Gabe Newell On Valve

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  1. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    http://www.develop-online.net/features/1192/Gabe-Newell-on-Valve

    Caught this on the Escapist. It talks about the culture at Valve, and pricing options on Steam. If you are liked less, you have to pay more.

    Basically, if you're a dick, you pay more. If people think your awesome, you pay less, or free.

    Fascinating stuff, especially the pricing things. I could see a lot of ways that could be abused, and I am going to regret crashing those servers in Garry's Mod a while back.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Funny, i could have sworn...
     
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  4. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    it's always funny to see who gets mad at valve's theoretical pricing based on being a dick

    it's funny because it's always the dicks that get mad
     
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  5. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Speaking of Valve, have they unveiled any of their touted "three surprises" yet? I supposed DOTA 2 was meant to be one (although it had already been leaked by that point), but have they done anything since then that would count?
     
  6. Terwonick

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    Another would be that P2 was coming out for the PS3/ P2 being released late... I'm not sure about the 3rd.
     
  7. HellJumper

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    I came in here expecting a picture of Gabe Newell lying down on the rooftop of Valve HQ. I was disappointed :/
     
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  8. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    No, that was at E3, before the three-surprises announcement. I somehow had gotten those mixed up after the fact too.
     
  9. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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  10. REEJ

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    Gabe is a genius
     
  11. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    So this will be valves first game without shooter elements :eek: