Has dreamed of turning Valve's hit franchise into a film.
Gameplay and the emotional connection to the characters is what's important, says the Star Trek director.
Projects are as 'real as anything in Hollywood ever gets,' says Abrams.
The Half-Life 2 "Call for Communication" group saw 10,000 players boot up their copies of Valve's seminal FPS this weekend as part of an organised request for information.
The restrictions imposed by DRM systems may be encouraging people to play pirate games, according to Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve.
Portal 2 E3 event replaced by something more secretive.
Also new Steam Achievements.
There are a lot of things going on besides Left 4 Dead 2 says Chet Faliszek.
$99 for a host of great titles including the new zombie, co-op first-person shooter.
Valve will be showing a playable version of zombie survival game, Left 4 Dead.
Will back-up save game and configuration settings to make them accessible on any PC.