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Artifact Review – Defense of the Cards

The response to Valve’s announcement of a Dota-themed card game was loud and dissatisfied. Despite being made in collaboration with famed Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, it was immediately…

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Artifact Monetization Report

Artifact is the collectible-card game (CCG) from Richard Garfield and Valve, bringing the world and characters of Dota 2 to life in a complex and challenging card game. It’s a quality…

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Video Game Releases for November 2018: Quiet Man, Loud Nukes

With the holiday season hot on our heels the gaming industry is pulling out all the stops to wow us with some last minute releases. There are some big names…

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Artifact Card Renamed After Complaints of Racist Connotation

Valve’s upcoming collectible card game Artifact, announced for release on November 28, is built upon the foundation of Dota 2 lore, but it also stands on its own. It’s not Dota: The Card Game,…

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Artifact Developer Interview – Why They Chose Dota, How It Influenced A Card Game, and Artifact’s Standout Features

While at PAX West, I had the chance to play Artifact and speak with programmer Jeep Barnett and Lead Designer Richard Garfield. PAX West was the first public showing of…

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Artifact, Valve’s Upcoming Digital Card Game Releases November 28

Everyone wants to join the digital card game money-making fiesta, and Valve is no exception. Whether you’re excited for Artifact or not, it may be one to keep an eye…

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Valve Announces Artifact – The Dota Card Game

Life. Death. Digital Card Games. Some things in life are inevitable, and Valve is no exception. Once known as one of the premier single player developers in the industry, Valve…