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Valve Might Go Into Hardware Manufacturing
Filed under: VALVE, HARDWARE

Valve, the well-known game developer and creator of the digital service Steam, may be looking to go into the hardware manufacturing business, according to an interesting job listing on Valve's site. The company's disappointment with the current state of PC hardware could've easily triggered their interest in that particular field, as they are evidently on the lookout for an 'Industrial Designer' .

The post says: "Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers."

It also reads: "We're frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we're jumping in. Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven't really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There's a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked."

Apparently, amongst other skills, the potential Valve employee needs to have "6+ years of professional experience shipping world-class, high-tech hardware products."

It seems pretty clear to me that Valve is looking for all sorts of ways to avoid (ever) making Half-Life 3.

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Dick_Swet Sep 04 2012, 05:23 am EDT
OR!...They want to have a hardware worthy of bundling with HL3.
Vader [STAFF] Sep 04 2012, 05:36 am EDT
Could be...

... nah.

Could be.

... nah.
Bubu Sep 04 2012, 06:37 am EDT
"It seems pretty clear to me that Valve is looking for all sorts of ways to avoid (ever) making Half-Life 3." My thoughts exactly.
Cheddar Sep 04 2012, 11:06 am EDT
I think it's funny you two equate "we're hiring to expand into new fields" with "our hundreds of existing employees aren't doing any work right now". Because, you know, there really isn't any logical connection whatsoever between those two scenarios.
LostPcGamer Sep 04 2012, 03:47 pm EDT
Half-Life 3 is never going to happen. There happy making billions off steam and other uninteresting ip's.
Terminator Sep 04 2012, 06:21 pm EDT
Agreed, we will NEVER get Half Life 3.
raingod Sep 04 2012, 08:47 pm EDT
RIP Half-Life. Its been fun. May we see each other on the other side.
Breedy_Mcfluff Sep 04 2012, 10:37 pm EDT
Soon they will be a world power.

They'll be the opposite of North Korea and Apple.

And stop bitching about Half-Life 3. We got better things going on anyway. I mean, look at that one thing.. what's that thing...
touretul Sep 05 2012, 12:32 am EDT
HL 3 is never going to happen. From now I wait for HL 4.
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