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2:30 PM on 03.05.2014

Valve's Gabe Newell did an Ask Me Anything

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...

Jordan Devore


11:00 PM on 02.17.2014

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

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'...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Gabe Newell wants 'to make Greenlight go away'

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...

Steven Hansen



Why people hate Electronic Arts photo
Why people hate Electronic Arts
by Vito Gesualdi

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 those of their competition, nerds have soundly declared that borked SimCity servers are officially worse than the predatory housing loan tactics responsible for the current financial crisis. 

Regardless of whether you agree with EA's win, it's obvious that gamers really dislike this software giant. Let's take a look at the reasons why.

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1:45 PM on 03.15.2013

Valve saw a 50 percent increase in business last year

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...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 03.12.2013

Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console

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 ...

Allistair Pinsof

11:30 PM on 03.05.2013

Steam Box controller may measure your 'arousal'

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...

Patrick Hancock

9:30 AM on 02.25.2013

Gabe Newell to be honored with BAFTA fellowship

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...

Dale North

12:48 PM on 02.07.2013

Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming

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...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 02.06.2013

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

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...

Allistair Pinsof

1:30 PM on 02.02.2013

The future of Steam and more in Newell's Reflections talk

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...

Jordan Devore





4:45 PM on 01.31.2013

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

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 ...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 01.30.2013

Gabe Newell says Apple is Steam Box's biggest threat

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...

Patrick Hancock

2:00 AM on 01.28.2013

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

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...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 01.08.2013

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 01.06.2013

Valve's Steam Box will use Linux, debuting this year

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz