Honestly, and I can say this from the bottom of my heart, I'm shocked, appalled even. I thought we were over this, I thought people had learned by now. And to see this from such a well respected developer, Valve of all people.
Sickening is the only word to describe it, and even that isn't sufficient to truly tell this tale of human depravity and an absolute lack of any moral or professional fiber behind this most heinous of acts.
My friends, Valve Software, creators of Portal and Garry's Mod, have stolen character designs for their upcoming beta, Dota 2, from none other than the biggest video game publisher in the world, Activision Blizzard.
If you're going to just so blatantly rip something off Vavle, at least try to steal from someone who can't sue your ass into the ground. My only guess as to why this hasn't come up in the news yet is the heads of Activision are hard at work writing up the most devastating law suit they possibly can as we speak.
But as I've already said, words just aren't enough. Pictures are the only thing capable or shedding the truth on this most awful and unspeakable of atrocities. Look here friends, look and see true evil at its finest.
Tidehunter Hero vs Original
Goblin Techies Hero vs Original
Skeleton King Hero vs Original
Treant Protector Hero vs Original
Tiny Hero vs Original
Zeus Hero vs Original
Clinkz Hero vs Original
Bounty Hunter Hero vs Original
Broodmother Hero vs Original
And this is just the tip of the iceberg friends. I encourage you all to find and post more comparisons like these, there are dozens, and spread the word so these crimes against creativity can come to light.