Gabe Newell: From Microsoft to Valve & VR – Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Furst

March 25, 2018 396299 Views

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In this episode, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets, and history of one of gaming’s biggest figures, Gabe Newell. In this video we cover everything in Newell’s carrier, from his start at Microsoft working on Windows software, to helping develop VR with the HTC Vive. We also look into areguably Newell’s biggst contribution to gaming, the creation of Valve and the Steam games PC gaming platform. At Valve, Newell influenced projects from Half Life, Team Fortress 2 (TF2), Counter Strike, and Portal. Through our analysis of Valve and Gabe’s history, we hope to shed light on this key industry figure.

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Video by Forrest Lee.

Sources/Further Reading:
http://kotaku.com/gabe-newell-learned-computers-at-microsoft-beer-at-har-1481144493
https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167253-gabe-newell-made-windows-a-viable-gaming-platform-and-linux-is-next
http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/WinDoom_(Microsoft)
https://gmod.de/threads/24266-Gabe-Newell-Interview
https://web.archive.org/web/20150211164700/http://www.computerandvideogames.com/296735/features/gabe-newell-my-3-favourite-games/
https://web.archive.org/web/20130203123154/http://uk.gamespot.com/features/halflife_final/part2.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20040329213856/http://www.maxitmag.co.uk/articles/valve.htm
http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/1/3941274/gabe-newell-steam-box-talk-ut
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-final-hours-of-half-life-2/1100-6112889/
https://www.geekwire.com/2014/valve-ceo-gabe-newell-interviewed-espn/

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