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Dota 2 will be the best multiplayer game ever made.
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Haha that HL3 protesters part made my day.
     
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I lol'd here, I admit.

Gabe must be a really cool guy, it's always nice to hear what he has to say. He's always honest about his ideals and his work and that's a big plus. No big words, no fancy arguments, just straight to the point - from gamer to gamer. Of course he's got some serious responsability, he can't just go berserk in the interviews raging about what he doesn't like and yelling stuff like "Origin is a piece of rotten crap" like some of the people in this forum do

Personally I like Steam better than Origin. Marketing is just SUPERIOR, they've got years of experience and customer feedback, and it's doesn't have that "cold" and "distant" feel that Origin has. EA simply doesn't know how to handle their customers, they never knew.
Very well said, I agree.
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I think right now there’s always this temptation to assume that the way things are today is the way things are going to be, and having been through this long enough in the games industry, I think I and everyone at Valve know that you’re only as successful as what you’ve done lately. So the idea that Steam is somehow the answer to digital distribution ignores the fact that every two or three years, something is going to change dramatically.

It’s like, along comes the Wii and that overthrows a bunch of ideas; along comes social gaming and that throws over a bunch of ideas. If you stand still and you’re not doing the things that you need to do to be valuable in the future, you’re going to be left behind really rapidly.
Seems like he gets the idea. I'm apart of that group that says, "What have you done lately?" I'm not a fan of developers really, but a huge fan of game franchises. When devs aren't making the games people want, my opinion of them isn't favorable.
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Personally I like Steam better than Origin. Marketing is just SUPERIOR, they've got years of experience and customer feedback, and it's doesn't have that "cold" and "distant" feel that Origin has. EA simply doesn't know how to handle their customers, they never knew.
Explain? How does Steam make you feel exactly?

To me, it's just business.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 10/29/11 at 5:39am
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Explain? How does Steam make you feel exactly?

To me, it's just business.
UI is extremely important -- why do you think so many people love iOS?
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occupy valve street?
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I'm not a fan of developers really, but a huge fan of game franchises. When devs aren't making the games people want, my opinion of them isn't favorable.
Finally. Somebody who gets it.

It's so annoying constantly seeing all these ppl going down on 'em devs. Figuratively speaking of course. I've got a lil' saying for this: I'm a fanboy of games, not of developers...

Personally i'm not really a fan of Valve and Valve games (Though admittingly i'm looking forward to Dota 2 and CS:GO), but Steam is pretty solid platform run by ppl who know what they're doing...
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PC Gamer: EA have recently said that Steam has restrictive terms of service. Can you shed any light on what they’re referring to?

Gabe Newell: I don’t really know what they’re referring to by that. In general, with Steam and Steam partners, it’s incumbent on us to create value for those partners, whether it’s EA or Ubisoft or Take-Two, or any of the other developers who are using it. That’s our goal, so we’re going to keep trying to do that with EA and trying to convince them that it’s worth it to have their games on Steam.
i.e. EA is full of crap & making stuff up because they don't want their games on a competitors digital distribution system.
    
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i.e. EA is full of crap & making stuff up because they don't want their games on a competitors digital distribution system.
And why exactly is Gabe aka the owner of Valve any more credible?
 
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And why exactly is Gabe aka the owner of Valve any more credible?
While GN has been handing out freebies, being great to fans and helping to develop a well liked platform,

EA has :
Introduced absurd DRM, purposely kept content out of games to release it as DLC and, basically, they have been nothing but a negative impact on the otherwise loyal consumer base.
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