Gabe Newell, Notch Make List Of World's Richest People

Some people who make (or made) video games are dirt poor. Others, however, could start campfires using $100 bills. In this post, we're looking at the latter. » 3/04/15 8:00pm 3/04/15 8:00pm

Not Even Gabe Newell Death Threats Can Keep This Game Off Steam

You might remember that roguelike FPS Paranautical Activity was yanked—with a large cane of plus 12 unceremoniousness—from Steam after its developer threatened to kill Valve head Gabe Newell. Now, amazingly, it's back. I imagine it helps that the dev in question is no longer involved. » 2/17/15 7:35pm 2/17/15 7:35pm

Gabe Newell Shows Us How Customer Support Is Done

When you have an issue on Steam, you typically send in a report, which Steam Support has to deal with. But one Steam user decided to take their problem to the man in charge of Steam itself, Gabe Newell. And amazingly, Gabe actually took time out of his day to fix the problem. » 2/05/15 1:18pm 2/05/15 1:18pm

Indie Dev Threatens Gabe Newell, Has Game Removed From Steam

If you're a developer selling a game on Steam, it's probably not the best idea in the world to tweet a death threat to the guy who owns Steam. » 10/20/14 8:28pm 10/20/14 8:28pm

Emergency Eye Wash And Other Strange Things At Valve's Offices

For many people, touring a video game studio is like taking a trip to nerd heaven. Valve let the winners of its 2013 Saxxy Awards film contest peek behind the curtain in this way. The resulting photo gallery that was recently posted online makes the place look about as whacky as you'd expect the company that's made… » 7/10/14 12:30pm 7/10/14 12:30pm

The Imaginary Valve E3 Briefing Nobody Wants To See

We all imagined that special Valve event at a future E3 where all the magic happens and we all go home satisfied. OniNeoxes chose a cute, but unorthodox way to show his version of Valve's presser with Tomodachi Life and Nintendo Miis. » 6/16/14 7:40am 6/16/14 7:40am

Gabe Newell Will Save You From Dark Souls II

I doubt that this Gabe Newell shield gives any statistical benefit, but seeing Gabe's face protecting you in-game must give you some sort of confidence/performance boost in Dark Souls II, right? » 4/24/14 9:00pm 4/24/14 9:00pm

Finally, A Video Game That Lets You Worship Gabe Newell

The wonderful folks at Giant Bomb got their hands on a copy of Crawl, which lets you explore a dungeon where your friends are the monsters. It looks like the game's sense of humor is already living up to its excellent trailer. » 4/04/14 1:00pm 4/04/14 1:00pm

Da Vinci's iconic The Last Supper, turned into a Team Fortress 2 parody, with—who else—Gabe Newell sitting in the center. If the creator, Nefnoj, used the golden ratio to define the proportions, it is indeed an authentic replica of the original. » 3/07/14 8:30am 3/07/14 8:30am

Everything Interesting Gabe Newell Said In His Reddit AMA

It's not often the head of one of the most powerful gaming companies in the world pops over to Reddit to speak with the masses, so today was a bit of a treat. If you weren't following the AMA featuring Valve boss Gabe Newell (and some other Valve guys like Erik Wolpaw and Greg Coomer), then, here's all the good stuff… » 3/04/14 8:00pm 3/04/14 8:00pm

Gabe Newell Says He'll Do A Reddit AMA If Charity Reaches $500k

When Valve head honcho Gabe Newell posted on Reddit yesterday, the community freaked out. And although some people were interested in the racing link Newell submitted, most Redditors want to ask questions about Valve that have been on their mind for years, like "Where's Left 4 Dead 3?" and "How long did it take you to… » 1/16/14 9:58am 1/16/14 9:58am

Gabe Newell Posts On Reddit and Here's Proof

A guy posts on Reddit with the username GabeNewellBellevue. People ask him to prove it's the man who runs one of gaming's biggest companies. The result: the picture you see above you. » 1/15/14 4:42pm 1/15/14 4:42pm

Check out this interview with Gabe Newell by the Washington Post—its all about the fascinating work culture at Valve, and it gives some insight as to how things function at the company. As always, Valve sounds like an amazing if not slightly bizarre place to work at. » 1/03/14 6:30pm 1/03/14 6:30pm

Gabe Newell Learned Computers At Microsoft, Beer At Harvard

When people describe their success stories, it's pretty common to hear about non-traditional career paths—so it should be no surprise that this was the case with Gabe Newell too. » 12/11/13 1:00pm 12/11/13 1:00pm

Gabe Newell, EA And...Kotaku Are Now Magic Card Characters

There's a custom Magic Card collection called The Indie Custom Cube. It features cards representing some of the world's most famous developers, companies, games and other assorted characters, including Gabe Newell, Notch, Electronic Arts, Phil Fish and Charles Barkley. » 10/24/13 1:48am 10/24/13 1:48am

Intense Portal Short Film Will Give You Chills, For Science

Considering the fact that it's a fan-made short put together for under $500, Portal: Survive has some truly incredible moments. » 10/09/13 9:00am 10/09/13 9:00am