1. Post #1
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    October 2009
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    [h2]For the Robin Walker interview head over to the TF2 sub-section![/h2]
    Linky to other thread

    So today was the big day, the day I went to Valve. You know how they say never meet your heroes, well thats just not true at all.

    The day started out with a trip though the office with Thad, one of the employees. He showed me around the offices and all the different areas of their office building. This included the tech support area were the gave me the current specs of their computers (i7, 6GB DDR3 Ram, 128GB SSD, Nvidia 580) but they still test on lower end comps so don't let that worry you. After this we went past DOTA 2, TF2, and test rooms. Fallowing that we came back to the office cafeteria for a little snack then it was back to the lobby.

    After waiting in the lobby for a few minutes it turned out Gabe was in the office and wanted to say hi. To my great delight he was playing DOTA 2 when we walked in and from what I can see the game already looks very promising. After a little "sneak peek" we sat down to talk about Steam and other goings on in Valve. During this chat he confirmed that Steam will get a video recorder very soon, also he said they were looking into the iOS/Android platform for possible expansions with Steam. He also siad that the Source film maker is in the pipeline for a public release. After the chat was over he happily signed my copy of the Orange box and sent me on my way to Robin Walker.

    So me and Robin then headed down to the TF2 team so see the people behind the game. After that it was down the business, the interview. (To see this interview click here) Once the interview was over we were both really hungry and we split ways for lunch. When I had finished lunch I went back up the office and waited for Robin to come back. Then I got one of the biggest surprises of my life, Tim Schafer had just walked into the lobby. Now he looked really busy so I didn't bug him for an autograph or something but it was still badass seeing Gabe Newell, Robin Walker, and Tim Schafer all in one day.

    Speaking of Robin, just as Tim left he showed up. Robin then took me to the Portal 2 test area were I tried out some single player on the PS3 and got to see how Steam interacts with the PS3. Then to my great delight I was shown a nearly completed version of Meet the Medic. All I will say is that its really epic and was worth the time it took. For the final act of the day Robin let me go all out on Portal 2 while he pushed out the new TF2 updates. Now I have a few things to say about Portal 2. One is that you need to buy this game. Portal 2 is just mind-blowing, the story, the puzzles, everything is the best that Valve has ever made. Valve could sell this game at $100 a pop and I would still buy it, thats how good it is. And as for a demo, this game does not need one. Take it from me, Portal 2 GOTY 2011 no contest.

    So thats it, that was my day at Valve sorry if I didn't answer all the questions but I hope the new info will make up for it.

    Re-cap of important info:
    1. They use very high end computers when a game is in development (i7, 6GB DDR3 Ram, 128GB SSD, Nvidia 580) but they still test on lower end comps
    2. Steam will get video recording "soon"
    3. Steam might come to iOS/Android
    4. Source Film Maker will be made public "soon"
    5. Meet the Medic is badass
    6. Portal 2: GOTY hands down

    Pictures: (Sorry they are all urls, media tags are not working atm)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1276735/Pic...e/IMG_0175.JPG
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    If dropbox is down use these link:

    http://i.imgur.com/oVMSW.jpg
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    Enjoy and feel free to ask more questions. (It might jog my memory if I forgot something in my story)
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  2. Post #2
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    June 2007
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    Use [img_thumb]

    those wall stickys + ceiling barnacle are awesome
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2010
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    Oh man, Gabe is so cool.

    Meet the Medic is badass
    Damn you.
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  4. Post #4
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    August 2006
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    That is one cool case. Also laughed at the wall of hats.

    All of those pictures are great. The Valve offices look awesome.
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  5. Post #5
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    June 2007
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    Meet the Medic is badass
    :psyboom:
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  6. Post #6
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    March 2011
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    Concept art for a new valve game?

    we need info on this picture
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  7. Post #7
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    August 2006
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    What is this? Looks creepy.
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  8. Post #8
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    You got a signed copy of the Orange Box.
    :smithicide:
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  9. Post #9
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    March 2011
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    You got a signed copy of the Orange Box.
    :smithicide:
    but it's a xbox version so it's worthless, don't feel bad.
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  10. Post #10
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    August 2010
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    but it's a xbox version so it's worthless, don't feel bad.
    Yea but, its signed by Gabe.
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  11. Post #11
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    I was shown a nearly completed version of Meet the Medic.
    God. Damn. YOOUUUUUUU

    Did they manage to get the old voice actor?

  12. Post #12
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    September 2009
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    Yea but, its signed by Gabe.
    And Robin. Good Jesus I want Robin's autograph.
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  13. Post #13
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    DAT GOLD CROWBAR.

    And everything else, too. Meet the Medic is coming, yay!

  14. Post #14
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    January 2006
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    God. Damn. YOOUUUUUUU

    Did they manage to get the old voice actor?
    Oh yeah, that's pretty relevant.
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  15. Post #15
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    Words do not express the hate, jealously, envy, excitement, happiness, and sorrow I am feeling right now.

    You're fucking amazing.




    Oh god... I think I came.
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    "hey gabe can you sign my steam account"
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  17. Post #17
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    The Demo stickies at the door made me laugh
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  18. Post #18
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    So if you simply go there you get free crap?
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  19. Post #19
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    Concept art for a new valve game?

    we need info on this picture
    Art done by people at Valve and nothing more
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  20. Post #20
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    I wonder why Tim Schafer was at there

    Edited:
    proof read the OP there are a few misspellings, things like "Source will maker will be made public soon" and a link that doesn't go anywhere
    And Valve should release a Will Maker, it would be cool
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  21. Post #21
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    Did you ask about the Source SDK updates?

  22. Post #22
    Captain Westcliff: Thinks Wales is an Island
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    I wonder why Tim Schafer was at there
    making more day of the tentacle pls
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  23. Post #23
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    August 2006
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    Film Maker?
    Steam Recordings?!
    MEET THE MEDIC!!!

    It's like I just read heaven.
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  24. Post #24
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    July 2010
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    Holy shit, Valve does read Facepunch. I knew Jeep was a member, but oh my :ohdear:

    I also recommend that everyone listen to this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1276735/Pict...0Interview.m4a

    Very, very insightful.

  25. Post #25
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    It's like everything I ever wanted confirmed is now actually confirmed

    OP, unzip your pants

    My body is ready
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  26. Post #26
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    You're winner.
    edit: I jelly as fuck. I must go see valve. It's one of the things I must do before I die.
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  27. Post #27
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    Steam might come to iOS/Android
    Even just a Steam Chat app for them would be the best thing ever.
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  28. Post #28
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    Um... Is it bad that when I read this:
    He also siad that the Source film maker is in the pipeline for a public release
    I kinda... Did a single clap followed by a very, very loud, enthusiastic "AAAHA YES!"

    No exaggeration... Whatsoever.


    Also, can you say about how long Meet the Medic was?
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  29. Post #29
    in 2013 people will no longer be judged by ethnicity but by the anime girl used as their avatar
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    you should have killed robin walker
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  30. Post #30
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    Words cannot express how awesome Valve's offices are...

    I-.... We need to make up some sort of new word to express these kinds of emotions!


    I really have to go and see these people soon. (Going from Texas would be rough)
    I wonder what it would be like if Kelly Bailey were still there :smithicide:

    Edited:

    you should have killed robin walker
    He isn't that bad... For all we know he might not be the cause of the "TF2 Incident".
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    pictures are down

  32. Post #32
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    July 2010
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    you should have killed robin walker
    Correction. He should've stolen one of Robin Walker's hats. That is far more cruel than killing a man.
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  33. Post #33
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    Wow dropbox is such bullshit

    Glad I saw the pictures before they were disabled.
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  34. Post #34
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    pictures are down
    Fucking hell that was fast, just wait till the video is done uploading to YouTube I guess.

  35. Post #35
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    July 2007
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    Wow mate I am so jealous of you hahaha! good work, oh btw ALL of your pictures are down dropbox is saying they are generating to much traffic.. please re-upload.
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  36. Post #36
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    August 2010
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    Take it from me, Portal 2 GOTY 2011 no contest.
    Hate to be a dick, but this isn't saying much from an obvious Valve fanboy, no offense, of course. I'm just saying you obviously like them enough to travel to their offices for a tour and what not, that it's no surprise you would like one of their games a lot.
    Enjoy and feel free to ask more questions. (It might jog my memory if I forgot something in my story)
    Why is Left 4 Dead, DoTA 2 and Half-Life in the title if the only thing that relates to those are a few things in the images and you saying "DoTA looks promising"? Makes no sense. Would have liked more information on DoTA 2, to be honest.
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  37. Post #37
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    July 2006
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    Ughhh now I'll never see the pictures from the epic Valve trip

    Also, why were there no questions relating to Half Life and how did this trip come about anyway?

  38. Post #38
    Chirno's Avatar
    August 2010
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    Wow mate I am so jealous of you hahaha! good work, oh btw ALL of your pictures are down dropbox is saying they are generating to much traffic.. please re-upload.
    Also, why do people on Facepunch keep using Dropbox and Filesmelt for image hosting? Dropbox takes them down for too much traffic and Filesmelt goes down at least once a day...

    Edited:

    Automerge! :argh:
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  39. Post #39
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    Ughhh now I'll never see the pictures from the epic Valve trip

    Also, why were there no questions relating to Half Life and how did this trip come about anyway?
    As for the pictures, they'll be back up shortly. Just let the initial wave calm down.

    As for why no mention of Half-Life, think about it: The question has been asked 500 times, would a 501st time solve anything? It's like pressing F5 repeatedly to refresh a thread page from a year ago, nothing will change.

  40. Post #40
    sometimes I feel like going into a spastic rage so I can get a cool title but then it would be a bad title, and it wouldnt be cool
    VenomousBeetle's Avatar
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    Fucking traffic blocked
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