Orange Box- PC or 360 version

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What version of the Orange Box is better to play on?

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Oct 12, 2007

Orange Box- PC or 360 version by mat88 at 7:14 PM (1,595 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. mat88
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    I would like to know if it's better to play on PC or on a console. What are the advantage of playing on a PC or on a console?
     


  2. Hadrian

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    PC, I've only played the 360 version of Orange Box as I only have a lame PC now but its a lot better playing HL2 & Episode 1 on a PC. Those games were made for the PC first and so they play better.

    The only advantage of playing it on a 360, aside from not having to mess around with tuning the graphics to suit your PC is that you can watch it on a big telly, but then most PC's can hook up to a TV nowadays.
     
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    I'm gonna go with 360 because it has the HDR lighting. TF2 seems a bit laggy most of the time on live but I hear a patch is already in the works.
    Can't comment on ep1&2 as I haven't started them yet, HL2 looks awesome and plays nice, not far into it though.
     
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    half life is for pc ! forever ^^
    but i really want to test team fortress on a xbox...

    i've finished portal and episode 2 in just half a day !
    waiting for eps 3 [​IMG]
     
  5. JPH

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    I'm planning on getting this on my cousin's XBox 360.

    Though, I'd like it on PC better.

    But, if you've got a console and don't want to take time and money to spruce up yo PC, buy the console version.
     
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    PC...

    Portal's a blast. I love the commentary!

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  7. Zaraf

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    Simple answer.

    For First person shooter games:

    Mouse + Keyboard > Gamepad
     
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    i would perfer pc simply because of the computer mouse setup, but im a console gamer.

    and 1080p gives me a boner
     
  9. Professor Chaos

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    I'd personally say, get the PC version since, like hadrian said, this game was designed for PC. In general, if you have a multiplatform FPS released on PC and other next-gen consoles, then I'd definitely get it on PC, since IMO the mouse/keyboard is a lot better than the gamepad setup... Well maybe not if the game was developed on console then ported later on on PC, it might feel awkward...

    On the PC version, you will also get the achievements (and bragging rights ! [​IMG]), like on the X360 version. I have no clue about the PS3 version though. So if you have a decent enough PC, you should be able to run it without any problems. Here are the system requirements for TF2 (taken from Steam):

    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8 level Graphics Card, Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    So this game is not really a resource hog, it'll play well on "semi-old" PCs. Just so you know, I have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ CPU (2.2 Ghz), an nVidia Geforce 7600 GT graphics card and 1 GB of RAM (not even on dual-channel, pieced together with old RAM), and I can play TF2 with ALL the graphics settings on (including AA and HDR), and it runs without any slowdowns. But I heard that Portal is the most demanding of all games in terms of hardware.

    And I don't know about the number of online players of TF2 on the console versions... I mean, 360 owners are probably still all over Halo 3 [​IMG] But on the PC version, yesterday there was around 11,000 players of TF2 (according to the Steam stats), bested only by the (unkillable) CS... *sighs*

    And my last point: the PC version costs around $10 less... If you can, buy it on Steam since you'll benefit from the high value of the Canadian loonie, like I did [​IMG] The game in Canadian retail stores is a ripoff compared to the low price in the US stores. [​IMG]

    But either way, the important thing is that you get the Orange Box and get to enjoy the great value of all of its games (especially TF2 !), no matter what platform you are playing it on [​IMG]
     
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    I'm going to say PC for Team Fortress 2 if you have the option.
    PC has 32 player matches as opposed to the 16 limited on XBL, and I'm pretty positive the PC version will have a better community in the long run.
     
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    I have a Geforce 6200 and it runs Episode One on high 800x600 with no problems. So get it for PC.
     
  12. mat88
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    ok thanx I think i'm gonna go to the PC version since I just bought a new PC full power on!! lol
    An other question for TF2. On the PC version do you need to pay to play on the net? and on the 360 do you need to have gold membership?
     
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    PC because it's the only thing I have. [​IMG]
     
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    I prefer playing FPS games with a mouse than a controller, so PC version for my tastes
     
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    Completely free, and best of all, dedicated servers. Not p2p like XBL.
     
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    There are your two reasons, right there.
     
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    Yeah get the PC version seeing as you have a new PC. I've got a 2yo PC and it still runs really nice and looks great
     
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    If you wanna play online on the 360 then yeah you need a gold membership, but on the PC it should be free.
     
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    PC version.
    it's $10 cheaper
    you can use a mouse OR a 360 controller
    theres probably a lot more 12 year olds who got a 360 for Christmas vs ones who got an 800 dollar computer
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    and you wont have to buy xbox live gold membership
     
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    I own both "other" consoles yet I still have to vote for PC.
    Both 360 and PS3 specs are inferior to high end PCs, and it's not uncommon to find people with high end gaming PCs. Unless you bought your desktop for $350 2 years ago, if that's the case consoles would have better specs than your PC =P
     

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