Valve Was Almost Rhino Scar



The always-excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun has an interview with Valve head honcho Gabe Newell where he discusses, among other things, the naming of the company:

We had other names for Valve. One was “Fruitfly Ensemble”, speaking of terrible names. Another was “Rhino Scar”, which was fun because of the visual. [Gabe draws a vague cartoon outline of a man with a circular hole through the middle of his torso – click for the full-size version] We’d have had this guy running around… But no, it was Valve.

Here’s another tidbit about Gabe’s plans for Steam:

Oh yeah, I expect we’ll go back in time and eventually pretty much every game that’s ever been available will be on there 24/7.


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