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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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March 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Valve gives Mac first-tier gaming status, Portal 2

Bellevue’s Valve Software may get credit for the next jump in Mac market share. The company today announced that it’s extending its hugely popular Steam game distribution service to the Mac platform, which has long had relatively few games compared with Windows PCs. Steam and Valve’s library, including “Left 4 Dead 2,” “Counter-Strike,” “Team Fortress…

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June 17, 2009 at 2:15 PM

“New “Americas Army 3″ distributed via Valve’s Steam

Bellevue’s Valve was enlisted by the U.S. Army to distribute the military’s new video game, “America’s Army 3.” The free, downloadable action game debuted today on Valve’s Steam distribution network. Uncle Sam, the world’s best financed game developer, used the Unreal 3 engine to build “AA3,” which is getting a new scoring system; authentic ballistics…

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June 3, 2009 at 4:12 PM

E3: Valve on the Wii or iPhone? Maybe someday

LOS ANGELES — One way Nintendo could draw more hardcore gamers to the Wii would be to enlist Bellevue’s Valve Software to the platform. Especially now that the Motionplus adds more precision control needed for games such as Valve’s “Left 4 Dead” zombie-killing franchise. Apparently it’s not that farfetched. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi said the Wii is…

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