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Postby Drusus » 13 Feb 2013, 21:11

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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby slothfull9 » 13 Feb 2013, 21:36

They ought to sack whoever's responsible for the Half-Life delay.
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby Dalaeck » 13 Feb 2013, 23:52

That's unfortunate. The games industry is pulling out a lot of hype these days but the numbers are clearly indicating that across the board the industry is in recession.
I could be convinced that an Atari-age correction is looming. The boom years were built on casual gamers, the COD players and Wii to an extent, and these may not return in the numbers seen before.
I would guess Valve would be insulated from the masses to an extent but I am clearly wrong.
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby Barca Azul » 14 Feb 2013, 00:28

This comes as a bit of a shock.
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby Solm » 14 Feb 2013, 01:10

More layoffs, I'm more than surprised Valve are laying off people. Just goes to prove no company is recession proof.
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby rubblemaker » 14 Feb 2013, 09:20

Look on the bright side, perhaps one of these ex staffs will be disgruntled enough to spill the beans on whats been going on with that.. game... they're... supposed to be... making.. Half-somethingorother 3? I forget what its called these days....
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby Welsh Jester » 14 Feb 2013, 09:34

Maybe they were told they would need to spend the next 10 years making a new engine for HL3 or leave.. :lol:
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Re: Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff

Postby MRHONGKONGDAVE » 14 Feb 2013, 10:12

Effectively if they aren't releasing many games they are just another retailer. Retail blows big at the mo!
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