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Old 04-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Did WE delay Episode Three?

What would have happened if we didn't buy Left 4 Dead 2 or Portal 2, and said no to the Dota 2 and CS:GO beta? Would we be in a different situation than right now?

Also, i do not intend to be offensive, but if i am, I will be more than happy to delete this thread.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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No, but we would have been stupid, because both of those were good games.

I'm not a fan of MOBAs, so I'd have preferred they'd skipped Dota 2, but it seems the reaction from that crowd has been very positive, so it's not like it was a waste of time for Valve.

I still maintain that the reason we haven't seen more HL is a combination of Valve employees being burned out on the series (some had been working on it for 12 years by the time ep 2 came out), Valve employees wanting to work on these other projects, and trepidation over the fact that they now have to outdo the best FPS ever made AGAIN.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Not possible... not everyone is fan of half life series and people may like zombie series or some puzzle-logical stuff
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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What would have happened if we didn't buy Left 4 Dead 2 or Portal 2, and said no to the Dota 2 and CS:GO beta? Would we be in a different situation than right now?
Valve would have less money and the employees would likely be demoralised. That's hardly an incentive to go and work on a series they were already tired of developing and needed a break from.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Zero chance of that. They produce their games at their own pace, and the only times we ("we" as in anyone not Valve) have had an effect is when leaks or issues have come up and they've changed things because of it. Since there has been no info let alone no leak that I know of, they're not really in need of 'defensive mode'.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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I wouldn't feel surprised if we had some kind of effect on it by the way everyone treats Valve. It disgusts me when people get all mad at Valve or make comments like they're trolling us.

Sure they have been silent on the production but this is normal business! Generally companies keep quiet on projects until it's near completion. Plus I'm sure they have a good reason for it. People need to be more consider.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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Most people who talk about Valve "trolling" have their tongues firmly in their cheeks.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #8
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Most people who talk about Valve "trolling" have their tongues firmly in their cheeks.
Unfortunately untrue, most of them here in the forums anyway, seem to have their heads in another portion of their anatomy...
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #9
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Valve would have less money and the employees would likely be demoralised. That's hardly an incentive to go and work on a series they were already tired of developing and needed a break from.
^this
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:14 AM   #10
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Left 4 Dead got me back into Valve games. Play the old HL game and its mod back in the day. Didn't play HL2 until after L4D.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #11
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Hats are a huge profit, even if we do not buy any of the upcoming games, if we keep buying hats valve will still have money.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:07 AM   #12
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How about these fat jokes?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:54 PM   #13
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How about these fat jokes?

All well and fair play,........as long as nobody mentions NAMES!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
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Stockholm syndrome.
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