Team Fortress 2 gets 'one-of-a-kind' moneyhats

Three special new hats have been only added to Team Fortress 2, but only three--ever. These "one-of-a-kind" hats move from player to player each day, going to, essentially, whoever's willing to spend the most money on various items in TF2's in-game store.

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Three special new hats have been added to Team Fortress 2, but only three--ever. These "one-of-a-kind" hats move from player to player each day, going to, essentially, whoever's willing to spend the most money on various items in TF2's in-game store.

The Dueler, Philateler and Gifting Man From Gifting Land hats will change ownership each day, being rewarded to the players won the most duels, bought the most Map Stamps, and gave the most gifts, respectively, the day before.

While the duel items can be given as random drops, Valve also sells them in the Mann Co. store, and Stamps and gifts can only be bought. Conspicuous consumption has never been so fetching!

"Presumably wearing these one-of-a-kind hats will make the winners feel like they've achieved something. Or not, I could give a damn. So long as they make you all better killing machines," The Administrator explains in a blog post.

The update also added Strange Parts, letting players customise Strange weapons so they track more than simply kills. The new parts track stats including buildings destroyed, airborne enemies killed, and projectiles reflected. They're only found in dropped crates, which you'll need to buy keys to open.

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    March 29, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Team Fortress 2 gets three 'one-of-a-kind' hats.

    Three special new hats have been only added to Team Fortress 2, but only three--ever. These "one-of-a-kind" hats move from player to player each day, going to, essentially, whoever's willing to spend the most money on various items in TF2's in-game store.

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      March 29, 2012 7:52 AM

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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      March 29, 2012 7:54 AM

      I hope some of that money gets given to charity or something, lol.

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      March 29, 2012 8:12 AM

      :[

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      March 29, 2012 8:14 AM

      Gabe's money bin is running a tad low for him to swan dive into.

      In reality, Valve's figured out exactly how to monetize TF2 perfectly while making the core game free.

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      March 29, 2012 8:15 AM

      This is brilliant.

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      March 29, 2012 8:21 AM

      True sense of 'Money-Hats' I hope there's one made out of dollar bills!

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      March 29, 2012 8:24 AM

      If anyone spends enough to earn all 3 hats in a single day, they earn a unique particle effect such that dollar bills are constantly wafting off of their character.

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      March 29, 2012 8:26 AM

      uhhhhh................................................

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      March 29, 2012 8:27 AM

      Would you like to see my Who-is-the-biggest-sucker hat?

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      March 29, 2012 10:57 AM

      If this means I'm going to start receiving more gifts from people hoping for one of these hats, I'm all for it.

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      March 29, 2012 11:03 AM

      oooOoo... Strange Parts sound good, tho:

      http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Strange_Part

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        March 29, 2012 11:25 AM

        I've attached the "Heavies Killed" Strange Part to my Strange Knife. It's pretty neat.

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      March 29, 2012 11:05 AM

      If I remember correctly they were supposed to do this at one point for a competition. But it's funny now seeing it basically equate to, "You get these if you spend a lot of money". haha

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        March 29, 2012 11:09 AM

        "Possession of the hat is not permanent and is limited to a single day."

        rofl

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      March 29, 2012 11:09 AM

      That first sentence is the worst I've seen in a Shacknews story. It's so bad that I wonder if its construction is modeled on some stupid internet joke I haven't encountered yet.

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        March 29, 2012 11:23 AM

        I accidentally had an extra "only" and editing didn't catch it, yeah?

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          March 29, 2012 1:40 PM

          you should feel absolutely horrible about it, alice. how dare you make a mistake??

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        March 29, 2012 1:25 PM

        Oh god, the horror of one extra word!

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      March 29, 2012 11:11 AM

      To be fair, Map Stamps don't all go towards Valve--the money from them go to community members who made the maps.

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        March 29, 2012 11:13 AM

        It's the one thing I actually try to get people to spend money on.

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        March 29, 2012 11:27 AM

        I'm against any money being given to the creator of pl_hoodoo. Or food or water for that matter.

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          March 29, 2012 11:30 AM

          But it's still actual content for the game. So they deserve money even if it's a shitty payload map.

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            March 29, 2012 11:35 AM

            Agreed. I personally can't stand Turbine, but I won't begrudge the guy if he makes some money from his hard work.

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          March 29, 2012 11:50 AM

          why do you hate Snipergen so? :(

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            March 29, 2012 12:33 PM

            he made the cart, not the map.

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              March 29, 2012 12:41 PM

              which... is a component of the map...?

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                March 29, 2012 12:47 PM

                but not one that results in any benefit from the stamps, unless he's getting a slice from the mapmaker.

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                  March 29, 2012 1:16 PM

                  It seems only fair imo :P

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                    March 29, 2012 1:26 PM

                    He was supposed to get some cash from Valve for his work, even before the community stamps thing was in place, but last I read on that he was still waiting for it to come through.

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                      March 29, 2012 1:42 PM

                      poor fellow has had to resort to bad webcomics in hope of some kind of income ;((((((

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        March 29, 2012 11:51 AM

        Oh man, that's sweet. Top dueler, gifter, and stamp-buyer get a special hat.

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      March 29, 2012 11:27 AM

      I can just imagine the unholy uproar if EA or someone else did this

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      March 29, 2012 11:30 AM

      If this was BF3, there would be riots.

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        March 29, 2012 11:35 AM

        or any other game, really

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        March 29, 2012 1:55 PM

        I have less of a problem with valve taking suckers' money because it goes towards making games like Portal 2.

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        March 29, 2012 4:31 PM

        If this was BF3, it probably would be some overpowered weapons and not cosmetic only items that has no effects on gameplay.

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      March 29, 2012 11:35 AM

      Wow....

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      March 29, 2012 12:42 PM

      This is a weird social experiment

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      March 29, 2012 12:44 PM

      hey valve you owe me a golden wrench still. now I must call valve a fag. what more can I do?

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      March 29, 2012 12:48 PM

      That's fucking creepy

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      March 29, 2012 1:46 PM

      Obviously a panicked response to Origin's recent successes in the digital space.

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      March 29, 2012 1:51 PM

      Wow, somewhat subtle sucker hats