First thing we should be talking about is what Gabe talked about in his interview with Penny Arcade. but most of us will need to take a moment to admire Gabe's new beard. I contacted Gabe and he confirmed it's a personal SteamGuard upgrade for those with extra sensitivity to the cold in the wintry months. Stay tuned for more.
In the interview Gabe talked about their work on wearable computers and their biometrics work.
His thoughts on the direction of consoles were also intriguing, talking about much of the innovation coming from the PC space and whoever embraces newer and more fluid attitudes will see "huge benefits".
An engaging interview of the inner workings of Gabe Newell's brain (and beard), check it out here.