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AppleInsider Comic: Steve Jobs and Gabe Newell talk Half-Life 2

Apple recently met with Valve Software to discuss porting Valve's Half-Life 2 gaming title to the Mac. The two parties failed to reach an agreement, however, as Valve co-founder Gabe Newell reportedly demanded a whopping $1 million advance just to get started. Our Joel Watson takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the negotiations between Newell and Steve Jobs may have played out in this week's AppleInsider comic.

Jobs vs Newell

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Last week's AppleInsider comic touched on the whole iPhone hacking/third-party application mess.