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TF2's Heavy Class Next to Get Achievements, Unlockable Weaponry

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 08:16 AM | Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

One of the goals of the upcoming update will be to "make the Heavy more viable when he has no Medic to pair with," TF2 director Robin Walker wrote on the game's blog. However, he noted the key challenge is to enhance the Heavy without changing its role relative to the other classes, especially in the fabled Heavy-Medic combo.

TF2 Pyro Update Includes Significant Class Changes; First Unlockable Weapon Unveiled

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 01:13 AM | Sunday, June 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

One of the new weapons, dubbed the Axtinguisher, does about half the damage as the standard axe but will guarantee a critical hit when striking enemies set ablaze by the Pyro's flamethrower.

And you thought it was bad when the medic achievements were introduced...

Lower Prices on Valve Titles

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:36 PM | Saturday, May 3, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

Over at the Valve Steam Store, it would appear as though many titles, including Team Fortress 2, have new and lowered prices. If you've been waiting for the prices to drop, the time has come. The new prices include:

The Orange Box: $39.99
Half-Life 2: Episode Pack: $19.99
Half-Life 2: Episode 1: $9.99
Half-Life 2: Episode 2: $14.99
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch: $4.99
Team Fortress Classic: $4.99
Team Fortress 2: $19.99
Day of Defeat: $4.99
Deathmatch Classic: $4.99
Ricochet: $4.99

There are also two new packs you can purchase for additional savings as well. The Half-Life Complete Pack (from Half-Life to Episode 2) for $49.99 and the Counter-Strike Complete Pack (Counter-Strike, Condition Zero, and Counter-Strike: Source) for $29.99.

Meet the Scout

Submitted by: Mr Rabies @ 01:42 AM | Saturday, April 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

steam://run/5032 for full version in Steam.

New Team Fortress 2 Update Includes Tournament Mode

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 09:59 AM | Friday, February 29, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)


# Added protection against voice command spamming. Dramatic reduction in teleporters needed

Major Source Engine and Team Fortress 2 updates

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 10:23 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

At 11:00am PST (2:00pm EST) today, all PC players of Team Fortress 2 can expect to get their hands on a very large update that delivers gameplay enhancements, graphics and networking optimizations, and perhaps most anticipated is the release of the "Badlands" map and tweaks to three of the existing maps as well.

Full list of changes after the jump, including Source engine optimizations for lighting and particle effects, lowering level load times.

Source Engine SDK Adds Orange Box Support

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 09:33 AM | Thursday, November 8, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

The release unlocks content and adds tools that will allow users to create maps, models, and textures for Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2.

Team Fortress 2 Demoman Video

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 06:18 PM | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

The fourth in a series of Team Fortress 2 character profiles is now available, and this one features the Demoman. Team Fortress 2 is part of the Orange Box, unlocking on Steam at 2am CST tonight. The Orange Box also includes Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal.

Orange Box Available for Pre-Purchase+Team Fortress 2 Beta Access

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 01:49 PM | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | (url: http://planethalf...)

The Orange Box-featuring Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, as well as the complete Half-Life 2 experience to date-is now available for pre-purchase via Steam, a leading online platform for the distribution of PC games. Those who pre-purchase the PC edition via Steam before October 10th will save 10% off the $49.95 regular price and get exclusive access to the Team Fortress 2 beta.

Team Fortress 2 Beta begins September 17th, 2007.

Valve Confirms Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 Launch Date

Submitted by: SINep @ 08:38 PM | Friday, June 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

Last night, Valve representatives confirmed to Shacknews that the studio's upcoming trio of Source-powered games will ship for all announced platforms on October 9, 2007. The suite, sold at retail and through Valve's Steam download service, will consist of the shooter sequel Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the team-based multiplayer game Team Fortress 2, and the action/puzzle game Portal. Valve is handling development of the games on PC and Xbox 360, with EA UK's Chertsey, Surrey office bringing the titles to PlayStation 3.