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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:27am 31/08/11 | 12 Comments
Eurogamer (by way of Gamasutra) has pointed out that in a recent interview discussing all things Dota 2 and Valve, Gabe Newell explained that Portal 2 was more successful on PC than console, while Left 4 Dead 2, surprisingly, was the reverse.

"We can never predict; I mean we just try to build good games and then we tend to be surprised," he told Gamasutra. "Portal 2 did better on the PC than it did on the consoles; Left 4 Dead did better on the consoles than it did on the PC.

"So you know we don't try to guess, because we're not sure what value there is to guessing," he added.



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Nerfy
Posted 11:23am 31/8/11
It's because PC players are refined intellectuals who enjoy humorous romps through science facilities.

Whereas console players are mindless dolts who want to see blood and zombie guts.

(this post brought to you by baiting sarcasm)

On a side note, my sister reckons that Dues Ex HR is the biggest game of the year, going by sales at her work (largest JB in melbourne or somesuch), which suggests that the glorious old-school pc master race still lingers. Watching, and waiting.
Khel
Posted 11:27am 31/8/11
Its easy to be the biggest game of the year, when the other really big games haven't come out yet :P
Nerfy
Posted 11:31am 31/8/11
Good point.

Though, looking through a list... there was Pokemon Black & White, Dragon Age II, Total War Shogun 2, Crysis 2, Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever - Few biggies this year already, and many more awesome ones to come. :D
groganus
Posted 11:31am 31/8/11
What khel said. when mw3, skyrim and rage hit shelves deus ex will be just a blip in the sales figures.
thermite
Posted 11:46am 31/8/11
These threads with little gamer nerds talking up unknown games as being better than Portal 2 are hilarious.

What are they, some games where you run around shooting stuff in a war or as part of a tactical team... haven't seen that before!
kirkoswald
Posted 12:07pm 31/8/11
The PC master race know a good thing when they see it
skythra
Posted 12:13pm 31/8/11
Its easy to be the biggest game of the year, when the other really big games haven't come out yet :P

if it's bigger than 8 months of the year, that's not small.
Scooter
Posted 12:13pm 31/8/11
I wonder if they counted in the 'PC sales' all the free copies people got for buying it on PS3?
Also, Nerf mentioned a Sister, therefore we require Pics.
Raider
Posted 12:34pm 31/8/11
fkn pokemon, wish i thought of it i'd be in the moneys
Outlaw
Posted 05:22pm 31/8/11
I wonder if they counted in the 'PC sales' all the free copies people got for buying it on PS3?
Also, Nerf mentioned a Sister, therefore we require Pics.

couldnt agree more. you mention sister. you post pix
Shaexen
Posted 07:08pm 31/8/11
Do not forget with LFD2 there was a lot of controversy at the time and it being essentially reskin of LFD1 plus some new bosses.

See PC gamers are much more discerning with what they buy. But if you deliver a quality AAA title the PC master race will come out in droves.
jconradr
Posted 10:15pm 31/8/11
Hahaha "PC Master Race", love it
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