These are some of the best responses from the Gabe Newell AMA on reddit recently, click here to see the full interview.
What was the strangest/funniest thing you guys received in the mail?
What is your favorite cosmetic item from TF2?
4Chan sent us a crate and offered to sell us a key to open it. We sold it on craigslist.
How many hours a week would you say that you spend actually playing video games and whats your current favorite?
Dota 2 and about 20 hours.
Garchoz + glorkcakes
How old were you when you start programing?
What was your first language?
Is it possible for some sort of integration with services like Pandora and Spotify, in the future? I don’t have a music library, per se, and mostly just use internet radio, so it’d be great if I didn’t have to alt tab to change stations or skip songs. Could this happen?
Yes, we’ve got some things in the works that we think you’ll like.
Do you ever play games such as tf2 on a secret steam account?
What improvements will we see out of the Source 2 engine?
The biggest improvements will be in increasing productivity of content creation. That focus is driven by the importance we see UGC having going forward. A professional developer at Valve will put up with a lot of pain that won’t work if users themselves have to create content.
Why did you choose “Valve” as the company name?
Because it was better than “Rhino Scar”
GabeN, what are your specs?
Well, I’m a handsome man with a charming personality.