Flat management style doesn't mean everyone just zips around without any organization and that only fun or interesting work gets done at the expense of everything else is the thing people have been saying. When they didn't update Steam for awhile a few years back, I didn't assume they didn't find Steam interesting anymore, I just figured they were working on a big update and that's what happened.
I actually prefer the quiet approach from Valve on their internal projects because they take so long that I would get fed up if they did constant PR/blog/etc updates every week like other companies. It would be great if they could execute on minor iterations instead of doing large, lump sum projects but they've tried that a few times and let's be honest, it didn't work out too well. I think TF2 is the only genuine success they've had there and that was due to the nature of the content.
Anyway getting back on topic, I don't see anything wrong with this sort of community involvement. It might help prevent shit like Bad Rats from getting on the service and promote other deserving games in their place.This comment was edited on Jul 11, 2012, 11:57.
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