Steam's Forums, the scene of a November 6 defacement attack that exposed a database containing customers' private information, came back online a few hours ago. The most current topic in the general discussion forum is "So, We Getting Free Copies of Portal 2?" The answer to that is probably no.
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.