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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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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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


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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