Discussion in 'Video Games' started by GameZone, Feb 1, 2018.
Here you go. Good night.
I never bought into this particular aspect of the rumor, seems more like a WANT from MS rather than a legit possibility. Also was this a response to you?? Or was this someone else.
MS is looking into prospects of potentially buying companies x y and z makes a shit headline because internally talking about it as a potential thing doesn't mean they contacted companies x y and z at all, hence making the entire original topic fluff.
I like Jeep's response of "Nope.avi" and Alden's "Lol, I hope not"
You'd have to be pretty dumb to think "Microsoft is investigating this possibility" means "THE CHECK HAS CLEARED THEY GOIN IN"
RIP your email or whoevers email is that. Also, nice to know.
he didnt say no
he just said he wasnt aware
It's actually Nintendo they are buying.
People actually believing that Microsoft would buy Valve Lmao
What do you expect him to say?
Even if they were he’d never admit it on an email like that.
"The community is shaken"?
I don't know why, but that instills mighty chuckles for me.
Valve isn't for sale.
I am baffled by how many people bought into these rumors of Balve and/or EA being acquired. Y’all are letting your own biases cloud your judgement if you think these things are at all likely to occur.
I always get a kick out of Newell's curt email responses to dumb questions.
Of course not. The fact that anyone thought this might be happening is hilarious.
Here we will all act like this is common knowledge, seemingly forgetting there was a 90+ page thread on this nonsense that was full of people who thought this was a real possibility.
Confirmed Gabe being forced out of Valve. Print it.
Is the community really "shaken" by the rumor?
Sounds like he is interested, please call. How many billions, a few more......okay.
Steam doesn't suit Microsoft, they would rename it SteamXbox, upgrade the client with new features, hurrah, make Half Life 3, hurrah.
Seriously, how would Microsoft even meld Steam into Windows etc. Doesn't work.
Valve won't ever be bought. This rumour was stupid from the beginning.
were in negotiations with MS, you think Gabe would tell some random guy that emailed him?
Does anyone know how rich is Valve really? i don't know if MS could offer an amount of money large enough that Valve may be tempted to accept.
The real news is valve acknowledging its community
He just says that he is not aware of it. That's not a no. ;)
At least sell the Half Life franchise for fuck sake.
I imagine Valve and Gabe is somewhat like Lucasarts and Lucas, when the time comes to move on he will reach out to someone and that will be it.
This was obvious to anyone who follows or knows anything about modern Valve.
Not that I’m aware of... that’s 3 A’s in there...
Episode 3 co... oh wait we’re not doing that anymore? What? Oh...
Well, he's not saying it didn't happen. Just that he hasn't heard about it.
If I was Microsoft I'd buy valve just for the steam integration factor alone, I mean there's a lot of other things I would also do but then again I have no real business experience and would probably end up hurting profits more than help.
We have seen what one generation of developers did with Half Life.
Let's see what a new generation can do. The IP to me is like SW, or Batman. Let different guys have a go.
more than half", which is assumed to mean 51%) well into retirement, but when he inevitably does cash out, it's more likely he'll do so internally, similar to Mike Harrington all those years ago. Selling to a third party would rob Valve of the autonomy upon which it was built and adversely impact company culture.