Gabe Newell Quotes



Best 19 Quotes by Gabe Newell

“A lot of times I make people better by getting stupid, distracting, bureaucratic stuff off their desk. That's an incredibly easy way to make a senior person more productive.”

“Don't ever, ever try to lie to the internet.”

“George Lucas should have distributed the 'source code' to Star Wars. Millions of fans would create their own movies and stories. Most of them would be terrible, but a few would be genius.”

“I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space.”

“I'm a handsome man with a charming personality.”

“I've always wanted to be a giant space crab.”

“If you look at a multi-player game, it's the people who are playing the game who are often more valuable than all of the animations and models and game logic that's associated with it.”

“It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming. It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope.”

“Most people who end up being successful have good grades, but it's orthogonal – there's no extra information than if they put together a website and have bunch of fans who love coming and seeing what they're doing.”

“Ninety percent of games lose money; 10 percent make a lot of money. And theres a consistency around the competitive advantages you create, so if you can actually learn how to do the art, the design, and the programming, you would be consistently very profitable.”

“One of the things that's important about family is the narrative history they create for themselves.”

“One thing that we have learned is that piracy is not a pricing issue. It's a service issue.”

“Photoshop should be a free-to-play game. There's not really a difference between very traditional apps and how they enhance productivity and wandering around a forest and killing bears.”

“The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting anti-piracy technology to work. It's by giving those people a service that's better than what they're receiving from the pirates.”

“The Internet is changing what entertainment and sports is. It's not just a few people authoring an experience for others. It's really growing out of what everybody does.”

“The internet is super smart. If you do something that is cool, that's actually worth people's time, then they'll adopt it. If you do something that's not cool and sucks, you can spend as many marketing dollars as you want, they just won't.”

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“The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.”

“Traditional credentialing really doesn't have a lot of predictive value to if people will be successful.”

“We just always focus on quality, which can be frustrating during the wait, but which pays off when we're done.”