If you’ve ever wanted to ask Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve Corporation, a question — then tomorrow may be your lucky day. We first noted the news reported by PCGamer, that the date and time were revealed through screenshots of email communication both Reddit moderator Jedi Burrell from The_Gaben subreddit and Steam moderator R3TR1X had with Newell. The AMA is happening at The_Gaben subreddit tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th, at 3PM PST. The confirmation thread is right here.
For those unaware, a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) is when someone hosts a thread on the site, along with confirmation they are who they say they are, allowing users to login and ask them any questions they want. When you’re Newell, an industry icon that’s commanded a massive fan following, a relatively large turnout is expected. In fact, when AMAs get very popular, it’s often difficult for the hosts to keep up with the constant barrage of questions. Newell will likely have to pick and choose which ones he answers.
Newell has long been a champion of the VR industry. Valve as a company co-created the Vive with HTC, using its Steam marketplace as the go-to source of content for the budding piece of consumer technology. In August of last year during the DOTA 2 International Championships, the co-founder and president stated that he had been spending ‘most of’ his time with the VR team. While we are still waiting on that big killer app (such as VR iterations for Half-Life, Left4Dead, Portal, or something original) from the PC gaming powerhouse, Valve’s (and as a result the Vive’s) contributions to VR as an industry have been wide and far-reaching thus far.
You can check into the Reddit AMA thread tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th, at 3PM PST over on The_Gaben subreddit. Exact details such as which topics he’d like to discuss or how long it will last are unknown but as is the case with these sorts of things most of the time, it’ll likely be open season once the internet descends upon the thread.
Do you plan on tuning in tomorrow? Which types of questions do you want to be see answered? Let us know in the comments below!