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?
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.
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…
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…
Newell looks like her could use a new heart valve lol
Newell looks like her could use a new heart valve lol
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…
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.
What a Peter Griffin?!?
who cares. xbox is left for dead anyway no pun intended. we have better games to enjoy
Oh I think it was intended.
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 .
you sir, have just won
lol I'm curious how that got thumbed down at all. That joke was so much win. Original too, I literally lol.
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.
Its his loss.
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
Could've sworn I said no personal insults towards Newell. Your post has been edited.
It's all in good fun. 😉
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
Hmm…wait a sec…
Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 8/14/2009 12:30:49 PM
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$?
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"Is he related to Michael Moore?"
Newell and Kotick cage match, free only on PSN, lol
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!
They won't even fight, maybe they'll kiss
They wouldn't fight, it's too hard to figure out how to fight properly.
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.
Hahah it can't be helped!
I can't believe no one else has said it yet, so…
The cake is a lie.
Oh I think Newell has had plenty of cake.
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 ?
Newell reassuring his colleagues that Burger King will remain open in Valve HQ
Hmmm, no name calling…
Then I have nothing to say
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….
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.
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!!
there nothing wrong making ports.
even the L4D in xbox 360 is a port from the PC version.
There was no difference between Assassin's Creed PS3 and 360…
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.
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.
You think they will ever make episode 3?
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.
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.
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…
I'm pretty sure EA had to do the Orange Box for ps3, not sure about 360.
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.
just wait till the ps3 gain in huge sales
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?
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.