Gabe Newell Got A Crate For His Birthday, Courtesy Of 4Chan
Written by: Dan Seitz | November 06, 2012 at 9:05AM
Valve head Gabe Newell had a birthday this weekend, and to celebrate, fans from 4Chan's /V/ board turned out to give him the enormous card you see above and a birthday present.
According to a Reddit thread, a group showed up at the Valve lobby and brought Newell a crate. Despite it being his birthday, he had to pay $2.50 for the key to unlock it.
Inside, we're sure you'll be shocked to discover that they'd gotten him a hat. And no, he didn't get a rare drop:
Newell, by all accounts, graciously thanked the fans who came out, and spoke with them for a few minutes before getting back to work. They also got gifts themselves as Valve gave them some swag for their time.
Our Take: You make him pay for his hat, and it isn't even an unusual? That's just cold, /v/.