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April 16, 2008 4:25 PM
Posted by Brier Dudley
It was unusually quiet at Bellevue game publisher Valve last week.
The entire team -- and their families -- took a spring break together in Cabo San Lucas, on the company's dime. The company employs about 160, and took 358 on the trip.
Valve has been hosting the trips since 2004 as an unofficial reward for shipping products. Last fall's big release was the "Orange Box," a compilation of Valve's "Half-Life 2" games plus a puzzle game called "Portal."
Spokesman Doug Lombardi explained that they used to take the trips in the winter, but shifted to spring after they had a few chilly days during last year's Caribbean cruise.
Life can be tough sometimes.
Posted by TroyJMorris
5:00 PM, Apr 16, 2008
Most of the guys all grew out various types of mustaches for the event as well. My neighbor was explaining some of the more.... humorous ones to me while we did laundry Monday night.
Posted by Brier
5:06 PM, Apr 16, 2008
That's great, I wonder if there are any photos that I could post at a family friendly newspaper site ...
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