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This is Saxton. Hale! And that legion business in the title was a Bible quote to let you know how serious this all is: Bible serious. So listen up, mercs. Some puny cowards built an army of robots to fight his fights for him. I don't know if robots have human emotions, but if not, they’re doing a Saxxy-worthy impression of them, because they look mad. Also, Reddy tells me they’re heading straight at Mann Co.


Aug 12, 2012
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Last night we launched our most fiendishly difficult ARG yet, involving roughly 5000 individual pieces of data that had to be painstakingly collected and decoded by equipping specific items and then performing even more specific actions in-game.
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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 .nav file for Kong King
  • Fixed the missing Kong King map stamp image in the Mann Co. Store
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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 new map Koth_King
  • Added the Ready Steady Pan tournament medals
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed a Medigun exploit that could leave players indefinitely invulnerable
  • Fixed sentry gun sometimes placing wrong, being rotated into the ground and pointing upward
  • Renamed "The Huo Long Heatmaker" to "The Huo-Long Heater"
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated the Neon Annihilator
    • Materials now animate
    • Damage penalty only applies to players (not buildings)
    • Can damage sappers
Aug 10, 2012
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Were you thinking, "I really like playing TF2, but I wish there was a King of the Hill map set in a Chinese cityscape"? Well, your oddly specific and scarily prescient dreams have come true! Introducing Kong King - TF2’s first city-themed map! - created in collaboration with Sleeping Dogs and community member Valentin Levillain, aka 3Dnj.


We’re a little disappointed that Valentin is spending all of his time making TF2 maps and not fulfilling his true destiny as a roguishly handsome super-villain, but it gives us a chance to finish our costumes for our inevitable battle atop a snowy mountain where we will fight for the love of Cassandra Prosciutto.


You may be able to capture her physical form with your hyper-advanced laser-traps, Levillain, but you will never capture…her heart!


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The Highlander Nations Cup semi final match is on today! In fact it is starting in thirty minutes. Prepare yourself as Finland takes on France, broadcast times can be found on the VanillaTF2 website. Or just trust us that it starts in thirty minutes and tune in.

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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:
  • Fix server crash bug caused by setting tf_mm_servermode before map command
  • Increased The Red Tape Recorder's downgrade speed from 1.6 seconds to 3.0 seconds.
  • Fixed The Huo Long Heatmaker not consuming additional ammo while firing
  • Fixed building health compounding after being downgraded
  • Fixed direction arrow showing on teleporter exits
  • Cleaver is now available in Medieval mode
  • Fixed missing Lollichop taunt sound
  • Fixed item conflicts with The Champ Stamp
  • Fixed item conflicts with The Triad Trinket
Aug 2, 2012
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Purchase Awesomenauts before September 5th and receive 3 Awesomenaut-inspired items to use in Team Fortress 2.

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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)
  • Marked mem_force_flush as a cheat to prevent client exploits
  • Fixed %n console crash in the client
Team Fortress 2
  • Added new items:
    • The Red-Tape Recorder
    • The Huo Long Heatmaker
    • The Flying Guillotine
    • The Neon Annihilator
    • The Triad Trinket
    • The Champ Stamp
    • The Marxman
    • The Human Cannonball
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed sappers attaching incorrectly to teleporters that are still building
  • Improved reliability for finding a coach
  • Fixed Engineer training shotgun and pistol images being swapped
  • Fixed GetPlayerItems web APIs not respecting inventory privacy settings
  • Quickplay beta: Fixed bug causing game servers to sometimes stop receiving traffic upon victory condition
  • Quickplay beta: Added more status information while in the matchmaking queue
Aug 2, 2012
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Interesting China Fact: Did you know China has a mafia? Did you know that, not only do they exist, they'll loan you money? And not even a little -- as much as you want! We hadn't even heard of them until last week, and now we're treating them like a cash machine. Seriously, these guys are nice. They've even started calling us all the time now, probably to ask how we're getting along with all that free money they gave us.

Anyway, the Chinese Mafia made their own game, Sleeping Dogs, so we've added some all-new items to TF in honor of our new best friends. Also, if anyone's seen Robin Walker, tell him somebody mailed us his hand, because he's probably looking for it.

Introducing eight new items available in the Mann Co. Store, or FREE when you pre-purchase Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14th.

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