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Valve’s Gabe Newell will launch a garden gnome into space for charity

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:30 GMT Valve’s Gabe Newell is going to launch a garden gnome into space for charity.The gnome is a homage to the Half-Life 2: Episode 2’s Little Rocket Man achievement, where you had to carry a garden gnome in the game, Gnome Chompski, to deposit it in a rocket ship.Newell is doing this to raise money for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of children’s hospital Starship, located in Auckland, New Zealand.Rocket Lab will be using Electron’s Kick Stage to deliver the 150mm titanium garden gnome into orbit, according to PCgamesN.  The little fella was created…

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Gabe Newell is shooting a real Gnome Chompski into space for charity

Do you suppose Gabe Newell himself has earned the Half-Life 2: Episode 2 achievement for carrying a garden gnome to the end of the game? He’s planning to snag a real-life achievement, apparently, and has partnered up with Rocket Lab to blast a real Gnome Chompski into space. Not for nothing, Newell is planning to donate to Starship Children’s Hospital based on the number of folks to tune in to watch the launch. (more…)