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Valve is sadistic, period. They will not be happy until all of us fanboys are doing this and pulling our hair out ->
I think this is what makes Value so loved IMO, not only are their games always amazing and much time invested, but they pull you back and forth with a love-hate relationship (more love than hate, and hate only building from the suspense of when games will be released ). At this point I'll take a midnight release of the game, I just won't be awake in the slightest during work tomorrow but man I'm excited!
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Honestly i just think Valve did this just to mess with all of us!! just to dangle Portal 2 in front of us and was like, You want it? You want it? oh wait no you still have to wait till the release date!
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But making money for whom? Is Valve directly profiting from this? Or the Indie devs? Or a bit of both?

I think the people who are doing the best out of this are the indie devs, just think how much their sales will have increased. If they had to give Valve a chunk to be included in the potato sack then so be it, they will still have come out ahead.

And yes, waiting for something is frustrating, god knows I was pissed when it didn't come out on Friday, but that is just how things go.

It is all marketing, at the end of the day only you can decide who to give your money to.
Valve gets a cut of everything sold on steam. Gabe needs to buy many whoppers.
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Valve gets a cut of everything sold on steam. Gabe needs to buy many whoppers.
 
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Valve gets a cut of everything sold on steam. Gabe needs to buy many whoppers.
He also needs to buy more knives. I assume he uses them to throw at people who ask about episode 3.

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Shouldn't the potato count down be done in a little less than 5 hours?
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Shouldn't the potato count down be done in a little less than 5 hours?
415,000 potatoes
12 per second at best
720 per minute
43,200 per hour
415,000/43,200 = 9.6 hours at best unless the depletion rate jumps.
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Shouldn't the potato count down be done in a little less than 5 hours?
You, and I, wish!

Few timings:

443,969 @ 11:20
434,221 @ 11:35
415,790 @ 12:03

I have a few more (can't be bothered to list them) but essentially it works out to an average of 10.9 / s leading to the potato countdown elapsing at ~22:35 PST (current average), or in about 10h 30m
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Valve gets a cut of everything sold on steam. Gabe needs to buy many whoppers.
I imagine if they ever did a "Social Network"-esque movie about Gabe, they'd get Newman from Seinfeld to play him.
    
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415,000 potatoes
12 per second at best
720 per minute
43,200 per hour
415,000/43,200 = 9.6 hours at best unless the depletion rate jumps.
Thanks!
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