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Tuesday, 16 October 2007 11:23

It's all or nothing: a journey into the Orange Box

By Ben Kuchera | Published: October 15, 2007 - 11:11PM CT

ARS Technica 

A blue box would have been entirely out of the question
The Orange Box
Publisher: EA Games
Developer: Valve
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 in the future
Price: $49.99
Rating: M (Mature)

I imagine it went like this: Gabe Newell is sitting down at Valve headquarters, with every team working on every project sitting around him. He grasps the desk with his large, scaly hands; his beady eyes pour over the sweating faces of his colleagues. Suddenly, he speaks.

"What the hell are you guys working on?"

One team answers quickly, "A sort of puzzle game that breaks the laws of physics? Remember Narbacular Drop? Yeah, we're turning that into a full game, baby! It'll be better than Prey!"

Gabe scowls. "There were things in my toilet bowl this morning better than Prey. Next!"

"Uh, sir. We're still working on Episode 2. You know, for Half-Life 2? The Episodes?"

Gabe shudders. "We released the last one over a year ago. Who sets these schedules, David Chase?"

The crowd is awkwardly silent after the obscure joke.

"What else?"
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