Valve company president Gabe Newell says company would 'disintegrate if acquired'
thank god they didnt
They would have turned Steam into Origin! That would be a sad day. We really need another Steam competitor that is as good!
GoG. It doesn't (yet) have as many games as steam, but the games are DRM-free, you don't have to run a client in the background, and they include all manuals. Also, it's a great site if you want to get old, archaic games running properly on your modern computer
You sound like "Reapers would have turned Shepard into Husk !" Scaaary!
It would've sucked for Pc gamers.
GoG is great, so is Desura, but they don't focus on new big titles. It would be a sad day if EA ever buys Valve.
Damn, a billion dollars.
$1 billion is very low for steam. let alone valve who has the biggest IPs in this industry
They said recently GABE became a billionaire, worth about 1.5 billion, as he owns half of all Valve shares. So basically 1.5 billion times two is what valve is worth, and those tight arses ofer 1Bil? Lol, imagine how much day one DLC that is ;0
Grap, true. But EA may have made the $1B offer years ago. It's also possible that they made an approach just for the Steam side, letting Valve keep the game development.
biggest IPs? Sorry but I disagree.
I wonder what year this 1$ Billion dollar offer was made cause Valve Makes almost a Billion dollars yearly just off of Steam the last few years.
I enjoy Valve being a Privately held company. They do not have stupid shareholders to answer to but instead they listen to their customers....THE GAMERS!
EA sucks. I just felt compelled to say that!
I love you Gabe and Valve. EA can go for hell no one cares about this stupid company.
That's what a lot of people should not do; DON'T SELL OUT! Takes notes from Valve :) Also. I hope EA looks at situations like this and see what problems they have. What if they had a change in heart? Then again what if that was their plan all along O_o maybe I'm thinking about this too much..lol -EDIT- @ the Who wouldn't wanna own Valve comments,yea but I'm pretty sure we all know one of the reasons Gabe said no. Cause its EA for starters.. lol
EA ruins every studio they touch
True. I can guarantee that all these Steam Summer Sales, Humble bundles, free to play games, and basically everything that makes Steam what it is would've been twisted and ruined. Hell, they would've probably put a subscription price on Steam as well.
Probably would have implemented a premium service for Team fortress 2, Counter strike, and Left 4 dead as well. And say goodbye to workshop, because god forbid EA let you have free content
Good decision. Bioware turned into a shell with their day 1 DLC.
Criticize Gabe all you want; he's a smart businessman.
That's why he's worth billions. Now, with Half Life 3 on the other hand...
is there a company around here that EA did not tried to buy recently?
Actually, they tried buying my local Fish N Chip shop. They ended up declining after they found out people who buy Chips don't like having to pay extra for salt...... True story ;)
That dude has 'crook' all over his face lol.
Hahaha all the EA employees do. They all have that typical cheesy rich bad guy look we are used to seeing in hollywood movies. Too bad Bruce Willis aint kicking their A$$ES
You should've seen the pic before they photoshopped out the horns and the tail.
Maybe $5 billion.....sorry EA. Not everyone is for sale.
For me, Valve is THE company that brings balance to the games industry. We (gamers) need them in their current independent state. Yes, Valve is a business, BUT first/foremost is that they are gamers... creativity/development is their priority. A buyout would definitely limit progress or ruin the culture that is within Valve (eventually destroying the company)... just look at Bioware, which I believe is slowly heading to its destruction. I was one of Bioware's fans who wasn't too happy with EA acquisition of the Mass Effect developer. If I owned Valve, no matter the offer, I wouldn't sale it.
Thankfully, Gabe is of the same mind, saying he'd rather the company disintegrate than sell out. One of their greatest strengths is their independence. They don't even have shareholders. Valve is one of the great pillars of gaming, and hopefully they always stay that way.
EA can't help but turn gold into s**t.
If EA would have bought them, we would be on Left 4 Dead 5 by now.
This is Like Microsoft Trying To buy Rare.
For those of you that don;t get the the joke. What has Microsoft done to Rare Studios?
Microsoft aquired RARE in 2002 after a bidding war with ninty and acti.
And Microsoft still hasn't done anything worth while with Rare or their titles. Banjo-Kazooie had one lame title on the Xbox 360, Perfect Dark had a lackluster addition, and Microsoft shot down Rare's attempts at a Killer Instinct 3 game. It's a shame really. Those games could live up to a lot, yet Microsoft is just having Rare make Kinect games. Whoopee...
Yup and i agree what a waste, those guys are professionals from way back and they deserve to be back working on AAA titles. Killer instinct would be A-funkin-mazing. Cinder was my joint.
The questions is this: What would happen if EA did take over? I felt butt hurt when Gamefly bought Direct 2 drive. I still haven't gotten all my games back and I only had about 30. I have over 200+ games on Steam.
So you bought a load of games, they were bought out and you lost all the games? That's pretty crappy.
I didn’t lose all, but did lose some or to put it another way. I do not have those games available to download from Gamefly. I do have the ability to Torrent those games and use the legit keys, if I wanted. I made the mistake of buying a game on Gamer’s Gate that I had on Gamefly (Battlestation Pacific). I used the key code I have from Gamefly on the game from Gamer’sgate. Didn’t work……………
Sorry ea poor you.....
EA, keep your hands to your self honestly.... Nobody likes you like they used to.
Guess you can't blame them; who wouldn't wanna own Valve?
Valve will be the new EA in therms of how much they will expand and make money.
It would be horrible if EA bought out Valve. Good thing it didn't happen. Although if they did, I can see it now...Counter Strike with two spin off series and re-releases with added content you could get for less when bought separately. Left 4 Dead would have more maps and weapons to buy, but it's not with the game. Team Fortress 2 won't be free to play anymore. Half-Life would get more sequels than it needs. Portal will have more action than puzzle solving, DLC costumes for Chell, and DLC colors for portals you make. Yeah...just no, EA. Valve is better off without you.
Funny thing is that Valve is estimated to be worth more than EA. Valve should counter and buy them. Save Mass Effect and Dead Space from EA's clutches.
Valve is worth 3 billion. EA is worth 5 billion. But steam has at least doubled its profits every year for 7 years so It will probably overtake EA.
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