I can’t believe Gabe took the time out of his day to read let alone reply to my email. Here’s to the next 17 years!

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:39 ID: m04ucy
I can't believe Gabe took the time out of his day to read let alone reply to my email. Here's to the next 17 years!
2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:49 ID: gq5ydh4

Don’t forgot to send that follow up email in 17 years!

ID: gq5ymq6

I'll be setting a reminder for 8th March 2038 now!

ID: gq6lv1a

TBH, I wouldn't expect a third response.

ID: gq7dpic

!remindme 17 years

3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:10 ID: gq6d7j7

Gabe has aged 30 years in those 17 years

ID: gq6rv5p

I mean no offense to Gabe, but generally people not living healthy lifestyles (specifically overweight) age poorly.

ID: gq6usnk

He looks like Santa Claus, I want to hug him

4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:29 ID: gq62oy3

I love how he seemed to respond before you sent your email. The Wonder of timezones!

ID: gq6n94m

Isn't he in NZ right now?

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:42 ID: gq6tw2b

Gabe replies to (almost?) all fanmail he gets. Wrote me back and gave me advice during a very difficult time in my life. Any issues with Valve or Steam aside, he's a genuinely great person.

ID: gq6uux3

Really? That's awesome. He does comes off as a real genuine guy. The fact that he actively cares about his community and takes time to read all the emails he must have received over the years is really something.

I remember someone recently who contacted him for Steam support and he helped him with his issue when asked if he could publish the email Gabe responded saying something along the lines of "it's fine at the end of the day were all in support at Valve, I'm here to help"

Can't even imagine any founder or CEO doing anything close to that.

ID: gq6vyar

This is why HL3 hasn't come out yet. He spends to much time on emails!

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:51 ID: gq5yj6a

That’s so wholesome. Thank you.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:37 ID: gq6tl6m

There's a Half Life 3 clue somewhere in this email... I can almost feel it

ID: gq6ueed

He replied in march. March is the third month. HL3 basically confirmed.

ID: gq6tspd

Probably. But he cant just come out and say. They did release a Half Life recently for Virtual Reality. I dont have a headset yet tho.

ID: gq71bv5

March 8th 2038 is the release date! 17 years after the reply

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:40 ID: gq6l8g4

I pulled my first all nighter with L4D in middle school, play dota to this day and everything in between. I thank every power on earth and above for GabeN!

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:32 ID: gq6t8m2

Took all my csgo money, he better reply to my man here

ID: gq6t9ab

Tooketh all mine own csgo wage, he better reply to mine own sir hither

I am a bot and I swapp'd some of thy words with Shakespeare words.

Commands: !ShakespeareInsult, !fordo, !optout

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:26 ID: gq6k40r

That's fuckin awesome

11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:24 ID: gq6ola8

Great, now everyone's gonna try.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:10 ID: gq6njue

RemindMe! 17 years

13 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:40 ID: gq6a5f7

Now that is cool

14 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:07 ID: gq6rks2

Now try opening some csgo cases, bet you you will get some knifes

15 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:42 ID: gq6tvgv

He did say he reads all of the emails he gets.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:36 ID: gq6tglw

!remindme 8th March 2038

17 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:47 ID: gq6u84l

Praise Gaben!

18 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:55 ID: gq6yfey

Wait. Half-Life 2 was 17 years ago!? That can't be right?

This is the first time in my life that I'm actually feeling old... Wow.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:34 ID: gq6tccd

That's so wholesome, how many CEO's would take the time to reply to emails like that?

ID: gq6ub73

I know right, I can't think of a single one outside Gabe.

I totally wasn't expecting any kind of reply, took me completely by surprise and it made my day. Hopefully I'm still kicking in 17 years time for that follow up email lol.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:01 ID: gq6v3b4

Think about how much worse PC gaming would be today without Steam.

Steam truly is the best platform for gaming as a community.

21 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:55 ID: gq6ygjo

In almost all his game documentaries (the things in valve games where devs talk about how they made the game), Gabe always ends with how we can write to him via email and gives his email address. He also says that although he doesn't reply to all of them, he does read all of them.

Replies like these that op got are proof of that. This is one of the reasons why I like Gabe.

22 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:57 ID: gq65nwf

it was definitely gabe newell

ID: gq6uwfj

I dunno if you kids these days know this but Gabe has personally responded to emails forever.

ID: gq6uj4j
ID: gq6tz92

Of course! It says so right there in the email!

23 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:37 ID: gq6tjau

In 17 years make sure to ask about when Half-Life Episode 3 will be released.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:02 ID: gq6myws

RemindMe! 17 years

25 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:35 ID: gq6tf40

I have so many games on Steam its like being spoiled brat on christmas every time i log in

26 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:49 ID: gq6ubbt

Gaben our lord and saviour acknowledged your existence. Bless your soul!

27 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:54 ID: gq6unnk

!remindme 8th March 2038

28 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:31 ID: gq6wz69

Guys age when he first wrote 15 minus 17=3!!! HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!

29 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:06 ID: gq767a1


30 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:09 ID: gq6rpmg

Oh wow! That's cool af

31 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:37 ID: gq6tk5r

Lord Gaben, oh wallet saver.

32 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:52 ID: gq6ujqf

Thanks, and have fun

33 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:04 ID: gq6v9qc

Confirmed HL3 for 2038

34 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:06 ID: gq6vfeu

Haha my account is the same age, got steam just for HL2.

35 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:36 ID: gq6xa6h

Wholesome 100

36 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:47 ID: gq6xypj

I fucking love Gabe

37 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:09 ID: gq72txp

gaben sent me a drawing of his cat once

38 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:37 ID: gq7867z

His spam filter must be like: half life 3, hl3, gaben, when is half life 3...

39 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:56 ID: gq79h1v

hl3 in 17years confirmed?

40 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:16 ID: gq6zpe6

That is truly one of the most wholesome things Gabe Newell can possibly do to reply to an email to see how his customers are doing, no doubt he is definitely one of the absolute most wholesome CEOs out there (I know there are others out there who would do the same thing) but still this is EPIC!

41 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:14 ID: gq6s0nt

Small hint, it's not gabe replying to your email.

ID: gq6ut46

Who does? And he did say he at least reads all of them

42 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:04 ID: gq6vaah

Piracy is cool most of the times

43 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:08 ID: gq6vioi

remindme! March 8th, 2038

44 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:09 ID: gq6vkna

!remindMe 17 years

45 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:18 ID: gq6w65y

That's rad he responded!

Also as much as I love Steam, I loathe them and every other digital merchant that is ripping us all off. We don't own anything we buy from most of these platforms across the web. We're only leasing these things which means whatever you buy can and will be revoked at any time. We just need some serious consumer protection like we have with physical goods.

ID: gq74s2p

It's something the courts or politics have to solve.

46 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:38 ID: gq6xdza

I still miss Xfire. It was basically Steam. I really wonder why it failed. It ran on my 64-bit Turion 64 2 GHz.

47 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:53 ID: gq6ycb3

how did he get that email in Washington when its 3:30 am hhere in eastern time on the eighth, he got it and answered it before it was sent

ID: gq7c2vz

He is in New Zealand right now

48 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:58 ID: gq6ymij

That is if you reach 17 more years.

ID: gq79ajw

I'm more concerned about Gaben reaching 17 more years

49 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:07 ID: gq6z60v

Hope he has an unlimited amount of inbox available.

50 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:18 ID: gq6zs8n

!remindme 17 years

51 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:29 ID: gq70h97

RemindMe! 17 years

52 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:30 ID: gq70j1f

Gabe is now old wow.

53 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:36 ID: gq70uxf

When is Half-Life 3 coming out Gabe?

54 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:45 ID: gq71ej9

No one thanked him for steam, everyone hated it. lol

55 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:51 ID: gq71r2l

You need to ask where Half Life 3 is.

56 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:55 ID: gq75j7w

!remind me 17 years

57 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:48 ID: gq78xxs

!remindme 17 years

58 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:12 ID: gq7apyb

You guys are getting support?

59 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:16 ID: gq7b041

He’s not just customer-centric or customer-focussed... he’s customer-centric-focussed!

60 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:20 ID: gq7bbpx

17 years? Is that when half life 3 will be released?

61 : Anonymous2021/03/08 12:21 ID: gq7bdqo

Ask him when they're going to improve their absolutely shitty family library sharing feature.

62 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:50 ID: gq6udvm

I dont get the american time thing... the guy wrote gabe at march 8 at 1:30pm, and received an answer at march 8, 11:30am. isnt 11:30am 2 hours before 1:30 pm?

ID: gq6vomi

Neither of these people are in America.......

63 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:39 ID: gq78c7r

Very subtle way of saying leave me alone

64 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:54 ID: gq6umns

Wholesome, but in my experience Steam support is garbage these days.

ID: gq6vtr9

Exactly. It's weird to me that there are still so many people who worship Steam and believe they can do no wrong. They've gotten significantly worse, in my opinion.

65 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:06 ID: gq6vf0e

Steam? Customer service focused? Are you sure about that?

66 : Anonymous2021/03/08 11:29 ID: gq77o2m

He must think you’re a cunt now, since everyone will be emailing him because of this post

ID: gq79cl5

Doubtful as it has been long been known that Gabe has actively encouraged people to email him even if it has to do with support. He has said in interviews that he appreciates reading emails but may not always reply back. I wouldn't have published his email if he did not give permission already for people to send him emails.

The last person who emailed him for support asked his permission if he could publish his email on reddit and Gabe gave his blessing to do so, this has been common knowledge for a while now so if Gabe is ok with it then I am, I don't see anything wrong with sharing a positive story with the community.

If anything Gabe would be happy as this shows him and his company in a positive light, since it shows that they still care about the little guy.

67 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:40 ID: gq6trxf

I cant believe you missed the opportunity to tell him to fix his games

68 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:39 ID: gq6fygg

Someone let Gabe know he can out babies in my wife.

69 : Anonymous2021/03/08 09:16 ID: gq6zoap

Who in their fucking mind upvoted this post? It was at 6.9k

70 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:54 ID: gq6ydak

Who is going to tell him?

71 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:53 ID: gq6uk2r

So customer centric they dont have a single human working in their support department 🙂

72 : Anonymous2021/03/08 10:20 ID: gq73h6c

How does steam help with rough patches in life? It's just a program where you buy games.

ID: gq7c6ng

play game

forget troubles


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