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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.

Help us upgrade to a super group. Cake and beer promised but not guaranteed orange-box-group.deviantart.co….

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Team Forrest by Kostamoinen



Splat Fortress Gameplay Reveal by DrLilRobot




: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: 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/
(slow news day and one piece of news I missed yesterday)

First up a lot of Steam users are created a new Steam group that is dedicated to the either lost for forgotten games that have mutliplayer by creating events for those dead games that either have or is mutliplayer only and there are two statements from the group which sums up what I stated...

“Let’s face it: we all have those games in our library. Old gems with amazing multiplayer or co-op modes that seriously deserve some love and loyal players, but have sadly become dead, deserted, and forgotten. Those games vainly wait for better times to come.”

   “The Dead MP Games Resurrection Group is a group of Steam players dedicated to reviving our dead multiplayer games if even for one night. Events can be created by group members for any dead multiplayer game on Steam that we support! Let’s get some of these games active again!”


Links:
Dead MP Games Resurrection Group Steam group page- steamcommunity.com/groups/Resu…
The Steam Players Dedicated To Reviving Dead Multiplayer Games Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/the-steam-p…
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Second piece of news which I had in the doc for yesterday and for some reason I forgot ^^; anyway as of yesterday the rest of the preorders for the Steam Hardware including Alienware Steam Machines, Steam Link, and Steam Controllers are now sold out so if you trying to get one and get it October 16th well your out of luck.

Links:
Preorders for Early Launch of Steam Hardware Sold Out Gamespot blog post- www.gamespot.com/articles/preo…
Steam Hardware "Get It Early" Pre-Orders Sold Out Valvetime.net blog post- www.valvetime.net/threads/stea…

Oh just a quick update I'm going to delay the review of Portal Stories Mel just because of personal and job life is taking a little tole on me but it will happen and I'm actually enjoying the mod so that is a good sign.

-Shadow out
We have a two part from Above the Catacombs mod just a weekly update for the last week in June just talking about the progress working towards alpha 1.0 including new screenshots. Then the second part is the July release schedule with two newsletters July 10th and 24th then on July 31st will be the next update and will it be alpha 1.0 I don't know since the June blog post they stated this...

(from the blog post)

"For those wondering what exactly is planned with "Alpha 1", the intention of Alpha 1 is to have at least 10 minutes of gameplay, since a few of the assets used in the Niagara Apartments level will be carried on into other levels - development for that particular area has taken quite a bit of time."

Next and sadly a new mod is going to be underground called "The Unknown: Emergence" has stated that the project got too big so and they explain it like this...

(from the blog post)

So, to kind of sum it up, taking on such an ambitious and large project like this as a small team doesn't really work. Although, that doesn't mean we're stopping this forever, it just means we need to wait on it until we can understand as a team what we are doing. So, we're gonna archive the mod until 2016 comes around, and then we'll be back in business and finally meeting our goals and ambitions with this project.

Well looks like were going to have to wait until 2016...man Valve I know Source 2 is out but come on get it out of Dota 2 so we can have Source 2 mods/indie titles.

Links:
Above the Catacombs:
June Week 5 Newsletter- www.moddb.com/mods/above-the-c…
July Release Schedule- www.moddb.com/mods/above-the-c…
Closing for now... but we will be back! The Unknown: Emergence moddb blog post- www.moddb.com/mods/the-unknown…
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(short post)

Well this sucks I was just informed by Gamezone that Valve updated the FAQ on trade scamming that you can get restored will not happen anymore and here is the updated info from the FAQ...

"Our community assigns an item a value that is at least partially determined by that item's scarcity" the FAQ reads. "If more copies of the item are added to the economy through inventory rollbacks, the value of every other instance of that item would be reduced."

Well this does make since but we all know that hack/scam attack happened after the holidays and a lot of us players including me some of our items were stolen through a hack. So this kind of case is more just poor judgement I guess what do you think?

Link:
Steam no longer restoring items lost to trade scams GameZone blog post- www.gamezone.com/news/steam-no…
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Alright now for something silly in TF2 now I would normally put this in the mod news section but I wanted to put this in it's own section for this reason. Now most TF2 players including me have played fan created custom modes prophunt, surf and Saxton Hale modes just to name a few. Then what about a mode that was recreated from a recently released game from Nintendo...That's right DrLilRobot and his team has recreated Splatoon's Turf War mode and the team is calling it Splat Fortress. The mode itself where you have to splat ink everywhere and I mean everywhere even covering up the other teams ink so you can score. If you have played Splatoon before you can turn into a squid and swim in your own ink which also reloads your ammo in this mode you can. But this mode is in it's alpha stages so it has a long way to go but DrLilRobot has put up a video on the progress of the playable game mode.

Links:
Splat Fortress Gameplay Reveal by DrLilRobot- youtu.be/qu-PKLJEYZs
Players Turn Team Fortress 2 Into Splatoon Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/players-tur…

-Shadow out
(quick news)

First up we finally have an update for the progress of the Left 4 Dead fan film that they are in post-production right now since the teaser was released a while ago. They also have images to show off the before and after changes in post-production but no released date yet which we are hold out on.

link:
ROAD TO IMPOSSIBLE – LETTER #4: Playing God, a postproduction tale… L4D movie blog post- www.mexicanstandoffstudio.com/…
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New in mod news there was a delay in Above the Catacombs release then I just found out it's just another alpha build so I we may not play it but that doesn't mean we wont that's all.

Link:
Alpha 0.4 release- www.moddb.com/mods/above-the-c…
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lastly  I have some vids for the week and it's not much but eh it's something and new gameplay footage from the INFRA team...

Links:
One War at Freddy's by Nikson- youtu.be/SEa_cFqqVkw
TOOOOOOOOO CUTE! by Kevin Rodebaugh- youtu.be/CWqrJE92ebw
The Switch by SamSpielberg- youtu.be/wq4zYlFg-w0
INFRA: Forest Gameplay by Loiste Interactive- youtu.be/hXYcWUqaYcs
Let's Play - Couples Therapy in Contagion Part 2 by Roosterteeth- youtu.be/s9HDwEIEHZo

-Shadow out
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:iconjghgrh:
jghgrh Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for adding my con pic.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnpplz: you can join our group and can post up more valve related stuff if you want to.
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jghgrh Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Cool.
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Coriky Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for adding my two sides of the same coin pic i really appreciate it ^^
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome
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AmoreSyLv Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for adding my Chelley pic! :D
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnpplz: AmoreSyLv you can join our group if you want to were always open.
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SzotyMAG Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you guys allow less gay shit, thanks
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you mean were open to any kind of art
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flusak1235 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  New Deviant
half life 4 confrimd
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe :D
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CyRaX-494 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Sorry to disturb, but I want to contribute this artwork made by me to your group.
The only trouble is that this artwork I made is a crossover, and thus I am a little
bit worried on what gallery folder should I contribute this artwork to. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Just a reminder, I can't post the requested image in this comment because
I do not own a DeviantArt Premium Membership.

Picture Link:  cyrax-494.deviantart.com/art/C…
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem were always open plus if you do the member version the submission on our end goes faster and journal support but that is your choice.
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CyRaX-494 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Okay, thanks for the reply. Perhaps I should become a member of
your group for the benefit of the doubt.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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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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