Gabe Newell interview on The Orange Box, why there's no Mac love and more

This time, Kikizo sat down with Valve boss Gabe Newell (with some additional input from Doug as well as graphics architect Jason Mitchell) for the definitive interview on everything in The Orange Box, where Valve is at, why there's no Mac love, and what's coming next.

Kikizo: People keep asking you about a potential Macintosh version, and your stance is that this is a strictly Windows project...?

Gabe Newell: Well, we tried to have a conversation with Apple for several years, and they never seemed to... well, we have this pattern with Apple, where we meet with them, people there go "wow, gaming is incredibly important, we should do something with gaming". And then we'll say, "OK, here are three things you could do to make that better", and then they say OK, and then we never see them again. And then a year later, a new group of people show up, who apparently have no idea that the last group of people were there, and never follow though on anything. So, they seem to think that they want to do gaming, but there's never any follow through on any of the things they say they're going to do. That makes it hard to be excited about doing games for their platforms.

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Radiomorph4089d ago (Edited 4089d ago )

A good read. But I wanna know if the engine finally supports parallax mapping, but no one cares to ask them that question when they have the chance.
It's important dammit! :)

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Radiomorph4089d ago

No wonder you only have one bubble. *reported*

Lumbo4089d ago

Damn you, Radiomorph, now you made me click"show" on the autoignored post.

I should have known better than looking at a one-bubblers text :x

FrostyMelon4089d ago

I'll wrap up H3 SP and Co-op...pick this one up on the 10th, get back into HL SP and some killer TF2.

bloodzombie774089d ago

Yeah, even though he was decent enough to put orange box on PS3, Newell is still kind of a butthole when it comes to his commentary. For a while there, he was being the Bill O'Reilly of the gaming industry, but it seems he's starting to tone that down.

vaan4089d ago

Then the console versions are not worth a sh1t imo.