Artifact released last year but ultimately failed to make a splash in the gaming community. For those who didn't hear about it, it's a Dota 2-themed digital trading card game. Its reception was mostly mixed, with some praising its gameplay and drafting mechanics, but many more criticizing it for its steep learning curve and monetization model. In fact, two months after its release, Artifact saw a 95% decline in its player base, which was certainly devasting to developer Valve.
Since then, the Twitch directory for Artifact has taken a turn for the strange. This likely comes as part of Valve's lack of initiative in fixing the game, as the studio believes that taking larger steps to address the discrepancy between the company's expectations and the actual reception of the game will do more than making updates to address the described issues. And now the Twitch directory is being used for everything but actually playing the game.
Scrolling down Artifact's Twitch directory will shock players, as it is being used for movies, anime, x-rated clips, and far more. It seems the common thing to do is dub everything DLC or NOT "what it actually is", as much of this is likely illegal. At the time of this writing, Avengers: Endgame is being streamed, anime like Attack on Titan and Jojo's Bizzare Adventure is being played, and the bottom of the page is absolutely plastered in Ayaya memes.
It's worth mentioning that this is only the normal stuff, as some users have also posted x-rated material, and others have just posted some seriously weird stuff. Of course, Twitch is likely to take action against the misuse of this page, as some — if not most — of this Artifact directory is likely against Twitch's Terms of Service.
In other Valve-related news, the Steam Spring Cleaning event is set to take place soon and rewards players with badges for playing games. One is a based on nostalgia, one is based on a recently purchased game, and the most interesting tasks players with playing the first game they added to their Steam account.
Artifact is available now for Linux, Mac and Windows PC through Steam. A mobile release for iOS and Android is slated to come out in 2019.
Source: Artifact Twitch Directory