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#1 Helmer

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

Just saw the story posted by PCGamer here.... http://www.pcgamer.c...d-read-it-here/

About a copy of a Valve New Employee Handbook that has been leaked on the web.


http://cdn.flamehaus...book_LowRes.pdf

For fans of Dev companys, Valve, or the gaming industry in general its an interesting read.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

idk if its against forum rules but posting another companies handbook is pretty sleazy

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

*Is a fan of Valve, is reading, and is saddened that he does not work @ Valve*

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

View PostAegis Kleais™, on 21 April 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

*Is a fan of Valve, is reading, and is saddened that he does not work @ Valve*

What? You do not get empty promises of vacation for the whole team if the product is good? B)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostAdridos, on 21 April 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

What? You do not get empty promises of vacation for the whole team if the product is good? B)

lol.

To say that the read is interesting.... has really sold the booklet short. Valve's outlook on operations alone mirrors my own personal beliefs; beliefs which have been stifled by my current job. Beliefs which I've always held firm to and had hoped that another company embellished.

...It's kinda creepy, but in a cool way. :)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

If there is a new employee handbook for any game company one should want to see it would probably be valve's, they know what they're doing.
Thanks for posting.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostAegis Kleais™, on 21 April 2012 - 12:23 PM, said:

...It's kinda creepy, but in a cool way. :)


Even Valve has some flaws. At least they are too small to notice. ;)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

OK, Valve. I got a quip you can put on your Handbook's jacket cover....

"...was the final nail in the coffin that's making me put plan "BridgeBurner" into effect this Monday morning..." — Aegis Kleais

"...jokes made it funny, realizing I wasn't hired there made it sad..." — Aegis Kleais

"...37 pages chock full of Wisdom, Wonder and Josh Wei....Weer..... Josh Joshington." — Aegis Kleais

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

I've read a number of other articles in the past describing Valves unique structure and policies . I've always been a huge fan of theirs.

Great read and an insight into an interesting company .

The story has been picked up by a number of other reputable websites.




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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

Seems rather interesting, but I somehow doubt that this is legit. Either way, the "Valve way" seems to be the way of the near and far flung future of gaming.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:53 AM

Employees only read the first two pages anyway. Nobody at Valve can count to 3.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:19 AM

View PostShiinore, on 22 April 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:

Employees only read the first two pages anyway. Nobody at Valve can count to 3.

They can use simple replacements. For example, the do not read 3rd page, they read 2nd+1st page.

Problem is, we do not want 2nd+1st games. -_-

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

Just a follow up story, the Valve handbook was released on purpose.



http://www.businessw...bosses-at-valve


Ugg... and Gabe Newell is a My Little Pony fan.




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