Bethesda? Valve? Is there something going on between you two? Because we read this editorial by Eurogamer, and well, just look:
This might be good news, it could mean that Valve would now have less excuses not to develop for PS3. Also, it would mean that they would have access to some of the expertise of John Carmack, which is probably good most of the time.
john carmack is great...but I.D have not made a good game in 10 years, don't give them so much credit, valve has been keeping the pc gaming boat afloat, I.D has done **** all
I really don’t see this happening. There are rumours about Valve being bought out every few months, so far this year we’ve seen rumours about both Google and EA buying Valve. They’ve always been known as an independent company, so I don’t see them changing it. Also, do Zenimax even have the dolla’ to buy Valve? The franchises they own (Half Life, Counter Strike etc.) must be worth a killing on there own, let alone the development studios that are under Valve’s wing. And as Steam is also a part of Valve… y’know, like the biggest digital distribution platform, that surely must be worth a pretty penny too? I understand that Zenimax must have quite a lot of $$$ but still, do they have THAT much to buy Valve?
If it happened I would think PS3 would have more chance of getting screwed over than before not less.
Hmm A certain lard guzzling game creator would probably leave Valve if this happens.
Valve is an independent entity and will remain an independent entity. I would never make sense financially or otherwise. Rumors of Valve being acquired have persisted for years and are usually unfounded.
You've obviously have not played Portal.
CHAOS, either your understanding of English is subpar, or you're confusing Valve with id, as Portal was developped by the former, while the latter has mostly been busy developping sequels of its most popular franchises like Quake and Doom, aswell as developping some iPhone games...
"@dchalfont How pathetic. You've obviously have not played Portal. " Self-pwnage id didn't make Portal, Valve did.
As long as it doesnt affect Steam in any way. Valve does own Steam, right or am i wrong?
In your delusional world, zealot
That means we'll get Elder Scrolls V: Source
That's not funny.
That's the stupidest thing i've ever read, why would one of the most profitable companies in gaming sell to bethesda ( and bethesda is a much smaller company than valve, zenimax the parent company is the one with the $'s) EDIT: went off the title, it is zenimax....zenimax =/= bethesda, bad title, bad! Still not gonna happen though, i swear valve including steam would easily be worth more than zenimax, valve is a 500 million a year company
Valve will never sellout like they did with l4d2
I noticed that
If so that`ll be a good amount of talent under an umbrella, gone really are the days of indie devs, and in these times it`ll be good for devs to be more secure in their work. Not sure if it`ll influence the systems they develop for... Only time will tell, and if this rumour is true.
You have to Feed Gabe Newell hourly!!! ;-D YEP!!! I truly HATE that FAT C... Oh Mods the 'C' stands for er erm Chap!!! ;-D
you wouldn't happen to hate him because they didn't bring l4d to ps3 would you?
If someone could buy Valve EA would be the first to buy them. Kinda like Ativision-Blizzard Vs EA-Valve
This plus Sony developmental supporting Valve equals win again for PS3!
That's like saying Guerilla Games is about to buy EA.
So future Valve Games would not be 360/PC Exclusives anymore. They will be timed-exclusives.
I thought EA owned Valve I see the EA logo on the back of the Left 4 Dead packaging?
Ea is only the publisher.
Just make sure I can get episode 3 on my PS3. That's all I care about. Somebody make them release Episode 3 for PS3, preferably on a disc. Also if you've got time, make Alyx a real person with a thing for skinny videogame geeks and send her to my house. The most important thing though is getting episode 3 for my PS3.
that would suck. The acquisition of ID by bethesda seemed to be rooted in the new engine ID's was developing, if they purchase valve, in all likely hood they'd standardize all development studios to use it. I love gold src, and I can't wait to see what valve develops for HL3, the last thing I want is to have them rely on ID tech. (no offense to ID or anything) Also I doubt bethesda could afford it, valve earns a lot from Steam and I don't think valve has much pressure financially to be purchased by a large supporter.
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