Reflecting on the boycott to VideoGamer.com in a recent interview, Valve writer Chet Faliszek said the press "wanted to make it an us versus them".
"But it was more like a fight inside the family," he said. "We have 3.5 million people playing Left 4 Dead 1. 40,000 said something. They are passionate about our games. They play our games. So we always take the feedback seriously, because we're gamers as well, and these are people who are playing our games and will probably play our games with us. So we always want to make sure we're listening and understanding the issues."