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News Valve says no to Google buy-out rumour

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  3. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    crytek on steam? AWESOME! I hope they put achievements on for crysis, there's loads to do in that game
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Google & Valve fusion prediction:

    "Goolve search: Hit link with crowbar"
    "Goolve maps: Walk through your own city in full texture mapped 3D environment and kill head crabs and combines on the way!"

    "Goolve portal: "Inquirer 2021: Goolve announced it will place portals all over the world. Making planes and other native transport systems obsolete"
     
  5. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    hurrah! This be one story i'm glad was bollocks.
    Nowt against google as such, just not a pair i see working well together
     
  6. The Jambo

    The Jambo Last on the scene

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    I think Google will do well with it, they've only made youtube better, and with audio indexing for videos, they've taken it much further than the founders could have.
     
  7. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Obi-Wan wins the thread. Just imagine someone like Gabe running an evil corp like Google. BTW, flags should go up when a companies motto is "Do no Evil". Esp since every search gets sent to the NSA.

    Enjoy big Brother.

    S*D
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    it would be rather interesting.....
     
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    Charlie, Charlie, Charlie.... Again? Really? Stop now please!
     
  10. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    End of Days. It wouldn't be quite so bad if it weren't a company that currently has absolutely nothing to do with gaming in any way.

    Heck, if Valve/Google was true, why wouldn't Take Two go out and sell themselves to, let's just say Symantec? That makes about as much sense.
     
  11. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Headshot!
     
  12. Arkanrais

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    am I the only one who thinks that perhaps companies give false info to some of their employees to see if they will leak this info? it could be a good way to see which are the weakest links in your pr departments or something like that.
     
  13. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    for some reason i'm glad this rumour is false
     
  14. roshan

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    Half life Made game industry to the top notch.Google made almost every one's faverite surch engine.Let them be seperate.Let them do more differant tasks seperatly.
     
  15. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    How about this...

    Vlave sells Steam to Google for a pile of money and goes back to being just a developer instead of having to be both developer and publisher and also maintain a massive pile of hardware to keep Steam going. Google could take care of the hardware and network business and let Valve do what they do best.
     
  16. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    now thats an idea! Valve hasn't come about with much innovation in the source engine. TF2 is really cool and all and its different... but well... we want something valvetastic!
     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Tech-wise, source is the best thing that Valve has ever done. And the only thing. They aren't id - they aren't about pushing forwards massively and the whole point of Source is to provide a platform for incremental changes with things like portals and dynamic lights or HDR - slow, constant upgrades.
     
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