Gabe Newell To Visit Australian Gamer Next Week


Posted October 1, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

Gabe Newell Visiting Australian Gamer Next WeekHow fitting it is that, right now, the Australian government is attempting to work its way towards establishing a 18+ rating for video games (due in large part to the recent Left 4 Dead 2 ban), and in just a few days time, Valve head Gabe Newell himself will be visiting the country. Not for any official business (or to smack some sense into anti-violent video game nuts there), but rather to visit a particularly avid Left 4 Dead modder name Joe W-A, who managed to raise $3,000 (in just 48 hours!) to fly Newell to Australia to check out his latest project.

This whole situation sprung out of a playful back and forth between Joe and Newell around the time many gamers were jumping aboard the “Boycott Left 4 Dead 2!” train, but after Newell agreed to visit Joe if the proper funds were raised, things got serious as gamers from all over the world came together to help Joe’s cause.

So sometime next week, one of the most influential and acclaimed developers in gaming will travel half way around the world to pay a personal visit to a gamer (and anyone else who happens to be in the area). Between this, and those L4D2 boycotters who were given a guided tour of Valve a few weeks back, it’s going to be hard for anyone to question Valve’s loyalty and love for its fans ever again. Newell's trip will be documented on L4D.com in case you feel like following him on his journey.

What do you think of Gabe Newell traveling to Australia to check out this guy’s L4D mod? If you could fly a developer to your house for a day, who would it be?

Gabe Newell To Visit Australian Gamer Next Week


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