1. Post #361
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    April 2008
    6,406 Posts
    Fanboydude posted:
    Valve hates PS3 :3:
    They're right to. If I ever played one, it'd feel like i'm playing nothing at all.
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  2. Post #362
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    3,470 Posts
    it's copying the 360's achievement system practicly they renamed it as a trophy system
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  3. Post #363
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    October 2008
    24 Posts
    confinedUser posted:
    it's copying the 360's achievement system practicly they renamed it as a trophy system
    And you don't get the same 'feeling' when you get a trophy as you do when you get an achievement.

    Achievements are awesome.
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  4. Post #364
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    3,470 Posts
    exactly
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  5. Post #365
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    December 2006
    6,886 Posts
    They copied Microsofts' Achievement system? OH NO!



    I guess Valve just made their achievement system blindly and hoped nobody else had a similar idea.
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  6. Post #366
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    October 2008
    24 Posts
    Wait are we on about the 360 and the PS3, or the 360 and games on steam?
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  7. Post #367
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    November 2006
    1,539 Posts
    Oh hi there.

    Keep on topic.
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  8. Post #368
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    November 2007
    358 Posts
    slt-awesome posted:
    And you don't get the same 'feeling' when you get a trophy as you do when you get an achievement.

    Achievements are awesome.
    Achievements are pointless and retarded.

    I'm sorry, but it's the truth.
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  9. Post #369
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    August 2007
    13,888 Posts
    Zachary1392 posted:
    Achievements are pointless and retarded.

    I'm sorry, but it's my opinion
    Fixed
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  10. Post #370
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    September 2005
    4,219 Posts
    They haven't replied to my piece of art :(
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  11. Post #371
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    August 2007
    9,682 Posts
    Fanboydude posted:
    Thousands? As in... thousands?

    Edit:

    Thousands in a day?!?
    If Robin Walker before he started working for Valve was constantly getting thousands of e-mails about "LOL HOW ABOUT A NEW CLASS LOL" when he worked on the first Team Fortress mod, how much do you think he is getting now along with Gabe?
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  12. Post #372
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    October 2008
    24 Posts
    Zachary1392 posted:
    Achievements are pointless and retarded.

    I'm sorry, but it's the truth.
    Of course they are. As is playing games in the first place... or doing anything for that matter. But they add to replay value and some of them can only be achieved through methods which guarantee massive lulz.
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  13. Post #373
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    July 2008
    135 Posts
    Zachary1392 posted:
    Achievements are pointless and retarded.

    I'm sorry, but it's the truth.
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  14. Post #374
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    March 2008
    718 Posts
    email posted:
    Levybreak,

    In their reality there is no Halloween, hence no holiday video. As for your inability to enter a simple set of characters into a box... not sure what to say there.... type better?

    thanks

    Chet

    From: Gabe Newell
    Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 1:05 PM
    To: Chet Faliszek
    Subject: FW: Question(s) (Revised)





    From: [removed]
    Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 7:36 AM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: Question(s) (Revised)







    Hello, I have a question (or a few) about the http://www.aperturescience.com/ webpage.

    Why is it playing a holiday video? (Why not a Halloween one? I mean, it IS october now... :D )

    Why does the apply program always fail when you input your 64 character alpha-numeric UIN(+L) at the end? I know I typed it in right, yet it said I got it wrong...

    Thanks,
    Levybreak

    EDIT: And why is the lawn gnome from HL2:EP2 in the holiday video....?
    Why do they mock me so? >.<
    Dang, I really wanted an answer to the last part about the gnome...
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  15. Post #375
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    July 2007
    891 Posts
    Zachary1392 posted:
    Achievements are pointless and retarded.

    I'm sorry, but it's the truth.
    You're just complaining because you've probably got like 5 gamerscore points and are just jealous of my 52900.
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  16. Post #376
    Bring the Noise!
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    January 2007
    2,918 Posts
    UncleFester posted:
    I have both the ps3 plain out sucks because i went through 3 of the fucking things and my 360, Well almost went through 1
    Why don't i believe you? 3? Come on man.
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  17. Post #377
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    February 2008
    27 Posts
    Adamhully posted:
    Why don't i believe you? 3? Come on man.
    Well, 3 total... But don't tell nobody or i'll come to your house and you better hope to god your emo because i'll cut you
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  18. Post #378
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    March 2006
    1,071 Posts
    Nerdboy posted:
    You're just complaining because you've probably got like 5 gamerscore points and are just jealous of my 52900.
    E-penis is not a real penis, you know.
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  19. Post #379
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    April 2006
    770 Posts
    Cathbadh posted:
    E-penis is not a real penis, you know.
    Still has penis in it, though
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  20. Post #380
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    October 2007
    807 Posts
    I sent one to Gabe and got fuck all back, :shakefist:
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  21. Post #381
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    May 2005
    1,985 Posts
    I asked him what weapon he would've put in Hl2 but couldn't for some reason, he said the hive hand.
    That's it.
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  22. Post #382
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    April 2008
    6,406 Posts
    Nerdboy posted:
    You're just complaining because you've probably got like 5 gamerscore points and are just jealous of my 52900.
    I hope that Valve does achievement points for Steam one day.

    But wait, they're already doing that whole unlockables schpiel instead.
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  23. Post #383
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    April 2008
    20 Posts
    Smirnoff Joe posted:
    They're right to. If I ever played one, it'd feel like i'm playing nothing at all.

    Feels like I'm playing.. nothing at all.. nothing at all.. nothing at all!
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  24. Post #384
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    October 2008
    63 Posts
    I'm going to send him a really witty joke about his weight:

    "Hey Gabe, you're so fat, you're bigger than normal people!"
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  25. Post #385
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    April 2005
    503 Posts
    I asked about L4D achievements.
    Michael,

    If you played the Orange Box, you will remember we tend to like a mix of achievements. Some straigh forward, some for doing actions and a few goofy ones. We have a few beat the level ones as well. And while we have a Kill X amount of zombies achievement, if you are a fan of zombie games I am sure you will appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Chet

    From: Gabe Newell
    Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 5:23 PM
    To: Chet Faliszek
    Subject: FW: Left 4 Dead Acheievements



    From: Michael ******* [mailto:********************]
    Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 5:12 PM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: Left 4 Dead Acheievements

    I'm a long time fan, first time email-sender, and I have a quick question. What kind of achievements will we be seeing in Left 4 Dead, besides the standard "Beaten the Level", and "Get x Amount of Kills"?

    -Michael
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  26. Post #386
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    December 2007
    4,712 Posts
    RiptideYarr posted:

    Feels like I'm playing.. nothing at all.. nothing at all.. nothing at all!
    Damn I was going to post that :excited:
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  27. Post #387
    Jaykin Bacon: Episode 3
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    May 2005
    2,383 Posts
    So I asked Mike Durand who does the Source SDK if we'd be able to make mods on the L4D engine and how open SteamWorks was to mod teams, this is what I got:

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  28. Post #388
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    November 2007
    11,192 Posts
    I sent this and I'm awaiting a response:

    Me :D posted:
    I've been wanting this to be a feature in steam for a long time, and I hadn't ever thought of emailing you about it.

    Well I believe that it would be a great idea to have some sort of "email" feature in Steam, not like Steamname@gmail.com - I mean like the ability to email friends or group members who are offline and you need to inform them.

    This would also help active groups since it can help organize events. I know the event warning appears but it only appears for a few moments after it has been posted. With the steam email it could stand out and it would be very easy to notify someone of something

    I would find this very, very, very convenient and cool. I'm sure a lot of other Steam users would love this feature as well.

    I hope you do add this to steam in the near future. And if you do, I will love Valve and Steam forever :D

    Sincerely
    -Kurt Cobain
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  29. Post #389
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    September 2008
    174 Posts
    SteveUK posted:
    So I asked Mike Durand who does the Source SDK if we'd be able to make mods on the L4D engine and how open SteamWorks was to mod teams, this is what I got:

    [img]http://xs232.xs.to/xs232/08423/l4d-sdk795.jpg[/im
    You use thunderbird and gmail. Marry me.
    I asked a question (it was quite a while ago now) about how to get into the games industry, and some woman gave me a really nice, lengthy reply.
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  30. Post #390
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    June 2007
    5,410 Posts
    SteveUK posted:
    So I asked Mike Durand who does the Source SDK if we'd be able to make mods on the L4D engine and how open SteamWorks was to mod teams, this is what I got:

    Ask him when HE'S FUCKING GOING TO RELEASE THE SHADER COMPILERS

    Honestly, the Orange Box has been out for 1 year and he still hasn't released them.
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  31. Post #391
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    April 2008
    6,406 Posts
    Fire Island posted:
    I'm going to send him a really witty joke about his weight:

    "Hey Gabe, you're so fat, you're bigger than normal people!"
    I guess that's why he delayed the TF2 class update 'till next year. Nice going there.
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  32. Post #392
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    October 2008
    87 Posts
    JLea posted:
    Ask him when HE'S FUCKING GOING TO RELEASE THE SHADER COMPILERS

    Honestly, the Orange Box has been out for 1 year and he still hasn't released them.
    Ahahaa, I think think, he's keeping them for reserve.
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  33. Post #393
    im gay
    _Kilburn's Avatar
    July 2007
    3,568 Posts
    By the way, do they always answer when you mail them? Because I sent a mail to Gabe a little more than a week ago, and I still got no answer. So does this mean I wrote really seriously shitty shit?
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  34. Post #394
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    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    Take_Opal posted:
    Kurt Cobain
    I think that's the reason

    Edit:

    _Kilburn posted:
    By the way, do they always answer when you mail them? Because I sent a mail to Gabe a little more than a week ago, and I still got no answer. So does this mean I wrote really seriously shitty shit?
    No, would you like to answer tons of emails that are not business related?
    in one day?
    You should most likely do it around 8:00 California time.
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  35. Post #395
    blafnigem posted:
    Holy fuck I live like three cities away! I totally heave a better chance of meeting meeting him than most guys here
    I live in seattle. Where are U?
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  36. Post #396
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    July 2007
    2,318 Posts
    Marc Laidlaw posted:
    The Combine is a combination of different species (including humans) working (or forced to work) together. Other than that, you’ll have to stay tuned for more information as we work it into the games.



    From: boris vanderbeek [mailto:borisvdb@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 4:57 PM
    To: Marc Laidlaw
    Subject: Re: 7hr



    Yes, but the Roman Empire were all humans and as far as I could tell the Advisors and the Striders are two different species. What I'm trying to ask is if there is some evil overlord apart from dr. Breen that drove the combine into conquering the human race?



    From: Marc Laidlaw <laidlaw@valvesoftware.com>
    To: "borisvdb@yahoo.com" <borisvdb@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 4:18:49 PM
    Subject: RE: 7hr

    Hi, Boris,



    “The Combine” is a name for a large organization. So asking if the Advisors are the Combine is like asking if a Roman Senator is the Roman Empire . There’s no one creature called The Combine.



    Marc Laidlaw



    From: Gabe Newell
    Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 4:10 PM
    To: Marc Laidlaw
    Subject: FW: 7hr







    From: boris vanderbeek [mailto:borisvdb@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 4:04 PM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: 7hr

    Are the advisors the combine in their true form since striders and gunships are robots (I think), or will the true form of the combine be revealed in ep3?
    Maybe the combine are working with the Gman!
    Either way, I'm exited.
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  37. Post #397
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    November 2006
    12 Posts
    I once emailed Gabe about TF2 and he answered me. Since then he hasn't answered my other 20 emails. I'm almost certain it's one-per-address.

    TO GMAIL!
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  38. Post #398
    I paid $999.99 for a forum upgrade and all I got was a beating from my mother :(
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    February 2005
    16,768 Posts
    Holy bump.

    My questions posted:
    1: Who is your favorite survivor and your favorite special infected?

    2: Any chance the beta models of the survivors will be released to the community (for skin replacements or for comics and machinimas use in Garrys Mod)?

    3: Will there ever be a L4D stats page in Steam (just like TF2)?

    4: How many did L4D sold on the first day (or week)?
    Smelly Chet posted:
    Gabe forwarded me this, so hope you don't mind if I answer for him.

    1. I have to go with Bill. I like being the cranky old guy, what can I say? For the infected, it is the boomer. More games should have projectile vomit as a weapon.

    2. Sorry no, they were incomplete and not compatible with the current tech we use in making characters.

    3. This should already be answered... and more coming.

    4. Lots and lots.

    Thanks,

    Chet
    So no L4D beta models in Garrys Mod or anywhere else :(
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  39. Post #399
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    November 2008
    11 Posts
    fagballs
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  40. Post #400
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    August 2006
    3,811 Posts
    Gabe Newell posted:
    RE: Secret‏
    From: Gabe Newell (gaben@valvesoftware.com)
    Sent: Tue 12/02/08 3:47 AM
    To: 'wade arendsee' (arendsee101@hotmail.com)

    Argh. I knew I shouldn’t have worn my grranimals that day.



    From: wade arendsee [mailto:arendsee101@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:26 AM
    To: Gabe Newell
    Subject: Secret



    Dear Gabe,

    I know your secret.

    Also, Left 4 Dead is awesome
    Emailed Gabe at 3:55 AM and got a response in about 10 minutes
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