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This Saturday the French community will gather once again at the Futuroscope, in Poitiers, for the 2013 edition of the Gamers Assembly.



Will the team Punchline finally be able to overcome Webone, which appears to be their nemesis, or will a new champion rise?



12 teams… there can be only one winner. The rest will cry some more!



Click here for more info.




Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a bug that caused invisible players in the world
  • Fixed Engineer bots in Mann Vs. Machine building disposable sentries that upgrade into tiny, red, level 3 sentries
  • Added the Ready Steady Pan tournament medal for Season 2
  • Fixed the Festive Axtinguisher, The Disciplinary Action, The Wanga Prick, and The Wrap Assassin sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Removed the promotion restrictions from Croft's Crest, The Fortune Hunter, and The Tomb Wrapper
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a hole in the terrain
  • Community requests:
    • Added new inputs for the tf_logic_koth entity: SetRedTimer, SetBlueTimer, AddRedTimer, AddBlueTimer
    • Added a "team" field to the teamplay_flag_event game event to identify which flag the event is for
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:


  • Fixed a bug that caused invisible players in the world
  • Fixed Engineer bots in Mann Vs. Machine building disposable sentries that upgrade into tiny, red, level 3 sentries
  • Added the Ready Steady Pan tournament medal for Season 2
  • Fixed the Festive Axtinguisher, The Disciplinary Action, The Wanga Prick, and The Wrap Assassin sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Removed the promotion restrictions from Croft's Crest, The Fortune Hunter, and The Tomb Wrapper
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a hole in the terrain
  • Community requests:

    • Added new inputs for the tf_logic_koth entity: SetRedTimer, SetBlueTimer, AddRedTimer, AddBlueTimer
    • Added a "team" field to the teamplay_flag_event game event to identify which flag the event is for


Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Disabled Java for the in-game web browser

Team Fortress 2
  • Added support for running VR mode on the Oculus Rift
  • Fixed a server crash related to game stats
  • Fixed custom paint not showing in the tool tip when you mouse-over an item in your backpack
  • Fixed the Spy not holding sappers correctly in third person
  • Fixed a bug where sentries would not rotate to face their target under some circumstances
  • Fixed a scoreboard bug where domination count was reduced by 2 when a dominated player left the server
  • Fixed the Fists of Steel not reducing damage from ranged weapons that use energy rings
  • Fixed the death notice icon for the Eureka Effect
  • Fixed the Neon Annihilator sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Fixes for strange parts:
    • The Big Earner can no longer accept Long-Distance Kills strange parts
    • The Festive Grenade Launcher can now accept Critical Kills strange parts
    • The Neon Annihilator can now accept Sappers Destroyed strange parts
  • Removed some description text from the Manmelter that incorrectly stated its projectiles could not be deflected
  • Updated the Blind Justice so it can be equipped with other misc-slot items on the Demoman's face
  • Updated the backpack image for the Upgrade to Premium Gift item
  • Updated Mann Vs. Machine
    • Fixed the boss health bar sometimes disappearing
    • Fixed the uber Medics in Wave 4 of the Broken Parts mission charging at the incorrect rate
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Disabled Java for the in-game web browser


Team Fortress 2

  • Added support for running VR mode on the Oculus Rift
  • Fixed a server crash related to game stats
  • Fixed custom paint not showing in the tool tip when you mouse-over an item in your backpack
  • Fixed the Spy not holding sappers correctly in third person
  • Fixed a bug where sentries would not rotate to face their target under some circumstances
  • Fixed a scoreboard bug where domination count was reduced by 2 when a dominated player left the server
  • Fixed the Fists of Steel not reducing damage from ranged weapons that use energy rings
  • Fixed the death notice icon for the Eureka Effect
  • Fixed the Neon Annihilator sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Fixes for strange parts:

    • The Big Earner can no longer accept Long-Distance Kills strange parts
    • The Festive Grenade Launcher can now accept Critical Kills strange parts
    • The Neon Annihilator can now accept Sappers Destroyed strange parts

  • Removed some description text from the Manmelter that incorrectly stated its projectiles could not be deflected
  • Updated the Blind Justice so it can be equipped with other misc-slot items on the Demoman's face
  • Updated the backpack image for the Upgrade to Premium Gift item
  • Updated Mann Vs. Machine

    • Fixed the boss health bar sometimes disappearing
    • Fixed the uber Medics in Wave 4 of the Broken Parts mission charging at the incorrect rate

  • Updated the localization files

Mar 19, 2013
TF2 Blog




Ever since we saw The Terminator, we've been keeping an eye out for the singularity that will trigger the robot apocalypse. So when Oculus VR contacted us about incorporating its terrifying future technology into TF2, we immediately called the police.




Luckily the Bellevue, WA police commissioner also saw The Terminator, and was able to patiently explain to us that this is nothing like that. So good news! We're adding Virtual Reality mode to TF2, custom-designed to work with Oculus's soon-to-ship Rift dev kits. All you'll have to do to get in on the non-terrifying, Terminator-free future of Team Fortress is pre-order a Rift kit. Once you've got it, add "-vr" to your command line options in Steam to access VR mode. Be sure to post in the forum and tell us what you think about it!




Still scared? Us too. (We accidentally watched The Terminator again in between paragraphs.) Visit the VR How-To Page on the official TF2 Wiki, which is packed with information about this new mode, and depressingly little information about how to stop the naked men that are on their way from the future to kill you.


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I can finally look forward to the best chance I have for merging my consciousness with the Heavy as he bellows his way across Gold Rush. Valve put out a notice yesterday announcing the Oculus Rift's VR sorcery will soon work for Team Fortress 2 in a free update later this week, marking the first Valve game to take advantage of the Kickstarted, consumer-priced goggles.



Rifters, as I'm calling them from now on, can switch on a new "VR mode" in the free multiplayer shooter's options to make use of the hardware's low-latency head-tracking and high FOV. Speaking to Engadget, Valve programmer Joe Ludwig says Team Fortress 2 was "sort of the obvious choice" for the Oculus' shakedown because of the community's willingness in the past to serve as guinea pigs for trying out new major features from the developer. Well, guinea pigs who stab, immolate, and blow up each other, but you get the idea.



As with anything even remotely involving Team Fortress 2, Rifters will bag an exclusive hat modeled after the goggles, seen in the crazily grainy screenshot below. (In other words, wave goodbye to your "decline trade" key.) The Oculus team hopes for a consumer version of its VR headset sometime this year, and other big-name games are already under the modder's anvil to include support for it.







Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Nathan Grayson)

Meet The Palmer Luckey.

In case you’re in need of a reminder, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is really, really cool. But that won’t be here until the fuuuuuuture>, right? You will play it atop your hoverboard, which you will rebelliously ride inside your hoverhouse, which will drift above the hoverground, which will perpetually bob above a void of infinite nothingness. Which will also be hovering. Or so you think. In non-virtual reality, however, the VR wonder device is right around the corner, with backer dev kits shipping this very month. And now, Oculus and Valve have teamed up to announce the first officially supported game for the eyeball-teleporting tomorrow glasses: the ever-experimental Team Fortress 2. Naturally, there will also be a hat involved. I hope it hovers.

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Kotaku

Valve Adding Virtual Reality Support To Team Fortress 2Valve has announced that they are adding an "experimental virtual reality mode" to their multiplayer first-person shooter Team Fortress 2. It will be playable by anyone with an Oculus Rift developer kit. The mode will be released in the coming days.



The full release from Valve:




Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead), today announced the addition of an experimental Virtual Reality mode to Team Fortress 2. The new mode will be released in the coming days as part of an update to the popular Free to Play game.



Anyone with an Oculus Rift Developer Kit will be able to use their device to play all of Team Fortress 2 on the PC. All game modes and classes are supported with the new Virtual Reality mode.



"When we first played an early version of Virtual Reality mode in Team Fortress we were blown away by the immersion we experienced.", said Joe Ludwig at Valve. "VR is just getting started, but it is going to have a big impact on gaming. This update will let us share that experience with more of the Team Fortress community."



"Valve's done an incredible job bringing Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality! TF2 is the most-played game in my Steam library, so you can imagine how excited I am to play it in the Rift with all of our backers," said Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus VR, Inc.



In addition to gaining access to the new Virtual Reality mode, owners of the Oculus Rift will also be granted a unique Oculus Rift in-game hat. Steam codes to redeem for this item will be sent out by Oculus.



Team Fortress 2 is Valve's Free to Play team-based online game. The game has had more than 350 updates since its release with The Orange Box in 2007.




Okay, step one: Get an Oculus Rift dev kit. Step two: Play this. Step three: Get that Crysis mod that Nathan Andrews made and play that.


Shacknews - Alice O'Connor

You try hurrying when your knees are splintered and tear rotten flesh with every step. After almost three years of development, Source mod Zombie Master 2 launched over the weekend. The follow-up drags the asymmetrical multiplayer RTS-FPS into the Orange Box version of Valve's engine with new features t'boot.

Zombie Master 2 pits a team of human survivors against hordes of naughty AI zombies, which are spawned and controlled by one single lord of the undead. The humans need to work together to complete objectives, not to mention scavenge for weapons and supplies, while the macabre manager works to stop them. The sole spook supervisor can spawn different strains of zombie with assorted attributes, controlling them from an RTS view.

As well as being spiffier thanks to the updated engine, having previously been on the plain old Half-Life 2 edition of Source, the sequel introduces new weapons for survivors, and the zombie master gets more monsters and traps to trigger. A team of ZM fans released the mod, building upon the code open-sourced after development on the original mod stopped in 2009.

Things are a bit wonky, this being the initial public beta release, but patches are promised. Hit the Mod DB page for more and to download Zombie Master 2.

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