Heroes of Newerth

PC / Action RPG / Release: May 12, 2010 / ESRB: RP

Heroes of Newerth getting Samuel L. Jackson announcer pack

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2013 8:45am PDT

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has lent his voice to Heroes of Newerth for an announcer pack, which developer S2 Games has begun teasing with some voice samples.

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Heroes of Newerth hacked

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 17, 2012 9:00am PST

A naughty hacker has busted into the database of S2's Heroes of Newerth, gaining access to account login information. If you've played the DotA 'em up and use a password shared with any other online account, you'll want to get changing those passwords and, honestly, start us...

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Heroes of Newerth making all heroes free

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 20, 2012 8:15am PDT

Heroes of Newerth is today making every one of its characters free for everyone to play with, having previously offered a limited rotating selection and charging for extras. It's surely a step to make the game more competitive with Dota 2.

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Heroes of Newerth 'Mid Wars' mode incoming

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2012 6:00am PDT

Evolution is slow in the MOBA genre, but S2 Games is bringing in some changes to the classic DotA clone map layout with a new 'Mid Wars' mode, throwing all the players into one big team-fight-o-rama.

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Razer announces mouse for MOBAs, Naga Hex

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 11, 2012 5:00pm PST

If the string of developers making the same game with the exact same map weren't a big enough hint that the MOBA--Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, or 'DotA clone' to you and me--is getting big, the genre's now getting its very own mouse by Razer.

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"Wow really. I do agree, but lol @ taking them out of the box."

- TheNiXXeD see all 29 comments

Heroes of Newerth goes free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 29, 2011 5:45am PDT

DotA-esque Heroes of Newerth is joining the free-to-play ranks. Developer S2 Games promises "the game mechanics and style of play will remain intact," as it attempts to expand its audience.

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Some Heroes of Newerth services return; dev apologizes and offers compensation

By Xav de Matos, Jun 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Following yesterday's report of "catastrophic hardware failure," Heroes of Newerth has returned using a temporary solution. In a blog post, developer S2 Games offered an apology and outlined its plan for compensation.

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Heroes of Newerth servers suffer 'catastrophic hardware failure'

By Xav de Matos, Jun 21, 2011 6:45pm PDT

Due to a "catastrophic hardware failure," Heroes of Newerth is offline. Developer S2 Games is working to restore the game.

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Heroes of Newerth on free play

By Alice O'Connor, May 13, 2011 8:00am PDT

To celebrate its first birthday, DotA clone Heroes of Newerth is welcoming new players and letting them play free until May 22.

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Daily Filter: February 1, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 01, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco

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Heroes of Newerth Update 2.0 Launches With New Map, Casual Mode

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2010 9:00am PST

Developer S2 Games has launched the much-vaunted update 2.0 for Heroes of Newerth, its revamp of popular Warcraft III tactic

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"I think DOTA2 is more interesting than the other on line games. It is more fabulous to play ..."

- DianeWilson see all 18 comments

Daily Filter: November 19, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Nov 19, 2010 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games eve

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"anyone else think that "Homefront" will totally suck in the story department? just too much ..."

- Vogerl see all 7 comments

Dota Explained and How You Can Play it Now

By Brian Leahy, Oct 13, 2010 2:00pm PDT

Valve's announcement of Dota 2 is sure to give massive exposure to the RTS sub-genre that became popular with the Warcraft III custom map "Defense...

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"The gameplay of DotA or a DatA-like Brian Leah, I guess you said it one time too often"

- razorblade79 see all 40 comments

Heroes of Newerth 'Free to Play' Until Monday

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2010 10:00am PDT

S2 Games has announced that its Defense of the Ancients clone Heroes of Newerth will be free for everyone and anyone to play until 1pm EST on...

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"HoN is a higher quality game than LoL and doesn't suffer from the "Free to play" pitfalls. ..."

- DougL see all 18 comments

Heroes of Newerth Welcomes Beta Players Back This Weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2010 6:20am PDT

All who played Heroes of Newerth during its vast beta period will be able to play again over the weekend, developer S2 games has announced, to see...

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"I really liked this game. I just couldn't hang with everyone constantly being pissed off in ..."

- clickles see all 18 comments