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Gabe Newell defends paid mods against the fury of an angry Internet


Brace yourselves, the downvotes are coming
Apr 25
The PC gaming community has been up in arms ever since Valve announced a few days ago that the Skyrim Steam Workshop would start allowing modders to charge money for previously free user-created mods. To the surprise of absol... read
Crawl

Gabe Newell punches his way into indie game


Newell is an ultra powerful boss
Apr 13
News revealed on April Fools is always difficult to know how to treat. Do you waste time verifying it? Do you assume everything's a hoax regardless of proof? Do you just wait it out and see if the news still has updates in th... read
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Break out the party hats, it's Gabe Newell's birthday!


Or put on your horsie head
Nov 03
How does a man that has the universal respect of the Internet celebrate his birthday? Does he announce Half-Life 3? Does he throw a spectacular Steam sale? No, he probably just keeps watching you. read
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Is Gabe Newell watching you?


RUN
Jul 23
Is he? IS HE? This link's a bit old, but it's never too late for a jaunty tune that asks the important questions. Gabe Newell read
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Valve's Gabe Newell did an Ask Me Anything


'GabeN, what are your specs? Well, I'm a handsome man with a charming personality'
Mar 05
After a false start, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell took to reddit for an Ask Me Anything alongside several other Valve employees. While nothing too revelatory was said, Newell did comment on the upcoming Source 2 engine and it... read

Don't worry, Valve isn't looking at your porn history


Gabe Newell address Valve's Anti-Cheat system
Feb 17
Valve and the PC gaming savior Gabe Newell took to reddit to address the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system. Specifically, the CEO reassured Steam users that they are not accessing your browsing history. The company usually doesn'... read
Goodbye Greenlight?

Gabe Newell wants 'to make Greenlight go away'


Sit back and wave at the Greenlight
Jan 15
There has been a wealth of news from Steam Developer Days as freewheeling game makers tweet like fiends. There's the Steam Controller redesign, Valve wanting music and video services for SteamOS, 75 million active users on St... read
Worst company in America? You decide.
It wasn't much of a surprise when Electronic Arts was recently voted the Worst Company in America by readers of Consumerist for the second year in a row. Though the game publisher's sins are arguably less substantial than tho... read feature

Newell at the BAFTAs

Valve saw a 50 percent increase in business last year


Newell speaks out at the BAFTAs
Mar 15
Gabe Newell received a fellowship at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, and took the opportunity to reveal that Valve's business was up 50 percent last year. "I think in the last year our bu... read
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Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console


'So Gabe, it's up to you. The ball is in your court'
Mar 12
Valve distanced themselves from Xi3's Piston via a public statement that came after an announcement that the Steam-ready console would cost $1,000. Now, Xi3's CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston and that Gabe Newell ... read
Steam Box

Steam Box controller may measure your 'arousal'


Prototypes to be sent out in '3-4 months'
Mar 05
BBC recently got a chance to talk to Gabe Newell about the upcoming Steam Box, Valve's upcoming attempt to bring the Steam platform into the living room. Mr. Newell mentioned that a big hurdle at the moment is deciding on the... read

Gabe Newell to be honored with BAFTA fellowship


Valve boss having a great year
Feb 25
Valve boss Gabe Newell was just inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame last month, and now he's up to be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts next month. BAFTA's Fellowship is the highest accolade they best... read

Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming


Face, cloud gaming
Feb 07
Valve's Gabe Newell gave us his thoughts on cloud gaming this morning at his D.I.C.E. Summit keynote, saying that he's a skeptic of the technology. While he backs in-home streaming as a solution for getting PC games on living... read

Half-life & Portal films are happening, J.J. Abrams says


"As real as anything in Hollywood ever gets"
Feb 06
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Valve are cooperating on film adaptations of Half-Life and Portal, with early ideas already being tossed around Hollywood. Abrams also dropped hints that a game collaboration might be in d... read
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The future of Steam and more in Newell's Reflections talk


Highlights from 'Reflections of a Video Game Maker'
Feb 02
We already covered one major breakout from Gabe Newell's talk at The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, which was that the top earner made $500,000 in a single year through the sa... read
That's our Gaben

Gabe Newell will sign your horse mask, and then put it on


See the footage, complete with a Half-Life 3 'reference' and everything
Jan 31
Don't let anyone say that Gabe Newell isn't a man of the people. After speaking to students at The University of Texas at Austin, which is where his quote about Apple being competition for the PC industry in the living room ... read
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Gabe Newell says Apple is Steam Box's biggest threat


Not those console thingies
Jan 30
During a lecture at the University of Texas, Gabe Newell mentioned that the Steam Box's biggest threat isn't the home consoles, but instead Apple. The biggest challenge, I don't think is from the consoles. I think the bigges... read

J.J. Abrams, Gabe Newell team for D.I.C.E. 2013 keynote


Starstruck!
Jan 28
Television writer, director, producer, and all-around bad ass J.J. Abrams, and Valve boss Gabe Newell, will team up to host the opening keynote at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit on February 6 in Las Vegas. The two media powerhouses... read

CES: Gabe Newell shares some info on Valve's Steam Box


The future of PC gaming
Jan 08
The Verge got a chance to sit down with Gabe Newell at CES this week and finally shed some light on the much talked about Steam Box. On top of partnering with multiple companies to create Steam optimized PCs, Valve themselves... read
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Valve's Steam Box will use Linux, debuting this year


Expect more news at GDC or E3
Jan 06
Valve's electronics engineer Ben Krasnow reportedly gave a talk at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin recently where he gave out new details on Valve's Steam Box. According to German tech site Golem.de, Ben told the audience ... read

Gabe Newell to be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame


Newell a keynote speaker for D.I.C.E. 2013
Nov 15
My man. Gabe. If I could only fistbump you right now. Or at least stroke your sparkly beard. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that Gabe Newell, the president of Valve and our savior, will be induct... read

The DTOID Show: Mass Effect 4, Source 2, & Adam Sessler


Plus: Stop cursing on the cyberwebs, CoDBloppers!
Nov 12
Hey gang! We're back with another steaming pile of gaming news for your brain-holes! A new Mass Effect game is in the works, and the exciting part is that it's gonna be running Frostbite 2. Black Ops II comes out tomorro... read

ESA raises $800,000 at 15th annual Nite to Unite


2013 beneficiaries announced
Oct 29
The Entertainment Software Association Foundation raked in $822,000 at its 15th annual Nite to Unite for Kids game industry black tie event this past October 18 in San Francisco. These funds go into ESAF's grant and scholarsh... read

EA's Facebook page trolled with hentai, Gabe Newell pics


Social Netwanking
Sep 12
Corporations are allowed to get away with a lot of dubious behavior, but in an age of social networking, they would do well to be a bit more careful about pissing off a vocal demographic. EA, this year's biggest public enemy ... read

Gabe Newell brands Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'


Jul 25
Ouch. Whilst I haven't had a hands-on with Microsoft's upcoming OS, Gabe Newell was brutally honest when asked about his feelings on Windows 8 at an annual videogame conference in Seattle. Making a rare public appearance at C... read

Game dev lookalikes do battle with the 'Guverman'


Mar 22
The trio of king3vbo, Analoge, and Cutie Honey is back with a brand new episode of Gaming Gurus in the Ghetto, a show about Gabe Newell, Tim Schafer, and Hideo Kojima that you wouldn't believe does not actually star the real... read

GDC: The mystery behind the Gabe Newell pictures solved!


Mar 08
[Freelancer Alex Rubens tracked down the man who plastered Gabe Newell's face all over downtown San Francisco this past week during the Game Developers Conference. For journalism!] After mysterious pictures of Gabe Newell&rsq... read

GDC: Someone put up pictures of Gabe Newell EVERYWHERE


Mar 07
Dale North, Steven Hansen and I just got finished at the Game Developers Conference today here in San Francisco and on the way home we happened across a picture of Gabe Newell's face at the corner of 4th and Howard St. We got... read

These Dtoiders are dead ringers for famous game devs


Feb 14
I started watching this video and pulled a double take because I could swear I was actually looking at Gabe Newell, Tim Schafer, and Hideo Kojima in a new YouTube sitcom! What you see is an all-star cast of Destructoid commu... read






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