Gabe Newell (pictured top right) is the chief executive and co-founder of Valve
, the award-winning game publisher and creator of the Steam digital distribution service for games. He is one of the visionaries of the game business, and his predictions carry a lot of weight. Plenty of speculation surrounds the odd projects that Valve undertakes, and Newell took some time yesterday to explain some of them and talk about the cool and weird things coming in the future.
Ed Fries (pictured top left), the former head of Microsoft Game Studios
, interviewed Newell at a reception that Covert & Co.
, Google Ventures
, and Perkins Coie
sponsored at the Casual Connect game conference in Seattle. Here’s an edited transcript of their interview.