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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #31
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It is clear they are all busybees making HL3.
Wasn't there a wild rumor that Dr. Evil Gabe Newell cancelled HL3 because he hates all gamers and thrives on ticking them off? Which is why he hires people who make games like CS, TF2, L4D, Portal, DOTA2; he hires people to make those games for the primary purpose of ticking everyone off. He could care less if those games are popular and make money; as long as gamers are fumming mad 88% of the time, he's hired the right people. Besides, gamers aren't happy unless they are in rage majority of the time...

And not only that, he made Steam support that the Mac.... pure evil.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #32
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They count all the money we send them It's a never ending job.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #33
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So much for avoiding the number 3 xD
This does solve that particularly thorny can of worms.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #34
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Which seems to explain in a nut shell what Valve employees do -- very little. A shocking new development in management theory: employees not required to do any work don't do any. So the only games Valve has managed to release for quite a few years now are from outside teams they bought (Portal, L4D, DOTA) or unimaginative retreads of old Valve ideas from a long time ago like the latest CS repeat.
Comments like this make me laugh. It VALVE hired the people, then VALVE's the developer. It doesn't even matter if they bought the company. They didn't released "Narbacular Drop 2" after all. Once they hired the team, they made Portal from scratch. Same goes for Turtle Rock with Left 4 Dead. And the same about Dota, since they hired Icefrog, the original creator of Dota.

Oh, and also, 'unimaginative retreads of old Valve ideas from a long time ago like the latest CS repeat'. Seriously? So, if VALVE makes a new CS game after 8 years since the last one, it's an 'unimaginative retread'; yet when Activision does that with COD each year it's 'the greatest game ever'. CS is one of the most popular multiplayer games of all times. It kind of deserves a new title under its name.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #35
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yeah, well tell 'em to log in and accept all their pending friend requests from the last 1.5 yrs. . .?



also, to the OP, the word is "delegated". . . . "delegated".
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:51 PM   #36
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Valve is one of few surviving best PC game developers. They care much about PC gamers than about console gamers. Though they do "look after" PS3 gamers.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:06 AM   #37
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What do Valve employees do?
They work.
- Cpt. Obvious.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #38
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...it's not like that Steam develops by itself, heh.

And I think that Valve doesn't have 300 programmers, but employees. I guess they've more HW technicians than programmers, to keep up and running all the hardware needed for ~5 millions concurrent Steam users.
People seems to forget this.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #39
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Make more hats I reckon.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #40
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also, to the OP, the word is "delegated". . . . "delegated".
Relegated makes enough sense in that context that it could well have been intended.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:18 AM   #41
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They eat cake while wearing giant hats.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:29 AM   #42
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3 pages and no-one has mentioned they need to sit down and answer all your support questions you keep raising!

WHHYZ I BANNED I NO CHEATS!!! (oh i did...oopsie...i'll go away now)
OMGZZZ MY GAMES IS BEING GONEEEEE!!! (Oooooh not my main account? Okies!)
WILLS PLUGGING IN MOUSE GET ME BANNED??

Etc :P
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #43
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VALVe employees stuff themselves full at the snack bar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR0WN55p_zI

I am so jelly!
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:11 AM   #44
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I am so jelly!
Careful, they may eat you.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #45
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3 pages and no-one has mentioned they need to sit down and answer all your support questions you keep raising!

WHHYZ I BANNED I NO CHEATS!!! (oh i did...oopsie...i'll go away now)
OMGZZZ MY GAMES IS BEING GONEEEEE!!! (Oooooh not my main account? Okies!)
WILLS PLUGGING IN MOUSE GET ME BANNED??

Etc :P
You forgot the 'I IZ SCAMMED Help!!!' support requests.
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