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Valve not even bothering with PS3 anymore.

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  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    http://kotaku.com/5337257/valve-not-even-bothering-with-the-ps3-any-more


    Sucks for the PS3 people, even tho Valve has always expressed dislike toward the PS3, but this is really the first time they really basically said 'no we don't care much for it'. You can watch the whole interview through the link.
     
  2. wiak

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    PC = win
    basicly you pay more for less on consoles ;)

    just look at Team Fortress 2, you got FREE updates on PC, and you have to Pay for update on xbox 360 (gives a whole meaning to micro$oft) and on PS3 sorry no update ;)
     
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    They are dedicated to PC gaming. Good to see it the other way around.
     
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    They were never a developer for console games anyways. The 360 is a PC when it comes to gaming.
     
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    xbox 360 uses directx i think so its not that far off pc hehe, it even has a Pre-ATi Radeon HD 2000 class gpu ;9
     
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    Well thats no good oh well plenty more games for PS3 other than Valve games.
     
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    Valve has to bring in a separate group of developers to port everything to the PS3's Cell Broadband Engine. After porting Half-Life and the lot. They probably came to the realization it isn't profitable enough to be worth the time and money. It doesn't surprise me especially seeing how invested Valve has become in Steam.

    Valve wants to focus on PC products so they can bring more customers to Steam. Xbox 360 ports are easy money for Valve.
     
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    This is great news. I think Valve is the only game developer I have respect for honestly.
     
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    One thing though arnt they shutting themselves out of a bigger market with ppl who just own PS3's or dont they want there money hmmmm.
     
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    sony shot themselves by being different and making their system force developers to relearn how to code.
     
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    The people who only have PS3's is a small market. It's the only console I have in my household, and I never use it.
     
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    People who have any current gen consoles are a small market if you think about it, the PS2 has far more out there, but that doesn't mean they should just give up on new systems. Either way, I am not a fan of Valve games, I haven't ever played one that really made me go "I'm gonna buy this" so not a big loss. I'm eagerly awaiting quiet a few PS3 titles like a giddy schoolgirl though.
     
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    Exactly in truth all the consoles are small market compared to the wii that doesnt mean im going to sell my ps3 and get a wii.
     
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    I own a PS3, and I much rather play Valves games on PC. I only play the "classic" console games on the PS, like racing, sports, jump and run etc games. Everything else, like fps and strategy, thats where a PC can show its muscles. And Valve can carry on making great PC games without being limited by "having to do a console version, too".
     
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    Valve does not develop for the ps3, they have another company port their games for them for the ps3, even the big boss in valve has said their devs think its too hard, lol
     
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    Even if all other companies bail on PC gamers, I will always count on Valve to make being a PC Gamer worth it.
     
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    Dunno about that. their games are not all that good. Granted HL2 was great but spent more time loading than actually playing and i don't mean long loading times i just mean there is so many of them.

    Only reason i got HL2 was just for the story as i was a fan of the 1st one. Al though it was not any were near as good.
     
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    well as long as they churn out good games its all fine and really thats all that matters

    xbox 360 is similar to a pc so its easy to port to, xbox original was a frigin pc! had all pc components lol
     
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    its good to see valve sticking to PC unlike most others which prioritise for consoles then make crappy ports
     
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    +1 on that.
     

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