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Join video game industry host and producer Geoff Keighley as he sits down for intimate conversations with the leaders, designers and influencers who are shaping the video game industry.
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Mar 17, 2015

Geoff Keighley sits down with Valve co-founder Gabe Newell and Erik Johnson to discuss Steam VR, Steam Machines, and the state of one of the world's most respected video game companies. This unedited hour-long conversation was taped at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March 2015.

7 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    Frank Kwok
    Mr. Newell, the fan base is still waiting to pay for a proper Half-Life 3. Believe it.
  • almost two years ago
    Anders
    Very enjoyable and informative conversation, Geoff. I look forward to hearing more.
  • almost two years ago
    Daniel Mackie
    I like the suggestion of wanting anything that furthers the HL story to feel new fresh and ground-breaking. HL VR ?

    Also thanks for the interview really interesting to listen to Valves very honest person / business centred approach to monetising their user base.
  • almost two years ago
    Erik
    Great podcast!
    Looking forward to future installments.

    But this was a bummer conversation.
    I know Valve don't owe me a thing (except maybe Episode 3) but i cant help feeling frustrated. Valve is slowly turning into the Nintendo elephant.

    They focus om interesting but gimmicky hardware. They are doing all these things behind the scene that we never get to see. Their customer support and communication with the outside world is terrible.

    There is no way the Vive will be affordable to the masses when it released. A 300$ + 1000$ Portal (Viev and new computer) does not sound like something i would buy, but i would get a 60$ Half-Life/Left4Dead/New IP.

    I wish they would have let Arkane do Episode 4. They could have done blue shift and opposing force style expansions a long time ago. Not because it would make them alot of money or advance the state of gaming. But because their fans want it, and the engine and resources were already there. If they don't want to do half-life themselves, outsource the license to someone who do, and maybe get a fresh perspective on the property. Then valve can continue their internal talks about future hardware normal people cant afford, in peace.

    I don't get the feeling that valve cares about me, I'm not a customer anymore. Since i like Half-life and don't play DOTA there isn't any new money coming from me. And I only use steam to download things i bought on Humble bundle. They have a strangle hold on the market with steam and will be making money for a long time, and they should embrace that. Even thou i recognize its importance, they should not care so much about words like profits and customers.

    I'm not a customer, I am a fan.
  • almost two years ago
    The_Icon
    Thanks for this interview Geoff!
  • almost two years ago
    Jason Pham
    Love the podcast!
  • almost two years ago
    Tony
    Awesome podcast, please keep them coming.