The Effect of Dota Essay

1267 Words Aug 27th, 2013 6 Pages
CHAPTER I
The problem and Its Background
Introduction

There are many students and even some young professionals that are addicted to DotA. This is one of the computer games that can be played by many players and is one of the most popular games to young students. Many students get addicted to this game and they even spend long hours inside the computer shop just to play the game. There are studies that getting addicted in playing computer games affects their studies and this is the cause why they are lying to their parents that they need extra money for their school project but the truth is they are just using the money to rent a computer where they can play DotA with their classmates. Sometimes, in order to make the game exciting,
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Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters called "creeps". As in role-playing games, players level up their hero and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.
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The scenario was developed with the"World Editor"of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
, and was updated upon the release of the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
.There have been many variations of the original concept; currently, the most popular is DotA All stars, which has been maintained by several authors during development. Since its release, All stars has become a feature at several worldwide tournaments, including Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon and the Asian World Cyber Games, as well as the Cyber athlete Amateur and Cyber Evolution leagues; Gamasutra declared that DotA was perhaps the most popular "free, non-supported game mod in the world".
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DOTA GAMES have now been with us for over 30 years. The Atari 2600 is nearly 25 years old. Civilization is now nearly 10 years old. Yet, many Americans fail to recognize these complex achievements as more than fads or child’s play. Ask most people what they think about video games, DOTA and many will respond that they’re a waste of time. Many critics argue that games produce socially isolated people or promote violent behavior. DOTA games are simple, mind numbing entertainment. Playing games is a waste of time.

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