Friday, December 21 2007

Championship Gaming Series (CGS) will be broadcasting its 2007 World Final competition in high-definition to more than 350,000,000 viewers worldwide. 12 teams from around the world, from Chicago to London to Seoul--each with an elite Counter-Strike:Source team--competed for more than $1,000,000 in total prize money. Check your local listings for broadcast times.

We released the original soundtrack to The Orange Box today. Featuring 19 original compositions, the musical odyssey spans every shade of Orange: the troop-rallying anthems of Team Fortress 2, the textural soundworlds of Half-Life 2: Episodes One and Two; and the atmospheric electronica from Portal's test chambers. As a special bonus, the soundtrack includes two versions of Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive”: the in-game version and Coulton’s vocal mix, an exclusive track unavailable anywhere else.

The CD soundtrack is now available at the Valve Store. The digital version is headed to iTunes, Napster, eMusic, Amazon MP3 and other digital music services in the coming weeks.

Finally, we take you live via security cam to the Aperture Laboratories Holiday Chamber... Happy holidays from all of us at Valve and Steam.