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Pre-Purchase The Orange Box, Play Team Fortress 2 Next Week

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The Orange Box—featuring Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, as well as the complete Half-Life 2 experience to date—is now available for pre-purchase via Steam. Pre-purchase The Orange Box before the October 10 release to save 10% off the regular price and get exclusive access to the Team Fortress 2 beta on September 17.

The Orange Box, penned by IGN.com as "the package which could legitimately be called the deal of the century," features three highly-awaited new games by Valve: Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the second installment in the Half-Life 2 episodic trilogy; Team Fortress 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map; and Portal, the game that blends puzzles, first person action, and adventure gaming to produce an experience like no other.

To bring gamers up to date with the Half-Life 2 universe, The Orange Box also includes Half-Life 2, the best-selling and highest-rated action game series of all time, and the episodic debut Half-Life 2: Episode One. Customers who already own these titles will have the ability to conveniently "gift" them to a friend upon official release of The Orange Box.

Starting Monday, September 17, those who pre-purchase The Orange Box via Steam can download and activate the beta release of Team Fortress 2 (TF2). This year's most anticipated online action game, TF2 delivers new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve's next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

As a special bonus, those who pre-purchase The Orange Box via Steam will also receive a copy of Peggle Extreme. PopCap and Valve have teamed up to create a special edition of the game cited by MSNBC as one of the “Top 5 Most Addicting Games of All Time.” This first ever collaboration is themed around content from Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 and Portal which will positively result in Extreme Fever.

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The beta thing is a trick to get people who would be buying a black box to get the orange box instead and give away the first 2 instalments. Nice plan to increase revenue lol.
 

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I know... I cannot afford... Sad...
 

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I just want HL2: Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress. I already have the others, I don't need to re-buy them.
 

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do we have to buy it via steam? I mean, do they have the orange box in retail for preorder?
 
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do we have to buy it via steam? I mean, do they have the orange box in retail for preorder?
For PS3 and 360 I'm certain. I'm pretty sure that the orange box will be available in store for PC, but not 100%.
 

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ok, then i'll wait. Cause I don't really get my games via Steam.
 
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The beta thing is a trick to get people who would be buying a black box to get the orange box instead and give away the first 2 instalments. Nice plan to increase revenue lol.
There is no black box no more. the only ones are the ones that came with 2900...

but yea, they drop the black box for more money! grrr...

btw, any body want to buy hl2 and ep1 off me? lol...
 

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There is no black box no more. the only ones are the ones that came with 2900...

but yea, they drop the black box for more money! grrr...

btw, any body want to buy hl2 and ep1 off me? lol...
The Black Box also comes with select HD2600XT's. I, however got mine via a HiS HD2900XT that I bought a couple months ago. HiS also has the Black Box bundled with a few of their HD2600XTs as well. Anyhow, already have my Black Box voucher and the only thing I'm going to be using it for is probably just Episode 2, the others I could care less about. BTW, the Black Box voucher also entitles you to a free copy of Day of Defeat Source that you can get your hands on now, as well.
 
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nice deal.
 

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It sucks how they make you pay for HL2 and HL2:E1 even if you already have them.. :(
 
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Yeah I'm in the same boat. Don't think I know anyone who doesnt have HL2. Plus whoever I give it to is going to want to play EP2 anyway which means its a never ending circle!
 

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Eh, marketing gimmick but it works.