The lights are on
Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, makes a random appearance in a Kickstarter video for a sword fighting game.
The video and the Kickstarter project comes from Neal Stephenson, a science fiction author who wants to make a realistic motion controlled sword fighting game.
In the video, Newell is seen smithing a crowbar, and Stephenson asks him, "Is that about ready?" to which Mr. Newell replies, "These things -- they take time." Apparently Newell and Stephenson are friends, and Valve's employees have attended sword training at Stephenson's Subutai Corporation. According to Newell, who spoke with Kotaku about his appearance, all the smithing equipment is his own and he has a forge in his garage.
The video is actually really funny throughout, so it's worth watching outside of Newell's appearance. I don't know how interested I am in playing a realistic sword fighting simulation personally, but Stephenson is passionate enough to make me interested. You can check out the Kickstarter project and its accompanying video here.
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That Half-Life reference and nice beard, Gabe.
If you know Valve, you know they're playful when it comes to stuff like this so I wouldn't start yelling HL3 just yet. Just laugh from having been tickled by Gabe. xD
The Crowbar has to be a metaphor for Half Life 3, it just has to. For Half Life fans like me though, don't get your hopes up
This is amazing
HAHAHA That's hilarious! Hopefully he's hinting at a VGA trailer :P
All praise be Gaben, saviour of gaming.
That sounds awesome. I might back this.
these things take time... makes me think of half-life 3...
Like the video and support the project. Gabe is a huge troll though.
I lol'd, especially when it showed Gabe. HL3 tease, maybe?
Screw you, Gabe Newell. XD You like to troll SO much. XD
I'm still curious what console(s) its being released on, if PC what do you need to play it?