Valve’s Gabe Newell talks wearable computers, why consoles should open up, and game ownership

Penny-arcade writes: "What we found during our conversation with the man himself is that those titles don’t mean much of anything, and he’s willing to throw his support behind whatever projects needs his help on a day to day basis. Valve has a unique structure… if you can even call it a structure."

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PSVITAlitysensor4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

Wow this will be SO MUCH better than Sony & MS imho. Portal, Half Life, Counter Strike, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead as the first party games and steam as the online structure?.... Brilliant!


Daver4439d ago

maybe you should think about buying a PC......

ATi_Elite4439d ago

Best reply i have ever read!

Bubbles+ Well Said!

malol4439d ago

im a PC gamer and a valve fan
they should just keep on the current track

focus on PC
make few cash ins on consoles
both sides happy

and BTW i like his new epic beard and he seems he lost wight :D

Snookies124439d ago

@malol - Haha, his beard makes me think of George Lucas... XD

blind-reaper4439d ago

yeah he went from "fat nerd" to "old wise men"

MAJ0R4438d ago

He kind of reminds me more of Robin Williams with his beard lol

MaxXAttaxX4438d ago

That's the most pointless idea ever.

All of those games are already on PS3/360.
For Valve to make their own console just to have those games as first party titles... makes no sense... just play on PC if you want Steam or consoles.

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tee_bag2424439d ago

@ Daver - Maybe he already has a PC. I myself do but would also like to see more innovation in consoles. I dont see this happening but Id definitely support a valve console.

Daver4439d ago


Then what you want is more innovations with PC because theres more innovations with consoles than there are with PCs.
PCs have more "power" but innovations is not related with PCs

Kurt Russell4438d ago

Nah, I would happily see a valve/steam console... Have it on my PC but would love the convenience of a console instead.

PetitPiPi4439d ago

But dude, Valve's games won't be exclusive to their console! Nobody wants to play multiplatform games. /s

SilentNegotiator4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

I really don't think any Valve fans (that think the implications through) WANT them to start focusing on a console.

MsclMexican4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

The day we get wearable computers is 10 years before we get Half Life 3..


(come on prove me wrong, and show us you can count to 3... plz :0)

EDIT: reads article about Gabes response to HL3

"We are ACUTELY aware of our fans demand for HL3."

Acutely= slightly or small

Me: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuu

Persistantthug4439d ago

go to dictionary.com if you need to get more clarity on the term.

MsclMexican4439d ago


sorry, was using the math term for Acute angles...

but yeah on topic... really want HL3

jeeves864438d ago

Even in math, acute means a sharp angle.

MaxXAttaxX4438d ago

For Valve to make their own console just to have those games as first party titles... makes no sense... just play on PC or any consoles.

RedDead4438d ago

They suck on those systems though, compared to the PC Version. You know they way some games are made specifically for a gamepad in mind? It's the other way around for those ones and the Mand K shine with them. Not to forget Mods.

MaxXAttaxX4438d ago (Edited 4438d ago )

Suck? Are you kidding? Not even "in comparison".

And what do mods have to do with it? A game's quality shouldn't be determined by after-market mods.
They're first-person games. It's not an alien concept to consoles. It's been around for years.

Such BS statement.

Voxelman4438d ago

He wasn't talking about a platform he was talking about hardware for the biometric/wearable computing stuff they have been working on as there currently isn't that hardware out there yet.

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FinaLXiii4439d ago (Edited 4439d ago )

im seeying it.

r214439d ago

wow, gabe looks cooler with a grey beard and hair. anyways, arent valve a software focused company or am i wrong?

CynicalVision4439d ago

You're not wrong, they're completely software focused. I don't think it would work out well for them suddenly switching to hardware. Sure they make a lot of money, but it would cost billions for them to invest in something like this.

superrey194439d ago

it worked out just fine for Microsoft :)

r214439d ago

cool :D pretty sure they should stay software only. if they made a console, they'd only be limiting themselves. their games evolve just as pc do, if you know what i mean.