Hi, i've been running with a doubt lately, specialy about who had the idea about Steambox, if it was me or Gabe Newell.
It sounds selfish and you may or may not believe while you are reading this, but there is a good chance that Gabe took all the details about my suggestions about Portal 2 ads and the creation of Steambox, and simply copy and paste to the guys at Valve to work on it, oh, and no, no replies from him.
So to avoid any fuss about it, yes, i'm aware that by sending suggestions through his personal e-mail already means that i can't claim the idea anymore, can't claim profit that was generated by my suggestion, and i know i'm not the only one who sends suggestion and there is a chance that someone send a similar suggestion.
Thing is: Until now i've not seen anyone claiming that him/her suggestion was the idealization with all the details about Steambox, not on the level that happened to me, the similiraty to my suggestion and what happened to the Portal 2 ads and creation of Steambox is ABSURD, so that's why i've created a short document in word concerning in two pages both suggestions, where on the left column is what i suggested and on the right column is what Gabe did.
Yes, i've send my suggestions way before things actually started to happen in Valve, there is screenshots of the e-mails that i've sent on the third page, and i also have the html outlook document proving that i'm the one that send it.
So, to clarify this question if it was me or his idea i want to know if anyone can prove that send a suggestion like mine before i did(24/04/11) with a higher level of detail. That's the only way to know the truth.
And another detail that make me wonder was that the possibility that they were doing the project undercover doesn't make sense, because i've send a suggestion on the beggining of 2011 and they were starting to look for partners to begin this project only in 2012.
If you think i'm nuts or just wanting to look badass, read the document and take your own conclusions, the coincidences are too much, i've never seen anything like it.