Valve Co-Founder Says Tim Cook Didn't Visit Valve HQ

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't visit Valve headquarters according to company co-founder Gabe Newell. The rumor, originally reported by AppleInsider, was squashed by Newell in a podcast interview.

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    Video game website Kotaku had a preview of the podcast from Seven Day Cooldown that included this quote:
    The report of the meeting between Cook and Valve executives set off a torrent of speculation about partnerships between the companies, including rumors of Valve's Steam service integrating with the App Store or an Apple television.

    Article Link: Valve Co-Founder Says Tim Cook Didn't Visit Valve HQ
     
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    That's too bad. I wouldn't mind visiting Valve HQ :D
     
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    who cares
     
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    Apple doesnt care about giving Mac consumers any choice with gaming. If they did, we'd have OpenGL 4, a choice of current graphics cards, and more than 3 graphics cards to chose from.

    A headless iMac would be ideal, but Apple also has a big problem with that too...

    ...I think I see a trend here... Apple doesnt believe in choice. Or maybe the word is banned at the Apple campus... or maybe its not in their vocabulary?
     
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    A lot of people, and a lot of people here especially. Tim Cook meeting with Valve could mean a more serious approach to gaming on the Mac. That's a huge issue that people have been wanting fixed for a long while now. This seemed like a step forward, but it apparently never happened. Good to know, I guess. No expectations.
     
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    no meeting?

    No Apple Steambox yet :( wishful thinking perhaps
     
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    and why is this news? APPLE STOCK went down over 20 bucks today, that is news.
     
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    I love you for this:D:D
     
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    I actually think Tim Cook visited Valve, but he probably was disguised (as iPhone 3Gs). :p
     
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    ಥ_ಥ

    This makes me a very sad panda.
     
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    Bummer
     
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    when is macrumors in the business of managing expectations. stupid unnecessary story
     
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    news/n(y)o͞oz/
    Noun:
    Newly received or noteworthy information, esp. about recent or important events.
    A broadcast or published report of news.


    Seems like both are classed as news. Odd.
     
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    I guess anything can make the front page now.
     
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    Maybe this is one of those rumors where Apple is trying to find leaks? :p
     
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    It would be nice to see Apple put a little more focus on gaming. I'm not very satisfied with the selection of native mac games. But... yea I don't care if Tim Cook went to visit Valve...
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Seriously though, I was excited to think that maybe Tim Cook liked video games besides Jenga. Or that he was at least serious about getting better game support for the Mac.
     
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    You want me to write a front page story every time Apple's stock moves 3.5%?

    We try to contain that to major milestones and even then it's too much.
     
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    Slow news day

    Tomorrows headline?

    New iPhone expected in summer or fall speculates macrumors blogger!
     
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    Hope there will be a nice mac version of the next SimCity. SimCity 4 on the mac is a freaking disaster.
     
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    When it created itself as a rumors website.. :confused:
     
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    Denying a rumor that gives you outsized attention and buzz is a gross error.

    That said, Apple has embraced and abandoned gamers several times over the years. If only they were the Warren Buffet of gaming they would dominate. Add positions every year till the critical mass forces a DOJ anti-trust claim because you are THAT good.

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    Ha! Told my friends there was no way that he met with Valve recently.
     
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    I think it was carefully worded to put pressure on Apple:

    "No one here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we'd love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better."
     

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