Rumour: Google to buy Valve

Wednesday, 17th September 2008 12:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This Inquirer piece is rumouring that Google may be moving to buy Valve.

The story cites “well-placed sources” and was filed from Austin GDC.

If true, Steam is the main target, says the site.

Also, it would be contrary to comments from Gabe Newell at Games Convention last month. Snip from the interview:

So you’ve got no interest in selling Valve?

GN: Right now we’re super-happy. We’ve been an independent company from day one, and we think that that contributes to our good decision-making. We’re much more concerned about finding more people that are like us and want to work with us – and doing a great job for customers – than looking for people that want to buy the company.

Have you had any approaches for the company?

GN: I get approached a couple of times a week by people saying, ‘Can we invest in you, can we buy you?’ That’s been true for several years. We’re having too much fun.

Full thing through the link.



  1. Vronsky

    It is worth noting that, in the world of The Inquirer, “well-placed” means “by the bar, holding a credit card”.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    It’s bollocks, I reckon.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    It’s a story from The Inquirer so it’s obviously bollocks, I wouldn’t trust them to publish a story that said what the weather outside their own window was like and it being accurate.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. SkimpyBikini

    “I’m buying Valve and so’s my wife.”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Quiiick

    It’s probably bollocks but Gabe & Co. _will_ sell if the price is right!

    They’re old, they don’t want to do this forever … and besides their “star” does not shine as it used to.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. wz

    Didn’t they even say some time ago they would, if situation is right?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. rainer

    Complete denial from Valve at MTV News and other sites as well Shack, Kotaku.

    Typical Inquirer bullshit anything to generate hits.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    Am I bad for thinking this would rock?

    What are the sides that need weighing up here, before I take one?

    #8 6 years ago

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