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Gabe Newell's Favourite-Ever Game Is...

Well, it's a Mario game. 64, specifically. Nnng. That game is quite good, but every dev seems to say the same thing these days - or is that just me being a misery?

Fortunately, at least if you're a PC gaming site, Valve boss Newell tells CVG of two other most immortally-beloved games, one of which is Doom ("made me rethink everything I thought about games - control systems, design, rendering") and the other one of which is simply enormously charming. It's a punchcard-based Star Trek game for the Burroughs mainframe, played via logic and long-winded printing.

I think he means this one, made by Don Daglow in 1971, but he might instead mean this one.

There's a browser-based recreation of what I think is the latter here. Play it, and you will be Gabe Newell. That's how it works, isn't it?

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Alec Meer

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Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about video games.

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