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Gabe Newell would buy an Xbox Series X over a PS5

As we recently learned, Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell, is currently hunkered down in New Zealand while the COVID-19 situation gets sorted out in the United States. He has already appeared on New Zealand TV once to thank the country for its hospitality by announcing a free concert. Now, Newell has …

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Gabe Newell is doing an AMA tomorrow, 17th January


CEO and founder of Valve and oft-cited saviour of PC gaming, Gabe Newell, will be conducting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the site on 17th January at 3PM PST (11PM GMT). This was secured by the new “The_Gaben” subreddit, mere days after being founded and it’s been confirmed …

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Valve turned 20 yesterday: happy birthday!


In a world where game developers and publishers come and go, folding, founding, merging and being bought out by larger entities, Valve has been a real constant for the past two decades. It’s given us a lot of big games and big milestones in gaming, so today we celebrate its …

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Gabe Newell wins over developers with free HTC Vives

Valve founder Gabe Newell made a brief speech at this year’s Vision Summit 2016 organised by Unity, in which he broke down some of the exciting announcements coming at the event. However he seemed particularly pumped about what he called his “Oprah moment,” in the latter half of the speech, …

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Gabe Newell defends paid for mods

Poor Valve probably has no idea what’s going on at the moment. It’s normally the apple of every gamer’s eye, unable to do no wrong, but that’s not the case right now. Since it was announced late last week that the Half Life developer had made it possible for modders …

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Gabe Newell death threat game makes it back on Steam

Paranautical Activity has reappeared on Steam, several months after being pulled when one of the developers threatened Gabe Newell’s life over Twitter. Since then that particular developer quit and then rejoined the company and now the game itself is back on Steam. To make up for his transgressions, the team …

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Indie Dev resigns after Twitter rant at Gabe Newell

Indie developer, Mike Maulbeck, went on a little Twitter rant last night, which resulted in him claiming that he was going to “kill Gabe Newell”. Once the tweet spread around, Valve decided to pull his game, Paranautical Activity from Steam.  After embarrassing himself on the Internet, Maulbeck has now resigned. …

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Valve’s business boomed 50 per cent in 2012

Gabe Newell got a chance to speak in the UK recently, after being awarded the fellowship Bafta. The acceptance speech was full of the sort of thanks and jokes you’d expect, but the interview afterwards was a bit more illuminating: Gabe said Valve had grown by as much as 50 …

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More Valve staff let go – as many as 25

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While we don’t quite know the extent of the layoffs just yet, it’s being suggested by a few sources that as many as 25 of Valve’s staff may have been let go as part of “group layoffs,” from all over the company – business networking, hardware development and more. We …

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Gabe Newell talks Steam of the future


Gabe Newell has been speaking out about the future of Steam quite a bit recently, with a lot of focus of expanding its reach and giving better opportunities to smaller developers. However, he’s also been thinking about having much less Valve involvement, replacing its current gatekeeper like system with an …

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Gabe Newell clears up Steam Box confusion

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Ok so yesterday I might have jumped the gun a bit saying we were looking at “Valve’s console.” It isn’t. Still, it will be part of a new lineup of Steam compatible hardware that are designed as small form factor PCs for gaming in your lounge. Yes I also said …

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League of Legends coming to Steam?


League of Legends has been making a lot of journalistic waves in the past few days, with the biggest focus on the removal and crack down on trolls. However the big rumour today is that the world’s most popular game could be coming to Steam. The hints come from entries …

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