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The Orange Box PS3: Gamers "Demand Equal Rights"

For a brief moment, we return you to the days of developer futility when it comes to the PS3...which wasn't very long ago, and we're hoping isn't still in existence. EA definitely dropped the ball when it came to PS3 development last year, and while The Orange Box turned out fine on Sony's console, some players are still very much annoyed. To be specific, it seems the online functionality just isn't up to snuff.

Gamers have gotten up a pretty aggressive petition to get EA to release a "real patch" for The Orange Box. It would be for the lacking online play, which isn't as robust or as error-free as it is on Xbox Live, and these PS3 owners are demanding "equal rights." It has been quite a while - 7 months - since the game's release, and no such patch has arrived, meaning cheaters have free reign in Team Fortress 2 online, and several other major problems await the disappointed PS3 owner after logging on. There's lag, "sudden death launching for no reason," constantly getting tossed from servers, unfindable friends, no clock, being unable to pick up ammo and health packs due to the position of a building or obstacle, etc, etc, etc. Thus far, the petition has over 1500 names, and more are likely on the way.

We're hoping EA has conquered their PS3 issues by now, and we do have high hopes for some of their future efforts for Sony's system. However, they can't leave their failures behind so easily; these online gamers hold grudges!

Related Game(s): The Orange Box

6/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 5:49:39 PM
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i like TF2, but i stopped playing it becuz of that

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dillonthebunny
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 6:23:05 PM
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me too, pointless.


what i want to know is: why with three great HL2 games do we not even get a sniff of online play with them like the PC?

instead we get pointless TF2. and if TF2 was playable i probably wouldnt of thought of it as pointless, but that what it is... like a broken pencil.


Shame really because as first i thought we might get Counter Strike with the OB.

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bamf
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 6:50:55 PM
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I've just started to play Half Life 2 campaign. The loaded time is dreadful and it doesn't look like its in native HD, looking like its been upscaled. I like the gameplay though.

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orangpelupa
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 6:54:57 PM
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now EA became more and more annoying ------

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Jordahn
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 10:40:28 PM
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I, myself, isn't too into the online play. But is it worth getting solely for offline play? And is there really that much of a difference between the PS3 and 360 version when playing offline?

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AscientDire
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 11:39:56 PM
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I think the point that is trying to be made is that when the same game is made for multiple systems they should actually be the same game. It seems that EA is getting into the habit of pwning Sony customers these days with sub-par releases and under-committed staff who would rather work on the "easier" X360 environments than a piece of hardware that actually has to make them think and push the envelope.

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LCF
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 11:53:12 PM
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It's valve in this case,not EA.Valve's brains are too small to work on the PS3 architecture.No loss really Half life was great in the day like mario 64 and such,but we are beyond that now.We have so many games ahead for PS3.I did not buy half life for either system cuz I know how Valve is,they wont see my dollar.

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blitz30952
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 11:57:10 PM
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hey i thought it was Gabe Newell's fault because he doesn't like PS3 and so Valve gave the job of making a PS3 port of the Orange Box over to EA? btw TF2 is awesome online... on PC...

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