August 3, 2012
Valve's resident economist turns his gaze on Valve's own internal workings, situating it within a history of market societies and the firms/companies/corporations they've produced. [more inside]
July 25, 2012
Gabe Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux driving Valve to embrace Linux.
July 12, 2012
Just One More Hat... (via MFC)
April 28, 2012
We're about to run the greatest con game in the history of the multiverse and you are the bottleneck. Cave Johnson on the Perpetual Testing Initiative.
April 14, 2012
Valve: How I Got Here, What It’s Like, and What I’m Doing "I’ve worked at Microsoft, I’ve worked at Id, and I’ve worked at RAD Game Tools. They’ve all been interesting, they’ve all been great learning experiences, and some of them have been truly remarkable places. In short, I’ve seen a lot of what tech has to offer.
Valve is different."
March 4, 2012
March 3, 2012
Rumors point toward Valve/Steam releasing an open-source-ish set-top box to bring PC gaming to your television? (previously)
February 24, 2012
Penny Arcade Report interviews Gabe Newell about Steam, DRM, Valve corporate culture, and more.
August 12, 2011
Two Canadian gamers decided to pay the Valve offices, protesting for the release of Half Life 3. Bungie's Jason Sussman decided to snap a shot of a visit and lunch delivery from someone unexpected.
July 10, 2011
Valve honcho Gabe Newell's recent hour-long keynote speech at Games For Change. Smart fella, Gabe.
June 20, 2011
"Valve engineers and artists regularly contribute to industry and academic conferences, covering topics from the high level goals of our cabal development process to the inner workings of cutting-edge rendering algorithms.": Valve publications (all pdf, but that link is html) contains articles and slides from presentation pertaining to Valve games from the original Half-Life up to Left 4 Dead 2. [more inside]
June 2, 2011
Gender, Myth and Capitalism: An Academic View of Portal 2 A cautionary tale, slathered in semiotic bullshit.
May 26, 2011
Songs To Test By "Whether you're a mega-science corporation with decades of test experience, or a young start-up liberating your first test subject from non-testing with a chloroform-soaked rag, Aperture guarantees results. Wake up your test subject, open the chamber door, and press play--let Aperture's patent-pending rhythmic compliance enhancers do the rest." Volume 1 of the Portal 2 soundtrack, free for download.
May 16, 2011
A lengthy and fascinating interview at Develop Online with Gabe Newell , head guy at Valve, on the way they make games, hire people, and do business and what the future looks like. Fifth in a series: Valve on art, on Steam, on Portal 2, and on Source and studio culture. See also: the Valve manifesto. It's Valveriffic!
April 27, 2011
Have you completed testing for Aperture Laboratories but still feel the itch? Relax - the first Portal 2 DLC is scheduled for release this summer.
April 19, 2011
April 13, 2011
Garry Newman, creator of Garry's Mod (known commonly as GMod), doesn't like it when people pirate his Source-Engine sandbox-style playground. So he threw in some code that would give pirates a specific error when they played the game. But when they went to report their bug, they ended up giving themselves away. [more inside]