Valve’s business increased by 50 percent last year

Gabe Newell stepped up to the stage during last week’s BAFTA awards to receive the prestigious Academy Fellowship for his contributions to gaming. Newell credited Valve’s successes largely to user-generated content on open platforms such as Steam Workshop before sharing some jaw-dropping numbers. “There’s sort of an insatiable demand for gaming right now,” Newell said. “I think our business has grown by about 50 percent on the back of opportunities…


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Gabe Newell: DOTA 2 is going to be free-to-play, “it’ll have some twists”

“Gabe Newell denied meeting Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple in a recent podcast with Seven Day Cooldown, but that’s not all he said. He also mentioned that DOTA 2 will be free-to-play, but with a twist. “It’s going to be free-to-play — it’ll have some twists, but that’s the easiest way for people to think about it,” he revealed. “The issue that we’re struggling with quite a bit is…