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#1  Edited By regularassmilk

Why does Valve seem to have a dislike for the PS3?
I'm sure i've heard why before, but hey, my memory is for shit.

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They complain about the coding and what not, which is true, but they slapped together the orange box on it and now they won't make another game for the PS3 because of this.

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#3  Edited By fr0br0

Because it's hard as hell to program for and they don't want to use the resources.

Programming for a 360 is similar to a PC. But a PS3 is a whole different ballpark.

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#4  Edited By dsplayer1010

They have difficulty developing for it.
http://kotaku.com/5285207/why-valve-dont-develop-for-the-ps3

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#5  Edited By Coltonio7

The find it hard to develop for, and not worth the extra time.

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#6  Edited By primehunter326

They don't like the 360 very much either, I think their disdain for consoles isn't ust linked to the PS3.


Not that it affects me.
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#7  Edited By regularassmilk

Well Thanks Everybody!

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#8  Edited By iam3green

they don't like the developing of it. they don't like console games all that much. they are more PC developers then consoles. they even went more downhill because supposedly they are going to be releasing left 4 dead 2 instead of fixing things in the first one.  they are only like a 13 person team. when others have a lot more people working on the games.

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#9  Edited By CowMuffins

Well according to all developers: The PS3 has the hardest SDK to use out of all platforms.
I would presume that's why we have PS niche companies like Zipper and Naught Dog and the lot. They probably have worked solely with PS SDK's and don't see it very hard to use.

Also, Half Life for PS2 wasn't the finest moment in gaming history.

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#10  Edited By TheMustacheHero
@Bucketdeth said:
" They complain about the coding and what not, which is true, but they slapped together the orange box on it and now they won't make another game for the PS3 because of this. "
They didn't even port it, they got another studio to port it to the PS3 XD
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#11  Edited By spidapig64

bhecause you touch yourself at night.

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@TheMustacheHero said:
"@Bucketdeth said:
" They complain about the coding and what not, which is true, but they slapped together the orange box on it and now they won't make another game for the PS3 because of this. "
They didn't even port it, they got another studio to port it to the PS3 XD"
Yep, now they go on how they hate the PS3, but whatever, I buy all there stuff on PC, besides the upcoming L4D2.
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#13  Edited By TheMustacheHero
@Bucketdeth said:
" @TheMustacheHero said:
"@Bucketdeth said:
" They complain about the coding and what not, which is true, but they slapped together the orange box on it and now they won't make another game for the PS3 because of this. "
They didn't even port it, they got another studio to port it to the PS3 XD"
Yep, now they go on how they hate the PS3, but whatever, I buy all there stuff on PC, besides the upcoming L4D2. "
Yep, mods and skins! Plus they said L4D2 was supposedly going to allow connectivity between L4D players and L4D2 players, which is kind of stupid because then there really is no reason to get L4D2 unless you want to play as the new characters...
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#14  Edited By The_A_Drain
@Bucketdeth said:
"They complain about the coding and what not, which is true, but they slapped together the orange box on it and now they won't make another game for the PS3 because of this. "

EA handled the Orange Box for PS3, Valve didn't touch it.

They don't hate it, they just stated they have no interest in working on it, and have cited a myriad of reasons for feeling that way, mostly because it's a complete pig to code for and very very expensive to deal with, and I don't just mean the code, I mean every aspect of it is very expensive including the devkits (we're talking 10,000 dollars plus per console) and sony fees etc. It's not like Valve can afford to waste money what with Episode 3 likely to take, oh I dont know, ten million years. Imagine how long it would take them and their perfectionist attitude to learn the ins and outs of the PS3, we'd be waiting until 2078 just for a teaser trailer.