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Submitted by Jsynn7 1094d ago | news

Steam boss Jason Holtman leaves Valve amid 'group layoff' rumours

A key Valve executive who helps manage the Steam business has departed from the company, according to a new report. (Industry, Steam, Valve)

classic200  +   1094d ago
Now this is strange
piroh  +   1093d ago
no one saw it coming. really sad
fei-hung  +   1093d ago
Looks like Gabe has put some amount of money into Steam boxes (all the different variations) and is now worried he may not make the money back.

Wonder how much capital has been invested in regards to R&D costs and manufacturing. I know it's not entirely financed by Valve, but it must be part financed by them. No company would create hardware for nothing without a partnership or some form of backing from a software provider.
Reborn  +   1094d ago
What is going on? Sure job losses aren't really news, as they happen daily. But it seems something is about to kick off at Valve (or already has).
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cleft5  +   1094d ago
Wow some crazy stuff is happening at Valve.
Dark11  +   1094d ago
and so it begins.
Rivitur  +   1094d ago
The Apocalypse?
dgonza40  +   1094d ago
1: Y2K
2: December 21st, 2012

3?! ....
Rivitur  +   1094d ago
Its an old joke but it fits the situation... We don't count to 3.
Sketchy_Galore  +   1094d ago
What the hell is going on with them? I don't like this. It's like watching a beloved childhood pet go senile and start biting people for no reason. Let's just hope all these layoffs are due to the fact that Half life 3 just went gold and its so good half the employees of the company went insane playing it.
BanBrother  +   1094d ago
"It's like watching a beloved childhood pet go senile and start biting people for no reason."

And the winner of 'best analogy' goes to....
BabyTownFrolics  +   1094d ago
you is good with the words
profgerbik  +   1094d ago
I blame the Steam Box and Valve leaving Half Life for dead.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   1094d ago
Sony should buy Valve.
reznik_zerosum  +   1094d ago
valve should buy sony
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1094d ago
other way around..
T3MPL3TON  +   1094d ago
Man... It'd be fantastic is Valve bought Sony.
dcbronco  +   1093d ago
Sony should buy Valve? Yeah, a company currently selling assets to stay afloat should buy a company with some kind of major problem or at least a major talent drain.
Adva  +   1094d ago
Either whatever they were working on is complete thus no extra people needed OR projects have been canned and extra people are let go.
lovegames718  +   1094d ago
If this was a Sony dev lol this article would have more than 100 comments lol and ppl calling doom and gloom lol I love it!!!!!!
Cyfyxtfg  +   1094d ago
What's goin on at valve?

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