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Valve Decided to Approve That Divekick Game

And something called Deadly Premonition, too.

In the latest string of Greenlight approvals for Steam, Valve accepted fan favorites Divekick, Deadly Premonition, and a slew of others.

The complete list is as follows:

Valve covered a wide range of games here, from crowd-backed prospects (Among the Sleep, A Hat in Time), to already released games seeking a bigger home (Rekoil, Operation Black Mesa), to the types of games one wouldn't ordinarily think needed to go down this road (Deadly Premonition).

In case you missed it, Divekick now has a release date, too: August 20. That’s for the $10 version on PlayStation 3 and Vita, which comes with the always welcomed Cross Buy support. I wouldn’t be surprised if the PC version joined that date, too. I could track Dave Lang down in Chicago and ask him? Nah.

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Posted by phrosnite

I'm sorry guys, but Deadly Premonition is a garbage game. I watched the Endurance Run because of the GB crew - their commentary.

Edited by Jayzz

PLEASE DO THESE MORE! I'm too lazy to check greenlight myself.

Edited by FunkasaurasRex

Dope. Cook serve delicious is still caught in greenlight limbo though. Go vote for that.

Posted by danlongman

I actually really like Deadly Premonition

Edited by iAmJohn
@phrosnite said:

I'm sorry guys, but Deadly Premonition is a garbage game. I watched the Endurance Run because of the GB crew - their commentary.

Your opinions are wrong and morally abhorrent. Be ashamed.

In other news, looks like I'm buying two copies of Divekick.

Posted by Ataribomb

Definitely excited to own the Director's Cut on PC. Also can't wait to see what the modding community will do for this game.

Posted by Grissefar

I'm sorry guys, but Deadly Premonition is a garbage game. I watched the Endurance Run because of the GB crew - their commentary.

C'mon man, don't suck such a dick.

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Posted by Tondo

God damn, thats a promising looking list of games !

Posted by aquacadet

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Posted by PimblyCharles

as I've already sold my PS3 & 360 to be a full-time PC gamer, Deadly Premonition coming to Steam sounds great. I've been dying to actually play it (and not just watch).

Also good for that Dave Lang dude, even though he's an asshole. <jk>

Posted by BaconGames

If I remember correctly, then the PC version is real close if not day and date if they got Greenlit by the end of July.

Basically it's now going to be Ramon's nightmare to get that version finished before 20th :D

Edited by ExitDose

Broforce is so damn good. I'd recommend going to their site and playing the flash prototype. It's one of the best action platformers that I've played in recent memory.

Posted by UncleBenny

DAVE LANG DUMP TRUCK BEEP BEEP GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Edited by Ladnar
Posted by Hailinel

@aquacadet: Why? Divekick doesn't deserve special treatment. It got in once it got the votes.

Posted by csl316

Yay, now Dave Lang could afford some Portillo's!

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Great news! Divekick looks rad, and Deadly Premonition is one of the greatest games ever made!

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Posted by Phished0ne

YES! YES YES YES!

Posted by Rirse

Life is beautiful.

Posted by Zaxex

Black Mesa? Isn't that a fan made Half-Life remake? How could they sell that?

Posted by 5Figh

@csl316 said:

Yay, now Dave Lang could afford some Portillo's!

monetarily yes

dietarily no

Posted by BabyChooChoo

I'm not surprised, but I'm so goddamn glad A Hat in Time made it through Greenlight. That style of game seems all but extinct these days even on Nintendo consoles.

And, of course, I'm super pumped for Divekick. I really like fighting games and the way it distills the entire genre down to it's very core is fascinating to me. I think it's a deceptively brilliant video game that might fly under the radar of a lot of people, but whatever, looks crazy fun to play.

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Posted by Xymox

Divekick should be on every platform.

Posted by Sphinx

I like how cook, serve, delicious straight up put the Giant Bomb quick look in the video queue for their greenlight page. GB helping sell quality.

Posted by Grissefar

@grissefar said:

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Oh that's their reason, for not letting quality titles onto the service, while letting shit like that recent biker game in? Ha ! Ha ! That's the stupidest thing I ever heard.

Posted by Evelgest

Definitely happy for Keits and Iron Galaxy. I'm still bummed about Cook Serve Delicious. Let's get it greenlit!

Posted by Metal_Mills

@grissefar said:

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Yet shit like WarZ/Infestation gets past greenlight.

Posted by TheShoebox

@zaxex said:

Black Mesa? Isn't that a fan made Half-Life remake? How could they sell that?

Operation Black Mesa is a different thing, seemingly. A Source remake of Opposing Force.

Edited by paulunga

Huh, that Chasm game looks interesting. I wouldn't mind a new Metroid-style game.

Edit: Goddamn, and it's Kickstarter's already over with barely any of the stretch goals reached. :( You disappoint me, internet.

Posted by churrific

Good on them.

Posted by Undeadpool

If they can clean up Deadly Premonition, I might actually pick it up. Last I heard, Director's Cut was a MESS (and not in the charming way, in the hideous framerate/game-stopping glitches way)

Posted by Hassun

Dave Lang is giving me a free PSN copy of DIVEKICK. I will surely buy a steam version as well to support the good cause.

Posted by radioactivez0r

If the publisher of Deadly Premonition never published a game on Steam before, I don't know why they'd deserve any special treatment.

Edited by buckybit

Definitely excited to own the Director's Cut on PC. Also can't wait to see what the modding community will do for this game.

Now, THAT sounds exciting! Give us the assets and we'll do the rest ... :)

Posted by mrcraggle

@hassun said:

Dave Lang is giving me a free PSN copy of DIVEKICK. I will surely buy a steam version as well to support the good cause.

Ditto

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

FUCK YES.

Posted by RecSpec

The best news.

Posted by Reisz

Deadly Premonition mods are going to be pretty crazy you guys.

Posted by D_W

Can you feel the storm? DIVEKICK!

It also amazes me that Deadly Premonition appear about a month ago on Greenlight and has already been greenlit. It goes to show how absurd that system is.

Edited by smokyexe

Weekly update for greenlighted stuff would be awesome!

Posted by PollySMPS

I was having kind of a crapp-o day, then Dive Kick, Deadly Premonition, and Shelter got greenlit and now I feel at least a little bit better. ;D

Posted by Brackynews

@phrosnite: It totally is an underbudget crap game engine, but like a B movie, or the TV series that it owes so much to, that doesn't make it less fun. It's a modern cult classic. If it was anything but what it is, without charm or character, nobody would care. But it now has two progressively improved re-releases, and that just doesn't happen to actual garbage.

@buckybit: Bicycle riding confirmed!!! :D

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Great success.

Posted by Vuud

@aquacadet said:

@grissefar said:

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Yet shit like WarZ/Infestation gets past greenlight.

Yep, if that's what steam is trying to do they're too late. They totally blew their credibility to let War Z be sold for money, then when the shit storm came down, let them change the name and keep selling it.

I don't like greenlight. Democracy just doesn't work.

Posted by iAmJohn
@vuud said:
@metal_mills said:

@aquacadet said:

@grissefar said:

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Yet shit like WarZ/Infestation gets past greenlight.

Yep, if that's what steam is trying to do they're too late. They totally blew their credibility to let War Z be sold for money, then when the shit storm came down, let them change the name and keep selling it.

I don't like greenlight. Democracy just doesn't work.

Wait, Infestation is just War Z under a different name? Holy shit, how were they able to get away with that?

Posted by Nardak

Time for some coffee.

Posted by Scarabus

Please present me with a table so I can flip and divekick it.

Posted by fisk0

@iamjohn said:
@vuud said:
@metal_mills said:

@aquacadet said:

@grissefar said:

Anyway, I don't get this Greenlight thing. Why is it such a big deal to get a game published on Steam? Shouldn't be such a hassle for a completed game to be on steam.

Cause they don't want total trash on their service. The idea is to let the community figure out what they want. That said a game like divekick shouldn't have been held out for this long.

Yet shit like WarZ/Infestation gets past greenlight.

Yep, if that's what steam is trying to do they're too late. They totally blew their credibility to let War Z be sold for money, then when the shit storm came down, let them change the name and keep selling it.

I don't like greenlight. Democracy just doesn't work.

Wait, Infestation is just War Z under a different name? Holy shit, how were they able to get away with that?

Should be clarified that The War Z wasn't voted through Greenlight, it could be released apparently even without any certification process because the publisher already had a game on Steam (I think it was War Inc., but I don't exactly remember, when they republished War Z as Infestation: Survivor Stories they changed the name of the developer and publisher companies).

The weird thing now is that it seems like some developers that already have games on Steam need to go through Greenlight to get released, which doesn't quite make sense either.

Edited by ChrisTaran

The Deadly Premonition thing has never made sense. It's a major title previously released on 2 major platforms with proven sales and a fanbase. If any game should not need to go through Greenlight it's a game like this.

Edited by Little_Socrates

Still bums me out that Depression Quest never made it through.

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