Valve Interviews

PC Gamer now offers some interviews conducted during a visit to Valve's headquarters to observe what they are up to. They talk with Gabe, Doug, and Erik about why Valve would want to make a Half-Life movie themselves. They also interview programmer Josh Weier and writer Erik Wolpaw "on their insane Portal 2 ideas." Finally, their interview with Jonathan Sutton discusses why Alien Swarm was a free release: "This is an experiment for Valve to see what would happen if we released a free game, with all of the tools and the SDK, and we could see what results came out of it, how quickly people start using the tools and building things with it. Historically Valve have had great success with mods, from Counterstrike to TF, so this was really something they wanted to encourage, so that’s why we did it for free."