Last week, AppleInsider reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook had been spotted at the Valve headquarters, bringing rumors of a possible collaboration between the two companies. Some thought that they would release a TV that had great gaming capabilities, while others said that Apple could just be trying to strengthen Game Center for Mountain Lion. Regardless of what the rumors said, Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve, said in a podcast interview that neither Cook nor any other Apple representative was at their HQ that day.
Kotaku was given a preview of the podcast and published the following quote in an article, doing away with the rumor:
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.” So we’re… it’s one of those rumors 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. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we’d love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better. But no, we didn’t meet with Tim Cook. He seems like a smart guy, but I’ve never actually met him.