History Creator / ValveSoftware

26th Aug '17 4:14:59 PM Franco-America2018
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* {{Vaporware}}: Half-Life Episode 3 is legendary in the industry for becoming this: Episode 2 is considered the high point of the Half-Life 2 series, and it ends on a postively '''nasty''' {{Cliffhanger}}. Fans eagerly awaited news for the next game, which sadly just never came. Now that the series lead writer, Marc Laidlaw, has left the company, it's safe to say that the game has been unofficially cancelled.
26th Aug '17 1:44:44 AM Sullytofu
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game ''Artifact'' that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as [=Sellouts=].

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four is of course saying nothing about Episode 3, which had languished in DevelopmentHell for years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game ''Artifact'' that predominantly dislike by before seemingly being cancelled: all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as [=Sellouts=].without nary a word from Valve.


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* {{Vaporware}}: Half-Life Episode 3 is legendary in the industry for becoming this: Episode 2 is considered the high point of the Half-Life 2 series, and it ends on a postively '''nasty''' {{Cliffhanger}}. Fans eagerly awaited news for the next game, which sadly just never came. Now that the series lead writer, Marc Laidlaw, has left the company, it's safe to say that the game has been unofficially cancelled.
25th Aug '17 10:45:12 AM Franco-America2018
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game ''Artifact'' that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game ''Artifact'' that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.[=Sellouts=].
25th Aug '17 8:06:14 AM Franco-America2018
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact ''Artifact'' that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.
25th Aug '17 7:32:42 AM Franco-America2018
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned and accuse of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.
25th Aug '17 6:48:57 AM Franco-America2018
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want.want and this finally cause [[BrokenBase fanbase to become disillusioned of Valve themselves]] as SellOut.
25th Aug '17 6:46:55 AM Franco-America2018
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25th Aug '17 6:46:42 AM Franco-America2018
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* 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''.



* TeasingCreator: What is the Pyro's gender/race? When will the next instalment of Half Life come out? They'll give you anything except a definite answer.

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* TeasingCreator: What is the Pyro's gender/race? When will the next instalment of Half Life come out? They'll give you anything except a definite answer.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They're pretty tight-lipped about the work that goes on behind the scenes, even if it's been aborted, but Gabe revealed that [[http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/08/26/valve-were-making-a-fairy-rpg-before-left-4-dead/ they had been working on an RPG about fairies]] at one point before they decided that it was going nowhere.
25th Aug '17 6:23:06 AM Franco-America2018
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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]]t]][[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} er!"]]'')[[index]]
25th Aug '17 6:20:34 AM Franco-America2018
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Valve has become infamous for their lack of community interaction, which reached its height during the [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/02/valve-forgot-diretide-halloween-and-dota-2-fans-are-not-pleased/ Diretide controversy]] in 2013, where they canceled a highly-anticipated event for ''Videogame/DOTA2'' without actually telling anyone, resulting in a massive outcry, though they have since stated that they will interact more with the community. This becomes worse four years later with their announcement of Dota spin-off game Artifact that predominantly dislike by all Valve fandoms and ''even'' Dota fans were underwhelmed about this of ''not'' expected other Dota game that clearly they don't want.
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