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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

jlgolson Avatar
118 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.
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MattInOz Avatar
118 months ago


Art mimics life
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SPNarwhal Avatar
118 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SPNarwhal Avatar
118 months ago
when is macrumors in the business of managing expectations. stupid unnecessary story

When it created itself as a rumors website.. :confused:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trunten Avatar
118 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tesseract Avatar
118 months ago
ಥ_ಥ

This makes me a very sad panda.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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