Valve’s founder Gabe Newell occupies a special place in my heart. It was not my intention to give him a special place there, but over the years he has slowly but surely moved in. Valve, if you’re wondering is a game developer/publisher. Valve created the Half-Life Series, Counter Strike (1.6, CZ, Source, all a Half-Life MOD) Portal, Team Fortress 1 & 2, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 and others. They also own and operate the online digital distribution platform know as Steam. Recently Valve’s founder praised the PC platform, and earned a little more love from loyal PC gamers across the world.
“Open platforms are where innovations are going to occur…We see (the PC) as the center of innovation of everything that’s going on, whether it’s micro-transactions, MMO’s, free-to-play, or something like CityVille which, after its first month, has 84 million people playing.”
It is clear to PC gamers that the PC is where the innovation and boundary pushing happens. It’s just nice once in a while to hear it from a man who has the rep to back it up.