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Half-Life 2: The Orange Box ships in October

Talking with a Valve representative, Shacknews was able to pry a firm release from their lips for a little box set known as Half-Life 2: The Orange Box. The game will hit retailers on October 9th, so we advise circling the date on your calendar with an orange marker so you don't forget. Orange marker, because it's the orange box ... get it? And to refresh your memory, The Orange Box is a bundle that will include Half-Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2, Team Fortress 2 and Portal for the low, low, next gen price of $59.99. How we see it is that October will be all about carving pumpkins, eating candy corn, and playing a whole lot of Half-Life 2. Cavities be damned!

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1. Riiight...people are going to be poor by the time the holidays come around...

Posted at 1:37PM on Jun 15th 2007 by DjDATZ

2. Yeah, I need to get a second job to buy all the games coming out in the next few months.

Good stuff, glad it's coming out sooner than later.

Posted at 1:38PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Wizardly

3. Team Fortress 2 will be nice online compliment to Halo 3 me thinks

Posted at 1:40PM on Jun 15th 2007 by monkeycancer

4. Let's see....
Half-Life 2 Orange- Oct 9th
Grand Theft Auto 4- Oct 16th

...My 28th birthday Oct 25th...I'm sitting pretty!:)

Posted at 1:41PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Toph

5. $59 for a 3 year old PC game with a bunch of pack-ins doesn't really feel like a deal to me. Especially given that I've played CS: Source to death.

I look at this as $59 for Team Fortress and Portal. Team Fortress is 6 maps (only one supporting CTF). Portal is a 4 hour campaign.

Shadowrun is a bargain by comparison.

Posted at 1:54PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Wii360dsPC

6. This is perfect timing for me, since i'm not a big GTA guy. this can be my bridge to november and Assassin's creed and, hopefully, Mass Effect.

Posted at 1:56PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Jcarpio

7. October 2007 on Valve's calendar is like April 2011.

Posted at 2:02PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Blue_Falcon

8. October is my favorite month. This just makes it better.

Posted at 3:37PM on Jun 15th 2007 by AnOffday

9. Will Team Fortress use lists to find games? I would prefer that to match-making any day.

Posted at 3:45PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Triforceowner

10. Hmmm. At first reading this artical I was mad because the release date I had was 9/25. But after thinking about it, this will free me up a little more to be enjoying my other big september game releases.....Mass Effect and Unreal Tourny 3.

Posted at 4:09PM on Jun 15th 2007 by ccc

11. Team Fortress 2 = class-based MP done right. (Shadowrun be damned.)

Posted at 4:34PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Jonah Falcon

12. AHHHHHHHH i cant wait until this friggin game comes out. Sept 25, Oct 9th, i think i can save until then and keep the money until then, and then whenever UT3 comes out in 2008.

Posted at 4:56PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Peff

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