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  • Blog Post: Steam To Have Retail Presence In United States, Canada, And UK

    Valve has announced plans to build a retail presence in North America and the United Kingdom. The company revealed today that GameStop, EB Games, and GAME locations will have dedicated Steam sections this fall (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) . Gabe Newell, founder and managing... More
  • Blog Post: Notch And Gabe Newell Make Forbes' List Of Richest People On Earth

    Forbes has released their annual list of the richest people on Earth. This year, Bill Gates has reclaimed the #1 spot with a net worth of $79.2 billion. Meanwhile, a few people with greater ties to gaming, such as Notch and Gabe Newell, have also secured spots on the list. Both Notch and Gabe Newell... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Who Threatened Gabe Newell Back With Code Avarice Following Resignation

    Developer Mike Maulbeck, of Code Avarice, threatened Valve's Gabe Newell which resulted in having the studio's game Paranautical Activity being pulled from Steam . Following the incident, Maulbeck resigned from Code Avarice, but has now rejoined the small studio. According to a recent post on... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Developer Claims Steam Greenlight Will Be Gone Within 12 Months

    Valve has previously acknowledge that Steam Greenlight is not the ideal solution for getting games onto its digital distribution service. Gabe Newell even said in his Reddit AMA that the goal is to make a self-publishing system. The question is: When is that happening? A recent tweet from a developer... More
  • Blog Post: Highlights From Gabe Newell's AMA

    Valve mastermind Gabe Newell has been answering questions during a Reddit Ask Me Anything, and we've collected some of the highlights. After yesterday's false start , Reddit's AMA with Gabe Newell is in full swing. Newell has sounded off on a wide variety of topics, and some of his replies... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Gabe Newell Is Doing An AMA Right Now

    Update #2: Yesterday's AMA was postponed, but you can jump in and participate right now. Newell has members of the Valve team with him, so ask all three of the questions that are on your mind here . Update #1 : The Reddit moderators are deleting every post in the AMA thread. This may be because Newell... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Now Allows User-Initiated Pre-Order Cancellations

    In the past, in order to cancel a pre-ordered item on Steam users had to contact Valve. Now, if Steam users change their minds about pre-purchasing a game, they can cancel it with little fuss. If you pre-order an item, a prompt now appears next to game offering the option to "Refund an item."... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell Promises Reddit AMA If Children's Hospital Donations Reach $500,000

    Valve's top man says he's willing to do an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit to help raise money for the Seattle Children's Hospital. In a post on Reddit, Newell said that if donations to The Heart of Racing charitable foundation (which benefits the Children's Hospital) exceed... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Announces Free SteamOS As First Living Room Announcement

    Last week, Valve founder Gabe Newell spoke at LinuxCon and teased a living room hardware announcement that would be coming soon. On Friday, a new page appeared on the Steam website with a countdown expiring today that states "the Steam universe is expanding in 2014." Today, we know one of the... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Teases Announcement That 'The Steam Universe Is Expanding'

    At 1 PM Eastern on Monday, September 23, 2013, we're going to get our first look at what Gabe Newell teased earlier this week at LinuxCon . Based on the image, it looks like the long-anticipated SteamBox could finally be coming. "Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Box Prototype Expected In Summer

    According to Gabe Newell, prototypes of Valve's Steam Box are expected in three to four months. Speaking to the BBC , Newell said that the company is currently concerned with the box's noise and heat generation. He also says he expects to get the prototype into the hands of consumers with different... More
  • Blog Post: Valve’s Gabe Newell Receiving BAFTA Academy Fellowship

    Gabe Newell is a popular man these days. The Valve co-founder was recently inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and will now be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) with the Academy Fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Trust J.J. Abrams With Film Adaptations Of Portal And Half-Life?

    Director J.J. Abrams was recently handed the director’s chair for the new Star Wars film, and while at this year’s D.I.C.E. Conference, he announced that a deal had been made with Valve for a series of adaptations based on some of their video game properties. Abrams and Valve president and... More
  • Blog Post: See Gabe Newell's D.I.C.E. Keynote

    Valve CEO Gabe Newell took the stage with director JJ Abrams yesterday , where they had a tongue-in-cheek debate on whether films or games were the best way to tell stories. Newell was back today, with a solo talk. Gabe Newell's Keynote discussed structural changes going forward in the games industry... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell And J.J. Abrams Talk About Future Collaboration At D.I.C.E.

    Two of the most acclaimed and powerful content creators in entertainment might be joining forces in the future. At their D.I.C.E. keynote, Gabe Newell and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams hinted at some future collaborations. While no specific projects were confirmed, the pair did talk about some of their... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell Is More Concerned About Apple Than Consoles

    Gabe Newell recently gave a talk at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs where he talked about Valve's biggest competitor. Notes on Newell's talk comes from Polygon where he had a lot to say about the coming battle over the living room. Newell said, "I think that there's... More
  • Blog Post: Director J.J. Abrams Teams With Gabe Newell For Keynote Speech At D.I.C.E.

    The force is strong with director J.J. Abrams. Chosen to direct a new Star Wars film, Abrams will also give the opening keynote discussion at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit with Valve president and co-founder Gabe Newell. Scheduled for Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, the conference gathers industry leaders from the video... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell Reveals Hollywood's Terrible Half-Life Movie Ideas

    Gabe Newell of Valve made two appearance on the recent Nerdist podcast , and among the many topics covered was Hollywood's Half-Life and Left 4 Dead movie proposals. It's pretty easy to understand why Valve turned them away when they were presenting ideas that involved horse-riding in a movie... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell Opens Up About Steam Box

    A new interview offers a number of details about what’s being planned for Valve’s entry into TV-based gaming. The Verge posted today an extensive interview with Gabe Newell , in which the Valve CEO offers more information about the long-rumored Steam Box. Among a number of other insights... More
  • Blog Post: A Short History Of Valve's Gabe Newell

    Gabe Newell is the co-founder and managing director of Valve Corporation. He also worked for Microsoft and helped port the original Doom to PCs. If you didn't know that, you might find this short video entertaining. Lore is a YouTube series that often explains the lore for video game series like... More
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