Why, it was only the other day that us RPS types were discussing over pie and RPS-branded debit cards whether Left4Dead should be considered “a Valve game”. Any doubt is now removed. L4D developers, Turtle Rock Studios, have now been om-nom-nommed into the Valve belly. If it were any other… publisher? we’d be concerned. So let’s get cross about Valve buying Turtle Rock. Ready?
Oh my goodness! It’s the homogenisation of the gaming industry! Soon they’ll all be one company only making Sims games! I imagine the end of the world is about to occur! It doesn’t work, does it? But what’s important is that we tried. Valve’s press release on the matter rather sweetly describes it as the “merger of the two companies,” which is a bit like suggesting I’m merging with a sandwich when I buy it from Sainsbury’s. So Valve now have a California office, just in case any of the Seattle crew wants to find out what this “Sun” looks like. And Left4Dead is definitely “a Valve game.” Glad we’ve got that settled. Press release under the boink.
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