CVG: Popular exec wins Pioneer gong at Game Developers' Choice Awards
well deserved this guy knows what he talk about
^^ nah that goes to you
I respect Valve for what they have done for the PC community with games like HL and CS... Although it would be good if they just stop whining about the PS3 every now and then.. If you don't want to develop for it, then just mind your own business and stop bi*ching about it.
I think the contributor should get an award for managing to fit his whole face in that picture
LOL They still had to crop his head On Topic: Steam is a great service
Don't say the word crop too loud or gabe will want to eat again
Thorstein put in his place by Redientflux :) Silly child. Yes well deserved indeed, Thanks for some of the most amazing games ever created Valve :) Half-Life as a series Portal Left 4 Dead as a series All of them immense innovative
First of all, it's "bullshit". If you're going to swear, man up and go the full nine. And second, while Gabe Newell is kind of a douche for some of his comments, he has done a lot for the PC side of game development and content delivery. That is why he got the award.
Or he was promised pies as a reward for winning this award. No doubt, pies were involved. @ Bun. I believe the correct terminology would be "heads" - plural. They still had to crop his heads. Just as a person can have multiple chins, one of his grandiose 'stature' can have several heads, like a hydra. I actually thought I was looking at triplets, before I realized it was just a shot of Gabe.
lol, you'd think with all the money he makes he could get some personal trainers or something. Then again maybe he likes being huge... I dunno how big he is irl but he might be kinda intimidating... if you're holding a ham sandwich that is.
I wonder what he thinks of Naughty Dog, since they basically proved him wrong and make him look like an idiot =) Will he eat the award? =O
lol I just think it would have been the funniest thing if instead of using a picture of gabe newell for the article, the contributor just did a google image search for 'fat man' and used the first picture that came up
I stand corrected! Edit: "I actually thought I was looking at triplets, before I realized it was just a shot of Gabe" That has to be the comment of the day!!!
but I wonder how many of you are overweight just like him? I bet a whole bunch of you. anyways, congrats gabe on the reward. now go and develop HL episode 3 and stop bad mouthing the ps3 please.
People like to hide behind their little computer screens making fun of other people. Welcome to the internet. Steam has grown tremendously in the past few years, keeping the PC relevant in the public eye as one of the leading frontiers of digital download. Valve raised the bar on FPS storytelling with Half Life 2 and the expansions and won a tremendous amount of GOTY awards among other various ones. Portal was new and it's witty/twisted sense of humor caught the attention of many gamers and earned itself plenty of awards as well. Team Fortress 2 led the way in class-based Multiplayer. Left4Dead was a hit and even in 2009, a year crowded with copy/paste FPS's, Valve managed to created something new and refreshing in L4D2. Gamers didn't get to experience HL2 Ep.3 or HL3 but Valve is probably taking their time on those and maintaining their need for perfection. Award well deserved, Mr. Newell.
i like the guy's games i play them on my PC but i gotta say the jokes you guys making about him is funny lol and the other funny thing is PS3 fanboys cant say $h!t about him or else PC fanboys and 360 fanboys gonna eat them a live lol
I'm a personal trainer and registered sports therapist. I've been fit and active since I was 20. I work with overweight people and those with body-dysmorphic disorders on a daily basis. I helped my wife lose over 150 lbs.. I am very sympathetic to other people's needs and what it means to be overweight or uncomfortable in your own skin. That said, Gabe Newell makes himself the object of ridicule by his own design. He's not some down in the dumps fellah trying to scrape by with hardly enough cash for a groceries, let alone a gym membership. He's an incredibly wealthy and intelligent man, who, by no consequence other than his own choice, CHOOSES to be over-weight. It is an easy target, and obviously something born of a deep seated character flaw. And in the end, he doesn't really seem to care that he's fat, nor care to do anything about it. So why should we?
The man has made some truly great games, but has terrible public relations. Aside from screwing PS3 gamers and releasing mods more than actual games, he simply doesn't have the charisma of other developers. I think Gabe Newell's day has come and gone.
Stop making fun of his weight. Including when you don't have the balls to do it in his face (and i know for fact you don't because your all annoying fanboy/internet nerds) oh and have all my bubbles you'll need them to survive in your internet life.
http://i11.photobucket.com/... Anyways, my older brother was as fat as him 5 years ago. My younger brother was also overweight. But they lost a lot of weight through jogging and playing football everyday. Within two summers, no one could ever tell that they were once fat. All the girls think they look super hot, little do they know how hard they both had to work for that. Losing weight, or gaining muscle, is not hard. You just have to be dedicated.
He definitely deserves it. Half-Life 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2 are one of the best games I've ever played. There's also the highly addictive CounterStrike Source. Not to mention his source engine is still one of the most used engines for mods up till date. And didn't it debut in 2004. 5 years now. I just want him to hurry the **** up and release Half-Life 2 Episode 3 already >_< It's been like 3 years now... Oh, and I can't wait for Portal 2.
It is pretty amazing how the source engine has held it's own after all these years. I remember playing HL2 when it first came out and gasping at how good it looked. I can't imagine how awesome their next engine will be!
I'm not sure they are going to have a new engine. They purposely designed Source to be scalable so they wouldn't have to keep creating a new engine every few years.
I'd think eventually they'd have to make a new engine. I mean source still looks great but compared to a lot of others (Cryengine mainly) it doesn't have that WOW factor that it once did. My guess is that they'll make Ep3 with source then make HL3 with a new engine.
I think they are making a new engine actually hence why HL2 ep3 has been delayed so long. But yeah, when HL2 first came out, the graphics and physics were phenomenal and are still good even today.
Well deserved, paved the way for DD systems.
But for being bigoted against a 1/4 of the market? For unforgivable delays in "Episodes"? For just re-making (yet again) Team Fortress? Could be worse... They could have given it to Bobby Kotick.
Industry honour? Did he try to eat it?
What for PIE EATING??? ;-D
while your 15 year old 210 pound little trolling Japenese @ss is getting cookies all over mommy and daddies keyboard. Grow up. Give Gabe some respect ya little sh1t. I notice that you never see 360 fanboys talkin smack about PS3 only developers on this site,but the extreme opposite when it's the other way around. The Sony extreme in here are hopeless individuals. Take my bubbles,that's what you sub-par idiots live for in here anyhow.......right?
all you do is post anti gabe/360 comments and we all know your just begging for valve to make something for the ps3 just get over your self
gabe newell makes jelly donuts jelous lol
Sources say they are not 100% sure how he celebrated but probably involved deep fried things with cheese
Looking at that pic is making me lol
But where the fvck is Episode 3? Only Valve could get away with episodic game development that takes longer than full game development. EDIT: I guess I must be wrong. Valve must not take longer to put out Episodes than most studios take to put out full games. Or am I wrong and Episode 3 has already been released? Or am I wrong that the award is a good thing for him? The uncertainty of this is unbelievable. I don't know what I'm going to do.
Congrats Gabe! I wish he would lose some weight, though. It would be sad if he were to pass away due to health problems related to his weight. He would have so many more years of productive game producing if he dropped 80 lbs.
That's a little redundant, don't you think?
Biggest annual growth in games industry?
Poor Skags. By offering a lifetime of devotion to their on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy company of choice they are now forced to hate good games....well, games in general. I guess being an sony fan on the internets is the equivalence of being a priest in real life. Sacrificing all that is good in life for something that doesnt really exist.
I'm about to publish a LittleBigPlanet level called Destroy Gabe Newell. Please give it a go if you can!
Well yeah he probably does deserve it actually. With steam and all. I just don't understand why he doesn't want to learn the PS3's architecture.
pc gaming is their main market. they just port the game over to the 360 for easy money, which is something not possible with the ps3, hence they do not see it feasible to learn an all new architecture.
since he did spear head Portal HL2 and Team Fortress, and the Source engine is still awsome. But I would prefer handing best dev. to Valve instead of giving Gabe Newel a prize ALL of the games by Valve are amazing because of how good they are as a team, not so much because of one guy =/
Gabe founded the company and is in charge of what goes on and who does what, I think him getting the Award was well deserved.
Gabe Newell doesn't deserve anything. His incompetence and intolerance for gamers who aren't a part of his "audience" is despicable. Geeze, give the award to someone from Naughty Dog or a developer that has done something to move the industry forward, but Valve!? *sigh* Don't get me started.
dont think naughty dog made any impact when you compare it against the creation of Steam, which is the way forward for the industry. about 5-10years from now consoles will probably become alot more like steam, with games selling DD upon release.
Congratulations! Well deserved.
for being the fattest loser
at this point in generation the valve hate is sickening to be honest. I understand that I'm in a minority now when it comes to the average age of a gamer but I know some of you guys MUST understand that gaming started earlier than the playstation 2 era. Say what you will about Valve love them or loath any mature minded gamers can respect what they have done for this industry whether u like their games or not. As much as I love their games Gabe and valve have certainly done more for the industry as a whole than naughty dog has.
Valve brought a shift in the way games were played. With Half-life, they brought physics and storytelling in-game rather than by cutscene. The first half-life was amazing the way it was handled. After Half-life, many developers started to follow Valve's example.
McGrawGamer, Your right but You'll get slammed by PS3 lovers, God I hate fanboys they can't see that Naughty dog has given us nothing but crash bandacoot and uncharted, and those didn't make one dent in the industry the way valve did. And Madden10 you truly are a blind fanboy if you really think that.
Gamewise, yeah ND only gave us Crash, and Uncharted but you shouldn't diminish their hard work. They really put alot of effort and heart into their games as evident with Uncharted. The praise that ND gets is well-deserved just like how Valve's always got the PC Gaming's back. (least I hope so)
"Naughty dog has given us nothing but crash bandacoot and uncharted" *cough*Jak&Daxter*cough* ;)
@madden10; the source engine and steam come to mind when I thin of Valve innovations. Of course you or somebody else will come and talk about source's graphical capabilities so let me just clear the air for that right now. When it was released the source engine was one of the best graphical engines of it's time. Steam is one of the pioneers for digital distribution. Now my comments were not meant in any way to be disrespectful to Naughty Dog in any shape form or fashion. I simply gave my opinion on why Gabe was deserving of the award where so many here seem to be believe they are not SIMPLY because they don't support the playstation 3 platform. No one seemed to have a problem with the guy when half life was readily available for the playstation 2.
As much as i like to slam this man into the ground for his negativity towards anything that isnt Microsoft related. He has made 1 of the best game series with half life and the steam service that i use daily so he deserves this award. Less left 4 dead(Zombie mod enhanced from counterstrike) more half life 2 episode 3 or half life 3.
This man deserves the award, He knows what he's talking about when it comes to PC and 360 and he loves to game like the rest of us and he graces us with content and regular updates that far exceed any other developer that I know of. Not only that but steam is a great service and I rarely buy any game that ISN'T on steam. All the 14 year olds making fun of his weight can go screw yourselfs, he's a nice guy and loves us gamers, Just because he doesn't think the PS3's "Cell" is worth coding for so what? He's a developer and he doesn't think it's necessary to code for something that a regular i7 outperforms. But enough ranting he loves making games and we love playing them, he's done a great deal for us so stop complaining, I thought you PS3 owners had too many exclusives to care.
Well deserved! Gabe has created many amazing innovative games Half-Life is one of the most iconic, and to many simply the best game ever made, at the time it came out it was revolutionary Not to mention the success they have had with Steam, Portal, Left 4 Dead. Valve is an amazing developer, who make amazing games - Gabe Newell I applaud you for being such a great game maker. All you pathetic losers, know all of this to be true, so like 10 year olds call him fat, is that all you got? really? grow up.
Industry honor of what?!? Making crappy games, being fat, and looking like the stereotypical nerd gamer in South Park's WOW episode?!?!
Crappy games go wash your mouth with soap please without half life modern day fps would be very different.
He's not a troll, Just an Idiot.
haha, ok. idiot.
wow...I'm sorry I don't like Valve games! So I can't have a personal opinion anymore? And as for the troll comment, just because I made a comment that you don't like, I'm a troll?!?! Unlike most of you, I don't search n4g through rose colored glasses! I look at everything in the ALL column. Sorry if this infringed on your own little personal shrine space! Geeze! And as for the comment on the glorious state of the modern FPS...please, give me a break!!! If you think the FPS is the greatest thing that has happened to gaming then you really need to go to Walmart, buy the game Clue and then you'll have one! The advent of the FPS is one of the WORST things that has happened to gaming and is really linked to the downfall of the hardcore gamers. You can leave your lame comments and inept mentality at the door.
Don't try to discount your "opinion" as anything but Open Zone worthy. "Making crappy games, being fat, and looking like the stereotypical nerd gamer in South Park's WOW episode" GTFO
Geeze man, I'm sorry I offended you so much with my comment about this guy! Do you know him personally or something? I mean hey, I like WOW as much as the next guy, I have a recurring monthly, but you've gotta admit...He looks a LOT like the guy from the South Park episode! You know...you could always worry about something that's actually IMPORTANT you know, loL!
The open zone is for comments like that. Until you contribute something of substance, like his contributions to the development industry, or perhaps how he has hurt the industry or how another company should have deserved the award instead of him and the reasons behind your stance, it's just white noise that is unintelligible and pointless. I, as well as the decent commenters on N4G, could care less about his physical appearance. Stop being so vain.
He looks more like a circle
Gabe the Hutt
Article pic looks like a fat Harry Potter.