Team Fortress 2's long-awaited competitive mode is officially a thing. Valve’s created a Steam group for competitive matchmaking’s beta, and you can join for a chance to be part of it. Prepare for bitter, drama-packed rivalries! And probably also more hats.
For many players, friendly (or unfriendly) trash talk is as much a part of competitive games as, well, gaming. Truly clever quipping, however, ain’t easy, so one Steam user decided to crowdsource an automated trash talk generator. This being the Internet, things of course went horribly wrong—at least, at first.
Not content with Valve’s own timetable for rolling out special events, a bunch of Team Fortress 2 fans have joined forces to make their own, called Workshop Wonderland. It’s pretty neat, but the highlight for me is this glorious Heavy x Gabe Newell pic.
Video games change a lot between announcement and release, but most of that happens under the hood. What the game looks like is usually set in stone. But that’s not true of every video game, and it certainly wasn’t true for Borderlands and Team Fortress 2, games that looked very different by the time they shipped.
Team Fortress 2 recently got a new update. In broader strokes, it’s pretty standard stuff: new contracts, new weapons, new maps, coordinated aerobics, etc. Players, however, have uncovered some small details that impact the game in a big way.
Cheaters are the worst. In Team Fortress 2, they use illicit programs to emulate near-perfect aim. That does not, however, mean they’re untouchable.
Want a truly immersive first-person shooting experience? Want it to feel like your body is really in a video game? Try attaching a Steam controller to your head.
Remember when Valve made Team Fortress movies, and they were the best damn videos in video games? Now they just get their fans to make ‘em, and they’re...not bad.
Team Fortress 2’s loooooooong-awaited alien-themed “Invasion” update is finally out, and it’s all about aliens and, er, Dishonored. Yes, the Bethesda stealth game.
Team Fortress 2 has a new sports mode, where two teams run around with a ball trying to score goals. It’s called PASS Time, and “combines TF2’s usual fast-paced bloodsport with the actual fast-paced sports of soccer, hockey and basketball”.
A couple days ago, the Team Fortress 2 community came across a video of a notorious hacker getting a taste of his own medicine. They were ecstatic. Responses ranged from “serves him right” to “fuck that guy.”
Rule 34: if it exists, there’s porn of it. Rule 35: if it exists, there’s probably also a dating sim of it on the way.
Reason number 437 I wish Valve would release more games: they’re good at packing them with smart little things.
The next big Team Fortress 2 update is almost here, and it’s a doozy. Players can’t decide if they love it or hate it.
I suppose it was inevitable, wasn’t it?
For some reason, this screenshot makes me imagine Zeratul saying: “You call that a knife? This is a knife!” That also means I have to give Zeratul a strong Australian accent, which I want to call Protaustralian and make StarCraft canon.
YouTuber Jerma tried to play Team Fortress 2 by using only voice commands. While this might sound comfortable in theory, the end result is a complete disaster.
Team Fortress 2 has languished a bit in recent times. Truly outstanding updates have been few and far between. Thankfully, Valve just gave the game a new injection of life.