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Penny Arcade Interviews Gabe



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#1 Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Gabe Newell CEO of Valve Software spoke to Penny Arcade about a variety of topics even stating that Valve wishes it's games to be "baked" before announcing an impending release. Continue reading to peruse a quote from the interview. Thanks to Crusty Magic for the headsup.

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Ben Kuchera: Now we’re talking about things like wearable computers and biofeedback and we’ve touched on Steam a little bit but there’s millions of people out there who are gnashing their teeth when they read this who just want to play Episode 3 or Left 4 Dead 3. Is there ever tension between all the different things that Valve is interested in doing?

Gabe Newell: Oh absolutely. We’re acutely aware of how much we annoy our fans and it’s pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation. We try to go as fast as we can and we try to pick the things that we think are going to be most valuable to our customers and if there’s some magic way we can get more work done in a day then we’d love to hear about it, but we recognize that it’s been a long time whereas we have so many games that people really love–Counterstrike, Half Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, not a whole lot of Ricochet enthusiasts out there, and at the same time we want to be making sure that those games and those stories and those characters are moving forward while also making sure that we don’t just get into terminal sequelitis.

But we’ve always somehow, you know, part of the reason that we backed off talking so much about what was happening in the future is that when we’ve done that in the past, you know, with Half Life 1 it was a year after we originally said it would be, Half Life 2 basically if you go and read the forum posts apparently took us fifty or sixty years to get done so we’re trying to be careful not to get people too excited and then have to go and disappoint them. So we’re sort of reacting in the other direction and saying “okay, well let’s have things a little more baked before we start getting people all excited about it.”

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#2 Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

The poor guy is getting a grey beard from all the tension about HL3.



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#3 Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

Blizkrieg releases ala Nintendo.
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#4 Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

Whenever I read an interview with Gabe, it's like he's all over the place with what he's trying to say.
He starts of the sentence one way and than mid way thinks of something related and just shoves it straight into the sentence.
It's quite confusing to keep up with him.

EDIT: Here's an example

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So whether or not they do it is a harder question to answer than is change inevitable and some people manage to make transitions.

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#5 Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

BEARD



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#6 Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:00 PM

Oh City he has an Ipad 2 too ;)
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#7 Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

Also check out their tour of Valve HQ
http://penny-arcade....-tour-though-th



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#8 Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostNachiketh, on 20 February 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

Oh City he has an Ipad 2 too ;)

Half-Life 3 on iPad confirmed.

View PostHumbug, on 20 February 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:

Also check out their tour of Valve HQ
http://penny-arcade....-tour-though-th

Love the TF2 portraits



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#9 Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

dat beard :wub
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#10 Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

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#11 Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostCity 17, on 21 February 2012 - 07:43 AM, said:

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that is awesome



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#12 Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Damn he looks just like a Volus.



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#13 Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

nothing about HL3


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#14 Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

View PostWibbles, on 22 February 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:

nothing about HL3


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Well we could take what Gabe said positively... He basically explained that they don't want to talk until they are confident that a game is near completion without any chance of further delays. So probably they plan to announce it very shortly before release, not more than a few months prior.

LOL Imagine potentially how Valve could spring this upon us. e.g. imagine on some random day you fire up your steam client and get a humble news alert- 'Half Life 3 preloading starts today'.



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#15 Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

View PostWibbles, on 22 February 2012 - 03:08 AM, said:

nothing about HL3

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Gabe news is always important.


<Brumisator> dr matta is starting to act more and mor like the retarded part of gui's brain when he posts
[HLF]GUI: Seeing your name in red brings nothing but shadows to my dark soul. you will ruin this site. humanity. will burn.
EatChildren: oh god not dr matta what have we done

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