Google to buy Valve?

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Dev Posted: Wed, Sep 17 2008 2:07 PM

There is a rumor floating around the net that Google are intending to buy Valve (Half-Life/Counter Strike etc.)

Inquirer

 http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/09/17/google-valve

MSN

http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=9632519

Tech Radar

http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/opinion-google-buying-valve--465704

Like I said its just a rumor. Apparently Doug Lombardi (Valve PR) dismissed it as speculation.
This reminds me of the time rumors about ATI/AMD merger were flying around.

Why would Google go into gaming? Microsoft have a strong portfolio on gaming and I would imagine Google would want to go for the gullet of Microsoft.

Do I believe it myself? I don't know. Google have stated that they will always do search and won't branch to other areas. However if they can fit search into gaming it would fig the jig-saw piece. Same reasons they branched into email, documents, maps etc. Bring search to new areas. If this is 10% true its worth conversation.

Would I like to see Valve 'sell out', I'm just happy the rumours aren't EA buying them out.


Apologies for having to post url and not a link I can't seem to get the links to work. Will try on another browser later.

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Would I like to see Valve 'sell out', I'm just happy the rumours aren't EA buying them out.

So true! Plus maybe with google on there side they can finish up Half-Life 2 episode 3 Before I die.

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Dev replied on Wed, Sep 17 2008 5:09 PM

Apologies but this is a duplicate thread. Same thread was posted in the Rumours section a few hours ago. Didn't realize. Link for further discussion.

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/40115/315200.aspx#315200

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