Valve Crowned the Winner of March Mayhem 2014

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[Fry]I'm shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked.

I'd like to congratulate the winners.
I was so close this year. maybe I'll win in 2015

Looks like nothing's changed around here. Valve are good but they're not that good dammit.

VulakAerr:
Ahh... this must be because of the incredible game Valve developed in the past year that everyone's still talking about.

You mean Dota and CS:GO? Two games that have enormous communities and massive tournaments year round? Yeah, NOBODY ever talks about them...

And besides, those are opposed to what? A semi-sequel to a strategy game all but a niche crowd barely even remembers having existed?[1]

Oh yeah. Valve clearly stole this vote out of fanboyism only...

Oh wait, no it's just because they have an army of ridiculous fanboys who would rather the studio never developed anything except a sales platform and some fucking hats for fear of tainting something that was massively over-rated in the first place. Yes, fuck you too, swamp section.

Cute.

Now let's talk about that Mass Effect 3 ending...

Gamer culture used to mean something positive, something progressive that even those of us who've grown up with it into middle age could be proud of. Now it just means being a child too closed-minded and insecure to open their eyes to new things. This is why we get sequels from established companies all the time. This is why studios play it safer and safer. Grow up.

Classy finish. It's certainly the "grown up" way to react to others that hold differing opinions than you do.

TopazFusion:

True, but still, Bioware has come second more times then Valve has come first.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Escapist_(magazine)#March_Mayhem:_Developer.27s_Showdown

But no one ever seems to complain about that.

Well of course not! They actually like Bioware, so god forbid they complain about it incessantly dominating the competition just as much as Valve does.

[1] Just for clarity's sake, I actually thoroughly love the newest XCom games. It's one of the reasons I voted Firaxis so far into the tourney.

Well it's no surprise Valve won this year like the last 3 times they have, maybe a dev I actually like might have a slim 55 chance of winning next year perhaps?, nah that would be asinine and silly to have hope that someone different than Valve could possibly stand a chance to win next year let alone the few years after that, can't beat the overwhelming can do no wrong sentiments on here as the last page has beautifully shown towards differing users.

VulakAerr:
Ahh... this must be because of the incredible game Valve developed in the past year that everyone's still talking about.

Oh wait, no it's just because they have an army of ridiculous fanboys who would rather the studio never developed anything except a sales platform and some fucking hats for fear of tainting something that was massively over-rated in the first place. Yes, fuck you too, swamp section.

Gamer culture used to mean something positive, something progressive that even those of us who've grown up with it into middle age could be proud of. Now it just means being a child too closed-minded and insecure to open their eyes to new things. This is why we get sequels from established companies all the time. This is why studios play it safer and safer. Grow up.

I wouldn't call Firaxis a "baby developer" although they may release games every single year, they release great games like Civ V and GREAT DLC, and get a lot of updates done to the games to get them at their best, they're still updating Civ V. The reason people like me are mad that Valve won is because a lot of people voting (probably not everyone who voted for them) voted because of Steam, but like I said their are plenty of people that voted because of their actual games.

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