Microsoft doesn’t see Valve’s Steam Box as a threat


Don Mattrick says Valve’s hardware isn’t competition for the Xbox as Valve announces prototypes on the way.

Gabe Newell set for BAFTA Fellowship


Valve boss to be honoured at this year’s BAFTA games awards, which take place on March 5th at the London Hilton.

No projects cancelled after “some recent changes” at Valve, says Newell


Flurry of online reports prompts Valve boss to respond: “We’re not going to discuss why anyone in particular is or isn’t working here”

Gabe Newell on the future of game development


Minecraft and Garry’s Mod have shown us a glimpse of democratised development, says Valve boss.

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell revealed as keynote speakers at DICE 2013

The Edge Archives: Gabe Newell on Valve in 2007

Major coup for DICE summit as Hollywood director and Valve figurehead host a special opening keynote.

Gabe Newell says user-generated content is the future of Steam


Valve CEO Gabe Newell has mapped out his vision of digital distribution service Steam’s future, one defined by user-generated content. He described an even more open environment in which users – both content developers and producers – can utilise the service’s core tech to build their own stores.

Gabe Newell confirms Linux-based Steam Box, reveals Valve’s controller and mobile plans

Steam Box prototype

Valve boss Gabe Newell has confirmed that the Steam-optimised mini PC announced at CES earlier this week is not the Steam Box. The company plans to release its own Linux-based PC, designed for the living room but capable of serving content to any screen in the house. Newell also shed some light on Valve’s plans for controllers, as well as an entry into the mobile market.

Gabe Newell confirms Valve opening San Francisco office with Plants Vs Zombies devs


Valve has acquired Star Filled Studios, the San Francisco-based startup founded by two former PopCap employees who worked on Plants Vs Zombies. Between them, Jeff Gates and Tod Semple’s CVs also include stints at Maxis. Blizzard and LucasArts, and following this acquisition, the company is now planning to open a new San Francisco office to act as a Valve subsidiary.

Valve confirms Steam Box, “living-room friendly” PC hardware coming next year


Gabe Newell has confirmed rumours that Valve is working on “living-room friendly” PC hardware and that will go toe-to-toe with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. While commonly referred to as the Steam Box, that name may actually refer to the software that will run on such hardware – as we reported in July. The device in question will be a “very controlled” PC for the living room, Newell told Kotaku, but he believes other manufacturers will produce competing hardware designed to take advantage of Valve’s recently launched Big Picture mode.

Valve confirms new engine in the works, possibly Source 2


Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell has confirmed that the developer has a new engine in the works while speaking to a group of 4chan members who visited the Washington-based studio recently.