Valve's Chet Faliszek has confirmed to NowGamer that the developer's return to the PlayStation 3 had to be done 'the right way' following the console's port of the Orange Box...
The fact Valve added more people to their team just to implement things such as cross platform play, user generated content, ect... makes me wanna buy the game day 1 even though I've never really got into the series before cause of the superior complex they had. It seems they got on the right track, and will end up pushing the envelope on what can be done on consoles. Its amazing and I see this gen being relevant for many more years to come. I will admit though. I would love to see what the ps3 and pc would collaborate if the ps3 had more RAM.
It is a cool idea that people have wanted. However it is the first step with a game that probably wont utilize it too much. With games like COD etc...it could be interesting. Unreal Tournement 3 already broke the boundry, we are just patiently waiting for it to explode. As for me i wont pick it up for this reason unless its used. Its Valve, ill wait till other developers take stabs and see where it goes.
you have something against Valve? kinda giggled when you brought up CoD...when the devs dont even want to update an ancient game engine, what makes you think that they will spend more time and resources on cross platform play?
Simple fact that Activision needs to make COD seem cool and its popular. If it slips at all, or they need that small little feature to liven things up, cross platform features are what will happen. It wont be anything like cross platform gaming, but it will be something. I expect EA or even SOE to be there first. That or Microsoft will push for it since they are so closely tied to PC games and can offer exclusives.
i think that MW3 will be a make or break situation for Activision...if they drop the ball with the "true" CoD sequel as most like to say, then it will either force Activisions hand to do something, or they will tout that sales are still great and gamers dont have a problem with what direction CoD has been going in
What were the main probs with the ps3 port of the orange box again?
Valve didn't port the PS3 Orange Box. Infact, I think EA(?) was responsible for it. The game had many graphical glitches and bad textures, which rendered the game almost unplayable. I still think that Valve is one of the only "honest" developers left. As a PC gamer, I LOVE their steam platform.
It had many technical issues and was ported by EA, not Valve. However Valve offered no help and no support at all, so EA was left being the bad guy. There were several reports where EA stated they would gladly work on a patch port, but Valve said no. Thus the game never got fixed. @above the only "unplayable" game in the box set was team fortress as the servers were absolutely terrible.
How were the servers terrible? I played TF2 on PS3 constantly lag free. Once in a while the they would be unavailable for a little bit but they worked fine when available. Despite the fact it doesn't have the thousand of players the PC version does there's always enough people to get several games going at a time.
To be honest id respect them and possibly buy Portal if they outright state they were stupid and wrong. They were the ones, and only ones, that bashed the PS3 and called it so many abusive things. Calling the fans dumb and so on. Come out and say those comments were said and were wrong and that your biting your own arse then we talk. All this "oh we have excuse after excuse" bs is just making me hate them more. I never liked Valve, their comments cemented me not buying their games, and the only way to fix that is to live up to yourself and make good games. Thank god my Orange Box purchase went to EA and not them.
Hasn't Gabe already done that? Maybe I'm wrong but thought I heard that a while ago anyway. Anyway, actions speak louder than words and I think Valve are doing great things for PS3 now not just saying they will unlike Activision who promise this and that and don't deliver.
You'd rather give money to EA than Valve? Dude, that's just wrong.
I remember reading an article after they announced this at E3 with Gabe, where he said that he has been treating the ps3 and its fans like crap, and how he should not have done that, and now they need to come to the ps3 with a bang. I will try to find the article, but it was a long time ago.
Gabe Newell had already ate his words at E3 last year. He apologized on stage at the sony press conference about all he had said about the PS3. That's where he stated that the PS3 version will be the best version on any console.
Who cares if they make good games? Don't cut off your nose to spite your face!
At this point Valve just needs to show that they can support the PS3. Something that only becomes an issue when you look at their overall history and realize that they've *NEVER* put something out without issues. Out of all devs, they're the most guilty of putting out day-one patches to fix game breaking glitches. That's why they started Steam in the first place so that they could keep up with their own screw ups. They need to show that they can support the PS3, but they've never properly supported anything they've done. For the first few weeks if not months. So the question becomes how quickly they can get up to a decent level of competence on PSN and weather or not gamers and the especially media will give them a chance.
And they have.
They pulled excuse after excuse in getting away from PS3. the funny thing is they bashed PSN and look what they now favour because Sony let them use Steam. How the tables turned. Gabe was hoping the PS3 would fail the whole time but greatly underestimated the playstation brand. Now Valve eat their humble pie and get their games on cause they know there is profit there as well lol. If only Ninja theory would shut their faces about it as well.
I'm going to get disagreed for this but even though Valve are great developers...there not perfect. Look at L4D I think we can all agree that the whole boycott thing, even though it was a tad extreme, that they were right at the end. The L4D community is spilt and for the first game it's pretty much dead, sure you can find a few games but the point is everyone has moved onto L4D2. Valve lied and lied about how they were going to update both games and they havent had much for L4D....even "The Sacrifice" was supposed to be for L4D....something to breath new life into the game and they even broke that promise and brought it to L4D2. It's the only thing I will never forgive Valve for however the work they've done for the PS3 version of Portal 2 is amazing. :)
I still remember when Gabe came onto the stage during the Sony press conference at E3. Crazy O_O
Less talk... more show please.
Valve have everything to prove to PS3 owners and to be honest, they are not winning me over with Portal 2.
The reason why valve is working on the PS3 is because XBL is an close network,plain and simple.they would have love to work with the 360.thats why you will not see a web browser on the 360.there,s a price to pay when you have an open platform.
im still going to intentionally buy this preowned for my ps3 because of how bad orange box was
You'll only screw yourself over, not Valve. See buying new, in addition to the game will give you a free PC Copy, and Cloud storage for your saves. But go ahead and buy it pre-owned, that will show them.
So slagging off the ps3 over multiple years is the right way to warm over ps3 owners. I'll remember that genius method.
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VALVE!You need to give us a L4D1 and 2 single disc PS3 port.Now Source is on PS3,it can't be that hard. I'll buy that in a heart beat.The best 360 exclusives and two of the best co op games of all time. I''ll get Portal 2 as well,to play co op but it may need to drop in price a bit 1st.I have LBP2 and ME2 with KZ3 next month.We are going to be poor this year. Forget the slagging PS3 off.If Gabe is big enough(he is!)to stand on stage and suck it up,bring Steamworks(and all future Valve games)to PS3,then forgiveness is in order.
great news indeed
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