RPS “Live Blogging” At Valve

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Hello the internet. This is an early warning that at approximately 10.15pm UK time (2.15pm Pacific) we’ll be performing some abortive version of live blogging from within the golden walls of Valve HQ. What’s it about? Steamworks of course. But for more exciting details you’ll have to tune in.

And by “tune in” we of course mean, “refresh the site to see if changed every minute or so because we’re about as technically competent as fingerless cavemen.” You know, that’s unless we can’t get online at the last minute, or if Gabe Newell confiscates my Eee. It should at least be an entertaining mess.


  1. TychoCelchuuu says:

    Fifty five minutes!

  2. Lake says:

    Get a headcrab hat

  3. Jack Monahan says:

    Hooray! Looking forward to this.

  4. Noc says:

    Fourty two minutes!

  5. Theory says:

    Get a headcrab hat

    Get us headcrab hats!

  6. Dan Forever says:

    I want a headcrab hat tooooooooo!

    …that was the real purpose of the trip yeah?

  7. Pace says:

    I’ll take a Portal t-shirt please!

  8. Stijn says:

    29 minutes!

  9. Ging says:

    If you’re filling requests, I’ll take a job! :D

  10. Kieron Gillen says:

    I have every belief this will be RPS at its finest. Go John!


  11. nabeel says:

    F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5

    Oh, it hasn’t started yet?

  12. Mark says:

    Kieron / John, have you got twitter accounts? It’s used a lot for live-blogging these days, especially amongst you fingerless cavemen.

  13. TychoCelchuuu says:

    It just occured to me that I live 5 minutes away from Valve. I should go over there and stare in the window.

    They’re on the 20th floor or something though so I’ll need a footstool.

  14. Kieron Gillen says:

    Mark: With the way Twitter is right now, I wouldn’t trust the thing.


  15. rupert says:

    ask when we get css beta !!! :D:D

  16. Ging says:

    Tycho, surely, just print out some quickly thrown together press credentials and walk in. In fact, they might not even need press credentials if you ask nicely enough! :D

  17. TychoCelchuuu says:

    “Uh, yes, I’m the writer for Rock Paper Shotgun. The man you have here… is an imposter! Quite all right, I would have been fooled too.”

    Unfortunately I’m 18 so I don’t exactly look the part.

  18. Matt says:

    Confirm that their big plan for Episode 3 is to have the entire game take place from a headcrab’s perspective (Lamarr).

  19. grey_painter says:

    Just walk in with a clipboard like you own the place. No one would ask you for credentials if you already have a clipboard.

  20. TychoCelchuuu says:

    How am I supposed to liveblog with a clipboard?

  21. Rosti says:

    Perhaps clip a little PDA-type thing to it? Or simply grab one of those tablet thingies that the folks who produce Stargate seem so fond of and pretend that it’s a clipboard.

  22. TychoCelchuuu says:

    I don’t have any of this! I guess I could text furiously on a cell phone.

  23. Ging says:

    you don’t even need to liveblog it – if you’re 18, say you’re writing a piece for the local universities computing departments online news system that’s going to come online in a couple of weeks.

    sorted! :D

  24. Chris Livingston says:

    Just FYI: We don’t care about Steamworks. We want TF2 newz, L4D news, Ep 3 newz, and Portal 2 newz.

  25. TychoCelchuuu says:

    I don’t know if lying to the people in charge of my Steam account is such a great idea. And I care about Steamworks!

  26. grey_painter says:

    Just don’t introduce yourself by your steam name and you should be fine. Now get in there boy!

  27. TychoCelchuuu says:

    But I got my SteamID tattooed on my forehead! I was very drunk.

  28. Rosti says:

    A surreptitious bandanna may be called for, I reckon…

  29. grey_painter says:

    Or steal a headcrab hat on the way in and use that.

  30. Chris R says:

    I lol’d at these comments.

  31. Ryan says:

    Awesome Gabe. Headcrab and Dog please!

    lessons in brevity: http://www.mofata.com

  32. Crispy says:

    If you caught this late, this is the link you need, readers.

    link to rockpapershotgun.com

  33. zima says:

    Nobody else would want plush weighted companion cube?… :/ (the reason I plan to be in a stable relationship during coming christmas)