Valve is making a new game!

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#1 Edited by pyrodactyl (4147 posts) -

Blizzard and Valve ripping each other off is some kind of running gag at this point huh? Guess you can't ever get enough of that sweet sweet whale milk.

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#2 Edited by Redhotchilimist (2517 posts) -

Can't top that reaction, I'm laughing my ass off.

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#3 Posted by imhungry (848 posts) -

That is beautiful.

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#5 Posted by Efesell (3333 posts) -

Of course Brad Muir would be working on this.

Well whatever I have no beef with the Valve-Blizzard Ouroboros.

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#6 Posted by BoccKob (471 posts) -

The palpable despair flooding from that room gives me more joy than any legitimate Valve game ever could.

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#7 Posted by TheHT (15174 posts) -

That reaction is, *muah*, perfection.

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#8 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10825 posts) -

@theht: Vinny homecooking couldn't top it.

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#9 Edited by Panfoot (182 posts) -

I think now I have actually 100% given up on Half Life 3 ever happening. I suppose there was still a 1% bit of hope left before, but it's gone now.

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#10 Edited by IVDAMKE (1744 posts) -

Either way I was disappointed, before the card game bit I immediately had "oh a destiny like game" in my head purely based on this image and the prior coloured variant of the logo denoting colour coded loot.

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#11 Edited by andythemeZ (255 posts) -

Amazed that even at an event celebrating today's free2play, low-fi isometric, casino-loot, e-sport, damn right we got a superbowl-commercial, whale chasin', best-value era of gaming... people still kinda secretly wish Valve would make "real" videogames again.

If the tech-hipsters that spend $10,000 a month on F2P games find a new way to show off to their cubicle buds, and e-sports comes down to modest sustainable reality like World Series of Poker did after its 2003-08 ish hysteria, Half Life 3 will maybe be a necessity. Never wanted them to stop making those types of games, just to find an excuse to still make HL3/Portal3/TF3/LFD3.

That collective moan sure felt like a big sign that this gold rush has become too saturated. Like starting a hardcore wrestling league in 2001.

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#12 Posted by jiggajoe14 (1815 posts) -

That reaction had me cracking up.

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#13 Edited by Nightriff (7182 posts) -

Card games the new MOBAs?

Feel like valve is late to this party UNLESS the card game is vastly different from hearthstone and carves it's own market out. Honestly it's a waste of Muir...

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#14 Posted by ZolRoyce (1761 posts) -

When Brad Muir was hired by them, I had a moment where I was kind of worried he wouldn't actually make any games and just make like, hats or some shit.
I have zero interest in any card game, but good for him he got to make something.

I remember when I used to be excited when Valve did something, they even soft announced those VR games a while back, and I just don't care. The silence and unfinished nature of Half-life was rubbish, they let their store flood with the most garbage of games (and developers) without caring, and now their latest game is another card game. Whoop-de-dooo. Gabe reminds me of George Lucas at this point, just let someone else take over because you're ruining everything.

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#15 Posted by Goboard (265 posts) -

I really want to know what everyone in that arena was expecting. That turn from anticipation to near total disappointment was harsh.

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#16 Posted by flatblack (73 posts) -

Couldn't think of a combination I'd like to play less than Dota and CCG.

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#17 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7677 posts) -

That synchronized "Awwwww" was perfect.

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#18 Posted by sfw44 (241 posts) -

That was the best reaction. Damn it Valve!

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#19 Posted by Brendan (9137 posts) -

Haha oh no, that was such a brutal reaction!

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#20 Edited by floydeo (462 posts) -
@ivdamke said:

Either way I was disappointed, before the card game bit I immediately had "oh a destiny like game" in my head purely based on this image and the prior coloured variant of the logo denoting colour coded loot.

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Really why?

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#21 Posted by Sinusoidal (3604 posts) -

Is Valve officially completely out of touch? Did they expect cheering?

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#22 Posted by hansolol (818 posts) -

ha, get trolled internet

get artifukt

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#24 Posted by BoccKob (471 posts) -
@zolroyce said:

I remember when I used to be excited when Valve did something, they even soft announced those VR games a while back, and I just don't care. The silence and unfinished nature of Half-life was rubbish, they let their store flood with the most garbage of games (and developers) without caring, and now their latest game is another card game. Whoop-de-dooo. Gabe reminds me of George Lucas at this point, just let someone else take over because you're ruining everything.

Don't forget they're still angling to bring paid mods back with zero oversight or support on their part!

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#25 Posted by sodapop7 (647 posts) -

Blow me Valve.

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#26 Edited by Onemanarmyy (3345 posts) -

I guess it made sense. Brad Muir loves Dota and Magic. 1+1=2

Random info from Day9 on stream:

There are three game boards that represent the lanes

You control 5 heroes, just like DotA

You can equip item cards on to the Heroes that you buy with gold

There are creeps that spawn every turn

You can play creature cards

Some cards are cast on the lane and have persistent effects on that lane

Each Hero has abilities like their DotA counterparts ("You can cast track on a Hero as Bounty Hunter and get extra Gold")

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#27 Edited by BabyChooChoo (6841 posts) -

God forbid they actually showoff the game though. Valve being Valve, they have to be all obtuse and shit even at their own goddamn event. I mean...really? They just put out a "trailer" with the logo and name of the game. That doesn't exactly scream "this is a product we're confident in/one we believe will be out any time even remotely soon." Not that it matters I suppose since it is a Valve joint. The fact that they're putting out anything at this point is hype enough for most people. I want it to be great, but they could not have chosen a worse way to announce it.

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#28 Edited by glots (3609 posts) -

I almost got excited.

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#29 Posted by OurSin_360 (5746 posts) -

"Dota...card ga..ahhhhh" lmaooo

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#30 Edited by ArbitraryWater (15162 posts) -

Finally, all the mechanical obtuseness and opportunities for micro-transactions of DOTA and Heathstone rolled into one product! It's a gold mine I tell ya!

That reaction though... kinda amazing. It's like when Sony announced that AT&T would be the exclusive carrier for the Vita.

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#31 Edited by doctordonkey (1574 posts) -

Does a DotA card game need such a grandiose, ethereal mystical logo, name and reveal? It's a fuckin card game, we already know what it's gonna be like, you don't have to hide it and be all hush hush about it.

That reaction is brutal, hilarious and completely justified. Everyone was on the same page in that room.

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#32 Posted by ripelivejam (12419 posts) -

I don't see a problem with this, though it's entering quite the crowded field. I just don't know how you would announce this right now without causing immense disappointment. Maybe they should have had a blurb just saying, "Hey, we're making a DOTA card game. Details to follow."

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#33 Posted by personandstuff (584 posts) -

Double the Dota revenue!

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#34 Posted by Boonsong (1661 posts) -

That clip was fucking hilarious. Hahaha such a perfectly timed reaction.
I mean sure, card games are popular from what I understand.

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#35 Edited by TehPickle (688 posts) -

Oh sweet baby Jesus! I don't think they could've possibly developed a product I could be less interested in!

That reaction was perfect, and very well deserved.

Eff Valve.

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#36 Posted by dudeglove (13183 posts) -

What the fuck is wrong with Valve? They never have to worry about money again yet they only make games designed around making money? At this point they're starting to look a LOT like Konami, in that their IPs are neglected in favor of making stupid gambling apps.

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#37 Edited by SloppyDetective (1395 posts) -

Whale milk?

I've pretty much written off virtual ccgs, but Brad Muir is a cool dude that makes cool games, so I might check this out.

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#38 Edited by Onemanarmyy (3345 posts) -

@dudeglove: Brad Muir likes Magic the gathering.

Will be interesting to see how it stacks up to hearthstone.

It being attached to the steam market could make this a lot less p2w. I rather buy 10 useful cards instead of buying 10 cardpacks. Decently liked hearthstone in the first month, but realized that as more cards were made, the p2w bullshit would take over.

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#39 Posted by Teddie (2029 posts) -

At least make it a new IP...

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#40 Posted by paulmako (1934 posts) -

What the fuck is wrong with Valve? They never have to worry about money again yet they only make games designed around making money?

Why else would any big company make a game?

If this isn't about money, it's about finding a way to have DotA brand exposure on smartphones. Can't fit in a game of DotA 2 before your flight? Now you can enjoy all of your favourite heroes and items 24/7 on your phone!

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#41 Posted by Bollard (7911 posts) -

That reaction is savage.

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#42 Edited by matoya (775 posts) -

Literally who gives a FUCK about card games

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#43 Posted by Tennmuerti (9328 posts) -

10/10 - audience reaction

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#44 Posted by nnickers (399 posts) -

What the fuck is wrong with Valve? They never have to worry about money again yet they only make games designed around making money? At this point they're starting to look a LOT like Konami, in that their IPs are neglected in favor of making stupid gambling apps.

Relax, they're serving an audience: you may not, but a lot of people like card games. I include myself there; I'm much more excited to see what this is than I would be interested in a new Half Life at this point. Half of the reactions in this thread are really beyond the pale.

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#45 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

Wow how creative Valve.

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#46 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

@nnickers said:
I'm much more excited to see what this is than I would be interested in a new Half Life at this point. Half of the reactions in this thread are really beyond the pale.

Sorry but I imagine you are on a one man island with that opinion. Another card game is super boring right now.

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#47 Posted by D4RKSH33P (159 posts) -
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@nnickers said:
I'm much more excited to see what this is than I would be interested in a new Half Life at this point. Half of the reactions in this thread are really beyond the pale.

Sorry but I imagine you are on a one man island with that opinion. Another card game is super boring right now.

Uh huh. That's, like, your opinion and stuff. I'd find another FPS super boring right now.

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#49 Posted by D4RKSH33P (159 posts) -

@artisanbreads: Yeah, God forbid anyone would iterate on an idea that is in a realm where there already is a hungry and stagnant market...

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#50 Edited by Darknorth (198 posts) -

It's as though billions of voices made fart noises in unison, and then fell silent, from indifference.

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