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Neocrisis: Before You Defend Them: Gearbox Is Right About Valve

Justin D. writes: "And I was wondering when someone was actually going to criticize them over this.

The new issue of the Official Playstation Magazine has Borderlands developer Gearbox's president Randy Pitchford letting Valve have it about their stubbornness about PS3 development, or lack thereof. Pitchford didn't pull any punches here, saying that Valve's position is "weird" (before praising the system as a challenge that reminds them why they are game developers), and calling Doug Lombardi and Gabe Newell fanboys that were making fanboyish comments against the PS3. He also said that the PS3 version of the Orange Box had better visuals. The biggest wound that Pitchford made, though, was saying why Valve didn't update the PS3 Orange Box: "You've supported that, you've added all this content to Team Fortress 2, and you've left us hanging. It's hard to accept that genuinely, because I know the business, I know you guys make half the money on the PS3 version because you've got other fingers in the pie, and other developers getting a cut. It benefits you if nobody buys that, and only buys the PC version, because you make the most money. There's this underlying sleaziness."

Before the usual Valve fanboys come in and try to defend Valve's position on the PS3 as opposed to the PC and 360 (wouldn't that make them 360 and PC fanboys, in that case?), let's just tell you that Gearbox is completely right on all levels, and Valve would do good to listen to Gearbox, because they are the best thing to have happened to Valve in a while. "

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Keith Olbermann3153d ago

is anyone surprised that valve plays the fanboy card? Gabe's statements have said it all and seeing how well exclusives look on ps3 his arguments are becoming more and more fanboyish.

Gandalf3153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

Microsoft pays Gabe Newell in food. It's not that surprising he's bias.

WildArmed3153d ago (Edited 3153d ago )

lmfao Gandalf.. stop burning fat gabe

do some magic n make him thin, atleast my eyes will stop bleeding.
and maybe his voice, so i dont have to plug my eyes.

MWong3153d ago

I am glad another developer finally said something about NOwell & Pitchford. I still don't understand why not I mean when you look at it if you develop across multiple platforms as a 3rd party you can get more bang for your buck.

JD_Shadow3153d ago

I can definitely see them answering this guy with the same thing they always HAVE been about the PS3: "Sorry to the owners of PS3's in advance of us sh!tting all over you and your system."

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Gandalf3153d ago

There's 5 levels of fat.

There's big, healthy, husky, fluffy and DAMN!

Guess which Gabe Eatwell is and win a cookie (unless Gabe already ate 'em all)?

fear883153d ago

Last level is "Ahh hell nooo" and Gabe takes the crown in that category.

djreplay3153d ago

Is that fat fu<k over GAYbe EATwell