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Gabe Newell Is Considering Moving Valve To New Zealand

Gabe Newell interviewed with Xbox's Phil Spencer and journalist Geoff Keighley. The interview's contents are subject to an NDA, but Valve News Network's Tyler McVicker has released some snippets of information from the interview with an agreement of the parties involved.

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Christopher41d ago

He's been "stuck" there during COVID-19 and loved it. He even got together with a few other people to throw a "thank you" concert for New Zealanders.

ApocalypseShadow41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

It looks like a nice place on TV and in pictures. Lots of green. Lots of water. Seems more laid back. First introduction to it was interviews of actors from Hercules and Zena.

And the way things are at the moment here in the US, I wouldn't be surprised that he is considering staying until we get our act together. It shouldn't be the way it is in more ways than one.

Kiwi6641d ago

I'm from the South Island of New Zealand and its not a bad place to live.
From where I live the beaches are only about a 20 minute drive and the mountains are a few hours away.

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BlackIceJoe41d ago

If this happens I can see it only being a good thing for the New Zealand video game market.

I could even see some new video game studios pop up, so I say go for it, because at the end of the day this will lead to more video games being made and I'm all for that.

Michiel198941d ago

Its really just a formality and has to do with taxes etc, not with making games or anything. No new studios willl pop up because of it.

Bobertt41d ago

Gabe said those reports are wrong he isn't moving Valve to New Zealand but he has applied for a visa in New Zealand.

Michiel198941d ago

@bob that makes more sense yeah.

DiRtY41d ago

The bigger thing to look out for is:

Why was there an Interview with Gabe Newell and Phil Spencer, which is still under NDA...

Fluke_Skywalker41d ago

That is definitely a good question.

Ausbo41d ago

There’s obviously a partnership of some sort, so it should be interesting to see at what level it is.

SickSinceSix41d ago

He could at least let us buy Valve Indexes here, still says not available in your country on Steam.

Binarycode41d ago

Do us all a solid gabe. Sell the Halflife I.P so the people that want a new game can have one. cheers

Fist4achin41d ago

Seriously. Valve had such excellent games, HL, Portal, L4D,... Where are they at? Steam takes in so much money that they don't give a shit about those games. Sell off the gaming division already and continue to roll in your profits from Steam.

FlyingFoxy40d ago

Well they released a junk update to L4D2 which wasn't even Valve made because it was a community effort, they managed to make the game worse than it was before and it required an update for years.

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