On this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Valve's Orange Box by talking about what the games mean to us, then we discuss how our feelings about DRM have changed over the years. Are we in a DRMPocalypse, or DoesitReallyMatter?

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1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 10/30/2017 at 07:03pm
No mention of Peggle in the Orange Box? I played that a lot, along with Portal and Half Life 2 Episode 2.
74c46166202d8f4ef1a74e511e278b05.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Travis wrote on 10/31/2017 at 02:22am
Will, I didn't believe you until I searched it myself. I do remember wondering how I got Peggle at one point. I bet that was it!
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 10/31/2017 at 03:04am
Was Peggle just a demo or the whole game?
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 10/31/2017 at 06:07am
I was a 10 level special demo. You can get it for free now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/3483/Peggle_Extreme/
83129b8368dc8a6e0a086346d52d45fd08c4576d full scrypt wrote on 10/31/2017 at 06:13am
Looks like Peggle Extreme was a demo of Peggle Deluxe, included only with the Steam version of The Orange Box. Interesting. I don’t know that I’d consider it part of the official package, but rather a bonus marketing tie-in. Cool bit of trivia, nonetheless!
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 10/31/2017 at 04:06pm
Now I want to play some peggle. So much fun.
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 10/31/2017 at 09:13pm
> but rather a bonus marketing tie-in. Cool bit of trivia, nonetheless!

Yeah. Kind of like the Super 8 level in Portal 2. I believe that was on the PC version only and it wasn't very long but kind of neat if you like Super 8.

Speaking of, didn't Gabe and JJ get on a stage and say they were going to work together making movies and games? I wonder what happened from that?
83129b8368dc8a6e0a086346d52d45fd08c4576d full scrypt wrote on 10/31/2017 at 11:57pm
J.J. Abrams directing Half Life 3 movie, confirmed.
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 11/01/2017 at 02:16am
I wonder if that's how Valve plans on continuing the story and they are just waiting to drop the first trailer?
74c46166202d8f4ef1a74e511e278b05.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Travis wrote on 11/01/2017 at 02:33am
Oh wow, I remember all that speculation. We all were thinking... OK, so maybe it won't be a game BUT OMG HALF LIFE IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE ANDJJABRAMSISDOINGITOMG

Ok, maybe not "We all," but we ... me. Maybe just me.
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