympics the correct venue for esports? Or do they need their own platform? Have your say.
Friday 11 Aug 2017 3:50pm | PS4 | Xbox One | Switch | PC | 11

Paris Olympics...
Paris Olympics Considers Esports for 2024 Games

“The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing… Let’s try if we can find some bridges.”
Thursday 10 Aug 2017 9:14am | PC | 14

Dota 2 Update Looks to...
Dota 2 Update Looks to Help New Players

Valve is aiming to make their hit MOBA more approachable, by matching newer players with “those with consistently high behaviour scores.”
Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 8:53am | PC | 6

Dota 2’s...
Dota 2’s International Prize Pool Hits over $20M USD

The 2017 prize-pool has just eclipsed last year’s total by $30,000 USD. There’s still one month left for that to increase.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017 2:44pm | PC | 6

Steam Brings the Ban...
Steam Brings the Ban Hammer to 40,000 Cheaters

Just after the Steam Summer Sale ended, Valve banned the cheaters in a single day. The previous record was 15,000.
Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 9:49am | PC | 14

Valve Is Making Three...
Valve Is Making Three VR Games

“When I say we’re building three games, we’re building three full games, not experiments,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell.
Monday 13 Feb 2017 1:18pm | PC | 11

Steam Hits 14M...
Steam Hits 14M Concurrent Users, Breaks Previous Record

Top games played include Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Grand Theft Auto V.
Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 9:45am | PC | 6

The Weekend Chat: The...
The Weekend Chat: The Year in Review

2016 is winding down. What were some of the things you’d like to see more of in the industry?
Friday 23 Dec 2016 4:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 17

Dota 2 Gets...
Dota 2 Gets Significant Patch, Introduces New Systems and Hero

If you thought the MOBA that started it all was stagnating, patch 7.00 looks to change that perception.
Monday 12 Dec 2016 8:28am | PC | 3

Will Ferrell Set to...
Will Ferrell Set to Star in eSports Movie

The comedian and Anchorman star will play a professional gamer in the untitled movie.
Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 1:19pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 11

First eSports...
First eSports Arbitration Court Opens

The independent court – opened by the World eSports Association – will tackle legal issues in the nascent scene.
Friday 4 Nov 2016 8:49am | PC | 2

The Game Awards 2015...
The Game Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

Game of the Year nominees include Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Super Mario Maker, and The Witcher 3.
Monday 16 Nov 2015 10:18am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 13

Gabe Newell Discusses...
Gabe Newell Discusses Valve’s Future Development Plans

In a recent interview with Geoff Keighley, Valve’s co-founder tells fans not to expect them to make games like they used to in the past.
Friday 20 Mar 2015 10:30am | PC | 3

Game Awards 2014...
Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Game Awards 2014, which will be held in Las Vegas on December 5.
Friday 21 Nov 2014 9:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 11

For a Brief Moment,...
For a Brief Moment, Dota 2 Was on ESPN's Front Page

Though it was taken down before long, a headline pertaining to The International 2014 was posted to's home page today.
Monday 21 Jul 2014 6:15pm | PC | 4

IeSF Abandons...
IeSF Abandons Male-Only e-Sports Events

Following pressure from various groups, including Blizzard, the International e-Sports Federation has abandoned male-only events.
Thursday 3 Jul 2014 8:30pm | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | iOS | 7

Women Barred from...
Women Barred from Upcoming Hearthstone Tournament

The International e-Sports Federation and Finnish eSports Federation have come under fire for creating "male only" tournaments.
Thursday 3 Jul 2014 10:52am | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | iOS | 15

American University...
American University Introducing Scholarships for eSports

Robert Morris University Illinois is planning to add eSports to its varsity athletic program, starting with League of Legends.
Friday 20 Jun 2014 9:02am | PC | 11

Prize Pool for Dota 2...
Prize Pool for Dota 2 World Championship Hits $5.7M

The prize pool for The International 2014, the Dota 2 world championship, is on track to break the US$6 million mark.
Monday 19 May 2014 9:48am | PC | 4

Ars Technica's Steam...
Ars Technica's Steam Gauge Looks at Steam's Most Popular Games

Among Ars Technica's findings: DOTA 2 is the most-owned and most-played Steam game, while 36.9% of owned games are unplayed.
Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 3:35pm | PC | 6

48 Hour Ping Zero LAN...
48 Hour Ping Zero LAN in Auckland This Weekend

Ping Zero, Auckland's longest running regular gaming event, will be holding a special 48-hour LAN over Easter Weekend.
Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 11:32am | PC | 7

Valve Announces New Game

Valve has publicised they are going to release a sequel to the popular Warcraft III mod DOTA.
Thursday 14 Oct 2010 11:15am | PC | 4