One of if not the most entertaining competitive gaming events I can remember, I'm only a casual Dota fan and I was hooked from the prelims on. Amazing production, community, and play. Valve really has something here, can't wait for next year.
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Great read, had not been following this story. It's a problem with competition on every level, from Olympic badminton to video games. The flopping comparison is apt, we all know it when we see it yet when done well it's not always easy to prove. Sounds like those with power in the FGC are taking the necessary steps to ensure their product is as honest as possible, interesting quotes and opinions from a number of folks in here.
So, I don't understand. What's Polytron gonna do now without Fish?
Polytron is Fish, I don't think there's people being put out of work aside from him and Disasterpeace due to this decision.
Thanks for putting out your personal take on this strange story Patrick. I still believe if this exchange happened at a bar no one would bat an eye, the magnification of all things by the internet kind of sucks sometimes. Too much drama on all sides. Hopefully we'll play another game by Fish one day, whatever road it takes.
Good news, decent list. Valve loves their automation, seemingly to a fault when Greenlight is concerned, so the return of some aspect of curation over these past few months is most welcome. Especially when a game is on the cusp of release like DiveKick - to not have to focus time and energy into wrangling up internet votes with no guarantee it'll make top 10 by August (or at all) sounds like a big relief.
Also happy to see some longtime submissions stuck in Greenlight hell on there, another good sign. Gives hope for those that probably have given up by now, even if they deserve to be on Steam from a quality standpoint. Greenlight may still be experimental, obtuse and a pain in the ass to wade through, but at least they're being flexible with rules that don't work in practice.
Awesome work to the folks that posted their artwork in here. Man, seeing this stuff and knowing just how deep his loss has cut the industry makes me really hopeful we see an awful lot of Mr. Davis NPC's and easter eggs in games from here on out. Dude will live forever.
Ryan interviewing Tim Schafer and Brad Muir about Trenched on the rooftop of the Double Fine offices. They are drunk, rambling and get locked out.