Several out of work as Valve makes 'large decisions' about its future

Several employees were let go from Steam and Half-Life maker Valve on Tuesday, Gamasutra can confirm.

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TurboGamer1619d ago

Maybe they should make a game and... idk, put a 3 in its name.
I bet you it will sell millions and then those employees could be hired back again.

Or these employees could have been fired for mentioning the number 3.

Merrill1618d ago

I know eh, they use to make games. It may help if they did that again.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1618d ago

HL4 will come way before HL3 since 3s are newell's fear.

Mcardle1618d ago

Valve makes more money from Steam than their own Game releases, So I doubt that They have been let go due to money problems...

SilentNegotiator1618d ago

I disagree. They must be firing people because they're broke; I mean, they're only the top DD service for games on the internet.


Autodidactdystopia1618d ago

Here's my bet.

Those "Big decisions" were valve deciding that coming out with a hardware platform is a bad idea and scrapping the steambox project.

but thats just my bet.

AzaziL1618d ago

And I thought the six year dev cycle for HL2 was bad, this one's already pushing on eight with no release date in sight.

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cannon88001618d ago

lol smeels.
I should name my pet snail that. .___.

Saryk1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Not the whole story, but I don't feel the need to buy a large hard drive and start downloading my games!

Irishguy951618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

Why would you need to do that....ever?

Saryk1618d ago

If Valve goes tits up. You will need to download everything you own. And for me, that would equal about 20 terabytes! I have a crap load of games!

However the likely hood of that happening would be like Bobby Kotick giving away COD and WOW for free!

aliengmr1618d ago

I doubt Valve is hurting for money. Still, I'm interested to know whats going on.

One of the most frustrating things about Valve is how secretive they are.

ApolloTheBoss1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

I thought everyone was their own boss at Valve? Shouldn't they be able to re-hire themselves?!

PirateThom1618d ago

That is an image Valve would love to maintain but they are still a business.

OcelotRigz1618d ago

Yeah, if Gabe comes up and says "You're fired!", you just stand up and say "No, you're fired, ya bastard!".

But then that could just go on and on forever and ever amen.

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