It’s been an eventful month for Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. Not solely did he handle to launch Gnome Chompski into space, he additionally adopted up on his promise to donate cash to New Zealand’s Starship Children’s Hospital. Newell promised to donate $1 for each viewer that tuned into Rocket Lab’s rocket launch livestream. The Starship Basis confirmed it acquired Nowell’s donation of roughly $286,092.
The multi-billionaire ended up being stranded in New Zealand throughout the coronavirus outbreak again in March. The donation to the youngsters’s hospital was Newell’s means of claiming thanks for the hospitality New Zealand has proven him. Previous to his donation, Newell additionally helped plan a free concert named ‘We Love Aotearoa’ which is scheduled to happen on December 19.
Whereas having fun with his keep in New Zealand, Newell expanded his racing workforce, The Heart of Racing, to incorporate a New Zealand department. The donation to the Starship Basis was made within the title of the developer’s racing workforce. Since 2016, The Coronary heart of Racing Seattle workforce has raised over $6m for the Seattle Kids’s Hospital.
To rejoice Gnome Chompski’s ascent into area, Valve unveiled a brand new achievement for Half Life 2: Episode 2 and Left four Useless. The achievement known as ‘Gnome Alone’ and can mechanically unlock for anybody who boots up both sport.
This little man catapulted into area on Friday, elevating $286,092 for Starship’s PICU. @valvesoftware‘s Gabe Newell, @HeartofRacing23 , & @RocketLab – we’re brimming with gratitude. A giant shout out additionally goes to @EverydayAstronaut for supporting this very particular mission. pic.twitter.com/dNWoEy0Kr0
— Starship Basis (@captainstarship) November 23, 2020