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2-24-2012 @ 10:22AM
DOTA WAS the title.The genre got named because DOTA was one of the first of it's kind. While some people today may consider it a genre label and not a title, your example doesn't work. "Defense of the Ancients" was the original WarCraft 3 map name. And "Aeon of Strife" was the name of the StarCraft map which it was based on.It only became cloudy when you had other games such as League of Legends come out and use the same genre. As such, while some people would consider it a genre, having the original name is still a powerful marketing tool. The fact that one of the supposed original creators (I said supposed because the fact is disputed) is working at Valve on the project may mean that ego won't let him change it (there's a whole big thing about how the whole situation of him coming to work for Valve is less-than-professional as far as gaming developers go.)
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