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.