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It's hard to say what exactly Sony's console did to get Valve head honcho Gabe Newell's bad side. Did it lose his dog? Hit on his wife? Get drunk and embarrass itself at a party he hosted? Whatever the reason, Newell does not like the PlayStation 3, and he reaffirmed his feelings in an interview with Next-Gen.
When asked whether he still thought Sony needed to do a "do-over," Newell responded: "Absolutely. I think [PS3 is] a waste of everybody's time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There's nothing there that you're going to apply to anything else. You're not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they've created. I don't think they're going to make money off their box. I don't think it's a good solution."
Well, ouch. But if it sounds like this doesn't bode well for the PS3 version of The Orange Box, which staggers behind the just-released PC and 360 versions, you can rest easy -- Newell assures Sony gamers will won't be disappointed.

"I think the people who have The Orange Box on the PS3 are going to be happy with their game experience," he said. "We've done the PC and 360 versions here and EA has a team doing the PS3 version -- and they'll make the PS3 version a good product; EA got the job done in putting a lot of people with PS3 experience on the project. But I think it's harder to get it to the same standard as the 360 and PC versions."

Newell's never really been a fan of the PS3, comparing Sony's hardware to the Sega Saturn and declaring the machine a "total disaster" back in January.

"The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted," said Newell. "I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a 'do over.' Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it.'"


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