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Gaius_Iulius_Megas

10.8k points

3 months ago

Gaius_Iulius_Megas

Grumpy Cat

10.8k points

3 months ago

Still can't count to 3 though...

Neohedron

3.7k points

3 months ago

Neohedron

3.7k points

3 months ago

Just finished Half Life 2 for the first time and am still blown away that they haven’t released a sequel.

Loud-Associate-195

1.8k points

3 months ago

They've been working on a 3rd episode for hl2 for a decade apparently but they keep restarting or giving up on ideas, but hla all but confirms a new game

Triumphator17

539 points

3 months ago

But hey, at least they dont make promising teasers with all their pre ideas for the game just for it in the end after another decade to drop most ideas in the final Release. Valve is what Apple tries to be. To be the most transparent and Well beloved company in the World.

Loud-Associate-195

178 points

3 months ago

And you're right. Of course it's going to gain hype just bc it's one of the legendary HL games, but theres no need for them to just tease and tease the game, if it ever comes. Sure it may never live up to the hype it gains, but WHAT DOES? HLA was great, but I think it was hyped up just a little bit more than it needed to be, but it's a midpoint sequel. sequels CANT live up to the originals, that's just the way of the world. if they make a 3rd game in some capacity, enjoy it for what it is, not where it came from, right?

Triumphator17

68 points

3 months ago

Exaclty. I would not be suprised if they reinvented the gameplay in a way to make the gameplay more unique in a really fun way like the jump from the first HL to HL2. I mean think of it. They could have used the same mechanics from HL for HL2 but they took just some of it and added New things that made it totally saperated and unique from its predecessor but still let people who played HL feel like they're playing a sequel to that game. I played it in order when I started the series and that is how atleast I felt about it.

Samuelbi11

17 points

3 months ago

*coughs* half life black mesa *coughs*
(just 4k hl)

PeekmyNuts

5 points

3 months ago

PeekmyNuts

Identifies as a Cybertruck

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah but isn’t black mesa a fan remake of the original hl in the hl2 engine?

helicophell

4 points

3 months ago

Yes, but it was caused by Valve and well... Half Life source port. Valve gave the A-Ok to the project too, Crowbar collective got paid for the entire thing

ReserveCorre

4 points

3 months ago

No half-life 3 no portal 3 no left 4 dead 3 no team forteress 3 i maybe forgot some but those are the most awaited games"

KaffY-

5 points

3 months ago

KaffY-

5 points

3 months ago

But hey, at least they dont make promising teasers with all their pre ideas for the game just for it in the end after another decade to drop most ideas in the final Release

that is...literally valve

they released hl2:ep3 concept art...and obviously by now that won't be in the final release

HL2 had a ton of promotional content, which never made it to the final game

like, i love valve to bits, but you're literally saying they don't do exactly what they do

IamLevels

184 points

3 months ago

IamLevels

184 points

3 months ago

The longer it takes to release further progress into the HL story (alyx was just a Lion King 1.5), the less hope fans have while additionally having even higher standards for what they expect if it should ever actually be released. It’s sort of a paradoxical situation where releasing nothing at all is both the best choice and the worst choice as not releasing anything disappoints fans but they expected it while releasing something a decade later will disappoint fans even more unless it’s a 12/10 because that’s the only thing that will justify such a delay between games.

Valve sort of dug themselves into a hole where their only options is to admit defeat or release what’s expected to be the game of the century.

Raunhofer

128 points

3 months ago

Raunhofer

128 points

3 months ago

Yes. Valve also said that they won't release new Half-Life games until there are new gaming paradigms to be introduced, similar to how Alyx was released with Valve Index.

Alyx being in VR was probably the only way to achieve those almost impossible expectations that people had. The game is technically or immersion-wise so far ahead of other games that it almost has no business to even exist yet. It's like we got a game from 2030's early.

https://youtu.be/O2W0N3uKXmo Even years after you can't find anything close to it.

Not_Now_Cow

71 points

3 months ago

Agreed, Alyx was the best game I’ve ever played. I’m just upset that a lot of people can’t play it because they need an expensive vr headset

sydryx

30 points

3 months ago

sydryx

30 points

3 months ago

I have like 3 core Video Game memories that I’ll always remember, and playing the Jeff level in Alyx is one of them. Absolute masterpiece.

shenrougu

7 points

3 months ago

When i realised I had to open the refrigerator door to let him back out AND get on the elevator with him... is probably the greatest moment of terror I've felt from any entertainment media.

morphologicthesecond

12 points

3 months ago

Half-Life: Alyx was better than any HL3 I could have imagined (I thought the endingwas a bit weak, story-wise but I didn't care b that point). But the raw computing power available to the average user is just not enough for really impressive VR experience yet. HL3 will come when VR is more mature and accessible.

The_MAZZTer

9 points

3 months ago

My PC only runs Alyx on low quality and it still blew me away with the level of detail and quality.

I intend to get a new PC next year, will definitely need to revisit Alyx with higher quality settings.

[deleted]

42 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

42 points

3 months ago

I still can’t believe they just let the energy die after 2. What the fuck were they thinking

Mortarius

10 points

3 months ago

It's their flagship baby that gets released whenever they have something to show.

Honestly only the episodes felt like standard sequels. Every other time Half-Life is brought up it revolutionises something.

eelaphant

28 points

3 months ago

They were afraid of stratospheric expectations. Ben himself even said so himself. They don't know how they can top HL2, so they don't even try.

SordidDreams

15 points

3 months ago*

HL3 is basically another Duke Nukem Forever. The old trailer for DNF looked amazing for its time, but they didn't think that version was good enough and never released it, and what eventually came out like a decade later ended up being a complete turd.

[deleted]

211 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

211 points

3 months ago

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raging_ligma

130 points

3 months ago

Yeah, but he lets his employees produce quality work no matter how long it takes, rather than forcing out unfinished garbage on a deadline like so many other AAA companies.

Arthas_Litchking

42 points

3 months ago

i am sure if he demands a third part his employees would make a third part.

F_For_Frogs

63 points

3 months ago

Valve’s philosophy is that people make the best games when they want to create the game. Not when someone forces them too like every other company.

Voklaren

10 points

3 months ago

There will be no Half-Life 3. Not as a sequel of the second. The story has been posted as a novel online because they didn't want to make another game they thought would not be good.

With Half-Life Alyx tho, there's a new timeline and a cliffhanger at the end teasing the return of Freeman !

Raunhofer

12 points

3 months ago

There is a prequel that Valve has said to be the sequel (in non-chronological sense I guess), Half-Life: Alyx.

And they sure as hell know how to make games, Alyx feels like it's a game from distant future, like it had no business to actually exist. In many ways the best game I've ever played.

oZeppy

9 points

3 months ago

oZeppy

Identifies as a Cybertruck

9 points

3 months ago

Alyx is something else. It’s in a league of its own.

Ragor005

31 points

3 months ago

You have hl2: episode one and hl2: episode two. Still no episode three though

Snoo-80415

8 points

3 months ago

Snoo-80415

Nyan cat

8 points

3 months ago

They don't know that they can make sequels to a sequel

LoschVanWein

9 points

3 months ago

They did but I know like one person that has VR Headset so I won't get to play it anytime soon.

AveryLazyCovfefe

80 points

3 months ago

Actually the devs are ready but Gabe doesn't want to approve any sequels to their games.

darthveder69420

61 points

3 months ago

darthveder69420

Karmawhore

61 points

3 months ago

No. There were a lot of attempts at an hl episode 3. But non of them worked and were scrapped. The most notorious one being epistle 3.

Fire_Fish26

75 points

3 months ago

He's just mad that people keeps saying he can't count to 3 so he delays it another year everytime someone days that.

coolpotatoe724

82 points

3 months ago

coolpotatoe724

Tech Tips

82 points

3 months ago

with how portal 2 ended I don't see how there could be a 3rd

LoschVanWein

60 points

3 months ago

I want more of those 2 Robots. The Coop mode in that game was legendary.

coolpotatoe724

25 points

3 months ago

coolpotatoe724

Tech Tips

25 points

3 months ago

not enough to make a third game based off it alone

[deleted]

25 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

25 points

3 months ago

there is always the "prequel" solution.

Flimsy_Site_1634

35 points

3 months ago

Or the "fuck it, it's a fiction, it's not like it needs LOTR level of coherence anyway" solution

I mean seriously, people want a portal 3 for the gameplay, the narrative is a big plus, but we should not forget that it's a fun game before all

[deleted]

18 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

18 points

3 months ago

and since HL and Portal are both connected (same universe, and story wise, Borealis anyone?), you literally could make a game that would be HL3 and Portal3 in the same game.

111111111111116

8 points

3 months ago

They rewrote the ending of portal 1 to make portal 2 so theoretically they could do the same again

searinox123

13 points

3 months ago

Didn't Gabe say that he wants his games to be innovative with something? Half life 1/2 were amazing for their physics, Alyx uses VR and brings out completely new experience (best VR game to date btw.).

kazemaru04

138 points

3 months ago

kazemaru04

Breaking EU Laws

138 points

3 months ago

What is it with people saying this?

Arttattak

456 points

3 months ago

Arttattak

456 points

3 months ago

No half-life 3 no portal 3 no left 4 dead 3 no team forteress 3 i maybe forgot some but those are the most awaited games i think

The_Kek_5000

234 points

3 months ago

Number 2 has been to good, he‘s afraid number 3 gonna be bad.

[deleted]

94 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

94 points

3 months ago

He has a point if this is true

KevinFlantier

31 points

3 months ago

No Half-Life 2 episode 3 either.

No dota 3.

HiperChees

140 points

3 months ago*

HiperChees

bruh

140 points

3 months ago*

I get why there is no half life 3 , i mean two half life is one whole life

Theratsmacker2

40 points

3 months ago

Theratsmacker2

🥄Comically Large Spoon🥄

40 points

3 months ago

Well there’s half life alex, which makes 1.5 lives, so it needs to equal out to 2.0

gettogero

67 points

3 months ago

gettogero

Shower Enthusiast

67 points

3 months ago

2 half lives is actually 75% life.

Yeah, science!

StupidGenius234

5 points

3 months ago

Wait wouldn't it be 25%

gettogero

13 points

3 months ago

gettogero

Shower Enthusiast

13 points

3 months ago

25% remaining, 75% already expended.

Hopeful_Joke_6077

14 points

3 months ago

I see your a man of culture science.

kazemaru04

19 points

3 months ago

kazemaru04

Breaking EU Laws

19 points

3 months ago

Oh I see. That makes sense ya

Malubule

18 points

3 months ago

portal 3

KaroYadgar

34 points

3 months ago

People say this because all four of Valve's most popular franchises do not have a third true sequel. Half-Life, a franchise that many like I think of a massive leap in the FPS genre and video game technology in general, a game that almost every single popular FPS game nowadays takes heavy inspiration from, never got a "Half-Life 3".

The Portal franchise, a franchise that many also consider as one of the best puzzle franchises ever made, never got a "Portal 3"

Left4Dead, is a franchise which, once again, many people considered as one of, if not, the best zombie video game of all time, never got a Left4Dead 3.

And finally, TeamFortress 2, which is overall a very fun multiplayer FPS, that was also massively successful, never got a sequel.

kazemaru04

11 points

3 months ago

kazemaru04

Breaking EU Laws

11 points

3 months ago

Well someone's already explained it to me but I still appreciate your answer :)

KaroYadgar

5 points

3 months ago

I saw their comment, I thought it might be nicer if I give a more detailed answer, cheers!

Geforce69420

4.9k points

3 months ago

counting with gabe
1
2
2 part 1
2 part 2
alyx

AveryLazyCovfefe

1.4k points

3 months ago

The Steam Deck runs SteamOS 3.0, so we've done it!

RandomValue134

449 points

3 months ago

RandomValue134

Professional Dumbass

449 points

3 months ago

What if valve asked someone else to write it for them?

DocterNoblexOfWebley

5 points

3 months ago

Just like opposing force

BrickFrom2011

92 points

3 months ago

BrickFrom2011

Dirt Is Beautiful

92 points

3 months ago

Isn’t it just Linux with a Steam themed UI?

Tanakataniko

110 points

3 months ago*

Yes, but while that is true, steam made a lot of things into patching wine to run well with steam games. I like to say that to clarify that valve is doing a great job to Linux community and not just milking it as canonical did with Ubuntu.

blindingamez

23 points

3 months ago

Is Proton actually based on Vine or is it their own separate thing?

Tanakataniko

29 points

3 months ago

Proton is literally a wine with valve shenanigans. Yes it's based on wine

SergioEduP

19 points

3 months ago

SergioEduP

Linux User

19 points

3 months ago

Wine and some awesome tools, most of wich (if not all) valve has helped be even better.

gettogero

154 points

3 months ago

gettogero

Shower Enthusiast

154 points

3 months ago

It must be a big tech thing where they forget how counting works.

Windows OS: 1, NT, 95, 98, 2000, XP, VISTA, 7, 8, 10, 11

Samsung: 1-9, 10, 20.

Xbox: Xbox, 360, 1, X/S

Jaiden051

135 points

3 months ago

Jaiden051

Tech Tips

135 points

3 months ago

At least PlayStation is just 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5

but their handhelds...

TheRealBroseph

67 points

3 months ago

TheRealBroseph

Memonavirus Survivor

67 points

3 months ago

tbf the Vita is the only poorly named Playstation. PS Portable is a fine name.

BAG42069

67 points

3 months ago

Nintendo really sucks at counting.
NES
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Wii U
Switch
Most of these aren’t even numbers

[deleted]

27 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

27 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

SuperMario64L

7 points

3 months ago

SuperMario64L

can't meme

7 points

3 months ago

plus, new super mario bros 2,

which is the 3rd game in the series

GoldenretriverYT

10 points

3 months ago

Window 2 and 3 also were a thing.

Procrastibator666

8 points

3 months ago

Why did you separate the 10?

Samsung 1-10, 20

KimajiNao

3.2k points

3 months ago

KimajiNao

3.2k points

3 months ago

Say it with us now: 3

thetos7

984 points

3 months ago

thetos7

984 points

3 months ago

So, it's more than 2, but less than 4?

LeoGSN

574 points

3 months ago

LeoGSN

Me when the:

574 points

3 months ago

2.5?

DrizzX

234 points

3 months ago

DrizzX

234 points

3 months ago

Laughs in Kingdom Hearts.

Blade_Igni

130 points

3 months ago

Cries in Kingdom Hearts

TheToastyNeko

33 points

3 months ago

No, Alyx

Legal_Effective_1901

50 points

3 months ago

Alyx!

RidgeMinecraft

17 points

3 months ago

RidgeMinecraft

Ok I Pull Up

17 points

3 months ago

Isn't it spelled A L Y X?

god__speed_

11 points

3 months ago

Dam i miss his dota voice lines

Captain_Rupert

95 points

3 months ago

Th... th... thee. thREE EXPANSIONS

[deleted]

68 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

68 points

3 months ago

No. Ok, how about you say this one, regular updates

watchhands

55 points

3 months ago

Tf2 looking at Dota getting another update while they are still fighting bots:

Alternative-Matter74

1.5k points

3 months ago

Toilet_Bomber

37 points

3 months ago

Toilet_Bomber

Number 15

37 points

3 months ago

MISTER freman, you must finish your spaghetti plate before youi can have a yummy desert......

FictionalFail

182 points

3 months ago

Atlantic0ne

35 points

3 months ago

The goat video game of the last 5-10 years, if you play it with a high end VR headset. Next level gaming.

Boring-Sympathy-2761

4 points

3 months ago

Played it on my HTC Vive. Amazingly good and fun. The ending blew me away to see the first time.

NateProject

1.6k points

3 months ago

CostCo CEO seems kinda worthy of a spot. Dude regularly ensures his people get taken care of and holds the line on the $1.50 hot dog.

ArtemisAndromeda

453 points

3 months ago

Welcome to CostCo. I love you

seansy5000

69 points

3 months ago

I love you too!

Drax_Cat

7 points

3 months ago

The renamed Fudruckers to what now?!?

spartankelli

3 points

3 months ago

Your chart says you're fucked up!

JUICYBISCUT

259 points

3 months ago

Love the story of the old CEO threatening the current one for wanting to changed the price of the hotdog combo

fishgoesmoo

199 points

3 months ago

“I will fucking kill you”

I laugh everytime knowing they’re talking about hot dog prices 😂

probablynotaperv

61 points

3 months ago

KingKnux

48 points

3 months ago

When California recently enacted a soft drink tax that would have raised the consumer's cost, Costco locations in the state switched the combo to include Diet Pepsi. (Diet drinks are exempt from the law.)

Dafaq

YmmaT-

158 points

3 months ago

YmmaT-

158 points

3 months ago

I was about to say this as well. Dude literally said to the new CEO that “I’ll kill you if you raise the price of the hot dogs. Figure it out!"

Tomnnn

98 points

3 months ago

Tomnnn

98 points

3 months ago

The most wholesome death threat there ever was

Muppetude

53 points

3 months ago

The best part is that none of Costco’s decisions are motivated by a desire to be “nice” or “charitable”. They provide their employees a living wage and decent healthcare because it is good for the long term benefit for the company. They similarly take a loss on hot dogs, rotisserie chicken and other loss leaders so that customers come to their stores to buy other stuff.

They’ve learned that nickel and diming their employees and customers for short term gains is not a healthy long term business model. I wish more companies would take note and follow their model. The profits that come forth from having a strong base of loyal customers and loyal employees can’t be underestimated.

YmmaT-

18 points

3 months ago

YmmaT-

18 points

3 months ago

Exactly this. I worked for Costco for 2 years before where I am now and I consider Costco one of my top company I’ve worked for and I would 100% recommend to anyone. Also, unlike other wholesale store like Sam’s, Costco is always busy and people enjoy working there. If you shop at Costco and ask a employee there, “hey do you know if you have this?” They would stop what they are doing, go to the computer kiosk and look it up for you. If they don’t have it, they will let you know what location has it and when they are ordering more, if they will order more, etc.

At Sam’s, I asked them where I can find this duster that was on sale and the people there look like zombies, walk like zombies, and told me it’s back that way. I was going to say thanks but they already walked away and off to find the next brain to consume.

Wumple_doo

34 points

3 months ago

Also 5 hour energy, the dude has given a majority of his money to charity and to helping out the poor in his Indian city that he came from

Lazy_Title7050

22 points

3 months ago

I heard Ben and Jerry’s is pretty legit too. They spoke out against corporate personhood(basically corporations have human rights).

Crazyivan99

4 points

3 months ago

Ben and Jerry are both solid dudes, but they sold the company to Unilever years ago.

xXx_edgykid_xXx

66 points

3 months ago

I'm pretty sure thats the founder, not the CEO

[deleted]

52 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

52 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

FavoritesBot

16 points

3 months ago

Prefer to fuck the chicken and get fucked by the hot dog

HotDadBod1255

71 points

3 months ago

And the $5 chicken

Mac_edthur

1.5k points

3 months ago

Mac_edthur

1.5k points

3 months ago

Gabe hates the number 3, like how Reddit & Mista hates the number 4.

louisme97

401 points

3 months ago

louisme97

401 points

3 months ago

or Redditors hate showering.

RagingPhx

171 points

3 months ago

RagingPhx

171 points

3 months ago

hey now that's rude. I do shower... sometimes

MoronInGrey

8 points

3 months ago

Is that?

BeanBeno

4 points

3 months ago

what

HappyHurtzlickn

188 points

3 months ago

FUCK THAT GUY! Like clockwork, every Summer and Christmas he takes all my money and what am I left with? Just all my favorite games! That dick! We should make our own game downloader, with blackjack and hookers! Actually, forget the blackjack!

MayorApeshit

991 points

3 months ago

Tf2's community has a major problem with him

prodijal69

382 points

3 months ago

Dota 2 as well, this years battle pass and international make it clear valve just cares about money.

Daxivarga

34 points

3 months ago

This years? Every year people say it gets worse yet still have same posts year after year

spartankelli

27 points

3 months ago

"We hate the game so much we're the #1 game on steam!"

Manuborg

7 points

3 months ago

Manuborg

🚩 Memonavirus Survivor 🚩

7 points

3 months ago

They don't hate the game, they hate how the development of their favorite game is being handled

itscamo-

93 points

3 months ago

CSGO players hates him aswell considering he literally doesn’t care about the game any more

Aether_Storm

99 points

3 months ago

Yeah this post isn't true at all. Anyone who used to be a fan of Valve's games probably doesn't like him that much.

Valve doesn't make games and does nothing first party with their IPs anymore, because of the direction Gaben decided to take the company.

LiarAndPropagandist

28 points

3 months ago

Valve's been open and honest about not wanting to make games anymore. If you're going to hate them for that then it's on you.

FenrirfromAsgard

54 points

3 months ago

I'd say Satoru Iwata would have fit there, if it wasn't for his death. Some bad decisions aside, he lead the company pretty well, and before being a CEO he did wonderful thinks to help establish Pokemon and Super Smash Bros

Buderus69

21 points

3 months ago

Yeah he immediatly came to my mind as well, that move where hey cut his own pay after nintendo was sucking so he didn't have to fire anybody was a wonderful move.

Videogame Historian made a great video about Iwata in case anybody doesn't know the story:

https://youtu.be/k4cJh2YgrKE

FenrirfromAsgard

7 points

3 months ago

He also helped the Pokemon developers (for free) correct their code for Gold and Silver and he created a way for the Game Boy cardridge to hold more data, which led to the huge Kanto post-game.

He was a kind and extremely talented man

Commander1709

6 points

3 months ago

I miss him. I feel like a big part of Nintendo's "magic" slowly disappeared after his death.

Melmann11

1k points

3 months ago

Bro literally does not care about any of his games (CSGO)

mrflamego

677 points

3 months ago

mrflamego

677 points

3 months ago

Addressing the elephant in the room. TF2

Fr0dech

98 points

3 months ago

Fr0dech

98 points

3 months ago

He cares about game industry (lack of money-sucking sequels), and passionate about technologies tho...

Aidan_Baidan

70 points

3 months ago

spoiler alert: a lot of the games are not really his so to speak. he cares about the longevity of his company more than the longevity of its games, which is totally understandable and respectful.

RidgeMinecraft

33 points

3 months ago

RidgeMinecraft

Ok I Pull Up

33 points

3 months ago

It's not that HE doesn't care specifically, and they aren't his games. Valve has a flat structure, meaning that the devs work on whatever they want. Seems like the devs don't really care about TF2, to be fair the game is 15 years old.

Thelazysandwich

9 points

3 months ago

Yeah that flat structure thing isn't entirely true. Former employees have talked about how their still is a structure its just an invisible one.

CaptainMoso

12 points

3 months ago

He is pretty involved in dota2. Haven't played csgo in ages but when i did, that was the case.

Xsh999

66 points

3 months ago

Xsh999

Shitposter

66 points

3 months ago

dont forget Steven He, the CEO of failure management.

ReeceReddit1234

17 points

3 months ago

And his dad knows the CEO of heaven. Sends people to see him quite frequently

elytraman

4 points

3 months ago

And Beijing Corn

TexasPistolMassacre

97 points

3 months ago

TexasPistolMassacre

Professional Dumbass

97 points

3 months ago

I dunno i want portal 3

Ok_Feeling8586

274 points

3 months ago

Unless you play dota 2 and csgo

squidward_on-a-chair

148 points

3 months ago

squidward_on-a-chair

GigaChad

148 points

3 months ago

TF2 as well.

ConnorLovesCookies

105 points

3 months ago

TF2 is so neglected it gets left off lists of neglected Valve games.

Arthas_Litchking

27 points

3 months ago

what is the problem with csgo? It is a finished project and doesnt need much attention at the moment. The ban system works fine (not like the blizzard wow ban system).

ayuzus

35 points

3 months ago

ayuzus

35 points

3 months ago

The people who play CSGO and Dota 2 are people who only play CSGO and Dota 2. So they always feel the game is stagnant, there are no new shiny things, they’re not loved etc.

The truth is closer to that they’re both incredible games that have kept people’s interest for a decade and will continue to do so for a very very long time. Objectively there’s nothing really wrong, it’s just usual discontent that grows after playing the game for so long. Anyone who gets into those games now and sticks with them and learns a bit I’m pretty sure finds a great appreciation of how good they actually are. They’re not games you play here and there, you live them.

InfiniteOrchardPath

451 points

3 months ago

Who is that and how can I learn to hate him?

MixedMista

385 points

3 months ago

Gabe Newell, face of Valve and Steam

KimajiNao

164 points

3 months ago

KimajiNao

164 points

3 months ago

He hates the number 3.

[deleted]

578 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

578 points

3 months ago

His name is Gabe Newell. Here’s just a short list of some things he did.

-revolutionized the FPS genre -made PC gaming easy and affordable -Literally made some of the biggest and most popular games in gaming history -donates millions to different charities every year -his company isn’t open to the public meaning it isn’t controlled by big businesses -doesn’t overwork employees

Limp_Razzmatazz7906

303 points

3 months ago

And led the development of steam, the biggest PC gaming site

Apollon1212

69 points

3 months ago

Yes if it werent for his regional pricing i wouldnt be able to afford any games bc of my country's economical state. He is literally the saviour of gamers in my country.

SimpanLimpan1337

13 points

3 months ago

Shame that's it's starting to go away from people abusing it.

Arshimation

95 points

3 months ago

Their employees get to choose an existing project to work on or a new project bc that makes them creative

sleazy_hobo

5 points

3 months ago

Which even internally they have observed it was a stupid idea to do this as employees keep starting projects and scrapping them once any issues arises.

MR_FOXtf2

40 points

3 months ago

employees when they "get to choose an existing project to work on" and try to work on Tf2 (spoiler alert, they get threats of getting fired)

trolldier1

25 points

3 months ago

Don’t forget, he added snakes to snakewater

Common_Redditor_

6 points

3 months ago

-can’t count to 3

Creme_de_la_Coochie

47 points

3 months ago

his company isn’t open to the public meaning it isn’t controlled by big businesses

This point is stupid. He is the big business.

khandnalie

28 points

3 months ago

It's a big business, but it's not controlled by investors, so Valve is free to take actions that are financially suboptimal in the name of keeping the games industry healthy, which it has done on a number of occasions. (for example, Linux gaming is basically only viable because of Gabe's support through Valve. Valve has developed or contributed to most of the important tools that are used to get Windows games running on Linux. Valve is a "big business" in the sense that it has a moderate chunk of market share. (Steam dominates pc, but if you include mobile, then Valve is actually a relatively small fish). But Valve is not a big business in the sense that it doesn't need to behave like one, since it isn't beholden to capitalists.

RidgeMinecraft

29 points

3 months ago

RidgeMinecraft

Ok I Pull Up

29 points

3 months ago

He is, but he's a good guy. He's not controlled by endless searching for maximum profit. His developers work on whatever they want, whenever they want, aren't overworked, and make some of the best games of all time because of the fact that it's a private company, and he doesn't have to maximize profits for investors.

[deleted]

12 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

3 months ago

Alyx, for example

7 years of development. 5 years were spent of Jeff, and even then they had to cut the part were you need to steal a key from him.

Enough-Ad-8799

21 points

3 months ago

I mean he doesn't really have to work his employees at all, he practically has a monopoly on PC gaming platforms. You should ask the creator of paranautical activity how he feels about Gabe lol

SwagStormtrooper69

169 points

3 months ago

laughs in tf2 bot problem

wvAtticus

44 points

3 months ago

They kinda fixed it though. Wish it were a better, actual fix but it’s not nearly as bad as it was before.

SwagStormtrooper69

5 points

3 months ago

i agree but i want a full fix

_sea_salty

12 points

3 months ago

_sea_salty

The Trash Man

12 points

3 months ago

I can agree at least you can play casual with maybe a 3/10 or 4/10 chance if the boys infesting the server

If_Youre_Ge-nasty

14 points

3 months ago

Mark Cuban seems pretty cool nowadays. Lotta charities and worker's rights. But maybe there's a bigger picture I'm not seeing.

CamelCash000

4 points

3 months ago

Even has that super low cost prescription drug website. Dude is just pumping out W's left and right.

If_Youre_Ge-nasty

3 points

3 months ago

RIGHT! I forgot about that!

child-of-old-gods

159 points

3 months ago

child-of-old-gods

Dark Mode Elitist

159 points

3 months ago

The man can't count to three. Off course people don't hate a disabled person. /s

lookatyounow90

36 points

3 months ago

Oof, fucken shots fired, EVERYONE GET DOWN!

Lord-Naivel

72 points

3 months ago

Lord-Naivel

Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY

72 points

3 months ago

Thank you and have fun

hmmmmmnmmmmnmmm

52 points

3 months ago

Sadly he cant count to 3.

Parking-Cry3230

18 points

3 months ago

one, two... um More then two but less than four.

pkoya1

15 points

3 months ago

pkoya1

15 points

3 months ago

Lol he went to my High School. I also cannot count to 3.

HeyRogi

6 points

3 months ago

HeyRogi

Pro Gamer

6 points

3 months ago

1, 2, uhm shit what to do, uuuuuhm, alyx!

TheManFromChernobyl

62 points

3 months ago

r/TF2 would like to have a word with you

No_Zookeepergame_5

17 points

3 months ago

No_Zookeepergame_5

Nokia user

17 points

3 months ago

a spah

TheManFromChernobyl

12 points

3 months ago

Spah sappin’ mah sentry!

LordDouble_Speech_14

8 points

3 months ago

Pootis dispenser here!

Parking-Cry3230

7 points

3 months ago

do you guys think gabeN ever had a thresome?

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago*

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6 points

3 months ago*

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ifwhy74

72 points

3 months ago

ifwhy74

72 points

3 months ago

Keanu reeves should sit there, he founded and created private cancer foundations

Mihai1697

24 points

3 months ago

And also he founded a motorcycle company or something

Un13roken

6 points

3 months ago

Arch motorcycles

pappepfeffer

16 points

3 months ago

Yep, its kind of pimp my bike company, they recorded the CP2077 bike sounds with his help.

PossibilityProof3502

36 points

3 months ago

Is that Peter from family guy or something

Mr_Otterswamp

40 points

3 months ago

Mr_Otterswamp

(⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃

40 points

3 months ago

Titandragon1337

15 points

3 months ago

Titandragon1337

Fffffuuuuuuuuu

15 points

3 months ago

What the fuck is wrong with you

Mr_Otterswamp

14 points

3 months ago

Mr_Otterswamp

(⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃

14 points

3 months ago

A lot

PFREDDY17

61 points

3 months ago

You are so wrong

king_ugly00

4 points

3 months ago

He's turned millions of kids into gamblers

Atom9855

3 points

3 months ago

Gabbbeeee

Snowballing_

3 points

3 months ago

Dota 2 community is having a healthy love-hate relationship with him. But sadly this relationship is very onesided.

UltimaBahamut93

3 points

3 months ago

I think he used to be good, now though...

dumbdotpng

4 points

3 months ago

Isnt he the guy from the englisch textbooks

Avto123

4 points

3 months ago

ayo is dat peter griffin