1. Post #1
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    August 2008
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    Tim Cook spotted in Bellevue, setting off speculation for the visit

    Reports are that Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen at Valve Corporation's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. It is unknown what the visit pertained to, though a personal visit from the Apple CEO is somewhat significant in and of itself - this wasn't just a biz dev guy.

    Since the launch of the App Store in early 2008, games have become a more important part of Apple's overall revenue stream. Apple's Game Center was a clear demonstration that the company takes games more seriously, and it is scheduled to release on Mac OS X Mountain Lion in Summer 2012.

    Valve's Steam is something like a counterpart to the App Store, although its focus is purely on games and not general purpose apps. Steam has run on Macs since 2010.
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  2. Post #2
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    April 2007
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    oh shit
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  3. Post #3
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    June 2005
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    Oh fuck!
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  4. Post #4
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    April 2005
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    WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE.
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  5. Post #5
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Apple buys Valve. We're all doomed...
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  6. Post #6
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    February 2005
    16,139 Posts
    Dear world: Please remember that Valve is a privately owned company and Gabe Newell owns 51% of it.
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  7. Post #7
    Click here for instant Gumby.
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    November 2010
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    Don't panic guys, if we're lucky, Perhaps Gabe was a bigger influence on Tim, and Tim will now lead a better company!



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  8. Post #8
    MBB

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    Cue nerd rage
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  9. Post #9
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    May 2008
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    Gabe... don't fuck everything up now. Turn your back and lock the door.
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  10. Post #10
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    April 2007
    1,871 Posts
    Hopefully Tim Cook is only there to ask Gabe Newell for advice on how to run a good company.
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  11. Post #11
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    August 2009
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    Gabe won't give into apple, Gabe cares for the customers while apple doesn't, and he'll probably feel like he'd be betraying us all if he let apple take them. He's a good man, he won't fall in to this.

    Why the dumbs?
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  12. Post #12
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Valve will give us some shit explaination like "we've always been at the forefront of game-design and customer relations and it is our pleasure to announce our assimilation into a company that loves good design just as much, but doesn't give a shit about the anonymous customer, much less its own peons. Gabe Newell himself is looking very much forward to dying of a stress-induced heart-attack and Kirk can't wait to write about an Apple computer named LISA, who just loves killing communist niggers."

    FUCK!
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  13. Post #13
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    February 2007
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    When EA wanted to buy Valve, Gabe said in a very diplomatic way to "take your dirty money and go away", so I doubt Apple has any chance of acquiring Valve.
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  14. Post #14
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    March 2006
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    Her comes the mass amounts of bitching about apple...
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  16. Post #16
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    April 2007
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    Maybe this has something to do with Valve's hardware plans thing
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  17. Post #17
    Roll a d100, 99? Deary me...
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    January 2009
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    Maybe they're just there to discuss Steam for Macs a bit more?
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  18. Post #18
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    February 2006
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    It's not like Gabe has that much to gain from selling Valve anyway; I think he has enough money.
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  19. Post #19
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    August 2010
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    Maybe this has something to do with Valve's hardware plans thing
    Most likely, I doubt Apple would buy up Valve + for the fact that Gabe wouldnt allow it.

  20. Post #20
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    July 2009
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    Maybe this has something to do with Valve's hardware plans thing
    The apple guy was just there to tell Gabe that Valve can't use rectangles in their console design.
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  21. Post #21
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    April 2009
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    usually it's easy to guess what might happen in these types of situations

    but i seriously don't know what the fuck is going on right now
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  22. Post #22
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    September 2009
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    Boo hoo hoo hoo, an Apple guy is in the headquarters of my oh so beloved videogame developer, better start crying about it!




    You REALLY expect some sort of tragedy to happen? Why the hell are you all crying about it like it's the end of the world?









    Apple is suing VALVe over their patent on valves
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  23. Post #23
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    August 2010
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    Hopefully Tim Cook is only there to ask Gabe Newell for advice on how to run a good company.
    "Hats."
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  24. Post #24
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    December 2008
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    Maybe they're just there to discuss Steam for Macs a bit more?
    Yeah, exactly what I though. People are really overreacting, apple buying valve seriously?

  25. Post #25
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    April 2007
    1,871 Posts
    Boo hoo hoo hoo, an Apple guy is in the headquarters of my oh so beloved videogame developer, better start crying about it!




    You REALLY expect some sort of tragedy to happen? Why the hell are you all crying about it like it's the end of the world?
    No fun allowed.
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  26. Post #26

    August 2007
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    Can we all calm down for a minute and ask ourselfs why the Apple CEO wants to visit valve?
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  27. Post #27
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    March 2010
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    Apple buys Valve. We're all doomed...
    Have to be a cold day in hell for that to happen. 1 Gabe isn't a idiot and 2 Valve is a privately owned company.
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  28. Post #28
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    April 2007
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    Can we all calm down for a minute and ask ourselfs why the Apple CEO wants to visit valve?
    apple patented selling software digitally so tim cook and his henchmen went to valve and broke gaben's legs
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  29. Post #29
    Hello, my name is Penis. Please refer to me as such. I'm totally cool with it.
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    November 2009
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    Can we all calm down for a minute and ask ourselfs why the Apple CEO wants to visit valve?
    because apple is going to buy valve, kill steam, and make us all install itunes to get our games!!!11111
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  30. Post #30
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    April 2010
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    I don't know why everyone's worried, this is a good thing, Valve is privately owned, so no buy out, and one of the biggest complaints with Apple computers (one of, not the only) is lack of games, this might be a win-win, more business and sales for Valve and Apple, hell, if it even went off well enough, Apple would be smart to fund Valve, not buy out, but maybe sign a deal for software/games. So yeah, if anything, I'm excited to see how this turns out.
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  31. Post #31
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    October 2009
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    usually it's easy to guess what might happen in these types of situations

    but i seriously don't know what the fuck is going on right now
    Could be anything, more games on Mac, iOS games with steamworks, or Gabe just wanted a friendly chat with Tim. Searously guys calm down.
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  32. Post #32
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Relax, Valve will never be bought out; they're too powerful and too rich to have to bend knee before another giant. It's probably just an exchange of ideas or something, maybe they're discussing how to make good gaming hardware.
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  33. Post #33
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    November 2007
    1,141 Posts
    I'm thinking apple knows their iOS devices aren't that great for actual games, and want Valve's advice on how to bring feature games to those devices proper controllers. And then Valve has the opportunity to make their own hardware for devices such as the iPad. I could imagine playing portal 2 on an iPad using a razor hydra controller for example.
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  34. Post #34
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    June 2010
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    Guys, I don't think you understand how serious this is. Valve studios is now contaminated.

    We need to burn it down now.
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  35. Post #35
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
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    I don't see a problem with this. Too many people have the tin foil hat on.
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  36. Post #36
    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Could be anything, more games on Mac, iOS games with steamworks, or Gabe just wanted a friendly chat with Tim. Searously guys calm down.
    All of those possibilities sound equally terrible.
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  37. Post #37
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Maybe he just wants them to incorporate Steam into the App Store or he'll sue them. Maybe he wants to claim Steam was Jobs' idea all along.
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  38. Post #38
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
    7,164 Posts
    and then all of a sudden everyone feels self entitlement to the way valve is run

  39. Post #39
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    August 2006
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    If this is about the valve making hardware thing, and they're consulting to Apple that's not a bad thing. Apple isn't a great company in itself but they do make great standard products. If they didn't they wouldn't be as known as they are.
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  40. Post #40
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    I'm actually happy about this.
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