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Valve Replies To L4D PS3 Rumor

The interpretation of the spoken word doesn't take much skill, but it does take attention and observation. The interpretation of the written word is that much more difficult, simply because we don't have the benefit of things like tone, facial expression, volume, and pronunciation. ...now that the linguistics lesson is over, let's get to the subject at hand.

As most of you know, it has been rumored that Left 4 Dead will come to the PlayStation 3. There has been evidence that the excellent Xbox 360 exclusive will make the leap to Sony's console; we've seen supposed pictures of the PS3 box (some claimed you could even pre-order it at Best Buy), and a UK retailer website actually listed the PS3 version for a June 5, 2009 release. However, neither Valve or EA will make any sort of confirmation or announcement. The only reply is recent, and...well, it's easy to spot the sarcasm, if you don't wish to take the words at face-value. In response to the suggestion that a PS3 port was making its way to store shelves on June 5, a Valve representative replied to CVG:

"Fantastic. I can't wait to see it."

Er...well, that certainly sounds sarcastic, especially because the implication is that the rep has never heard of a L4D PS3 project. Then again, it's not exactly a specific denial, so the optimist in us hopes for the best. There's really no knowing what will happen at this point, but Valve's icy relationship with the PlayStation brand may override EA's drive to make everything multiplatform. Who knows?

Related Game(s): Left 4 Dead

2/4/2009 Ben Dutka

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killzone100
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:46:24 AM
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He's clearly being sarcastic. It's like saying "Fantastic. I can't wait to see it." about Killzone 2 on the 360. Oh and this has been on PS3FANBOY for quite along time where do you get your info?

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Jonnyrage
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:01:39 AM

Be nice.

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Jed
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:00:35 AM
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It's like saying "ya, I can't wait to see who makes that game"

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:05:52 AM
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To be honest, Valve shouldn't even bother. Most of the PS3 community wouldn't cross the street to spit in Gabe Newell's face. And well, let's be frank, is anyone really waiting to see the next pile of garbage Valve can make on an ever aging engine? Sorry, Valve is on permanent boycott, they obviously don't care about proper optimization on multiple core processors. It's a bit beyond their abilities, I think.

And furthermore, I only purchase exclusives for my PS3. The rest I get for PC, because they're optimized better for the PC (GTAIV, for example). Valve, however, gets no such benefit from me. At the very most, I download it.


Morne

Last edited by Mornelithe on 2/4/2009 11:07:23 AM

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killzone100
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:40:05 PM

So you crossed from the HAZE boards.

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killzone100
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:40:06 PM

So you crossed from the HAZE boards.

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ShooPooMagoo
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:01:09 PM

Well, Gabe N has pretty much snubbed the PS3. Maybe it's becuase Valve have neither the skill or ability to code for it.

Still, there's plenty of quality games on my PS3 I haven't played yet. I'm not bothered about this.

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:28:47 PM

Dude GTA4 from what I heard is down right HORRENDOUS for the PC though

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 5:34:24 PM

I heard Left 4 Dead was the shiz though...

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LegioN
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:25:27 AM
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They put themselves in a position where they can kick ps3 fans where it hurts with a little sarcasm, but they can still deny it and say they were serious. They're not burrying the hatchet which would be a stupid thing to do.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:32:48 AM
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It's sad that there are companies such as Valve who stubbornly want to be Microsoft exclusive (Games For Windows and Xbox 360) forever and won't support the growing userbase of the PS3. I'd really love to play Left 4 Dead, everybody says it's an amazing game. However, I don't have a powerful PC or an Xbox 360 with Live.

Gabe Newell is a joke. Maybe most of the PS3 community ignore his ravings but I don't. He's just another lightening rod for Console Wars. He represents one of the negative aspects of the video game industry.

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coldbore
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:42:26 AM
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well it looks like they are trying to avoid saying its not coming to the ps3... they are prob gonna do this to bring our spirits up and then tear out any self-essteam we have :(

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englishgolfer
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:51:40 AM
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Fantastic! I can't wait to see it!

(see what exlamtion marks can do to the written word!) but i reckon it won't come - maybe the sequel though....

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rell
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:14:38 PM
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Its developers like this some gamers don't waste they time anymore, I did like l4d it got real boring after while.

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vatossan
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:14:57 PM
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I DONT WANT IT.IM HAPPY WITH THE PS3 GAMES THAT IT ALREDY HAS.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 5:35:50 PM

*sniff*
...but more wouldn't hurt...

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:48:24 PM
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EA has already stated they bought the rights and want to build it from the ground up, I have faith they can deliver a superior version because they know how to work with the ps3.

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Naga
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:10:49 PM
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Are you serious the game doesn't even last long? I'd rather play Haze than this travesty

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DragonSphere
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:53:21 PM

Seriously? Haze over L4D? You really not must be playing the game right, if at all. L4D is a multiplayer co-op game through and through, and it's meant to be replayed multiple times.The dynamic AI makes it a different experience everytime.

Knock Valve all you want - the lack of PS3 support is truly bothering - but it's ignorant to dismiss a game like L4D based on something like length alone.

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fundando
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:12:38 PM
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Yeah I've been playing this game on pc, It should come to ps3, I mean why not.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:17:16 PM

I have it for pc too, and i cant stand it. Valve wasted their time making this steaming load when they could have made more Half Life.
L4D has terrible gameplay, its just hordes of zombies flooding onto the street every time you round a corner. It got dull very quickly.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 4:21:58 PM

I saw "A Clockwork Orange" the other day, and it flat freaked me out, just so you know.

As much as we want to knee Mr. Newell in the balls, that still won't give us L4D PS3, which is sad.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:15:47 PM
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Ps3 owners want valve's works??!!! What is this world coming to

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Affliction17
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:21:07 PM
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I think what the rep. is saying is that valve prob. isn't going to make it EA will so they can't wait to see how it will turn out.

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HOODGE
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:57:13 PM
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Don't be disappointed guys. I've got a 360 and played the game and it was so boring killing the same zombies time and time again over just 5 levels and with a total of only 4 weapons. Yawn.Glad I rented it. Let's put it this way. Just another garbage 360 exclusive. Nothing to brag about here to the likes of what PS3 has.

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photo K
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:24:24 PM
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I like L4D, It's fun playing coOp. there are some things that are missing, like better guns and more weapons but it was the first edition. I Do wish it could port on the ps3, its still fun to play with friends and the online feature is nice if you want to play as the zombies themselves. I'm sure we'd all rave about it if it was a ps3 exclusive. I'd like it either way.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:25:46 PM
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@ Killzone100 - Yeah I was following Haze's production for a very very long time, actually ahd the game preordered for a year. Sad how it turned out, but I'd still rather play Haze than any Valve IP. Any. Funny thing is, FRD's made quite a bit from me....Valve has never, gotten 1 cent of my money, however. (Nor will they)


Morne

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photo K
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:31:23 PM
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but of course I can't "enjoy" L4D because my 360 is currently staring at me with 3 red lights :( lol

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LCF
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:42:34 PM
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Fnck valve, I'm not wasting anymore brain power on this subject. Let 'em die.

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:19:49 PM

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LCF
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:39:56 PM

Why don't you get your head out of your ass and pay attention. If you knew anything about the history of Valve you would agree with me. But having your head up your ass makes you blind to the fact. For someone to tell me not to hate, you sure do alot of hating yourself. So again, get your head out of your ass and pay attention.

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ps92117
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 2:02:01 AM

valve is game developer versios of bobby fischer. gabe literally said "I hate ps3 and sony"

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 1:56:04 PM

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LCF
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 3:07:33 PM

Damn I'm the man, I did not realize you are Gabe's love child. Relax. BTW It's no ones fault but your own being a blind microsoft lacky. So instead of TRYING to insult me, why don't you take your e-penis and use it to pry your head out of your ass and pay ATTENTION!. Or is your e-penis that small?

Why we have X360 trolls roaming around on a PS3 site or even Gabe's love children, is beyond me.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:37:38 PM

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photo K
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:48:40 PM
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why do ppl hate valve?

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Jed
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:23:39 PM

They constantly disrespect the ps3 and ps3 owners. They could make games for it, but they just don't.

When EA made the Orange Box for ps3 Valve would not release any of the updates for Team Fortress 2 that 360 and PC got.

They just ignore the ps3 market, which is stupid and demeaning.

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LCF
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 1:20:53 AM

Not only that Gabe and Valve hate consoles in general.

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:09:34 PM
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This is a great game

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Xanavi23
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:41:45 PM

AND HES BACK ! Shhh...its our secret.

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Im The Man
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 4:25:52 PM

NO IM NOT JOSH PEOPLE

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:06:45 AM

No not josh it's our other trolling fried. Who's been banned on 4 seperate occasions now.

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 9:11:31 AM

Lol shadow. I bet your finger is waiting for a slip-up so you can press that "ban" button!

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:21:33 PM
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I thought L4D was great, but does get old pretty quick.

@photo K have you seen Gabe Newell? Would you let that nasty dude be the face of your company. If he's the face I would hate to see what the company is all about. Nasty Valve!

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photo K
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:26:47 PM
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LOL no I dont know Gabe, but if he's nasty then I trust your opinion. I just think that L4D is a fun game and a L4D 2 would actually be a great game for the ps3, not only cuz it should be improved from the first one but also because we all need more zombie games. But unfortunately, the dude sounds sarcastic.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:42:30 PM

If they do make L4D 2 I really hope they make a longer single player campaign mode to. I also believe the more zombies/mutants/creatures, the better off the world is, and if Valve gets ride of that jerk Gabe Newell the better off they are.

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yzzlthtz
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 4:21:34 PM
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This statement actually implies that another studio or branch of EA might be working on the port.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 4:57:20 PM
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It's kind of hard to fire your co-founder and managing director. Gabe Newell is the Valve Corporation. He's not nasty looking. He's just morbidly obese.

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kprambo
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 5:17:10 PM
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Ohhh well I cant say that if it came out today I would even buy this game less sells for them. I cant see that doing that will be good for there stocks, I am going to be too busy today as it were I am going to be playing my killzone 2 demo I got two pre-orders from gamestop today I got one for me and one for my friend, Cuz friends dont let friends drink and drive or go with out some killzone in there ps3's.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:02:54 PM
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Left 4 Dead is ... uh, it's alright. The gameplay is superb, the graphics is UTTER GARBAGE.

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ec0li
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:16:54 PM

Graphics is not utter garbage...let's not get carried away now. I would describe it as boring and parochial. I'm basing my opinion from playing the demo only though.

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RockNRollGypsy
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 6:40:06 PM
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Oh my word....Guys Look up Gabe Newell on wikipedia. Btw im new to this site , i just created a acc so i could post in this topic. But i might aswell have a look on the forums.

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Jed
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:31:32 PM

wow I just looked it up. I hate that fat fu*k

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:11:25 PM
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"Fantastic, I can't wait to see your shareholders get pissed off when they hear this was "sarcasm"."

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ceedot
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:34:25 PM
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That's an extremely professional response.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 10:45:18 PM
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In this article written about Gabe Newell, it seems he hates everything.......



(well, everything except for.... gripping his lips around the wet, sweet, juicy, opened-valve end of a Crispy Creme Frosting's tanker truck!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 12:54:43 AM
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OOPS, my bad!
Not exactly sure why, but it looks like PSX wouldnt let me keep the link in to the article in my post above.
Oh well, anyways it was funny.

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OriginalSin
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 5:19:19 AM
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I played L4D on my buddies 360, and I must say it is a pretty awesome game but it does get boring fairly quickly. More weapons would have been better. But the AI director is a pretty sweet idea... That for me was pretty impressive.

But if they had to bring it to the PS3 I don't know if I will get it thou.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:52:33 AM
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From the response it sounds like CVG's question was news to the Valve rep. Why quote someone who's clueless in a news article? So weird.

On PS3 or not, I'm not getting L4D.

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opsdaddy
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 12:30:58 PM
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@ I'm The Man: No one here cares whether you ARE Josh, LIVE with Josh or SLEEP with him. What we DO care about is your constant need to harass, incite, mislead, distort, and aggravate the members here. You see, this is is a community with a focus, and that focus is all things PLAYSTATION. Now, if that subject genuinely interests you, and you can play well with others, we welcome your input. If, however, you are here solely to carry out the afoementioned activities, then please sir, do the following:

Drive yourself (or have your mommy drive you) to the nearest sporting goods store. Pick out a nice, well-made pocket knife--perhaps a Case, or a Buck. Once home, take your knife, head outside, and find a short, fairly-straight tree branch. Open the knife, grasp the branch, and relax. You're about to engage in the time-honored tradition of whittting.

Begin by clearing the branch of any twigs, leaves, or debris. Set the blade against the bark. Push the blade away from you, using long shallow strokes. Feel the heft of the blade as it eases through the bark into the wood below. Let your mind wander. Fantasize about the Xbox 360 features you wish existed, like built-in wireless networking, a user-upgradeable hard drive, Blu-Ray, and the like. Ruminate about game exclusives you'll never see, like God of War III, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and the rest. Don't get too depressed--there's still work to be done.

Now, concentrate on one area: the end of the branch. Rotate it slowly as you whittle it to a taper. Work carefully, smoothing as you go. See how sharp you can make it.

When you're finished, lean back, and admire your craftsmanship. You did it! Now, put your knife away, and hold the tip up to your cheek. Feel how smooth it is, and ponder all the patience and care that made it possible. When, and only when, you've done all that, draw the stick away from your cheek and... JAB IT INTO YOUR EYE! Repeat as necessary until you realize the error of your ways.

Once you've come to your senses, (and bandaged that eye) get to your computer, and write an open letter of apology to Ben and Arnold for egregiously wasting PSXE bandwidth. Then, my small-minded little xbot friend, all will be forgiven. You see, we're really a nice bunch of guys once you get to know us!!!

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LCF
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 3:36:03 PM

lmao! classic!

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:40:49 PM

U ARE THE BIGGEST IDIOT ON THIS SITE! LMAO!!! ALTHOUGH IM SURE LCF WILL DISPUTE THAT!! HAHAAHAHAH

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:42:40 PM

And one more thing opsdaddy, I OWN A PS3 U DUMB F*CK!!! TRY AGAIN HAHAHAHAHA

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:04:22 AM

This is the best post I've ever read on this site. Congratulations opsdaddy you win 64 Million Golden internets for your effort.

PS: Im The Man is officially gone. Sorry it took so long I've been having some issues this week.

Last edited by SHADOW on 2/6/2009 12:05:07 AM

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 9:16:54 AM

Jesus Christ...you have a sick, twisted mind opsdaddy.

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Jed
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 9:16:37 PM

that was pretty sick, but I agree, he really should try it. Then he should get his friends Josh and Gabe to do it too.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 4:19:47 PM
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@Opsdaddy
Amen to that!

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:41:15 PM

Idiots recognize idiots i guess... LMAO

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:00:30 AM
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@Im the man,

If you're only coming into PSE just to troll & stir s*** up with insults to others like you've been doing so far, then you too can also go the same way as Josh did too!

Either you show more respect here by making your gaming comments without all the extra insults, or don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!

Your choice

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opsdaddy
Saturday, February 07, 2009 @ 8:19:01 AM
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@ PS3_Wizard: Sick and twisted? Nah. Really, I'm just determined to help keep this place from falling prey to xbots, like most other so-called PS3 websites have. Thanks, though...

@BikerSaint: Thanks for having my six, man. I owe you one!

@Shadow: And finally, thank you, good sir, for taking out the garbage. He was really starting to stink up the place.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 12:26:42 AM
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@opsdaddy,
No problemo,
I've always been good at outing any hidden gutter rats.

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OutSpokenGamer
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 5:26:44 AM
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I'm not worried about Valve and L4D..

If we dont get L4D, I'm pretty sure sony will hook us up with something similar and better.. so valve and Gabe can continue to fu** themselves

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