Quick version: in return for attending a reasonably interesting morning meeting, I enjoyed an afternoon's hospitality in the care of a games company I held in relatively low regard. While I continue to dislike the company in question's business model and am not particularly impressed by their products, the company appeared to display an unexpectedly high and genuine level of goodwill and integrity. They're not bad at bribery, either.
Long version tomorrow. May delete this entry and repost it with the longer version behind a lj-cut.