Keepin it real, Gabe. Keepin it real.
Better dead than EA Valve Studios
It would be so sad. Like a group of friends who've known each other since grade school slowly drifting apart over the years after they reach adulthood until only two or three of them meet up occasionally.
A little error I see there, is that it says "HL3" and not EP3. I know EP3 has to come before HL3, starting with Alyx telling Gordon she had a crush on someone "deaf?" and intends to teach the player and DOG how to communicate through gestures without causing too much noise. Plus, the installment is going to be "scary?". Because, I'm sure Valve was ready for the horror theme (like Alone in the Dark for PC/3DO)
EDIT: 45 boxes? I guess I beat the record of amount of dumbs rated
It's funny he says this, when he knows full well that Valve are going to be around for a very long time because of the insane revenue they get from Steam.
This is what Nintendo said about paid DLC not too long ago, and look what happened to them.
Fortunately this will never happen, not just because Gabe won't allow it but because Valve are at their largest and still expanding fast.
EA has a reputation for buying out amazing game studios and then running them down into ground. It would be horrific to see what they'd do to Valve.
The day Valve fall is the day gaming dies.
I doubt any company would be able to buy Valve and keep its massive userbase.
It's sad to think that most of us will live to see the day when Gabe dies
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I mean really, when's the last time you've heard of a major developer using the source engine besides valve. The engine is so fucking outdated, modder friendly or not. There newest games, made primarily for modern pcs, are lacking some more standard graphical features like Ssao or true dynamic lighting.
There newest games Gameplay wise arent even that amazing. Portal 2 was good but it was more an expansion on portals game concepts rather than a whole new, unique expirience. Dota 2 is just a remake of a mod with a terrible community, which looks rather meh nowadays with its low res textures appearing in crisp high resolution detail. Counter strike go admittedly looks amazing graphically, but it doesn't change the fact that it's a remake of a remake with gameplay that hasn't aged well at all.
I don't want to hear any word of Valve's cessation of existence, it makes me sad.
He's turning 50 this year. He has easily 20 years left, quite possibly many more. And with medical care getting better all the time, its impossible to tell how long we'll have him for.
Sure, Valve didn't save PC game or create a new era. But god damn they know what I want. (Usually) so while their reputation may be over the top, the respect for them isn't. (.. Usually) The industry is surely more important than graphics or singular products.
Remind anyone of rareware?
the fat man is gonna take us all down with him if he goes
EA helped valve with the orange box and left 4 dead 2, all EA will be to Valve is just their helper if they can't get some stuff done and they need additional support imo
Oh man, I'm starting to tear up at the thought of Gabe Newell dying.
I never knew him in Real Life, and I never will know him, but I know that without him, my favourite hobby wouldn't be as good, and the world would have to miss out on Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Team Fortress, Portal, Left 4 Dead and Garry's Mod, to name a few.
It's just saddening to realise that when I'm a bit older I'll one day get the news that Gabe Newell had died.
Okay I'm sorry about what I said up there! This is terriblely shocking and depressing. I don't want hats in place of updates, we've got too many already!
I know I'll get Brown Boxes again, but may I ask for why I got them?