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Update: A Valve representative confirmed to Game Informer this handbook is legitimate.
We got some insight into the inner workings of Valve last week when employee Michael Abrash posted a blog discusses the company's odd structure, and now we get to see a lot more.
Originating on Flamhaus.com, a PDF version of Valve's employee handbook appeared online. It could be a total fake, but if it is then it is a very good one complete with illustrations. If it is real, then I would direct your attention to page 22 where you can see a guy wearing a Half-Life 3 shirt! It probably doesn't mean anything, but any Half-Life news is news. And I mean literally anything.
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Well I don't know if this is real or not and while I wouldn't exactly run the place with a complete lack of structure(because that is inefficient) I wouldn't run a studio where everyone is uptight and stuffy, your making games, you should enjoy your life.
"How to move your desk" figure.
EPIC WIN! XD
Just a few more reasons why valve is awesome
Is there anything about combustible lemons in this manual?
This makes me and everyone else want to work (play?) for Valve.
Valve employees have absolutely no barriers, and can talk freely to consumers about what their doing.
Meaning, unless Gabe Newell is making Half Life 3 entirely on his own, its THE ENTIRE *** HALF LIFE TEAM DOING THIS TO US.
Ponies—The animals most beloved by those away from their computers,
and most despised by people who prefer to hear jokes just once. :3
I bet everyone would kill to work there. Amazing the human race is still in existence.
Oh Valve you truly are one of the greats. Though I didn't notice a section on how to converse with women in the work place, I'm guessing the old method is still the best a nice firm squeeze on the rear. I blame Mad Men since they make the 60s look so fun, everyone's sleeping with all the pretty women and those women are rightfully getting raises and promotions even if they're dumber than a rock, while the intellectual pigs are stuck trying to get by.
This is highly entertaining. Did anyone see the Aperture Science mugs? XD
I love valve for their ingenuity
if only all jobs where like this
"That is the most awesome thing I've ever read" (stated aloud by me immediately after finishing reading the handbook)
I sense a massive book burning at EA, followed by hours of forcing all of their employees to rub kitten blood in their eyes to forget what they just read.
Seriously, that's a dream job.
This sounds like the most amazing company to work at.
also the manual mentions ponies and bathroom 80s-rock soundtrack, WHERE DO I SIGN UP?