Has steam/Valve gave up self respect?

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Edited 4 years, 1 month ago

Poll: Has steam/Valve gave up self respect? (30 votes)

Yes 37%
No 63%

My friends, i'm very perturbed. For years I and many have respected Valve. But utterly shocked, I logged into steam minutes ago to see it had alligned itself with the VGA awards, a widely laughed at and criticized PR driven ad event under the guise of awards that has widely shunned pc gaming.

http://store.steampowered.com/promotion/vgx

I can't help but feel Valve has lowered there rep by doing this. Who else is disappointing soul?

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#1 Edited by biggest_loser (24263 posts) -

Don't look at it? I thought you were criticising them for their general lack of games. Now that's a real debate.

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#2 Edited by gameofthering (11115 posts) -

Injustice Gods among us = £20 = Tempting.

EDIT : Less than one week already and it's half price.

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#3 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

Eh, a sales a sale. I'll take any fucking reason for a game to be on sale.

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#4 Posted by charizard1605 (82661 posts) -

*many and I

I and many is grammatically and syntactically incorrect

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#5 Edited by always_explicit (3379 posts) -

Are you one of these people that stops liking a band when they get popular also.

Is steam to mainstream for you now???

Just suck it up.

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#6 Posted by adamosmaki (10563 posts) -

No. I dont care about VGA awards but since steam started a sale to kick of VGA awards and Bioshock infinite is 7,50 i'm all for it

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#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27146 posts) -

@biggest_loser said:

Don't look at it? I thought you were criticising them for their general lack of games. Now that's a real debate.

Lack of news and lack of games. Yeah, those are some real reasons for criticizing them.

Valve wanting more money from sales isn't really.

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#8 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

New poll:

Is TC an idiot yes or no?

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#9 Edited by menes777 (2643 posts) -

What's the big deal?

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#10 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27146 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

New poll:

Is TC an idiot yes or no?

I wish you had the mod ability to edit his post :P

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#11 Edited by CFFAguy (943 posts) -

They normally have a lot of reveals at these events. Could this mean we will finally get to see HL3 get announced?

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#12 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

New poll:

Is TC an idiot yes or no?

No, idiot is two steps above TC.

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#13 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

Yeah, it really is terrible that Valve is now signed on with the Video Game Awards awards.

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#14 Posted by uninspiredcup (25355 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

Injustice Gods among us = £20 = Tempting.

EDIT : Less than one week already and it's half price.

Probably because no one was willing to pay £39.99.

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#15 Edited by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

Nah, let us face it, it is weather we like it or not, a great avenue aswell as it can be seen as a decent service, I am not entirely sure how it looks on steam (logging in now, havent been on a few days (Christmas month and all).

But if it is such that all the category titles (that possibly can be on a pc) can be sold for cheaper? Well that is a great way for people with Little Money WHO wants to see what the fuzz was about to click and buy.

If anything it may reduse some of the butthurt always flowing through the web at Awards, and while they can not do it with every GOTY atleast that is a decent target to pick.

That said? lets see how this goes.

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#16 Edited by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin: Yes.

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#17 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

Yes. They sold their self respect on eBay and donated the money to charity.

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#18 Posted by naz99 (2809 posts) -

God forbid valve should try to advertise themselves bloody sellouts *end sarcasm*

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#19 Edited by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

nah valve is incredible and steam destroys xboner and ps4thplace

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#20 Posted by milannoir (1663 posts) -

Has TC gave up grammar and common sense? I vote "aye".

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#21 Posted by uninspiredcup (25355 posts) -

@milannoir said:

Has TC gave up grammar and common sense? I vote "aye".

But I was right. It is bad and makes steam look bad. So I'm right, forever.

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#22 Edited by adamosmaki (10563 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@milannoir said:

Has TC gave up grammar and common sense? I vote "aye".

But I was right. It is bad and makes steam look bad. So I'm right, forever.

Giving big discounts on games nominated ? Dont care how bad VGX are but i will gladly take that steam initiative positively

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#23 Posted by uninspiredcup (25355 posts) -

I bought Injustice and it didn't even have the mortal kombat people in it like the console version.

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#24 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Cool, Injustice is half off. I'm gonna hold off on getting it though, I just got Mortal Kombat. I wanna play through that first even though I like the DC characters way better.