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Valve on the Google Rumor

We got a reply from Valve to our inquiry about the rumor circulating this morning that Google was seeking to acquire Valve (story). According to spokesperson Doug Lombardi, this is just a rumor: "It's nothing more than rumor. Valve is focused on making Left 4 Dead a great product and supporting folks like Crytek and Ubisoft who are bringing great games to Steam this year."
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10. Re: No subject Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 InBlack
 
... and supporting folks like Crytek and Ubisoft who are bringing great games to Steam this year

..Ugh...yuk....*spits some green bile to the floor*

 
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9. No subject Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 tuddies
 
Google CEO repeatedly states that Google is NOT in the content business.

 
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8. Re: No subject Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 Kxmode
 
Speaking of GOG...

Yeeeeehaw! Finally, Rednecks have arrived at GOG.com’s games catalogue.

Enter the hillbilly world and team up with Leonard and Bubba to rescue their prize-winning pig, Bessie, who's been abducted by aliens. Armed with weapons like a shotgun, rip saw and Alien Arm Gun, blast your way through the dirty south's county side by eliminating aliens, Billy Ray clones and hordes of farm animals. Redneck Rampage Collection includes Redneck Rampage, Redneck Rampage Rides Again: Arkansas and Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66.

And...

After five years of development and thirteen years after release, Stonekeep is now available at GOG.com.

As Drake, a young adventurer, you'll have to explore the ruins of Stonekeep, defeat the evil god Khull-Khuum and reclaim the land. While struggling through the dungeons you will not only bump into monsters and evil mages, but will also make friends with dwarves, elves and even a dragon. The spectacular video sequences, pre-rendered environments and breath-taking action made Stonekeep one of the best RPGs of its time.

Awesomesauce!

I'm still waiting for native Paypal support. Besides that... GOG rocks hard!

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7. rumor has it... Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 Kxmode
 
Most are based on some sort of fact

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6. Re: No subject Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 wtf_man
 
Google should buy CD Projekt's "Good Old Games"

http://www.gog.com/en/intro

Before it even get's off the ground, boost the hell out of the selection, and make sure the "updated" versions of these old games support modern display resolutions.

Possibly even port to linux and Intel Mac, too. Google has the money to do that, easy. (Which would definitely piss MS off)

 
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5. Re: No subject Sep 18, 2008, 00:44 NKD
 
While Im sure this rumor is BS, most companies about to be purchased do not come clean about it. Not sure if theres a law about spilling the beans or something but ahead of most recent buyouts I can think of, they denied it.

 
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4. Re: No subject Sep 17, 2008, 22:58 DG
 
I'm dubious that Google could expect to make more money from the games-making part, but they could definitely do more with Steam.

 
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3. No subject Sep 17, 2008, 22:38 ManUnit
 
I was wondering how long it would take a major player to buy Valve. Steam alone is worth billions to any publisher and Valve's in-house games are bankable AAA titles.

Google having the vision to go after Valve doesn't surprise me. They are a company full of clever nerds who still have a prescient take on emerging technology trends and the market cap to realize those visions.

BlizzardVision and EA are going to be sad pandas if this is more than rumor. Conversely, we the peeps will benefit from having another big-fish in the gaming pond. One with a radically different business model than the other "legacy" media conglomerates.

 
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2. Re: No subject Sep 17, 2008, 21:27 Krovven
 
Google has mentioned they are looking to get into the game business. Whether this is specific to the in-game ads business or actual game development I am unsure.

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1. No subject Sep 17, 2008, 21:22 dubfanatic
 
Why would Google buy Valve? That doesn't make any sense at all...

 
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