Jay Pinkerton (Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2 writer) has left Valve.

thecosmicfly

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So hold on... are you telling me there's a slight possibility that this might impact the development of Half Life 3?
 

Hazmat

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If I had that kind of talent and resume I'd want to work someplace making games too.
 

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the past decade has been pretty heinous for valve creatively. ten years ago they had this influx of hilarious and great writing talent and i thought for sure it would never end. or at least produce more than two games.
 

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So after the departure of Valve writers Marc Laidlaw, Erik Wolpaw, and Chet Faliszek, I figured Jay Pinkerton's exit would only be a matter of time. Best of luck to all of them with their future endeavors.
 

Izcarielo

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I would have never ever imagined that Valve would end like this. So anticlimactic. It feels like a bad joke honestly.
Do we even know what is Valve doing appart from DOTA and managing the store?
 

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I would have never ever imagined that Valve would end like this. So anticlimactic. It feels like a bad joke honestly.
Do we even know what is Valve doing appart from DOTA and managing the store?
They did say they're working on three games.
 

Drencrom

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At this point I'm happy to see talent leave Valve for greener pastures.

Being a writer at a company like Valve must be creatively soul-crushing.
 

Ploid 3.0

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So hold on... are you telling me there's a slight possibility that this might impact the development of Half Life 3?
This will actually speed up development of HL3. Before he left it was at 0.00000002304% per year, now it's estimated to make progress at 0.0000000235973% per year. That's quite the improvement.
 

MUnited83

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I would have never ever imagined that Valve would end like this. So anticlimactic. It feels like a bad joke honestly.
Do we even know what is Valve doing appart from DOTA and managing the store?
Working on full-fledged development of three games.
Can we be upset that they have stopped making new games altogether?
They haven't stopped.
 

Intheflorsh

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Working at Valve has to be a terrible experience for driven creative people that actually want to accomplish things.
 

Iced

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I had no idea he worked for Valve. I frequented his site in the mid-2000s. He had some solid material on there.

 

Zia

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They have a HUGE update on the way for Team Fortress 2, the biggest ever, after they left the game's matchmaking broken for an entire year and without a content update. Also, they just released a really half-baked campaign for CS:GO and Dota 2 gets updated with cosmetics literally all the time, so back off buddy.
 

ymgve

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Working at Valve has to be a terrible experience for driven creative people that actually want to accomplish things.
Zachtronics dude was there for ten months, then quit. And after a few months of freedom he released Shenzhen IO.