Valve = Value

#1 Posted by Slim (29 posts) -

When i first saw this package in the steam store i was very surprised. How could they sell so many games for such a low price? Surely some of them must be crappy or boring, but after purchasing and playing all of them i found my favorite game of the package wasn't even the one i originally bought the package for. Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was a great game and the storyline left me craving episode 3 but i found that portal stole my heart. I really hope (but doubt) that publishers will take something from the orange box's example and produce some quality games and not overcharge for them.

#2 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -

The only real "new" content in that package was portal and TF2, imo. HL2 had already been released previously, and ep. 1 was pretty darn short and was just like an extra couple of levels. So, yeah the price is good, but I don't think they could have got away with charging more for those games.

#3 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

when they do a HL3 i hope it comes packages with other bonus's that's what made me buy it first time. It also is holding a high pro-owned value too.

#4 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

I wish that the console versions got the class upgrades like the PC because then i would have more people to play with. it gets lonlely waiting for a match on XBL

#5 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

Valve is one of the best developers in video game history IMO.

#6 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

Valve always has something up their sleeves. I'm surprised that they don't make a sort of online Counter-Strike game for the consoles though.

#7 Posted by Nemesis (317 posts) -

Valve is an amazing company, and is definitely one of the best developers out there. Words can't describe how great they are, just buy some of their games (I'm sure many of you have) and you'll understand.

#8 Posted by MasterSplinter (636 posts) -

Valve absolutely knows what appeases the gaming community and The Orange Box was a testament to that. I can't wait for Episode 3!

#9 Posted by Parabola (17 posts) -
Dr_Feelgood38 said:
"Valve always has something up their sleeves. I'm surprised that they don't make a sort of online Counter-Strike game for the consoles though.
"
I don't think Valve would venture so far into consoles only because thanks to Steam they've pretty much cornered the PC gaming community and talked about how large it is and how more companies should get into the PC gaming community so I doubt they'll jump into console gaming, and Counter-Strike came out on xbox but I think you can't play it on xbox 360
#10 Posted by eddie (11 posts) -

any news on hl3?

#11 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

Steam has some awesome prices, I bought GTA III for only 9.99

#12 Posted by tancred8120 (93 posts) -

Valve OWNS. I love everything in the Orange Box.

#13 Posted by AegisOfDawn (70 posts) -

Loved the Orange Box for giving me a challenging and fun thinking game (Portal), lasting multiplayer experience (Team Fortress 2), and great episodic content (HL2: EP2). It is truly a value for gamers.

#14 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

All of the games run on the same engine, all of the new content is rather short. And HL2 and EP1 were basically free bonuses

#15 Posted by eddie (11 posts) -

its a half-life mmo comming soon dudes


#16 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -
armacore said:
"HL2 and EP1 are actually free bonuses to the package.
"
Yep.
#17 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -
Parabola said:
"Dr_Feelgood38 said:
"Valve always has something up their sleeves. I'm surprised that they don't make a sort of online Counter-Strike game for the consoles though.
"
I don't think Valve would venture so far into consoles only because thanks to Steam they've pretty much cornered the PC gaming community and talked about how large it is and how more companies should get into the PC gaming community so I doubt they'll jump into console gaming, and Counter-Strike came out on xbox but I think you can't play it on xbox 360
"
Yes you can, I have CS for Xbox and it works on Xbox 360, and I do believe Valve is starting to jump on the Consoles just to expand their fan-base, the main reason why updates are slow to the 360 though is because of MS certification thing. I wish MS would just back off and let Valve do their own thing because as it stands Valve currently is running a PC community better than Xbox Live. I wish I could play games online with my PC but for some reason I get shitty connections yet when I play on my Xbox 360 I have a near perfect connection. Damn wireless routers.
#18 Posted by YuXing (65 posts) -

Half life 2, ep1 and ep2, portal, team fortress 2..
Lost coast for free if you want it..
Orange box is the deal man!!!

#19 Posted by calf_exercises (858 posts) -

This just goes to show you that valve cares more about games then proffits. If all companies were like valve the industry would be a very different place

#20 Posted by HistoryInRust (6380 posts) -
eddie said:
"any news on hl3?"
Half-Life 2's expansions are an ostensible sequel.  Episodes 1, 2, and 3 are Half-Life 3

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