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Valve Confirms an End to Artifact

Over two years ago, Valve released Artifact, a Dota 2-based card game that was to be the next big live service game from the massive digital platform holder and somewhat infrequent game developer. Within two months, 95% of its player base abandoned it, and Valve put an “Under Construction” sign on…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 21, 2020

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Leaked Artifact 2.0 Beta Trailer Shows off New Hero Draft Mode

Great news for the dozens of people anxiously awaiting the 2.0 rebirth of Valve’s catastrophically failed collectible card game Artifact: a new video has been unearthed from the recesses of Unlisted YouTube™, wherein Artifact Rework Project Team Lead Eric Tams walks the viewer through Artifact 2.0‘s new Hero Draft mode,…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 31, 2020

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One Year Later, Valve Details an Upcoming Artifact 2.0 Beta

Y’all remember Artifact? It was Valve’s foray into the world of computer-based collectible card games, designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and loosely based on the characters and concepts of DOTA 2. It came out on November 28, 2018 for PC, macOS, and Linux, and unfortunately for Valve…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 20, 2020

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The Artifact Tutorial is Kind of Terrible

Dota 2 is an incredibly complicated game among incredibly complicated games. It stands to reason that a trading card game based on the popular MOBA would be just as complex. For my part, though, I wish Valve would have learned from its past mistakes. If you don’t know, Artifact is…

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Artifact’s Rules: A Review

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What We Learned From the Artifact Preview Tournament

With Artifact’s release almost upon us, and pre-orders going live on Steam, Valve decided to hype up the game by broadcasting a pre-release invitational event on their own streaming platform. Its draft-based nature didn’t help us grasp what the eventual constructed meta may look like, but the Artifact Preview Tournament,…

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Every Card in Artifact (So Far)

Artifact, the next game from juggernaut developer Valve Software, is nearly upon us. The collectible card game set in the Dota 2 universe promises more than 280 cards at release. While we haven’t seen quite that many yet, there’s still a lot of information out there for discerning duelers to pore over. So…

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