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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012 9:56:47 AM PST

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.
Well, kinda.
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/.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 9:58:13 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Ha! Microtransactions have evolved.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 10:05:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 10:05:47 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Gabe Newell is fat,
And a pretty nice guy.
Fans sold him a hat,
But no birthday pie?

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 10:19:16 AM PST
Haha, that is awesome.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 10:26:17 AM PST
Benpachi says:
The cake is a pie!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 10:31:48 AM PST
JWK says:
"Gabe Newell gets a crate for his birthday..."

Did he eat it? Did he eat the crate? You know... because of... fat.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 10:48:03 AM PST
Shanghaied says:
I think you're great.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 10:49:02 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
n1ce one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 11:36:32 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
That's wonderful. I'm laughing so hard right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 11:44:48 PM PST
Nicos says:
he ate the hat
it was a nightmare

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 4:10:52 AM PST
Aku says:
I told you cats that place wasn't so bad. Aside from the child porn and gifs of people getting their heads chopped off, it's a totally tame place.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:52:03 PM PST
Sparhawk says:
It's doubly amazing because 4chan!
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