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So when the Steambox fails, who will buy Valve?

#11steveboblarryPosted 9/27/2013 2:31:44 PM
JonWood007 posted...
EA. And then gaming will be screwed.

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#12WyzeGyePosted 9/27/2013 2:58:01 PM
old_school227 posted...
Valve's not a public company, If they go bankrupt they're under no obligation to sell assets.


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#13ShubPosted 9/27/2013 3:17:33 PM
I'm sure they're developing SteamOS in a financially responsible manner that won't affect them much even if it tanks hard.
In the grand scheme of things their development costs are probably fairly low. SteamOS is just a custom Linux build with a controller-friendly UI. R&D for the controller might have cost them more than SteamOS itself, and I bet it still barely made a dent in their finances.
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#14Last Grand MageX2Posted 9/27/2013 3:23:53 PM
old_school227 posted...
Valve's not a public company, If they go bankrupt they're under no obligation to sell assets.


To add to this, Valve is sitting on massive amounts of capital. Steam basically mints money, while requiring very little in the way of upkeep. For Valve to lose enough money to go bankrupt would require a continuous series of terrible decisions, theres no way that the Steambox bankrupts them, even if it's a colossal failure.
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#15KidInTheHallPosted 9/27/2013 3:36:14 PM
Last Grand MageX2 posted...
old_school227 posted...
Valve's not a public company, If they go bankrupt they're under no obligation to sell assets.


To add to this, Valve is sitting on massive amounts of capital. Steam basically mints money, while requiring very little in the way of upkeep. For Valve to lose enough money to go bankrupt would require a continuous series of terrible decisions, theres no way that the Steambox bankrupts them, even if it's a colossal failure.


This.

Not to mention Gaben manufactures high quality meth in the basement of Valve HQ, they're loaded with money.

Gaben was the original Heisenberg but he was called Hindenberg.
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#16auginistePosted 9/27/2013 3:51:59 PM
so if a company's project fails, it results into them selling themselves? oh what a crappy logic.
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#17Last Grand MageX2Posted 9/27/2013 3:54:07 PM
Honestly, it's the fact that they have so much money, and release so few games that bothers me the most about Valve. They're barely a developer anymore, they're a video game retailer. They're GameStop for PC gamers.
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