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Valve titles appear on Impulse

RPS has noted that Valve has made its games available on GameStop download service Impulse. The marketplace, which was owned by Stardock up until last year when it was bought by GameStop, now has five titles from the company: Portal 2, The Half-Life Complete Collection, Left 4 Dead 1 + 2 and The Orange Box, […]

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The Orange Box headlines

  • The "Valve Manifesto" explored in new Develop Magazine

    Gabe Newell would like you to know that he is not a man who has gone back on his word, even despite his apparent backflip on the topic of PlayStation 3 development. Instead, he’s just another vote in a democracy, and the tribe has spoken.

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  • EA: Orange Box PS3 was a "challenge situation"

    EA Partners boss David DeMartini has said that the development of the PS3 port of The Orange Box was a “challenge situation”.

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  • Get two 360 Platinum Hits, get one free

    Amazon’s offering a third game free when you buy two Platinum Hits for Xbox 360, provided it’s an equal or lesser price then the two you’ve already picked.

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  • Get The Orange Box for $9.99 on Steam this weekend

    Valve has The Orange Box on sale this weekend for $9.99. Never bought it? Now’s your chance. After the sale is over it goes back up to $29.99. Head on over to Steam.

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  • Update for Orange Box engine released on Steam

    Folks who play the Orange Box via Steam will get an engine update next time they log in. The specific changes include: Updated the engine to report SteamIDs using the Steam_0 format instead of Steam_1 Fixed problems in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Source mods running the current Orange Box engine Reverted the change […]

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  • Lombardi: Left 4 Dead pre-orders 40% higher than Orange Box

    Speaking to VGChartz, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said that Left 4 Dead pre-orders are trouncing those taken by The Orange Box. “Pre-orders for Left 4 Dead are currently exceeding Orange Box pre-orders by well over 40 percent, this driven largely by the 10 percent off promotion being offered now for both versions,” he said. “And […]

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  • PS3 Orange Box patch detailed

    Here. If you recall, the PS3 version of the Orange Box was patched yesterday, but no one seemed to know why. Case closed. Fixed a graphical issue whereby a player would have the explosion effect left on the end of their Rocket Launcher when attempting to Rocket Jump. Fixed a memory leak to improve single […]

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  • PS3 Orange Box patched

    Here. The patch has been released without announcement and no one seems to know what it does, but it’s there nonetheless. Story of the Day award so far.

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  • Valve confirms UK and EU release of Orange Box separates

    Valve’s confirmed that the Orange Box separates will release in the UK and rest of Europe, despite the fact EA had said previously there was “no confirmation” of plans to bring the games to the UK. “Yes they will,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi told videogaming247 when asked if the split-out games would be made available at […]

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  • Valve prices Orange Box separates

    From here: Portal and Team Fortress 2, which had previously not been available individually at retail outlets, will be sold for $19.99 and $29.99, respectively. Valve is also planning the Half-Life 2 Episode Pack, which will include both Episode One and Two in addition to Half-Life 2 Deathmatch for online play, priced at $29.99. According […]

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  • "No confirmation on UK plans" for split Orange Box, says EA

    EA has just told videogaming247 that there are currently no release plans for the the separate elements of the Orange Box at UK retail. “There is no confirmation on UK plans for releasing individual elements of The Orange Box at retail,” said an EA UK spokesperson. “Obviously, you can already download individual elements via Steam, […]

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  • GDC: Orange Box sells well in excess of 3 million

    According to this, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has confirmed that console versions of the Orange Box have sold over 1.5 million copies to date, with PC sales of the multi-game title coming in as “significantly stronger”. “I think the Xbox 360 version did just over a million, while the PS3 [released later in December] version did […]

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