Valve Economist: The company has started developing hardware, “I really saw the future”

Gamechup writes: Yanis Varoufakis, who is an Economist at Valve, has revealed a lot of interesting things about the future plans of the company in an article he wrote recently.

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The_Infected1791d ago


"I’ve signed an NDA so I can’t reveal much more. I’ll just say that I really saw the future. (it’s not a small deal to see a virtual but highly realistic alien stand beside a real human in the same room with you, walk around the room and wink at you. And all that without a screen, a projector or even a computer near you…)”

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

day 1!!! will it have steamworks support?

"He says that Valve is worried about Microsoft and Apple who have a closed ecosystem and also grab a larger share of profits"

lol Microsoft worried about Apple, Apple worried about Microsoft & Valve is worried about Microsoft and Apple.

Hostile world we live in.

ATi_Elite1791d ago

Microsoft is going the Apple route and locking down Windows and slapping a fee on every mouse click. Not really but it's gonna seem that way here shortly!

For some reason I see Apple opening up more ever so slightly to gain a wider share of the OS market to make more money. Your iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad all do the same dam thing and eventually the Apple faithful will get tired of buying new ones every year or go bankrupt from buying!

either way I agree with Gabe and don't want PC Gaming to be interfered with by extra Fees from Apple or MS.

The move away from MS and DirectX is a great step and if I gotta by a Windows and Apple free box to play PC Games with the same freedom I have now then here is my Credit Card Number!

Tons of great games have come from people just being free to create on the PC. Adding a whole lot of Fees will just slows down and stops the creative juices and we will only be left with games with double digit numbers in the title!

Call of Duty 21, Mass Effect 11, Crysis 15, etc..

No one wants that so if Apple and MS become too restrictive for Devs then Valve has a solution! Valve and Gabe Newell are ALL about the Gamers best interest!

KMCROC541791d ago

Question worried about fees isn't steam free, so what fee are you worried about or are you concerned that chubby will have to give up more to get his shit on everyone else playing field leaving less for him to pocket.

PimpDaddy1791d ago

I laugh at anybody that believes any of these companies have gamers best "interests" in mind. If Valva got in to the hardware business it would be so they could gain some control over the market in order to make MONEY.

That is all these companies care about. Not you, not me, not us. They only care about their bottom line...

Donnieboi1791d ago

U said "here is my credit card number" but I don't actually see it. Please, feel free to PM it to me. <3

solar1790d ago

@ PimpDaddy

Yes, part money, but if you have followed Valve and GabeN as a whole, you would understand more of the whole picture. GabeN loves games. He loves his customers, he loves the industry. What other game developer has given more to its fanbase then Valve has?

Answer: No other. GabeN was a multi millionaire before Valve, a billionaire thanks to Valve, and a generous hardcore gamer who cares more about a great game then making a few bucks.

tee_bag2421790d ago (Edited 1790d ago )

@ PimpDaddy
Of course they want to make money. But it comes down to company philosophy.
Take Ferrari vs Toyota. Ferrari sold cars to pay for racing - so they could be the fastest.
Toyota started racing to sell cars.
See the difference :)

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aliengmr1791d ago

This isn't really that new, Gabe's been talking about wearable computing for a while now.

computeSci1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

That some how left me with an eerie feeling after reading that. An alien walking around, then winks at you? That would scare the hell out of a little kid.

League_of_Draven1791d ago

I know what you mean.

Damn Mexican pedophiles.

Qrphe1791d ago


Your implication burst part of my sides


3GenGames1791d ago

If this happens, and it runs PC can say hello to Linux becoming the standard for gaming in a year or two. I mean, it'll still be on Windows too! (As it should) But Linux builds will start to become standard along with PC builds.

Happy day. :)

r211791d ago

Imagine playing Slender with this tech D:

Knight_Crawler1791d ago

Imagine playing The Binding of Issac with this tech.

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