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Orange Box group that covers all things Valve and I can't get rid of this because it is coupled with the tag line, way to go dA.
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Official group on Steam steamcommunity.com/groups/OBFC Better to join the Steam group instead of giving out Steam addresses when you join the group. The join system is set to auto for the group, so we can't see them.

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The GMod Idiot Box: Episode 15 by DasBoSchitt



Five Nights at Freddy's: Purple man- short film by zombiller




:bulletred:Welcome to the Orange-Box Fan Club:bulletred:
Hey their welcome to the Orange-Box Group or OBFC we are anything and everything Valve related from PC to consoles, and indie titles that use the Source engine. Since were are a Valve fan art community and we take any style of any art imaginable(not porn). We will also find you content from the Mod community, Valve fan community and Valve themselves for your enjoyment so welcome.

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:bulletblue:Intersing links:bulletblue:
(Send the group a message with a link then one of us will put it on this widget asap.)

:bulletblue: Valve's official Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/Valve
:bulletblue: Thinking with Portals---www.somethingawful.com/d/photo…
:bulletblue: Half-life Newgrounds section---www.newgrounds.com/collection/…
:bulletblue: Portal Newgrounds section---www.newgrounds.com/collection/…
:bulletblue: Meet the sandvich www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mg-z-…
:bulletblue: Still a Farm www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDTT-6…
:bulletblue: Portal radios walkthrough www.youtube.com/view_play_list…
:bulletblue: Civil Protection & Freeman's mind website
www.accursedfarms.com/
:bulletblue: Add bots to Alien Swarm segmentnext.com/2010/08/07/ali…

:bulletorange:Podcasts:bulletorange:
:bulletorange: Podcast17 www.podcast17.com/
:bulletorange: KritzKast www.kritzkast.com/

:bulletyellow:Mods,skins,etc:bulletyellow:
:bulletyellow: Game banana www.fpsbanana.com/
:bulletyellow: ModDb www.moddb.com/
:bulletyellow: Planet Half Life planethalflife.gamespy.com/
:bulletyellow: Planet Phillip www.planetphillip.com/
:bulletyellow: Garrysmod.org www.garrysmod.org/downloads/requires a valid purchased copy of Garry's Mod
:bulletyellow: Left 4 Dead maps www.l4dmaps.com/
Ok let's get away from the craziness of the Steam Workshop Paid nightmare and get into other news but sadly there is very little and I mean one piece of news from the Dota scene that a new annual series of marquee tournaments Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer (The Internationals) and will all be Valve sponsored and hosted by third-party organizers. Since The International Compendium and in the blog post a major balance update to Dota 2 but is this the Dota 2 port to Source 2 personally I don't think but it's possible. Anyway the annual tournaments will start this fall so after The Internationals 2015 in August the annual tournaments will begin.

Links:
The Dota Major Championships Dota blog post- blog.dota2.com/2015/04/the-dot…
The Dota 2 Major Championship page- www.dota2.com/majors/
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Lastly lets get to the videos for the weekend shall we? first up Pinked by Herostrain, Capture Zone - Part One by Trexatron, MEET THE...Teaser#1 by Kaz Isayso, Five Nights at Freddy's: Purple man- short film by zombiller, Dare 1 by Scruffy Gamer,Photo-Inverted Headshot by Crispy Toast and The GMod Idiot Box: Episode 15 by DasBoSchitt.

Links:
Pinked by Herostrain- youtu.be/uUmqhApH3eg
Capture Zone - Part One by Trexatron- youtu.be/DDfCc3ILbKM
MEET THE...Teaser#1 by Kaz Isayso- youtu.be/YzYTOIws13A
Five Nights at Freddy's: Purple man- short film by zombiller- youtu.be/KDWXySULbIo
Dare 1 by Scruffy Gamer- youtu.be/3Cp-Y45T1iU
Photo-Inverted Headshot by Crispy Toast- youtu.be/DyOvhl0r-go
The GMod Idiot Box: Episode 15 by DasBoSchitt- youtu.be/8rS1UYYiytw

-Shadow out
(Link to our original blog post that started it all.)
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(quick update from yesterday)

Well from the last post we all knew that this idea would backfire and it did majorly first up looking into the fine print of the ordeal that the creators only get 25% and Valve/developer of the original game split up 75% of the money. It makes since that you don't own the original game so the original developer and Valve's Steam support must have some of the money since your using there services but 25% is pretty low for the creator. Then it gets worse I was just informed by Valve News Network that if you talk bad about the Paid service your Steam community privileges will be suspended for a week...Really Valve your banning players temperately just because your idea is messed up. Then another nail in the coffin that if your mod is going to be free you can not have a donation page for you mod on Steam which is shady but I think I can understand why.

Anyway as of this report a Skyrim Paid mod “Art of the Catch” was removed to accusations it contains the work of other modders and the mod this was one of the mods was promoted on the workshop paid page. Valve look what's happened users are stealing other users content for there own greed and the potential you have setup to helping modder's but the way you have it setup is very shady maybe one of the worst ideas since Steam Greenlight and Steam Early Access also your attitude towards users bad mouthing the policy just because it's flawed doesn't mean you have to be the bad guy and censored them but Valve has the control to do it. Also this type of attitude ranks right up there with indie devs from Steam Greenlight and Early Access censoring users just because the game sucks and this is not like you Valve not at all.

Links:
What Paying for Mods Means for Valve Fans Valve News Network vid- youtu.be/Dg3KWiSsVAs
Steam Charging For Mods: For And Against Rock, Paper, Shotgun blog post- www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/…
Paid Skyrim Mod Turns Into a Clusterfuck Kotaku blog post- kotaku.com/paid-skyrim-mod-tur…
Paid-for Skyrim mod removed in a matter of hours PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/paid-for-skyri…

(Update 4/24)
Man it was already bad and it's gotten worse and when I mean worse trolls of course created fake "protest mods" like "extra apple" $29.99 USD, "Micro-transactions" $49.99 USD and "Epic Helgen Bear Overhaul" $99.99 USD just to name a few. Plus within 24 hours of the released workshop update fans have created a Petition to take down the "Paid Mod feature" and this was in the statement...

:bulletblue:Petition on this issue:bulletblue:
(Straight from the Petition page)

Letter to
Valve Corpotation Gabe Newell
ZeniMax Media Christopher Weaver
Dear Valve and ZeniMax

We players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim modding community have reached out to you because of the recently added "paid mods".

With this letter we hope to change your mind about what you are doing because this will make a lot of your trusted customers and players unhappy.

This development can create a huge hole in the PC gaming community. It will also flood the Workshop with thousands more "mods" that will literally do nothing productive to the game. This will also hurt your companies reputation.

I would also like to suggest to add a "donation" button instead of the current paying method.

Thank you for your patience.


It's already have as of now 66,006 supporters so after I post this it of course will be higher. Ok now I just got an update on the modder Chesko which we just found out that tried to get money off of “Art of the Catch” and was removed do to the fact this not his and is originally Fore animation work then Chesko explained why...

(From Kotaku blog post)

"Things internally stayed rather positive and exciting until some of us discovered that “25% Revenue Share” meant 25% to the modder, not to Valve / Bethesda. This sparked a long internal discussion. My key argument to Bethesda (putting my own head on the chopping block at the time) was that this model incentivizes small, cheap to produce items (time-wise) than it does the large, full-scale mods that this system has the opportunity of championing. It does not reward the best and the biggest. But at the heart of it, the argument came down to this: How much would you pay for front-page Steam coverage? How much would you pay to use someone else’s successful IP (with nearly no restrictions) for a commercial purpose? I know indie developers that would sell their houses for such an opportunity. And 25%, when someone else is doing the marketing, PR, brand building, sales, and so on, and all I have to do is “make stuff”, is actually pretty attractive. Is it fair? No. But it was an experiment I was willing to at least try."

Then continue in the blog post he explained his rationale...

Of course, the modding community is a complex, tangled web of interdependencies and contributions. There were a lot of questions surrounding the use of tools and contributed assets, like FNIS, SKSE, SkyUI, and so on. The answer we were given is:

   [Valve] Officer Mar 25 @ 4:47pm

"Usual caveat: I am not a lawyer, so this does not constitute legal advice. If you are unsure, you should contact a lawyer. That said, I spoke with our lawyer and having mod A depend on mod B is fine—it doesn’t matter if mod A is for sale and mod B is free, or if mod A is free or mod B is for sale. Art of the Catch required the download of a separate animation package, which was available for free, and contained an FNIS behavior file. Art of the Catch will function without this download, but any layman can of course see that a major component of it’s enjoyment required FNIS. After a discussion with Fore, I made the decision to pull Art of the Catch down myself. (It was not removed by a staff member) Fore and I have talked since and we are OK."


The blog post extends to Valve lawyer stuff so I'll end it here so you all can check out the rest.

Links:
Paid Skyrim Mods: The END of PC Master Race and All of Gaming? - The Know- youtu.be/uSchC0lA_lI
Is Valve F*cking Up? - Inside Gaming Daily video- youtu.be/Gi5GzQsBnv0
Fake "protest mods" hit the Steam Workshop PC Gamer- www.pcgamer.com/fake-protest-m…
The Most Ridiculous Skyrim Mods People Are Trying To Sell On Steam Kotaku blog post- kotaku.com/the-most-ridiculous…
Remove the paid content of the Steam Workshop Petition page- www.change.org/p/valve-remove-…
Petition to remove paid mods from Steam reaches 45,000 signatures in one day Screwattack blog post-www.screwattack.com/news/petit…
Skyrim Modder Considers Quitting After Steam Controversy Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/skyrim-modd…

-Shadow out
My RSS was exploding with this news all day that Steam has updated the Workshop to have paid support for the creators. First off I didn't like this idea at first but then quickly realized that it makes total since they created the content they should get something in return. Besides we are seeing this happen already in Dota 2, Counter-Stirke: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 the community made items which Valve does it part of the money but the creator gets the rest so this is a similar idea. Then I continued reading the news about it that modder’s can use the workshop as a platform but here is the content straight from the page itself. Also as of now Skyrim is first up with this add-on.

:bulletblack:Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators:bulletblack:

(Straight from "Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators" page)

The Steam Workshop has always been a great place for sharing mods, maps, and all kinds of items that you’ve created. Now it's also a great place for selling those creations. With a new, streamlined process for listing and selling your creations, the Steam Workshop now supports buying mods directly from the Workshop, to be immediately usable in game. Discover the best new mods for your game and enable the creators to continue making new items and experiences.

:bulletblue:Buying From The Steam Workshop:bulletblue:
If you've been using the Steam Workshop, you already know how much incredible content is available for many of your favorite games. By paying for mods and supporting the people that made them, you enable those artists and creators to continue working on their mods and inspire new modders to try their hand in creating new, higher quality items and experiences.

Try any mod, Risk Free:
It's still important to spend a little time learning about any product you are about to purchase. But, if after purchase you find that a mod is broken or doesn’t work as promised, you can easily get a refund of that mod within 24 hours of your purchase.

Free, Paid, or Pay What You Want:
With over 24,000 free mods available for Skyrim in the Steam Workshop, there will always be lots to do and explore for free. Now you can also find mods with a specified price, or mods where you can choose how much you wish to support the creators. The price is up to the mod creators.

:bulletblue:Calling all Creators:bulletblue:
Whether you're just getting started or are already a professional artist or developer, now you can make money from your creations in the Steam Workshop. Starting with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can make new cosmetic items, sound packs, custom skins, fancy houses, epic quests, entire new cities, or just a new hat for Lydia. Once you've made your creation, you can easily set a price and earn a portion of each sale made through the Steam Workshop. Plus, many more of your favorite Workshop games will support paid content in the coming weeks.

Earn money doing what you love:
Set a price for your creation, list it for sale in the Steam Workshop, and earn a portion of sales. Plus, the Workshop Revenue Activity site will help you track your sales and revenue so you can make better decisions about what to work on next.

It’s easy:
Just post your creation through the Skyrim Creation Kit, accept the latest Workshop Terms, enter your payment information and configure your item for sale. Your mod will be immediately visible in the Workshop and then available for sale within the week.

Set your own price:
As creator of your Workshop submission, you get to set the price. You can specify a set price or choose to sell as pay-what-you-want and let the customer decide how much to pay.

Add contributors:
If you work as a team, you can easily add your teammates as contributors to automatically recieve a split of revenue. Steam takes care of the necessary accounting, tax witholding, and payouts.

Specify Required DLC:
Whether your creation is free or paid, you may depend on content from a DLC pack for Skyrim. Now you can indicate the requirement and customers will be notified if they lack required DLC before they purchase or subscribe to your item.

Specify Required mods:
If your creation builds on another mod or utilizes content from another mod, you should first ask their permission. Once you’ve done that, you can note the requirement on your Workshop page so customers can be notified if they lack the required mod before purchase.


Now I can see this backfiring but as it's stated that you can go paid or free content but if the content not just super popular but would you support the content creator?

Links:
Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators page- steamcommunity.com/workshop/ab…
Steam Adds More Ways for Workshop Creators to Earn Money Steam blog post- store.steampowered.com/news/16…
People Can Now Charge Money For Game Mods On Steam Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/modders-can…
Steam Users See Big Problems With Charging For Mods kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/steam-users…
Valve expects Steam community to help police paid mods PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-expects-…
Valve now enables mod makers to sell their creations on Steam PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-allows-m…
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Lastly Valve artist Max Aristov posted up extreme high quality Dota 2 models and the images look like they were 3D printed and cleaned up and it looks amazing to check out.

Links:
Dota Renders Sure Are Detailed Kotaku blog post- kotaku.com/dota-renders-sure-a…
Max Aristov Dota 2 models page- www.artstation.com/artwork/dot…

-Shadow out
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His-Bushman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for submitting my "In the Rain" picture to your group. I would be happy to join you all!
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ClearAster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, pretty nice stuff you got there, also we hope to see more of you in the future :)
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His-Bushman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wee you shall :D
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ClearAster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
Hello Orange-Box-Group,

I'm running a contest of "2nd Annual STEAM Contest":chaviso2.deviantart.com/journa… . In my contest we are letting artists draw any videogame fanart they want from STEAM. 

Anyway I was wondering if you like to spread your message to the members if they would like to join my contest and I'm going to say I do have insane prizes this year and I thought the members would like to hear about it. However if you want to know the prizes it's STEAM gift cards. :D
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks but right now were not interested sorry.
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ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Artist
Understanding it's all cool. Anyway Merry Christmas! :D
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnpplz: Chavis
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snowsuper123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
asktf2family.tumblr.com/ COME AND ASK BLU SCOUT, BLU SCOUT'S MOM AND RED SPY QUESTIONS! :D
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saxartist05 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks for adding my GLADOS picture to your group!
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem saxartist
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug*
Hug
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaylee were a group not one person
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I'm just trying to spread love the best way I know how, by using every source I have , including groups.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok no problem were a Valve paced group which you already know ^^;
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ThePandaPastry Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thanks for adding me to the group. I hope i submitted to the right folder(the Portal Gauntlet in Cosplay and Crafts), because it is a physical item. Though it does look like something rendered.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem actually I like seeing actual items and not CG or drawings sometimes.
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey guys! Get ready for a buttload of artwork from me! Are you ready?
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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