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Valve and Star Trek director JJ Abrams team up for possible Portal and Half-Life films, new game project

Worlds collide at DICE Summit

Strange things are going down in Las Vegas tonight. Speaking at the annual DICE Summit, Valve Corporation's Gabe Newell and famed Star Trek reboot director JJ Abrams have announced their intention to make games and films together. Eep.

"What we're actually doing here," Newell said at the talk's conclusion (via RockPaperShotgun), "is recapitulating a series of conversations that have been going on [between Abrams and I]. This is what happens when game and movie people get together.

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"And we sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more than talk. So we're gonna try and figure out if we can make a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie together."

Like those apples? Here are some more from Abrams: "And we have a game idea we'd like to work with Valve on." According to Gabe, in summary, "it's time for our industries to stop talking about potential and really execute on it."

I'm at a loss for words, though that could be because I'm in the process of leaving the office. What do you think? GamesIndustry.biz has an interesting summary of the presentation.

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