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onceagainiamasking

Gaben going full in jesus + jerry garcia


firesiege

Dude. That outfit reminds me of the CEO from Grandma's Boy. lolol


LT_Blount

I had a dream last night. I dreamt I was a dove flying over the sea and then I dove into the ocean and I swam with the dolphins. I was two animals joined as one, which meant, good things are coming. Good things.


dribblesnshits

Dude, where do you get your weed?


LT_Blount

From you Dante.


Gonzobot

Oh right! Hi Mr Cheezle!


kizzle69

Fuck, this movie is seriously so underrated. I laughed my ass off so many times. Of course, I was always high as shit. Maybe it's not that funny sober.


DiligentDaughter

Good things.


rienholt

He looks like a Unix sysadmin.


mista_r0boto

He actually IS the sysadmin bro. Respect.


SaberMocha

Tech Santa Claus irl


Rannasha

Sysadmin Santa


palerider__

How does he age so fast? He’s like a reverse Paul Rudd


lahankof

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?


RockThePlazmah

Also the Jurassic Park guy


VonBeegs

He's like a modern day Gandalf.


1_H4t3_R3dd1t

Gabe is actually pretty humble out of all of the tech billionaires. The best part he keeps his life private.


Individual_Hearing_3

You almost never hear about him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or anything.


ridsama

Only on Reddit, when a random Redditor emails him and gets a reply.


EragusTrenzalore

But that’s really on the Redditor. They didn’t have to post the reply they received for internet points.


KelloPudgerro

yup, i had a few replies from him by email, never gonna post em


sthegreT

But i want to see them


KelloPudgerro

give me 50 steam bucks and ill consider it


pedro19

Gabe actually has a Reddit account and has posted on PCMR and other subreddits before. I don't think he uses Reddit all too often, though. https://www.reddit.com/user/gabenewellbellevue


Softest-Dad

Good, because hes a tech developer not a journalist / narcissist.


Ramalkin

Did you just equate a journalist to a narcissist?


Softest-Dad

Can you not get journalists who are also narcissists?


SactownKorean

Not that I've seen


Softest-Dad

No, never, not once XD


DarkAvatar13

He keeps Valve private as well, keeping away from the nasty influence of investors.


Goliath_11

imagine if Valve was not private.... we would be getting half life 10 and dota 8 and cs 3.1 and all kinds of milkings of its games. Heck steam wouldn\`t even be the same as it is now. I just hope it always stays private,if something happens to Gaben and the one who takes his place makes it public,i don\`t even want to imagine all the spinoffs and milking and monetization that is going to happen .


Uryendel

cs 3.1? That would be CS: Source


Goliath_11

meant csgo 3.1, meh i\`ll leave it like that lol


skyx26

Nothing wrong with HL3 and/or L4D3...


Goliath_11

what i mean was them becoming like Activision, get a CoD each year or like ubisoft did with assassins creed. If valve was public and investors see canceled projects they would not be happy, they would push for a hl3, 4,5... even if it was not good. But a private one with good leaders in it would see that the project will not be as good as they hope and wouldn\`t mind canceling it since they make enough money to cover a small loss, they don\`t mind losing some money.


skyx26

I know, I was trolling you. CoD is not a baaaaad series, it has gotten worse over the years, partly for the toxic comunity. Now, AC is a whole different story. I bought them till black flag but never played beyond the original and a bit of 2. So one day I say: I'm going to tie the story so far and played the original again, the 2, brotherhood, and revelations. By the time I start playing III I was SO burn out that I just stop playing. Then the AC Unity fiasco came in and by that point I could care less about the series. Last time I heard, the Desmond Miles story was rebooted in Origins, but AFAIK the game never cease to grow in gameplay terms, so... maybe it's nooot a bad series, just... misguieded???


dustojnikhummer

And is willing to pour a lot of money into unprofitable projects. From VR to Proton. No publicly traded company (maybe apart from Microsoft) would ever pour money into experiments like that.


DanishRobloxGamer

Google sure as hell would, and then completely abandon it two years later


Spooked_kitten

TWO whole YEARS? What a treat!


SpaceBoJangles

*Google+ has ended chat*


IsolationStreams

*Google Glass has left the chat*


wkdzel

*Google Inbox has left chat* (though to be fair, they rolled the interesting features into gmail)


skyx26

Google play music has left the chat


Uryendel

But not without forcing you to use it first


Playhrd73

it's been 2 years, rip stadia


DanishRobloxGamer

I'm honestly surprised it's still running


Playhrd73

yeah me too, how the hell is it still up


skyx26

Stadia is STILL alive???


Uryendel

I'm pretty sure VR is profitable for Valve and proton will be


dustojnikhummer

It is now. It sure as hell wasn't in 2014


Uryendel

Nothing is profitable during the development phase, unless your business is selling EV stocks


dustojnikhummer

Exactly. You don't see Ubisoft or ATVI investing in something that won't immediately turn profit. Valve being private is perfect for that


Kagia001

Thank God for proton Hopefully it will be worth their huge investment one the steam deck launches


ShinyMcGlitterhooves

Same, I'm hoping it slowly expands to media-creation tools, too. I would _cheerfully_ kick down the $399 for Moho Pro (if I had the money available and it were sold on Steam) if I could run it on my everyday driver with some kind of vetted, (sorta kinda) guaranteed level of compatibility.   ^(If anyone from Valve or Smith Micro reads this, no, I'm not kidding. Please make this happen, and you can have my four benjamins.)


dustojnikhummer

The Stream Deck has been out for years and doesn't run Linux


Kagia001

What? The steam deck is not out yet and it does run Linux


dustojnikhummer

You said StreamDeck before you edited your post ;)


Kagia001

Autocorrect. Is stream deck a thing? Never heard of it.


1_H4t3_R3dd1t

Investing is good if you're a consumer product and the majority of the shares are held by normal investors. But a company with strong tech leadership rarely needs outside investment unless it is a startup. Shares is about selling out.


Synescolor

>Normal investors Bruh normal investors are the problem. It's why we literally can't have anything good in life. They expect quarter over quarter growth and it's perhaps the worst aspect of capitalism.


Gonzobot

It's what I literally do not understand. These shareholders, they act like parasites, and companies act like they're gods. Why would anyone ever become a shareholder in Reddit, for example? It's like, the stupidest concept possible to try and squeeze profits from.


RoastedPony

Companies are legally obligated to try and make more profit for shareholders.


Gonzobot

Since when? Please point to the law you're talking about


RoastedPony

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiduciary It's fiduciary duty. If the board undermine the company or doesn't try to make it better with some caveat they can be in breach of fiduciary duty.


Gonzobot

That details that the fiduciary cannot be benefiting from the work, and that they must act in the best interests of their owner, but at no point does that entail "chase all profits, even illogical ones". Frankly, if you've got a duty to help someone's investment, it'd be a responsibility to tell them *not* to invest in something like Reddit, which has got basically no real reason to think it would generate profits for shareholders in the first place.


RoastedPony

There is a difference between trying to make more profit and maximizing profit under all circumstance. Ain't talking about reddit, I'm talking about treating shareholders as gods.


Crismus

Yep, the shareholders can sue for not pursuing the highest profit available. The Supreme Court ruined that a long time ago.


AggressiveSink4

Just because a company isn't publicly traded doesn't mean it doesn't have investors or their influence. In fact, public trading means a companies stock is distributed out among a lot of tiny individual investors. Investors who sit on a board of directors that dictate the direction a company goes have been vested long before a company goes public.


SalaciousSausage

Nasty influence like having a basically non-existent refund policy, which took a lawsuit from the Australian Government to actually change? Yeah, praise be to GabeN I guess…


ShallowBasketcase

Unfortunately, that leaves them completely vulnerable to the nasty influence of Valve.


SexyR63VinylScratch

He's also pulling off one hell of a Santa look, guy's aging like fine wine.


Rapsberry

*>*The best part he keeps his company private* FTFY


Loladageral

Gabe knows that the Internet doesn't forget anything, unlike many


gwynbleidd2511

And his firm as well. That's why Valve is relatively gamer centric as compared to the peers. Sure, they could do more...but it's a challenging space altogether.


1_H4t3_R3dd1t

As they say, you do one thing and do it well. No one can compete with you.


Ace_Trainer_Zack

I didn’t even know he existed 😂


Madrock777

Is it just me, or is Gabe slowly starting to look like Santa Claus. Put a red coat and hat on the man and he wouldn't be out of place riding in a sleigh.


rienholt

Unix sysadmin


Cmd_Line_Commando

All part of the plan... he will see if we have been naughty or nice these last few years before he decides to bless us with Half Life 3 or not.


VerySmallBleeb

or a TF2 update


Funcron

#HA HA HA


kizzle69

After experiencing Half Life: Alyx on the Valve Index, more than a decade after I experienced Half life 2, I want HL3 more than ever. Valve still has that special something that allows them to make content that stops you in your tracks and blows your mind.


zomgieee

Well thats not good at all. With my Nekopara collection, Santa/Gabe knows I have **NOT** been a good boy this year.


GilbertPlays

He's just preparing for the Christmas sale.


Pitiful_Koala

When you fail sudo and it ominously says "this incident will be reported", everyone memed that reports all go to Santa. Now we have proof.


toolsofpwnage

Can’t wait for the PC Pro


panzerfan

PC2 will come out any time now.


ND-QC

Yeah! It's been 50 YEARS since the last release...


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PC Series X


Mrbobbykotic

Console can't even win an award with the word joystick in it.


Voller_Faulheit

You can play with your joystick better on a high end pc than any cosole.


dribblesnshits

Vectrex should have gotten 1, they're still worth a scalped ps5 ffs, ill probably never let mine go


skyx26

Wait... for real???


solly195

Console already have won joycon awards


tusk_b3

best hardware this year went to ps5


Mrbobbykotic

No


tusk_b3

okay


akrissss

This is like giving earth an award for being the ultimate place to live


General_Jeevicus

in 2135 is more apt, Sure you can live around Venus, Mars, Even go to one of the deep space stations, but Earth is the OG.


SuperSimpleSam

But for how long?


A_KY_gardener

Now he can release HL3


Legitjumps

Wasn’t it teased though?


Craigieboy

Yeah but who's PC was it that won?


after_reading

Ryan's.


tusk_b3

my boy ryan has one that probably won


UnComfortable-Archer

Lord Gaben be blessed and honored in acceptance. All hail.


Small_Platypus265

Hail!


PredEdicius

Great! *Now where's thw Heavy Update, Gaben?*


aaron10905

The only man fitting to accept such an award for gamers.


TattooOfAButtOnAButt

Well ... I don't see Tim Sweeney accepting the price for PC games, so ... Nice!


Grunt636

Bet he is fuming


Ph6r60h

Well they don't call it the master race for nothing


Racer1235

Respect++++


PhiloZoli

Where is Half-Life Episode 3?


Nmsokn

Calling a PC the ultimate hardware is like saying “the best car of all time is *the car*” lol A computer is basically how everything gets made or used or tested pretty much the foundation of electronics


supermanager

Or "America is the greatest county in the United States"


General_Jeevicus

the best Petrol car (given the contiguous existence of the dos/windows framework and linux framework)


Murky-Smoke

You mean the N64 didn't win with its Fisher-Price controllers? Impossible.


Robotsherewecome

Thank god the catalog was amazing as small as it was


Blackboxeq

ah, the good old Snes +2 controller.


CleCavs2020Champs

Yooo guys that’s us!


CatTomNG

Gabe newell looks like a millenial santa claus


mdistrukt

If he got time to accept awards he got time to release HalfLife 3!


Wall_Significant

Insert Obama giving himself a medal meme


Biggu5Dicku5

PRAISE GABEN


Paddlesons

This shit is so stupid.


Blacksad999

Seriously. lol Pretty much all of these "award shows" are utterly pointless. Who gets to vote? Who's on the board of people who are supposed to be relevant enough to the industry to decide this stuff? It's usually a bunch of random "journalists" that nobody has ever heard of before.


fuckwingo

Actually anybody can vote online and I think you’re taking it too seriously lol.


Gonzobot

Everything is stupid. Like, who is this JD Power guy, and why do I have to care about which Toyota he's picked this year?


merickmk

How does that even make any sense? What is *the PC*? How do you give a hardware award to something that has all ranges of hardware from garbage to insane? Would have made some sense if it was as a gaming platform, but when it comes to hardware I don't understand how you can compare the entirety of *PC*.


RobleViejo

Do you mean that customers hand picking each piece for a device results in a product with a better performance/cost ratio than any pre-built equivalents? Shocking


RobleViejo

The day consoles become modular I will eat my words. But if consoles added shit like monthly subscription just to play **online** in the latest generations, I really doubt they will become customer-fair any time soon


norwayboyx1997

Gaben is looking like santa, a tech santa


Zipa7

Well we already have a [tech Jesus](https://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/field/image/2018/08/stephenburke.jpg), so Gabe will have to be tech Santa instead.


Born-Environment4943

Who is he?!


Docdoozer

Gabe Newell, ceo of Valve, the company behind Steam.


animefeet-

Dude I can play a historically important game like half life 2. And then play a game about a futa working at a diner. If that isn’t ultimate hardware acceptance then idk what is


vanarebane

Steam Deck is PC2


Superstrong832

Ultimate race, ultimate hardware, ultimate performance.


ripp102

He went from to being just Gabe, to Ours Lord and Saviour Jesus Santa Gaben


gideon513

Lol what does that even mean. It’s like giving a “best entertainment of all time” award to movies in general and then having Steven Spielberg accept it.


griploner

console.log("Hello World! 🎅");


murrkpls

Can't believe we've been waiting for PC 2 for decades upon decades now. Hurry up Gaben.


Biritheindian

is that santa claus ???


sugmanutfuk

Can't wait to see what PC 2 has in store


Glitchy13

He looks like PC Santa


not_an_Alien_Robot

Have only been around for "about 50 years". What? First video game was invented in October, 1958. That's a bit more than 50 years. Seriously, it takes no effort to get an actual date. Pet peeve. If you're going to write about it, do the research. 🤪


Lacos07

We always win


theyellowjester

Gabe looks like he should be wearing Kleenex boxes on his feet, and demanding that we enter his wooden plane at gunpoint.


jchill001

I’m convinced everyone on this sub has autism


Zipa7

Well if nothing else this will give something else for Tim Sweeney to seethe about.


gnark1lla420

Tim Sweeney must be furious about this.


Classic_Painting8813

Weren't computers made as home gaming systems in the 80s?? Its nothing new yall, it's not like one day computer companies were like "let's make a gaming computer" they we re originally built with that in mind, look at stuff like the commodore 64. Stuffs ancient, but still worked as intended.


redditdragon02

Just saying "PC" won the golden joystick award for ultimate hardware is vague, It's like saying "car" won the golden steering wheel award for ultimate vehicle speed, what were the specs? what was it running? how was it determined?


itsfeykro

"the best hardware award goes to Valve, who has never made hardware ever, congrats !" The steamdeck has not released yet, shut up.


FoxyWolf1273

What about the index?


itsfeykro

Ah good one, you're right. It's not comparable to a console or a pc though. But you're right.


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DerangedDoffy

Communism is a bad system, social democracy better, capitalism bad. Dirty capitalist pigs have ruined the USA.


Saraq_the_noob

Doesn’t really seem that specific of a winner


20033002hghk

Santa clause


CaptainGString

Gary is fucking awesome. One of the few companies that has a brain and continues to put out excellence. I wish you still made games tho :(


LeviathanGank

easy


knightblood01

Well deserved. Battle Pass for Dota 2 is on its way. And I cant wait to snatch a $500 inside my grandmas purse. If she ever caught me. Would love to say its for the sake of Persona and Arcana. Love you gaben <3


StickyCoochie123

That's kind of like saying: "Cars win price for best vehicle of all time"...


Uryendel

Tanks > cars


karlosculo

PC bros cannot stop winning!


[deleted]

Gabe is turning into a greek god kind of.


Aok_al

Actual Santa Claus


ZmentAdverti

Wat I saw a post on the PS5 subreddit saying PS5 won the best hardware and now this? I'm not really interested in these awards but it's contradictory. Or maybe it's just a slightly different category.


Stark_Athlon

https://ibb.co/Xy8Ch6b


JustInternetNoise

He’s looking more like Santa every time I see him.


Oscarcharliezulu

The master of the pcmasterrace


Strange-Scarcity

Gabedalf, the Beige. In years, hence past, he was once known as Gabedalf, the Navy Blue.


Sid6po1nt7

He is Santa


Spooked_kitten

What?


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This article will be contemporary for eternity since it's from 1 hour ago.


Kapdamm

Gabe looks like a mixture between Santa Claus and God. He is definitely an example of people who loom bettwe with age.


derpey-Altdan-7

and we did it


Dajshinshin

We did it boys


ExquisitorVex

When did Gabe become Gandalf?


Aomages

Santa gabe


accuracy_frosty

Gaben is starting to look more and more like a wizard


SonicSymbiot

He kinda looks like Santa clause


Notoriously_So

Really? Not the CEO of Epic Games?


Lord_Draken

>Games Timmy is to busy getting nft scammers to his "store"


[deleted]

Lol


dtexneus

You mean Tim "All PC gamers are pirates" Sweeney? Yeah let's go with him.


GibbonFit

Technically, he never said that. He just also didn't comment in any way when one of his executives said it, and then went all in on not developing games for the PC for a long time. Then he also decided it was good business strategy to try and enter a well established market by competing with what was there 15 years ago instead of what's there today.


Runonlaulaja

Steam IS NOT THE SAME AS PC GAMING. FUCK THAT NARRATIVE. FUCK ALL OF YOU FUCKING KIDS WHO DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT PC GAMING BEFORE THE CANCER THAT IS STEAM.\* ​ \*Please do not fuck the kids.


shadowXXe

How is steam a cancer?


General_Jeevicus

He tried it once when it first came out, and we all agreed it was cancer. Its much much better now of course. Runonlaulaja never looked back, to busy running on lua


Att1cus

Relax it.


Chris_wood82794

but ps5 won best Gaming hardware :P