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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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TF2 Secret Lives by FlyToRainbowRay



Penance by speeder99123




: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/
I found this from Rock, Paper, Shotgun and this random post is just talking about what if Steam never existed and it's pretty long so I'll just shorten for you with these examples from Rock, Paper, Shotgun...

Half-Life 2 still happens, but Episodes 1 and 2 arrive as a single boxed expansion. Team Fortress 2 still happens, but with the prospect of sharing the profits with another outlet, there are no microtransactions and no frequent patches. The Orange Box never happens at all and Portal is a download-only game that requires Half-Life 2 to run. Ricochet and Deathmatch Classic never happen at all. Without the infrastructure of Steam, Valve never get involved with Dota 2 – and Blizzard eventually do, albeit years later.

Wow that would suck but again it's a huge post so I'll just link it up for you to see the rest of the blog post.

Link:
What If Steam Never Existed? Rock, Paper, Shotgun blog post- www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/…
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(quick dota post)

The second batch of items from the New Bloom update that was community generated was released called "Treasure of the Spring Blossom"

Links:
Treasure of the Spring Blossom page- www.dota2.com/store/itemdetail…
New Bloom’s Bounty dota page- blog.dota2.com/2015/02/new-blo…
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New real community created from the TF2 Steam Workshop for WeLoveFine has been released and here they are... Engie talking dispenser plush, Balloonicorn mini plush, Medic dress, Mann Co. workshirt and all classes patch badges.

Link:
TF2 Feature items page from WeLoveFine-
www.welovefine.com/featured/21…
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Now I need help meaning I need reviews which I have mention before since GDC is coming next week and I won't have any time to play and review Project Blue: Room, Twelve Absent Men, Master Sword: Continued 1.2 and Overlordess. So I'll setup a page this Saturday for anyone that wants to be a reviewer for the team on mods, mods to indie and indie/AAA games that use Valve game engines "GoldSrc"(Half-Life engine) and Source.
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Before I get to the vids for the weekend I have to address this even though this is non-Valve related but we in the entertainment and science industry had lost a major icon. His name was Leonard Nimoy and for anyone that doesn't know who Leonard is or what he did he was the original actor for Spock in the original Star Trek and Star Trek films but he also did voice acting in cartoons like "Transformers: The Movie (animated)" and games like "Kingdom Hearts". The cause of his passing that he had the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease he was 83 live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy you have changed a lot of people's lives and the industries from the 60's to now.

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 New York Times blog post- www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/art…
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Alright now for the vids for this weekend here we go Vinny - Glitch-Life by vinesauce, You vs Them: The Demoknight by The Mystery Zone, Mantis Men by hitsquad617, Penance by speeder99123 and TF2 Secret Lives by FlyToRainbowRay.

Links:
Vinny - Glitch-Life by vinesauce- youtu.be/IJSBJ6gkMS0
You vs Them: The Demoknight by The Mystery Zone- youtu.be/XITkBaM3EI0
Mantis Men by hitsquad617- youtu.be/BpR-wO7PcAY
Penance by speeder99123- youtu.be/4jNJnpAwaOQ
TF2 Secret Lives by FlyToRainbowRay- youtu.be/Z26RDRtQwcU

-Shadow out
Holy cow my RSS feed kind of blew up today so here we go...

First up Valve has just announced today Feburary 23 by Doug Lombardi and I'll give you all the press release here since it's short...

(from Valvetime.net)

VALVE TO ANNOUNCE NEW HARDWARE PRODUCTS

Leading Entertainment Platform Surpasses 125 Million​

February 23, 2015 - Valve will show a family of new Steam devices at next week's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, CA. Products being demonstrated at GDC include Steam Machines with the final Steam Controller, new living room devices, and a previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system.

Developers and publishers interested in experiencing the new SteamVR hardware may request to schedule a GDC demo at www.steampowered.com/universe.

GDC 2015 will mark the 13th anniversary of Valve's first public announcement of Steam, which has since become the leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux games and software.

In the last year, Steam added new services and features - including In-Home Streaming, Broadcasting, Music, and user created stores - as it grew to over 125 million active accounts worldwide.

Steam now offers 4500 games, with 400 million pieces of user-generated content contributed by members of the Steam Community.


Oh boy and a newer device for the Steam Machine will be reviled at GDC? Well will see since March 2nd is next week so I'll be keeping my eyes on GDC all next week.

Links:
Valve's GDC 2015 Announcement Valvetime.net blog post- www.valvetime.net/threads/valv…
Valve to show 'SteamVR hardware system' at GDC next week PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-to-show-…
Valve showing off new virtual reality hardware and updated Steam controller next week The Verge blog post- www.theverge.com/2015/2/23/809…
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Now since with the post of Valve's announcement on hardware for GDC but another announcement from EGX REZZED game conference that Chet Faliszek Valve's Writer will be doing a developer session on March 13 at 1:00 PM Tobacco Dock, London. The weird part about this is there is very little info on this session since this happens after GDC and this is one of the writers from Valve so this could be big or just got bigger.

Links:
Valve's Chet Faliszek Will Show "Secret Content" at EGX Rezzed Valvetime.net blog post- www.valvetime.net/threads/valv…
Valve Best Year Yet - 2015 vid- youtu.be/SKXV3N4zs_s
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Now in mod area we have two more mods and it's called Project: Blue Room (from moddb)A designed to measure skill and difficulty in a single-player game. It is a simple, short, single player game designed to test the player's abilities over a few levels. Also a 2014 mod called Twelve Absent Men (from moddb)The story centres around the main character (unnamed) who has been arrested for a crime, yet never told what the crime is. Over the course of the mod the character's history will be revealed, and it will be put to question whether he actually committed a crime at all.

Links:
Project: Blue Room- www.moddb.com/mods/projectblue…
Twelve Absent Men- www.moddb.com/mods/twelve-abse…

Please help me I need reviewers...
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Now let's get to the silly stuff for the rest of this blog...

First up Kotaku had a blog post on The Stanley Parable is a difficult game to categorize and it's an interested read since the game original a Half-Life 2 mod that turned indie that combines walking simulator and tons of satire.

Link:
Pre-Cult: The Stanley Parable Kotaku blog post- tay.kotaku.com/pre-cult-the-st…
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This is awesome and well may piss off and have a drink of your own piss yeah I said it...Ok seriously someone on Kotaku had found a Steam user "disanim8or" that has created edible TF2 items he did Heavy Sandvich, Scout's Bonk, Medi-Kit Cake and just recently made edible Sniper Jarate and I'll link up all of his stuff but here is how to make Jarate...

:bulletblue:INGREDIENTS:bulletblue:
Now, this edible jarate is actually lemonade (thank god) and you will need:

1.) 3-4 lemons

2.) 5 cups of cold water (warm water if you want it to be realistic) Dx

3.) 1/4 - 1 cup of sugar

:bulletblue:MAKING THE JARATE:bulletblue:
So you made it this far without pee-ing in a jar! this is how you make the "jarate"

1.) squeeze all lemons into the jar

2.) pour the cup of sugar into the jar

3.) add the water

4.) stir it all together and voila, you have the most disgusting, uh i mean best item in game!

you can use this jarate to prank friends, or drink it with the holy mackrel! (that "how to make" guide will come soon, i promise!)

Links:
How To Make Edible Team Fortress 2 Food And... Drinkable Pee Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/how-to-make…
disanim8or items:
Heavy Sandvich- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
Scout Bonk- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
Medi-Kit Cake- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
Sniper Jarate- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
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Now lastly I have some humorus vids for this monday night and they are "Team Service Announcement: Spy Checking" by Krunkidile, "The CSGO Birthday Prank ft. DUM0RE" by SUp Kyente and "Pyro's Night at Freddy's" by Recursive Sweatpants.

Links:
Team Service Announcement: Spy Checking by Krunkidile- youtu.be/-knIFuPrXoc
The CSGO Birthday Prank ft. DUM0RE by SUp Kyente- youtu.be/dbkYQ1Iaq6w
Pyro's Night at Freddy's by Recursive Sweatpants- youtu.be/3z5tQH7y508

-Shadow out
:bulletred:Consortium Indie mini review:bulletred:

:bulletblue:Story:bulletblue:
Taking place entirely aboard a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. The story begins in our world - the "real world" - where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable of opening a digital rift through time and space... Anyone with an internet connection can travel through this rift and awaken within an alternate dimension from our own - the "game world" - in the year 2042.

:bulletblue:Gameplay:bulletblue:
They got the role-playing part downright but when I role-play I mean slow pen and paper role-playing but the catch with this is it’s in real-time so for example. Within the game you have to investigate one of your teammate’s deaths and at the crime scene you and other teammates look around the room and move your teammate dead body. There was a book under the dead body and normally you would pick it up for evidence but in fact your boss nags at you on why you took that book in real-time so I thought that was good. But now everything goes downhill from here and even though there is mini-games/VR training mode which is ok for action parts in the game there are very little and when I mean little after the tension of a standoff section in the game is happening a minute later you draw your weapon out shoot the leader and it’s over…no fight back? Yeah it was already over. The worst part of the gameplay and even though I said the role-playing is in real-time was great but that’s also in dialog is way too much it’s like they got ideas from the mass effect RP dialog elements and made it boring.

:bulletblue:Graphics/sound:bulletblue:
My god the graphics were above basic tried to make it look cartoonish and I have seen better mods that this came out even though the layout of the game is ok. Then the shadows are terrible and I get it you’re “traveling within an alternate dimension” but other games that have VR “sections” not the entire game have better shadows than this and I did everything I could in the graphics settings and still nothing better. Also the animations are either basic or there doing movements out of the thin air to look like they are using a digitally projected screen to them but all we see the characters just moving their arms out of thin air. But at least sound effects and music was great but voice acting we eh not that great and what I mean is some of the actors were trying to be boring but they tried too hard.

:bulletblue:Overall:bulletblue:
I know the Steam version of Consortium is the master edition which includes comics, logs and the soundtrack from the game. Also this supposed to a trilogy so spoiler alert right after you jump from the plane the game ends and we have to wait for the other two games. Yeah oh and it gets worse it took me four hours to beat the game and I know there are different ways of playing the game since it’s a RPG but with its drag gameplay, terrible graphics/shadows and all that other stuff in the state right now this should have been an early access game and it released January 2014 you would think they would have improved something but it’s getting lots of good reviews on Steam. I’m not sure what they are seeing this game that I’m not so I would just stay away from this game unless you get this as a gift and or the the price was 75%+ off.

:bulletblue:Revisited:bulletblue:
So has the updates changed my review well actually you might be surprised that yes I have to give it a better score. Now before I get into why it was better let’s get the stuff I mention that are still bad is graphics and shadows are still terrible, game still feels too short for my taste but then I got some minor new problems that I can get stuck on a chair or in a small section but luckily the auto save feature came to the rescue so I back tracked and that fixed it. Now why am I changing my score well I played it again a little differently plus they has a lot of updates and I just realized the controls felt old like a bi-gone era controls then it hit me. It's had influences from old school Deus Ex games once it came out back in the day and it felt great. I did mention that your action will happen in real-time well it happened again so this game does have a lot of variety capturing the enemy to kill them or let them go and all this is happening in real-time with the old school Deus Ex gameplay. Also I did mention in the overall part there is a lot of extra content if you get the game through Steam and on Steam it will show "Consortium" but once you load up the game it will say "Consortium Master edition". In the master edition has the Soundtrack, 140 page lore Compendium PDF entitled "iDGi-1 Discoveries", which includes sound files, videos, and many images, and deeply details the deep and expansive lore behind CONSORTIUM. So there is a lot of stuff and the soundtrack and all that stuff is free just you have to click the dlc section on the steam page to get it which is weird. Anyway I also mention in a blog posts ago that the sequel crowd funding should be starting soon and the title of the sequel is called "Consortium: The Tower Prophecy" is underway lastly even though they cut the price down a little bit which was nice but I still would get this on sale anyway or as a gift. So I would put this on the list of games to check out on sales and for how short it is there's a lot of extra content and with the real-time gameplay the whole game could change in an instance.

Link for the sequel:
www.thetowerprophecy.com/

:bulletgreen:Cost:bulletgreen:
store.steampowered.com/app/264…
$19.99 USD (original price)
$14.99 USD (now)

:bulletgreen:Score:bulletgreen:
1.5/5 (original)
3.5/5 (revisited)

-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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