Screenshot: We all know what Valve’s Gabe Newell looks like now, but what did the man responsible for Half-Life and Steam look like when he was younger? Specifically, when he was in high school? As a freshman?
Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve and the man behind Steam and Half-Life, looks like a pretty big fella. But back then, that wasn’t always the case. Back then during his freshman year of high school, he was a much younger, slimmer bloke who wore big glasses and had an unassuming, semi-enthusiastic smile.
You can see for yourself in the high school yearbook photo above, which was posted on Reddit. What you’re looking at is a person who would become one of the most renowned figures in the video game industry.
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