Ea has offered to buy valve for 1 billion dollars, even tho the company is "rumoured" to be worth 3 billion (and Newell's personal worth at 1.5 billion)... The talks between the two companies didn't last long, and they were denied.
Gabe Newell had this to say about it:
Mr. Newell said that there was a better chance that Valve would “disintegrate,” its independent-minded workers scattering, than that it would ever be sold.
“It’s way more likely we would head in that direction than say, ‘Let’s find some giant company that wants to cash us out and wait two or three years to have our employment agreements terminate,’ ” he says.
It is nice to know that Gabe would rather 'disintegrate' rather than sellout!
It is very nice to hear, Mr. Gaben.
You can read more here (http://uk.gamespot.com/news/ea-sought-to-buy-valve-for-1-billion-report-6394880
) and here (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/technology/valve-a-video-game-maker-with-few-rules.html?pagewanted=3&_r=3
What do you guys think?
oh.. and side note for forum users/readers: we'll be looking to have a simple event/giveaway sometime this week!