Team Fortress 2 pokes Valentine's fun with $100 item

Valve poked a bit of fun at Valentine's Day yesterday, with a Team Fortress 2 engagement ring gift that costs too much and is functionally useless.

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If you didn't venture out to your local flower shop or Italian eatery yesterday, you might not have noticed that it was Valentine's Day. Valve certainly took note, though, and poked a bit of fun at the warm-and-fuzzy holiday with an insanely expensive piece of downloadable content in Team Fortress 2.

The "Something Special for Someone Special" item is an engagement ring wrapped up in a pretty little box. It also costs $100, and does almost nothing. You can only gift the item to others, and if they accept your proposal, it broadcasts a message to the community that you're engaged. From then on, you both wear the rings. "In short, it's the most accurate simulation of an actual Valentine's Day gift ever made available to the public," Valve said on its blog.

The TF2 Wiki cites that it was contributed back in December via the Steam Workshop. A hundred bucks is a lot to ask, but given TF2's large community, surely someone gave it a shot. We here at Shacknews wish them years of wedded bliss following their honeymoon in CP_Dustbowl.

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    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Team Fortress 2 pokes Valentine's fun with $100 item.

    Valve poked a bit of fun at Valentine's Day yesterday, with a Team Fortress 2 engagement ring gift that costs too much and is functionally useless.

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      February 15, 2012 11:18 AM

      This is almost as retarded as having sex with your cousin.

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        February 15, 2012 11:25 AM

        I think its interesting that people shit and piss about $10 DLC for various Xbox titles, but Valve offers a virtual engagement ring, which servers no real purpose for $100 and people responds with "LOL OMG THATS SO AWESOME!!!"

        gross.

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          February 15, 2012 11:28 AM

          Probably because it's a joke unlike the actually content that gets released as DLC on release day for other games. Plus Valve releases tons of free content for TF2 so if some dumbasses buying this funds the free stuff, cool.

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            February 15, 2012 11:36 AM

            It is a joke but they sold 59 of them.

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              February 15, 2012 11:42 AM

              And apparently the SteamWorks guy got $40 per sale? Nice deal.

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                February 15, 2012 11:43 AM

                That is the case, from what I understand.

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              February 15, 2012 11:43 AM

              Holy shit. Well, like I said, I'm ok with dumbasses giving Valve money so they can keep making free DLC.

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          February 15, 2012 11:42 AM

          The fact that it serves no real purpose is why some people are supportive of it.

          It's cosmetic and like with everything else in TF2, you don't need to purchase anything extra to receive all of the game content.

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          February 15, 2012 12:23 PM

          The biggest difference is that Valve didn't just divide their TF2 community by offering this item. BF3 split their player base on Day 1.

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          February 15, 2012 12:34 PM

          Dorp.

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        February 15, 2012 11:32 AM

        So you think it's a good idea?

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      February 15, 2012 11:40 AM

      I probably would have done that had I known that it was going on, my fiance loves her some TF2 and we play together a lot.

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      February 15, 2012 12:00 PM

      http://i.imgur.com/LJ96q.jpg

      Some people will do anything for a pun.

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