NowGamer: How Valve has gone from Sony critic to one of the most vital cogs in PlayStation's online future...
Ms needs square enix
this article is full of bs, fail and idiotic deductions
PS3 could do just fine without Valve and Gabe Newell. Still, the more developers the better for PS3.
Couldn't agree with you more. PS3 has already got great exclusive developers which produce amazing exclusive games.
This guys is delusional, having Valve games is kool but not "Vital To The Future Of PlayStation"
It could but with steam it PS3 keeps its momentum going.
@dorron Couldn't say it better pal, the PS3 is doing Great without Valve, to now, suddenly claim that, but of course the More Games, the Better...
It's actually the other way round Valve needs PlayStation. Reason PS3 is the only console to see year on year growth. Valve could'nt ignore a growing PS3 user base. Considering PC & 360 are rife with piracy, and PS3 is piracy free.
LMAO You know how much Steam has decreased piracy, I have no figures admittedly, but so many people I know used to pirate games because it was easier for them. But now Steam is easier and they get a good service out of it so they moved to that. Anyway this is about the PS3, and no one should be against Steamworks being implemented, seeing as it offers stuff PSN still doesn't have, or you can be stubborn and hate it because its not made by Sony
hahaha oh that made my day.
People don't really pirate Valve games. If they do, that have no access to the online features of the game, so it ends up being pretty pointless, that and most of the pirated versions are stuck in Russian.
Not true.. I've seen all of Valve's games stripped of their Steam components but still having functional online play.. and in english too. There are vids on You Tube
Yeah, in the past pirated valve games lacked the multi-player component, so on a title like Left 4 Dead there's no point in playing the pirated version. Also, Valve does not need Playstation, nor does Playstation need Valve. Both companies have survived and for the most part done well without the other for years.
Yeah, but the actual amount of people pirating the games is so small it's not even an issue for them. The most popular Portal torrent only has like 130 seeds. I'd like to know how many people are actually playing TF2 online illegally.
"but still having functional online play" playing on cracked servers in china, russia, or brazil is indeed functional. but you'd almost have to be a masochist if you really wanted to play that way.
this steamwork feature helps expand psn
Oh man I couldn't have said it better myself because up until Vavle got on board the PS3 has been struggling to bring out top notch compelling software and an open ended network interface! /s Steam is a nice addition to PSN and nothing more. Sony already offers so much and they are always expanding and adding to it. Welcome aboard the S train valve. Buckle in and enjoy your ride. We have installed a special wide seat for you Mr. Newell.
Agreed. Sony has been doing fine without them so far. This is just another welcome addition to the console.
Sony needs all the help it can get so yes Valve is a huge deal for them.
help from what?please explain because ps3 has plenty of exclusives
Haha, that's funny. Poor little Sony. They are such a small little company that needs all the help they can get. LOL
Valve can go & stuff themselves. i would of rather had kojima show up at SONY's E3 show than fatty gabe. it didn't excited me 1 bit seeing him on SONY's stage. SONY don't need them
Gabe and Valve can definitely do some great stuff on PS3. You do have a point about Kojima though. He's getting way too comfortable with M$, and Sony needs to do something drastic to hold onto him for dear life.
F Valve, they came across as unprofessional a$$hats about the PS3. Now that the PS3 is showing that its hardware is solid and its future plans are working, now Valve does an about face. frig them
no need to hold a grudge! It was Newel who said those hurtful things, not Valve, but now he showed up at Son'y E3 press conference, so all is forgiven! Right?? Ok, how about: forgive, but don't forget? Let's see what they can do for the PS3 before we shun them immediately!
Well, Gabe did apologize and looked like he peed himself in front of everybody.
Valve has made the future of gaming with Steam
It's definitely good for the ps3 to have more developers, but steam? I couldn't care less.
coming to the PS3 is a good thing. not "vital" but a good thing for sure.
but "Vital" is not a word, i would have used, but it is early days, and maybe they will become Vital in the future
PS3 don't need Valve! Valve needs PS3! Had to set things straight there.
Valve don't need consoles, its just a little extra in the pockets PC it only does everything!!!
... including heavy pirating :(
Oh they need consoles. Hence the reason Newell was sucking Sony's big Japanese cock at E3.
Sony has the best 1st-party studios in the world. I don't see how they "need" a third-party PC developer.
I don't care about Steam, but I'd love to see the next Half Life be made (and optimized) for PS3. That will be sweet.
That being said, it'd be awesome if they brought some of those amazing Steam sales to PS3. PSN and PS1 titles on sale, sign me up!
What a load of complete bollocks The PS3 has been getting along without Valve quite nicely thankyou.
"I think we can put our differences behind us" I hope the alliance works out well!
Valve doesn't need Sony and Sony doesn't need Valve but MS needs everybody cus they don't have first party devs and Bungie's gone...
I would like to know, what Steam on PS3 means. Will those games use my Steam account ? Do those sync with PSN IDs automatically ? Do Trophies map to Steam-Achievements ? Can we play PS3 vs. PC now ? All those features would be very cool. But - as long as it is completely transparent to my PSN account and it doesn't end up in a disaster that is this Konami ID. If that'll work, I am all for it.
Steamworks would be a wonderful addition to psn.sony could learn alot from steam on how to run a sucsseful online service that rivals XBL.i game on steam and i love it.TF2 is a maddly fun game.some of you guys are talking about exclusive games,steam works will help PSN combat XBL
if Sony just bought them out after their deal with ea partner ends, this way steam incorporates itself into the psn and makes it a better online experience. than go after sucker puch and sega yeah...
Sony can't buy Valve. Neither can EA, or Microsoft, or any other company for that matter. They're a private company.
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