Posts Tagged ‘Team Fortress 2’

TF2 Update Is Live, Rather Fantastic

August 14, 2009


The final day of the TF2 update news has come and gone, and so the update has been released. The last bit of news told us that we would be getting a CTF version of Sawmill, the inclusion of CP_Yukon from the community as an official map, and many new features and fixes. Hit the read more bit under this to find the full changelog, and stay tuned for some impressions of after-update play.



TF2 Update News Day 2 – King of the Hill arrives.

August 13, 2009


The Team Fortress 2 Update continues, with a new game mode announced today alongside a new map. The new game mode is King of the Hill – a multiplayer mode which is surely familiar to anybody who plays multiplayer FPS games. Essentially, one team takes hold of a point, and has to stop the other team from taking it away from them. There’s a timer of three minutes which counts down for the duration of your teams’ occupation of the point, and the same for the other team. Essentially, the first teams’ timer to reach zero wins.

With this news comes the announcement of a new map, this time set in a snowy setting, specifically designed for the new mode along with the arena maps Sawmill and Nucleus which have been modified for the new mode.

TF2 Update Inbound, Hats Are The New Old Hats

August 12, 2009

It doesn’t seem long since the mighty Sniper vs. Spy update, but apparently Valve have decided to shake things up again with a new ‘classless’ update for Team Fortress 2. What that essentially means is that the update will have no specific class in mind – and therefore all classes will get something nifty. The first day of update news is up, and we can be expecting 18 new hats and a new Arena level to be arriving with the update. We’ll keep you posted with the next few days of news.

The Thoughtshake Post-Battle Carnage Report Spectacular: Issue 3

May 31, 2009


Umm…I’m a bit tired at the moment, so this’ll be a short post. Anyway, due to the popularity of TF2 at the moment, we thought we’d fire it up and have a bit of a game with the Thoughtshake community. The results were in our favour 12 – 3 (I think), but that doesn’t mean much seeing as it’s a team game and only 2 of our team were Thoughtshake members. It was a good game all round, and we’ll be sure to play again. Thanks to mky, AndyMack, Surfa, Punky, Bema, Marnamai and the random public people who joined for a game.

Are You Happy Now? TF2 Achievement Milestones Return

May 30, 2009


Yep, Valve have backed down and included the achievement milestones for the Spy and Sniper classes as an alternative was to unlock the precious jar of piss you want so badly. So that means that hopefully idle servers will be a thing of the past, even if it means some will return to the achievement grinding of yesteryear. I myself logged on this morning to find that TF2 was awarding me with three unlocks due to these changes, so I’m not unhappy. However I’d prefer Valve found a way of reintroducing the milestones without making it seem like they caved to the whiny dicks on the TF2 servers.

The TF2 Troubles

May 24, 2009


Last week (presuming you hold to the somewhat insane view that Sunday is the beginning of the week, not the end), the new Team Fortress 2 update was released. Initially anticipated by large numbers of players hoping for a bit of fresh air in their favourite team-based multiplayer game, it was not till the next day that the majority discovered the true horrors that lie within the Sniper vs Spy update…


Sniper Vs Spy – TF2 Update Is Live

May 22, 2009


The new update for Team Fortress 2 has gone live. I’ve not gone over the new update in any great length, because I’m saving it all up for a mini ‘review’ of the changes, but you can find all the details on what’s changed over at the update page. On top of this, Valve are having another free weekend of TF2, meaning that anyone that still hasn’t bought the game can try it for nothing for the weekend. The game itself is also half price at the moment, meaning you can get it for £6.99.

“And Now He’s Here To Fuck Up!” – Pre-Update Spying In TF2

May 20, 2009


I’ve never been good at the subtle stuff in Team Fortress 2. While I could sometimes excel at being a Pyro, Medic, Demoman, Heavy or Engineer, the more cautious approach of the Spy and Sniper was baffling to me, and the high-speed nature of the scout was just insane. However, with the Spy/Sniper update arriving soon I thought I’d better get back into my sneaking shoes. What follows is an afternoon as a Spy in TF2.


Gang Garrison 2

May 6, 2009

Gang Garrison, Pixel Mayhem

I recently discovered this upbeat “demake” of Team Fortress 2 entitled Gang Garrison. Basically its Team Fortress 2 from twenty years ago and is a brilliantly cute side scrolling reincarnation of our favourite class based shoot em up. Unfortunately there are no dedicated servers larking about so be prepared to encounter some lag, once you find a server that is.

Its a fun distraction, though it may tempt you into playing the real Team Fortress 2. Its does have its own remake of the theme music in classic 8-bit style, that alone is enough reason to give it a go.

Dissecting The Scout Update

February 20, 2009

Valve, the purveyors of all things Team Fortress 2, have been slowly dripfeeding us with information about the forthcoming Scout update, releasing a new piece of information each day (not including the weekend). However, they’ve also sneakily thrown a couple of hints out way on what to expect in the latest of those little updates – the Bonk! Energy Drink unlockable. Aside from the obvious details about the drink, the page also features a couple of interesting features.