Electronic Arts has given Eurogamer a release date for the PS3 version of The Orange Box:
Good news for PS3 owners... they can play one of the best FPS experiences ever in less then a month and just before hoildays.
ill go for UT3 which was DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP ON PS3.
@1.2 i hardly lose anything.
Ive had hl2 eversince the 6800ultra was the card to beat....ive been playing css for close to 4 years now.
YOU may not know this, but people didnt really worship half life2...it was the fact that it comes with COUNTER STRIKE:Source that makes it a classic way back when.
2 generations later and i now play it on a 8800ultra. fanboy.
I have ut3demo, AND since were talking about PS3 HERE. Ill reinforce my original comment. ut3(new game)>hl2(4-5 years old)
your loss.. Half-Life 2 was one or the best single player FPS experiences in the last few years and is a difference experience then a multiplayer FPS.
oh and UT3 wasn't designed for the PS3... it was designed for the PC first (it's where Epic's bread and butter is).
Damnit, Radient, now I have a severe craving for good old bread and butter...
But I can't have any!! *weeps*
This is the same release date as Haze in Europe, so I guess they will be going head to head with each other.
haha halflife may be old but this game is similar to bioshock in that its trully story driven its is a much much muchmuch better game than haze
see more and more games are releasing in the next few months.
It aint that bad.
I'm still waiting for the reviews before I buy this. If it's another poor EA port, I'll be forced to skip this title for one of the many other quality games coming my way.
Too many good games this Christmas, methinks.
can't wait for this year to be over I mean I'm waiting for game hitting in 2008 those are the games I be mainly buy for the ps3 next year in 2008.
Lol who disgaree me, that just creaked me up
Then I will compare the two versions and see for myself. None of this gametrailers nonsense!
This game didn't come out for PS3? I could of sworn i saw the PS3 logo in the commercial, and the lil robot saying "Now Available" Well, that sucked for ps3 owners i guess. better late then never i always say
I saw that ad on tv too. If you listen, it says "available now on the xbox 360 and pc". The PS3 logo is on the commercial, but they say its only available on the other 2 platforms.
haha, it's not made by the actual EA team...they just do the publishing and promoting. I expect this to be just as good on the ps3 as I've heard about on the 360.
So PS3 fans should RUN out and buy this one 5 games on one disc? come on now, don't pass that up! and if EA can't port this you guys are in some deep doo-doo
I just found out about EA trying to port it to the ps3 and I'm appalled.
<----Pops a bag of popcorn, time to enjoy the show.
BTW, This game is worth the wait and money.
i shall hopefully have heavenly sword, resistance, assassin's and now orange box.
I strongly recommend this game for anyone who has not played Half Life 2.
Its one of the best FPS to date.
Just in time for Christmas.
I don't know why people are making such a big deal out of this orange box collection.. come on its couple of ps2 games into one box, so what is the big deal. I bet If you buy the games separately it would probably cost you less...
Half-Life2 graphically it's not even close to a PS2 game. Sure the engine is abit dated but there still is HDR lighting and great physics
The best the PS2 could do was the original Half-Life, and the original Xbox could only handle HL2 with gimped graphics. Also if all these games were bought apart from each other it would probably cost more like $80. So please feel free to take a break from the site if you start to get tired of being so wrong.
orange box is better than any game released for ps3 this year its just the truth the grapuics are better than most game on the ps3 as this game ios the benchmark for phydsics imagine this i8n half life 2 ep 2 buildings are destoid while playing and u can see every little peice fly off the builduing this is half life 10/10 game bu ti played it 3 years ago but its astill better than all fp0s story line maybe except bioshock
This post is like a chemistry experiment.
You have, N4G (fanboy central and lots of PS3 fans here) + Half Life Orange Box, (GOTY candidate and great game and we all know you want to play it) + Gabe Newell, (not a lover of the PS3 and hated by PS3 fans do to recent comments) + EA, (hated by PS3 fans) + Delayed games, (PS3 is plagued with them) + 360 got this game first, (thats obvious) + A small PS3 game library (this year) + EA again (do to poor ported games on the PS3) + everything else PS3 fans have had to deal with all year = ((( ? ))) I don't know what that equals out to but I think it has a fuse at the end of it.
PS didn't mean to go off topic but I thought that was kinda funny.
i'm a ps3 so called fanboy and i agree with all you say. i loved halflife on the pc, played the halflife2 demo on pc, i like halflife but i think this port is going to be rubbish. it will have frame rate issues, low textures, probalbly limited(thought lag free) on line ie no voice comms.
NeonSkull, the 360 version is great. The PS3 version should be just as good and if not, they didnt do their job properly.
These games are being rushed to come out by mid-December on the PS3. Hopefully they won't be compromised in any way. I have my doubts about this when it comes to the Orange Box, since its EA.
Also: December 14th is not "just in time for the holidays". Just in time for the holidays means the title is available in stores worldwide the day after Thanksgiving.
this game is developed by Valve. No EA fingers have touched a single line of code.
and with regards to "the day after Thanksgiving", this is the EU release date, not american.
Value for your money.
i urge anyone who hasnt played HL2 to pick this up. trust me you rent it, the following day you buy it.
Still the most complete FPS experience you can find.
Has two really interesting titles in it: Portal is awesome -- serious fun, but over in about 5-6 hours. There is some replay value, though. TF2 is pretty cool as the art style really makes it a unique experience.
As far as HL2, I fully disagree with it being one of the best FPS games in history. The story is WEAK in HL2. I didn't play HL1 and was hoping HL2 would make an effort to actually explain to me what the hell was going on. There is NOTHING the game does to clue me into what I'm doing or why. There are a few areas that get seriously boring... An Airboat ride all over God's creation that NEVER seems to end? Thanks, but no thanks. A level with endless spawning enemies? I friggin hate that since they keep coming from areas that are dead end alleys and such.
If you are a HL2 nut, maybe it will appeal to you but you might want to give it a rent instead since Portal can be finished pretty quick.
No game in this box on its own merit should be up for game of the year, however, so I don't agree with it being a contender for GOTY. As a whole, yes, Orange box is a great value because of the content, but GOTY? No? Best value of the year? Perhaps yes. Enjoy if it is your cup of tea, but I traded it in pretty quick after getting it and there are QUITE a few used 360 copies out there already.
perhaps if you play very very slowly. it took me around 2 and half hours to complete, still, was 2 and half hours of serious fun. im praying for a complete game.
anyone tried the mod so you can use the portal gun in Half life 2?
Half life's story is told through experiences. Sorry there's no Narrator.
Here we got one muppet saying its a PS2 game, then you got another saying no EA fingers have touched the game...
And these are the same muppets going around praising the PS3 likes it the god of gaming...LMFAO
Anyways played orange box ages go, been there done than, whats next.
it happens. but please next time instead of acting high and mighty provide a link rather than simple laugh at people.
Orange Box > UT3 any day. Hell, PORTAL is better than UT3. Don't even mention the holy name of TF2.
Slow down babe...
...better than UTIII? I know HL2 is AMAZING! Some would call it the best game ever created.
I'm just saying that UTIII will ALSO be one of the best games ever created. If UT04' is any implication...then, it will ROCK!
Unreal Tourney series has gone downhill for quite a while...UT3 kinda sucks...I've played the demo on PC.
Nice HAZE and Orange box on the same day. Nice follow up from Uncharted whichs comes out the week before.
I still think i will use Orange Box as an xmas present and pick up HAZE on launch however.
Uncharted is at my local Gamestop right now.
I'm sorry you guys have to wait.
Orange Box > Haze
I got the PC version of Orange Box and its amazing. =)
And what version of Haze do you have?
The Orange box and Half Life 2 is still great to this day and should be a game collection any console owner would like. My only fear is that EA is handling the PS3 port, and we usually know how that turns out...
Sorry Mighty Douche and others but you`re wrong. The PS3 version is from EA (with some "assistance" from Valve they called it).
PC companies don`t usually handle ports to consoles anyway, even though more have started doing so, if more on the 360. I`m glad some are at least trying to develop for PS3 themselves too and getting some experience, instead of just saying how hard it is. If ID Software can change with the game Rage, I`m sure Valve could too. ( http://www.shacknews.com/on...
The Orange Box is great, but i would wait for some reviews or try it for yourself before buying it. EA is handling the port...
then i retract me previous statement, thank you for providing a link.
can you please tell me who handled the 360 version? as ive played that on a friends and while it obviously cant compare to the PC (episode 2 especially) but its still a solid experience for those new to the HL universe.
EDIT: Maldread, thank you mate, appeciate the help.
EDIT 2: yeah im with ya, i hope EA dont balls it up but im sure valve wouldnt of given it to them were they in any doubt. its gonna be a huge disapointment to lots of people if this goes badly, i think every gamer should be able to enjoy this game, its a true masterpiece which was introducing advanced features years before the other developers even heard of them. still, a huge shame Gabe couldnt pull himself away from the cheese burgers and do this in house.
No worries man, it`s easy to think it as Valve did the 360 version themselves. Probably because the 360 is more like a PC, and they didn`t get the grips on the PS3.
That`s why i think they and other PC developers can try and make a PS3 version first, then complaining later. At least don`t give the port to EA, even though i hope i`m proven wrong on that one in this case ;)
EDIT : No problems, mighty_douche. Just felt i had to say it was EA work in this case. Hope they`ve made a good port this time around though, both for PS3 owners and the Orange Box sake, as i`m sure other games could outsell it if it`s not well done. Could happen anyway, but still... anyone should pick up the Orange Box if the port`s good, great value and game(s).
Ok, just checking I thought I had been playing that for a month now.
The release of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction appears to have little impact, as hardware sales dropped 2,000 month-to-month. D'oh
According to most places, the PS3 sales went up with R&C and the 40 Gig. That could just be me though...
I'm pretty sure EVERYBODY's computer can play this.
My nvidia 6150 LE INTEGRATED can play The Orange Box.
Why not just buy the cheaper version that probably looks better. Circuit City's gonna have it for 40 on black friday!
Seriously, get the PC version.
NEWS FLASH: All PS3 owners do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT own PCs!! By this logic, all PS3/PC owners should buy UT3 on PC.
I wonder what kind of a mess EA have made of this. I'm sure they'll be plenty of comparions without fail.
Now it will be interesting to see since they rushed it to a DECEMBER RELEASE DATE, if the game ends up sucking as a result!!!!!!!!!!
LOL I wouldn't be surprised if HALF LIFE ends up a shoddy EA port with chuggy framerate, GIVEN they haven't even been working on it 8 months!!
What another great reason to be a 360 OWNER, the best and only REAL versions of FPS & action games- plus JRPGs like Lost Odyssey, RPGs like Mass Effect, all the games like Saints Row etc...
I wish we could play all the PC mods for HL2 on the console versions, then we could also play totally awesome games like CSS! Oh and keyboard and mouse support would be good too!
which valve and that fat guy said it would be identical to the xbox 360 version...you can kiss my purchase goodbye
Yes you're right...i really hate that guy from valve, he seems to hate PS3, without a concrete explanation for that... but the thruth is that doesn't stop me from liking this game...I really hope this game has no problems... i like half life, and this is a game i wanted in my PS3!
Just ignore his chat. He always complians to something.
As far as I know, he dislike xbox360, PS3, cell, multicore CPU, Vista, DX10, MS's action, sony's action, next-gen...
I heard his liking which related gaming is nintendo only.
The console version of Orange Box was a bomb. Very few Xbox 360 owners bought it and I have a feeling even less PS3 owners will bother buying it. With the Xbox owners saving their money for Mass Effect and the PS3 owners spreading their cash between Rachet and Uncharted there simply isn't any room left for this PC port.
I thought it was a great success so far?
Don't know where you pulled that out of but it's someplace stinky.
I bet the PS3 version will be fine, and what difference does it make if it didn't sell a lot on 360 it is still good to have a choice.
I thought we were gonna have to wait until 2008 on the PS3-version but im glad that it will be out in so soon as December.
And you who said that Unreal 3 was made FOR THE PS3 from the groundup, are you somehow "Not realistic"?. That is a PC-game, most of all, and the PS3-version is a port.
Epic havent began working with the 360-version yet, they will start in early 2008.
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