Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Void, Apr 30, 2009.
This will be... interesting.
Seems like it's Activision's fault, VALVe just wants what is owed.
For a long time Activision has been, at least in my mind, only a step or two above EA. I hope Valve stomps them in court.
2.4 million dollars not 2.3
Same here. Atari falls somewhere in there, as well. They were cool back when they made their own games, but now as a publisher who just breaks everything, I hate them.
There's a lot of misconceptions here, this is really between VALVe and Sierra, which was owned by Vivendi Universal Games at the time. Vivendi Universal Games merged with Activision in 2007.
More info on the original lawsuit here:
I wouldn't be surprised if the original fallout was somehow related to this:
I hope valve teach activision a lesson.
LOL @ activision.
This makes more sense. I bet Activision feel a little gutted right about now.
lol, so even though Valve doesn't have time to balance TF2, they do have to time to go lawsuit hunting. Told you they only care about money and don't give a s*** about the actual game.
Valve is a business, not a charity. Businesses exist to make money.
Why are you surprised by this?
If you honestly believe this, you're a twit.
This is why most companies keep these things on retainer called "lawyers," who do all the legal heavy lifting. It's not like gaben or the programmers has to go to go all Phoenix Wright for Valve.
Wow, what the hell is wrong with you lately?
hes going to end up taking a break from the forums if he keeps trolling like this
I'm pissed at the hats getting updated. Not the game.
PS. When journalists were given a tour of Valves headquarters, every time they passed Gabe Newell's Office he was seen playing WoW with his guild during normal Valve work hours.
It's just that's Valve is so slow in turning out anything compared to all other major game companies that really irk's me. But I think I've got my point across so I'll stop now.
EDIT: How is voicing a negative opinion about Valve Trolling?
I hear yah. I can't believe Valve is using their TF2 developers and designers as lawyers in this lawsuit! Most companies would grab real lawyers and use those to get some money in court, but I guess Valve figures they already have some game designers on their payroll, may as well use those right?
Voicing your negative opinion on Valve is not what is being looked down upon, but in the way you're voicing it. The post you made had a 'troll-ish' tone to it and the way it was posted will lead to mindless bickering with anyone who disagrees with you.
ps. I'd imagine Gabe would enjoy a variety of games, not just those made by Valve.
bah thats sneezing money to Activision..
11,000,000 suscribers to WoW at $15.99 = $$175,890,000
Thats $175,890,000 in just straight subscription rates, no sales etc.
I hate blizzard, i hope valve wins
History repeats itself. Didn't Valve have that big argument with Vivendi Universal Games a few years back on how they published Half-Life 2? That's why they switched over to EA as a publisher (and started selling those crappy copies of HL2 without CSS and a much uglier boxart - I know as I'm the unfortunate owner of one).
It's not lawsuit hunting. Companies regularly do these things called audits, where they check they have all the money they are owed. I bet you'd be pissed too if you came up a half million short. Six years after you were supposed to be paid.
Buy something from EA then complain about how they only care about money and don't give a s*** about the game. VALVe is the best.
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