CVG: Valve's Gabe Newell has given his perspective on PS3 in a new, hour-long video interview, which you can watch right here.
Gabe is the GENERAL and DARTH VADER THE PS3 look what happening http://www.youtube.com/watc...
At which point speaks on PS3, i dont want to watch this nonsense in full.
Actually the interview isn't that bad, he isn't exciting like M Pachter, but who can be more fun than that guy with interviews and predictions. He talks about how he doesn't like gate keepers, but he forgot Steam is headed in that direction. I remember back in the day when I hated Steam, now I'm getting Civ V through it. I wonder if Battlenet is headed that way?
I hear ya, I started watching it, and Gabe is such a poor speaker. Half of the suff that comes out of his mouth is giberish.
Gabe seems to be a very lazy man
They start up on the PS3 at around the 70% point.
"Gabe seems to be a very lazy man" I see what you did there. ;)
Did anyone choose to watch the HD version of this video? You can see more flab rolls then you can in SD
Valve games are 360 console exclusive because WoW > UC2? THE FUCK?? o_O?!
I wasn't able to watch the video, I ran out of bandwidth as soon as his image loaded into my screen.. I had to format my hard drive also because it was full.
Gabe is out of breath and winded just from talking. It sounds like he's choking on his own breath. Other than that, it was an interesting video for what I watched.
Amazing funny video.
''Amazing funny video.'' I'm talking about video from Kain81. Not about the interview with Gabe N.
lol I remember when it first came out; it's by the guy who made the "Vader feels blue" clip if I'm not mistaken.
A few comments down someone was trying to compare the profitability of making consoles to steam... Steam is NOT a console. It requires a PC or MAC... Now, steam is great for the PC market and we won't get into the whole profitability of developing pc games and the marketing trends(but personally i think pc gaming has been going downhill for a LOOONG time). The reason why most really great games come to consoles, is because that is where the money is(game developers point of view). Steam is a way of distributing games. a pc game doesn't work on a mac, a mac game has to be passed to a mac system. So there is nothing amazing here. Now steam could be built to work with Xbox and/or PS3 but wait, doesn't each of the systems already have their own online stores with digital distribution??? so yeah, steam is basically useless for these systems. and doesn't offer anything. Its nothing new, its nothing revolutionary, its a way of buying your pc game online. Is it a breakthrough? no... Is Valve forcing you to only get a game through steam revolutionary? well, maybe on terms with stalin or hitler... Basically such a gesture shows little trust in one's prediction. they are trying to force an outcome. The fact of the matter is that for this generation, people like to have their own physical copy of things... Thats why bluray is STILL steadily being adopted even in the wake of netflix and other such online accessible things. in the 80's people predicted that we would NO DOUBT be in flying cars by the 2000's and be traveling to mars and all over outer space... Its easy to make predictions, but reality is a whole other story. Things tend to move alot slower than we think especially when money is involved..
The thing I wonder most about this: Why does he spend so much time discussing why they don't develop for the Ps3? I don't just mean this video, I mean overall. What drives him and the rest of Valve to make excuses over and over again?
there real excuse is just that they don't like ps3 or consoles in general(look at how little the 360 version of TF is updated compared to pc, pc 121 updates 360 3 and most of those updates added content). the only reason some of there games are on xbox is because it's ridiculously easy to port them. portal still alive was decompiled by an indy dev(one person at that) into a pc version that's how easy it is.
I don't understand how he can use those points as a reason for not developing on the PS3 when the 360 has the same. Gabe logic does not compute...
How is this guy even a developer? He looks like one of those people who lives in McDonald's eating all day.
What does his appearance have to do with being a developer? You guys are on a mission to try and be funny lol.
a man named lowcarb is defending a post about McDonalds lol now THATS comedy. no, but seriously lowcarb is right, leave the guys weight alone
Hey I didn't think about that lol.
they sure do end up talking a lot more about it than the console they say they prefer though. Odd.
What would happen if Gabe and Valves spend half the time they spend complaining about the PS3 to actually learn how to program for the system. I also don't understand why the keep answering question about the PS3 if they hate it so much? If I was them, I would just say pass or next question. What is so hard about saying next or pass
I thought all you PS3 guys had good gaming rigs to play all those Xbox360/PC games. Why do you want any of Valve's games to be on the PS3 when either way they would play better on the PC than on any other system? Valve doesn't have to develop for the PS3 because it's not fiscally profitable for them to do so. That's all Valve needs to tell the consumer. When Sony starts caring about making the PS3 faster to develop for and less costly to develop for, then Valve will start developing for the PS3.
It's the media, they want answers so valve answer them, the main problem though is No and We don't like PS3 and we only make PC games. don't seem to be enough of a answer for some media/people to get the point that valve aren't making PS3 games.
@Piroh You guys are so ignorant. Give me a break. You don't get where Gabe Newell is by being lazy.
In the Guts? Or is that guts are busy? humm.
awesome find .. I guess the PS3 could careless about Gabe (or did you really mean Sony)? LOL
when I see Gabe, It remind me of P90X..
Is this guy speaking another language I'm not familiar with or is he just inept at putting sentences together. hes even worse then hip hop wannabe. worst vid ever what the hell is he talking about, does he fucking realize that the ps3 is a console not a fucking personal computer. yet he keeps comparing it to the mac like shit man this guy is the biggest xbot ever. He likes the 360 and then says the ps3 needs to be more open like im lost the 360 and the ps3 are basically the same ps3 just has more features and power. if gabe can develop for 360 he can develop for ps3. like geez what a fanboy bitch making the lamest most ridiculous excuses for not developing games for the ps3. ps3 = gamecube wtf man someone must have gave him a doughnut with pcp in it. fuck me..... i hope this guy just falls in a well and dies....
here we go again. hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.
sw video was hilarious! Just a thought folks... You know, Gabe earlier said some pretty harsh stuff and pretty much tried to call that the PS3 would be a complete failure a while back. Now that most devs have come out and said that the system is good, its all its cracked up to be, and it runs great, and the system and games are selling very well, It puts him in a bad position. He's got a little thing called pride and stubbornness.. Do you really think Gabe is the type of guy who is going to publicly admit he was wrong.. no... but does he want to be missing out on the cash? probably not, so to save face, he puts out this useless video and other pr material where he trashes the ps3 again but hints at it still being too financially viable to pass up even though it sucks, so that when e3 comes and valve announces hey X game is going to goto ps3, he doesn't look like a complete horse's rear end... But, it also means he is excused throwing together crappy ports to make a few bucks, and then blaming it on the ps3 architecture. its pretty much just politics... he's just not good at it really.. he needs to stick to the code and leave the PR to PR people... or hire some PR people.... Maybe he just likes attention though... who knows...
he doesn't care for the 360, but since 360 uses dx9 valve will throw them some shoddy ports. Playing a valve game on 360 is laughable, they are a pc dev.
Most of you are commenting on his weight and body features rather than addressing his points of why he doesnt like the PS3. Im sure not all of you are overweight, but i can bet most of you cant run a marathon either.
honestly he didn't make any sense and every question he went off on some unrelated tan git that had nothing to do with the original question it was complete bs and i felt embarrassed for him. also i agree that him being fat has nothing to do with him being stupid. but seriously listing to him talk was like jimmy off south park lol
im not sure why half the people on n4g (including myself) expected an ex MS employee to show sony love. I respect what he's done in the past but you/we just cant have em all. Some of his comments are kinda uncalled for so i do kinda understand some, not all but some of the hate shown towards him.
He really just avoided the question about the ps3 all together. He started throwing other variables into the equation to come to this more generalized answer. He never answered why a company that makes games, targeted mac over ps3 when there are more gamers on the ps3.
How many games come out for PS3 compared to games released on the MAC. Be a lot more games on the MAC where as the mac might be lucky to get a game once every 5 years.
No way i'm gonna waste one hour with that.
I wouldn't be able to stand 60 secs of him
.. . I had to stop. Don't have nothing against Gabe but I didn't see how this really benefits console makers/devlopers. Scrubbing to about 60% of this video he goes on to mention something about competition being good but then goes a little south on the very existence of other platforms, their framework, the way that owners of the competition (MS/Sony) set developers up to bring up games to masses (which he seems to have the biggest issue with). None of which is really new by the way ... still he apologized for bellowing though.
All gabe needs to worry about is cookies, hamburgers, milkshakes, and sh!t like he always does. If you aren't going to make anything for a particular platform, and have got nothing but negativity to spout, then why even bother?
Cliff Notes please.
Just, why? Not like you wont hear anything other than excuses. Incomprehensible ones at that.
He says they have a long process of thinking. That people ask them "Why make games on Mac and not PS3?" He says they have to look at the big picture, cost, development and etc. He says they have lots of fans on PS3 and that is the deciding factor on how they look at the PS3. (Maybe they have something planned for E3?) The guy then says that pitching 'valve' games on PS3 is a easier sell than Mac, cuz clearly PS3 is for games, while MAC is multi functional. Then he talks about open software being the future "World of Warcraft is the killer apps of the future, more than Uncharted 2" Makes no sense, 360 is more close than PS3 is. Hypocrisy.
You have been officially designated as Newell-English translator. Thanks.
360 uses same stuff as PC, much easier to port.
insert foot (n bout half a ton of twinkies)
Were you talking to Gabe or HemDroid?
Should I even bother watching this, or is he going to eat the camera at the end?
the camera does get closer and closer to him as the video goes on, but thats just his gravity playing its part
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Gabe has style, he wears Ralph Lauren in 5 x XL.
I truly respect him and Valve for creating the original Half-Life. But that is about all.
That's what a big chunk of the video is about. That the market isn't as interested in developing companies' ability to produce amazing graphics (which would be the jobs of Nvidia and ATI), but that they're leaning more towards how games are distributed. I think his angle is that Steam has really shown what is possible for the distribution of games and its popularity has grown exponentially. He sees it as something to establish a gaming market on...which makes him a pretty respectable pioneer.
That 4th guy they show, "the avid gamer",lol. Man, what a winner. I laughed so hard when i saw him with his cute little headset on. HAHA
He wants PS3 to be open like a mac the same way his mouth opens for a mac...
I see what you did there.
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oh God this won't end well...
He is toooooooooooooo fat it's disgusting get a personal trainer pig.
Makes me sick to my stomach looking at that fat slob. If he doesnt want to develop on PS3 dont f off you fat lard.
Gabe (Valve) pretty much say they dont want to rip people off. Hear that Activision?
WHAT A HOT GUY
LOL! Best comment here.