Gabe Newell Gets Ignored on Reddit, Posts "Selfie" to Prove Identity

Gabe Newell Gets Ignored on Reddit, Posts "Selfie" to Prove Identity

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Valve boss Gabe Newell has posted a photo of himself on Reddit to prove his identity after the threads he created received little response.

In news I'd never thought I'd ever write, Valve boss Gabe Newell took a "selfie" and posted it on Reddit to prove it was really him behind the keyboard. This was prompted by Newell after his initial Reddit threads elicited lukewarm responses from users. Initially, Newell created a thread in r/Gaming to promote The Heart of Racing charity event, which only got 30 comments; this was then followed by another thread titled, "Gabe Newell has a question," that also didn't go over that well.

In his third Reddit thread in r/Motorsports, Newell posted a picture of himself in front of a monitor showing the same Reddit thread he created in the background to confirm his Reddit username and it did the trick. To date, it has over 2,000 upvotes and over 1.900 comments. Perhaps, the most interesting development here for video game fans is that Newell has promised to do an AMA (Ask me Anything) session on Reddit once the hospital donations tied to the racing event reaches $500,000, which I gather is an inevitability since even now, people are bombarding Newell with questions about Valve, his career and of course, Half-Life 3.

Valve and Gabe Newell has publicly been very active recently with the Steam Machines's new controller ditching its touchscreen for buttons, and Newell claiming Valve's goal for Steam Greenlight is to make it "go away."

Source: Reddit via GameSpot

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I never understood how anyone could willingly put those Starbucks Frappuccinos in their mouth.

It's like scrubbing your tongue with $7 worth of sugar-lined sandpaper that tastes vaguely of Tastless Choice. Per bottle.

I remember that.
Also let's not forget his statement of

When they asked me what number I wanted for the car I asked for "3" and they said "nope." Irony.

He looks a little bit Robin Williams-y in that photo.

Either Gabe is smaller in real life or he has a huge computer monitor.

CriticalMiss:
Either Gabe is smaller in real life or he has a huge computer monitor.

I was amazed by the size of the monitor. Then I remembered that this is Gabe Newell. For him to have anything less than a 50" monitor would be madness.

at first I was going to roll my eyes, but I have to admit I'm impressed. He's certainly using his super powers for good. I know plenty of friends who would gladly donate toward a definitive answer on Half Life 3

Scrythe:
I never understood how anyone could willingly put those Starbucks Frappuccinos in their mouth.

It's like scrubbing your tongue with $7 worth of sugar-lined sandpaper that tastes vaguely of Tastless Choice. Per bottle.

The trick is to put only the contents of the bottle in your mouth. It's still overpriced, but I just chalk that up to the price of milk these days. It would be cheaper with more coffee in it...

He looks so disappointed and annoyed, it's hilarious.

Also, nice beard.

Its been a decade now since Half-Life 2. I can see him avoiding all questions about it, would be nice but its got to the point now alot of fans dont care either way.

Well what did you expect when claiming to be someone famous online? He should've had that pic ready when he started the first thread and some disclaimers saying don't ask me about Half-Life 3 or why Steam is acting up today, etc. Also, I see he is using Linux. I don't know if he dual-boots, but that good way to show you don't like Win 8 by not posting a pic of yourself using any Microsoft product even if you have to in order to test games for it. You know how it would go if he was even seen in a coffee shop next to a guy using Window Vista.

Somewhere out there, a pair of Starbucks representatives are high fiving over the free good press. Gabe is probably the sort to not care about stuff like that.

They keep giving away free stuff during the xmas sales.
And now that picture.

I think Gaben is trying to turn into Santa.

MCerberus:

I think Gaben is trying to turn into Santa.

One that actively collects assorted knives and swords.

I don't know about anyone else, but that's a Santa I'd love to see become a reality.

And now, in my head, I have images of GabeN in full Santa garb toting two swords on his back and carrying a mini-gun a la The Heavy; a sack full of Steam gift cards and --% off signs by his side.

I guess that's simply what he had to do. I can't think of any other way he could easily have proven it. I like seeing popular people use their fame for charities.

Scrythe:
I never understood how anyone could willingly put those Starbucks Frappuccinos in their mouth.

It's like scrubbing your tongue with $7 worth of sugar-lined sandpaper that tastes vaguely of Tastless Choice. Per bottle.

Look, I was in a hurry to get to work, wadyawantfromme?

More on topic (sort of) I think Gaben's slowly making the transition to godhood with that beard and hair combo, though god of what, I don't know. Online distribution? Delays?

SnakeTrousers:

Scrythe:
I never understood how anyone could willingly put those Starbucks Frappuccinos in their mouth.

It's like scrubbing your tongue with $7 worth of sugar-lined sandpaper that tastes vaguely of Tastless Choice. Per bottle.

Look, I was in a hurry to get to work, wadyawantfromme?

More on topic (sort of) I think Gaben's slowly making the transition to godhood with that beard and hair combo, though god of what, I don't know. Online distribution? Delays?

I think the answer is quite simple: God of the Internet.

But seriously, good on Gabe for trying to use his powers for good, when so many use them for personal gain and greed. In Gaben's name we pray, Amen.

The literal million dollar question :D

When is Half Life 3 coming?

Oh man, I don't think GabeN likes being ignored.

That said, I definitely wouldn't mind putting a few questions onto him. I may consider donating, seeing as it's to a good cause and all (AFAIK).

Like someone else stated here, he should have seen this coming. It doesn't take that much work to fake an account after all.

 

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