The Effects of Playing Defense of the Ancients in Academic Performance Among Male Freshmen College Students of Freshmen in Academic Year of 2010-2011.

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Chapter 1
Problem and its Setting
The youth nowadays are so in to those computer games. They are losing their interests in playing physical and traditional games like “tumbang preso”, “luksong baka”, “patintero”, “syato”, and many more. They are now playing Counter-Strike, Plants vs. Zombies, and most especially, DotA.

Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as DotA) is a real-time online or LAN strategy games composing of two to ten or twelve players where you can choose from over ninety unique characters (commonly known as heroes) you can play on. It requires focus, strategy, quick hands and quick thinking when you are in difficult situations.

According to Guinsoo, the creator and the first head developer of Icefrog, he and his men (including BuffMePlz who had retired a few months ago) created DotA in 2003 as a customized game in Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos created by Blizzard Entertainment.

Dota is popular not only here in the Philippines but also in other countries like Germany, United States of America, Canada, Slovenia and England. This phenomenal PC game had released many versions, and the latest version of DotA is DotA Allstars 6.70.

Most of its players are males, for about 94%, and the remaining players are females. From elementary, high school, college, out of school youth and even adults, DotA dominates the gaming life of most gamers.

As DotA arises, many issues also arise. It may be about on relationships, peers, foes, and most especially, education. This introductory message will begin to tackle the effects of playing Defense of the Ancients in academic performance among male freshmen college students of freshmen in academic year of 2010-2011.

Problem and Purpose
Playing DotA among male students became a major problem when it comes in academic performances among them. They are often chosen to play DotA rather doing their assignments, reviewing their past lessons, doing their projects and other academic-related...
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