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Chet Faliszek has brought his 12 year career at Valve Software to a close, our sister site GamesIndustry.biz has revealed.

Faliszek, who alongside fellow Valve employee Erik Wolpaw was behind the much-loved Old Man Murray site, contributed to Half-Life 2's episodes and helped define Portal and its sequel's off-beat sense of humour. In recent years he was an advocate for Valve's push towards virtual reality, making an appearance at 2015's EGX to go into detail on HTC Vive Steam VR.
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His departure comes after fellow writer Erik Wolpaw left Valve earlier this year, while Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw also left the company at the outset of 2016.

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1. He and the others left because they have nothing to do because Valve doesn't make games anymore;

or

2. He and the others left because, just like Jim Keller left AMD when his job was done, they finished err... you know... after 10 years, and want a rest and want to do something else.
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RIP HL3 mad.gif
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It's actually pretty impressive.

Even without the team that built Half Life, Valve is STILL the most influential and revolutionary game company out there.

Just goes to show what an incredible leader Gabe is. thumb.gif
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It's actually pretty impressive.

Even without the team that built Half Life, Valve is STILL the most influential and revolutionary game distributing company out there.

FTFY

They distribute. They don't create.
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FTFY

They distribute. They don't create.

Not true.

They created one of the most popular and one of the most successful PC game of the past 5 years.

The numbers speak for themselves.

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Not true.

They created one of the most popular and one of the most successful PC game of the past 5 years.

The numbers speak for themselves.


Lol. They did not create Dota 2.
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It's a downright shame that Gabe & Company are too myopic to do anything about all the talent their company has been bleeding for the past few years. Their single player games are what made them famous, and now all of their legendary single-player-game people are leaving. Laidlaw, Wolpaw, Faliszek, Viktor Antonov and so many more. I don't even think a 1/4 of the original Half Life 2 team is there anymore.

It's been 6 years since Valve has announced any new IP at all.

They're too focused on their multiplayer games that weren't even their original IP. Even then, those games receive updates at a glacial place. The updates they do receive are often half-assed and full of bugs. At least 3-4x a year Valve pushes a blatantly untested Dota 2 update that breaks the entire game.

For a company that employs over 300 people, they accomplish an amazingly high amount of nothing. It's downright baffling how so many people can accomplish so little.
Edited by AmericanLoco - 5/2/17 at 11:21am
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RIP HL3 mad.gif

Finally. We can let it go and move on.
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They distribute. They don't create.

Not true. They create a pile of money to stand on.
    
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But seriously, what have they been using their new engine for? It can't be for Dota 2 alone. You don't build a new engine to make an isometric game look and perform slightly better. I mean, sure, it's a benefit, but there has to be another, main driving force to do it.
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