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On 5 March, Valve CEO Gabe Newell was awarded the Academy Fellowship at the British Academy Games Awards . He follows in the footsteps of Peter Molyneux (Populous, Theme Park), Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario, The Legend of Zelda), Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari, Pong) and Will Wright (SimCity, The Sims).


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GABEN!
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Those are some pretty big names up there, wow.

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Go Gabe !

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Gaben, rising to the top, whilst keeping the company AND consumer in mind. thumb.gif
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This still drives me nuts...he's getting an award that should be going to a game developer. He hung his development hat up a long time ago to put on the software selling hat.
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This still drives me nuts...he's getting an award that should be going to a game developer. He hung his development hat up a long time ago to put on the software selling hat.

They are still game devs. Portal, left for dead etc
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They are still game devs. Portal, left for dead etc

and are those award worthy along the same lines as Mario and Zelda for example? CounterStrike: Souce and Half life 1...maybe...but it seems a little late to be recognizing him for that.

I don't know though...I guess Portal did breath some life into the Puzzle game genre. Before portal I don't think there were all that many and now there are all kinds of Puzzle indegames.
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and are those award worthy along the same lines as Mario and Zelda for example? CounterStrike: Souce and Half life 1...maybe...but it seems a little late to be recognizing him for that.

I don't know though...I guess Portal did breath some life into the Puzzle game genre. Before portal I don't think there were all that many and now there are all kinds of Puzzle indegames.

Portal is award worthy, very much so.

Gabe has saved the PC gaming market, period.

When everyone else ditched out or classified it as secondary, Gabe held true to PC gaming and kept it alive. Not only did he keep it alive, he revitalized it. Gabe/Valve/Steam has been the largest and most important force of the gaming industry since the NES.

Gabe/Valve/Steam is the one group within the gaming industry I will claim to be a fanboy of, because they deserve it. Now add onto that the quality games they produce....
    
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