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Valve’s Gabe Newell Admits He’s Very Jealous Of Nintendo

Valve’s Gabe Newell has revealed in a recent press briefing that he’s very jealous of Nintendo and their work ethic when it comes to video games and consoles. However, he says that they have picked up tips when it comes to making the hardware look as good as possible and designing the software at the same time. Here’s his comments:

“We aren’t going to be talking about it today, but sort of the big thing, the new arrow we have in our quiver, really, is our ability to develop hardware and software simultaneously,” he said.

“We’ve always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo,” he added.

“When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he’s thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things.

“And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he’s designing the software at the same time that’s really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we’ve been jealous of, and that’s something that you’ll see us taking advantage of subsequently.”

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25 thoughts on “Valve’s Gabe Newell Admits He’s Very Jealous Of Nintendo”

  1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

    ||Perfect, absolutely perfect, even the CPU leader fears us, we are undeniable…||

      1. For real, I’ve been coming to this site for years and nothing makes me feel more ashamed to be a Nintendo fan than those guys.

        1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

          ||Such a weak mind you humans have, especially the second imbecile with a gravatar (Born Loser), already commited suicide by default…||

          ||Too easy, give me your anger, it only fuels my power…||

        2. When you’re having fun and some people want to cry about your role playing which only makes it even more fun for you…

        3. lol i never say anything but i love the roleplaying here! Its been awesome to watch without even doing it lol. That said, I am a baller and I’ll have you know we cringe at a ton of things… hell we cringe at almost everything lmfao… that said roleplaying can be fun and ive even convinced some my hardcore balling only friends to try it

          1. I’ve said it before, and i will say it again…
            You’re a fucking idiot and a loser, and your RP shit only pushes the gaming community apart, when what we need is unity.
            We’re all gamers, and we should get along.. not act like childish fucking idiots like you are.

            1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

              ||All you say is: I’m so weak, my mind is worthless, I’m a part of the cattle with zero strength or individuality…||

              ||Don’t forget silly human, you cried and if I have this much power over you, then I must increase it to further destroy you all, nothing as weak as you is meant to live…||

          2. Oh yay! Another company looking to rip off ideas from Nintendo. Gabe… Just stick to putting out games.

            Maybe bring L4D to the Switch while you work on L4D3. Oh wait, you can’t count that high. I’ll just take L4D 1 and 2 then. Thanks!

            1. L4D is a product of Turtle Rock Studios. Valve took them on as “Valve North” right at the launch of L4D 1, acquired the rights to it, and then immediately shuttered Valve North and released L4D2 to side step royalties on L4D1. Valve’s dirty little secret is that they don’t create games. Counter Strike, TF2, Portal, DOTA, L4D, etc were all created by others and absorbed… I don’t think they actually know how to successfully develop a game anymore. But hey they successfully monetized child gambling, so there’s that.

              Of course I still throw money at them on Steam…

              1. I think the Portal situation is less, like, harsh like that. There was this freeware game made by two students that had some ideas you’d see in Portal, but dev on Portal only started when Valve hired those 2 and started shaping it up into something more concrete. Fun fact: every Valve game is a Half Life mod, except for DOTA which is a WOW mod.

                1. Yep, TRS was responsible for creating the Counter Strike bots, which were very sophisticated at the time. L4D just came from them playing around with knife bots.

                2. I don’t think they plan to rip off hardware.
                  What i took away from this, is that Gabe wants the same work ethic moving forward, and wants to run things similarly to Nintendo, as a model.
                  Not rip off ideas for hardware.. idiot.

              2. Nintendo was the inspiration BEHIND THE AMAZING STEAM CONTROLLER steam its self is still a mess a constant updated still hard to use interface it should be a click and play console OS but it isnt i soon got bord of pc gaming after building a rig and joining steam

                turd partys need to have steam controller in game also and companys like EA make it hard to just switch on,on pc and do thngs like use a steam controller…

                i dont want to jump thru hoops to play a game i dont want outdated SILLY controls COUGH SONY COUGH MS thats why i am nitendo and pc gamer and use the steam controller

                nintendo is THE CORE of gaming thats logic and fact

              3. After seeing the comments ft. the commander, I want to see an official poll on people’s opinions on him. I honestly think the guy’s hilarious.

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