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2-24-2012 @ 11:45AM
I was going to reply about the genre definition, but other comments explained what I would have said anyway.If they did rename it, then people who come into it later, such as you did, would just have to learn the new term as well. It would start the "genre-recognition" problem all over again. This is a ARTS? What the hell is an ARTS? "Oh, it's like DOTA.", or more specifically, WarCraft 3, since that's what it was, and described as since the beginning.To be fair, I don't care if they call the genre DOTA or ARTS, in fact "DOTA" as a genre, instead of "DOTA-style" does sound stupid but I do understand why Gabe Newell wants a more original acronym. Hell, with the way Valve has been lately (massive amounts of DLC, and ridiculous $100 wedding "rings" for TF2) a more negative person might see it as simply a grab to define the genre for all other games, and have people think you created the damn thing.
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