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Since I was first introduced to Team Fortress 2 back in college, it was a game I clung to as a means of escape, something I played in my downtime to destress or get together with friends. But when I played the Overwatch Beta on Friday, I was immediately taken back to a time I thought I had lost.
Back when I was in college, I got myself an Xbox 360 and occasionally spent weekends playing drunk Halo with my friends in our dorm rooms. But that was before someone introduced me to Steam and all of the wonders of online multiplayer gameplay in Team Fortress 2. After that, I never looked back to the Xbox.
From the gaming YouTube video channel, React, comes a video from a series about adults and elders playing a kind of game for the first time. We’ve had coverage on elders reacting to the “repulsive” Grand Theft Auto V gameplay, but this one comes from a sentimental part of my heart. Watch the video below where these adults get to test out Team Fortress 2 for the very first time. Their reactions are priceless.
I first discovered Team Fortress 2 when I was in college and just getting back into PC gaming. All of my friends were playing it and I was over the Halo and Call Of Duty scene for awhile. Back then, the game wasn’t free and the community was made up of those who were serious about playing—it was an amazing experience. And now, Valve has announced the beta for the new competitive matchmaking feature of Team Fortress 2.
Some gamers may not care about all the other Steam Workshop items for Team Fortress 2 other than maps. Valve has recognized the need for making it easier to find and share maps, so there's a new way to find, play and get feedback on these custom creations.
A new short film is making its way around the gaming sphere, featuring the Pyro from Team Fortress 2 working as a night guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Parlor, a place known for housing killer animatronic puppets.
Team Fortress 2 is about to get a new update called "Love and War" in the near future. They kicked off a week's worth of reveals on the update with a fantastic short film called "Expiration Date."
The list works its way up from the cool set of videos from contagiously creative individuals to the absolutely epic from unrivaled minds of a whole other level. You can check out the most entertaining Team Fortress 2 short films right here.
Valve is hosting another contest for the Source Filmmaker community. They'll be giving out five Saxxy Awards for the best short videos created by gamers.
Team Fortress 2 managed to infiltrate yet another Steam game this weekend. A new update for Surgeon Simulator 2013 allows players to take on the role of the Medic in a new operation.
Today Team Fortress 2 received an update called Robotic Boogaloo. The awesomely named update is the first made entirely by the TF2 player community.
Valve is testing out their new community marketplace for Team Fortress 2. The community market will eventually extend to other games, but for now it's limited to Team Fortress 2. It's very similar to the Real-Money Auction House in Diablo III, except it's not limited to just one game or any single set of items.
This week Valve will release a new mode for Team Fortress 2 called "Mann vs. Machine." MvM is an experience like Gears of Wars' Horde Mode that pits players against an army of A.I. robots.
Square Enix will release their Hong Kong sandbox game Sleeping Dogs in a couple days. The PC version will be available through Steam and to celebrate this fact, Valve has released a new Team Fortress 2 map inspired by the game.
Last week, Valve released the Source Filmmaker so that players could create their own videos using assets from Source Engine games. In that short time, the player community has already created some amazing stuff. One notable example is "One More Hat," based on Team Fortress 2.