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(Tom's Hardware)   "I'd rather see Valve disintigrate over time than sell out to a company like Electronic Arts"   (tomshardware.com) divider line 187
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2012-09-11 01:05:40 PM
Their new employee handbook is a work of art! Does anyone know why they are gathering hardware engineers?
 
2012-09-11 01:06:00 PM
I need to buy more Valve products.
 
2012-09-11 01:08:59 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com

My Hero!
 
2012-09-11 01:09:32 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-11 01:23:02 PM

b2theory: Their new employee handbook is a work of art! Does anyone know why they are gathering hardware engineers?


Because WHY NOT?, that's why.
 
2012-09-11 01:29:35 PM

b2theory: Their new employee handbook is a work of art! Does anyone know why they are gathering hardware engineers?


They have a VR Goggle gadget in the works.
 
2012-09-11 01:34:02 PM

cannotsuggestaname: b2theory: Their new employee handbook is a work of art! Does anyone know why they are gathering hardware engineers?

They have a VR Goggle gadget in the works.


I saw that. Gave me nightmare flashbacks of the VirtuaBoy when I first saw it.
 
2012-09-11 01:35:24 PM

cannotsuggestaname: b2theory: Their new employee handbook is a work of art! Does anyone know why they are gathering hardware engineers?

They have a VR Goggle gadget in the works.


More VR stuff? *sigh* It's just not worth it unless it's incredibly realistic.
 
2012-09-11 01:52:43 PM

DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]


Yeah, pretty much.
 
2012-09-11 02:01:22 PM
Electronic Arts was cool in the '80s.

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-09-11 02:06:29 PM
VR goggles? Is it 1991 already?
 
2012-09-11 03:14:34 PM
I'd rather Valve put out HL3 than disintegrate or sell out, frankly.

Get to programming, you monkeys!
 
2012-09-11 04:49:44 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Electronic Arts was cool in the '80s.

[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 180x64]


The developers at Origin didn't think so.
 
2012-09-11 05:02:39 PM
Fail. Newell never said that quote. That was the headline that Gamasutra and a bunch of other shiatty game blogs gave the story.

From the Times article here:

Mr. Newell said that there was a better chance that Valve would "disintegrate," its independent-minded workers scattering, than that it would ever be sold.

"It's way more likely we would head in that direction than say, 'Let's find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate,' " he says.


Link
 
2012-09-11 05:03:11 PM
The BF series went to shiat after EA bought DICE.


RIP good Battlefield games.
 
2012-09-11 05:04:03 PM

VRaptor117: Fail. Newell never said that quote. That was the headline that Gamasutra and a bunch of other shiatty game blogs gave the story.


welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-09-11 05:05:32 PM
You may just get your wish, Gabe.
 
2012-09-11 05:08:08 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Electronic Arts was cool in the '80s.


Man, I loved that logo back then. It does look very... '80s, now.
 
2012-09-11 05:11:39 PM

sprawl15: You may just get your wish, Gabe.


Valve isn't going anywhere with their cash cow that is Steam.
 
2012-09-11 05:14:06 PM
Valve can disintegrate all it wants for all I care, now that it has abandoned Half Life.
 
2012-09-11 05:14:57 PM
Valve is the last of the Mohicans in regards to gaming. Granted DRM blows balls but in regards to an actual "gaming" company Valve is it.

Save us Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!
 
2012-09-11 05:19:57 PM

LiberalWeenie: Valve can disintegrate all it wants for all I care, now that it has abandoned Half Life.


As much as I like Steam...

...Half Life 2 is the one of the (if not the) most overrated games.
 
2012-09-11 05:21:03 PM
Private Enterprise > Public whores

They can actually implement long term business plans and grow, rather then cut and run to stuff shareholders and CEO's pockets. It's pretty much the last bastion of what capitalism used to be. I wouldn't be surprised to see Wallstreet pressuring Washington to rewrite the laws on forcing co's to go public soon
 
2012-09-11 05:21:14 PM

Spad31: I'd rather Valve put out HL3 than disintegrate or sell out, frankly.

Get to programming, you monkeys!


He quoted in the article that windows 8 is a catastrophe. Shiat. He's going to wait til the next os isn't he?
 
2012-09-11 05:22:24 PM

LegacyDL: Valve is the last of the Mohicans in regards to gaming. Granted DRM blows balls but in regards to an actual "gaming" company Valve is it.

Save us Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!


Meh, to each their own, but Valve's DRM system of "log in at least once to play in offline mode the rest of time", I'm ok with. I've proven my ownership, I can play offline, I will give them ALL THE MONIES when they have a sale on. And never play half the games.

Win-win.

Are you listening EAUbiActiTards?
 
Juc
2012-09-11 05:23:36 PM

DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]


I worked at BioWare when EA bought it, and for several years afterward.
EA was hardly a force of evil. They were occasionally a pain in the ass though, but for the most part they were a positive.
 
2012-09-11 05:23:37 PM
...something something Portal 3 something....

Then you can disintegrate or be bought out all you want.
 
2012-09-11 05:26:24 PM

VRaptor117: Fail. Newell never said that quote. That was the headline that Gamasutra and a bunch of other shiatty game blogs gave the story.

From the Times article here:

Mr. Newell said that there was a better chance that Valve would "disintegrate," its independent-minded workers scattering, than that it would ever be sold.

"It's way more likely we would head in that direction than say, 'Let's find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate,' " he says.

Link


I read that an they never asked him the most serious question... the one that has to be asked... Can Gabe count to 3?
 
2012-09-11 05:26:51 PM

sprawl15: LiberalWeenie: Valve can disintegrate all it wants for all I care, now that it has abandoned Half Life.

As much as I like Steam...

...Half Life 2 is the one of the (if not the) most overrated games.


lh6.ggpht.com
 
2012-09-11 05:30:02 PM

Ain`Soph: sprawl15: You may just get your wish, Gabe.

Valve isn't going anywhere with their cash cow that is Steam.


The thinking behind their own platform is windows 8 looks to push steam out of profitability. I Just hope that valve actually makes a VR goggle set that isn't farking blurry.
 
2012-09-11 05:30:47 PM

Marine1: sprawl15: LiberalWeenie: Valve can disintegrate all it wants for all I care, now that it has abandoned Half Life.

As much as I like Steam...

...Half Life 2 is the one of the (if not the) most overrated games.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x337]


They could have cut about seven hours of driving sequences and improved the game significantly.
 
2012-09-11 05:33:33 PM

sprawl15: They could have cut about seven hours of driving sequences and improved the game significantly.


How the hell do you drive?
 
2012-09-11 05:33:35 PM

Juc: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]

I worked at BioWare when EA bought it, and for several years afterward.
EA was hardly a force of evil. They were occasionally a pain in the ass though, but for the most part they were a positive.


They bastardized the Dragon Age franchise just to make a few quick bucks. The whole company can lick my left nut
 
2012-09-11 05:34:12 PM

sprawl15: Marine1: sprawl15: LiberalWeenie: Valve can disintegrate all it wants for all I care, now that it has abandoned Half Life.

As much as I like Steam...

...Half Life 2 is the one of the (if not the) most overrated games.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x337]

They could have cut about seven hours of driving sequences and improved the game significantly.


They were some of my favorite parts. Did you play it when it was first released? Back then, vehicles were a big farking deal.
 
2012-09-11 05:36:21 PM

Juc: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]

I worked at BioWare when EA bought it, and for several years afterward.
EA was hardly a force of evil. They were occasionally a pain in the ass though, but for the most part they were a positive.


Which franchise ruining game did you work on? Dragon Age 2 or Mass Effect 3?
 
2012-09-11 05:38:52 PM

viscountalpha: The thinking behind their own platform is windows 8 looks to push steam out of profitability. I Just hope that valve actually makes a VR goggle set that isn't farking blurry.


Between what Valve's effort and the Oculus Rift it seems that the next few years are going to see a pretty big push to revive VR. The technology might even be there this time.
 
2012-09-11 05:41:11 PM
Yeah, this was interesting when I read it on reddit last week.
 
2012-09-11 05:41:14 PM

LiberalWeenie: They were some of my favorite parts. Did you play it when it was first released? Back then, vehicles were a big farking deal.


The problem with the game, for me, was that it was a fantastic tech demo and had a great atmosphere...but the actual gameplay was horrid and boring. The world was very pretty and driving through it was neat, but the gameplay was rolling over endless hordes of bugs on your way from stupid physics puzzle to stupid physics puzzle. There's only so many times I can drop a washing machine three stories before I stop caring.
 
2012-09-11 05:41:18 PM
Didn't valve almost wind up in the hands of Disney when Vivendi was about to sell?
 
2012-09-11 05:42:34 PM

CravenMorehead: Yeah, this was interesting when I read it on reddit last week.


Holy shiat, you saw news on a different website?

deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-11 05:45:39 PM

sprawl15: They could have cut about seven hours of driving sequences and improved the game significantly.


Cut out the driving ...?

I'd rather see them expand on that in a hypothetical HL3. Let the players drive around GTA style in a huge world in the HL setting. Explore ruins, go on missions, steal vehicles, and so on.

"Cut the driving sequences" ... i560.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 05:46:37 PM
Something,something hats,cakes being lies,not being able to hold all these limes,setting houses on fire with lemons,obscene sprays so that you can backstab people.
 
2012-09-11 05:48:48 PM
They may not sell out to EA, but they are becoming more like them everyday.
 
2012-09-11 05:51:56 PM

bemis23: They may not sell out to EA, but they are becoming more like them everyday.


This is the stupidest thing I've read all day, and I frequent the Politics tab.
 
2012-09-11 05:52:35 PM

sprawl15: The problem with the game, for me, was that it was a fantastic tech demo and had a great atmosphere...but the actual gameplay was horrid and boring. The world was very pretty and driving through it was neat, but the gameplay was rolling over endless hordes of bugs on your way from stupid physics puzzle to stupid physics puzzle. There's only so many times I can drop a washing machine three stories before I stop caring.


Honest question: Did you not like Ravenholm? That level was the first time I felt like I was playing a horror film, and having the grav gun was icing on the cake, which existed in this instance. Some scenarios "really were think on your feet to survive" the first time you play it.
 
2012-09-11 05:53:47 PM

DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]


That 2nd frame is missing "Origin ("We Create Worlds", not the Steam ripoff EA made).

RIP, Origin. :(
 
2012-09-11 05:54:22 PM

thecpt: Honest question: Did you not like Ravenholm?


No one goes to Ravenholm

I've got a love/hate relationship with that level. I hated being there, but loved it at the same time. When the poisonous headcrabs started to show up (remembering the elevator part), I was freaking out.
 
2012-09-11 05:56:34 PM

Juc: DanZero: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 350x700]

I worked at BioWare when EA bought it, and for several years afterward.
EA was hardly a force of evil. They were occasionally a pain in the ass though, but for the most part they were a positive.


Says the guy who worked for EA
 
2012-09-11 05:56:53 PM
I keep saying I'll play through HL2 again and then Episodes 1 and 2(I still haven't gotten around to them even though I bought them years ago), but part of me wants to wait for Episode 3 and then do it all in a straight shot. I may be waiting a while.
 
2012-09-11 05:59:27 PM

VTGremlin: I keep saying I'll play through HL2 again and then Episodes 1 and 2(I still haven't gotten around to them even though I bought them years ago), but part of me wants to wait for Episode 3 and then do it all in a straight shot. I may be waiting a while.


I'm pretty sure they announced at some point that they were done with episodic content. The next installment of Half-life is just going to be Half-life 3.
 
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