Owners of the Xbox 360 version of The Orange Box were greeted with an update today, one that adds something new to at least one of the included games, Team Fortress 2. Quickly temper your expectations.
The update did not manage to stuff in a half-dozen class updates, new maps, and new gameplay modes that PC users have been enjoying over the past year. Nor does it seem to include a proper fix for some map exploits.
What it does do is offer the option to toggle critical hits and limit the number of players who can choose a certain class, meaning some games you'll join may completely rule out the option to play as a Pyro or Heavy. What else it offers, we're not yet sure. We contacted Valve earlier today, but have yet to receive clarification about today's changes to the Xbox 360 version of the game.
The theoretical silver lining is that Valve might possibly have instituted class limits to prevent a flood of particular class types, something that often follows a TF2 class update. But Valve has said it will be bundling those updates, to make it worth the cost of admission. Considering those updates were originally planned to arrive last year, we're not holding our collective breath.