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TOPIC: LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve?

LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343746

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Yes, it's The Inquirer saying this. But the hints are there (Valve talking about wanting to be purchased, rumours of Google getting into game publishing, etc.).If I was Gaben, I'd take a slice of the Google pie. Then again, Google would have one more platform they can use to target you with ads. :badgrin:
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343753

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I'm pretty sure Valve wouldn't sign a deal with Google if Google had any plans of smattering our asses with ads through Steam anytime soon.And I don't need to see Google ad's in billboards during HL2: Episode 3 :(
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343755

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The Inquirer is also the same site that said every Geforce 9600, 9800, and 8800 are defective. I really hope its not true. I can't stand google.
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343764

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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343774

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Why would a self-made company want to be bought?
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343781

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BBboy20;343774 wrote:
Why would a self-made company want to be bought?
Good question, but it happens everyday.
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343784

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BBboy20;343774 wrote:
Why would a self-made company want to be bought?
You get all the resources in the world if you were to be purchased by someone like Google.It's a different story if you create a startup that manages to become the Google or Microsoft of *insert your industry here*. But for small companies it could be a godsend to get purchased. They can worry more about creating products/services instead of having to hunt and cut deals on resources to create said products.I'm not saying Valve is small and needs Google's help, but it might not be a bad thing for them them to have easy access to Google's server farms.
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LOLWUTRUMOUR: Google to Purchase Valve? 11 years 2 months ago #343790

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When I said "self-made", I meant that they managed to become successful w/o any major aid.Even then, wouldn't they also worry about control and the actual support?
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