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Valve Co-Founder Says Tim Cook Didn't Visit Valve HQ

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't visit Valve headquarters according to company co-founder Gabe Newell. The rumor, originally reported by AppleInsider, was squashed by Newell in a podcast interview.


Video game website Kotaku had a preview of the podcast from Seven Day Cooldown that included this quote:
We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, "Who's Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I'm not meeting with Tim Cook." So we're... it's one of those rumors that was stated so factually that we were actually confused.

No one here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we'd love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better. But no, we didn't meet with Tim Cook. He seems like a smart guy, but I've never actually met him.
The report of the meeting between Cook and Valve executives set off a torrent of speculation about partnerships between the companies, including rumors of Valve's Steam service integrating with the App Store or an Apple television.

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31 months ago

and why is this news? APPLE STOCK went down over 20 bucks today, that is news.

You want me to write a front page story every time Apple's stock moves 3.5%?

We try to contain that to major milestones and even then it's too much.
Rating: 24 Votes
31 months ago
Apple doesnt care about giving Mac consumers any choice with gaming. If they did, we'd have OpenGL 4, a choice of current graphics cards, and more than 3 graphics cards to chose from.

A headless iMac would be ideal, but Apple also has a big problem with that too...

...I think I see a trend here... Apple doesnt believe in choice. Or maybe the word is banned at the Apple campus... or maybe its not in their vocabulary?
Rating: 21 Votes
31 months ago

who cares


A lot of people, and a lot of people here especially. Tim Cook meeting with Valve could mean a more serious approach to gaming on the Mac. That's a huge issue that people have been wanting fixed for a long while now. This seemed like a step forward, but it apparently never happened. Good to know, I guess. No expectations.
Rating: 18 Votes
31 months ago


Art mimics life
Rating: 17 Votes
31 months ago
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This makes me a very sad panda.
Rating: 17 Votes
31 months ago

when is macrumors in the business of managing expectations. stupid unnecessary story


When it created itself as a rumors website.. :confused:
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago

and why is this news? APPLE STOCK went down over 20 bucks today, that is news.


news/n(y)o͞oz/
Noun:
Newly received or noteworthy information, esp. about recent or important events.
A broadcast or published report of news.


Seems like both are classed as news. Odd.
Rating: 12 Votes
31 months ago

Denying a rumor that gives you outsized attention and buzz is a gross error.


I think it was carefully worded to put pressure on Apple:

"No one here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we'd love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better."
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago
I actually think Tim Cook visited Valve, but he probably was disguised (as iPhone 3Gs). :p
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago

who cares


Man, if you go around the internet to comment on all the things you don't care about you'd have the busiest and least meaningful life imaginable.
Rating: 9 Votes

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