History Creator / ValveSoftware

4th Sep '16 6:45:25 PM KingClark
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*** ''Half-Life 2: Episode 3'' (''[[DevelopmentHell "La]][[Memes/TeamFortress2 ter]]!"'')[[index]]

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*** ''Half-Life 2: Episode 3'' (''[[DevelopmentHell "La]][[Memes/TeamFortress2 ter]]!"'')[[index]]ter!"]]'')[[index]]
3rd Sep '16 1:40:44 PM Trogdor
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* TwoferTokenMinority: Chell from ''Portal'', Rochelle from ''Left 4 Dead 2'', Demoman from ''Team Fortress 2'', and Alyx Vance from ''Half-Life 2''
25th May '16 7:27:02 PM nombretomado
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** The most well known was Gabe Newell's initial reaction to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, which he said that the system was a "[[http://www.1up.com/news/gabe-newell-ps3-total-disaster total disaster on so many levels]]". This caused many of the early adopters that dared to adopt the then expensive platform to respond. Even though Gabe didn't see the XBox as very good of a platform, either, Valve decided to develop in house for it. Gabe didn't help smooth over relations with the PS3 fanbase by outsourcing The Orange Box's PS3 port to ElectronicArts, in which was seen as a total disaster. Over the years that followed, Gabe tried to slowly mend the relationship while still holding to his convictions, with having a new criticism for the system when a previous one was either fixed or debunked. Gabe had even admitted that he had many requests for Valve to develop for the system.

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** The most well known was Gabe Newell's initial reaction to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, which he said that the system was a "[[http://www.1up.com/news/gabe-newell-ps3-total-disaster total disaster on so many levels]]". This caused many of the early adopters that dared to adopt the then expensive platform to respond. Even though Gabe didn't see the XBox [=XBox=] as very good of a platform, either, Valve decided to develop in house for it. Gabe didn't help smooth over relations with the PS3 [=PS3=] fanbase by outsourcing The Orange Box's PS3 [=PS3=] port to ElectronicArts, in which was seen as a total disaster. Over the years that followed, Gabe tried to slowly mend the relationship while still holding to his convictions, with having a new criticism for the system when a previous one was either fixed or debunked. Gabe had even admitted that he had many requests for Valve to develop for the system.



** Despite his outspoken nature, he has at times been somewhat nervous on stage, being more comfortable with one-on-one interviews. He was also nervous (as he was during the Sony megaton) during a presentation in which he touted EA's involvement in Team Fortress 2, perhaps because he wasn't happy with how EA handled the PS3 Orange Box port (he had said during the interim between his infamous quote to the Portal 2 reveal that he regretted his words and wanted to make things right with PS3 owners).

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** Despite his outspoken nature, he has at times been somewhat nervous on stage, being more comfortable with one-on-one interviews. He was also nervous (as he was during the Sony megaton) during a presentation in which he touted EA's involvement in Team Fortress 2, perhaps because he wasn't happy with how EA handled the PS3 [=PS3=] Orange Box port (he had said during the interim between his infamous quote to the Portal 2 reveal that he regretted his words and wanted to make things right with PS3 [=PS3=] owners).
20th May '16 5:03:28 PM nombretomado
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** The most well known was Gabe Newell's initial reaction to the {{Playstation 3}}, which he said that the system was a "[[http://www.1up.com/news/gabe-newell-ps3-total-disaster total disaster on so many levels]]". This caused many of the early adopters that dared to adopt the then expensive platform to respond. Even though Gabe didn't see the XBox as very good of a platform, either, Valve decided to develop in house for it. Gabe didn't help smooth over relations with the PS3 fanbase by outsourcing The Orange Box's PS3 port to ElectronicArts, in which was seen as a total disaster. Over the years that followed, Gabe tried to slowly mend the relationship while still holding to his convictions, with having a new criticism for the system when a previous one was either fixed or debunked. Gabe had even admitted that he had many requests for Valve to develop for the system.

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** The most well known was Gabe Newell's initial reaction to the {{Playstation 3}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, which he said that the system was a "[[http://www.1up.com/news/gabe-newell-ps3-total-disaster total disaster on so many levels]]". This caused many of the early adopters that dared to adopt the then expensive platform to respond. Even though Gabe didn't see the XBox as very good of a platform, either, Valve decided to develop in house for it. Gabe didn't help smooth over relations with the PS3 fanbase by outsourcing The Orange Box's PS3 port to ElectronicArts, in which was seen as a total disaster. Over the years that followed, Gabe tried to slowly mend the relationship while still holding to his convictions, with having a new criticism for the system when a previous one was either fixed or debunked. Gabe had even admitted that he had many requests for Valve to develop for the system.
28th Apr '16 7:32:31 AM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' (a FanRemake of Half-Life)

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* ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' (a FanRemake of Half-Life)''Half-Life'')



* BootstrappedTheme: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5iUt1EtUqs Hazardous Materials]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' soundtrack is the music from the logo for Creator/ValveSoftware.

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* BootstrappedTheme: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5iUt1EtUqs Hazardous Materials]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' soundtrack is the music from the logo for Creator/ValveSoftware.



* HeroicMime: [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Chell]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Atlas and P-Body]] as well as Adrian Shepherd and Barney Calhoun in the Half-Life expansions (though Barney talks when he's an [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] in other games).

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* HeroicMime: [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Chell]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Atlas and P-Body]] as well as Adrian Shepherd and Barney Calhoun in the Half-Life ''Half-Life'' expansions (though Barney talks when he's an [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] in other games).
5th Apr '16 8:29:05 PM crashkey
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife''

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife''''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series



* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' series


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** ''VideoGame/TheLab'' (2016)
9th Mar '16 8:53:51 PM Josef5678
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* BootstrappedTheme: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5iUt1EtUqs Hazardous Materials]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' soundtrack is the music from the logo for Creator/ValveSoftware.
21st Jan '16 5:36:54 PM nombretomado
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'''Valve Software''' was founded in 1996 by former Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, inspired by learning that the only piece of software more commonly installed on DOS computers than Windows was ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. Once they secured a license to use the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' engine, Valve set about to create their first game... ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' was released in 1998 and ever since, Valve has been known for their revolutionary and amazing First-Person action games. In 2004, they launched one of the first digital distribution platforms, along with the sequel to ''Half-Life'' which used it exclusively -- and thus was born {{Steam}}, which went on to become the biggest digital distribution platform for Windows and a license to print money for Valve.

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'''Valve Software''' was founded in 1996 by former Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, inspired by learning that the only piece of software more commonly installed on DOS computers than Windows was ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. Once they secured a license to use the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' engine, Valve set about to create their first game... ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' was released in 1998 and ever since, Valve has been known for their revolutionary and amazing First-Person action games. In 2004, they launched one of the first digital distribution platforms, along with the sequel to ''Half-Life'' which used it exclusively -- and thus was born {{Steam}}, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, which went on to become the biggest digital distribution platform for Windows and a license to print money for Valve.



* DigitalDistribution: The {{Steam}} service.

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* DigitalDistribution: The {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} service.
29th Dec '15 8:56:53 AM Silverblade2
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* AscendedFanboy: Several people who work for Valve were people who were once modders on the Source games. ''VideoGame/MINERVAMetastasis'', for example, was a one-man project whose creator was later hired by Valve to work on...[[ScheduleSlip erm]], ''Episode 3''.
* [[AscendedFanFic Ascended Game Mod]]: Every game, save for the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, once started off as a mod, or was inspired by another game.

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* AscendedFanboy: Several people who work for Valve were people who were once modders on the Source games. ''VideoGame/MINERVAMetastasis'', for example, was a one-man project whose creator was later hired by Valve to work on...[[ScheduleSlip erm]], ''Episode 3''.
* [[AscendedFanFic Ascended Game Mod]]:
AscendedFanFic: Every game, save for the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, once started off as a mod, or was inspired by another game.



* PromotedFanboy: Several people who work for Valve were people who were once modders on the Source games. ''VideoGame/MINERVAMetastasis'', for example, was a one-man project whose creator was later hired by Valve to work on...[[ScheduleSlip erm]], ''Episode 3''.



** PlagueOfGoodFortune: And Steam ballooning into pretty much the main PC gaming market did not help much, as large amounts of manpower have to be directed to managing it.

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** * PlagueOfGoodFortune: And Steam ballooning into pretty much the main PC gaming market did not help much, as large amounts of manpower have to be directed to managing it.
6th Oct '15 4:41:51 PM crashkey
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* The ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' Series:

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* The ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' Series:''VideoGame/HalfLife''


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* ''Deathmatch Classic'' (2001)
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