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HL2 - The Orange Box

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Alavin, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Alavin

    Alavin If I wanted your view, I'd read your entrails Veteran

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    I ordered the Orange Box through Steam today, which gives me HL2, episodes 1 and 2, Portal and Team Fortress Classic 2. I already own HL2 and Episode 1 though, but Steam allows me to give away unused CD keys for them. So I'm doing it here. Entirely free.

    If you want either one, or both, you must have a Steam account, and you must meet the minimum specs for both. I can split the pair if you already own HL2 and just want Ep1, but both must go. First come, first served. Total value of games: $49.90 - about £25.

    Reply if you want them, and I'll give them to you. I can only do it once Ep2 is released, so I'll send the emails probably tomorrow morning.
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Very good of you Alavin. I have both already, but just wanted to thank you for the offer!

    Fantastic games these to anyone who hasn't played them. Well up there amongst the best games I have ever played.
     
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    I'd like them. :) I just got TF2 but didn't have enough for the entire OB so I'd love to get those two as well. =)

    EDIT: Stuff recieved, two huge favors owed to Jackie-Boy.

    [ October 11, 2007, 01:18: Message edited by: Register ]
     
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    Quake Wars also came out recently, which is one of the few games I have actually bought. According of reviews, it's also slightly better than TF2, which is based on the age-old frag'em'up -theme.
     
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    I got that Quake Wars, it's bloody crap in my opinion. I just don't gt on with it.
     
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    It has its faults, true, but so far so good. It has some ups and some downs. The ups:
    + The variability as to how you play the game. Each class is different.
    + The background story. Really nice if you have played Quake 4.
    + Most of the weapons actually cause a lot of damage. Wow.

    And downs:
    - Not all weapons are that good. E.g: silenced pistol, knife, shotgun.
    - Vehicles, in general, are slightly too weak. Especially the flying ones, which are more of a hazard than an asset.
    - Headshots. Creates a gap between players where the mouse-twitchy kill everyone in one shot.

    In comparison, I can't think TF2 to be anything more than just your run of the mill fragger.
     
  8. Death Rabbit

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    Love the Orange Box. :)

    Portal, I must say, is as incredibly fun as it was incredibly short. The ending makes up for the brevity, however. Hilarious.

    Can't wait to dig my hooks into episodes 1 and 2.
     
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    Can anyone who's played Ep. 2 or Portal lemme know if the system reqs are higher than those for HL2 and Ep. 1?

    I've got a four year old system, and am sorta worried the OB stuff won't run.
     
  10. Death Rabbit

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    No, they're the same. They've made various engine improvements with this package so you should actually see a slight performance boost over when you first played HL2.
     
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    Awesome.
     
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