Gabe Newell // Posts tagged as "Gabe Newell"
Valve has long been a bastion of awesomeness in a sea of shady game developers. The company’s CEO, Gabe Newell, is celebrated with godlike reverence by PC gaming fans. Unfortunately, that honeymoon period ended in dramatic fashion this week as Valve launched mod stores on Steam. Those mod stores let modders sell their wares instead of giving them away totally free of charge. Games like SkyRead More
A few decades ago, PC gamers interacted with video games entirely through text. Text-based games were all the rage. A few years later, sounds and visual feedback were added to games. In the future, gaming companies like Valve might add a few more senses to the mix thanks to biofeedback technology. What is biofeedback? Biofeedback incorporates a player’s emotional experience into the game. So iRead More
Valve has been talking about expanding its operations for a long time. There have been plenty of rumors about Steam Box over the past few months – a possible console version of Valve’s popular Steam software platform for PCs – but very little concrete information. That is, there was very little concrete information until a short time ago, when Valve’s extraordinary CEO Gabe Newell let sRead More
Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell made headlines when he trashed Windows 8 in the media. He blamed Microsoft for removing one of the PC’s greatest assets – its openness – and replacing it with an unfamiliar interface. As a result, Newell said that his company would begin developing games for Linux as opposed to only Windows operating systems. Well, Gabe wasn’t kidding. The Steam for Linux betaRead More
If you’re not already familiar with Gabe Newell, then you’re probably not into the PC gaming scene. Newell is head of Valve Software, creator of popular games like Portal, Left 4 Dead, Half Life, Team Fortress 2, and CounterStrike Source, among others. Of course, that’s not to mention ‘Steam’, which is Valve’s flagship PC gaming platform. It allows users to buy new PC games, transfer sRead More