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'The Orange Box' (ALL) Goes on Sale

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PST

The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2, Ep. One & Two, where Dr. Gordon Freeman, armed with new weaponry and vehicles, must race through a countryside riddled with an increasingly fierce Combine threat. Also included are TF2, a class-based multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal. All flavors of The Orange Box as well as the official soundtrack are available for huge savings this weekend from leading online and retail outlets around the world.

"Still Alive" just $0.89. A digital copy of The Orange Box soundtrack is available now from for just $7.99, a two dollar savings off the regular price. And MP3's of the individual songs, including both versions of Portal's "Still Alive", may be purchased for just $0.89 per song from

If you still haven't played the games inside The Orange Box, retailers around the world -- including GameUK and Best Buy USA -- are running incredible specials on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 versions of The Orange Box.

The PC version may also be found at a 25% savings during the Steam "Store Wide" Year End sale happening now through New Year's Day. Speaking of the Steam Year End Sale, the "Valve Complete Pack" is now just $74.95 through New Year's Day - a 25% savings on the Pack that includes every Valve game offered on Steam, including The Orange Box.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the second in a trilogy of new games created by Valve that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life adventure.

As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions. In Episode Two, you must battle and race against Combine forces as you traverse the White Forest to deliver a crucial information packet stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of fellow resistance scientists.

Episode Two extends the award-winning Half-Life gameplay with unique weapons, vehicles, and newly-spawned creatures.

Portal is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life 2’s Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.

Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.

Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. This year’s most anticipated online action game, TF2 delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Unlike other “class-based” games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

Play as the flame-throwing Pyro, the room clearing Heavy, or the Spy, a master of disguises. Other classes include: Scout, Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Demoman, or Soldier.

TF2 features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date – and the most exciting class-based action ever created.

Currently available on PC and Xbox 360, The Orange Box will launch in North America and Europe on Dec. 11, 2007 (French and German versions will be available in early 2008.)

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