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Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft

GamesIndustry International has word that former Steam boss Jason Holtman has joined Microsoft, with word one of his focuses is Windows gaming. "Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," he tells them. "I think there is a lot of opportunity for Microsoft to deliver the games and entertainment customers want and to work with developers to make that happen, so I'm excited to be here."

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23. Re: Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft Aug 15, 2013, 08:34 Verno
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 08:06:
I think Valve hang on to the sorts of people who wished high school or college never ended. Where you sit around dreaming up ideas but never actually executing any of them to completion.

As a game company Valve are dead. I do not count IPs they simply maintain as being much of a contribution to gaming.

L4D, Portal, Counterstrike. They've been developing mods for past 10 or so years. Actual games? Where?

Those are actual games, not just mods. Valve is a weird mix of a publisher, incubator and developer but to discount their work so out of hand is wrong to me.
 
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