Gabe Newell Chats About Source 2 With 4chan

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weirdguy:
my favorite part was when they say that he needs to pay two fiddy for the key, and then he just pulls his wallet out right there and gives them the money

Haha I can't believe he paid them! I don't think I could seriously accept his money like that.

zdog jr:
It will have the most amazing physics ever seen and be made of hats

That made me laugh, thank you.

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I think this is the engine that will run HL 3. I have been wondering for years if the reason HL3 being delayed was because they were creating a new engine for it.

When will source 2 come out? Next console release my guess. I doubt they can run source 2 on current console hardware.

kburns10:

weirdguy:
my favorite part was when they say that he needs to pay two fiddy for the key, and then he just pulls his wallet out right there and gives them the money

Haha I can't believe he paid them! I don't think I could seriously accept his money like that.

they had to, as the manpact is both sacred and binding

Formica Archonis:
Props to Gaben for not calling security when he heard 4chan was at the door. Bigger props for having what looks to be a long conversation with them. Hell, I'm not a tenth as important and I can't afford to drop everything for an hour and talk to someone who walks in off the street.

I'd say that if someone was even close to a tenth as important as GB then I'd still consider them a fairly big deal.

The response here is actually pretty interesting. While most of the comments seem to see a godly sieve that rumors fall out of when the planets align, I see the shrewdest company head that I can think of. His target market literally walked up to him and wanted to have a conversation, so he gave it to them. Sure, we all got some neat tidbits that we probably could have guessed (Source 2, less DRM), but Gabe is getting a chance to pick the brains of people who normally only communicate from anonymity. He can see what they fixate on in his own products and his competitors.

And, also super interesting, to me at least, is the specificity of his business related answers. He's wishy washy on upcoming content (probably because it's funny to keep people in the dark), but as far as what the future holds for his industry and company, his focus is laser sharp. There's no need for obfuscation because he's proven time and time again (as he says in the video) that no other companies really get what Valve is doing most of the time, and attempts to imitate them fail more often than not. I see a man with 100% certainty in his vision for Valve and its customers, and the billions of dollars that prove he knows what's up.

If Gabe Newell offered me a job cleaning toilets, I'd take it. Except that the janitors there probably also do sound mixing and database management.

wooty:
If you must create a new Source engine then please work on one veeeery important aspect of it, its only three words long; but its very vital to a gaming experience:- Proper Hit Detection.

Been plaguing the source games for years now.

hey what is your avatar from?

OP:So....no news on HL3?

Formica Archonis:
Props to Gaben for not calling security when he heard 4chan was at the door. Bigger props for having what looks to be a long conversation with them. Hell, I'm not a tenth as important and I can't afford to drop everything for an hour and talk to someone who walks in off the street.

But this is exactly the kind of PR that's most important for a company that makes games. While other companies pander to the likes of Pachter and journalists, Gabe is convinced that his fans sell his products by word of mouth better than any indusry "guru". 4chan has one of the most vibrant and active userbases, and apart from spewing shit on a daily basis, these guys produce or popularize enormous amounts of content that circulates on the net. If 4chan likes your game, you'll see it in memes, yt comments, yt vids, raids and trolling (or lack of threreof). This means more than any Metacritic score or IGN/Gametrailers review.

What surprised me was how well he actually knew 4chan's animosities. His jab at reddit was masterful and immediately won him over the crowd.

Overusedname:

zdog jr:
It will have the most amazing physics ever seen and be made of hats

It will be able to effortlessly process THREE hats on one head at once.

Your head did not know warmth before Team Fortress 4.

The original can already do that, which means SIX HATS AT A TIME!
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Towering_Pillar_of_Hats

Helmholtz Watson:

wooty:
If you must create a new Source engine then please work on one veeeery important aspect of it, its only three words long; but its very vital to a gaming experience:- Proper Hit Detection.

Been plaguing the source games for years now.

hey what is your avatar from?

OP:So....no news on HL3?

Its from Haruhi Suzumiya. Weird yet addictive series really.

soo guys, this news article reminded me of this video i saw on youtube which predicted the making of ricochet 2

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