Here's High-Res scannings of the signatures I have (Open them in new window or tab). Feel free to try to ID some of the signatures.
Emailed Mr. Joel Hatfield asking for aide in ID'ing some of them.
I need to ask for stuff, I've bought a lot from them and supported them through every wrong thing they've done, I've never asked for anything from them
I've been too frightened to do it how do you guys just say it and get stuff
Like, what kind of things do you ask for? If I asked for a signed iPhone cover would that be too much? Would they be okay if I paid them for it?
Who do you ask?
I should just try to buy their products and go to VALVe and have them sign it then say I emailed them for it
Why do people think he only replies to Gmail? He replied to my hotmail once.
firstname.lastname@example.org if they could sign the posters I'm buying. He said yes but they're being shipped from an offsite location therefore I needed to send them the posters. It's been two months since the posters got there and they're not here yet and they aren't responding to my emails. :(
A couple of conversations I had with Mike Morasky.
This is a reply to a question I had about the different versions of "Reconstructing Science":
This reply answers a question I had about "Archimedes." Just to clarify, Mike got me confused with someone else in this email. I did not actually visit Valve.
I asked Gabe 3 - 4 months ago, if they can send me an autograph. They replied real fast asking about my adress, but i still haven't got anything.
How long does it take? Maybe it takes so long, because i live in germany. Should I ask about it?
I already got gabe's signature, should i ask for moar? :O i dont want to seem like a needy fuck to them.
Also, once I get my engineering firm up and running, I'm totally making a life-size hunter for them (animatronic of course).
Waiting for my signed snack bar item...
I hope they didn't forget about me.
I'll give them another 3 months.
"I ended up using a simple version for the video and I had forgotten I had that longer more complex version until I heard you were visiting and that you were a big TF2 fan. I then went and dug it out.. edited it a little bit and voila, there you go."
That's just plain awesome that he'd do that for just one fan. Total Respect!
So... I sent a mail to Valve. 19 hours later: An answer. ^^
(There's some spoilers in this mail!)
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k...ValveMail1.png (My mail)
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k...ValveMail2.png (Mike's Answer)
This made my day.
Check the mail today. Sees package with my name on it.
I got an awesome Portal Battlemat (giant gaming mousepad) with their signatures! It's got the wall mural of the "Angel took the cube away." on it. =D
Funny thing is, I've actually needed a mouse pad for a while. Thanks Joel and Valve!
Joel just identified two of the Signatures, I could identify most, including his. The two of them he identified are Gabe (EEEEEEEEEE) and Christina Engel. :D
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:55 PM
To: Gabe Newell
Subject: [Contact Form] Valve's Stance on SOPA and PIPA
Dear Mr. Newell
As I am sure you may know, the United States Congress is to debate the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) on January 24th, 2012.
Most of the entertainment industry has supported these bills, including numerous large games companies, and we know Valve has experienced piracy of their content before, but given Gabe’s recent statements about online piracy in video games it leads to a sense of uncertainty as to the company’s official position.
Does Valve support SOPA and PIPA?
-A Concerned Citizen
Message sent via contact form at http://www.valvesoftware.com/email.php
Senders IP address: ***************************
Gabe Newell email@example.com
10:19 PM (1 hour ago)
So that's a relief.
I love how he replies with one word and a fullstop.
So how many emails do you think they reply to out of the tons they get? I have a slight concern I'd like to ask someone about but I'm unsure of how to get my foot in the door with all the other people trying at the same time.
I'd say roughly 1/50 that get past the spam/retard filter.
not my email but for people wondering about valve's stance on sopa
It's TF2 related.
My guess would be to email Robin Walker.
It's been, like, 8 months now. No response from anyone at Valve, that's it. My games are gone. I've emailed Gabe several times, why would Valve do this to me? After what a big fan I've been, all the good things I've said, all their games I've purchased... why would they just keep them and ignore me?
Feels terrible, man.