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40 minute Video Conference with Gabe Newell

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOMI0BxB0yA&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
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is he sitting on 2 chairs? j/k
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The man's lost weight...I can tell...
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Whos Gabe Newell?
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Whos Gabe Newell?

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Whos Gabe Newell?
Hope that wasn't a serious question...if it was...He is the founder of valve, the creator of half life and portal.
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"Take time out of his busy day"? Well, we know he isn't working on ep.3... wink.gif
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"Take time out of his busy day"? Well, we know he isn't working on ep.3... wink.gif

episode 3 will come out one day, the longer it sits dormant the more it will be hyped when it has an announced release.

Plus if valve limited themselves to the fps type genre it would eventually hurt their growth, so their dota will benefit the company more than episode 3.
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I like what Gabe's doing here. Hes taking the time he needs to perfect other games in the future by releasing for example portal 2. I believe that releasing portal 2 he can see our reactions to the game engine and visuals as well as gameplay mechanics, with that information he will be able to better craft as well as present Half Life 3 or eps.3 or maybe even a new core game, who knows.

Of course thats not to say that portal 2 isnt a quality game of course.

I was honestly surprised that those kids didnt ask when or if HL3 was planned, I bet the teacher made sure they didnt ask something simplistic like that lol

His mentioning about steam users being the best option to bring in more customers goes on to relate back to the interview he had recently trashing sony for sony wanting Valve to better optimize for its cpu's. He goes on to say WoW supports itself because of the strong community and how it recirculates as well as brings in new customers by referrals. Seeing that, it looks like he is focusing on having us (steam users) refer friends to steam for an online store.

Good work, I would think. No?
    
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