Valve doesn’t want to ‘nickel-and-dime’ you

With charges for downloadable content being something of a hot topic, after the debacle over Epic wanting to give us Gears of War maps for free, but being forced at gunpoint to accept wads of cash for them, Counter-Strike and Half Life developer Valve have leapt on the opportunity for good PR by saying they don’t intend to charge for any DLC they may run.

“You buy the product, you get the content,” Valve’s Robin Walker informed Eurogamer. Reassuring news I suppose, but one would assume Valve’s merely trying to make themselves look really good next to the console market’s love of anally abusing its customers. Somewhat like the clever boy in class who swiftly answers a question that his classmate failed, so he appears smart until that same classmate drowns him in the toilet at lunchtime.

“We make more money because more people buy it, not because we try and nickel-and-dime the same customers.” But enough about that, how did you get that freakin’ valve in the bald dude’s head!?

Jim Sterling