Team Fortress 2

  1. Gaming

    We’ve Got a Team Fortress 2-Themed Snowball Fight Thanks to the Recent Extreme Cold [Video]

    While we were all huddling for warmth indoors, Corridor Digital was braving the Mars-cold temperatures to bring us a snowy version of the awesome Team Fortress 2 character promo videos from Valve. So, let's go, Team Fortress modders. How soon can we get a playable version of this?

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  2. Gaming

    Valve Releases Entirely Community-Made Team Fortress 2 Update

    If you haven't played Team Fortress 2, you should really go do that. The team-based shooter video game's found a kind of longevity that publishers and developers that aren't Valve dream about. TF2's received numerous updates over the years, dropped to being a free-to-play game, and even added a third faction of robotic enemies. Community-made items have appeared in various packs over time, but their latest update is the first that's been 100% made by the community.

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  3. Tech

    Virtual Hats and Bitcoins Might Be the Future of Currency [Video]

    Generally speaking, currency exists because we all agree said currency has value. It's essentially abstracting the whole barter system. So, now that the digital age has arrived, does it not make sense that we should start seeing digital currencies come to fruition? We pretty much are already, actually, even if you didn't realize it. PBS Idea Channel and host Mike Rugnetta explore exactly this in their latest video, which asks if stuff like Bitcoins and Team Fortress 2 hats are the future of currency.

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  4. Gaming

    Team Fortress 2 Characters as Portrayed by Cats

    Typically speaking, I'm not one to fall for adorable cat pictures. When adorable cat pictures are then overlapped by Team Fortress 2 characters, though, something resonates deep inside. These specific versions comes courtesy of the Le Ginger Snaps Tumblr, though they protest that not all of the cats are their own. Regardless of ownership, engineer is definitely credit to team, as made evident by his clever box-like contraption.

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  5. Gaming

    Valve Reveals Team Fortress 2 Co-Op Mode, Mann vs. Machine

    Turns out all that speculation about a Mann vs. Machine update for Team Fortress 2 was on the money. Valve has revealed a new co-op horde mode, set to launch August 15th, that has RED and BLU working together to combat GRAY. It may not be a new team, unless you count the robot enemies that you probably can't play as, but a co-op mode is just the thing to refresh the aging shooter.

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  6. Gaming

    Valve Teases Third Team Fortress 2 Team

    Some intrepid Valve patrons recently noticed that the bloodstains appearing on the logo of Team Fortress 2's main page linked to lore tidbits relating to a third Mann brother: Gray. You see, in the game's lore, Blutarch and Redmond are the men behind the two opposing sides. They're battling over gravel, which they apparently believe powers steam engines and is therefore valuable. Now, according to a comic puzzled out by the community, Gray has returned and just might be bringing his own team with him. That's the speculation, anyway.

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  7. Gaming

    Christmas, Halloween, and Your Birthday Rolled into One: Meet the Pyro is Here!

    Break out the champagne and light it on fire! The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here! We all waited with bated breath as the Pyromania clock ticked down to  zero. We cursed in agony as Valve's servers buckled under the weight of more than 90,000 players trying to access the video all at once. But we saw it. We saw "Meet the Pyro." Were our lives changed forever? Will yours be? Was this all a hoax to promote more of Valve's confounded hats? Read on to find out!

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  8. Gaming

    Adult Swim and Valve Announce Team Fortress Collaboration

    Or at least, they have announce that they will be announcing something next week in regards to their collaboration. What we do know is that it has something to do with the Team Fortress franchise, Adult Swim's network chocolate, and Valve's video game peanut butter. From that we can infer that it will be delicious and potentially edible. I am ruling nothing out until I am absolutely required.

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  9. Gaming

    Team Fortress 2 Goes Free-to-Play Even Though It Wasn’t a Subscription Game

    Basically a staple in modern multiplayer gaming, Team Fortress 2 will be relaunched as a free-to-play title. Lately, many games are going free-to-play -- generally MMOs that can't stay afloat using a subscription model in the face of World of Warcraft's dominance over the market -- to much success, making their money via microtransactions, which is oddly a market strategy that most of the gaming world looks down upon. Why is it weird that TF2 is going free-to-play, then? Because it doesn't operate under any kind of subscription model -- it was purchased like any other game, then customers played it online. Yep, that means TF2, though old, is becoming a totally free game.

    As anyone who knows TF2 can guess, Valve plans to continue making money off the game via microtransactions -- you know, the much-maligned hats. That's right, TF2 fans! Those hats you all hate but secretly bought a few of? They're literally going to support your game. So, now you can go be the Medic and get blamed for whenever your teammates die for free. Check out an interview with TF2's patriarch, Robin Walker, regarding the move to free-to-play.

    (via Joystiq)

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  10. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 12/11

    LotRO Has A Bunch of Ridiculous Hats (Massively) James Cameron + Cirque du Soleil Will = 3-D Movies (Hero Complex) Side Table Made of Floating Cubes (RockPaperRobotFloat) The Navy Tests a Mach 8 Railgun \m/ (Wired) First Footage of Journey From the People Who Made Flow and Flower (GameInformer) Fox Releases Synopsis for X-Men: First Class (ScreenRant) Weta Builds Functioning Sentry Gun, Gives it to Valve (Kotaku)

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  11. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 10/2

    A Guide to the (Arguably) Gay Characters in World of Warcraft (Border House) This is an R/C Halo Warthog (Kotaku) Review of Let Me In (The LA Times) BioShock Infinite Is Totally Not About the Tea-Party, Guys (GameInformer) Team Dance Fortress 2 (thejazzman9475) I Am Ashamed That I Kind of Want to Wear This (Fashionably Geek) Screens from Red UnDead Redemption (GamesRadar) (pic via Bully's Comics, click for full version.)

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  12. Gaming

    Telltale Games Crossover Tease Revealed: It’s a Poker Game

    Last weekend Telltale Games released an inexplicable teaser trailer for an upcoming project, that primarily featured the above image, calculated to create one specific response in the viewer: What the heck kind of game is going to have Tycho from Penny Arcade, Max from Sam & Max, Strongbad, and the Heavy from Team Fortress 2 in it? Today, we have an answer: A poker game.

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  13. Gaming

    Telltale Games Teases A Mashup For the Record Books

    Where do you find common ground between a flash video series and a webcomic that have booth been made into adventure games; an adventure game; and a team based shooter, all of which have been created by three different game developers? Well, we just spent five whole minutes just trying to draw an illustrative Venn diagram, and we can't. But apparently Telltale Games can.

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  14. Gaming

    Valve Becomes Mac-Friendly: Portal, Team Fortress 2 Will Run on Macs

    After beating around the bush with a mysterious ad campaign, gamemaker Valve has made a very exciting announcement for anyone who owns a Mac and plays games: Steam is coming to the Mac. Mac versions of the Steam service and Valve's entire library of games will become available in April.  Customers who have already bought games on Steam for the PC will be able to download the Mac version at no charge.  The first Valve game to have a simultaneous release in both operating systems will be Portal 2.

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