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News Orange Box goes gold

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Sep 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Play.com steam just isn't very competitive this time round. On a side note if i didn't really want to know what was going to happen i doubt i'd buy it at all it does seem a little over priced, unless of course there is more game play in ep2 than in ep1.
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    has not reached gold stage.

    :p
     
  4. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    Already bought mine, worked out a little cheaper to get it on Steam at the time as Play was still rather high priced, they have since lowered it. As I didn't own Ep1 before, it worked out nicely.

    I would say that the price is acceptable if only because you get Portal - which with updates and such, and the possibility of an SDK, may prove to be an incredible game that dependant on map builders, will last sometime before it gets too boring.
    Also it has been documented in several places that Ep2 will have more content than Ep1, just watching the trailers says to me that this is true. Not only that but it looks like it may be a very good play with more to play with and stronger enemy AI.
     
  5. Greenie

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    5 games for roughly £30. thats pretty good value even if you own HL2 and EP1 (3 for £30)

    i like the GBP > USB exchange rate :)
     
  6. steveo_mcg

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    Nothing like the USB exchange rate, wait till USB 3 comes out then it'll be flying ;)


    If as has been said, Portal is very short then its value could only come from community mods.... that's a big if.
    I have read that Ep2 comes with more content but i suppose it remains to be seen if its actually any longer.
     
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    Steam, just because it saves trying to find space for yet another box, lets me get it easily on day 1 and works out pretty close to play.com's price.
     
  8. p3n

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    TF2 beta > CDs that will break!
     
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    :O

    I already bought mine on steam! Was it cheaper on play.com ? :(
     
  10. AlexB

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    Can you buy Just team fortress? as I couldn't give a tool about the other stuff in the 'box'.
     
  11. RTT

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    I guess you will be able to eventually but not right at the moment, afaik. Someone shout at me if i'm wrong :D
     
  12. quack

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    Pre-ordered on Steam.
     
  13. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    oh well. plenty of other games to play :)
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    tf2 isn't cel shaded! it's just got cartoony textures. trust me, i'm a graphics nerd!
     
  15. z3rb

    z3rb +4 str +4 stam

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    The Orange Box will contain three games developed by Valve.

    5, actually
     
  16. Leitchy

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    Steam, always a fan of buying games without getting off my arse!
     
  17. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    what happened to the black box?
     
  18. Leitchy

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    It was cancelled I think
     
  19. z3rb

    z3rb +4 str +4 stam

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    Yup.

    Let's not turn this into a "valve sux cus i hav 2 bai 2 games again" thread, please.
     
  20. Leitchy

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    Far from, those Half Life 2 and Episode 1 gift cards (that I can give someone else that has a steam account as I allready have the games) will make me many friends and earn many a pint!
     
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