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DOTA 2 updates take up 3% of the world’s internet

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Despite having a toxic environment that I just can’t fathom, DOTA 2 is pretty much one of the biggest online games in existence right now. It’s so damn big in fact, that it can steal a sizeable chunk of the internet when  it does something as simple as throwing out an update.

Speaking at LinuxCon, Valve’s Gabe Newell revealed that DOTA 2 creates more net traffic than an entire nation of people sending you emails about their rich Nigerian relatives who need to move some cash, according to PCGamesN:

When we do a new update for something like Dota 2, nearest we can tell, we’re generating 2-3% of the worldwide and LAN-based IP traffic.

That’s a pretty big number, in internet terms. The only thing bigger than that though, is how much bandwidth is needed for DOTA 2 players to make enquiries into the nature of your mom’s genitals.

Last Updated: September 17, 2013

35 Comments

  1. Yet another way they are effing up the planet

    😛

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  2. Brett Gunter

    September 17, 2013 at 14:07

    All good and well, but damn the rollout is taking long! My GF has been waiitng for 2 weeks now to download it on her new laptop and still has not moved from number 10,182.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    September 17, 2013 at 14:16

    When you ask to play with seasoned Dota players.
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aPv9Rjn_460sa.gif

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    • M-m-m-monster John

      September 17, 2013 at 14:17

      Haha. I’m guessing it’s a bit late to start then.

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      • Hammersteyn

        September 17, 2013 at 14:24

        Way to late.

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    • Paul Fouche

      September 18, 2013 at 08:50

      its so funny when you pwn so called “veterans” haha rage quit / swearing contest.. and making up excuses. “oh i have lag” “ah i just alt tabbed ” lol its actually entertaining just watching these idiots get pooned!!

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      • Hammersteyn

        September 18, 2013 at 09:10

        Youtube provides loads of entertainment in this regard.

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  4. Anon A Mouse

    September 17, 2013 at 14:18

    How does one measure the interwebz?

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 17, 2013 at 14:19

      With bile and porn

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      • M-m-m-monster John

        September 17, 2013 at 14:20

        Dammit Admiral. You type like your fingers are filled with caffeine. Beat me to a porn joke.

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  5. Tarisma

    September 17, 2013 at 14:19

    And porn takes up the other 97%

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 17, 2013 at 14:20

      Now now, to be fair, about 80%, then 25% bile and 2% useful

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      • M-m-m-monster John

        September 17, 2013 at 14:22

        I don’t know. 2% useful is a bit much. Have you seen how many pages google brings up when you search something? How many of those pages do you actually look at?

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 17, 2013 at 14:24

          First page, first 3 results, maybe the fourth

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          • That Dark Twit

            September 17, 2013 at 14:26

            The best place to hide a dead body is page 2 of a google search.

          • M-m-m-monster John

            September 17, 2013 at 14:27

            Okay, I’m testing this…searching for something simple.
            6990000000 results approx.
            So that’s 0.000000057% useful.

      • Mark Treloar

        September 17, 2013 at 14:28

        So the internet is 107%?

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        • That Dark Twit

          September 17, 2013 at 14:29

          Snap!

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        • M-m-m-monster John

          September 17, 2013 at 14:29

          Things are ’bout to get real

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 17, 2013 at 14:30

          • M-m-m-monster John

            September 17, 2013 at 14:30

            I can’t get enough of this gif

          • That Dark Twit

            September 17, 2013 at 14:33

            Same here.

          • That Dark Twit

            September 17, 2013 at 14:31

            Like a boss!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 17, 2013 at 15:30

            HAHAH! Win!

        • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

          September 17, 2013 at 14:32

          As long as you abide by it’s rules…

          http://rulesoftheinternet.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

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          • M-m-m-monster John

            September 17, 2013 at 14:34

            Stacy’s Mom has got it going on. No exceptions.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 17, 2013 at 14:35

          Yes, lots and lots and loads of bile and porn 😛

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    • InsanityFlea

      September 17, 2013 at 15:05

      so grab you D**K and double click for porn,porn porn. (epic song)

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 17, 2013 at 14:22

    Is this the part where I reveal I have been playing DOTA for like 8 years and I am addicted to it? o.O

    DOTA2 is pretty damn epic! The main thing is getting the right group to play with…

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    • M-m-m-monster John

      September 17, 2013 at 14:25

      Between my friends we have the non-team-player, the too-damn-good-on-my-first-try-guy, the following-you-until-you-die-then-I-die-guy and then there’s me.

      I might have a problem.

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      • That Dark Twit

        September 17, 2013 at 14:28

        Ha!

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  7. Craig Boonzaier

    September 17, 2013 at 14:35

    In honor of that epic header.
    I will leave this here.
    http://www.quotefully.com/tvshow/Saturday+Night+Live/Sean+Connery

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  8. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 17, 2013 at 15:08

    How many hamsters is that?

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  9. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 17, 2013 at 15:27

    I think they are the only company who would actually admit to this… It is pretty damn impressive. I wonder how hard something like WoW hits overall usage?

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  10. Paul Fouche

    September 18, 2013 at 08:50

    its so funny when you pwn so called “veterans” haha rage quit / swearing contest.. and making up excuses. “oh i have lag” “ah i just alt tabbed ” lol its actually entertaining just watching these idiots get pooned!

    Reply

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