Valve boss Gabe Newell recently shared his thoughts on the future of the Half-Life franchise, and how the company he co-founded many years ago has evolved into a service platform as it shifts away from game development.
Virtual reality goggles could spark a revolution in gaming — and computing in general — one day soon, but only if they don’t make wearers want to throw up after a few minutes […]...
My first experience with the original Oculus Rift Development Kit: extreme joy followed by nausea. I know I’m not alone in that feeling. Now that Valve and HTC have announce the Vive, one question is, ‘will this one make me want to barf? If you ask Gabe Newell the answer to that question is a resounding no. More »
Some people who make (or made) video games are dirt poor. Others, however, could start campfires using $100 bills. In this post, we're looking at the latter. Read more...
For a long time is seemed as though the Oculus Rift had the VR market sewn up, but then Valve’s HTC Vive came along and made a contest of it. Imagine the whole thing was just one massive Punch Out!! tournament — who is going to be the last man standing? Lucky Palmer or final boss Gabe Newell? More »
You might remember that the roguelike FPS Paranautical Activity was yanked—with a large cane of plus 12 unceremoniousness—from Steam after its developer threatened to kill Valve head Gabe Newell. Now, amazingly, it's back. I imagine it helps that the dev in question is no longer involved. Read more...
FPS roguelike Paranautical Activity is back on Steam, despite one of its developers threatening Gabe Newell's life over a marketing snafu back in October. The developer in question, Mike Maulbeck, has since apologised for the Twitter outburst that caused Valve to remove the game from sale. Show More Summary
Valve isn't communicating its plans for its fabled Steam machines all that well. Who could forget CES 2014's anticipated event that basically resulted in Gabe Newell pointing to a list of names and then leaving? We've known about these things for years, but it seems like there's still so much to learn. Hopefully that'll change soon. Show More Summary
Gabe Newell, the co-founder and CEO of the popular games company Valve Corporation, is arguably the most popular executive in the gaming industry. But he’s also extremely accessible over email, apparently. Valve makes the Steam network...Show More Summary
When you have an issue on Steam, you typically send in a report, which Steam Support has to deal with. But one Steam user decided to take their problem to the man in charge of Steam itself, Gabe Newell. And amazingly, Gabe actually took time out of his day to fix the problem. Read more...
The economist who worked at Valve is now the new finance minister of Greece. Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor based in Athens, joined Valve in March 2012 as a consultant after Gabe Newell emailed to describe the problems the company was running into as the virtual economies around games such as Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 saw explosive growth. Show More Summary
Valve has returned with yet another Steam sale. Prepare to be flipped upside down and have any spare coins you still possess shaken from your person. Yes, the holiday sale just happened. No, Gabe Newell doesn't care. The man has an Olympic-size...Show More Summary
Combining the huggable head of Valve and the perpetual time sink that is Dota 2 in a single Steam Workshop submission -- it seems so obvious now, bringing these two internet loves together. Shopkeeper Gabe Newell deserves a thumbs up...Show More Summary
One Dota 2 player has created the ultimate in-game tribute to Gabe Newell. This weekend he unveiled a custom shopkeeper skin for the PC MOBA game based on Valve's founder.Click To Continue Reading
An intrepid Dota 2 tinkerer has reimagined the game's shopkeeper as Valve boss Gabe Newell himself. "The past year has brought with it a huge leap in the development of eSports and in particular Dota 2," writes Down Limit, creator of the Gabe Newell shopkeeper skin (thanks, PCGamesN). "In gratitude to the development team, I created this model of the shopkeeper." Read more…
Valve's founder funds a cooking company focused on the long term.
Before discussing the new Hypermind NGDP futures market, let me mention that the donations to iPredict are now coming in. As I mentioned in earlier, there was a glitch in the process for a few weeks due to the fact that (for tax reasons) donations in the US must go through several layers of bureaucracy. […]
Before beginning, I’d like to announce that Gabe Newell (CEO of Valve) has generously funded the next year of Hypermind’s NGDP futures market, and I hope to announce some new contracts (including the exciting 2014:4 to 2015:4 contract) in the next week or so. I also plan to start posting daily NGDP futures prices, as […]
Last month Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck found himself in hot water when in a fit of rage he threatened to kill Valve founder Gabe Newell following an ad error on Steam erroneously listing his game as still being in Early Access. Show More Summary