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Orange Box PC Outsells Consoles

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:14 AM | Friday, February 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsga...)

In regards to PC sales being stronger than consoles...

"Rob Wright: How much stronger, exactly?

Doug Lombari: I'd say significantly stronger, at least a two-digit percentage increase over the console sales. And that includes Steam sales, retail sales, and now individual sales of Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. So when you take the PC numbers for The Orange Box a la carte, they're significantly higher."

In the same vein Company of Heroes developer, Josh Mosqueira, noted that total Steam sales of CoH were roughly equivalent to the number of copies sold at Best Buy. Unfortunately, he also went on to state that the number of people downloading patches is 'substantially' greater than the number of people that have purchased the game.


Orange Box News Roundup; takes first place on Metacritic with a 97, over Halo 3 and a

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 09:44 AM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url: http://planethalf...)

First on the agenda is something that may not be overly surprising to all. The Orange Box package has jumped ahead to be the leader of the pack on Meta Critic with a rating of 97 for both PC and the Xbox 360, beating games such as Halo 3, Bioshock, and even all previous Half-Life titles.


Orange Gift Now Givable; Orange Box owners can now gift extra HL2 and Ep1

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 08:56 PM | Monday, October 8, 2007 | (url: http://planethalf...)

When you restart your Steam client and leave your games list expanded, you'll see "1 Gift" next to Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 as well as "Manage Gifts & Guest Passes" in your Games menu. So get your friends to compete for your love, affection, and extra CD keys to see who's the lucky winner!