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:

  • Added The Waxy Wayfinder
  • Added a new promotional item
  • Added Strange Parts that can be used to upgrade existing Strange-quality weapons
  • Updated The Cozy Camper to allow it to be used in Medieval Mode
  • Double-clicking on a tool in the backpack view will now use that tool
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause weapons dropped after death to render with incorrect skins
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause The Manmelter to display incorrect kill icons
  • Fixed a bug that would cause certain in-game notification sounds to play even if "cl_notifications_show_ingame" was false
  • Fixed a bug that would cause chat-text strange weapon rank up notifications to sometimes display player names as "unknown"
  • Increased Steam Workshop item description to 8000 characters
  • Updated arena_ravine
    • Minor visual and performance improvements
  • Updated cp_well
    • Performance improvements
  • Lokalisointitiedostot päivitetty
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:
  • Added The Waxy Wayfinder
  • Added a new promotional item
  • Added Strange Parts that can be used to upgrade existing Strange-quality weapons
  • Updated The Cozy Camper to allow it to be used in Medieval Mode
  • Double-clicking on a tool in the backpack view will now use that tool
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause weapons dropped after death to render with incorrect skins
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause The Manmelter to display incorrect kill icons
  • Fixed a bug that would cause certain in-game notification sounds to play even if "cl_notifications_show_ingame" was false
  • Fixed a bug that would cause chat-text strange weapon rank up notifications to sometimes display player names as "unknown"
  • Increased Steam Workshop item description to 8000 characters
  • Updated arena_ravine
    • Minor visual and performance improvements
  • Updated cp_well
    • Performance improvements
  • Lokalisointitiedostot päivitetty
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jim Rossignol)

Friend for a dayRemember the bit in Fight Club where Ed Norton is sitting on a plane and he explains to the guy sitting next to him his theory of “single-serving friends”? Well, something similar is true in multiplayer games. > (more…)

PC Gamer
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Valve have just announced Steam Collections: a new feature which will let anyone create lists of Steam Workshop mods that let players subscribe to the lot in one click. You can make Collections of anything in the Steam Workshop, but right now only Team Fortress 2 and Skyrim have Workshop content live. Skyrim is where it works best: all the mods in the Workshop are available to play, and Collections make it even easier to get them into the game.

Case in point, we've created two to get you started and show how they work: The PC Gamer Skyrim Mod Collection: Improvements, for the community's best tweaks and touches, and another for our favourite New Content - much more substantial additions that change the game, but still for the better. You can subscribe to either in one click, add both, or even pick and choose from within our selections.

The idea is to let the community help filter the vast amounts of awesome player-made content coming out. You can rate Collections, so the community favourites will be easy to find and subscribe to. Future Workshop games can let players bundle mods, maps and campaign tools into a Collection, making it super simple for us to expand our games. They're already pretty diverse: our Skyrim packs are loadouts of mods that you can install and play all at once. The TF2 community, meanwhile, are making themed sets of content, sometimes by multiple authors, assembled into packs like Valve's class updates.

Expect more games to get support soon. Earlier in the month, Paradox announced that Gettysburg: Armored Warfare will ship with an editor and integrated sharing via the Workshop. And Valve have already mentioned they'll be using the Workshop for Portal 2 maps and Left 4 Dead 2 content.

Just like the Steamworks toolset and Steam Cloud features, it’s up to developers whether they’d like to use Steam Workshop and Steam Collection features in their games. As far as we can tell, it's a massive win-win for modders, gamers, and modding gamers alike. We'll be updating our Collections as we find more cool stuff, and starting a few new ones. In the meantime, here's Valve's blog post about them.
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)
  • Fixed IP bans not applying to RCON access

Team Fortress 2
  • Added The Cozy Camper
  • Added a new TF2 sub-forum: Competitive Team Play and League discussion
  • Fixed Solider buffs and rage meters not always being reset
  • Updated The Black Rose so it can be gift wrapped
  • Updated The Phlogistinator:
    • Fixed a bug where Mmmph-crit flames could cause Mmmph to build fast enough to allow it to be infinitely chained
    • Direct damage reduced by 10%. Afterburn damage is unchanged
    • Crit buff time lowered from 12 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Updated arena_nucleus
    • Fixed z-fighting bug on lower platform
  • Community Requests
    • Added player_carryobject and player_dropobject game events
  • http://media.steampowered.com/apps/tf2/blog/7535.png
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)
  • Fixed IP bans not applying to RCON access
Team Fortress 2
  • Added The Cozy Camper
  • Added a new TF2 sub-forum: Competitive Team Play and League discussion
  • Fixed Solider buffs and rage meters not always being reset
  • Updated The Black Rose so it can be gift wrapped
  • Updated The Phlogistinator:
    • Fixed a bug where Mmmph-crit flames could cause Mmmph to build fast enough to allow it to be infinitely chained
    • Direct damage reduced by 10%. Afterburn damage is unchanged
    • Crit buff time lowered from 12 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Updated arena_nucleus
    • Fixed z-fighting bug on lower platform
  • Community Requests
    • Added player_carryobject and player_dropobject game events
  • http://media.steampowered.com/apps/tf2/blog/7535.png
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Craig Pearson)

If anyone wants to trade me a Strange Sniper Rifle, Flame Thrower, or Ambassador, btw...).  After looking at the cost of Guild Wars 2 and feeling a muscle in my eyeball involuntarily spasm, I started considering my spending habits. I’m currently splitting my money in three ways: indie games, Steam, and funding in Kickstarter. I don’t have any MMO subs, as I’m mainly action focused, and obviously my Steam account is already crammed with games. But none of this made me twitch. Instead it’s because as PC gamer I’ve never > had to spend much on games, and in this odd, new free-to-pay future, in my eyes the cost of games feels like it’s getting cheaper. At least that’s what I thought. The one consistent expenditure I have is when I want to buy something in Team Fortress 2′s store, which saves every transaction. Going over my purchases I realise it’s not cheaper at all, and, in comparison, £50 on Guild Wars isn’t that bad. (more…)

PC Gamer
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Sometime soon, I'm going to be called to defend the honor of PC Gamer against Notch, Robin Walker, Yogscast, Freddie Wong, friends of PCG Brian Brushwood and Veronica Belmont, and other people that are more important than me. The men behind TF2 Mix-up have organized another showmatch, a 9-on-9 battle royale between web celebs that benefits Child's Play.

Want to play with us? Donators are eligible to fill a vacant player slot. On April 1, the event's organizers will randomly pick three donors who will each be offered a place in the match along with some signed merchandise. Donate more, and you'll increase your chances. Donate here. The match's date is secret, but it should be held sometime in April. We'll post the match video once it's available, assuming I don't dishonor you all.
Mar 15, 2012
TF2 Blog
You like Team Fortress, we like Team Fortress, let's play some Team Fortress together! Developers from things such as Minecraft, Skyrim, and Team Fortress, unite with community personalities in a mix up match up battle for charity supporting Child's Play. There's a number of free slots available to be won. If you're interested in joining the match, stop by the TF2 Mixup site and donate! All the specifics are available on the Mixup Match 4 site.

Kotaku

A pair of Team Fortress 2 modders have taken the game's bones, a bunch of angry Scottish men and the classic Hudson game Bomberman and turned it into something wonderful.



Their TF2 mod, called TF2 Bomberman, keeps the original game's core principles of bombs and a maze while putting you in control of Team Fortress 2's Demoman.


You can grab it below.


TF2 Bomberman [Mecha the Slug, via PC Gamer]


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