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If anything Valve has been putting out better games then they ever have before. Portal 2 got something like 30 GOTY awards last year. The L4D and TF2 series whether you like them or not are both highly acclaimed and huge sellers.

I'm just as PO'd as anyone that we haven't seen Half-Life 3 yet trust me but to say their output quality has gone down is silly. They are one of the few devs out there who haven't put out a bad game.
    
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I have not even played both of them yet just bought and downloaded but so far best developer of the year in my books smile.gif they really know how to keep there customers happy! unlike ea or crapctivation
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I hadn't played the first Witcher game and wasn't too familiar with the development company CD Project Red but after seeing some interviews about the Witcher 2's offerings and the companies take on DRM I quickly became a fan. I ended up buying the Witcher 1 and pre-ordering the Witcher 2. At this point I realized that CDPR doesn't only have an excellent customer first philosophy, but also makes amazing RPGs. Furthermore, since the Witcher 2's launch they have truly shown that their philosophies are more than just PR speech and everything they keep doing for the customers just gets better.

It seems almost every major game publisher is trying their hardest to get away with as much crap as possible and this just makes CDPR look better in the frustrated gamers perspective. Honestly, I'm not sure they would get so much love if it wasn't for so many other companies throwing their customers under the bus but I certainly support any future products from CD Project Red.
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Why?
Because they'll make more money on the next game, more than charging for DLC would.
Hey EA, try this business model on for size, NOT PISSING OFF YOUR CUSTOMERS.

 

No EA, please continue doing what you are doing because for whatever reason, people are still buying your games. 

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Ea seems to be a larger culprit in all this.

EA would've locked some features already in the game and then give you the option to unlock them for $10 on the day of release.
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Valve may have neem good in HL2 period but now i dont like them at all. They are just focusing on Steam. The idea was to distribute their games online and now they barely make any games.
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Valve games since HL2 Ep.2:
- TF2
- Portal
- L4D
- L4D2
- Portal 2
- Dota 2
- CS:GO
They just are not making HL games anymore. Maybe too many people complained about the episodic release model that was in vogue back then, so Valve stopped making HL games.


They may have released a few games but, I think the point is valid, they care more about Steam.
How else can you explain that their game engine is from way back 2004?
Seriously, CDPR made one of the best looking PC games and Valve with all their money... still use Source?
    
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They may have released a few games but, I think the point is valid, they care more about Steam.
How else can you explain that their game engine is from way back 2004?
Seriously, CDPR made one of the best looking PC games and Valve with all their money... still use Source?

Exactly

CD Projekt is a small company that made a great game with only 6 million and its one of the best looking games of all time, which valve is still using a 2004 engine that is clearly dated. Valve really is content with steam revenue, I mean just think about it from their perspective, whats the point of investing resources in a new game engine or creating a blockbuster hit like HL3 when it probably wouldn't even generate that much money and only really appeal to the PC community (due to HL series being predominately a PC series and this gen of consoles almost at a close in regards to the engine). How much would it cost to create a new engine? and how much would valve even make from a game like Hl3? Probably nowhere close to the steam revenue of a billion dollars last year.
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Wow... I have to RMA this PSU so I can play it now!!!!!
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Wow... I have to RMA this PSU so I can play it now!!!!!

But, how would you be able to power your rig without a psu?!
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They may have released a few games but, I think the point is valid, they care more about Steam.
How else can you explain that their game engine is from way back 2004?
Seriously, CDPR made one of the best looking PC games and Valve with all their money... still use Source?

How else can you explain?

Because in 2003, they explained, they would be using Source for at least a decade, as it's modular.

Source games released just last year, and some this year, look amazing, like Dear Esther.

The Engine looks incredible, it allows for a wide range of game types, and runs very well. There's no reason for them to not use Source. It works, it sells, people love it. It looks as good as games released this year.

I see no reason to not use Source, as it looks incredible and is very well optimized.
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