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February 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Valve floats Half-Life, Portal movie plans with J.J. Abrams

It’s one thing for a game company to say they’d like to see movies based on their hit franchises. It’s another thing altogether when Valve boss Gabe Newell and sci-fi producer and director du jour J.J. Abrams publicly start hashing out a plan for movies based on the Valve hits “Half-Life” and “Portal.” That’s what just…

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January 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Valve’s Gabe Newell honored as “pioneer” by game developers

Gabe Newell, co-founder of Bellevue’s Valve Software, is receiving the Pioneer Award for breakthroughs in the game industry. It will be presented at the Game Developers Conference in March. The award “celebrates those individuals responsible for developing a vital technology or game design at a crucial juncture in video game history, paving the way for…

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