Darkpower of Game Gazette writes:
"I'm sure everyone has seen it by now. The quote from Valve mocking (or was it quasi-confirming?) the Left 4 Dead PS3 rumors and listings on several shopping websites, via a CVG article. The "Valve rep" told them, "Fantastic. I can't wait to see it."
Why did I put "Valve rep" in quotes, you ask? Because during the past few days, I've been getting a few e-mails from the CVG article's author, Michael Jackson (no joke. That's his name), concerning some things I wrote in our news article concerning the quote. Specifically, the parts about how I came to the conclusion that CVG was taking people out of context a lot (which I answered with just one name: Chad Kroger. He's since shut up about that one), and how I thought a "Valve rep" wasn't a higher up at Valve. I replied to him that a rep is a mouthpiece (usual understanding in the business world). What I got today as a reply from him was something that may be telling about CVG's reporting of the story, and more importantly, telling that there is a much bigger story between the lines on this one. Let's just say this: From the e-mail I got, you could argue that CVG was trying to cover Gabe Newell's ass."