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Gabe Newell joins AIAS hall of fame

"Gabe's vision for the interactive industry has created lasting effects"

Gabe Newell will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013, joining the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto, John Carmack and Peter Molyneux.

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According to a statement by AIAS president Martin Rae, Newell will be inducted for his "vision for the interactive industry".

"Gabe is one of the most cherished and respected figures in the industry not only for his technological innovations in advancing many of today's highly successful video games, but also for his unique stance towards leadership and management," Rae said.

Newell founded Valve in 1996, which spawned Steam and a handful of this generation's most revered titles, such as Portal, Left 4 Dead and the Half-Life series.

Newell will be inducted in 2013. He told members of 4chan's video game community last week that Valve is currently working on a new version of its Source Engine.

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