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Pre-Owned Orange Box (PS3) $14.99 + Free Shipping at Best Buy


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#1 Tom33189

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

http://www.bestbuy.c...orange box&lp=2&cp=1


For anyone who doesn't know The Orange Box is a video game compilation of Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode 1, Half Life 2: Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. It is $14.99 at Best Buy, and it is only $13.49 for everyone with Gamer's Club Unlocked. It has been this price on best buy for a while now, but it wasn't available for shipping and few stores carried pre-owned copies of the game. This game is sold at most used game places like amazon, ebay, and gamestop for around $25-$30 pre-owned. Alternatively for those without Gamer's Club Unlocked, GoHasting currently has is for $9.99 + $3.99 shipping on their ebay account, but it is not in stock in their gohastings.com web store. Although anyone considering buying this game should be aware of the controversy of the poor PS3 port done by EA and not Valve.

http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_3429wt_1139

http://en.wikipedia....ation_3_version

#2 Bosamba

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

Thanks for the post. Great job on warning Playstation 3 players about the technical problems the game has also.
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#3 Waynetid

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

Great game, one of the first games I played on the PS3, and other than load times it was great. TF2 is dead nowadays, with matches with hackers and it is laggy (at least for me). So don't get it for TF2.

#4 DaShaka

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

If you have an ok mac or pc, that's the no brainer choice. If not, the PS3 version isn't terrible, but if you're a total Frame Per Second snob I'd go with the 360 version.

#5 Raww

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

Placed an order earlier this morning, and now I just got an email saying it's backordered. And yet it is still available to order on the site. I'm guessing they don't have any and it was just a glitch...

#6 spatenfloot

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:41 AM

Placed an order earlier this morning, and now I just got an email saying it's backordered. And yet it is still available to order on the site. I'm guessing they don't have any and it was just a glitch...


Mine says backordered also.

#7 backseatdog

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:47 AM

The entire used inventory is glitched right now. Any orders will just get backordered indefinitely.

#8 Investor9872

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Are the serves still up for Team Fortress 2 and all the other games for the PS3? Team Fortress 2 looks like a lot of fun, and I would love to get a few copies for me and friends.
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#9 rpmboy

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

I played TF2 yesterday, and the servers weren't that dead. You can easily get into a match.

#10 SgtWiggles

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:26 PM

Cant decide whether to buy or pass........

Already have Portal on Xbox Live, and i have had so many chances to play Half Life and never did. Probably would be mostly buying for TF2 lol
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#11 Investor9872

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:40 AM

Bought the PS3 version this morning, and just received an email this afternoon saying that it was backordered. Don't think this one is going through.
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#12 kayne2000

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:29 AM

still have the 10 dollar copy i got from wal mart years ago in backlog lol

#13 emperordahc

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Valve didn't handle the PS3 version; it's pretty rough. Even the menus are glitchy. I've got both versions; if you have the option, definitely get the xbox version.

#14 spatenfloot

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:21 PM

Has anyone gotten a shipping notice on these? I tried giving them a call and changing mine to ship to store since it was an option on the website. Maybe it will work. Just got an email saying I should be able to pick it up on 8/27.

#15 KneeKnee

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

One of the biggest turds on the PS3. Dont waste your money on this port. It is garbage. I paid for it upon release and I'm still pissed how bad it was.

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#16 PublikDefender

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

still have the 10 dollar copy i got from wal mart years ago in backlog lol

Don't open it! Very limited print run!

#17 spatenfloot

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

Well i just got a ship to store notice so I guess having the CS rep change it worked.

#18 Bumslie

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

I just got an email from BB saying my back ordered copy would be cancelled.

They gave me a $5 credit for the trouble. Keep an eye out of you ordered a copy.

#19 spatenfloot

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:17 PM

I got mine after changing it to ship to store. Complete and in good condition.

#20 kayne2000

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Don't open it! Very limited print run!


i opened that one pretty fast after buying it. played it for an hour and havent touched it since lol.

but yea ive noticed that this game seems to always be expensive.

#21 Raww

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

If you're still looking for this, keep an eye on bestbuy.com. Despite my (back)order from August being canceled (and being sent a $5 coupon), I saw yesterday that the game was showing available for shipping again. So I placed an order, and miracle of miracles, it shipped today.

#22 Investor9872

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:15 AM

Wow! I, too, ordered in August and was back-ordered and eventually cancelled, and $5 credit was emailed to me. Did you use the $5 coupon to order this time?

Edit: I just tried ordering it, but there was no option to ship to a store, and none of the Best Buys around me has it in stock. Oh well!

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#23 Raww

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:50 PM

No, I used the $5 on Kid Icarus. But that would've been some nice irony.

Anyway, throw it in your cart (or wishlist) to keep an eye on it, and maybe it will be restocked. Otherwise they'd pull it from the site, right?