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Valve's Gabe Newell Inducted Into 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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  • ricardok
    Congratz Gabe!
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  • A Bad Day
    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
    An idol for PC gaming. Steam/Valve has done so much for PC gaming. He deserves it and more.
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  • Parsian
    man, definitely deserves it. now give me what i want plz.
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  • Teeroy32
    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
    He doing it for passions,, money is the following effects. He is the right man.
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  • pliskin1
    Congrats Gabe, you deserve this for sure.
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  • lipoly
    All glory to Gaben, however "Co-founder and managing director of Valve Gabe Newell"...needs puctuation.
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  • greghome
    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
    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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