There's not much to find objectionable about The Orange Box. Talk about value! With five games in one package, The Orange Box promises a potentially endless wealth of gaming, especially with Team Fortress 2's online play. Today IGN met with Valve to talk about The Orange Box, and took some time to play a little Team Fortress 2 on the Xbox 360 and Portal on the PS3.
First on the agenda was Episode Two. As it takes place mainly outside of City 17, the next installment of the episodic Half-Life series will feature much more open and expansive outdoor settings. IGN saw a new level that started out with Gordon in the buggy outside of a compound in the woods. The foliage in Episode Two was much more dense and full than in Half-Life 2 and Episode One. When asked, a Valve representative told IGN that the PC version of the game wouldn't be using DirectX 10, but that they are using some of DX10's special features, such as the unified shader, through the DX9 API.