Gabe Newell

Valve can't tell us Half-Life's full history - It was lost in a crash

Valve can't tell us Half-Life's full history - It was lost in a crash

Eric Frederiksen

When a seminal piece of work is created that changes the way people look at a medium, a making-of documentary often follows. Whether it’s Apocalypse Now‘s documentary, Hearts of Darkness, or the documentaries for films that never made it like Jodorowsky’s Dune or The Death of “Superman Lives,” documentaries can reveal all kinds of things about the creation of unique projects. But don’t...

Gabe Newell video compiles all the times he's mentioned Half-Life 3 over the last decade

Gabe Newell video compiles all the times he's mentioned Half-Life 3 over the last decade

Ron Duwell

We're quickly coming up on ten years since the Half-Life 2 episodes kicked themselves off, and we're still apparently a lifetime away from seeing Valve bringing them to a proper close. Indeed, we're no nearer to Half-Life 3 now than we were back when Gabe Newell last had a cleanly shaven face. Let this video act as a reminder. There was once a time when Valve was eagerly championing ...

Gabe Newell on How Valve Hires: Traditional Credentials Have Little 'Predictive Value'

Gabe Newell on How Valve Hires: Traditional Credentials Have Little 'Predictive Value'

Eric Frederiksen

Valve has developed a reputation as a great place to work for their flat structure and for the free atmosphere that lets its employees work on personal projects and suggest new directions for the company. Another part of the company's reputation is its penchant for hiring from the mod community, turning mods like Counter-Strike into full, standalone games. In an interview with The...