Valve vs Zynga - developer showdown

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Guyovick, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Guyovick

    Guyovick L1: Registered

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    Over at the Escapist there is a developer showdown. Valve made it into the final four, but now they are up against Zynga. Zynga is a facebook social game company responsible for farmville and mafia wars among other games. So far Zynga has crushed all who have faced them in the showdown, including NC Soft, Infinity Ward, Rockstar North, and Square Enix. Don't let Valve be the next to fall!

    Go and vote. It requires either a free escapist login or you can use a facebook login. The vote lasts from April 1st through the 4th (2010).

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    Voting for this round has ended. Valve beat Zynga!
    Zynga 46.7% (22470)
    Valve 53.3% (25677)

    Edit 2:
    Valve won the entire tournament. It beat BioWare in the final round by 159 votes.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2010
  2. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    Already voted :)
     
  3. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    2004 to 452... I think Valve has this round in the bag.
     
  4. Guyovick

    Guyovick L1: Registered

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    At the end of the previous rounds Zynga has typically been getting into the 6000+ vote range. The somewhat unsettling part is that for all of the other showdowns (excluding Zynga's) there is an average of around 6000 TOTAL votes (ex. Valve vs Bethesda: 3786 -2152). While Zynga showdowns typically get upwards of 10,000 Total votes (ex. Infinity Ward vs Zynga: 4300 - 6076). The conclusion I see is that there are 6000+ people who only vote in Zynga showdowns (who only vote for Zynga). So even if every 'normal' person votes for Valve, it will be a close match.
     
  5. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    Valve needs to unleash the steamroller like they did with Gordon. He got 100000 votes that contest.
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    HMMM. I WONDER WHY THE FACEBOOK GAME DEVS ARE DOING SO WELL.

    /riggedcontest
     
  7. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    You want to fuck with Valve? You can fuck with the best!

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE ARMY OF STEAM MINIONS!
     
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  8. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    3092 - 1721 in Valve's favour.

    Come on Valve!
     
  9. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    This.

    I don't particularly want to give the Escapist--or other companies--information from my facebook account.
     
  10. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    This.
     
  11. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Looks like valves gonna win. They're in the lead ~2000 votes at the moment.
     
  12. Leminnes

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    It's actually a thing facebook has, Facebook Connect or something. You log-in through Facebook's secure servers but it also logs you into a variety of other sites that have Facebook Connect (I think that's what it's called) integrated into their sites. You don't give any information to the participating site.

    It's Facebook's attempt to become the end-all of log-ins on the internet. It's fairly successful as well (unfortunately.)

    Also, Valve better goddamn win. Seriously; they better.
     
  13. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    LaughingMan: I was actually on a team involved in implementing FB-Connect for my former employer, so I know there aren't that many data-mining possibilities (at least, not if you follow the written policies and not compared to facebook apps.) I'm just paranoid for the future.
     
  14. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Zynga is officially ahead.

    ...

    WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT.
     
  15. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    pffffff
    How do they not see that allowing login with FB gives a FaceBook-only developer an enormous advantage.
    If you could log in through Steam this would be won by Valve, hands down.

    However out of sheer brand loyalty I felt compelled to vote. The thing is it doesn't give me any confirmation that it's registered my vote. So after all the hassle of signing up I don't even know if it's accepted my choice. Rubbish.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  16. Guyovick

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    It should have given you a little message right after you clicked vote and right before you clicked next.
     
  17. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    every single one of these type of polls are just a popularity contest


    this one is a popularity contest on facebook
     
  18. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Cheap internet company that has billions of players, or Well known game company that has some of the greatest games of all time.

    In voting terms, the cheapasses win...
     
  19. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Well i did my part. 1 more for valve. 47% - 53%

    It's stupid that the survey is done through FB. Of course the FB game app developers will have an advantage. It shows since hardly anyone has voted for other developers then suddenly Zynga get 10,000 votes out of nowhere in every one of their rounds.
     
  20. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    what the fuck is Zynga