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Quote:
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What? I got Portal for free.
So did thousands of people.
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Translation: We want to charge people to play games they've already purchased.

No thank you. No thank you a hundred times over. This would be the start of a very, very bad thing.
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Sorry but did any of you actually read the article? The quote is out of context... He's talking about people who actually help out Valve getting a discount. Like the community members who design hats for TF2.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak View Post
Sorry but did any of you actually read the article? The quote is out of context... He's talking about people who actually help out Valve getting a discount. Like the community members who design hats for TF2.
There's an article ?
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Oh for pete sake....if Newell starts pulling this crap, I'll travel to his house, and beat him like a pinata then watch the oreo cookies fall out....than again, if its just for console users...cool

Oh well...glad I stopped playing TF2 when it stopped being a game and turned into a "buy, sell and trade".
Edited by Paladin Goo - 5/16/11 at 7:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak View Post
Sorry but did any of you actually read the article? The quote is out of context... He's talking about people who actually help out Valve getting a discount. Like the community members who design hats for TF2.
See:

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Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice.
While he's obviously joking about charging for voice, it worries me that they're even entertaining the concept, as well as giving away games for free to certain users and making others pay full price.

Consider also the fact that this system will have to be community based. There's no way Valve is going to keep tabs on every single player. Did too well on the wrong server? Enjoy being "downvoted" into oblivion by angry kids and manchildren. We'll be seeing "vote up" trades and people generally abusing the system in no time.
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So I guess Santa is now Steam's majority stock holder.

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Originally Posted by metroidfreak View Post
Sorry but did any of you actually read the article? The quote is out of context... He's talking about people who actually help out Valve getting a discount. Like the community members who design hats for TF2.
He's talking about everyone who play their games. He's using the TF2 community as an example of how it's going to be. And from the sounds of it the 'bad' players are going to receive a game with less features, but full price?

It sounds like a good idea to build a nice community, but we have all seen how good ideas are usually poorly translated and implemented. If you are a contributor to the community it's pretty obvious you are a good player/person. If you are person who just plays it might affect you negatively as you are entrusting the person who is your judge to be a nice person as well.

Anytime you implant subjectivity into a system it's likely to be corrupted. If I can't trust the people I see face to face on the street, why do you think I would trust anonymous people on the internet.
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Anyone remember dynamic pricing in CS:S?

Yeah, fail.
    
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