Submitted by Kran 1452d ago | opinion piece

Have You Played… – The Orange Box

Nave360: "Have You Played..." is a new weekly segment from the creator of "Do You Remember?", on asking gamers if they have played the game in question. It's similar to "Do You Remember?", but it looks at current generation games, no matter what platform they are on! The segment will ask you at the end if you have played it, plus what your score for the game would be, so this segment gets you involved. If you have not played the game, at the same time, Charlie will give his score on how badly this needs to be played and if it's for you.

Now I did a "Do You Remember? - Half-Life" before, so I felt it was only fair to do the Orange Box seeing's as they both fit. The Orange Box is one phenomenal package, and one that you really need to play, whether it's for one week or one hour. (PC, PS3, The Orange Box, Xbox 360)

Update What should next weeks "Have You Played..." be?

It's between Darksiders, Brutal Legend or Metro 2033. Decide in the comments.

jony_dols  +   1452d ago
I haven't played through the Orange Box since '08.
I'm gonna marathon through it this week!
Anon1974  +   1452d ago
I thought "what the hell" and picked it up cheap a couple of years ago on my PS3. It was awesome! Worth it for Portal alone. The way people were going on online you'd think the PS3 version was unplayable but nothing could have been further from the truth. I think I got stuck in a wall once in the 3rd episode. Never really got into TF2. Excellent game all around.
ATiElite  +   1452d ago
The Orange Box = The gift that keeps on giving
I think the Orange box is like the greatest combination of games in one package ever. (Well excluding Square Enix entire PC library for $80 on Steam a few weeks ago).

I play through HL2 or the episodes at least once a month. Team Fortress 2 PC gets updated like every 10 hours. And since we are getting so close to Portal 2 i'm sure i will run through that in the next few weeks.

with so much of an awesome value i wonder what will Valve do to try an top that? Any ideas for the Orange Box 2?

HL2, ep1, ep2, ep3, Team Fortress 3, Portal 2.1, Day of Defeat 2, Counter Strike 2 Beta key... now that would Kick Ass
Ducky  +   1451d ago
It's a two-way system though. Thanks to the OrangeBox, there's a lot of people that tried TF2... which eventually led to the big cashcow that buys anything and everything linked to pointless TF2 hats.

I know it works because I pre-ordered Shogun2 just for those damn items. =(
(Well, I actually played the demo and ended up liking it... but I probably would've waited for a steam sale if it weren't for those damn, pointless, items)

As for a second Orange Box... err... Dota, Portal2, All the half-lifes (+ new ep) and... Black Mesa source? Urgh.
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Kran  +   1452d ago
Today is also my birthday, so feel free to leave me birthday wishes ;D (Want to see how many I can get. I dont usually get this many ;P)

Afterall, I worked hard on this article, and the "Do You Remembers?" :)

By the way, this isnt the end of "Do You Remember?". Im just taking a little break from it, but I really love how you guys love them :)
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byeGollum  +   1452d ago
happy birthday Kraaaaan ..
thinking of getting the orange box.. for team fortress ...
ATiElite  +   1452d ago
Do it! Do it Now!

Lets all hold hands and sing Happy Birthday to KRAN.....better yet lets all sing it like the hungover and disgruntle employees at Applebee's.
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Kran  +   1452d ago
WTF? haha
Izanagi-no-Okami  +   1452d ago
Get out of N4G, at least on your birthday
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Tikicobra  +   1451d ago
I played it on the PS3, so no.
starcb26  +   1451d ago
Does anybody know where I can buy it new for ps3?
Pandamobile  +   1451d ago
I honestly don't know a single gamer in real life who doesn't have the Orange Box.
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HebrewHammer  +   1451d ago
I got mine on PS3 lol. Sure, it was a bit inferior to the other versions, but that didn't stop me from having a hellofalotof fun!
Soldierone  +   1451d ago
I think its the only game in my PS3 collection I dont want to bother touching anymore. Team Fortress was unplayable, period. Portal was fun, but was short as hell.

Half Life 2 and the expansion I heard so many great things and how it was like Doom etc...only to find out its not my type of game.

Thus Valve cant excite me much anymore. Portal 2 looks cool, but the whole FPS not about shooting and becoming strategy is already becoming apart of other games.
HebrewHammer  +   1451d ago
Blasphemy! Half-Life is EVERYONE'S type of game! Got it?
theonlylolking  +   1451d ago
Yes, half life was disappointing, the orange box was ok, and portal was/is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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