Known games: Half-Life, Portal, Counter Strike
Above all others on this list, Valve Corporation teases Nintendo console owners with award winning titles which fit the mold for intuitive gameplay design that Nintendo expects from developers. Valve, primarily developing for PC and Microsoft consoles, have always been known to build first person shooters. Unforgettable classics that stand out include Team Fortress, Day of Defeat, Counter Strike, and the legendary Half-life series. What exactly sets Valve apart from other developers? Commitment to their customers. By building a remarkable game engine (Source), Valve commits itself to tweaking and fine tuning their games to be the most enjoyable experience, even if that particular game is two, five, or even ten years down the line. Their most recent masterpieces, Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source, Counter Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2, and Portal, long to be developed for Nintendo consoles.
Why should Valve develop software for Nintendo consoles?
Every Steam owner (Valve’s game social/download service for games) knows that Valve’s source engine games emphasis pure entertaining gameplay without requiring a powerful PC rig. Their solid library could easily adapt to the Wii’s hardware, while the controls would be tailored to the accurate FPS begging Wii remote. Valve’s founder, Gabe Newell, has even gone as far to tease fans with a Portal Wii rumor, but nothing more has been said on the subject.
Hopefully one day we will hear GLaDOS speak from the bowels of a Nintendo console. “The cake is a lie.”
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