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This week we are going to be posting an update every day. We are going to be showcasing tons of new footage and media from Beta 1.2 as well as some other cool announcements. Keep your eyes peeled!

Posted by Praz on May 10th, 2010


DAY 2 / WEEK 1

As promised! We are back with Day 2 of the media barrage! With this update we unleash twelve brand new in-game shots of Orion Source Multiplayer Beta 1.2. It showcases plenty of the new environemnts as well as some of the old favorites making their return with optimizations and tweaks.

Tomorrow is going to be a unique media release. It is going to be our official soundtrack (Volume 1.0) which is a collection of our music (23 tracks to be exact) through a combination of three of our artists: Marcus Zuhr, Ben Gaskell and Uncle Bob. Volume 2.0 is currently under production.




Don't forget about this! We are inviting Podcast 17 back to the game testing crew. We are very excited to play with them and we are going to see if we can bug William to let us back on live radio with them!

For now, enjoy the media:

Keep your eye on HalfLife2.net (www.halflife2.net) tomorrow. They will be posting their hands on impressions with the latest build of Beta 1.2 along with exclusive new media shots.

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GhostEdge May 11 2010, 6:09am says:

Lovin it :D

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s0liD May 11 2010, 6:48am says:


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OTPIdARP May 11 2010, 7:51am says:


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Kalenov May 11 2010, 10:49am replied:

Moddb.com Read that. *rolls eyes*

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xXMaNiAcXx May 11 2010, 12:25pm says:

Look at that explosion... so epic... you guys MUST download this when released ok? Also, great media you got there praz.

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KortalMombat May 11 2010, 12:53pm says:

Halo: Source.

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isaktamin May 11 2010, 1:00pm says:

It's actually kind of sad how as soon as people see people in futuristic armor, they call it Halo.

"Oh, look, this new game Left 4 Dead has zombies... What a stupid Resident Evil ripoff."

They're different games with similar themes.

Keep up with the media, Praz! :)

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Praz May 11 2010, 1:14pm replied:

I really wouldn't dwell too much on the Halo comments. We've made many efforts to alter the game design to make it more unique (which it is - even more so in the near future) - but there will ALWAYS be someone that hates everything you do.

We'd rather focus our efforts and attention to people that not only appreciate our hard work (and hopefully our FREE mod), but has time to post more than two words and actually play the game and offer useful crits.

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xalener May 11 2010, 4:22pm replied:

Ignore them. It's huamn stupidity.

People I know were excited as hell for District 9 untill they saw the mech sout. Then they though it was a transformers ripoff.

People are just ******* stupid.

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angrysasquatch May 11 2010, 4:49pm says:

Anybody else notice the horribad texture to the left of the master chief on the 6th picture? Jeebus, looks like that thing came straight out of Marathon.

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Noremakk May 11 2010, 7:59pm says:

Looking good guys, I'm getting really pumped for the release.

Oh, and...

Hey, look it's Master Chief!


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Awesome_ninja May 12 2010, 10:34am says:

Unfortunately I had a bad experience with this game =(. The first day I DLed it, I couldn't connect to any servers, had to delete client registry .blob or something like that, then, the servers had very few people with a good ping (from Canada)... So to be honest, I didn't experience the full potential of this mod =(... Anyone can tell me a brief explaination of what is the difference between this and Neotokyo for example? Thanks

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xalener May 13 2010, 8:47am replied:

It plays kinda like Crysis's multiplayer except without the armor modes and it doesn't suck.

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Praz May 12 2010, 10:57am says:

I am very sorry to hear about the first impression you had.

Rest assured, we believe that Beta 1.2 can remedy this for you :)

We will have ten servers up provided by us, and more to come - as well as any that the fans throw up.. I already know a few who are going to.


I don't really think you can compare NeoTokyo and Orion - very different games. NeoTokyo is a slower paced game, with more restricted player movement. There is a good element of required team work to get things done, which also transfers over to Orion. However, Orion is a very fast paced game that enforces team work to complete the objective. It has weapon mechanics that were inspired by the original Counter-Strike (was a hardcore gamer wayy back in the day when it was still in betas), and some of the coolest maps.

You can read more about what to expect from Beta 1.2 from HalfLife2.net's hands-on preview that is going live tonight on their website!

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Cremat0r May 16 2010, 6:08am says:

If such a mod fail, a part from Moddb would die, absolutely awesome.
And for those who call it halo or something, Go F*** the Master Chief :o

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