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08 Jun 2009

This kind of thing pisses me off:

A user group which opened within the last few days on Valve's Steam Community is actively calling for a boycott of [Left 4 Dead 2] and has nearly 17,000 members as I write this. [...]

The group also has requests [sic]:

  • That Valve honor its commitment to release ongoing periodic content for Left 4 Dead.
  • That Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.
  • That Left 4 Dead owners be given discounts for Left 4 Dead 2, should it be released as premium content.

I'm sick and tired of these stupid internet petitions complaining that fucking awesome shit is somehow not awesome enough, and that we therefore deserve to get it for free, or for a discount, or whatever. This blatant sense of entitlement is an embarrassment to the gaming community. It makes gamers look childish, immature, selfish, and petty.

Shut up and let Valve make their game. If you don't like what they produce, then walk away. But don't be so arrogant as to expect to bend them to your will with your angry internet petition.

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