Fake TF2 Spy Image Fools Valve

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 10:12pm PDT Team Fortress 2 followers may remember a "leaked" image (left) that recently convinced many fans that the Spy update was on its way from developer Valve. The screen was soon revealed to be a fake, the words "Hoax by Kaanin" found in small print at the bottom.

Now a new post on the official TF2 blog reveals that even some Valve employees were deceived by the image.

"His mocked-up image was convincing enough that even some of us at Valve were momentarily fooled," said Valve's Eric Smith. "Well played, Kaanin."

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