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Gabe Newell Interview 5/2/11

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Uploaded on May 6, 2011

This interview is from May 2nd, 2011.
Hello, I am a senior High School student who was given the chance to interview Gabe Newell of Valve Software. Enjoy.

Here is the list of questions I asked (not always in order):


1. What is Valve up to these days?
1:16

2. With the addition of STEAM to the PSN is Valve planning on shifting development focus to consoles or are you going to remain developing games primarily for the PC?
1:39

3. How does Valve plan on differentiating the game from the very popular "League of Legends"?
2:42´╗┐

4. How does micro transactions affect the future of Valve's business model?
3:45

5. Do you still plan on making single player games? (dispelling a rumor)
11:15

6. Do you ever get a chance to play games for fun anymore? If so, what games are you playing?
12:35

7. Do you plan on deviating from SOURCE or do you plan on indefinitely updating the current engine?
14:43
8. What games in the last decade do you believe have improved the gaming industry?
17:09

9. Will Chell from Portal and Gordon Freeman from HL be meeting?
21:27

10. Why are some of your most famous protagonists silent? How do you feel this affects the games as a whole?
23:42
11. What advice would you give to somebody aspiring to get into the gaming industry?
32:49

12. I read that you collect knives. How many knives do you own? What do you like about them?
28:56

13. What was your favorite game to work on?
25:05

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