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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PSVITAlitysensor3339d ago (Edited 3339d 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!


Daver3339d ago

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

ATi_Elite3339d ago

Best reply i have ever read!

Bubbles+ Well Said!

malol3339d 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

Snookies123339d ago

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

blind-reaper3339d ago

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

MAJ0R3339d ago

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

MaxXAttaxX3339d 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_bag2423339d 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.

Daver3339d 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 Russell3339d ago

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

PetitPiPi3339d ago

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

SilentNegotiator3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

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

MsclMexican3339d ago (Edited 3339d 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

Persistantthug3339d ago

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

MsclMexican3339d ago


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

but yeah on topic... really want HL3

jeeves863339d ago

Even in math, acute means a sharp angle.

dark-hollow3339d ago

he looks like george lucas.

MaxXAttaxX3339d 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.

RedDead3339d 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.

MaxXAttaxX3339d ago (Edited 3339d 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.

Voxelman3339d 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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FinaLXiii3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

im seeying it.

r213339d ago

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

CynicalVision3339d 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.

superrey193339d ago

it worked out just fine for Microsoft :)

r213339d 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.

ZippyZapper3339d ago

superrey19 but like CynicalVision said MS spent billions to do it.

kneon3339d ago

It would cost billions to get into the console market today unless it's just a repackaged PC. And Valve has close to 0 recognition among the general public, it would be hard for them to go beyond just the hardcore gamers that already know who they are.

Their only chance would be to partner with an existing hardware company, or as I said above sell a repackaged PC in a living room friendly case.

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CynicalVision3339d ago


You're comparing a company as big as Microsoft with Valve, you can't do that.

ritsuka6663339d ago

new visual of Gabe Newel lol

dredgewalker3339d ago

I like the new image, it makes him look wiser and destroys any fat jokes always associated with his old pictures.

DarkBlood3339d ago

why not? they make enough money as it is to support this structure

they could go with being a upgradable specs console , might be pricey but you'll get the dedicated pc experince in console form unrestricted of course