The Orange Box: half-life 2

Oct 8, 2003
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I've been looking forward to this release for a while and it's coming out on Eroctober 10th.

The half-life 2 game itself is nice, but Team Fortress 2 and Portal are what I'm digging.
 
Jul 26, 2005
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TF2 is out my friend...well the beta anyway if you preorder the box. Pestgaming has two servers up. I found a nice hex hack to allow 32 slots. ;-)
 

WonkaVision

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Definitly looking forward to this...what a great idea to combine all these games.
 
Jul 27, 2005
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I was on dustbowl briefly this morning - I have forgotten all the keys - and I am of course missing the old maps where I knew everything by heart - dustbowl is similar but not exact to what I used to play.

Then again I think there were later mods to the maps that I never played. Like I never really played much when the engineers could put in transporters.
 
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also portal can be preloaded now FYI, episode2 preload starts later this week i read on shacknews
 

Plunkies

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I'm really looking forward to portal.
 
Sep 10, 2005
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I'll be getting this for the 360 when i get one..............Love Half life and Counterstrike games but i wont be able to run all these game sonmy shitty pc right now...im sure the 360 version will rule.
 
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why bother with teamspeak when you can just use in-game audio?

btw the pest dustbowl 24x7 server owns. runs so smooth and pings so nice for me :D
 
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Anyone know if the multiplayer is cross platform over steam? As in, 360 vs PC vs PS3 players, against each other.
 
Jul 26, 2005
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Anyone know if the multiplayer is cross platform over steam? As in, 360 vs PC vs PS3 players, against each other.
not that I am aware of now...although that may be why they are not enabling 32 slots by default. I hate what consoles are doing to PC gaming...
 

UnOriginal

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Saving up to buy this one.
 

KakTheInfected

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Anyone know if the multiplayer is cross platform over steam? As in, 360 vs PC vs PS3 players, against each other.
A few weeks ago they confirmed no cross platform play. It was only an option for PC vs 360 and the gap between mouse/keyboard and controller would be too great. Imagine watching a scout trying to hit someone with a dual analog...
 
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A few weeks ago they confirmed no cross platform play. It was only an option for PC vs 360 and the gap between mouse/keyboard and controller would be too great. Imagine watching a scout trying to hit someone with a dual analog...
I just want them to do this once and let the fanboys get pwned so we can end the debate on controller vs. mouse/keyboard once and for all. In a game like TF2 they would get fucking creamed.
 

Plunkies

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I just want them to do this once and let the fanboys get pwned so we can end the debate on controller vs. mouse/keyboard once and for all. In a game like TF2 they would get fucking creamed.
Is there really even a debate? All I can imagine is a console with an hwguy, me with a scout, and laughing my balls off as I circle strafe him and put 3 shotgun blasts into the back of his head as his gun is spraying and slowly turning around. I don't even know how a controller would play a demo or a medic, both would be almost impossible to aim accurately.