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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post


I give up. Seriously. It's like talking to a brick wall.
Wow, seriously?

I don't know how I can explain this any simpler to you.

Valve make Portal. Great!

Valve make Half Life. Great!

Valve stop make Half Life. Sad!

Valve make Portal 2. Great!

Valve no make Half Life anymore. Sad!

In my effort to penalize Valve, I am refraining from the personal satisfaction of enjoying Portal 2 so that one day.. I could have Half Life 3.
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I actually managed to get a refund on Steam for the Potato Sack. I was shocked that they credited me. They refunded my full purchase to my Steam Wallet. They did say it was a one-time gesture though.
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Why? Seriously, why?

Portal 2 is an amazing game, they want to produce more content for it, and if they charge for it, that's wrong? Seriously?
I wouldn't know, I'm waiting for it to be on sale. And because I buy a game and then I've paid for it. Extra content needs to be in the form of an expansion and cost a fraction of the original. I'm sick of every single bloody game having £2 here for this, £3 there for that. I do not want a £30 purchase to become a £130 purchase. I do not subscribe to DLC at all and hate the idea. I like to buy something and have it and all of it.


    
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Wow, seriously?

I don't know how I can explain this any simpler to you.

Valve make Portal. Great!

Valve make Half Life. Great!

Valve stop make Half Life. Sad!

Valve make Portal 2. Great!

Valve no make Half Life anymore. Sad!
Great.. by all means go and discuss that in a Half Life thread. I thought you'd have noticed by the title that this thread is clearly related to Portal.. and as I've said many times before, you need to stop letting my words slip in through one ear and out the other. I'll explain again; Portal and Half Life are two completely unrelated games.

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In my effort to penalize Valve, I am refraining from the personal satisfaction of enjoying Portal 2 so that one day.. I could have Half Life 3.
For someone so bent on pointing out logic as though I'm retarded, you clearly fail to recognise where you've gone wrong there.
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Portal and Half Life are two completely unrelated games.
Set in the same universe.




Steam, TF2, Portal and Half-Life have different dev. teams in Valve. Working on steam won't affect their games as much as you think.

If you are not buying Portal 2, then you are only stopping yourself from playing it, won't make a difference to developers.
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I wouldn't know, I'm waiting for it to be on sale. And because I buy a game and then I've paid for it. Extra content needs to be in the form of an expansion and cost a fraction of the original. I'm sick of every single bloody game having £2 here for this, £3 there for that. I do not want a £30 purchase to become a £130 purchase. I do not subscribe to DLC at all and hate the idea. I like to buy something and have it and all of it.
So rather than having small pieces of content you can decide to buy at will, you'd take a giant expansion where you have to buy everything at once.

You just don't want to pay for more content. Content costs money, and if it's good, I want to buy it an pay for it. DLC is a good way for companies to make money, to lower the initial cost of the game (you are complaining about waiting for it to be on sale? It's already cheaper than the average game), and to keep a steady income stream so that they can continue to produce more content and games.

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No, I am not. What I am, though, is tired of reiterating myself in every post to explain why.



I could not disagree more with that if I had a mob of protesters at my disposal.
Steam is so horrible - the interface, the UI, etc. that I would actually prefer pirating to using it.



I don't know where you get your feathery-pink outlook on life, but I'd like a sip.



They're not delaying, you're right.

They're simply not interested in making games anymore.

They'd rather just make their money off Steam. It's a much more simple system to maintain.



It doesn't work that way.

For a decent company, sure. But Valve is the kind of company that would answer a question from a loyal fan with "Oh, we don't know, sorry, go read the message boards for updates."
Valve are not a decent company, they are excellent, they release great games, at great prices, and do interact with their fans. The ARG was great fun, they make loads of updates and so on.

No, they don't come on every day and give you an exact update on where ep3 is, you know why? Plans change, things move on, and if you give an estimated release date, then later decide to change it because it'll make the game better, fans will moan and complain.
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Set in the same universe.




Steam, TF2, Portal and Half-Life have different dev. teams in Valve. Working on steam won't affect their games as much as you think.

If you are not buying Portal 2, then you are only stopping yourself from playing it, won't make a difference to developers.
I know that they're both arbitrarily related in some factors, sharing the same developer and having some story-related crossovers.. but my PoV was from an entirely different angle. Unrelated in that he shouldn't associate the two games as though they are one, they're not sequels or directly related.

Completely agreed with your last point. By taking a stand and holding himself away from the awesome that is Portal 2 he's punishing himself for nothing. Seriously.. anyone who hasn't tried the game, try it. You'll understand why I like it so much.
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You guys are wrong - Portal 2 does affect the release of Episode 3. It gives valve more money, and hence, more time, to work on Episode 3 and make it the best game it can be. They take time to make good games. That is what they do. Yes, they spend a long time making Half Life games. That's why they are masterpieces of the format.

I will wait for Episode 3, and when it comes out, I will enjoy it because Valve spent the time making it excellent.
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All I can say is.....!
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Chell
Damn... Chell is HOT.
     
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