Did Tim Cook and Gabe Newell Meet Today?

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Apple's arguably the most important company in mobile gaming. Valve not only makes great games like Portal 2 but they also run Steam, the heavyweight champion of video game digital distribution. What would happen if they teamed up? We don't know.

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But we think that the leaders from each company might have met. A report from Apple Insider claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Valve's Washington State offices, earlier today.

The meeting to two tech company heavyweights like Cook and Valve CEO Gabe Newell is tailor-made to set brains speculating? Could they be talking about a Steam Box? Integrating Steam into AppleTV? Buffing up the Steam client on iOS? Maybe they're talking about the Kotaku Power 40 rankings? (Cook sits quite infamously in the #1 spot while Newell is ranked #8.) My guess? Tim Cook really wants to know when Half-Life 3 is coming out.

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Of course, it's entirely possible that no such meeting happened or that entirely mundane things were discussed. But, for now, let the admirers of each company dream about what a partnership might bring. We've reached out to Valve for comment and will update this story if we hear back.

Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted at video game designer Valve's headquarters [Apple Insider]

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Apple's arguably the most important company in mobile gaming.

i cant be the only that is bothered by this claim. i know, i know... the itunes store sells eleventy gillion games per second, but that doesnt associate them with games any more than walmart is associated with toilet paper since they sell eleventy gillion rolls per second...

"walmart is arguably the most important company in the toilet paper industry."

"7-eleven is arguably the most important company in the beef jerky industry."

"duke is arguably the most important university in the young boy molestation industry."

ok, the last one might be a bit wrong. i dont think there is actually a boy molestation industry.