Gamers certainly can be a tetchy bunch. In the wake of the agonising glimpse of the Half-Life 2: Episode 3 we could have been given earlier in the week, a host of cranky Gordon Freeman fans have hopped onto Dota 2's Steam page in angry fashion, subsequently 'review-bombing' the MOBA.
Apparently, certain people blame Dota and its continued existence for distracting Valve from making more Half-Life games. Choice 'not recommended' comments include:
"The sole reason HL3 doesn't exist."
"If Microsoft can resuscitate Age of Empires, there's no reason Valve can't bring joy to millions with a return to the Half-Life universe. Please Gabe, for the fans."
And finally, my personal favourite, a scathing review from someone who seems to despise Dota 2... despite Steam saying they've played it for 8,573 hours:
"I've never played HL series but I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game so much."
I hear the first 8,500 hours of Dota 2 are amazing, but it's those next 73 that really suck all the joy out of the experience.
Former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw's teasing Episode 3 fanfic has clearly knocked a whole bunch of PC players' noses out of joint. Really, we should all take a step back, go outside for at least 60 seconds, breathe deep, then exhale. AHHHHHHH. Now, don't you feel calmer?