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Valve's Gabe Newell Inducted Into AIAS Hall of Fame

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Gabe Newell will be joining the ranks of videogame legends as an inductee of the AIAS Hall of Fame.

Co-founder and managing director of Valve Gabe Newell, fondly known as Gaben to some fans, will be joining the ranks of videogame legends such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, and John Carmack when he's officially inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) in a few months.

Half-Life 3 and jokes about Valve's tardiness aside, the quality of games produced by Valve under Newell's leadership, not to mention Steam's success, makes him an obvious choice: “Gabe’s vision for the interactive industry has created lasting effects that have completely reshaped this generation’s digital distribution model, paving the way for independent developers and creating an invaluable service for consumers. It is a great honor to have Gabe inducted into the Academy’s Hall of Fame," stated President of AIAS Martin Rae.

The induction ceremony will be taking place in February 2013 at the D.I.C.E. Summit, where Newell will also be making his Thursday conference keynote speech.

The D.I.C.E. Summit will be taking place from February 5-8, 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

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    edogawa , November 17, 2012 3:35 AM
    An idol for PC gaming. Steam/Valve has done so much for PC gaming. He deserves it and more.
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    ricardok , November 17, 2012 3:16 AM
    Congratz Gabe!
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    atikkur , November 17, 2012 4:12 AM
    He doing it for passions,, money is the following effects. He is the right man.
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    ricardok , November 17, 2012 3:16 AM
    Congratz Gabe!
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 3:22 AM
    I think I should be in bed right now, but for a second, I thought I read, "EA's John Riccitiello Inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame".
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    edogawa , November 17, 2012 3:35 AM
    An idol for PC gaming. Steam/Valve has done so much for PC gaming. He deserves it and more.
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    Parsian , November 17, 2012 3:40 AM
    man, definitely deserves it. now give me what i want plz.
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    Teeroy32 , November 17, 2012 4:00 AM
    Well done big fella you most definitely deserve that award, you are responsible for some of my most favorite games
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    atikkur , November 17, 2012 4:12 AM
    He doing it for passions,, money is the following effects. He is the right man.
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    pliskin1 , November 17, 2012 4:48 AM
    Congrats Gabe, you deserve this for sure.
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    lipoly , November 17, 2012 5:24 AM
    All glory to Gaben, however "Co-founder and managing director of Valve Gabe Newell"...needs puctuation.
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    greghome , November 17, 2012 5:54 AM
    If only Valve had bought DICE back then, instead of EA.......we would have much better Battlefield games nowadays.......
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 5:59 AM
    greghomeIf only Valve had bought DICE back then, instead of EA.......we would have much better Battlefield games nowadays.......


    Had that happened, there might've also been a chance that Valve would've released a sneak-peak of BF2, and set the release date to like two years from now, or not even bother with a release date.

    But who knows. Maybe Valve would've figured what to do with a very delayed BF2 anyways like what they did with TF2.
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    Anonymous , November 17, 2012 6:51 AM
    im sorry, i dont share what other people feel towards him.

    he invented forced drm and now most pc gamers are so reliant on their dodgy services it would be catastrophic if their servers are down for a day.

    i HATE forced drm, and this guy invented that shit. so in my opinion he doesnt deserve this title just for that. many of my friends dont buy games anymore due to not having an internet connection, and even when we have internet the steam services fail every week or so.

    i honestly think the creators of ue3 needs to be on that list. not the guy who created forced drm.
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    greghome , November 17, 2012 11:56 AM
    A Bad DayHad that happened, there might've also been a chance that Valve would've released a sneak-peak of BF2, and set the release date to like two years from now, or not even bother with a release date.But who knows. Maybe Valve would've figured what to do with a very delayed BF2 anyways like what they did with TF2.


    Well, I figured I'd rather pay for hats and get DLCs for free, than to Pay for DLCs and get "special camo" for free :p 
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    antemon , November 17, 2012 1:10 PM
    that pic of gaben is just pure awesome
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    Kami3k , November 17, 2012 2:14 PM
    logicnreason123im sorry, i dont share what other people feel towards him.he invented forced drm and now most pc gamers are so reliant on their dodgy services it would be catastrophic if their servers are down for a day.i HATE forced drm, and this guy invented that shit. so in my opinion he doesnt deserve this title just for that. many of my friends dont buy games anymore due to not having an internet connection, and even when we have internet the steam services fail every week or so.i honestly think the creators of ue3 needs to be on that list. not the guy who created forced drm.


    Steam fails every week or so? No that would be you're internet connection in what ever backwater country you live in.

    Steam saved PC gaming, this is a fact. Not only did it save PC gaming, it gives Indie devs the platform they need to survive and thrive, just like PC gaming is now thriving because of it.
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    schiwing , November 17, 2012 4:03 PM
    Guys! Stop distracting him with awards!
    You just delayed HL3's release for at least another year!
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    Marcus52 , November 17, 2012 5:01 PM
    Well, I'm prepared to get massively voted down here, but I personally think Steam is a rather wonky service for all the years it has been around. And, Gabe doesn't really strike me as being all that smart; his recent comments about Win 8 alone show him to be, well, about as honest as Steve Jobs was.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 17, 2012 5:06 PM
    logicnreason123im sorry, i dont share what other people feel towards him.he invented forced drm and now most pc gamers are so reliant on their dodgy services it would be catastrophic if their servers are down for a day.i HATE forced drm, and this guy invented that shit. so in my opinion he doesnt deserve this title just for that. many of my friends dont buy games anymore due to not having an internet connection, and even when we have internet the steam services fail every week or so.i honestly think the creators of ue3 needs to be on that list. not the guy who created forced drm.



    If you were to post this exactly 8 years ago from today then it would have some merit, since Steam was crap back then and every week it had some stupid server problem.

    Now, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you still can play non Valve games without logging to Steam if you just go to your "common" folder located in the "steamapps" folder and just click the .exe of the game. I have done this before with some games, though I don't know if they're all able to do it.
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    edogawa , November 17, 2012 5:09 PM
    Quote:
    Well, I'm prepared to get massively voted down here, but I personally think Steam is a rather wonky service for all the years it has been around. And, Gabe doesn't really strike me as being all that smart; his recent comments about Win 8 alone show him to be, well, about as honest as Steve Jobs was.


    He was most likely worried about Windows becoming a closed Eco-system like Macs. If he wasn't so smart he wouldn't be a billionaire, have the respect of millions of PC gamers, or be plain out successful in everything he does. I personally find it offensive you would compare Steve Jobs(a lunatic imho) to Gaben.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 17, 2012 5:13 PM
    Marcus52Well, I'm prepared to get massively voted down here, but I personally think Steam is a rather wonky service for all the years it has been around. And, Gabe doesn't really strike me as being all that smart; his recent comments about Win 8 alone show him to be, well, about as honest as Steve Jobs was.


    I would like to know why you think that of Steam, because to me it has gotten better throughout the years and I seriously hated it when it started.

    As for his Windows8 comment goes, then we'll just have to wait and see if Microsoft will eventually have a closed system environment like Apple has.
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    Interesting, what she do? Sell herself on the internet with a webcam :lol: 
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