Dota 2 is now running on Valve's shiny new Source 2 engine and although the response has been mixed, it should result in a faster, more feature-packed base for the developer to build on. If you're willing to brave possible instability, you can get a taste of future improvements right now.
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Ragdolls are fun on their own, but watching Criken2's friend mess around in Garry's Mod using a Kinect looks like a blast. Something about knowing the ragdoll is acting a certain way because there's an actual person doing the same thing on the other end, I think. It's extra playful.
Garry's Mod has added support for Kinect. The popular PC machinima/screwing around tool will be able to read your movements on Microsoft's camera and, to the best of its ability, recreate the actions in the game.
The mega-ambitious, long-in-development Half-Life remake/tribute Black Mesa is finished, and you can downlaod it from Gamefront right now and give it a whirl.
There's no question that Defense Of The Ancients (Dota) is big. It's a big deal. It's also an immensely complicated game that has evolved over years of intense play, modding and sprawling evolution. It's not very much like any other game out there. And for that reason, it could be argued that Dota 2 lays bare just how unimaginative most video games these days are.