Keeping this thread clean and flame free would be much appreciated.
Before you freak, know that in my time playing The Orange Box on PS3, I only encountered a few truly troubling framerate issues. For the bulk of my playtime, the pieces of The Orange Box run fine. Sure, there's more hitching than on 360, but I was still drawn in to the dense world Valve created. The technical issues aren't going to be enough to deter anyone who wants to enjoy Orange Box on PS3. Unless you require your games to never dip below 30fps, you should not strike The Orange Box off your PS3 holiday wish list.
The framerate problems are most prominent in Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It's in this portion of The Orange Box (my personal favorite of the collection) that the most noticeable hiccups can be found. However, the drop from 30 frames per second is sporadic. You can go 10 minutes and have everything running perfectly, and then hit a few minutes that have some jitters. Again, none of it was enough to make me throw my controller in disgust. The only real issue I've found with The Orange Box on PS3 is the decision to add extra motion blur when holding objects. Everything blurs as you turn, including the object in hand. This makes it appear as if someone smeared Vaseline on the screen. And, unfortunately, The Orange Box does not support 1080i or 1080p.
There is an upside. The PS3 version of Half-Life 2 and Episode One have a few extra lighting and texture touches that make some areas look better than on 360. There's also a handy quicksave feature. Hold down the start button in any of the five games to quicksave without having to go to a menu. It comes in handy, especially if you man up and play on the hard difficulty in the Half-Life games.
The review does seem to come off as damage control but maybe the 1UP review was based off review code and not final build. Watched the video and even though the scenes weren't very intense, it doesn't seem to run like 1UP stated.
Still a rent for me though.