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Gabe Newell speaking at D.I.C.E.

December 19th, 2005 :: General :: 7 Responses (Feed)

GameSpot reports that Gabe Newell will be speaking on Steam at next year’s D.I.C.E. Summit, due to be held on February 9th and 10th. Other speakers at the summit include Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, the Garriot brothers (founders of Origin Systems) and Nintendo’s chief marketing officer Reggie Fils-Aime. See for more information.

The speech was eventually canceled after Gabe phoned in sick. Thanks Andy!

7 Responses to this post:

  1. Tom Edwards Says:

    I didn’t want to mention this in the post because it’s nothing more than rampant speculation, but one of the commenters at GameSpot raises the point that this is the second time in reasonably rapid succession that Valve and Nintendo have spoken at the same event. The other event being, oddly enough, the D.I.E.C. summit in Japan.

    That alone wouldn’t be of note, but consider:

    1. Nintendo are offering their back catalogue to download for Revolution owners.
    2. Steam’s competitor xStream has a finger in Microsoft’s pie.
    3. At DIEC Robin revealed Valve’s internal project: a collaborative building game similar in concept to Garry’s Mod. That sort of thing would work great with the Revolution’s wand controller, probably better than it would with a mouse.
    4. Both Valve (at least in terms of Steam) and Nintendo are more interested in making the games better than the hardware/visuals.

    It’s rampant speculation all the same, but I think there are a string of interesting coincidences there.

  2. Garry Says:

    I’m pretty sure Robin was asked what game he would like to make – not what game they were making. Whether they are actually making it or not is speculation – but I’m guessing not since he wouldn’t have mentioned it if they were.

    Valve have already worked with Nintendo haven’t they? Wasn’t HL1 ported to the Dreamcast?

  3. Tom Edwards Says:

    He was asked both of those questions, what they were doing (the building game) and what they might do with the Rev (didn’t know). Walker said he hadn’t seen the console now I look at the write-up, which hurts but doesn’t destroy my little conspiracy theory.

    I believe the Dreamcast port was dropped, but I might be thinking about the Mac one.

  4. Garry Says:

    Oh yeah you’re right. Damn I could have sworn it said something different last time I read it.

    Oh well.. I’ve kind of had a head nod from a Valve employee that they’re not working on a building game. Unless he was just trying to fool me.

  5. Andrew Timson Says:

    Both the Dreamcast and Mac ports were dropped. (Though the added content intended for the Dreamcast port was released for PC as Blue Shift.) However, Dreamcast was a Sega machine, not Nintendo. 🙂

  6. ^Ben Says:

    Gearbox did the porting.

  7. wizpig64 Says:

    Go Reggie! But yea maybe Valve and Nintendo could be colaborating on something…