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Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby hephaestos » 17 Jan 2013, 12:58

Minecraft second.... not only is it over hyped but it's a concept that was not new, just made more accessible and customizable.

I'm not saying it's not fun, heck minesweeper is fun, but that it doesn't make sense to have it there besides fanboyism on the part of Edge.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby solamon77 » 17 Jan 2013, 13:09

Mojang doesn't belong on that list with seasoned veterans and it certainly doesn't belong in 2nd place above Nintendo and Naughty Dog. They have exactly one success to their name (Minecraft) compaired to:

Valve's and NUMEROUS 5-star games AND successful distribution service which practically single-handedly revived PC gaming.

Nintendo... wow, do I really need to list all of Nintendo's amazing contributions over the years?

Naughty Dog: Everything they create is gold. They have kept the rep up for 3 console generations now.

Platinum Games: Seamless play-control and originality in the face of this console generations conformity.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby ted1138 » 17 Jan 2013, 13:10

Valve get top dev award? :shock:
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Simon_H4 » 17 Jan 2013, 13:35

250th Edge mag out today, September 17?? :shock:
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Jingee » 17 Jan 2013, 13:43

It's from the last few years guys, not "of all time"
Personally, I think they were spot-on with first choice.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Skullet » 17 Jan 2013, 13:45

This list is pretty weak, but lists by there very nature are weak.

I love Valve but I haven't exactly been excited by anything they've done since HL2, the Episodes that followed didn't set my world alight and having gone back and played them again just recently they haven't aged well. Mojang are you kidding? Minecraft was fantastic for about a week, but one game shouldn't put you in the top 5. Edge should stick to gardening tips or whatever it is they write about.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby TheLastDodo » 17 Jan 2013, 13:49

I'd find it hard to disagree with Valve, Platinum, Naughty Dog, Nintendo but Mojang?

Yes Minecraft is great, it's fun, it's different, I really enjoy it, there are lots of positives with Minecraft but it's only one game.

Where the hell is Rockstar?

Thinking back Edge aren't fans of Rockstar are they?
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Simon Carlin » 17 Jan 2013, 13:53

Edge game Ridge Racer a 9/10

They are dead to me.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Johnh420 » 17 Jan 2013, 13:57

@simon_H4 - busted! Corrected now, should of course be today, January 17th!
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby brookie_2001 » 17 Jan 2013, 13:59

That list is rubbish.
Where is Epic? Their engine powers a lot of this current generations games and no doubt will power the next generation too. Without their engine, we wouldn't have half the games we have today.

Also where is Rockstar? Have they made a bad game in recent years? Max Payne 3 was probably their "worst" game and that still turned out good. Red Dead not so long ago was clearing up at awards.

Mojang? Fairplay to Notch he made a great game with Minecraft but that is the only game he has made. Mojang have done nothing else, yet. So why are they the second best developer?

Also where is Access Games? They gave us Deadly Premonition!
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Simon Carlin » 17 Jan 2013, 14:04

Yes, but Valve made Half Life 2.

Also, they swallow.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby Madjeski » 17 Jan 2013, 14:15

Jingee wrote:It's from the last few years guys, not "of all time"
Personally, I think they were spot-on with first choice.
If this list is for the last few years why did Valve win with Half Life, that came out over a decade ago... EDGE are total s**t!
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby TheLastDodo » 17 Jan 2013, 14:20

Madjeski wrote:
Jingee wrote:It's from the last few years guys, not "of all time"
Personally, I think they were spot-on with first choice.
If this list is for the last few years why did Valve win with Half Life, that came out over a decade ago... EDGE are total s**t!


If last few years counts as this generation then they can be on there for Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Portal 2 then The Orange Box plus I guess Steam counts for something but I'm only going on quality and quantity of games produced.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby corkscru74 » 17 Jan 2013, 14:23

TheLastDodo wrote:Where the hell is Rockstar?

Thinking back Edge aren't fans of Rockstar are they?

My first thought exactly! They're one of the most consistent and influential developers of all time. Maybe it's because there hasn't been a GTA game in a few years but that's forgetting Red Dead which was amazing and LA Noire which was groundbreaking!

Mojang at number 2? Maybe deservedly so, I know they've released very few games but the fact it's such a small team that have created such a huge phenomenon in Minecraft you've got to take your hat off to them.
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Re: Valve win first Edge developer award

Postby xxstalker24xx » 17 Jan 2013, 14:24

Its their list so they can pick whoever, i am sure if any of you made a list many would be moaning that it was a crap list.
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