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Valve Confirms Hardware Plans

The Valve Job Postings Page has a listing for an Engineer Electronics Engineer that seems a pretty concrete confirmation of hot rumors that Valve is planning to develop hardware of some sort (thanks Engadget). Here's the introduction with the pertinent information speaking of "whole new gaming experiences.":

For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences. Now weíre developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen. Join our highly motivated team thatís doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms. Weíre not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here Ė help us invent whole new gaming experiences.

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67. Re: Valve Confirms Hardware Plans Apr 13, 2012, 19:19 Dev
 
elefunk wrote on Apr 13, 2012, 19:03:
http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/abrash/
Good link.

More confirmation that valve has no management (making it a GREAT place to work)
Consequently, Valve has no formal management or hierarchy at all.

Now, I can tell you that, deep down, you donít really believe that last sentence. I certainly didnít when I first heard it. How could a 300-person company not have any formal management? My observation is that it takes new hires about six months before they fully accept that no one is going to tell them what to do, that no manager is going to give them a review, that there is no such thing as a promotion or a job title or even a fixed role
[...]
if they decide that they should be doing something different, thereís no manager to convince to let them go; they just move their desk to the new group (the desks are on wheels, with computers attached) and start in on the new thing. (Obviously they should choose a good point at which to do this, and coordinate with both groups, but thatís common sense, not a rule, and isnít enforced in any way.)
[...]
That any part of the company can change direction instantly at any time, because there are no managers to cling to their people and their territory, no reorgs to plan, no budgets to work around. That there are things that Gabe badly wants the company to do that arenít happening, because no one has signed up to do them.
I'm not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing lol.


 
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