The latest rumor out today is that Google is looking to purchase Valve. The Inquirer has the scoop from “well-placed sources.” Steam has taken the forefront in the content distribution platform for PC Gaming and it appears that Google has taken notice. This purchase would definitely solidify Steam as the content distribution platform to reckon with on the PC.
The questions it brings to mind are: Would Google integrate GTalk with Steam? Is Google going to advertise on Steam if purchased? Would Google use Portal technology to dominate the world?
UPDATE 4:11 PM: Valve’s PR guy Dave Lombardi tells MTV.com this rumor is “complete fabrication“.