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Submitted by ApolloTheBoss 636d ago | screenshot

This is Gabe Newell in His Freshman Year of High School

It's only his freshman year, that's why the Valve co-founder and boss hasn't yet been voted Most Likely to Succeed. (Culture, Gabe Newell, Industry, PC, Valve)

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Lovable  +   637d ago
I guess working in Valve is very stressful...gotta have them donuts coming...
ATi_Elite  +   636d ago
@ Lovable You just delayed Half Life 2 ep3 another year with that comment.

Ah the wonders and Joy of being a Freshman. So young, so eager to learn with that innocent gleam in their eyes!

Wait a minute!!! Freshman Gabe looks like professor Isaac Kleiner!
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pandehz  +   636d ago
Bahahahahah yea dam lol he just delayed Half life

All those hrs of beta testing his games have taken a toll on his weight. Cant imagine how big he would get when Half life 3 releases
StayStatic  +   636d ago
A fat joke a day keeps Half-Life 3 away.
Gaming101  +   636d ago
Damn, he was a skinny kid, and he discovered that fatty high calorie sugar filled food combined with sitting on your ass all day makes you the size of a planet... something just about most gamers either have discovered or are currently discovering lol
Bimkoblerutso  +   635d ago
I can kinda see Kleiner...

Or like a young Ed Begley Jr.
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   636d ago
I bet Kotaku editors werent any more handsome
pixelsword  +   636d ago
NOTHING to do with gaming.
h311rais3r  +   636d ago
It's Gabe Newell before he became a genious. Of course it has to do with gaming he's one of the heads in the industry. If he pooped it would be a pixelated turd in half life.
DragonKnight  +   636d ago
Have to agree with pixelsword. We don't need to know what Gabe Newell looked like as a teenager. This isn't one of those MSN sites that cover "what your favorite celebrities looked like in school."

What game does this have to do with? Is this article going to increase the likelihood of a new Valve game being announced or released? Does it talk about gameplay or development? No. So it's not about gaming at all.
snipes101  +   636d ago
Yea lets all just be assholes about it. Just appreciate it for what it is: a little look into the past of one of the industry's greats.

Why so serious?
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DragonKnight  +   636d ago
Why so serious? This site is already filled with submission violations that are approved by friends while more legitimate submissions get denied. We get to hear people complaining about blogs, and obvious flamebait articles all the time, but when a 3 line "article" about what a current game developer looked like as a kid shows up it's "legitimate news?" Since when? Sorry, but this site is called NEWS4Gamers, not yearbookphotosforfangirls.
snipes101  +   636d ago
Seriously just let it go. You sound like one of those cliche butt hurt hall monitors from the movies that runs around the school crying about violation this regulation that blahblahblah.

Im aware of the problem youre talking about, but this isnt part of it. This isnt flame bait at all.

If you look at the tag "culture" under the article, I think you will see that this fits that description. There has to be almost 30 tags that an article can fall under, and they arent all related to news.
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HardCover  +   636d ago
If you don't like an article, browse around for another.

Haven't been here for a year, but I'm glad to see a lot of idiots still can't figure out that there's more to this site than the front page.
KMCROC54  +   636d ago
That or he always has the Munchies.
paddystan  +   636d ago
He just needs a big body for his big heart.
SilentNegotiator  +   636d ago
...attack?
chukamachine  +   636d ago
Goddam that is ugly.
StayStatic  +   636d ago
I'm sure having 3 Billion was worth the stess lol
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Them_Bones  +   637d ago
I'd tap that.
Bathyj  +   636d ago
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Dday141  +   636d ago
I just came in my pants alot.
iceman06  +   636d ago
You mean double tap??? Never can be too careful!!!
lociefer  +   636d ago
OmGz he had a mandible !!!
cone   636d ago | Spam
Neo Nugget  +   636d ago
Ah, the forties...
Pozzle  +   636d ago
Wow. He's barely recognizable.
ApolloTheBoss  +   636d ago
He actually looked like Smeagol back then.
cone   636d ago | Spam
WeskerChildReborned  +   636d ago
Don't know why but he reminds me of Screech from Saved by the bell.
Almir908   636d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
AusRogo  +   636d ago
Sexy man
nevin1  +   636d ago
He's an example of why you shouldn't be mean to less popular kids.

So the people in here who has daughters/sisters, make sure they be more kind to all people.
ApolloTheBoss  +   636d ago
As my grade school teachers always told me: Never make fun of geeks. They WILL be your boss one day.
KaBaW  +   636d ago
@TranceMuse5 -
This. Besides, the nerds and geeks are the ones to make our technology better(:
Jocks and preps, sure they may be "cool," but they ain't going anywhere after HS.
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shackdaddy  +   635d ago
Nerds. Not geeks. There's a difference....
Acquiescence  +   636d ago
This is Gabe Newell...
The Day Before He Discovered Pie & Milkshakes.
beerkeg  +   636d ago
I doubt he cares how he looks really, when you're a billionaire you can have pretty much any woman you want.
RustedMan  +   636d ago
at the same time?
Kinect  +   636d ago
Hell yea bitch threesome baby
XXXL  +   636d ago
That's just about what I figured he would've looked like that back than. Maybe with a star trek uniform on though. Must've been laundry day. This pic screams fleshlight inventor also.
Hufandpuf  +   636d ago
Look at the girl next to him, I bet once Gabe struck fame, she was like "I shoulda went with him to prom!"
pandehz  +   636d ago
Hahahahahahaha the comments are full of win
FPStealthRPGamer  +   636d ago
Dat pair of glasses...
These are the same as Gordon Freeman's glasses...oh wait..
YodaCracker  +   636d ago
Those are some nice "screenshots" of Gabe Newell.
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taquito  +   636d ago
The funny thing is, regardless of his looks, this man proabably sleeps on a bed of 19-21 year old girls hotter than anything anyone here will ever even talk to.

he has well over 1.5 billion dollars in the bank

*(In December 2010, Forbes named Newell as "A Name You Should Know" mainly for his work on Steam having partnerships with multiple major developers.[9][10] In March 2012, Forbes estimated the net worth of Newell as $1.5 billion dollars, ranking 854th out of 1,226 global billionaires.[11])-wiki

1500

million!

he could take the shitty town you live in, buy it and burn it to the ground

and he made all that money doing something he loves.

now go back to the job you hate and make $20 an hour and think you're doing "ok"
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Crazay  +   636d ago
I strongly doubt he's going to bed with a group of 19-21 yr olds...Strongly doubt that and even if he was by some grace of god able to hook that up, it's only because he paid for them.
NieR  +   636d ago
I hope this is just a rumor
Crazay  +   636d ago
Who cares what he looked like in High School? The only thing I can't help but wonder after seeing that picture is if he was an asshole loud mouth back then too thereby instigating copious amounts of atomic wedgies and swirlies.
Asshole loudmouth or not, he probably still got quite a few atomic wedgies.

And now he makes more than all of those guys who stuffed him in his locker.... combined.

It's a nerd's world.
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FlunkinMonkey  +   636d ago
Its race between the release of ep3 and Gabe's increasing chance of a heart attack from demolishing all the pies..

I'm going for the latter
Harelgur  +   636d ago
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   636d ago
Fat jokes? Really, guys? You don't remember that he lost TONS of weight two years ago? He's actually in good shape now. -_-
demetreHG   636d ago | Trolling | show
dark-hollow  +   636d ago
It just humans being judgmental as usual.
Hazmat13  +   636d ago
*breaks door* NNNNNEEEEEERRRRRDDDDDD!!!!!!!! !!! lol
demetreHG   636d ago | Trolling | show
iamlegend9999  +   636d ago
Wow who uploads this shit. That's private information
aiBreeze  +   636d ago
Wow.. that's really Gabe Newell? Well I'm usually the last one to take stabs at people like this but I finally think the mystery of who ate all the pies is finally solved.
BringingTheThunder  +   636d ago
lets hope this doesnt become a normal post on n4g. i dont want high school pics of david jaffe or cliffy b clogging everything up
nintendojunkie28  +   635d ago
I agree.Although,I suppose it is fairly interesting.
dollison27  +   636d ago
Geez...I know this guy got beat up alot in school.
demetreHG   636d ago | Immature | show
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