The Orange Box

Drop by and talk about anything you want. This is where all cheese-related discussions should go
User avatar
Alex Steacy
Posts: 2264
Joined: 12 Mar 2004, 22:35
First Video: Beats me! No seriously Graham hits me.
Location: In transit
Contact:

The Orange Box

Postby Alex Steacy » 16 Oct 2007, 00:05

An epic moment in videogaming.

So epic in fact, that I went out and bought it even though I don't own a machine that runs windows. My roomate does, however, and I've now installed the whole nine yards on there, which means...

Who wants some Team Fortress 2 action? I know there's a couple of y'all lurking around here - I wanted to try and get a game going maybe tomorrow afternoon or a couple of times next week during my study break.

Also, the cake is a lie.
Image
User avatar
Pattmyn
Posts: 331
Joined: 22 Jul 2007, 14:45
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Contact:

Postby Pattmyn » 16 Oct 2007, 00:08

Next paycheck man, I'm all over that. I've been hearing everyone talk about it like crazy, I want in on that action.
User avatar
Cake
Magically Delicious
Posts: 4995
Joined: 16 Jun 2007, 02:48
Location: Parker, CO

Postby Cake » 16 Oct 2007, 00:18

Gotta buy world series tickets instead. Rockies don't make it too often.
Wil Wheaton says "Game over, Moonpie."
User avatar
Alex Steacy
Posts: 2264
Joined: 12 Mar 2004, 22:35
First Video: Beats me! No seriously Graham hits me.
Location: In transit
Contact:

Postby Alex Steacy » 16 Oct 2007, 00:35

Cake wrote:Gotta buy world series tickets instead. Rockies don't make it too often.


The scout class has an aluminum bat...
Image
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Postby Graham » 16 Oct 2007, 01:17

IT'S SO GOOD.

Never having played HL2 before, it's damn good value for me.
Portal is too awesome for words. Haven't even cracked TF2 yet...
User avatar
Pretzelcoatl
The Feathered Pretzel
Posts: 110
Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 23:31
Location: Hangin' with the cool kids.

Postby Pretzelcoatl » 16 Oct 2007, 02:07

Graham wrote:Never having played HL2 before, it's damn good value for me.


I'm in the same boat. I don't know how I missed out on all this Half-Life business, it's fantastic! Of course I'm just getting around to it now because I've been playing Portal so much. :D

Though earth and man are gone
I thought the cube would last forever.
I WAS WRONG
"Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
~Douglas Adams
User avatar
Alex Steacy
Posts: 2264
Joined: 12 Mar 2004, 22:35
First Video: Beats me! No seriously Graham hits me.
Location: In transit
Contact:

Postby Alex Steacy » 16 Oct 2007, 04:49

Graham wrote:IT'S SO GOOD.

Never having played HL2 before, it's damn good value for me.
Portal is too awesome for words. Haven't even cracked TF2 yet...


You. Me. Other guys.

Team motherfucking fortress 2. It is made of win and teamwork.
Image
User avatar
AmazingPjotrMan
...and all I got was this lousy rank.
Posts: 3305
Joined: 04 Nov 2005, 16:50
First Video: 1337
Location: Lund, Sweden
Contact:

Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 16 Oct 2007, 05:02

Cake wrote:Gotta buy world series tickets instead. Rockies don't make it too often.


You know... for a world series, it's not very worldy.
Allen!
Uwe Boll Fanboy
Posts: 5190
Joined: 15 Mar 2004, 05:19
Location: Vaultcouver
Contact:

Postby Allen! » 16 Oct 2007, 05:43

I will see if I can buy it today.
PSNid: Obee1
XboxLive: LastErrand
Undefeated Lord of Donuts
User avatar
KidoftheThird
Posts: 18
Joined: 14 Oct 2007, 08:10

Postby KidoftheThird » 16 Oct 2007, 06:26

All i know about the orange box is that one of my friends said that portal was halarious.
This sentence may be a lie.
User avatar
brc64
Posts: 230
Joined: 07 Feb 2006, 12:40
First Video: 1337
Location: Fairview, TX
Contact:

Postby brc64 » 16 Oct 2007, 08:31

Portal is great. I've played through the main portion twice now (once with commentary), and I just finished the advanced bonus levels last night (the *&@#ing turret ones are hard!!) I still have the other bonus maps to complete.

I haven't touched Team Fortress 2 since I played it in beta for prepurchasing on Steam. It's fun, and will probably consume a lot of my time when/if I tire of Portal. And then eventually I'll get around to playing Episode 2. I want to re-play Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 first.

Is anybody playing this on the Xbox 360? I would think Portal would be pretty difficult with a controller, but then I've always been a mouse/keyboard kind of person.

I wonder how long before we start seeing custom Portal maps.
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Postby Graham » 16 Oct 2007, 10:07

brc64 wrote:Is anybody playing this on the Xbox 360? I would think Portal would be pretty difficult with a controller, but then I've always been a mouse/keyboard kind of person.

Yeah, I don't have a PC (hence no Half-Life before now) and I have no problem with it.

I can easily use a controller, or a mouse and keyboard, so I don't see the whole debate. I think people who are used to mouse and keyboard just hate using controllers.
User avatar
Cake
Magically Delicious
Posts: 4995
Joined: 16 Jun 2007, 02:48
Location: Parker, CO

Postby Cake » 16 Oct 2007, 10:11

For me, I like pc fps better than console fps, because it's easier to aim with the mouse. With a joystick, for me, it's to easy to go to far past your opponent, when aiming.
Wil Wheaton says "Game over, Moonpie."
User avatar
NintendoRev
Posts: 147
Joined: 08 Sep 2007, 21:36
Location: Flint D=
Contact:

Postby NintendoRev » 16 Oct 2007, 10:16

Graham wrote:I think people who are used to mouse and keyboard just hate using controllers.


Well that's not the case for me =P I prefer using my 360 controller on my PC when playing portal.. although keyboard and mouse for everything else, XD

Also it's too bad the orange box doesn't use live for windows on the pc side._. Cross-platform TF2 could have been awesome.

EDIT: Nice companion cube avvie, alex.
Friend of the Lemon Tree, Perhaps you forgot.
Image
Image
User avatar
Pattmyn
Posts: 331
Joined: 22 Jul 2007, 14:45
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Contact:

Postby Pattmyn » 16 Oct 2007, 10:35

Alex Steacy wrote:You. Me. Other guys.

Team motherfucking fortress 2. It is made of win and teamwork.


Don't forget rocket jumping and Kill-O-Matic turrets.

On the subject of controller vs Mouse, it depends on how the game is made. I'm ok with both, but I can't see playing Gears with a keyboard and mouse, whereas I can't see playing CS with a controller.
User avatar
brc64
Posts: 230
Joined: 07 Feb 2006, 12:40
First Video: 1337
Location: Fairview, TX
Contact:

Postby brc64 » 16 Oct 2007, 10:39

Graham wrote:I can easily use a controller, or a mouse and keyboard, so I don't see the whole debate. I think people who are used to mouse and keyboard just hate using controllers.

I'm fairly resistant to change, so a lot of it has to do with that. I can usually "get by" with using controllers for first person games (for some reason, I do much better using a controller for 3rd person games), but it's just much easier for me to use a mouse. It's just what I'm used to. I don't necessarily think one is inherently worse than the other, just that one is better for me.

It's the same reason I have trouble using Linux, or playing RTS games. I'm certainly capable of learning how to become proficient at them, I just don't like change.
User avatar
Lord Chrusher
Can't Drink Possible Beers
Posts: 8913
Joined: 29 Apr 2005, 22:53
First Video: Door to Door
Location: In England.

Postby Lord Chrusher » 16 Oct 2007, 11:49

I have not played enough fps using a controller to really compare it with a keyboard and mouse. However I have found my aimming to be terrible but then again I am a bit of a slow learner.

Team Fortress 2 - So much fun. Worth the price of the orange box by its self. I like being an engineer but not when there is a spy around.

Episode 2 - Mixed feelings. I enjoyed parts of it, but I did not get into it the way I have in the other Half Life games. It felt very much like an episode and I did not like the openning cinematic rehashing Episode 1. I think the game trailers and other pre release info gave too much away along with it needing too be longer. It should have had another large fight against Combine infantry.

Portal - I am just a couple hours in but I am not sure about it. More game play will be required.
Image
We are all made of star dust. However we are also made of nuclear waste.
Remember to think before you post.
Image
Allen!
Uwe Boll Fanboy
Posts: 5190
Joined: 15 Mar 2004, 05:19
Location: Vaultcouver
Contact:

Postby Allen! » 16 Oct 2007, 13:22

Graham wrote:Yeah, I don't have a PC (hence no Half-Life before now) and I have no problem with it.

I can easily use a controller, or a mouse and keyboard, so I don't see the whole debate. I think people who are used to mouse and keyboard just hate using controllers.


You know for a fact that people like Adam, Ben, James and I are used to, and good at, using both. =P
PSNid: Obee1
XboxLive: LastErrand
Undefeated Lord of Donuts
User avatar
JesterJ.
Posts: 6893
Joined: 12 Nov 2005, 23:00
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Postby JesterJ. » 16 Oct 2007, 21:44

Graham wrote:
brc64 wrote:Is anybody playing this on the Xbox 360? I would think Portal would be pretty difficult with a controller, but then I've always been a mouse/keyboard kind of person.

Yeah, I don't have a PC (hence no Half-Life before now) and I have no problem with it.

I can easily use a controller, or a mouse and keyboard, so I don't see the whole debate. I think people who are used to mouse and keyboard just hate using controllers.



Controllers just seem a little bit clunky to me. More difficult. It takes me hours to get used to one after not using it for a while.


BUT. TF2 is FREAKING AMAZING!!! Srsly. I need to get my new computer fixed (read: mail in faulty RAM) and once I do that, I'll be back to playing a CRAPLOAD Of TF2.

It's so.awesome.
"Good thing we got Jester to carry." -Morgan, January 20th, 2009
User avatar
Lavos
Lavos
Posts: 4783
Joined: 01 Jan 2006, 23:48
First Video: 1337
Location: Vancouver BC

Postby Lavos » 16 Oct 2007, 21:45

TF2 looks fun.

But alas, I have no moneys. ;'[
i dont know what's happening anymore
User avatar
Citin
Posts: 695
Joined: 05 Apr 2007, 21:56
Location: Saskatoon

Postby Citin » 17 Oct 2007, 17:08

Lavos wrote:TF2 looks fun.

But alas, I have no moneys. ;'[


Stealing, prostitution just do what needs to be done
"I'll be in Africa. If you need me just phone Africa, I told them to expect your call." - The Pointy Haired Boss
User avatar
Cake
Magically Delicious
Posts: 4995
Joined: 16 Jun 2007, 02:48
Location: Parker, CO

Postby Cake » 17 Oct 2007, 17:15

If Lavos can't afford an orange box, what makes you think he can afford prostitution?
Wil Wheaton says "Game over, Moonpie."
Allen!
Uwe Boll Fanboy
Posts: 5190
Joined: 15 Mar 2004, 05:19
Location: Vaultcouver
Contact:

Postby Allen! » 17 Oct 2007, 17:40

Cake wrote:If Lavos can't afford an orange box, what makes you think he can afford prostitution?


He meant for Lavos to whore himself out in order to afford the box.
PSNid: Obee1
XboxLive: LastErrand
Undefeated Lord of Donuts
User avatar
Cake
Magically Delicious
Posts: 4995
Joined: 16 Jun 2007, 02:48
Location: Parker, CO

Postby Cake » 17 Oct 2007, 17:45

I know... it was a stab about Lavos getting prostitutes....
Wil Wheaton says "Game over, Moonpie."
Allen!
Uwe Boll Fanboy
Posts: 5190
Joined: 15 Mar 2004, 05:19
Location: Vaultcouver
Contact:

Postby Allen! » 17 Oct 2007, 17:49

Don't try to cover up. =/
PSNid: Obee1
XboxLive: LastErrand
Undefeated Lord of Donuts

Return to “General Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests