Spong.com got the chance to sit down with Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve at this year's Leipzig Games Convention.
Doug, if you didn't know, is a thoroughly 'Good Bloke'. His profile up on Valve's website introduces him quite nicely: "After years in the music industry, Doug decided to get a real job. Then he came to his senses and made the decision to get into the gaming industry instead."
Doug joined Valve back in the heady days of the first Half Life, and has been with the company through numerous sequels, new franchises and the introduction of a little online service called Steam.
From the luxury of EA's business stand (revolving bar and all) Doug and Spong talked about Valve, Steam, PC gaming, online services, Half Life and Darwinism. First, however, they got into the much talked-about but little acted-upon subject of episodic gaming. Read on...