So that’s what the bald Valve guy looks like

Open your mind

Live with a weird intro long enough and it becomes normalized. A dude with a valve in the back of his head? Don’t worry about it. The guy before him with a plugged-up eye? He’s fine. Play some Half-Life.

Valve’s logo splash screen has evolved over the years, but at this point, the iconic “bald guy” image has settled into place. Several months ago, he made the unnerving jump to VR with Half-Life: Alyx.

If you’ve ever wondered what the Valve guy looks like up close, in too much detail, here’s your answer.

Legend has it he’s the last thing you see before you die.

If you’ve never heard the bald guy’s origin story, it’s a fascinating bit of video game trivia.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.