If you squint a lot and your head hurts all the time, you probably need a new pair of specs. Also, if you're mistaking important-looking dudes for Apple CEO Tim Cook, you definitely need to investigate vision correction. Valve CEO Gabe Newell has said that Cook didn't visit Valve HQ in Bellevue last week, which squashes the wild rumor reports to the contrary. It's sad when the speculation machine runs out of gas so soon, right?
Newell would know, by the way. He's kind of important. Like, he's at least one of the guys Cook would talk with if, say, he visited Valve HQ. Newell explains his and Valve's initial reaction to the rumor on the Seven Day Cooldown podcast.
We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, "Who's Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I'm not meeting with Tim Cook." So we're... it's one of those rumors that was stated so factually that we were actually confused.
No one here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we'd love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better. But no, we didn't meet with Tim Cook. He seems like a smart guy, but I've never actually met him.
It's a bummer that that Apple and Valve didn't bang heads, as the meeting would surely benefit both companies, but at least we got to read some imaginative stuff last week, right? That's how we're looking at this.