Last week we reported on the new collaboration between Capcom and Valve called Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2. Before we only had a handful of screenshots to go by, but now a trailer has been released that features Left 4 Dead survivors Nick, Ellis, Coach, and Rochelle. The footage is of course taken from the recently released PC version of Resident Evil 6 and its exclusive new mode, The Mercenaries: No Mercy.
In one of the strangest moves in recent weeks, Capcom and Valve have announced a brand new collaboration to bring their two zombie franchises together. Called Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2, this new project will bring free downloadable content to both games on the PC through Steam. The upcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6 will see the addition of Nick, Ellis, Coach, and Rochelle from Left 4 Dead 2 in the game’s new mode, The Mercenaries No Mercy.
When Gabe Newell sits down to talk about something, you can pretty much guarantee that it will be both interesting and insightful. This was the case with the keynote talk he did today for the D.I.C.E. 2013 event in Last Vegas. The Valve boss touched upon a number of topics such as the company’s upcoming Steam box, the problems with cloud gaming, and the company’s historical models on how to design single and multiplayer games.
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On this week’s episode: Rin and Yomaru go after Dotta’s crown of tears at full force. Yomaru then gets confused as he explains the indie game Perspective and the group starts hating on vampires and werewolves as they digest Millennium Snow by Bisco Hatori. Finally, they analyze Valve’s surprising move of jumping into the hardware race and start giving their thoughts on the best and worst games/developments of 2012.
Manga of the Week: Millennium Snow
After many rumors over the past few months over a ‘Steam Box‘, Valve confirmed at the VGA’s last Friday that they do indeed plan to get into the hardware business. According to Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell, Steam’s Big Picture mode (their redesigned UI for TV’s) was only the start, and that gamers should start seeing dedicated Steam hardware as early as next year. Right now their goal is to figure out how to make computers function just as well as the other devices in your living room.
Some frequent browsers of 4chan.org’s video game board /v/ got together to pay a visit to Gabe Newell at Valve for his birthday. They sold him a real-life Mann Co. crate for $2.50, complete with a TF2 hat for him as a gift. After all that wonderful tomfoolery, Gabe and company decided to stick around and talk with everyone. Newell expressed, right off the bat, that he would be happy to answer any questions that aren’t related to Half-Life 3, and on that note, the first question that was asked addressed a recently common curiosity: ”Is Valve working on a new Source engine?”
It was bound to happen at some point in time, and I don’t think that anybody would really complain. With the recent introduction of robotized classes in TF2, it’s probably safe to say that this announced addition of zombie variants as well has rendered this a great time to be an avid Team Fortress 2 enthusiast.
After being announced back in August, Valve has finally begun to sell non-game software through the Steam store. The first round of apps released today are more on the creative side and include software for 3D modeling, photography, digital painting, and game creation.
According to a recent report, Electronic Arts was willing to fork over $1 billion in exchange for Valve. The New York Times wrote that Gabe Newell had multiple chances to sell the company, but was reluctant to do so.
With the recent addition of a $100 fee to submit a game to Steam Greenlight, many indie developers expressed their qualms with the condition, saying that it was bottlenecking the process too much, and game developers who don’t have much money are left out in the cold just as much as the trolls are.