It looks like I’m on some kind of Team Fortress 2 kick lately – probably because Valve is on a roll over there. In case you haven’t heard, they’re rolling out a new co-op mode in an event they’re calling “Mann vs. Machine.” Read up on it here. I’ve wanted some kind of campaign or co-op mode in TF2 for a while now, and while this isn’t exactly what I had imagined, I’m still rather excited. Enthused. Fun word, that. Anyway, check out the promo video below:
What are your thoughts on the video and the new game mode? Let us know in the comments!
Remember those documentaries from Valve Software that say that the Team Fortress 2 art style was inspired by popular Hollywood animated movies? And remember how there was a clear resemblance between that art style and The Incredibles? Well, it looks like things have come full circle now that Valve’s Source Filmmaker beta is out in the wild. I found this little gem when browsing around YouTube the other day:
As part of The Über Update, Team Fortress 2 is now free to play. Yep, those who have never played before can now jump in and enjoy the cartoony shooter free of charge on Steam. Not just for a weekend or some silliness like that – forever. Those who spend any money on the game by way of having purchased it or purchasing something in the Mann Co. Store will be entitled to a Premium account, as opposed to the Free account. Premium users receive a few extra perks, like a larger backpack and more crafting and trading privileges, but everything else is just as it was. Tell your friends, push some carts, and capture some intel!
It’s almost worth another news item to mention that, also part of the latest update, the long awaited “Meet the Medic” video is now available, showing off the Medic’s invaluable contributions to the team. To see the video and to check out the latest and greatest additions to the game, check out the update! For your convenience, I have also embedded the video after the jump. Enjoy!