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Gabe Newell: "No One Here Was Meeting With Tim Cook"

Gabe Newell has spoken out about rumours that his company has been meeting with Apple representatives in order to work out some sort of deal. Some suggested that Valve's hardware ambitions for wearable computing could be linked with the fruity firm - perhaps even some sort of Valve/Apple box. However, it now seems that this isn't the case at all.

"We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, 'Who's Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I'm not meeting with Tim Cook.' So we're... it's one of those rumours that was stated so factually that we were actually confused," said the Valve boss while speaking on the Seven Day Cooldown podcast.

It turned out to be that nobody was meeting with Tim Cook, though Mr Newell said he was far from against it. "We have a long list of things we'd love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better. But no, we didn't meet with Tim Cook. He seems like a smart guy, but I've never actually met him."

Valve has been making headlines recently with hints at hardware development. Some have speculated that the Half Life and Steam creator could be working on a console of sorts that utilises Steam and small form factor PC components to deliver a gaming platform that can be used much like an Xbox 360 or PS3. Other hints have been towards wearable computing, though for now it's all speculative.

Source: Kotaku (opens in new tab)

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