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#1 Atticus

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:19 PM

Ooo! ooo! Me! Me!

Gimme TF2 FTW.

Six days and counting.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:27 PM

yup i pre-ordered it about a week ago.
not yet had a opportunity to have a proper look at TF2, but i dont really go in for multiplayer games (i may enjoy this one though) and really bought it for HL2:E2 and portal. nice bonus of being able to donate HL2 and E1 to a friend even on the online purchase and not just the boxed one.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:34 PM

I preordered a couple of weeks ago. Like Teflon, I'm mostly in it for Episode 2 and Portal, but TF2 looks like fun as well (haven't had a chance to try the beta yet). I've got a friend who doesn't have Ep1, so I'll send it to him.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:39 PM

I'm in too. Have to reload Windows in Leopard's version of Boot Camp when it comes out the end of this month(ish).

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 10:43 AM

It's cool that Steam is giving you the option to gift HL2 and Ep. 1 if you already own them. Unfortunately, none of my friends are gamers (or have the rigs to run HL), so I'll probably have a games giveaway via these forums.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:39 AM

/bump

ZOMGWTF only TWO MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!aaaooeleevnty!!!11!112
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:51 AM

I will mostly likely pick up a boxed copy.. don't have any spare $$ at the moment.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:21 PM

Does it come in another color?
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:45 PM

Since I all ready have Episode One, I'd like to buy just Episode Two.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:24 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on October 9th 2007, 07:21 PM, said:

Does it come in another color?

Valve actually originally planned to release a Black Box along with the Orange Box which would've only included the new stuff, but then they scrapped that whole idea.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:28 PM

Uh oh. I just showed my wife Peggle. I might never get to use my computer again.

LAWL.

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*****PS--If anyone wants a copy of HL2 and/or HL2 ep. 1, let me know. I have an extra of each via Orange Box purchase and can gift them to someone.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:10 AM

View PostHuntn, on October 9th 2007, 09:45 PM, said:

Since I all ready have Episode One, I'd like to buy just Episode Two.

you can buy it seperately for $30... and portal separately for $20... which comes to $50 and is the price of the orange box...
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:41 AM

View PostAtticus, on October 9th 2007, 08:28 PM, said:

Uh oh. I just showed my wife Peggle. I might never get to use my computer again.

LAWL.

Sounds like someone needs a laptop for Christmas :)
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:12 AM

She already has three (no lie)! Too bad Peggle is trapped deep within the bowels of Steam on my Mac Pro.

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PS--My Half 2/HL 2 ep. 1 offer still stands--come one, come all! Free games! Step right up!


View Postnobody, on October 10th 2007, 09:41 AM, said:

Sounds like someone needs a laptop for Christmas :)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:23 AM

View Postteflon, on October 10th 2007, 07:10 AM, said:

you can buy it seperately for $30... and portal separately for $20... which comes to $50 and is the price of the orange box...

You know a full game costs anywhere from $40-50 U.S. And we are paying $30 for an episode? Hmm, they should be more like $15-20. :blink:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:13 AM

yeah, but the episode is supposed to be around 8 hours gameplay.. i think actually 8-12.
games like Gears of War and Prey last maybe 6 hours??
Sam and Max might last maybe 4 hours if your slow (like me), but is easily doable in 2 hours if youre good at them. And their episodes only cost $9, or $35 for 6 episodes.

I think someone from valve once said that they shouldnt have called them episodes, but something else... Perhaps the Half Life 3 Trilogy (its the next distinct section in the story line anyway).
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:31 PM

RIDDLE

Q: What has two thumbs and is watching Steam unlock HL2, ep. 2 and Portal?

A: THIS GUY

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:38 PM

dude, id already dld Portal, 97% completed ep2 and had the beta of TF2 about to update about 3 hors ago ;)

whose winning here? uh... me

i just finished portal (dont worry, it might be short, but you can play through on harder and then theres bonus maps and the ability to add user created maps. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable little games ive played in quite some time. Heck, they even manage to squeeze some moral choices in there, and the ending is so worth it, as are the little tie ins to the HL universe.

well worth the price of admission, despite its general easiness.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:13 PM

oh man i am literally itching to pick up my copy of the orange box.
and guys? does the internet have to be on in my room if i want to launch any of the games? if it does, im gonna bring the smackdown, because that means i have to launch a game, then walk into my room and set my gaming setup...up. :bleedingeyes: :bleedingeyes: :bleedingeyes:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:06 PM

Yeah, well, my dad can beat up your dad.

And who still has several shiny presents under the tree to unwrap, while Teflon has torn through all his gifts?

THIS GUY. ;-)

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View Postteflon, on October 10th 2007, 04:38 PM, said:

dude, id already dld Portal, 97% completed ep2 and had the beta of TF2 about to update about 3 hors ago ;)

whose winning here? uh... me

i just finished portal (dont worry, it might be short, but you can play through on harder and then theres bonus maps and the ability to add user created maps. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable little games ive played in quite some time. Heck, they even manage to squeeze some moral choices in there, and the ending is so worth it, as are the little tie ins to the HL universe.

well worth the price of admission, despite its general easiness.

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