140°
Submitted by Jsynn7 429d 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  +   430d ago
Now this is strange
piroh  +   429d ago
no one saw it coming. really sad
fei-hung  +   429d 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  +   430d 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).
#2 (Edited 430d ago ) | Agree(8) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
cleft5  +   429d ago
Wow some crazy stuff is happening at Valve.
Dark11  +   429d ago
and so it begins.
Rivitur  +   429d ago
The Apocalypse?
dgonza40  +   429d ago
1: Y2K
2: December 21st, 2012

3?! ....
Rivitur  +   429d ago
Its an old joke but it fits the situation... We don't count to 3.
Sketchy_Galore  +   429d 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  +   429d 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  +   429d ago
you is good with the words
profgerbik  +   429d ago
I blame the Steam Box and Valve leaving Half Life for dead.
#6 (Edited 429d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
NoWayOut  +   429d ago
Sony should buy Valve.
reznik_zerosum  +   429d ago
valve should buy sony
other way around..
T3MPL3TON  +   429d ago
Man... It'd be fantastic is Valve bought Sony.
dcbronco  +   429d 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  +   429d 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  +   429d 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  +   429d ago
What's goin on at valve?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Ubisoft is possibly the largest Gaming company right now!

19m ago - Ubisoft has over 9,000 employees, may be LARGEST VIDEO GAME company right now! | Tech
20°

Dungeon Keeper Gameplay Walkthrough Part 5

36m ago - Today we stopped by Flowerhat to set up shop. In this episode we were given gems for the first ti... | PC
30°

One More Chance In Last Life - Cliqist

36m ago - Julie Morley returns with another edition of 'Another View,' where she provides first person acco... | PC
40°

The Future of Console Gaming: Sexuality

38m ago - The Future of Video Games is a series that takes a look at the past of video games in order to ex... | Culture
Ad

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post
40°

Game Sales for April 19th, 2014

46m ago - Carl Williams writes, "Games on sale are a great way to grab good games at a great sale price and... | PC