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Tim Cook meeting didn't happen: Valve CEO

20 Apr 2012

A visit by Apple CEO Tim Cook to the headquarters of gaming company Valve at the end of last week sparked a wild flurry of rumours about what projects the companies may have been collaborating on – however, according to Valve CEO Gabe Newell, the meeting didn’t even happen. 

Newell has quashed the rumour in an interview with gaming podcast publishers Seven Day Cooldown, who passed on the Valve co-founder’s comments to gaming website Kotaku.

"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’,” Newell says.

"So we’re... it’s one of those rumours 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.”

Newell adds that he would have loved to meet with Cook to explain what Apple can do ‘to support games and gaming better’. 

Projects that were speculated on ranged from a console tie-in with the rumoured Apple TV sets to an answer to the Google Glasses prototype shown off earlier this month. 

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