Legendary and maybe part-machine programmer John Carmack will receive this year's BAFTA Fellowship award, joining the likes of Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and many others. He'll receive the award at the BAFTA Games Awards 7th April in London - an event happening alongside EGX Rezzed. Show More Summary
Over three years ago, it was revealed that filmmaker/producer J.J. Abrams and game-master Gabe Newell of Valve Software were working to collaborate to make games and movies, which included adaptations of popular Valve games Portal and Half-Life. Show More Summary
Late last week, Gabe Newell very publicly fired a controversial commentator from the $3 million DOTA 2 Shanghai Major, calling him an “ass.” He also fired the production team. That, however, was apparently not enough to right a sinking ship. Read more...
After you’ve fired your one of your hosts, Gabe Newell himself came out to give the production staff the flick and your flashy US$3 million tournament has been a shambles throughout, what more could go wrong? More »
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive aren’t just here for video games. They’re also here for fancy 3D sketches that look like cartoons come to life. Read more...
Gabe Newell, head honcho at Valve, has abruptly (and very publicly) fired 'Dota 2' Shanghai Major tournament host James "2GD" Harding. Newell made the announcement via Reddit on Friday, stating "We've had issues with James at previous events. Show More Summary
James “2GD” Harding, an esports personality who was fired from his role as host of the Dota 2 Shanghai Major and renounced by Gabe Newell, has posted his explanation of the events that led to his removal from the event. Read more...
Valve has fired the host of its Dota2 tournament Shanghai Major after only a day and a half. Valve head honcho Gabe Newell did not mince words about his disdain for the host in question, James "2GD" Harding, who Newell publicly called "an ass" in a Reddit thread. Show More Summary
Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and patron saint of Steam, has taken to reddit to address the Dota 2 subreddit's complaints about the Shanghai Major tournament currently taking place in China. "Two things: 1) James. We've had issues with James at previous events. Show More Summary
This week’s DOTA 2 Shanghai major has been a bit of a disaster. Streams dropping, cameras getting stuck, awkward or non-existent commentary, dead air—it’s been a comedy of errors. On the back of it all, Valve let go of one commentator, James Harding, to a storm of backlash. Read more...
Esports is having some pretty glaring growing pains to end this week. Valve has fired James “2GD” Harding, who was hosting the English-language stream for the Shanghai Master event for the publisher’s multiplayer online arena battler Dota 2. On Thursday, Harding noted that he was dismissed by Valve from the position. Today, Valve founder Gabe […]
The problematic Dota 2 Shanghai Major is getting uprooted with huge changes.
In fairness, if I randomly got a free Vive out of nowhere I’d probably lose my shit a little too. More »
Video: Gabe Newell is a nice guy. We already know that from reading Portal 2: The Final Hours, a story in which described Newell’s response to a chronically sick employee offering to resign: “Your job is to get better. That is your job...Show More Summary
Valve CEO Gabe Newell announced via a pre-recorded video at Vision Summit 2016 Unity will gain native support for SteamVR, thus allowing developers to signficnatly expand what they’re capable of. “Valve and Unity are both dedicated to creating the highest quality VR experiences possible,” said John Riccitiello, CEO Unity Technologies. Show More Summary
For almost a year, Valve chief executive Gabe Newell and other company representatives have been saying that the HTC Vive won’t make you seasick from motion-sickness, as happens with other virtual reality headsets. I have confirmed that is not true, since I got mild motion sickness while playing a preview demo of the Elite: Dangerous […]
Last summer Bertie spoke to a young man named Richard Seabrook who sent his game to Valve head honcho Gabe Newell in a nifty briefcase. The fate of the briefcase remains unknown, but the game within - Prospekt, a sequel to the Gearbox-made Half-Life expansion Opposing Force - is now available for pre-order on Steam with an 11th February launch. Show More Summary
Mike Maulbeck courted a fair amount of controversy in late 2014 after going on a Twitter tirade that resulted in the unwise posting that he was going to “kill Gabe Newell” after the game his studio worked on, Paranautical Activity, was...Show More Summary
Steam’s Winter sales — or Christmas sales, really — are finally coming to a close. One day. That’s all you have left to throw your money at Gabe Newell and the gargantuan corporation that is Valve. Many people have decried the lack of flash sales (which can’t return thanks to Steam refunds) and the lack of decent discounts overall. Show More Summary
From blasting aliens to wearing charming wireframe glasses, Gabe Newell Simulator looks like the most realistic GabeN experience yet.