workshop clarification post


Dear dota friends and followers,

I’m excited as shit for the workshop merch submissions and am most definitely going to be submitting things for it!! HOWEVER I will most likely not be submitting any existing finished art (even my old riki and brew shirt designs could stand to be spruced up a bit at this point). I’d like to make some all-new art for the workshop and will definitely have links to where you can vote on it rather than just posting the art by itself, so if you see any of my art being posted for shirt designs as is, they’re not going to be legit and you should report the heck out of them!

Would also appreciate it if you’d report + let me know in the event that you see any of my art being submitted to the workshop by anyone that isn’t me (my steam name and icon are the same as on this tumblr, so it should be pretty easy to tell).

Thanks guys. Workshop art theft is probably going to be rampant, but let’s work together to keep it at a minimum!


The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.

Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business.

10 Toys That Are Replacing Cutting-Edge Technology (via strandedonthemainland)

I dropped my 3DS down a flight of concrete stairs and it just got a little scratched on the corners.

(via digitallyimpaired)

I’ve been told (by an NoA staffer) that they used to test Game Boys by throwing them at walls.

(via huggablekaiju)

Road tested: Straight tried to attack my sister with my GC controller. Pulled the console from the top of the TV (3-4 feet) to bounce once off the floor and land upside down — not a flicker on the game itself. Kept playing that way.