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Dota 2 gets meta with The Stanley Parable announcer pack, available now

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Now you can get in the mood for DIGITAL SPORTS! with the help of the smooth, comforting and somewhat sociopathic Narrator from The Stanley Parable. As teased all those months ago, his gently mocking wit is now available as a Dota 2 announcer pack. Sure, it's not hard to make fun of an incomprehensible game about internet wizards, but it takes skill to do it and still make the game's fans want to give you money.


Dota 2's The Stanley Parable announcer pack has been recorded, reveals narrator

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This is the story of a videogame named Dota 2. Dota 2 was a popular game about wizards and pushed lanes and unprompted apologies. It had absolutely nothing to do with another game, called The Stanley Parable, but for one exception: they both contained voice-overs. And so, last year, the creator of The Stanley Parable announced a desire to write and record a Dota 2 announcer pack featuring the meta-comedy's narrator. And, after a long silence, it was revealed that the pack had been recorded, and will likely soon be available to buy.


The Stanley Parable demo now available, ahead of full release next week

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A demonstration of The Stanley Parable can now be downloaded from Steam. In it, some things happen, followed by other, different things. That's about as specific as I'm going to get, because the nature of those things is that they're better off discovered and experienced by yourself. So go and do that.


The Stanley Parable "almost there", will release next month

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This is a news post about a man named Stanley. Stanley was the star of The Stanley Parable, a first-person ambulator mod for Half-Life 2. In it, he was guided through a dark and humorous meta-narrative by an avuncular narrator with an inimitable style. A style that was nevertheless a boon for a lazy writer who needed a pithy way to introduce the news that the game's upgraded, standalone version would be released next month.