“You know why they call Australia the place down under? Because it’s the closest you can get to hell without getting burned.” –Christian Shepherd, LOST
Is it any wonder that Valve Software is one of PC gamers’ favorite developers. Sure they develop good games and even better ad campaigns, but when it comes player interaction, they win the internets. Joe W-A lives in Brisbane, Australia. He mods Valve games. And he got mad as a cut snake when Valve flew out some fans to preview Left 4 Dead 2. He did what any gamer would do and emailed them asking why he wasn’t also flown out to Valve’s HQ to show off his modded content, like a campaign for L4D. Gabe Newell responded he was boycotting the campaign, but Joe W-A could fly Gabe and Erik [Johnson] out to Australia.
The obvious answer. Start a fundraising campaign to fly the two Valve heavyweights to Australia. The money will go towards the plane tickets, be returned (if possible), or sent to Child’s Play. Even other Valve employees want to see Gabe and Erik out of the office for a while. The internet is for fun.
she’ll be apples
H/T: Rock, Paper, Shotgun