Gabe Newell is pretty busy these days. Just last week, he was at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs talking about the business of video games. Now he's at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit where he gave two separate talks - one with director J.J. Abrams and one on the future of Valve.
Unfortunately, the video of his talk with Abrams has not been uploaded just yet. From reports out of the show, it sounds like it was pretty entertaining. As a bonus, the two announced their plans to work together on Portal and Half-Life films.
Today, Newell delivered the opening keynote on the future of Valve and the industry as a whole. Fortunately, that has been uploaded, and you can watch it all below. There's some fascinating insights into how Newell views PC gaming as the next big thing, and what Valve is doing to capitalize on it.
For a company as secretive as Valve, it's been nice to see Newell speaking so frankly at so many events over the past few months. That being said, I don't think we're going to start seeing Half-Life 3 details sprouting up anytime soon. Still, it's nice to hear industry insight from one of the most ambitious and innovate men in the business.