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Gabe Newell wishes Shacknews a happy 25th anniversary

Cofounder and President of Valve Gabe Newell sent a special birthday message for Shacknews' 25th anniversary.


In case you haven’t heard, Shacknews turns 25 years old today! After a quarter of a century on the internet, it’s been awesome to reflect on just how far we’ve come. As we celebrate the milestone, a very special voice in the gaming industry reached out with a special message for us. President and cofounder of Valve Gabe Newell sent in a very special happy anniversary message for Shacknews.

Gabe Newell’s happy anniversary message to Shacknews can be found on our YouTube channel, or by using the embed below. In his message, Gabe congratulates Shacknews on the big milestone, while also comparing his longevity in the gaming industry to his.

Gabe Newell is one of the most iconic and recognizable video game developers of all time. As the President of Valve, he created and oversaw some of the most influential titles of the modern era. He also holds quite the prestige here at Shacknews, as games like Team Fortress 2 have been home to so many community gatherings and battles.

Just last year, Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx took home Shacknews’ Game of the Year Award. Thank you to Gabe Newell for the happy anniversary wishes, and here’s to another 25 years!

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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    April 14, 2021 7:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Gabe Newell wishes Shacknews a happy 25th anniversary

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      April 14, 2021 7:06 AM


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      April 14, 2021 7:09 AM

      That’s bad ass. :)

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      April 14, 2021 7:24 AM

      If he *really* appreciated us, he would have released HL3 today :)

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      April 14, 2021 7:26 AM

      Woo nice

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      April 14, 2021 8:00 AM

      That's cool for him.

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      April 14, 2021 8:14 AM

      Sup GabeN

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      April 14, 2021 8:32 AM

      Whoa! Very cool!

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      April 14, 2021 8:43 AM


      Personally I'd pick John Carmack, obviously, and Amy Hennig (ex-Naughty Dog) or Jade Raymond because they rock and they're cool and I wish they'd been allowed (?) to finish a project together.

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        April 14, 2021 2:32 PM

        I don’t think Jade has a good memory of this place if she ever read the comments about her early in her career.

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        April 14, 2021 7:13 PM

        Years back at some sort of conference, probably Oculus related, someone from Shacknews (maybe Asif?) had the camera rolling and in the crowd found Carmack and asked him say "Hi, Shacknews" and he laughed and did and the way he did it you can tell he kinda actually remembered the site and got a kick out of it still being around

        Maybe someone can find that because I can't.

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      April 14, 2021 8:45 AM

      That was quite classy. Ahh, nostalgia for the gone gold threads for half life is welling up in me now.

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      April 14, 2021 8:45 AM

      I hope there's one from Remo coming as well.

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        April 14, 2021 8:47 AM

        Which reminds me, I meant to replay FIREWATCH this year. Might be a good choice after I finish up AC: Valhalla.

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      April 14, 2021 8:50 AM

      Awesome! Happy 25th, Shack!

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      April 14, 2021 1:21 PM

      How cool!

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      April 14, 2021 2:26 PM

      Ha! Good line too!

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      April 14, 2021 2:34 PM

      I knew he still lurked

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      April 14, 2021 3:07 PM

      Damn what’s gabes cameo charge????

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      April 14, 2021 4:31 PM


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      April 14, 2021 4:40 PM

      Can we get one from dognose now?

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      April 14, 2021 4:46 PM

      this is amazing!!!! I sent Gabe a thank-you email for it too. Super cool for shacknews staff for sure, congrats guys!

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      April 14, 2021 5:10 PM

      Wow... Cool stuff! Happy Birthday, Shugashackholio!

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      April 14, 2021 5:23 PM

      Is that really his desktop wallpaper? LOL

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      April 14, 2021 6:58 PM

      Wow. That's some cool recognition

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      April 14, 2021 7:08 PM

      It would have been amazing if he ended with

      "ok three cheers on the count of three. 1... 2..."

      (video cuts off)

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      April 22, 2021 11:33 PM

      I luv u Gabe

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      April 24, 2021 1:14 PM

      holy.. wow! Gabe lookin fit with the big Santa beard!

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