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Counter-Strike 2: Gabe Newell flaps arms, giggles girlishly, makes most unconvincing denial ever

Or when you're Gabe Newell, and you get in a right old flap following an unexpected question about Counter-Strike 2. At GDC. On video.

Watch this and tell me if it's the action of a man who is unquestionably not making a Counter-Strike game in secret at his company called Valve.

It's not, is it? I mean it's not just me. Good old Gabe is flapping around like a schoolgirl who's just been caught with a boy's phone number, isn't he? Someone should have followed up with "Episode Three" while he was off-guard.

Reckon this points towards Counter-Strike 2 in the near-ish future? And if so, what do you want from it, given the insane degree to which Valve has evolved Team Fortress with TF2?


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.