Valve has been unveiling a few new things this week, including a new operating system for games, console hardware, and a new kind of video game controller. I hope it works for them, though me and touchpads tend to not get along too well; I like the occasional mechanical interface so I can truly express my frustration at electronic hardware.
I had done some speculation that they’d be putting something else out there for us to drool over, and I can’t help think I had some better ideas:
1. A new Steam-based music service with the exclusive album, “Gordon Freeman Sings.” Pre-orders would get a bonus track of Gordon’s duet with Chell as they did their rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Music of the Night.”
2. A hat-based economy for Left for Dead 2.
3. A new ultra-efficient and green power plant design, fueled by the rage and disappointment that there isn’t a Half-Life Episode 3 yet.
4. An explanation as to why the games I install from Steam ever seem to believe that I have the latest version of Direct X installed on my computer.
5. The name and address of whoever “borrowed” the CD key on my copy of Valve’s The Orange Box I bought a million years ago and never loaned to anyone, ever. Yeah, I bought all the games on it again for pennies later on, but it’s the principle of the thing…