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Valve cares about PC gamers, but sucks at showing it

20 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

FEATURE: I hadn’t even considered the possibility that Gabe Newell would be joining us. When Valve invited me to its office last week for a series of roundtable interviews, the company made it clear that I wasn’t going to learn about Half-Life 3. “No new announcements,” Valve communications boss Doug Lombardi explained to me in a […]

Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does ‘Marginally Adequate’ Job

The future of virtual reality may not be the HTC Vive, according to maker Gabe Newell. Video game developer Valve, in partnership with HTC, last year launched the Vive: an impressive but expensive […] The post Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does ‘Marginally Adequate’ Job appeared first on

Till now, only 30 SteamVR apps have made $250,000+ (£200,750+)

During a recent media event, Valve revealed that only 30 VR apps have made over $250,000 (£200,750) so far on Steam. Now focusing his company heavily on VR development, Valve president Gabe Newell remains bullish on the future of VR, but isn’t shying away from sharing frank assessments of the still young industry. Sorting content […]

Even Gabe Newell Thinks VR Might Be a Failure

Hearing Gabe Newell describe virtual reality (VR) as a possible "failure" is like hearing Henry Ford suggest that the car could be completely useless against the longer-lived slower pace of horses. Yet Newell has a point here, and it's...Show More Summary

Gabe Newell shares how Hollywood types have trouble adjusting to Valve

A lot of different kinds of people work at Valve, but one group may have difficulty fitting in at first. People who shift from working in Hollywood to working at Valve are in for some serious culture shock, according to company founder Gabe Newell. Valve, the publisher of games like Portal and the operator of […]

Valve boss trashes his own 'marginally adequate' VR headset - CNET

Valve CEO Gabe Newell wants to sell you VR games, but he's under no illusions about the challenges his products are facing.

Valve boss "comfortable" with the idea that VR might fail - CNET

Valve CEO Gabe Newell has high hopes for the future of VR, but is also comfortable with the idea that it might not work out.

Valve CEO: 'We're comfortable with the idea that VR will turn out to be a complete failure'

When you're worth over $4 billion like Valve CEO Gabe Newell, you can do whatever you want. We're not just talking about flights of fancy, but business decisions as well. Take Newell's company by way of example: Valve is notorious for...Show More Summary

Gabe Newell originally thought the DS was "kinda stupid", believed PSP would crush it

Coming from Gabe Newell... "Personally, I thought the DS was kinda stupid. I thought Sony was going to crush Nintendo in that generation of handheld devices. I was totally wrong. I hadn’t worked on it. I hadn’t tried to design any games for it. Show More Summary

Gabe Newell admits ‘childish’ Valve employees egg on Half-Life 3 rumors

Half-Life 3 is a mythological beast. Most people know it’s not real, but you’ll never convince a handful of dedicated investigators who pour over every blurry photo and alleged Gabe Newell footprints found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Now, Valve is confirming that some of its employees enjoy perpetuating the occasional Half-Life 3 […]

Attention iPredict donors

A couple of years ago I raised funds for two NGDP prediction markets, Hypermind and iPredict.  The money for Hypermind all came from Valve CEO Gabe Newell. A larger amount of money was raised for iPredict, from about 15 people. Unfortunately, iPredict had to end its experiment after a brief run. For the past year […]

Valve boss Gabe Newell hints at three VR games under development

The knowledge that Valve was working on a VR game was enough to get any headset fan excited. But the company’s plans for the future go well beyond that. At a press briefing in Seattle this week, as reported by Gamasutra, company founder Gabe Newell teased what it was working on in VR right now, […]

Gabe Newell compliments Miyamoto on his ability to marry input devices with gameplay

Valve is working on a handful of Virtual Reality titles, aiming to create something immersive and engaging unlike anything else out there. There seems to be a bit of a stumbling block for VR when it comes to this, but Valve's Gabe Newell is confident his team can do it. Show More Summary

Valve boss Gabe Newell still thinks you should pay for game mods

The people who create mods for video games should make money from their work. At least, that is still the position of Valve boss Gabe Newell. Steam does not offer a way for mod developers to directly sell their creations to that PC gaming platform’s millions of users anymore, but it did for a brief […]

Valve making three 'full' games for VR, wants to advance the platform

Valve CEO Gabe Newell has never been a fan of consoles and reaffirmed those feelings recently when he explained to Eurogamer that "We get really frustrated working in walled gardens." This time is he talking not about power, but having...Show More Summary

Gabe Newell Opens Up (a Little) on Valve's VR Plans

Valve has been one of the companies in the forefront of the current VR movement, so when company chief Gabe Newell talks, people listen. And when the conversation touches on "house-scale" virtual reality, better VR hardware, and theShow More Summary

Valve is working on three 'full' VR games

Valve is still making video games! But they're probably, almost certainly not Half-Life 3 (I know it's hard, but we have to let it go.) During a media roundtable, Valve founder Gabe Newell confirmed that the company is working on three new titles for VR. Show More Summary

Valve Isn't Interested in Developing for Consoles Right Now

Gabe Newell and his team aren't particularly fond of working in "walled garden" environments.

Why Valve Loves Making PC Games

“We get really frustrated working in walled gardens,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell. Read more...

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