DOTA 2's Steam Page is Getting Review-Bombed in The Wake of That Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Tease

By David Meikleham on at

Gamers certainly can be a tetchy bunch. In the wake of the agonising glimpse of the Half-Life 2: Episode 3 we could have been given earlier in the week, a host of cranky Gordon Freeman fans have hopped onto Dota 2's Steam page in angry fashion, subsequently 'review-bombing' the MOBA.

Apparently, certain people blame Dota and its continued existence for distracting Valve from making more Half-Life games. Choice 'not recommended' comments include:

"The sole reason HL3 doesn't exist."

"If Microsoft can resuscitate Age of Empires, there's no reason Valve can't bring joy to millions with a return to the Half-Life universe. Please Gabe, for the fans."

And finally, my personal favourite, a scathing review from someone who seems to despise Dota 2... despite Steam saying they've played it for 8,573 hours:

"I've never played HL series but I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game so much."

I hear the first 8,500 hours of Dota 2 are amazing, but it's those next 73 that really suck all the joy out of the experience.

Former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw's teasing Episode 3 fanfic has clearly knocked a whole bunch of PC players' noses out of joint. Really, we should all take a step back, go outside for at least 60 seconds, breathe deep, then exhale. AHHHHHHH. Now, don't you feel calmer?