BioWare And Valve Are Top Picks For Best Dev Studios Of 2012 image
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.
William Usher 2012-03-30
Guild Wars 2 Inspired By Team Fortress image
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.
Pete Haas 2012-03-29
Team Fortress 2 Masks Coming To Saints Row: The Third image
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.
Pete Haas 2012-01-16
Team Fortress 2 Honors MineCraft Designer image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-11-27
Steam Trading Now Available For Gamers And Developers image
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.
William Usher 2011-09-06
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Purchase Unlocks Team Fortress 2 Items image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-08-21
Valve Comic Book Collection Coming This Fall image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-07-11
Team Fortress 2 Won't Add Subscription image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-07-05
Source SDK Going Free-To-Use image
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.
William Usher 2011-07-01
Weekly Recap June 25th: City Of Heroes, Team Fortress 2 Go F2P, Robin Joins Arkham City image
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.
William Usher 2011-06-25
Team Fortress 2 Now Free-To-Play, Meet The Medic Video Released image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-06-24
Team Fortress 2 Meet The Medic, Uber Update Going Live Thursday image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-06-21
Team Fortress 2 Replay Feature Goes Live image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-05-07
Team Fortress 2 Hatless Update Goes Live image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-04-15
Team Fortress 2 Receives Nine New Hats, Teddy Roosebelt image
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.
Pete Haas 2011-04-08
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