El Pit wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 09:40: Microsoft buying Steam/Valve would be the worst case scenario for pc gamers.
Unless he's looking to retire, I'm pretty certain Gabe would turn down any offer from Microsoft. Any offer. Losing control of Valve isn't worth the billions they'd offer, especially as he probably believes he can make that with Valve, anyway.
I don't even think they could be convinced to partner with Microsoft - I don't think there's a single thing Microsoft could offer that Valve would want.