The man on the left in this video is Intel's Shmuel "Mooly" Eden, a company vice president and Israeli beret-wearing champion. On the right? Valve boss Gabe Newell, who it seems doesn't cope well with unexpected questions.

If you've ever wondered why video games PR is so entrenched in the machinations of this business, this is why. Eden asks a fairly innocent question: when can we see Counter-Strike 2? And Newell, well....


Now, I don't point this out to make fun of the guy. Most people don't react well when put on the spot like that. I say it because it's a perfect an example of why people have a very special kind of love for Valve. No boss of the Xbox division, or Sony Computer Entertainment, would be so charmingly awkward on stage. But Gabe? With is bumbling, and arm-waving, and trademark red polo? He comes across as a Regular Joe.

Until, you know, you remember he's a billionaire.


"When Will You Release Counter-Strike 2?" [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter