Originally Posted by Bdebrooke
You act like no other company does this , I mean I get the Che Guvera Pic , but welcome to the new world . Having other make money for you isnt something new. Just because people like Valve , doesnt mean you have to act like a jerk to them. "Don't ask me, ask the people who'd be crying their eyes out about it if it was any other than their neck-bearded man-crush Gabe Newell doing it."
Stop being (purely) offended and read my post again.
I never said I had a problem with it. I use it, but I don't treat Steam or Valve like my best friend.
As you say, its not something new, yet people act like Valve are different. They aren't. That's my problem.
They simply have a position to be able to not have to deal with any pressures that similar companies do because they've decided to rely on simply sponging off of other peoples work instead of trying to make money from actually making games.
Yet if anyone, ANYONE ever DARED to attempt to place themselves in a similar position so that they could survive a tough time in gaming development, they'd be mob rushed by those same people who appreciate what Valve does because of their position to not actually have to make games to stay afloat.
Why? PURE selfishness.
Its hypocrisy, its the weirdest mass mancrushing I've ever seen, its worse than "iSheep" mentality and I don't like it, but that's just me.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/7/13 at 12:47am