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William and Glenn are pleased to interview Gabe Newell and Kutta from Valve Software.

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Hello fellow ModDB fans, we are so excited to be posting our Gabe Newell and Kutta interview that we recorded this week.


Topics Discussed (but not limited to)

  • No new Episode Three information.
  • Steam as a social platform.
  • Steam for mobile devices.
  • Source SDK and Portal 2 Authoring Tools
  • DirectX 9, 10, 11
  • Will GoldSource be released under GPL
  • Portal 2 ARG
  • Valve’s first steps into a non-fps genre.
  • Ideas and backstory behind the Crowbar.
  • What Gabe and Kutta do in their free time (besides knives).


Gabe Newell Interview

  • William is joined by Glenn.
    • William McMahon
      Owner/Operator of Podcast17.
    • Glenn (aka. HecticGlenn)Host
      Writer at Halflife2.net.
  • Interview is with Gabe and Kutta.
    • Gabe Newell
      Founder/Managing Director of Valve Software.
    • Kutta Srinivasan
      Software Developer at Valve Software.

Full show notes and links can be found on our website.

Podcast 17


(Special thanks to the Overgrowth team and Iiro Jäppinen for providing these nice icons!)

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Sethen
Sethen - - 154 comments

Enjoyed every minute of it. I'm sure it was a blast for both you guys. :D

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medve
medve - - 1,475 comments

i didnt listened to it, but i bet william jizzed in his pants

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dsi1
dsi1 - - 157 comments

So is this Valve's E3 showing? ;p

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radutanasie
radutanasie - - 949 comments

"Nope,it's just me, Gabe Newell"

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aidy70060
aidy70060 - - 368 comments

I see what you did there.

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buy_a_hotdog!
buy_a_hotdog! - - 45 comments

This is one of the best things about Valve, Gabe has no problem sitting down and interacting with steams community. How often do you see Bobby Kotick do anything similar?

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SIGILL
SIGILL - - 1,157 comments

I wonder if Bobby Kotick even knows what a community is, besides his definition of "crowd to get money from".

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TheillusiveMan
TheillusiveMan - - 75 comments

That is true but also a really dumb thing to say. If you can find another head of a publishing company that really sits down and interacts with the community, then compare him to Kotick. But Gabe Newell is a developer, I am not being an idiot I love Gabe Newell and his approach to gaming and the industry. Newell is from a developer, he interacts with the community to help create better games and a better community (plus he is cool), Kotick's job is business, to get the most money out of a product. And well, he is damn good at it.

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SIGILL
SIGILL - - 1,157 comments

He is damn good at it indeed, I'm kind of jealous D: Although I wouldn't want to trade my love for games for any amount of money.

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Renay
Renay - - 210 comments

Total ********

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CrazyChickenMFK
CrazyChickenMFK - - 31 comments

Awesome.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] - - 1,412 comments

Good interview :D

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bad@chaos
bad@chaos - - 56 comments

thanks for doing it but i thought it was a pretty crummy interview.

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Zorrentos
Zorrentos - - 1,323 comments

Great interview, but to be honest, I dont give a flying *beep* about anything else but the next installment in the Half-Life series! I don't care one bit about Linux versions or Steam for mobile devices or anything else!

tl;dr: I ONLY care about the next installment in the Half-Life series, and nothing else!

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Gandbon
Gandbon - - 1,718 comments

yeah

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Wolf0x
Wolf0x - - 437 comments

Great interview

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie - - 3,730 comments

tl;dl. Can we please get a transcript of this?

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Tech|Rogue
Tech|Rogue - - 57 comments

There are transcripts available on their website.

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MortalMaxx
MortalMaxx - - 85 comments

That was a nice tune in the end!

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kazarr
kazarr - - 253 comments

"Now, I know everyone has a lot of hats at Valve" Did he just integrate a TF2 reference into that question?

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier - - 973 comments

No, it's a pretty common term Valve has used even before TF2.

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen - - 886 comments

Lol @ Gabe's ringtone ^____^

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jjawinte
jjawinte - - 5,067 comments

Quite a bit of interesting information. I wonder...

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GamesAreFunOk
GamesAreFunOk - - 133 comments

You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know, You know... NO I DONT KNOW CUZ U DIDNT SAID IT YET... good interview though

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Tracha
Tracha - - 103 comments

Nothing 'bout EP3? Next!

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kalidrone
kalidrone - - 1,425 comments

So damn true... DX I am getting SO fed up with the lack of EP3 news, ******* seriously... >_< The least, the VERY LEAST they can do is at least provide a HINT of news of EP3 if not ANY news tidbit at all... >>

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Octimus
Octimus - - 222 comments

took 10 year of secret production on HL2(give or take lol) to announce that!

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Metacarpus
Metacarpus - - 30 comments

i would have liked to hear gabe's view on EA's steam ripp off, 'Origin'.

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Darth^Xerstorung
Darth^Xerstorung - - 981 comments

I got as far as "No new Episode Three information." :/

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cinco
cinco - - 880 comments

(buried)

gabe newell's like a retarded ball of feces

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie - - 3,730 comments

You must think pretty highly of retarded balls of feces.

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GodofDarkness
GodofDarkness - - 548 comments

so, its delayed once again...not surprised

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Snuffeldjuret
Snuffeldjuret - - 98 comments

Great one =).

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ice_trey
ice_trey - - 1,106 comments

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wow what a fatso lol, he needs to cut down on the burgers

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MrBCut
MrBCut - - 74 comments

thanks for this!

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SGTLEGENDKILLEЯ
SGTLEGENDKILLEЯ - - 19 comments

JON CARMACK!! *jizzes and dies*

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nado
nado - - 63 comments

I love how gabe makes jokes about how he blatantly dodges the half life questions

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RacerXLR8
RacerXLR8 - - 110 comments

Any word on Half-Life 3 ? Anyone?

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SiPlus
SiPlus - - 290 comments

Ask when prop array error will be fixed.

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CleanSuit
CleanSuit - - 2 comments

its cool to see ol' gabe on here

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MechanicalPaladin
MechanicalPaladin - - 585 comments

Gabe Newell! I love you forever!

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DeV-xC
DeV-xC - - 42 comments

Great podcast thx !

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loserspearl
loserspearl - - 8 comments

gabe gets lonely at night and plays with his valve toys!

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Fallen_Angel.cz
Fallen_Angel.cz - - 20 comments

I cant say it was interesting interview, since Gabe actually dodged every single question about next Half-life installment, exactly as he said.

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Wesley
Wesley - - 301 comments

I didn't have time to listen to the whole thing... I have a question to who did. Did they ask about the distribution of mods on Steam, did they mention at all what Desura is doing and if they plan to add it to Steam as well? Would have been nice to hear their thoughts on Desura :)

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MahtXL
MahtXL - - 707 comments

Gabes really ******* me off, as a Valve fan (verging on ex fan) his dodging the episode 3 questions is getting old, just f'ing answer you fat. ughh nvm.

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ray1claw
ray1claw - - 22 comments

@kutta: 'kutta' is 'dog' right? and if you are an indian, you know that. Unless its a short form for something big like kutthrapali or something. Anyways, I so wanna work at Valve!
@gn: please oh please hire me, my next mod is full of sheer awesomeness!!!

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MiniAce
MiniAce - - 29 comments

@MahtXL it's you calling gabe fat that is delaying ep 3

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deaddale
deaddale - - 12 comments

well i look all over the web and i think ep 3 is real and comeing

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