This is a strange one. Yesterday, it was revealed that Valve flew two of the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott ringleaders
out to Valve HQ in Seattle so that they could check the game out and attest to the fact that it wasn't a rush job, which they duly did.
Obviously, the response from Left 4 Dead
fans was mixed. Most people thought it was rather nice of Valve, while most boycott members continue to protest the lack of new content for Left 4 Dead 1
and are accusing both parties of bribery. One Left 4 Dead
modder however had a different solution, according to RPS
The modder in question, known only as Joe and residing in Brisbane, Australia, sent Gabe Newell a very direct question; "Why the hell haven't I been flown to Valve? You guys need to preview my campaign.
A few hours later, Newell responded with a rather unbelievable response - "We are boycotting your campaign.
With the tables suddenly turned on him, Joe wondered what exactly this meant. "Does...Does this mean I need fly YOU here?
", he asked.
"Me and Erik,
" confirmed Newell, referring to Project Lead Erik Johnson.
Joe has now launched a campaign to raise money and awareness for his scheme, dubbed the Fly Gabe Newell Fund
, with the ultimate plan being to fly Gabe and Erik over to Joe's house in Brisbane so that they can preview his game and attest that it isn't a rush job. Money will be refunded if the pair refuse to make the trip, while extra funds will be spent on buying a camera to record the event. Let us know if you donate in the forums