Gabe Newell: Valve, VAC and trust

For a game like Counter-Strike, there will be thousands of cheats created, several hundred of which will be actively in use at any given time. There will be around ten to twenty groups trying to make money selling cheats. We don’t usually talk about VAC (our counter-hacking hacks), because it creates more opportunities for cheaters to attack the system (through writing code or social engineering). This time is going to be an exception. Cheat versus trust is an ongoing cat-and-mouse game. New cheats are created all the time, detected, banned, … Read more

Being A Wizard Is About “Doing Things Others Can’t”

//draft -> put discription and text here! YouTube Discription Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott Gabe Newell Founder and President, Valve “The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’re going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.“ Nicholas Negroponte Founder and Chairman Emeritus of MIT’s … Read more