Report – Apple CEO Tim Cook pays Valve a visit, the Internet salivates

Friday, 13th April 2012 20:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

According to a report on Apple Insider, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a visit to Valve headquarters today in Washington, and suggests he and the firm’s Gabe Newell could be cooking something up. These leads many to speculate numerous reasons for such a visit and what the duo could be discussing, such as the “input, output, and platform hardware” Valve is currently hiring for, maybe even the possibility of Steam integration with AppleTV. Then again, it could have just been a friendly visit. Put your speculation hats on and start guessing. Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Razor

    Gaben is trolling us all >.>

    #1 3 years ago
  2. thesamy


    #2 3 years ago
  3. diego-rbb-93

    First event candidate for the “WTF of the Year 2012″.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    omg this could be fucking awesome!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    They’d be my last choice of hardware partner.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94


    #6 3 years ago
  7. ultramega

    Valve wouldn’t do this to their users… Nooooo. You wouldn’t, right, Valve?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Telepathic.Geometry

    :O ZOMGZ!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    This can be the greatest partnership ever at the same time it can be the worst partnership ever.

    It depends on what they are going to do in the future.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. someguy2

    My theory is that since Valve are working on wearable computing (it’s been confirmed by Michael Abrash) and Apple filed a patent a few months ago for wearable computing, Apple are looking at Valve’s technology or Apple are patent pissed.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. manamana

    They’d be my first choice of hardware partner.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    @11, The Valve philosophy: sell it low, sell a lot

    The Apple philosophy: sell it high, talk a lot of bollocks about your competition and sue anyone for anything.

    I see no incompatibility here at all.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gheritt White

    Given Valve’s commitment to open platforms and Apple’s reliance on closed ecosystems, I’m not sure how well matched these companies are either.

    That said, Half-Life 3 as an exclusive launch title for an Apple/Valve console solution would be the greatest “fuck you” Apple could give after Microsoft bought out Bungie for Xbox.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    This is probably a discussion between Valve and Apple and how they can get on the Ipad.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Lounds

    @12 you’re right there, but I feel Valve are planning something big, going for the game streaming would be the way to go.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight


    Gabe has spoken against streaming games because the absolute need for high bandwidth.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gheritt White


    #17 3 years ago

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