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Old 03-19-2015, 02:29 PM
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Gabe Newell: "If something's useful, we’ll give it away"


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"We started to get pretty worried a while ago when we saw this sort of closing off. It was like Microsoft saw the iPhone and said: ‘We should make the PC more like that; people should have to go through us to have new ideas’. And we thought that sounded like a terrible idea. The iPhone should be more like the PC and the internet. Not the other way around. "We were happy doing what we were doing but we felt that, for our own sake, we needed to make sure that the PC and PC gaming continue to exist and thrive. Developers need the freedom to try out stuff; that’s how we’ve been successful."
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valvE is profit driven just like any other business, they are not in the industry of doing favors
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valvE is profit driven just like any other business, they are not in the industry of doing favors
Except that they kind of are, just by the virtue of the way they do things.
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valvE is profit driven just like any other business, they are not in the industry of doing favors
Valve is fucking weird. Don't ever assume to understand them.
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Google is in the industry for making money too, but the way they do business happens to be good "for the little guy" a lot of the time. The amount of high-quality open-source stuff they've created and sponsored through the years that I've used personally is amazing.
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Except that they kind of are, just by the virtue of the way they do things.
Not when it comes to greenlight, it's toxic but wildly profitable.
Regardless, valvE isn't much different than other PC app marketplaces, just another form of DRM
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Still no half life 3. This is why I hate valve.
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So we "like" Valve for doing absolutely nothing of actual relevance, just because Gabe Newell at some point said "we'll give it away"? Give what away? What has Valve actually done that's worth making a thread about liking them? Because... That don't seem like it.
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Still no half life 3. This is why I hate valve.
I wanted to post this, now I don't have to. 8 fucking years since HL2 Ep2.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:26 AM
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So we "like" Valve for doing absolutely nothing of actual relevance, just because Gabe Newell at some point said "we'll give it away"? Give what away? What has Valve actually done that's worth making a thread about liking them? Because... That don't seem like it.
SOURCE 2.0 is FREE and their VR tech is open. I'm not talking about free games for bum-fck gamers like us. I am talking about what they are giving to other developers....the industry.
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