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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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Halloween Training - How NOT to “Trick or Treat” by Vanoss Gaming



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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/
:bulletred:Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies mini review:bulletred:

*I’m walking and firing my rifle killing down zombies left and right then no zombies were standing* God I’m sick of zombies…

:bulletblue:Story:bulletblue:

There’s no actual story at all it’s just Counter-Strike 1.6 with zombies.

:bulletblue:Gameplay:bulletblue:
It’s just a ported version of Counter-Strike 1.6 but they added Zombie modes like Zombie Scenario that you fight boss like zombies, lead a team of survivors through a horde of zombie and crossover modes like bomb defuse and hostage rescue in a zombie environment. Now let’s get into the bad stuff first up some of the new game modes are boring worst is in most of the zombie modes once you get hit by a zombie your instant zombie and no time to recover. Now zombie games including mods these days you at least have a chance to fight back before you turn into a zombie and or your immune to the virus but in this game once you’re a human then two seconds later you’re a zombie and it gets really annoying. Next issue is minor but it’s a game mode that shouldn’t be in the game it’s soccer…yeah soccer even though you can kill each other but still its soccer.

:bulletblue:Graphics/sound:bulletblue:
Since I mention that this is literally CS: 1.6 I mean it’s the GoldSource aka “Half-Life engine” that includes the models, maps, and sounds from CS: 1.6. They just added their own maps, weapons, more characters including female characters and sounds which are ok nothing special at all.

:bulletblue:Overall:bulletblue:
For a crossover with Valve and Nexon the creators of “Maple story, Vindictus and Combat Arms” to name a few have dropped the ball on this free to play game which feels more like a CS: 1.6 mod. Since this was free to play it does have micro transactions and it failed at it by that you can “pay to win” by buying your more powerful weapons and character skins but you can unlock them by leveling up but it takes forever which the pay model comes in. Then it gets worse when I first loaded up the game and was going to play the game in full screen the game crashed and reset my computer which I never had that happen before in my PC gaming career and my rating for the game went six feet under. So I would stay away from this game even though it’s a free to play game it’s still garbage.

(correction)I switched the view to window mode and that fixed the issue but the score doesn't change.

:bulletgreen:Cost:bulletgreen:
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies (Free)- store.steampowered.com/app/273…

:bulletgreen:Score:bulletgreen:
1/5

-Shadow out
dA still don't allow ampersands in titles?
Not going to apologize for the snark there.
I may as well post this before I forget I had this on my hard drive. As sometimes I’ve posted entries on Sunday that I finished a week or two earlier.
The last mod update was orange-box-group.deviantart.co…, mostly due to Single Player mods well pretty much sucking at this point
Also I got major cramps in the middle of last year.
Another thing I’ve notched is that there are less Half Life and Source mods these days. Those that do exist or shit. However once in a while a few gems can be found in the pile of garbage. The other major reason besides possible carpel tunnel that I stopped posting reviews.

:bulletblack:Lamda Wars :bulletblack:

www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-2…

Half Life 2 Wars used to be one of the more promising mods for Source. However it seems to have made worse somehow.
Well what would have been a great mod has somehow been wrecked with unbalanced units and AI that spams enemies to an unreasonable amount. Who thought this capture the flag shit was a good idea? It’s so screwed up now that Lambda Wars is barley worth the effort of giving it a proper review so I won’t.



Graphics: 3/5

Game play: 1/5. The game favors Rebels to a unrealistic & unreasonable extent. As they have overpowered weapons and units .While Combine forces are absurdly expensive. AI is content to spam the weakest units and games can be won by spamming units over any actual strategy. One of the strange things is that it tries is to combine Dawn of War, Command and Conquer and Starcraft style gameplay and fails at it. Like the video game equivalent of Schizophrenia.

Content: 2/5

Audio: 4/5. The only thing good here.


Story/Lore Loyalty:  0.5/5 Overpowered Flame throwers, & invisible scouts for rebels but nothing cool for the Combine. Of course that ability has been given to the Sniper but that’s a unit that isn’t available to them off the bat. Would be more fair if the stealth mode was given to an expensive Helmet HEV wearing rebel or something.
Seriously? When they should be the fraction that requires effort to beat and not the other way around.
The new unit such as the Rebel Veteran is also useless as the Crossbow does nothing that the A2 doesn't.
Hunters are useless when their outnumbered and the requirements for the Strider are outrageously high. Also where are the vehicle units for the Combine? The HL2 Beta had counterparts for the rebels. Quite boring with just foot solders to play with.

Replayability:0/5

Difficulty: WTF are the devs thinking? Seriously one side gets cheap overpowered weapons while the other gets expensive super units that you’ll never be able to use and become useless when the computer spams the weakest units. Doesn’t help that power and money increases are very slow.
You have to build an extra building just so you can get more units on the field as rebels and they can get an unlimited amount. Combine is restricted to their huge expensive base building. The systems that are supposed to prevent this, ie turrets are too weak to deter unit spamming.
This is just annoying and time consuming for no reason. Which ever side spams the most low cost units usually wins, removing any strategy that would be required. Most proper strategy games have moved away from this.


Fun factor: 0/5
Very little from the Half Life universe makes a rather boring mod.

Overall: 1/5. What was once great mod is now ruined by bad balancing decisions. Each update has somehow made Lambda Wars less fun for one side and overpowered on the other. It was once a fun RTS mod for Half Life 2 but since the conversion to Alien Swarm Lambda Wars has slowly become an unbalanced and unplayable mess.

The was made in July of 2014 so if the patches fix things I might come back to it when becomes better. But I’m not going to hold my breath. Half Life 2 Wars Revolution was more fun to play than the current version of Lamda Wars.



:bulletblack: Double Action Boogaloo  :bulletblack:

store.steampowered.com/app/317…

Double Action Boogaloo looks like your standard third person deathmatch mod. Well it is but it also is the closest thing so far to the Specialists: Source. Technically is the spiritual successor as it had the same developers. If your a fan of that old Half Life mod you will enjoy DAB. Even if you never played them. I’m pretty sure most players will find a play style that works for their preferences.

The first thing you have to do is spend points for weapons and upgrades. However IMO the best load out is reflexes or marksmen plus the FAL and two pistols or the MP5. The other perks are useless and don’t bother with the shotgun. Unless you have the melee perk or good at sneaking up on other players. It’s makes shooting luck based and you will loose against bots. Grenades are also based on luck as well. However that’s how it always has been with Source games.

Like the name it implies DAB plays like a B action movie. Well until one of the two race objectives show up. Than fragging the other guy is only good to keep your place or mugging the suit case holder. I would suggest disabling weapons and making it pure melee after the suit case is picked up. Just to spice things up a bit. But that’s just what I think. Other perks include your gun becoming gold while increasing its rate of fire. What I like to do is use reflex mode sparingly until this activates. As for who you choose as a character there isn’t much difference between them. One hopes there might be in the future.

Double Action Boogaloo was also one of the few Half Life 2 mods that updated regularly. Well until Steam Greenlight was announced. In fact it’s out now as it went on Steam on Turds Thursday. So download it or miss the fun. Meaning their hard work actually payed off. Yes I finished this review just before it went live on Steam.


Graphics: 3/5 DAB currently doesn’t look much different from other Source games. At this point anyways.

Game play: 5/5 Do I really need to spell it out? Download it and see why it has the means to back up the hype.

Content: 4/5 New stuff is minimal at the moment but the version I just reviewed was the beta version.

Audio: 3/5 Weapons sound like something out of an action movie. However it would help to have something to listen too between battles. As other then shooting, you will be walking a lot. Would it hurt to remix action movie scores? As even with the high volume of the weapon fire there really isn’t much ambient noise or sound here.


Replayability: 4/5


Fun factor: 5/5

Overall: 3.5/5. It has nice ideas but it’s low on content as its still a beta. But damn if it isn’t a lot of fun to play. When your not walking around looking for shootouts to join.

Except from their Greenlight page.

“SO, IT'S LIKE A MICHEAL BAY MOVIE?

Don't talk to me.
SO, IT'S LIKE A FREDDIE WONG MOVIE?

Hell yeah! Now you're talking!”

Anybody who asked the first question deserves to be hunted down by a Dalek. Why would you ask that?
There a very few changes from the mod version compared to the Steam version. Only the weapon names are altered and the MP5 finally has a proper model. The former is strange as Video Game Devs don't have to license weapon names anymore.




:bulletblack: News :bulletblack:

This section might become more pointless. As there are barely any new good Source mods come out these days. Most of the games are already rather old and the hype train since Dota 2 has sputtered out.

From the creators of Human Error. The From Earth developers just started their Steam Greenlight campaign. As IMO both Human Error and Water are very original and creative compared to other Half Life 2 mods.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxlUfb…
Also :icondevinshadowv:has made a news post that explains things in detail.



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Next time I’ll be covering The Masked Prisoner. As that hasn’t reviewed yet. Unless somebody wants to do it before I can. If there are no takers that will be my next review entry.
Yay some actual Source indie news so the Half-Life: Short Stories Team behind "Water, LAST ZOMBIE and Human Error" is creating there first even indie title called "From Earth" and so here is the story behind the game...

(From Moddb page)

"From Earth" takes place close to the year 3,000 when one woman and one man, Zenaida and Anthony, are sent to a remote alien planet. After fifty years in cold sleep, they find themselves on a recently industrialised world being hunted by an alien government. They have only their wits, athleticism and the remains of their equipment to keep them alive. In this first person singleplayer experience, the player takes control of Zenaida Liu upon arriving on the planet. From Earth's gameplay is very much about your relationship to this world and its technology, requiring you to figure out how it all works and encouraging cooperation with the local population. Nothing about the alien technology is explained to players. It's about experimentation and learning what's what and how things on this planet work. The player also has some athletic abilities, such as climbing, wall running, hanging on ledges and so on.

They just recently got the game up on Steam Greenlgiht and they have a trailer with it and it's pretty rough but as a trailer for greenlight itself it's not bad so I would check them out and support them I personally would like to see this project to be shown its full potential using the Source engine.

Links:
From Earth Steam Greelight Trailer- youtu.be/TxlUfbnZOho
From Earth Steam Greenlight page- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
From Earth Moddb page- www.moddb.com/mods/from-earth
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I have a whole bunch of videos for you all to enjoy this weekend mostly humor stuff from The Mystery Zone's "Halloween In A Nutshell", DasBoSchitt's "The GMod Idiot Box EP 14", Accursed Farms's "Freeman's Mind ep 61", Crispy Toast's "Zombie in an Nutshell" and lastly a new group I would check out they do mainly prop hunt in Gmod and Call of Duty games but they also do random stuff in GTA and GMod so Vanoss Gaming just  recently released "Halloween Training - How NOT to “Trick or Treat” (Garry’s Mod Sandbox Funny Moments)" so you all have a good weekend you all.

Links:
Halloween In A Nutshell by The Mystery Zone- youtu.be/JmDdkql8_mY
The GMod Idiot Box: Episode 14 by DasBoShitt- youtu.be/NjCvmrEB-no
Freeman's Mind: Episode 61 by Accursed Farms- youtu.be/6NsV0sPobVA
Zombie in an Nutshell by Crispy Toast- youtu.be/JlERR1htu4o
Halloween Training - How NOT to “Trick or Treat” (Garry’s Mod Sandbox Funny Moments) by Vanoss Gaming- youtu.be/fL24CMKjhFg

-Shadow out

PS: Make sure to let them know we sent you also I'm going to work on the Counter-Strike Zombie F2P game soon just personal life hit me pretty hard.
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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
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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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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Radical! If I remember, it might be all uploaded sometime today.
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OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Only going to stick around until I'm not needed. Mod reviews will be back as soon as I can. Although you don't need to really wait for me or Devin to post reviews. People can post their own to the journal unless dA changed things a while back.
Also the way he and I do it are just guidelines to simplify the process.
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Xroswarsolider Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Huge thank you for adding 'Good Luck Orange Team' to your gallery. I must say it's absolutely fantastic to see a group deeply interested in the valve games. It may shock Gabe Newell to find that I'm more into their single player games. :P How I will miss them...
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem if you want to join the group were always open
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Mario28037 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The TF2 Saxxy Award winners are out! I suggest you telling them who were the winners
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madgameboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont suppose any of you fine gentlemann want to help out a fellow gamer?

my new forum, which involves Role playing and other aspects, is really REALLY quiet lately

can anyone here who reads this join it?

its located here

www.fanfiction.net/forum/Forum…

thanks :D
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impostergir007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a new TF2 MVM update coming soon with killstreak weapons.
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DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I just got word of it
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impostergir007 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey not sure if its anything but SFM just got a 69.2 MB update not 3 minutes ago could be the halloween update items.
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