Continuing his now infamous comments from last month, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has come back with more less-than-stellar comments on fellow developer Valve. After several other developers and publishers came to the defense of the Steam owners, Pitchford later elaborated his statements, but has returned to pick another bone he has with the company in a recent interview with Official Playstation Magazine, in this case about the company’s vocal disinterest in the Playstation 3 platform. Portions of the Randy’s comments, including the complaints against Valve, can be found after the jump.
“I noticed something on the net not too long ago. Doug Lombardi (Valve’s VP Marketing) had to take a swipe at the PS3 again, and I thought it was foolish. I read it the same way I read fanboys. Like there’s a guy who bought the Sony platform and he’s a Sony guy, so he decides he’s going to spend a certain percentage of his time bashing Microsoft. And there’s a guy on Microsoft doing the same thing. Those guys are childish and narrow minded, it’s the same kind of thing,” Pitchford commented, “Valve think their own stuff is the only stuff that matters, to the point where they have their own distribution platform. It’s like, I don’t care about retail, about Marketplace, or PSN, I’m going to have Steam. It’s cool, it’s good, and they’re doing a good job but at the same time they’re reliant on the rest of the world. They had to do that [Left 4 Dead] deal with EA. When I see the L4D ad on the television I don’t see a Valve logo, I see an EA logo, and when I bought it, I bought it at a store.”
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