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June 17, 2019

Twitch Sues Trolls Who Turned Artifact’s Page Into A Porn-Riddled Disaster

Late last month, the Twitch game category section dedicated to embattled Valve card game Artifact briefly rocketed back into relevance. That was almost entirely thanks to the concerted efforts of trolls, who created dummy channels and violated the heck out of Twitch’s terms of service with broadcasts that included…

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June 3, 2019

Artifact Designer Says It Failed Due To Cards-For-Money System, Review Bombs

Artifact was supposed to be so many things: Valve’s first proper video game in years. A marketplace that drew on the trading card traditions of yore and Valve’s cutting-edge community tech. A game with a player base of more than a 100 people at any given moment. Months after release, however, hardly anybody’s playing…

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May 30, 2019

Twitch Buckles Down On Security After Artifact Page Gets Spammed With Memes And Porn

Earlier this week, the Twitch category for Valve’s card game Artifact made a miraculous resurgence—but not for the right reasons. A horde of slavering meme lords were laying siege to Artifact’s abandoned e-fortress, flooding the Twitch category with streams of other games, jokes, porn, and in one especially ugly…

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May 29, 2019

Trolls swamp unused Twitch category with pirated shows and porn

Twitch just learned first-hand about the challenges of moderating live video. Trolls have hijacked the site’s largely unused category for Valve’s Artifact (which previously had few if any streamers) to livestream material that most definitely violat…
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