Take a photo tour of Valve HQ – it’s as cool you’d imagine it to be

Thursday, 10th July 2014 12:23 GMT By Matt Martin

Want to see what it’s like to work in the palace of Gabe? These chaps recently got a tour of Valve HQ in Bellevue.

valve sketches

The photos were taken by the winners of the third annual Saxxy Awards after winning with their short film “Lil’ Guardian Pyro”.

portal toy

portal gun

Half-life rig


There’s a shed load more photos through this link, including a beautiful painting of Saint Gabe. And you can watch the winning short from last year right here:



  1. Talkar

    How is this news? “Look Valve got an office! Amazing! Also, the guys who won something got what they were told. What a world huh?”

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Edo

    Valve has an office confirmed!

    #2 6 months ago
  3. YoungZer0


    If Valve haz office, then Half-Life 3 confirmed.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    @Talkar, Oh dear, another serious gamer needing serious articles about their serious hobby. Keep making these serious complaints about the lack of serious articles.


    #4 6 months ago
  5. Talkar

    @OrbitMonkey Don’t we have Reddit for meaningless galleries?
    Is it really too much to ask for news on a news site?
    I’m sorry i didn’t realize that.

    Heck, i’m pretty sure this very gallery was taken from somewhere on /r/gaming, and the “author” here didn’t bother to add that.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Edo

    That’s the jo….oh never mind.

    #6 6 months ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    ^ is it too much to ask for srs people to control their impulses?

    I mean here you are clicking on & now contributing to a clearly labelled puff piece article…

    Please complain more on how VG247 are manipulating your compulsions.

    #7 6 months ago
  8. Edo

    That’s the joke….and do you want to know what else is a joke…NO EDIT BUTTON.

    #8 6 months ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    Actually, why did VG247 do away with the edit function?

    Very helpful if your spellings are prone to sausage fingers :/

    #9 6 months ago
  10. Talkar

    @OrbitMonkey If the readers aren’t allowed to complain, how do you expect VG247 to pick up on dissatisfaction?
    Both praise and disapproval needs to be voiced, that is how the free world operates.

    #10 6 months ago
  11. thegrimmling

    Where is Gabe’s money bin?

    #11 6 months ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    @Talkar, Just a thought, but if you don’t click on the very obviously labelled puff pieces, VG247 might, just might look at the numbers & realise those stories aren’t gaining traffic.

    Probably start writing more srs stories for srs gamers. But that does mean you showing a modicum of self-control & denying yourself the chance of a whinge.

    Tough call. Seriously.

    #12 6 months ago
  13. Panthro

    Fuck Valve and fuck Gabe newll, I just bought a WiiU and now I don’t touch my shitty £1.2k gaming rig, PC gaming is actually dead though, really.

    #13 6 months ago
  14. thegrimmling

    Why can’t Vg247 post more industry news instead of this?

    Did they get a bad rap and no one will talk to them anymore?

    #14 6 months ago
  15. CyberMarco

    @Panthro What happened to your #PCMasterRace?

    #15 6 months ago
  16. Talkar

    @OrbitMonkey Well that was a terrible thought!
    Sure i can do that, but that would be like shopping for groceries, finding a milk gone bad, and not saying anything to the store.
    Eventually they’ll find out, since noone is buying that milk, but it is much faster to just give a critique and say “Hey, the milks bad”.
    What is so hard to comprehend about this?

    #16 6 months ago

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