Valve Unveils Dota TCG – Dealt Heavy Backlash

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Valve, top PC games distributor and creator of the long forgotten Half Life franchise, announced that a strategy card game based upon their popular Dota franchise will soon make its arrival, prompting upset as many accuse them of flagrantly copying Blizzard’s popular Hearthstone.

The card game (known as “Artifact”) will supposedly use existing Dota characters and such, a fact that has angered many since Hearthstone is similarly a Magic: The Gathering inspired card game based on the Warcraft universe – though considering Dota originally used Warcraft characters and settings, some believe this “Artifact” is simply serving as a copy of a copy.

The brief and uninformative PV revealed during “The International 7” (the world’s largest Dota 2 tournament):

The crowd’s reaction to the game’s reveal:

The discontent may also stem from the fact that Valve have seemingly resorted to imitating successful games as opposed to releasing anything original themselves as they were once famed for – a 2018 release date has in any case been announced.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Blizzard copies other games, and other games copy blizzard.
    It's the snake eating itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blizzard is the Apple of gaming. Nothing original since 1990.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Gwent has it's own system...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So in order for Half Life 3 to be made Blizzard has to make their version of Half Life and then Valve will do it.

    BRILLIANT

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I don't need original gameplay or concepts... I have... OUROBOROS."

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck card games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMAO they should've make dota porn instead, i would be more successful...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 14/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    OFC they get fucking backlash, how about they give players what they fucking want, instead of this crap?

    I mean how many more Generations do I have to wait for these games?:
    "Half-Life 3"
    "Dota 3"
    "Left 4 Dead 3"

    Probably I have to wait "half-of-my-life 3" for it to happen...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was already a Magic: The Gathering inspired card game based on Warcraft characters and settings. It's called World of Warcraft TCG. That was until Blizzard killed it for Hearthstone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    first time hearing about this. but with everyone saying that its a hearthstone rip off, then what about elder scrolls legends? shadowverse? heck any tcg game that has character or hero based decks. would you go and say those are hearthstone rip offs? this feels like the overwatch case again, i.e. any hero based fps game is a overwatch clone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    uhh wrong. any hero based fps game is a TF2 clone

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they say that the card game involves lanes and shit, making this game more moba-esque than other card games. they are, at least, trying to have a unique approach to it.

    unlike Shadowverse which is pretty much just Hearthstone with anime art.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all just MTG for retards.

    Comment by Anonymous

    1-no one forgets Half-Life, cuz everyone keeps reminding about it.

    2-DOTA2 is not even a franchise, the first DOTA was an unofficial minigame made in Warcraft 3 map editor, then it spread to StarCraft (ironically) and then Valve officially announced their take on it as Dota2. Blizzard generously (lol) doesn't make a fuss over ripped-off characters in it as long as they don't use the names from the Warcraft Lore, which consists of 90% of the characters in Dota2. The rest are rip-off no one bothers reacting to cuz that would be lame.

    So yet again, 90% of what Sankaku makes as an article is bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    BTW Lina is a take on Lina Inverse from Slayers Light Novels, and uses Warcraft 3 modified Sorceress model to make it Warcraft 3 base oriented, if they use that character for a TCG they will be paying a big cash to Bandai if they do it wrong. Maybe then Valve will get it's arse kicked hahahah.

    As characters go Lina is the only character based NOT on a game (though the abilities are those of Lina Inverse, the model is based on Sorceress from Warcraft 3)

    Comment by Anonymous

    omg it was a week ago, sankaku :D

    Comment by Anonymous

    I think they do that on purpose.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Where the Fuck do you find the heavy backlash!??! As far as the community goes, they are cautious optimistic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 11/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the stupid backclash is the idiots from 4chan crying half life 3

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 12/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd laugh if Half Life 3 turns out to be a card game.



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