Note to staff: do not delete this topic.
Yes, the recent stir about YoYo Games selling out to Valve was an elaborate April Fools joke. Cached version of the FAKE April Fools thread here.
Unfortunately, while we on the GMC staff had Mike (YYG Head of Development) involved, we assumed Sandy (YYG CEO) knew and apparently he didn't...there was a miscommunication of some kind. Due to this the prank only got an hour of air-time before we had to close it down as Sandy didn't approve of it.
The staff purposely created an exaggerated conversation pretending that YYG would be selling out to Valve. We planned it, and had Mike start the topic weeks ago. It has since been deleted. Unfortunately, we couldn't play it out for the whole day as intended, but we had some fun with it and hope you all enjoyed a bit of drama on your April 1st 2013
Rest assured, YYG are NOT selling out, and your copy of GameMaker is entirely safe. This would never happen in reality - YYG care for their customers and would certainly not pull a crazy stunt like this.
Happy Easter, everyone. Don't shoot the messenger!
(originally we were going to use Microsoft, later changed to Valve)