Watch Gabe Newell Personally Hand-Deliver Steam Decks
The Valve Steam Deck is out now, and some of the first devices were personally delivered by none other than Valve founder and billionaire Gabe Newell. In a hilarious little video, we see Newell walking around the neighborhood near Valve’s headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, handing over devices to fans.
Someone is excited, someone is confused, and someone does not seem to recognize him at all. “Hi, I’m Gabe Newell. I’m just wandering around your neighborhood,” Newell says in the video.
Newell delivered newspapers and telegrams for Western Union when he was younger, so he has experience delivering packages door-to-door that way.
The common theme of the video is that Newell asks people to share their honest opinions about Steam Deck with him and Valve. He gives out his work email to anyone who wants to and says he reads every email he gets because it’s a good way to connect with fans and stay in touch. “I receive from a few hundred to several thousand letters a day. I read them all.
It should also be noted that Newell has signed the Steam decks he supplied, so they will indeed become very unique and rare collectibles.
To learn more about Steam Deck, check out GameSpot’s Steam Deck review. “What excels at Steam Deck is that it acts as a mobile hub for your Steam games, giving you enough room to work to get the most out of the selection of games you can’t do without while away from your desktop. it’s just that there’s nothing better on the market right now,” said reviewer Alessandro Barbosa.