Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...

Whatever happened to Valve’s digital card game Artifact?

Valve's digital card game Artifact launched in much the same way that the Soviet R-16 test-launched at Baikonur. Since then, back in May the...

Take a peek at the draft mode for Artifact 2.0

There's a draft mode in Artifact's 2.0 relaunch/reboot, and it is a different spin on the concept of building a deck, that much is certain....

Valve plans a wholesale reboot for its digital CCG Artifact

Like the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail fame, Valve's Artifact is not ready to give up the fight despite its...

Twitch is suing unnamed parties over the flood of offensive content in the Artifact space

Congratulations, Artifact, you made a big impact on video games! Not because of actual players, no, but because your more or less wholly abandoned...

Valve pledges to fix Artifact’s ‘deep-rooted issues’ in attempt to salvage the game

Things haven't been going particularly great for Artifact. Valve's digital card game, which launched in November of last year, has been rapidly hemorrhaging players...
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Valve parts ways with Artifact creator Richard Garfield in round of layoffs

Forget for one moment the horrific bleeding of Artifact's playerbase -- now the digital card game has lost its most high-profile designer. We are just...

Artifact continues to hemorrhage players as fans plead for a sign from Valve

Hey, let's talk about Artifact! When last we checked in with Valve's digital card game (the first new game from the studio since Dota...

Artifact continues to lose players at an aggressive rate

We're just about two months into the life cycle of Valve's aggressively non-free-to-play card game Artifact, and the game continues to lose players with a focus...
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Artifact patches in balance, skill rating, and account leveling… which, yes, means free tickets and packs

When it first launched, Artifact promised that it would "reimagine" the online card game market in a game with cards only bought for real money,...
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Artifact’s playerbase is already dropping fast, just like the value of its cards

It was years ago that Magic: the Gathering fans learned a very simple fact about collectible card games: Cards are toys, not investments, and...
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Valve’s Artifact is live to ‘reimagine’ the online TCG genre

Trading card game fans know the name Richard Garfield well. The man created the legendary Magic: The Gathering back in the early 1990s, but...
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Betawatch: Legends of Aria has a free stress test

I can't speak for anyone else, but whenever I see something advertising a stress test, I just shrug and say that I've already got...

Digital card game Artifact hurries to address player consternation over its business model

You may remember Artifact as Valve's entry into the digital card game market, with plans to have no moderation and no way of obtaining...
The next few months, then.

Betawatch: Fallout 76 enters beta testing

That's great, it starts with an NDA and no platform crossplay, Bethesda is not afraid. It's the end of the world as we know...
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Valve’s Artifact is delaying and cropping its public beta

Sometimes, shortening beta periods is a good sign. Sometimes delays on beta are... well, perhaps not a good sign, but just a necessary one....
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Valve’s Artifact will feature no moderation and no cards earned through play

Oh boy. If you've avoided hearing about Valve's upcoming digital card game, Artifact, you might want to take a look at the latest interview from...

The MOP Up: Enter the Phantom Halls — if you dare! (March 18, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
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WoW Factor: Examining World of Warcraft’s 7.2 update

Patch 7.2 is the first real content patch that we've gotten for World of Warcraft post-Legion. Obviously, 7.1 wasn't devoid of content, but it...
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First impressions of World of Warcraft: Legion, part two

When last we left off, the world was screwed. World of Warcraft: Legion doesn't tell you that you're facing a huge threat, it just...