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Author Topic: $10 Orange Box on Steam  (Read 5875 times)

Ehtyar

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$10 Orange Box on Steam
« on: April 24, 2009, 09:57:46 PM »
I imagine many already know about this but...

Quote from: ArsTechnica
This weekend Steam is cutting the price of the epic Valve collection the Orange Box to only $10. Yes, $10. If you don't own this yet, you know what to do.

Are you a gamer who doesn't yet own the Orange Box for the PC? This weekend should have you covered, as you can pick up the package of six games for only $10. That's right, the whole thing is only $10.

That gets you Half-Life 2, HL2 Episode 1, HL2 Episode 2, HL2 The Lost Coast, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. It's an amazing stack of amazing games, and it's only $10. If you were looking for an excuse to give in and pick the game up, you have it. Bought separately, the games would cost you around $85.

http://arstechnica.c...only-10-on-steam.ars

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:15:04 PM »
"Bought separately, the games would cost you around $85."

Heh, it's always made me laugh to read something like that ;)

I bought my copy for about 25-30$ two years ago and I don't see anything special about "this weekend" offer. I remember "HL2 The Lost Coast" crashing like hell but despite that "Portal" makes this deal great.

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 11:15:59 PM »
I wish i had 10 dollars for this offer but i don't so i am screwed :( *cue sad violin*
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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 12:19:18 AM »
good deal, i'd say even if you're only going to play Portal but HL2: Lost Coast is not a game. it's more like a technical preview for HDR.

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 05:20:15 AM »
Good spot  :Thmbsup:

Is it me though, or are the Steam servers painfully slow?  I'm just downloading Portal at the moment in my local region (UK) and it's stuck at around 100-150KB/s (I can normally get 500KB/s on downloads).  Considering how big the games are, downloading them all could take a while  :(

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 06:33:56 AM »
mnemonic: happens from time to time - I guess if a lot of people are using this $10 offer, it could put quite a load on the servers. STEAM is supposed to support multi-server downloading though, I'm pretty sure I saw some notes about that in a steam update - but if all servers are swamped, that of course isn't going to help :)
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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 06:35:06 AM »
it could be that their servers are taking a hit, given that this offer is time-limited.. good luck, though..

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 06:47:00 AM »
I guess I'll just have to be patient  ;D

I'm surprised that they don't use a P2P system instead - the application could still connect to Steam's licensing servers to verify the license.

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 06:53:14 AM »
unfortunately P2P has become a dirty word with it being blamed for all the malaise of the web.. :)

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 01:27:59 PM »
This is worth the $10 for Portal alone. The fact that you get 4 other games (HL2, Episode 1, Episode 2, and Team Fortress 2) for free is just frosting on the cake.


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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 04:11:48 PM »
I bought my copy for about 25-30$ two years ago and I don't see anything special about "this weekend" offer.

HERESY!

Suffice to say I did take a mere nanosecond to take advantage of the offer. I was curious about Portal and Team Fortress 2, and I finally will be able to put an end to the jokes about my "PC Gamer" status for not having Half-Life 2.

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 05:40:17 PM »
Thanks to all the people who made it possible to have the Orange Box, you know who you are  :D
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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 06:02:11 PM »
Portal is indeed a great game worth more than 10$. For me it was more enjoyable than HL2 but it has one, very big bug: it is too short. It should have (at least) the same number of levels as KulaWorld had.

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 07:20:01 AM »
OK I bought it, having sworn blind never to give steam any more of my money, after nasty incompatability problems with HL2 Ep1, back when it first came out.

So I now have a spare copy of HL2 and HL2 Ep1, if any one here at DC would like them - for free - then send me a PM with your steam username and I'll send them your way. Gone to Lanux128

Happy gaming! Apart from those of you with exams / work deadlines / family responsibilities that you are no doubt prioritising first ;)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 08:29:33 AM by Ampa »

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Re: $10 Orange Box on Steam
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 08:02:23 PM »
thanks Ampa for breaking your promise, i get to be the lucky beneficiary.. :)

thanks again.. :Thmbsup: