Team Fortress 2

PC, MAC / Action / Release: Oct 10, 2007 / ESRB: M

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Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

If you’ve ever felt ashamed of games you’ve picked up but never played, at least you can rest assured you aren’t alone. A study into Steam playing habits has found that more than a third of all games purchased through the service have never been loaded up even once.

Read more: 37% never played, 17% played less than one hour »

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 13: The Elder Scrolls Online, TF2, and Shadow of the Colossus

Chatty Twitch Highlights 13: The Elder Scrolls Online, TF2, and Shadow of the Colossus

There's a lot of nostalgia on this week's Twitch menu, but not until we take a look at one of the more recent (and divisive) games of the last few weeks. Chatty's inc77 plays through The Elder Scrolls Online and actually likes what he sees. Meanwhile, Sapiens plays through the shooter that continues to live on nearly a decade after it was first released, Team Fortress 2. And dael takes us back in time with the PlayStation 2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of April 12, 2014.

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TF2 update brings new short and two MvM maps

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TF2 update brings new short and two MvM maps

Valve has released a new Team Fortress 2 animated short! Oh, and a big update for the free-to-play FPS too, I guess. That's what the video is about, really. The patch focuses on TF2's co-op Mann vs. Machine mode, bringing two new urban maps and shiny new weapon upgrades, but also adds a new community-made Control Point map.

Watch: The Medic deploys his new energy shield »

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Team Fortress 2 Halloween update adds new map, magic

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Team Fortress 2 Halloween update adds new map, magic

As we reach the dawn of Halloween, it's time for Valve's Team Fortress 2 to once again celebrate the holiday. The fifth annual "Scream Fortress" update is now live and will feature a new Payload Race map called Helltower. Oh, did I mention that everyone gets to wield magic? That's an important detail.

Read more: The Witching Hour strikes »

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Team Fortress 2 blocks item drops for idlers

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Team Fortress 2 blocks item drops for idlers

Gosh, it's been over four years since Team Fortress 2 introduced random item drops. Four years of people standing idle in servers waiting for hats. Curiously, Valve's now chosen to clamp down on that. It's all perfectly reasonable but, well, hasn't everyone already moved onto idling in other games to score Steam Trading Cards?

Read more: Plain old regular TF2 players not affected »

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Joe Danger PC includes TF2 characters, Minecraft levels

Joe Danger PC includes TF2 characters, Minecraft levels

Gosh, what a big happy family everyone is on PC. Hello Games today announced that it's buddying up with Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft for the PC editions of its Joe Danger games. You'll be able to be blockmen and make blocky levels in Joe Danger 2, and play as TF2 characters in both.

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TF2 contributors have earned over $10 million

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TF2 contributors have earned over $10 million

Update: Oh yes! And maps!

"No one cares about Team Fortress 2 since it became all about hats," an unpleasant caricature I've created for rhetorical effect snorts. Well, someone must, as Valve has now paid over $10 million to folks who've created items for sale in the free-to-play shooter's store and to mappers from 'sticker' sales. Yes, that's after Valve's own cut too. Lots of money. And hats.

Read more: Almost $250k in three weeks to Robotic Boogaloo creators »

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Team Fortress 2 community introduces 'Robotic Boogaloo'

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Team Fortress 2 community introduces 'Robotic Boogaloo'

Team Fortress 2 has gotten a new, community-created update. The "Robotic Boogaloo" is the first update entirely made by the community, and it features a plethora of new hats for your metal minions.

Read more: 57 new items, and a comic »

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Valve launches 'Steam Trading Cards' in beta

Valve launches 'Steam Trading Cards' in beta

What do you do when your platform already sells and launches video games? Make the platform itself a video game, naturally. Valve announced the beta launch of "Steam Trading Cards" today. The collectible meta-game lets you upgrade your Steam profile by playing games and collecting and trading their associated (virtual) cards.

Read more: Currently supports Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 »

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Poker Night 2 offers TF2 & Borderlands 2 items

Poker Night 2 offers TF2 & Borderlands 2 items

Telltale's original Poker Night at the Inventory rewarded good play with shiny unlockables for Valve's Team Fortress 2, and Poker Night 2 is really upping the ante. With characters from Portal, The Evil Dead, Sam & Max, Venture Bros. and more, the sequel will rifle through their possessions to offer Borderlands 2 heads and skins on all platforms, as well as other platform-specific unlocks.

Watch: TF2 items, Avatar goodies, and more »

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Zombie Master 2 mod shambles out

Zombie Master 2 mod shambles out

You try hurrying when your knees are splintered and tear rotten flesh with every step. After almost three years of development, Source mod Zombie Master 2 launched over the weekend. The follow-up drags the asymmetrical multiplayer RTS-FPS into the Orange Box version of Valve's engine with new features t'boot.

Read more: Humans play FPS, zombie master plays RTS »

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Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

Ever since Oculus Rift was unveiled, modders have been working on unofficially adding VR support to many PC games, including Valve's classic Half-Life 2. However, Valve has been experimenting with VR as well, and plans on launching an official "VR Mode" for its popular free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2.

Read more: Valve 'interested' in VR support for L4D, HL2 »

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Steam for Linux officially launches

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Steam for Linux officially launches

After a lengthy beta period, Valve has finally launched Steam for Linux officially. The client can be downloaded here. To coincide with the official launch of the service, all Linux games sold through Steam have been discounted, including Serious Sam 3: BFE, World of Goo, FTL, Trine 2, Bastion, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and more. Who knew Linux had so many games?

Read more: NVIDIA preferred »

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Team Fortress 2 items pulling in lots of cash for users

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Team Fortress 2 items pulling in lots of cash for users

Team Fortress 2 has been a test bed for Valve's ideas, one of which was to let users create their own in-game items. This has turned into a lucrative marketplace, in which some item creators have made a killing making items for virtual killing.

Read more: 'The most anybody has earned in a single year is $500,000' »

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The Cave pre-orders offer Team Fortress 2 items

The Cave pre-orders offer Team Fortress 2 items

Double Fine's The Cave is right around the corner, even with the still-nebulous "January" release listed. But it's close enough to be available for pre-order on Steam, and Valve has partnered to promote it the best way it knows how: Team Fortress 2 goodies.

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