Valve Corp co-founder Gabe Newell recently talked about […]
Gabe Newell has invested in a new cookery company. Newell was wowed by the Joule kitchen peripheral when its creators offered to come to his house and cook for the Valve boss and his 11-year-old son. So wowed, in fact, that he is now personally helping to fund the venture (Valve is not involved) and has recorded a cameo appearance in its new advert. Read more…
This is the story of how a video game mogul, an airplane engineer, a scientist, a designer, and a bunch of chefs developed a new immersion circulator designed for sous vide cooking. They named it Joule. Kitchen tech is getting more gonzo. Show More Summary
JJ Abrams is making a video game with Chair, the studio behind Shadow Complex. It’s called “Spyjinx”—lol—and we don’t know anything about it, but here’s the website. Presumably that Abrams/Gabe Newell crossover is never gonna happen. Read more...
Newell says he wants customers to have more choice; Steam Machines days away from release.
The modern console industry is under siege from two fronts. On one, we have the under-powered: mobile and microconsole platforms, making the bet that they can suck more casual players away from the major console platforms by offering perfectly fun, smaller games for a fraction of the price. Then we [...]
Gabe Newell believes that Steam Machines are better than modern consoles.
There's a Gabe Newell Simulator on Steam Early Access and it costs seven American dollars. The entirety of that sentence should be enough for you to make a purchasing decision, right? For what it's worth, I think a Gabe Newell simulator could absolutely be funny. Show More Summary
Valve founder Gabe Newell is the star of a new PC action game called Gabe Newell Simulator. The game is said to let players choose whether or not to release Half-Life 3.Click To Continue Reading
Gabe Newell Simulator looks set to launch on Steam as an Early Access title later today. It's a third-person shooter in which you play as Gabe Newell, boss of Valve, who shoots aliens who invade the company's office. The game begins with a Half-Life 3 announcement at E3, which is where all realism goes out of the window. Show More Summary
Richard Seabrook woke one morning and realised his life wasn't where he wanted it to be. He was 23 years old, he'd graduated from university and he'd taken a job he thought would lead to his dream career in games. But it hadn't quite worked out. Show More Summary
Valve president Gabe Newell giving the welcome address at the 2015 International Dota 2 Championships. Image: Valve Today marks the beginning of the 2015 International Dota 2 Championships, which will have the biggest cash prize in eSports...Show More Summary
Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis has quit as Greek finance minister just six months after taking the job. Varoufakis, an economics professor based in Athens, joined Valve in March 2012 as a consultant after Gabe Newell emailed...Show More Summary
Last month, Valve’s Gabe Newell participated in a Reddit question and answer session after the company announced it would to allow user mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to be sold through Steam Workshop. A user called DoesYourCatMeow argued that in light of the near instant proliferation of exploitive [...]
Gabe Newell is now available as in-game boss “Gaben” in indie rogue-lite dungeon-crawler Crawl. Gaben is a listed as rare statue in the game, so you may or may not come across him, depending on how your play session goes. Other additions include the Mini Beam Eye Bat monster as part of the Flying Eye […]
Last week Valve launched a new feature on Steam that allowed modders to sell their creations. This led to some controversy as some believed that mods should remain as it is which is largely donation-based. Valve’s Gabe Newell then took to Reddit to state that the company would pull the feature if they deemed it was bad for the community. Show More Summary
To say that some people are “upset” about Steam’s recent decision to allow users to charge for mods would be like saying that the ocean is “wet” or that Konami is “clueless.” So when Gabe Newell went on Reddit to talk about it, things got a little... heated. Read more...
Valve CEO thinks charging for mods encourages "higher quality content."
When Valve Corp announced that it would be allowing content creators to sell mods for games like Skyrim through Steam Workshop, it probably did not expect the extremely negative response it got from its users. Fearing that monetization could ruin the open … Continue reading ?
Valve boss Gabe Newell has addressed concerns over the company's move to allow paid-for mods on Steam. Responding to the initial glut of negative feedback in a Reddit AMA, Newell firstly explained why the company had acted now. "Our view of Steam is that it's a collection of useful tools for customers and content developers," he wrote. Show More Summary