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Half-Life 3 Trolling?

A photo posted on Twitter by Uber Entertainment's Chandana Ekanayake shows a t-shirt with a Half-Life 3 logo, saying: "All I'm saying is I saw this at a local game developer event worn by a Valve employee." Whether this is significant, or just trolling is not clear yet. The two hash tags he uses for this are #HalfLife3 and #ValveTrolling. Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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50. Re: Half-Life 3 Trolling? Dec 2, 2011, 16:13 Dev
 
Verno wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 15:10:
Gabe being a good boss who cares about his employees doesn't mean he lets them run around doing whatever they want all day. If you don't believe there is any authority or management at Valve then I have some land and a bridge in Africa to sell you.
Another interview from with valve employees, this time a dozen of them, and still the interviewer found it hard to believe that there's no management there.
http://www.develop-online.net/features/1184/The-Valve-manifesto

Nobody is a manager at Valve, he says pointedly. When told he must nevertheless carry seniority, his expression hardens.
“Having someone tell someone else what to do would just be completely destructive to Valve. We’re completely allergic to that,” he says.

But he goes further; he says that Valve, one of the most successful technology companies in America, doesn’t even have a formal management structure.

“No one here decided to do anything about PS3 development, and the way we vote to do something about it is to simply start working on it.
“That’s why we’re working on the PS3 now, because we had about four engineers – some of which have worked here for a few years – who were annoyed that we hadn’t developed for that platform, and they were willing to cross over.”

Develop spent a full day at Valve to meet, dine with and interview over a dozen of its talented and inspiring staff. There was a lingering sense of disbelief throughout the occasion.

For this to work to its fullest potential, Newell says, any strict chain of command must be abolished, and people cannot be forced into the confines of a single duty.

So, wot then, Develop asks, happens when Valve has a deadline to hit? How does a studio with no hierarchy meet a product launch date if no one’s there to whip developers into shape?

What seems implausible, extraordinary and remarkable is, for Newell and his 260-odd colleagues, as instinctive as muscle memory.

“A lot of people here at Valve didn’t really take a proper look at the first Portal until it shipped,” says Erik Wolpaw
[...]
“I think that’s why eventually we got a lot of interest internally about working together on the sequel.”

Interestingly, the interview also talks about how people are free to work internally on starting any projects without oversight, and only when they feel they have enough to show off (such as levels and art) do they show it off, and then only to get other people interested in working on the project with them (not to get approval).

Notice how portal 2 only came about because some people at valve who enjoyed playing portal 1 were interested and wanted to make a sequel?

The multi-billion dollar company has a mere 260 employees. Pretty sure that yes, valve can afford to take EVERY ONE OF THEM, to hawaii for a week. Even the janitors (and that's assuming they have specific people hired for that, and don't let everyone take care of their own trash).

This comment was edited on Dec 2, 2011, 16:23.
 
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