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Submitted by Nineball2112 615d ago | news

Newell: Big companies won't stay relevant

Large games corporations built on traditional production models will not remain relevant in the new age of gaming, Valve president Gabe Newell has warned.

Speaking on the subject of changes to games production and finance models, Newell said "philosophically I'm a big fan of what Kickstarter and other efforts like it are trying to do". (Gabe Newell, Industry)

blue_flowers  +   615d ago
neither will valve in my eyes if i don't get half life 3! >:v
Morgan_Freeman  +   615d ago
Every company, if successful, eventually becomes a big company.
ps3fanboy4ever  +   615d ago
Valve is themselves a pretty big company. Their value is pegged at $2-4 billion.

What Newell is trying to say slyly are companies BIGGER THAN Valve!

I think kickstarter is great, but I doubt you are going to get many games with the production level of a AAA games.
r21  +   615d ago
Ah, the wise words of Morgan Freeman.
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Skate-AK  +   615d ago
Seems like a shot back after what Micosoft said.
Dlacy13g  +   615d ago
The more Newell talks the less I want to listen. Kickstarter is a sh*tty idea. Everyone thinks its hot sh*t but the reality is you the consumer lose all power of voting with your dollar. Sure you get to vote and say yes make this game but once the kickstarter is done your dollars are locked into whatever that dev comes up with. It can be great, it can be crap and like recently you can get ripped off. Make a great game first and I will pay you for it...that is the power of the consumer.
Reverent  +   615d ago
That's pretty much how everything in the world works. What's wrong with helping an independent developer a little bit? Even if the game comes out crap, at least you were a decent enough human being to TRY. Besides, what happens when the games they make turn out to be awesome? Then you just helped some lowly indy dev become successful and secured their place to making likely good games.

That's just selfish what you said... -_-
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-Gespenst-  +   615d ago
Gabe Newell has a really socialist ideology underpinning his opinions of the game industry, and I like that a lot, I think the man's a bloody genius.

He does say he's "philosophically" supportive of Kickstarter though people, which isn't necessarily to say that he thinks it's totally up to scratch as a service.

Gabe must realize that Kickstarter needs policing. No more Molyneux types hijacking it. Also, less people touting us desperately to fund their mediocre projects. More quality control. I know that's a value judgment, but we all know the kind of generic stuff that people try to kickstart on a weekly basis. I don't want the games industry inundated with mediocrity- games about chunky space marines in WoW like hyper-colourful settings, and general wack-ass western wizards and goblins high fantasy BS.
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sdozzo  +   615d ago
All about expectations. Don't make a game expecting $5 million in sales unless you know it will make it... Looking at you THQ
ArmrdChaos  +   615d ago
When the cat gets fat it gets slower, but mice still get eaten. I say they should all shut up because in the end we are the ones that will decide...not their bantering supposition. Let the products speak for themselves.
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miyamoto  +   615d ago
Actually its not KickStarter or any of that ...

The major common denominator in all of this chaos is... Android

- the hardware and software upstarts' hottest ticket;
- the free pass to that golden opportunity;
- the tool for making their dreams come true;
- the free source of power that leveled the playing field for small and big corporations alike.

it's like when YouTube was launched
every one wanted to make his own video hoping one day to be the next internet sensation.
NoTheMama  +   615d ago
I think beards wont stay relevant
Dms2012  +   614d ago
Blasted double post.
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Dms2012  +   614d ago
God I hope so your right.

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