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Old 01-17-07, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Half Life 2 (black box)/(orange box) PC/PS3/360

Black Box = for PC gamers who have played HL2 & EP1 == 40 bucks.
Orange Box = for PC/360/PS3 gamers who want everything == 60 bucks.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/755/755915p1.html
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Since being revealed last year, fans have been eager to get a hold of Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which includes the games Portal and Team Fortress 2. When gamers race to the store in late summer for Episode Two, they'll be faced with two choices. Both Black Box and Orange Box editions will be made available, each with slightly different content.

The Black Box is only available on PC and includes Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2. It retails for $39.99.

The Orange Box is available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episodes One and Two, Portal and Team Fortress. It retails for a modest $59.99.


In other words, The Black Box edition is for PC gamers who already have Half-Life 2 and it's first Episode. The Orange Box is meant for everyone else, so that they can experience the full breadth of the Half-Life 2 saga.
Pretty good value for the orange box I'd say. No release date I see though.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Half Life 2 (black box)/(orange box) PC/PS3/360

the decision to pick the box colors delayed the game by 2 months for valve.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Half Life 2 (black box)/(orange box) PC/PS3/360

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the decision to pick the box colors delayed the game by 2 months for valve.
LOL and so much for episodic content coming out more often and being cheaper for gamers. See why I rip on gabe newell?

Well whatevever the case, the game is at least a good six to twelve months away according to valve time.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Half Life 2 (black box)/(orange box) PC/PS3/360

Yeah I agree, episodic content is pretty stupid when you charge normal price for the next episode and release the next episode a year down the line from the first.

That said, the orange box does sound like a good value.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:43 AM   #5
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I'm going to wait until EP3 comes out so I can get whole for 360. And PC too maybe.
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Old 01-17-07, 02:04 AM   #6
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LOL and so much for episodic content coming out more often and being cheaper for gamers. See why I rip on gabe newell?

Well whatevever the case, the game is at least a good six to twelve months away according to valve time.
It's sad but true.... What cheers me up is thinking about those first HL1 screenshots that were released before the game came out, the ones where Gordon looks like a viking. Because of the negative feedback, Valve decided to delay the game and it came to be the critically acclaimed Half-Life.

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Haha I remember that.
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That's his dad heh.
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Man, I remember seeing that... I remember seeing EB worker installed and played Half-Life: Day One on the computer. I was like, OMG!

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I'll just get E2 off steam for $20, just as I got E1.
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I'll just get E2 off steam for $20, just as I got E1.
E2 of steam for 20$? where did you hear that number?
more like 50$ on steam and 30$ in a retail store
Steam store is overpriced crap
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E2 of steam for 20$? where did you hear that number?
more like 50$ on steam and 30$ in a retail store
Steam store is overpriced crap
Overpriced? Well, E1 was not overpriced at all. It was well worth the $20 I paid for it.
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