One of the most powerful men in video games, in cartoon form

Matt Hawkins Contributing Writer, Video Games

I’ve mentioned Gabe Newell a few times already, but have never truly explained why he’s so damn important to video games. Time for your animated history lesson.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh1-4oZVxoo?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

The above was produced by Lore, a YouTube channel that specializes in detailing the backstories of games, so this one is a bit of a departure. Though their previous clips are well worth checking out, since they really do demonstrate how flat out retarded most video game plots truly are.

I’m particularly fond of their explanation of Batman: Arkham City

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OogU0JzvE7s?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

As well as Ninja Gaiden‘s…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aww_-liB5Y0?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Meanwhile, Kingdom Hearts requires almost two minutes to explain and still doesn’t make a damn bit of sense. But at least they tried…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niowixr6Qpc?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

If the above made you angry, that’s a TOTALLY normal reaction.

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