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Valve released Artifact with a rocket-style launch panel and a big red button
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Valve released Artifact with a rocket-style launch panel and a big red button

Valve’s offices are perhaps the most mysterious place in the videogame industry, a magical place where fairies sprinkle magic dust to begin Steam sales and a team of scientists monitor an extra-dimensional void from which Half-Life 3 will finally emerge, fully-formed. Er, actually, it’s an office building where normal humans develop videogames, but the team still likes to keep a bit of whimsy around. read more

Artifact scores – our roundup of the critics
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Artifact scores – our roundup of the critics

Artifact is now available, and the scores have started to pour in from across the internet. It’s Valve’s first full game in half-a-decade, and while the world may have been sour on the idea of a Dota card game when it debuted, the tone has certainly changed since. Designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, Artifact is an immensely satisfying digital card game, but it’s one with a wild monetisation strategy that has yet to be proven. read more

Obsidian Entertainment Next RPG Will Be Revealed At The Game Awards
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Obsidian Entertainment Next RPG Will Be Revealed At The Game Awards

Obsidian Entertainment is a well-known video game development studio that has crafted up a number of RPG titles. Within the mix of developed titles the company was responsible for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity series. There are of course other RPG titles developed under Obsidian but most recently the company made headlines when the studio was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. read more