Gabe Newell

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"This isn't working".

Gabe Newell (born November 3, 1962) is the co-founder and managing director of game development company Valve Corporation.


  • George Lucas should have distributed the "source code" to Star Wars. Millions of fans would create their own movies and stories. Most of them would be terrible, but a few would be genius.
  • The original Half-Life took two years to create and Half-Life 2 took six years. That means Half-Life 3 would ship in approximately 2022. By which time we'll all be retired. With episodic content we can answer everybody's questions about what happened at the end of Half-Life 2, and we can do it in 18 months rather than 18 years.
  • The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think It’s really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted.
  • C'mon, people, you can't show the player a really big bomb and not let them blow it up.
    • Valve Software (2010-06-09). Valve. Valve Software. Retrieved on 2010-06-09.
  • I'd like to thank Sony for their gracious hospitality, and for not repeatedly punching me in the face. If I seem a little nervous, it's because Kevin Butler was introduced to me backstage as the VP of sharpening things.
  • Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem.
  • James is an ass, and we won't be working with him again.

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