Each week, X3F tips gamers to the tricks of the trade of Achievement hording in Points>Life. Every week a new achievement is unlocked to help you continue your unhealthy obsession with the Xbox 360 meta-game.This week in Points>Life we tackle The Orange Box. While we could have copped out and...

April 29th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Sad news fellow Companion Cube lovers, Valve just confirmed that gamers won't be able to experience a second round of Portal fun anytime this year. The reason? They simply don't want to make it a rush job.Speaking with Eurogamer, Valve's Doug Lombardi broke down their decision by saying that they do...

April 25th 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

Brooklyn Boston born and raised let us introduce you to the Scout; one of the stars of the hit title Team Fortress 2. While you may have thought the scrawny Southie kid was another pawn in the game of tactical shooters, you'd be wrong. In the informative video above we get to learn the truth...

April 21st 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've been itching for new maps to annihilate your friends on with the Orange Box's multiplayer title, Team Fortress 2, you know it's just a matter of time until you get your wish. What you don't know is how much it'll cost you. Neither does Valve. Kotaku contacted Valve's VP of Marketing, Doug...

March 16th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Are PCs good for gaming? The short answer is yes, Tim Sweeney (of Unreal fame) is wrong because computers play many of the best games the platform has to offer without much struggle. Games like The Orange Box, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, The Sims 2, Company of Heroes or The Lord of the Rings Onli...

March 12th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Update: We're now more informed about the changes that went into effect with this latest update. Check out all the details here.Recently, Valve's magical Orange Box received a title update with its sole purpose being fixification of Team Fortress 2. Though, sadly, we don't know exactly what changes...

March 2nd 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Having already upped the ante in Portal challenges with Ren_Test2 in November, Bethesda's Daryl Brigner has returned with a new custom-made map aptly titled Ren_Test3. The download, available at TWHL, also includes Ren_Test 1 and 2 as well as Step, Time and Portal challenges for the maps.We haven't...

February 12th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq reader James has a wonderful sister Katherine who knitted him the above presents. Obvious on the left is the Weighted Companion Cube. Our friend on the right, who hasn't promised not to stab you, is the Fighter from Final Fantasy I ... wait, are those sword-chucks? That must be from 8-bit t...

December 27th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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We had two people over the weekend send us pictures of real-life Portal occurrences - a blue portal and Glados, respectively. We want to remind people that the events of Portal were just dramatizations of real-life, and as such, no one should worry about anything out of the ordinary. Thank you and...

December 17th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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If you're in the mood for an thought-provoking read this Sunday afternoon, you should check out a recent article on Games Radar which dissects Portal's "feminist critique of the FPS genre." The essay describes how the game purposefully avoids many of the masculine trends with which shooters are ofte...

December 9th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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December is looking to be a most excellent month for PlayStation 3 owners keen on shooting things from a first-person perspective, with both Unreal Tournament III (shipping December 10th) and The Orange Box stepping onto the platform, albeit a bit later than expected. An EA press release politely r...

December 4th 2007 at 1:25pm 0 Comments