I just spent the last hour raging over EA and how much I hate their bullshit.
Can we just take a moment and appreciate the beauty that is Valve Software?
We can poke fun at how slow they are, at Gabe’s weight, at the hats, but you know what? They are the best thing out there. They are by far the most innovative developer. They take fucking risks. They don’t repeat the same shit over and over again. And they know when what they make is crap, and they START OVER to make it the absolute best it can be. Did you know the original Half-Life was almost ready for launch when they decided it was shit so they practically scrapped the whole fucking thing to start over? WHO THE FUCK DOES THAT?
Also they saved PC Gaming.
Do you bitches remember the early ’00s? PC Gaming was dying fast. Then lol here comes Valve with fucking Steam and the fucking Orange Box and single-handedly kicked PC Gaming back into the spotlight with an amazing new idea to combat piracy that didn’t piss the fuck out everyone using it. Not only that, it made getting games easier and for less money with access to a store that quickly became massive. Back in my day, if you couldn’t find it on the shelf at Fry’s you were out of fucking luck. Or Game Stop. This was still when Game Stop had PC Games. ALSO Look at all those indie games over there on Steam. Loooook at them. Steam provided an amazing platform for independent developers to get their product out there and immediately available to millions of people.
And they listen to the community and stuff.
I really, really love Valve. A lot.