1. Post #2641
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
    3,102 Posts
    I hate asking for free stuff so I asked for something for my friend's 19th coming up. 19 is the legal drinking age here so it's a pretty big birthday, so I figured I'd buy him a drink and give him a sweet poster if Valve sends me one.

    I hope they do, his walls are goddamn bare.
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  2. Post #2642
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,432 Posts


    I'm totally okay with this.
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  3. Post #2643
    Gold Member
    The Pretender's Avatar
    July 2009
    7,459 Posts
    I need to email someone at Valve who does mapping with hammer, does anyone know who I should talk to?
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  4. Post #2644
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,432 Posts
    I need to email someone at Valve who does mapping with hammer, does anyone know who I should talk to?
    I emailed Phil Co and he's a little busy this week apparently
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  5. Post #2645
    gay as h*ck
    testinglol's Avatar
    January 2012
    2,044 Posts
    I emailed Phil Co and he's a little busy this week apparently
    I wonder why.
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  6. Post #2646
    Gold Member
    Recurracy's Avatar
    August 2009
    11,638 Posts
    I sent Michael Abrash a mail.

    Dear Michael,

    I just read your new blog post. All of it. It was truly fascinating. I really liked the part where you told Valve was still contacting you for 14 years.

    It was so fascinating in fact, that I wanted to share you my train of thought.
    I have been making a few models since Oct 2011, using 3ds max. I've learned most of the program myself in just one saturday. I have created several working models for Team Fortress 2, following the same style the team has set up for the game.

    I've also done some programming in C++, though that was nothing extraordinary. I've also used the Hammer Editor.

    As you can read, I've picked up some VERY minor experience in game designing, and I decided I like creating things.

    Currently, I'm following a basic ICT course in Helmond, the Netherlands. This college offers multimedia (mostly making websites) and programming, using C++, which I'll most likely follow. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer anything to do with models. For that, I'm going to have to study at least 40 miles from where I live.

    There is only one game designing studio in the Netherlands, named Guerilla Studios (they made the Killzone series) in Amsterdam. Amsterdam however, is at least 200 kilometres from where I live.

    Since you have first-hand experience in becoming a game designer, I would like to know what my chances are in doing the same.

    Your blog post opened eyes for me. It truly did. It showed me how Valve works behind its curtains, and I like what I see.

    I hope you can tell me on how to become a game designer, and I would extremely appreciate it if you could find time to send me a reply.

    Thank you,
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  7. Post #2647
    ShabbaCosby's Avatar
    June 2010
    653 Posts
    Found this thread and it reminded me of the signed l4d2 posters I received from Valve.
    I go to my wardrobe where I kept them safe until I got enough money to buy frames from them.
    They weren't there.
    I searched high and low for them but I couldn't find them.
    So, I asked my mum whether she knew where they were.
    She said, "You mean those tubes, I didn't think there was anything in them, so I chucked them in the bin."

    Fuck you.
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  8. Post #2648
    Gold Member
    Critnuke's Avatar
    October 2011
    735 Posts
    Just got some free stuff from valve
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  9. Post #2649
    Michael Bay Christus
    Chaotic Lord's Avatar
    October 2010
    7,886 Posts
    Found this thread and it reminded me of the signed l4d2 posters I received from Valve.
    I go to my wardrobe where I kept them safe until I got enough money to buy frames from them.
    They weren't there.
    I searched high and low for them but I couldn't find them.
    So, I asked my mum whether she knew where they were.
    She said, "You mean those tubes, I didn't think there was anything in them, so I chucked them in the bin."

    Fuck you.
    Let the killing begin....
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  10. Post #2650
    [SIZE=6][COLOR="#EE82EE"]Hardcore My Little Pony Fan[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    Arvuti's Avatar
    July 2008
    5,870 Posts
    Found this thread and it reminded me of the signed l4d2 posters I received from Valve.
    I go to my wardrobe where I kept them safe until I got enough money to buy frames from them.
    They weren't there.
    I searched high and low for them but I couldn't find them.
    So, I asked my mum whether she knew where they were.
    She said, "You mean those tubes, I didn't think there was anything in them, so I chucked them in the bin."

    Fuck you.
    I really hate parents who do that, for the love of god stop throwing shit away. My mother has thrown away several essays of mine what I had to rewrite.
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  11. Post #2651
    AUTISTIC DOTA WANKER
    Dr Bob's Avatar
    June 2006
    7,361 Posts
    So I wrote an email last weekend about a little typo on de_train in CS:GO since everything's written in russian on that map and also asked how the whole Blizzard vs Valve trademarking Dota thing went.
    She didn't reply to any of that, instead she asked if I wanted the poster (that I asked for quite some time ago) or a dota 2 key. Went with the poster, even though I have a shitton of them already (bought those fuckers from valve store).
    And at some point Mary replied with:


    "that message was the closest I ever got to banging a chick"
    You dog.
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  12. Post #2652
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    Hey peeps, I was considering sending a mail to Valve for some stuff as well as other things, but the only contraint is that I'm living in France, and it's a pretty far way from America, do you think It'd still be able to get some goodies without having to pay postal charges ? (I'm literraly the poorest man alive)
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  13. Post #2653
    Gold Member
    ewitwins's Avatar
    December 2009
    14,222 Posts
    I think we should all pitch in and get Mary like a day massage or something cool like that.
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  14. Post #2654
    Gold Member
    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,792 Posts
    Dude, she works at Valve.
    Why would she need a stress relieving massage?
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  15. Post #2655
    Gold Member
    0lenny0's Avatar
    March 2010
    423 Posts
    Hey peeps, I was considering sending a mail to Valve for some stuff as well as other things, but the only contraint is that I'm living in France, and it's a pretty far way from America, do you think It'd still be able to get some goodies without having to pay postal charges ? (I'm literraly the poorest man alive)
    She is going to send a poster to me in Belgium, Thats close to France. I didn't have to pay postal charge so don't worry about it.
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  16. Post #2656
    Gold Member
    Jetamo's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,042 Posts
    Dude, she works at Valve.
    Why would she need a stress relieving massage?
    Yeah, they get them weekly anyway.
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  17. Post #2657

    March 2010
    335 Posts
    I think we should all pitch in and get Mary like a day massage or something cool like that.
    Funny thing is Valve already have a weekly spar treatment free of charge in their offices.
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  18. Post #2658
    SteamDB
    Marlamin's Avatar
    November 2007
    10,954 Posts
    I sent Michael Abrash a mail.
    I sent him a very very similar mail.

    Also, on a sidenote, he posted an update on his blog here.
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  19. Post #2659
    I DEFY YOU, HEART MAN!
    Kepler's Avatar
    December 2011
    391 Posts


    Well everything is in it's place and I can't stop the smile on my face cause
    I'm happy, I'm happy in this place
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  20. Post #2660
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    So who should I email, should I just send it to marym@valvesoftware.com or should I use another adress ?

    She is going to send a poster to me in Belgium, Thats close to France. I didn't have to pay postal charge so don't worry about it.
    Okay thanks, how long is it going to take before you recieve it ?
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  21. Post #2661
    Gold Member
    0lenny0's Avatar
    March 2010
    423 Posts
    So who should I email, should I just send it to marym@valvesoftware.com or should I use another adress ?



    Okay thanks, how long is it going to take before you recieve it ?
    I have no idea. I gave her my address 10 days ago but that doesn't mean that it was shipped on the same day. I guess it's going to be around 2 weeks.
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  22. Post #2662
    Gold Member
    Demonkahh's Avatar
    January 2010
    4,792 Posts
    So who should I email, should I just send it to marym@valvesoftware.com or should I use another adress ?



    Okay thanks, how long is it going to take before you recieve it ?
    Mine shipped in a week.
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  23. Post #2663
    Gold Member
    Frying Dutchman's Avatar
    November 2009
    3,314 Posts
    I received awesome swag today, will upload images later.
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  24. Post #2664
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    Just sent my mail, let's see how it goes.
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  25. Post #2665
    draw me like one of your french grills
    Dr.Fragg's Avatar
    July 2008
    3,613 Posts
    Sent a pencil sketch of Gordon Freeman about two days ago, just got a response that Gabe signed it and is sending it back.

    Thus begins the waiting game.
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  26. Post #2666
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
    usaokay's Avatar
    February 2005
    17,879 Posts
    I have a Spy card. I want to trade it for the Pyro card. I asked Mary if she has a Pyro card up for trade.

    I like the Pyro.
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  27. Post #2667
    Gold Member
    En Ex's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,724 Posts
    I asked Mary to send a friend of mine a CS:GO key, someone I've been really wanting to play CS:GO with for ages. My friend just got it today! Super-excited!

    Now I get to pretend I know what I'm doing while getting dominated by them. YAY! :D

    I really can't emphasize enough how amazingly awesome Mary is. If you're reading this, THANK YOU MARY!
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  28. Post #2668
    sent a nice email about how valve has changed my view of the gaming industry as a whole(which it has) and has changed my mind on my original decision of NOT getting into the development industry.
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  29. Post #2669
    CUNT DESTROYER
    Hunterdnrc's Avatar
    August 2008
    10,959 Posts
    Sent some poses I did a few days ago, Mary says she's gonna put one on the wall and asked if she could send me something.

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  30. Post #2670
    Has volunteered for dissection because the doctor is cute
    Tomo Takino's Avatar
    May 2009
    20,302 Posts
    I sent a little picture I drew in Paint.net. Mary has offered to get it signed and posted to me.

    Shes so incredibly nice.
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  31. Post #2671
    Glod Member
    ZombieDawgs's Avatar
    March 2009
    9,994 Posts
    -snip-
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  32. Post #2672
    KabsIsBack's Avatar
    August 2011
    461 Posts
    What's Mary's email anyway?
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  33. Post #2673
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
    usaokay's Avatar
    February 2005
    17,879 Posts
    What's Mary's email anyway?
    her email is shown in the pictures

    anyways, it's marym@valvesoftware.com
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  34. Post #2674
    Dennab
    December 2009
    6,575 Posts


    I don't know.
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  35. Post #2675
    Dennab
    September 2011
    10,298 Posts
    How many days does she usually take to answer ? It's been two days already and I just want an answer.
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  36. Post #2676
    Gold Member
    En Ex's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,724 Posts
    How many days does she usually take to answer ? It's been two days already and I just want an answer.
    Just be patient. She's probably busy trying to figure out where Chet's hiding so Valve can get back to work.
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  37. Post #2677
    baccart's Avatar
    January 2012
    21 Posts
    I mailed VALVe few times, but they never answered me :( That might mean, that my step brother is Bad luck Brian... ^^ Or my mails were too stupid, i don't know.

    Can't find those mails, but i remember, that in a first I asked about Meet the pyro, second was cow mangler kill icon fix and the third just a response about hatconomy and other stuff.

    Anyway, I think that VALVe is a company that reads much more mails than the others :)
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  38. Post #2678
    Gold Member
    Recurracy's Avatar
    August 2009
    11,638 Posts
    Still no response from Michelak, see my previous post up there. Man, I've never gotten a response from Valve :C
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  39. Post #2679
    Evil_Knevil's Avatar
    October 2010
    1,396 Posts
    My brother emailed Mary to send me something for my birthday. Yes!
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  40. Post #2680
    Gold Member
    THATCAKEISASPY's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,798 Posts
    Emailed Front desk two times already, One yesterday, and one two weeks ago. This time I sent Mary a Shark picture. She likes sharks right, or was it dolphins?
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