Tag Archives | The Orange Box

…Battlefield Heroes is starting to look good?

Battlefield Heroes

Battlefield Heroes is a cartoon-style shooter from the people behind the Battlefield series, and will be a Play 4 Free game when it launches in Summer of ’08.

Though to me it looks like a simple version of The Orange Box’s Team Fortress 2 (Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since any game that achieves even 50% of TF2’s awesomeness is still going to be awesome.) Battlefield Heroes has some definite possibility, and it’s always hard to be the price of free.

[Battlefield Heroes]

[Via: UberReview]

…It’s Things Thursday: Steam storewide sale?

Steam

Valve is on top of the gaming world right now, and their Steam system is a great way to get new games.

If you’ve been holding off on getting yourself The Orange Box (and if you have a PC, you NEED this set of games), or any of the other titles in Valve’s repertoire (BioShock, Call of Duty, Quake, etc.) then be sure to check out their first-ever Steam storewide sale.

Every game in every genre from every developer and publisher on Steam is now on sale, and you can save 10-50% through January 1st. Plus, if you’re trying to make up for a poorly chosen gift, they also allow you to give the gift of game to friends and family through the Steam system.

[Steam]

[Via: Steam – News]

…The Orange Box is racist?

Team Fortress 2

Buyers of Valve’s The Orange Box quickly discovered that Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games out right now.

Using class-based warfare, players assume a role that they must follow until they die. If they want to be a medic, they must spend their time healing other players. If they want to be a pyro, they’re armed with a flamethrower and they must spend their time burning everything in sight.

Though it makes for great gameplay, it does bring up one question: Why is the only black character in the game a grenade launching drunkard?

Games aren’t necessarily known for their racial sensitivity, but this seems to go a bit beyond mere oversight.

What do you think? Was the black player’s role intentional, or did someone just press the black button at the wrong time?

[The Montoya Herald – Playing Offensive]

[Valve – The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2]

[Wikipedia – Team Fortress 2]