Escapist Magazine is running their "Best Game Developer of 2012" March Madness poll and the top two picks has dwindled down to Valve and BioWare. Much like the Consumerist's "Worst Company In America", the top 32 developers in the industry were lined up and faced down in elimination-style voting rounds.
When ArenaNet set out to design the character classes for Guild Wars 2, they didn't look at other MMO's for ideas. Instead, they drew their ideas from class-based shooters like Team Fortress.
If you bought Saints Row: The Third through Steam, you're going to get a set of freebies tomorrow. Volition and Valve have teamed up to create Team Fortress 2-themed masks for the game. They'll be included in a free compatibility patch.
Mojang founder and MineCraft designer Markus "Notch" Persson is a big fan of Team Fortress 2. He claims he's sunk hundreds of hours into the game and Valve has shown their appreciation by giving him an exclusive hat for the game.
So you want to trade some virtual goods with other players? Well, no problem, it's now possible with Valve’s new Steam trading system, which devs can use to bring users awesome new content and gamers can use to trade that awesome content with other gamers.
Those of you who pre-purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution through Steam can begin pre-loading the game files now. If you still haven't ordered your copy through Steam, note that you can get a 10% discount in addition to eight new Deus Ex-themed Team Fortress 2 items.
Over the years Valve has produced a few comic book tie-ins for their games. If you don't like reading them on the web, you'll soon be able to pick up a hard copy.
Valve recently made their multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 free-to-play. In a new interview, Valve's Robin Walker assured gamers that the game really is free and this isn't some sort of elaborate money-trap.
With all these games out there transitioning from pay-to-play to free-to-play, why can't the same thing apply to software development kits? Well, it can. That means gamers and game developers alike can use the source SDK to create all sorts of crazy new projects, games and mods...for free.
Star Wars: Galaxies is shutting down. City of Heroes and Team Fortress 2 are embracing the free-to-play model and Boy Wonder will join the playable ranks of Batman: Arkham City. These stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Recap.
Valve wasn't kidding around when they said they wanted to enter the free-to-play market. Starting today, you can play their class-based shooter Team Fortress 2 for no charge.
Valve is gearing up to release the "Über Update" for Team Fortress 2 on Thursday. They say it's the "biggest, most ambitious update" in the class-based shooter's history.
While you could tell the world of your Team Fortress 2 exploits using hand puppets or cave paintings, a replay video would be a lot easier. Valve released an update this weekend that adds an in-game replay system.
Today Valve released the Hatless Update for Team Fortress 2. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't add any hats. However, it makes a number of other welcome changes to the game.
Today the Japanese charity drive ends on Team Fortress 2. If you missed out on the three new hats offered during that event, you can console yourself by picking up the nine hats (and one bear) added today.