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Steam Group Seeks Communication

A Call for Communication (Half-Life) on the Steam Community (thanks Brett) now has over 6,000 members, seeking to coerce Valve into spilling some beans about their plans for the Half-Life series:

Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like some form of communication.

Waiting patiently for over four years is a daunting task, especially when E3 comes and goes without any beat of a Half-Life pulse, time and time again. Valve had stated that information was scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008, and we believe that if they have chosen, for whatever reason, to withhold this information, fans should at least be acknowledged in some way, regardless of developmental plans for the next Half-Life project. The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the Half-Life 2 story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time.

In addition: This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product.

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8. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 12, 2012, 00:54 Dev
 
I'm sticking to my theory, that this isn't interesting enough for valve to work on right now. If you watch where they are currently putting their efforts you can tell whats interesting to them. Its a) dota and b) TF2 hats. Also coming up with steam sales events that are interesting but screwy and blow up their servers and reward people for screwing up and exploiting the system.

Oh and 6000 people is a very small group size. TF2 non official group has 70k, official TF2 group has 300k. A random check of groups, the portuguese MW2 group has half that many. 6k doesn't even crack the top 500 in group lists.

TheDevilYouKnow wrote on Jan 11, 2012, 21:44:
Fans (read:customers) are what keeps the company (any company) alive and successful. If you want to say something and get thier attention - vote with your wallet folks. It's that simple.
As I've said repeatedly, valve could stop developing games forever and still rake in lots of cash. At this point they make FAR more from operating steam than making games. Fans of valve games are unlikely to stop using steam just because valve may not be talking about or perhapd not even doing hl3.

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7. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 23:57 Nucas
 
if this gained enough mass, i think valve could be passing up a good opportunity for some positive pr by ignoring them. i don't think it will reach that point though.  
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6. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 23:54 Pankin
 
Wow, what a totally superfluous message.

Thing is, Valve loses no matter what they do. 1) Respond with X and face wrath for responding with X. 2) Do not respond and face wrath for not responding.
 
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5. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 23:09 Bhruic
 
If it's such a big deal, don't buy it when they (eventually) release it. But crying that you are "entitled" to some information about it just makes you look like a whiny brats.  
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4. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 22:24 Cutter
 
They should throw in the addendum, 'Shit or get off the pot, Gabe. Make the damn game or give it to someone else who will.'
 
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3. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 21:53 nin
 

Occupy Gabe's Office!
 
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2. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 21:44 TheDevilYouKnow
 
Fans (read:customers) are what keeps the company (any company) alive and successful. If you want to say something and get thier attention - vote with your wallet folks. It's that simple.
 
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1. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 11, 2012, 21:30 xXBatmanXx
 
Considering their Holiday and Summer camp groups didn't do all that well, even to give away stuff, I don't see this going very far.  
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