We can hear the classic conversation now. "Can I have some BioShock
!" "Not until you've finished your Orange Box
." "Aw, nuts!"
In an interview with CVG, Valve's Gabe Newell made it known that BioShock
has been officially banned from the Valve
offices. Is it part of some company policy that employees must not touch a competitors product? Nope, BioShock
was banned in order to assure that the team properly finishes up work on The Orange Box
. In Newell's words: "We had to ban BioShock
from our offices," adding, "Nobody gets to play it until Orange Box
is done - that's our reward to ourselves as a company; everyone gets a copy of BioShock
." Wow. We can tell you right now, BioShock
is definitely a danger to anyone's
productivity, so we understand the decision. Hang in there Valve! We know you can do it, and trust us, BioShock
is worth it.