Anyone who has spent even the most slight amount of time with a controller in their hands or resting fingers comfortably on a keyboard and mouse will be aware of Valve and the sheer amount of excellence they have brought to the gaming industry for a number of years. Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, Portal and Steam - just to name a few - are what anyone who calls themselves a gamer could easily tout as revolutionary to the masses that stumble along between casual games, and for good reason. They're all classics.
So, it should come with little surprise that, according to Forbes, Gabe Newell is well on his way to being one of the wealthiest men in gaming. In an age when console gamers would have many believe that the PC was on it's way out the door, Newell and Valve's Steam stand as sentinels of the platform, offering a ridiculous amount of content to the 30 million users. With the lion's share of the downloadable market on the PC, it's no wonder that Steam has become the go-to for many and an incredible financial opportunity for Newell and Valve.
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