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People would complain at free money, says Valve

Monday, 6 July 2009 07:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Valve really isn’t phased by the fact nearly 40,000 people are saying they don’t want Left 4 Dead 2. They’re complain no matter what its plans were, Chet Faliszek told Videogamer last week.

“I once joked that we could put $20 in a box and charge $10 for it, and someone’s going to complain,” he said.

“And that’s just fine – that’s just the way it is.”

Faliszek took to opportunity to yet again affirm that Valve will continue to release Left 4 Dead content, despite bringing a full sequel to market.

“We never thought, ‘We need to say that we’re going to keep updating Left 4 Dead,’ because that was always our plan,“ he said.

“Briefly before that [E3] we’d already posted on our blog about the updates that were coming. We didn’t think people would think, ‘Oh wait, now they’re not going to do that stuff they talked about’. Yes, we are.”

Left 4 Dead 2′s out later this year.

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15 Comments

  1. Hunam

    What an arrogant thing to say.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Cort

    These are the guys who constantly complain about a console they don’t like and don’t want to support.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Retroid

    They’re right, though.

    There’s always going to be someone in the ‘net communities who’ll bitch and whine about *something*.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. David

    rofl at cort

    Valve currently don’t care for the PS3 big deal. You don’t see me crying over any PS3 developers who complain about the 360.

    Edit:
    To comment on the article hes right regardless of how he said it. Just look at the amount of people moaning about Valve releasing L4D2.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Lutz

    I’d like the chance to complain at free money.

    Someone please give me free money so I can compain about it.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Valve’s complaining…..again…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hunam

    L4D2 isn’t free though is it.

    I swear Valve are just launching an irritating PR campaign designed to just annoy the fuck out of me.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. David

    No its not free because its a sequel to one of the most popular zombie shooters thus far.

    You don’t need to buy it they have said about 100 times they are backing both versions. Pick the one you like and move on. L4D2 is getting my money and that’s a guarantee

    #8 6 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Valve and a lot of others don’t seem to get exactly why a lot of L4D gamers are pissed over L4D2.

    For a kick off L4D was released at 2 premium price point without very much actual game, but the price was justified by the promise of more to come.

    What they did was take 15 sections of the game, block them off add a timer and call it survival mode. They added a single genuinely new map.

    Then it turns out Valve have actually built and announced a whole new game while new content is still pending even an announcement from Valve in an unknown time frame – which kinda smells like L4D has taken not the back seat, but a skateboard trailing on a 50ft rope behind its sequel.

    Add in that L4D2 isn’t even sufficiently differing from the original to warrant a full release. Everything that’s new could be patched into the original in the form of an expansion pack for the cost of an expansion pack, to charge us full price for what is new in L4D2 is beyond a joke.

    People will always complain, but complaints are often justified.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Cort

    David you completely miss the point of my post. Valve complaining about complainers? THEY never stop complaining – and usually about something they claim to not care about which is moronic – whereas someone complaining about something they care about very much is understandable even if you do not agree with their position. Pots and kettles, much, Gabe? Those who live in glass houses?

    And since when do you hear PS3 developers complain about the 360 as much as Valve does the PS3? I’ve read three separate anti-PS3 complaint quotes from Valve in the past two weeks. You don’t cry over PS3 devs complaining about the 360 because it doesn’t happen enough to bother yourself about.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. David

    why should it bother you that a developer complains about a certain format ?

    Where does it get you to honestly give a crap about their opinion. Valve make good games but as for their opinion on whats a good format and not ? Who gives a shit what they think. As far as I’m concerned if a developer wants to draw a line in the sand and choose a format that’s their choice. Supply me with good games and I’ll be happy.

    Honestly I never understand why people give a shit about developers opinions. peter molyneux is a prime example of why no one should give a shit what they think.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Cort

    Yeah, why would I, a gamer, bother commenting about a gaming story on a gaming site with a posting facility on which I have an account?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. David

    lol your comment was about how valve don’t like the PS3 and complain about it all the time. I just see why you as a person should care. Maybe the outlook I have on life but I don’t get miffed when a dev has an opinion. Sure their are some great devs out there but its just a job no different than any other. They will have their own biased opinion no different than you or me.

    I don’t see the big deal it makes no difference in the long run.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Cort

    The point of my initial comment was to highlight the hypocrisy, and in order to do that I used an example which yes, reffered to a console (obvious which one). Why do you have such a huge problem with that and act like it drives my very existance?

    Thou doth protest FAR too much. Take your own advice and let it go.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. dirigiblebill

    “They’re a victim of their own success.”

    I’d say you “hit the nail on the head”, but I absolutely loathe that phrase…

    #15 6 years ago

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  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

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  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

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  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

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  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

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  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

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  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]