Gabe Newell Hates Everything!

Gabe NewellHalf-Life and Half-Life 2 brought Gabe Newell just about everything but tact. The only thing as big as the Half-Life franchise is Newell’s mouth. He apparently hates just about everything that isn’t a PC running Windows XP.

Here are some choice quotes from Newell on:

The Playstation 3: “I think [PS3 is] a waste of everybody’s time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There’s nothing there that you’re going to apply to anything else. You’re not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they’ve created.”

The Xbox 360 and Vista: “Look, I spoke to some people at Microsoft, and as I said, I can’t point to a single feature in Vista that I care about that solves problems for us at all. And I had the same conversation with the Xbox 360 guys. It’s like, Xbox 360 doesn’t make my life any better, and in fact, it makes it a lot worse, as you’re telling me I can’t count on having a hard drive.”

Vista and DirectX 10: He was quoted as having said that Microsoft Microsoft made a terrible mistake releasing DirectX 10 for Vista only and excluding Windows XP. He said this decision affected the whole industry as so far only a very small percentage of players can use DirectX 10.

Your mother: Your mother is a sea hag.

The Mac: “…they seem to think that they want to do gaming, but there’s never any follow through on any of the things they say they’re going to do. That makes it hard to be excited about doing games for their platforms.”

Like the guy or hate the guy, agree with what he says or disagree with what he says, Newell just seems to be an outspoken being of bitterness and hatred. . .
Actually I wonder if he could be a guest writer for this blog.

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5 Responses to Gabe Newell Hates Everything!

  1. risrepkel says:

    We hold our breath and wait for him to comment on the Wii in the future. Come on Gabe, you can do it!

  2. mus says:

    He hates everything that doesn’t have cream in the middle

  3. yagisencho says:

    Hypothetical quote: “Wii doesn’t warrant a comment.”

    I’d pay up to $10 to play Valve’s take on House of the Dead though. Specifically, a Half-Life themed on-the-rails shooting gallery. Default weapon: crowbar.

  4. Leakyhunter says:

    Well he may be a hater, but he makes bad ass games.

  5. OOONNN says:

    Give the guy a break… I mean some of his points are kinda good. I mean the system in Vista is just retarded, which makes it realy hard to make files like a flash or C++. While the xbox 360 got some major bug which the developers is to retarded to fix. I mean i can’t blame him for that…

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