Gamers raise $3,000 to fly Gabe Newell to Australia

Monday, 14th September 2009 18:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


In brief: Gabe Newell apparently jokingly told a guy he’d take a look at his Left 4 Dead campaign if he flew him and Erik Johnson to his home. In Australia.

Guy immediately got on it. And raised the cash in under three days.

“The English language lacks the words to express the level of excitement Erik and I feel that you and your friends have pulled this off,” said Newell in response.

Gabe’s going to Australia. Big up, guy. Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Syrok

    Haha, that’s great. :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    lol hes not seriously guna use ther money tho is he?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Cort

    He’d damn well better refuse the money and go anyway. He can travel on his company’s business account; won’t cost him a penny.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Hope thats enought for 2 seats, big man like him needs em :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    A mate of mine pointed me to this a couple of days ago, I never thought it would happen. I was wrong.

    And Gekidami, I made that exact same observation myself at the time… :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    Can he even fit through the airplane’s doors?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DarkElfa

    He probably has his own plane.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SticKboy

    This is the most awesome community story I’ve read in aaaages!

    #8 5 years ago

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