TF2, Portal and HL2 Standalone Retail Release

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TEAM FORTRESS 2, PORTAL, AND HALF-LIFE 2 EPISODE PACK STAND ALONE RETAIL RELEASE

PC Games From The Orange Box Flying Solo Into Retail April 9 and 11


March 13, 2008 - Valve, creators of Half-Life® 2 and Counter-Strike®, today announce the retail launch dates for the stand-alone, PC versions of Team Fortress® 2, PortalTM, and the Half-Life 2: Episode Pack are April 9th in North America and April 11th around the globe.

Portal - the unique single player game that mixes puzzle, adventure and first-person action - is expected to retail for approximately $19.99.

Portal has been named Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide and earned 40 more awards for special achievements in game design, writing, and music ("Still Alive" by GLaDOS and Jonathon Coulton).

Team Fortress 2 (TF2), the sequel to the game that put team-based, multiplayer gaming on the map, is expected to retail for approximately $/?29.99. TF2 has been named Multiplayer Game of the Year by Gamespy.com, PC Gamer magazine, and other leading media outlets. This retail version, like all PC versions of TF2, includes the recently released Badlands map and the ability to receive auto updates via Steam® including the upcoming release of Goldrush, a new gameplay mode and map that combines the escort style gameplay of Hunted with the timed attack and defend gameplay of Dustbowl.

The Half-Life 2 Episode Pack - which includes both of the award winning new episodes for the highest rated and best selling first-person action franchise of all time, plus Half-Life 2 Deathmatch for online play - is expected to retail for just $/?29.99. As was the case with The Orange Box, customers who already own one of these titles will have the ability to conveniently "gift" the game via Steam to a friend.

"Given the unique nature and length of the games inside The Orange Box, the compilation approach was the right vehicle for the debut of these titles at retail," said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. "With the flexibility of having different pricing and packaging options via Steam, we were able to test the market viability of the individual products. The results show an overwhelming demand for these stand-alone offerings as well as The Orange Box. This gives us tremendous confidence as we bring gamers more ways to get these titles at retail."

All three packages include support for Steamworks achievements, automatic updates and more, and do not require Half-Life 2 to play. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com



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frg1 replied on Thu, Mar 13 2008 8:35 PM

 why not just buy the orange box instead all together it would be cheaper

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vicaphit replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 11:27 AM

Some people don't want to pay for HL2 and Ep1 again.  They also don't have any friends to gift those 2 games to.  I don't know anyone who DOESN'T have HL2 and Ep1.

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frg1 replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 12:34 PM

 i guess im the only one that doesnt have halflife 2

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JeffB replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 12:37 PM
Get it man, you're missing out. Get the Orange Box and enjoy! I found Episode Two to be a blast, although a little short.
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frg1 replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 12:49 PM

 played the first one but do you think my computer will play it all i got is a old geforce 6100 512 of memory ddr and a 1.8 ghz sempron

 

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You will be able to play Half-Life 2, yes.  I cannot guarentee Episode 1, but HL2 for sure.  You won't be able to max it out though.

Want my spare copy?  Get a Steam account, I'll give it to you. 

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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 9:08 AM

thanks man got steam now what 

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 What email did you use for your Steam account?  I guess you could PM this if you don't want it public.

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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 1:57 PM

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Let me know if it worked! Cool

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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 4:37 PM

thanks havent had chance to try itbut will let you know 

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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 5:51 PM

it didnt go through is there some time of waiting period or something 

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 Hmm, try again.  I tried resending it.

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frg1 replied on Sun, Mar 16 2008 12:10 PM

 thanks man i owe you oneBig Smile

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i guess orange box is a better deal

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