They have an absolute monopoly and have the ability to literally play god with people's lives. And no one cares, they actually support it.
There was NO reason for Valve to be dicks because one of the million assholes on Twitter
He does a lot of dodgy shit, has a FUCKING MONOPOLY on PC Gaming, and has the godlike power to shit on someone and ruin their lives. Just because.
And yes, I know there are other options. None of them will net you as many sales, none of them benefit your product as much as Steam. Steam decides whether your game lives or dies, and they KNOW IT.
What reason, in any logical human's mind, is there to PULL A GAME AND RUIN A COMPANY because some asshole got pissed because your system is shit and you refuse to fix it?
It PROVES the vast majority of games don't care who makes video games
AND AFTER THAT people decided that his "Leaving" was a stunt (Psykers are you?) and he came back because it didn't work.
AND THEN people call him "Unprofessional" despite the fact he never CLAIMED to be professional in the first place.
I'm actually curious about why people side with Valve on this. And NO ONE with a mind that isn't retard deep in "GABE IS GOD! ALL ELSE IS HERESY!" bullshit would be able to muster anything but a rickety defense to Valve.
there's no reason for them to pull the game
Lol. Well, there goes the most absurd thing I've read today.
Responding to death threats is being a dick, cool
A) Like? B) Valve's not a monopoly C) Lol. Lolololol. Gabe Newell is a video game development head, not the director of the KGB. Are you mad?
That's not even a monopoly-in-effect. I don't know if you're aware of this- I realize it's hard to have a rudimentary grasp of economics when you've never taken a class on it-
but if that's true, congrats, the free market worked. There is always a 'single overall best' platform or market to distribute product in. In everything.
If you're going to be one of the heads of a business, a company, you're obligated to behave in a certain way. There are standards to adhere to and rules to follow. Making death threats on social media is unacceptable. Name one other even remotely well-known and successful person in a professional position who has done such a thing.
I really like how you have this irritating style of writing where if you think you make something BIG or call it a FACT it somehow adds weight to your argument or makes you more persuasive. A comments section on one site where 0.00000000001% of all gamers in existence proves something about the 'vast majority?' Fascinating. Tell me more about your research in statistical inferences at the University of Stay In School, Kid.
Yeah, that's actually probably right. Again, since the concept of this whole affair seems so foreign and baffling to you, you might not understand the importance of PR, public image, investors, partners, and a great deal of many other things which directly tie into how the head of a business behaves.
When someone makes a shitstorm, they get kicked out, hard. This is the company 'cutting its losses.' They want to repair the damage, which is 100% their fault to begin with. In this case, the guy "resigned" (I can't put enough air quotes around that I'm sure his mates "strongly suggested" that he do so for the good of the company), and then that didn't help the situation at all, so they said fuck it, it can't get worse to bring him back in (as a co-founder I imagine he had some importance there) and try to start fresh somewhere else.
I think everything above that should explain why, yes, he was supposed to be professional.
Or, I mean, anyone with an even elementary grasp on business etiquette
and the elusive Not Being a Retard 101, starring 'don't make death threats on social media.'
But I like your strawman that tries to demean and deride anyone who'd disagree with you because obviously, your point of view is so inherently correct that it's the only one to end up with if you've got an ounce of logic
Oh, yeah, I guess they could have just not done anything about it, except this sends the message, "Yes, you can make death threats to our CEO and still receive our services, why not?"
Please feel free to find me any business that would allow that.
Wow, this was a bigger heap of shit than anything you've posted in your anti-feminism rants,
and that's saying something.
At least the other thread had a decent amount of room for subjectivity and opinion.
This is just someone who is incredibly naive and so misguided that they think clearly, everyone else is the problem.
Endoperez wrote:Death threats are not okay.
You will have a reaaly hard time convincing anyone that Steam didn't have the right to refuse to work with a company represented by someone threatening them.
You might have better luck discussing whether Steam is good for the industry or not. However, remember that one of the alternatives is Msft App Store shared between Win8 and WinPhone. Closed store. Those are now the norm on phones...
Phoenixwarrior141 wrote:I don't think Steam is good for the industry, when it has such an iron fist on the industry.
While Valve hasn't done anything wrong, that we know of at least, they could in the future once there isn't any other options available, or all of their games are on the line.
Korban3 wrote:Don't forget Desura. Desura's the shit.
EPR89 wrote:I don't see what's inherently wrong with Steam having a huge influence in the business. It took them years to achieve it. Developers want to be on Steam, people want to buy from there. It developed naturally.
Korban3 wrote:Don't forget Desura. Desura's the shit.
Granted, but we still don't know what Mike was thinking or if he just had a really, really bad day.Anyways, there's a professional and there's a mature adult.
Threatening to kill someone because of a really stupid, small error is immature. It's also unprofessional. Asking a Steam support ninja to politely address the error right meow please is mature, but still unprofessional.
A professional is a bald guy with a barcode tattoo.
A mature person is someone who doesn't make death threats over stupidly miniscule issues.
And no, if it was my game that had the problem I would literally do exactly what I suggested. "Hey Steam ninja, can you look at this, right meow if you have time please?"
EPR89 wrote:Since Phoenix didn't care to post what the guy said, here it is.
And that's not all. He called Steam an"incompetent piece of fucking shit."
That's about as good a reason to pull a game from the store as you can get.
If he wanted to criticise Steam, he should probably have done that instead of insulting the company and people working there. What he did is just stupid. Valve doesn't have to take this.
Steam does not have a monopoly. That's a blatannt abuse of the term. Like I said, there are plenty of stores online. WHat makes them different is the amount of people they reach.
I don't see what's inherently wrong with Steam having a huge influence in the business. It took them years to achieve it. Developers want to be on Steam, people want to buy from there. It developed naturally.
Ragdollmaster wrote:tl;dr another shit thread, Phoenix remains a dumb, gravity still exists. Nothing new.
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