The last we heard from Valve, we had reason to be encouraged. We're not the biggest fans of the company or its boss, Gabe Newell, but it appeared that after a few years of ignoring – and taking potshots at – the PlayStation 3, they were starting to come around.

A Valve representative all but admitted they weren't up to snuff on Sony's new hardware, and they actually wanted to bring in some "PS3 guys" so they could really give the console its just due. Then there was talk of seeing Left 4 Dead on the PS3, and the corresponding rumor that the sequel might also come to the PS3. But in a recent GTTV interview with Geoff Keighley, Newell kinda brought the whole thing crashing down again . When asked if Valve was working on the PS3 and "trying to understand it" and "get better at it," Newell responded:

"Uh, no. Not in any real way."

It's absolutely ridiculous to assume that a developer who wants to make money would be biased, but we're starting to run out of options. This returns us to what Valve has said about the PS3 in the past (none of which is complimentary), and if any other major developer agreed in some capacity, we'd honor their opinion. But in the end, they just appear lazy and biased…there's no other way to look at it, is there? And you know what? As we've said before, we don't care . Oh darn; the new L4D and the seventy-third Half-Life iteration won't come our way; oh boo-hoo, Gabe, you made us all cry. Really.

P.S. No, we're not fans of the guy, but there will be no personal flaming or insults in the Comments below. Anything constructive will be fine, but just leave out the name-calling, okay?

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556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

If he doesn't want my money, he won't get it. If I REALLY want a valve game, I'll just copy it for PC from one of my friends. His choice, his mistake.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

dude 2 words… "UNDEAD PATCH"

granted its only good for offline play, this patch will give you EVERY HALFLIFE ITERATION and even the mods…

best unnoficial steam patch i have ever downloaded.. so if you want a valve game, but descided you don't want to support the company because it's so biased, then undead patch it…

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

If he feels that way about not doing anything with Sony thats fine, I don't want his games on a great console. He'll be kicking himself soon enough…

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Newell looks like her could use a new heart valve lol

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

Newell looks like her could use a new heart valve lol

Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

Ps3 already has great developers and games for it's system. It's growth and popularity is only going to get better, Valve has their own take on thing's, and if that's their opinion , then so be it, It could cost them big time in the end…

photo K
photo K
11 years ago

what a homer, that picture definitely does not do him any justice either, LOL.

As much as I like Half-Life, which was like 8 years ago, and L4D, I could careless about Valve.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

What a Peter Griffin?!?

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

who cares. xbox is left for dead anyway no pun intended. we have better games to enjoy

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Oh I think it was intended.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Q : Why doesn't Valve recruit people for PS3 development ?

A : Because Gabe Newell doesn't want the line at the food court to get any longer .

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

you sir, have just won

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

lol I'm curious how that got thumbed down at all. That joke was so much win. Original too, I literally lol.

Serakek
Serakek
11 years ago

Valve have always been PC guys. They never would have started doing console stuff if Microsoft never paid them the ungodly amount of money they did. Personally, I've played both Orange Box and L4D on both PC and Xbox 360 and clearly the PC versions are superior. Gabe should shut up about consoles in general and just focus on PC.

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Its his loss.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

This company only does FPS games in this gen they are enough of those games and even left4dead isnt a great game only multiplayer is fun but again FPS are the fast food of current gen .


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/14/2009 11:02:25 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Could've sworn I said no personal insults towards Newell. Your post has been edited.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

It's all in good fun. 😉

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Sorry Ben but its hard to no do it with Gabe ;)…btw psxtreme gonna post about the new characters of Blazblue Europe edition?? I would love those ones to come to america via dlc ..or well we can always import those games thanks to blueray.


Last edited by Oxvial on 8/14/2009 11:55:48 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Hmm…wait a sec…


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/14/2009 12:30:49 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Is he related to Michael Moore?

Who cares anyway. Valves games have sucked arse for quite some time now. And why wouldn't Michael Moo… Eh, I mean why wouldn't Gabe Moreham..er, Newell be biased? Wasn't he head of something no one cares about at M$?


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/14/2009 10:56:32 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

"Is he related to Michael Moore?"

HA. 🙂

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Newell and Kotick cage match, free only on PSN, lol

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Newell would eat the cage to intimidate Kotick. As a retort, Kotick would use his extra-talkative mouth the bore Newell. The match of the century!

ShadowRunner
ShadowRunner
11 years ago

They won't even fight, maybe they'll kiss

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

They wouldn't fight, it's too hard to figure out how to fight properly.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Seems a stupid rational to me, why miss out on another slice of cake in the games market.

When development is so costly and relativity speaking a little extra outlay for a large return is worth it, you would think Gabe would want all the cake he could get.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Hahah it can't be helped!

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I can't believe no one else has said it yet, so…

The cake is a lie.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Oh I think Newell has had plenty of cake.

Slimcere
Slimcere
11 years ago

I think even Gabe knows its about time to start making PS3 games and get some dedicated developers.

But because he wanted to look like such a badass and talk trash about the PS3 in the early days he doesn't want to look like he was wrong(although that's already obvious), so know instead of being a man about it he is blinded by his own pride. Which is stopping Valve making more money so who is the winner here ?

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Newell reassuring his colleagues that Burger King will remain open in Valve HQ

ShadowRunner
ShadowRunner
11 years ago

Hmmm, no name calling…
Then I have nothing to say

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I don't see how any game company could help themselves by bashing one of the systems. I mean really, they are just closing doors on future opportunities.

The PS3 was not what the 360 was two years ago, but he must have been sure that it would fail as a console. Even if he wanted to make PS3 games now, he would have to get out of a pretty big hole that he dug himself.

I cannot make insults, I cannot make insults, I cannot make insults….

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I just wish people would stop asking Mr. Newell about making mediocre games for a console now praised for its exclusives.

If Valve isn't smart enough to know there are 24 million more potential customers if they port games over, then I don't want anything they offer.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

NO!!! NO NO NO!!!!!

No ports, please don't say that word!! Port is a dirty word!! Remember Orange Box? Remember Assassin's Creed? Remember Tony Hawk Project 8? All 360 ports, and all sucked!!

orangpelupa
orangpelupa
11 years ago

there nothing wrong making ports.

even the L4D in xbox 360 is a port from the PC version.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

There was no difference between Assassin's Creed PS3 and 360…

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

The only differences I experienced was incredible lag in some moments of the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed and everything in Tony Hawk looked worse than its 360 counterpart.

Mind you, these were in the days when multiplat developers had no idea how to program games for decent performance on a PS3.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

It doesn't matter what valve does and doesn't want to do, he doesn't have to support Sony so he won't. He will loose profits so he doesn't care. I'll admit I'm pretty excited for Half Life episode 3 but it won't matter. My respect for Valve has long since depleted, I mean look at the guy. I don't have to say anything.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

You think they will ever make episode 3?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Considering it's been in the works for a while now, I'd say so. Dunno what's taking them so damn long though. Now I see why they won't develop for the PS3…They can barely even do it for PC based systems.

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

Look, I couldn't honestly care less about valve making games for the PS3. But I think it is absolutly comical, the excuses that they used in the past to justify their reasoning for not doing so, but at the same time none of us here would have bitched if SquareEnix had said they were not going to do FF XIII for the 360. Let them have their valve/Microsoft love affair and take comfort in knowing neither valve nor Microsoft studios will be able to bring gamers anything close to our exclusive line-up.

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

theres no real reason to ignore half the market. these guys either are lazy or the staff in its entirety is biased. i cant think of another reason why opposition to going multiplat would appear so unilateral.

i mean, even the orange box port was handled by a different studio, correct? maybe my memory is poor, but i dont recall valve making Anything thats appeared on a sony console…

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

I'm pretty sure EA had to do the Orange Box for ps3, not sure about 360.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Who in their right mind wants their CEO to look like that….*looks at picture used for the article*

That's all I need to know from this company, I don't need to endlessly detail myself why they're this, why they're that.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

just wait till the ps3 gain in huge sales

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

So you're saying that there will be a few less FPS titles for the PS3 that are cookie-cutter rehashes of games that were novel ten years ago. Oh no! Whatever shall we do?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Haha

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

Yes, now when the ps3 is excelling; he wants to "give the console it's just due." If it takes him 3 years to finally have faith in a console; why would I want to purchase his crap? I don't I want to give the fat princess anymore more money so he can go back to his fortress of solitude to sit on my money. He's had enough to eat. He just wants more.