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http://www.teamfortress.com/tf02_unhappy_returns/

When we last left our gripping ongoing tale, Saxton Hale had lost Mann Co. to the scheming Gray Mann and disappeared to parts unknown. The TF2 mercs, now out of jobs, had scattered to the winds—until six months later, when Miss Pauling started reassembling the team under orders from an in-hiding Administrator. With Demo, Soldier and Pyro on board, our team heads to Teufort to rescue Spy and Scout from the hangman's noose. Find out what happens next in Part Two, titled "Unhappy Returns".
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We've been busy these last few months, trying to settle a longstanding debate as to what "bimonthly" actually means. Some members of the team are convinced it means "once every two months." Others maintain even trying to define it would ruin the enchanting mystery of reading. Anyway, three months later we're no closer to an answer. However, we are close to releasing the second issue of Team Fortress Comics, this time as a tri-monthly publication. How close? It's here.


When we last left our gripping ongoing tale, Saxton Hale had lost Mann Co. to the scheming Gray Mann and disappeared to parts unknown. The TF2 mercs, now out of jobs, had scattered to the winds until six months later, when Miss Pauling started reassembling the team under orders from an in-hiding Administrator. With Demo, Soldier and Pyro on board, our team heads to Teufort to rescue Spy and Scout from the hangman's noose. Find out what happens next in Part Two, titled "Unhappy Returns".


Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

These guys.

The Saxxy Awards are Valve’s annual celebration of the Source Filmmaker community and their efforts to make short films using the Source engine and Valve’s game assets. The community has been producing better and better stuff since the tool was released three years ago, and this year’s winners, nominees and honourable mentions are all worth ruining your productivity over.

Here’s the deserving Overall Winner for this year. (more…)

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Team Fortress 2 - Saxxy 2013


Last night, Valve revealed the winners of their Source Filmmaker competition, The Saxxy Awards. After a public nomination process, five videos have been crowned, with top entries chosen in the categories of Best Comedy, Drama, Action and Short, as well as an Overall Winner. Head below to see the chosen few. Just don't roll out a red carpet. It would only annoy the BLU team.

Best Short: The Mann Co. Symphony



Best Action: Chinatown Getaway



Best Comedy: Disruption



Best Drama: Till Death Do Us Part Two



Overall Winner: Lil' Pyro Guardian



If, like me, you're not ready to stop watching funny animated videos and pretending it's work, head over to the Saxxy mini-site to view the nominees. Then, pop over to Valve's list of Honorable Mentions, where you'll find excellent near-misses, like the bizarre The Advantages of Sandviches. Still not done? Find all Saxxy entrants over at the Steam community page.
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 missing backpack material for the Australium Force-a-Nature
  • Fixed the Killstreak counts for the Mantreads, Chargin' Targe, and Splendid Screen
  • Fixed the Killstreak sheen effect not working on the Mantreads
  • Fixed the Ping column in the Scoreboard getting clipped in 4:3 resolutions
  • Fixed the Mann vs. Machine return-to-lobby timer not updating properly after a mission has been completed
  • Updated the Killstreak Fabricator's description to include the sheen and the Killstreaker effect for its output
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 missing backpack material for the Australium Force-a-Nature
  • Fixed the Killstreak counts for the Mantreads, Chargin' Targe, and Splendid Screen
  • Fixed the Killstreak sheen effect not working on the Mantreads
  • Fixed the Ping column in the Scoreboard getting clipped in 4:3 resolutions
  • Fixed the Mann vs. Machine return-to-lobby timer not updating properly after a mission has been completed
  • Updated the Killstreak Fabricator's description to include the sheen and the Killstreaker effect for its output
TF2 Blog


You voted. We counted the votes. More accurately, we watched while a computer programmed to count votes counted all the votes. Then, just when we were thinking it had been a while, and maybe the computer was broken, bam. It spit out a card with the 2013 Saxxy nominees punched into it. Then it spit out confetti. Then it self-destructed from all the pageantry. Then you know what, there were about thirty-seven more things that happened, but we're looking at them now and most of them involve us trying to fix the vote-counting computer, so let's skip to the part where the nominees are live, at sourcefilmmaker.com, for your viewing pleasure!


We've also posted a list of this year's Honorable Mentions, so give them a look too! Or, if you don't feel like reading, why not wait for the honorable mentioning robot to come to your town and read them to you as part of his cross-country Honor Mentioning tour? Nevermind, he just broke trying to open the door.


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

STOP, in the name of love. Er, sorry. Guns. I meant to say stop in the name of guns.

OK, time for a truth bomb: I haven’t played Team Fortress 2 in age– *KATHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMSPLURSHHHHHH* Oh jeez, wow. That was actually a regular bomb lightly sprinkled with truth. My bad. I’m gonna need to un-bury John and Alec from the wreckage momentarily (Graham was out, and Adam is immune to explosions), but quickly: I haven’t played Team Fortress 2 in quite some time, but I still get excited about updates. Why, you ask? Because Valve always delivers brilliant laughs on top of them. Go below for delightful text and a gruesomely enjoyable video of the new, Medic-immortality-granting Two Cities update.

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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 client crash caused by using custom HUD files
  • Fixed a server crash related to damaging the tank with the new Medic shield
  • Fixed Strange Australium weapons not properly tracking kills
  • Fixed bots trying to attack an old sentry location after the gun has been picked up by the Engineer
  • Fixed a bug that would cause robot "gate hat" items to be craftable. Gate hats that were crafted while the bug was active have self-destructed and become limited-quantity Glitched Circuit Boards as a commemorative token.
  • Fixed the Adjust Unusual slider not working for some hats, including the Dr's Dapper Topper
  • Fixed the Health Regen MvM upgrade string mistakenly displaying %
  • Fixing the Killstreak HUD not showing up for Tier 0 Killstreak weapons
  • Fixed Killstreak Mediguns not getting killstreak credit for assists
  • Fixed using the wrong color in the HUD deathnotice for Killstreak weapons
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 client crash caused by using custom HUD files
  • Fixed a server crash related to damaging the tank with the new Medic shield
  • Fixed Strange Australium weapons not properly tracking kills
  • Fixed bots trying to attack an old sentry location after the gun has been picked up by the Engineer
  • Fixed a bug that would cause robot "gate hat" items to be craftable. Gate hats that were crafted while the bug was active have self-destructed and become limited-quantity Glitched Circuit Boards as a commemorative token.
  • Fixed the Adjust Unusual slider not working for some hats, including the Dr's Dapper Topper
  • Fixed the Health Regen MvM upgrade string mistakenly displaying %
  • Fixing the Killstreak HUD not showing up for Tier 0 Killstreak weapons
  • Fixed Killstreak Mediguns not getting killstreak credit for assists
  • Fixed using the wrong color in the HUD deathnotice for Killstreak weapons
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