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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Man I'm pretty sure Valve is notorious for giving out release dates they clearly don't give a fuck about meeting

    valve promised to shortly release paid DLC to the xbox live marketplace that would bring three campaigns from Left 4 Dead and one new community campaign to Left 4 Dead 2
    I was eager to buy that DLC


    that promise was last summer, and since then that DLC has remained "coming soon"

    yeah, this is some bullshit

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    wait

    doesn't Valve usually just not give a release date until they're fairly certain they're going to hit it (like a few months before)?

    at least on major stuff

    I know that Valve Time is well-documented but that's mostly for small stuff

    Yeah, the problem with Valve is not so much their long development times.

    It's more their inability to communicate anything unless it is plans for more TF2 items.

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Bogey wrote: »
    Also, how are they breaking their promise if they didn't even specify a date/time that a reward was going to be given out?

    it's supposed to be every tuesday

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    ok, so, Valve is an example of bad management of expectations then :P

    edit: a few good examples i can think of are Gearbox, Bungie, and Atlus.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Elendil wrote: »
    surely waiting a little longer for your hurricane III can't be that onerous

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Yeah but Valve, like bioware, produces excellent products so I dont even care if they get the dates wrong

    I just shake my head and go "oh you!"

    Oh, totally. I do dearly wish they'd stop fucking around and finish Half-Life, but I wish for lots of crazy things.

    Besides, maybe I don't want Half-Life 3, because apparantly:

    "In a March interview, Newell hints that Valve intend to return the Half-Life franchise to its psychological horror roots by exploiting the fans' deepest fears, which he summed up as 'the death of their children' and 'the fading of their own abilities'."

    Half-Life 3 will threaten your children.

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    Half-Life 3: there are spiders on your face and in your pants.

    every single level.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

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  • DuxDux A host to DarknessRegistered User regular
    Upon purchase of Half-life 3, it will pop out of it's box, stab your children and drain you of all your strengths, whereupon it will return to it's wicked master's side, feeding him with your power.

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Imagine 3D Realms. I like to think every 3D Realms employee actually worked at the aquarium next door and paperwork got fuddled up somehow.

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    not really

    for serious

    google "valve employee handbook" and everything will become clear

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  • DuxDux A host to DarknessRegistered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    Designing hats.

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    not really

    for serious

    google "valve employee handbook" and everything will become clear

    Valve sounds a lot like how Aperture Science would be run.

    i'm not sure whether that's amazing or incredibly frightening.

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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    not really

    for serious

    google "valve employee handbook" and everything will become clear

    Valve sounds a lot like how Aperture Science would be run.

    i'm not sure whether that's amazing or incredibly frightening.

    Since they work with video game software and not space-time-rupturing laser guns/nerve gas/artificial intelligences it isn't quite so frightening

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Dux wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    Designing hats.

    But now they've got the steam workshop, where they get players to design hats FOR them

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    But the thing I will say in valve's favor: they may take their damned time releasing a game, but that game is polished as hell when it finally comes out, and if there are bugs you can fully expect them to be fixed at some point

    History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    something about tf2 being driven into the ground, along with heavy breathing and a protracted fart

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  • DuxDux A host to DarknessRegistered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    Dux wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    valve honestly confuses me

    because they presumably employ people, right
    and those people presumably come in for a typical day of work every day of the typical work week


    but what the fuck are those people doing with that time

    Designing hats.

    But now they've got the steam workshop, where they get players to design hats FOR them

    That does not mean they've stopped designing hats.

    They will keep designing hats

    forever.

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    okay so from browsing that thing I get the picture that if valve didn't pull off that whole steam thing then they probably would have gone bankrupt some time ago

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    okay so from browsing that thing I get the picture that if valve didn't pull off that whole steam thing then they probably would have gone bankrupt some time ago

    nah, they just wouldn't have remotely as many people working there

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    so, here's the thing

    I'm sure HL3 or HL2:EP3 is getting made

    but maybe the team that's working on it just doesn't have a lot of people

    and I can't say I blame them, because half-life is boring

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    yep

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    do you think someone in there is working on team fortress 3

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    do you think someone in there is working on team fortress 3

    there's one guy

    making the game all by himself

    while listening to "while my guitar gently weeps"

    over and over

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    do you think someone in there is working on team fortress 3

    Nah, because once Meet the Pyro releases, the Internet will be forever sundered.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    do you think someone in there is working on team fortress 3

    there's one guy

    making the game all by himself

    while listening to "while my guitar gently weeps"

    over and over
    Oh my god

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    every day, on his way to his dimly-lit basement office, he passes by the boardroom where the lead hat-designers meet

    so much light and sound pours out of it

    so much life

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    companies like blizzard and valve don't release games "until they're done" because they have tons of cash and can afford to do so

    and EA doesn't?

    No not really:

    EA Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/EA/profit_margin

    Activision-Blizzard Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/ATVI/profit_margin

    Both fluctuate quite a bit but EA has gone into the red quite a bit more often and deeper than Act-Blizz

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    so, here's the thing

    I'm sure HL3 or HL2:EP3 is getting made

    but maybe the team that's working on it just doesn't have a lot of people

    and I can't say I blame them, because half-life is boring

    This may actually be true, because judging by opinions around here, no one likes the Half-Life franchise now and no one ever did

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    I like the half-life franchise

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    companies like blizzard and valve don't release games "until they're done" because they have tons of cash and can afford to do so

    and EA doesn't?

    No not really:

    EA Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/EA/profit_margin

    Activision-Blizzard Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/ATVI/profit_margin

    Both fluctuate quite a bit but EA has gone into the red quite a bit more often and deeper than Act-Blizz

    blizzard's actually kind of boned in the long run since over 90% of their profit comes from WoW subs

    and when I say "over 90%" I don't mean "a bunch" or "more than half"

    I mean, over 90%

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    so, here's the thing

    I'm sure HL3 or HL2:EP3 is getting made

    but maybe the team that's working on it just doesn't have a lot of people

    and I can't say I blame them, because half-life is boring

    This may actually be true, because judging by opinions around here, no one likes the Half-Life franchise now and no one ever did

    nah, lots of people here and everywhere else think it's the best series ever

    mostly just me and tube and a dozen or so others who don't like it

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I don't think that's a sign of a problem. It think it's more of a testament to how incredibly successful WoW is. They'll replace it when they have to and right now they don't have to.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    never beat half-life but half-life 2 and ep 1 and 2 were pretty fun when I played them like 2 years ago in the orange box

    not really flipping my wig for another but I'll play it if it comes out and it's like 15 dollars

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Honestly, I'm just curious to see how Ep. 3 wraps everything up.

    Though I'll thank Valve not to put me through another game of Defend The Dilapidated Farmhouse From Nine Striders.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    never beat half-life but half-life 2 and ep 1 and 2 were pretty fun when I played them like 2 years ago in the orange box

    not really flipping my wig for another but I'll play it if it comes out and it's like 15 dollars

    Well apparantly it's going to fly out the box and grab you by your testicles and whisper your most secret fears, that might cost more than fifteen bones.

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    companies like blizzard and valve don't release games "until they're done" because they have tons of cash and can afford to do so

    and EA doesn't?

    No not really:

    EA Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/EA/profit_margin

    Activision-Blizzard Profits: http://ycharts.com/companies/ATVI/profit_margin

    Both fluctuate quite a bit but EA has gone into the red quite a bit more often and deeper than Act-Blizz

    EA's market cap is $5.26 billion. it also looks like they made approx $306 million in profits last year? i'm fairly sure they're not hurting for cash.

    then again, Act/Blizz has a market cap of $14.42 billion.

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  • CambiataCambiata Social Justice Rogue Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    never beat half-life but half-life 2 and ep 1 and 2 were pretty fun when I played them like 2 years ago in the orange box

    not really flipping my wig for another but I'll play it if it comes out and it's like 15 dollars

    This matches my opinion of the series pretty closely, though I did play the original half life. It's an OK game.

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