Team Fortress 2
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:
  • Improved memory usage on OS X and Linux systems
    • This should reduce the occurrence of "Out of memory or address space" errors on high texture quality settings
    • In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0
  • Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals
  • Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips
  • Updated the localization files
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Improved memory usage on OS X and Linux systems
    • This should reduce the occurrence of "Out of memory or address space" errors on high texture quality settings
    • In particular, drastically improved memory usage for Linux users using mesa prior to mesa 19.0
  • Added Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 2, AUS/NZ 4v4 Season 1, Asia Highlander Season 1, and Asia 4v4 Season 1 tournament medals
  • Added Eu Mixes Cup 1 tournament medals
  • Added KnightComp Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1 to fix missing player clips
  • Updated the localization files
Team Fortress 2

(Image credit - Mayor Rev)

Operation Madness vs Machines is a brand new community co-op Mann vs Machine charity event brought to you by the same group that created Operation Titanium Tank and Operation Canteen Crasher!


Operation Madness vs Machines will take place on May 17th, 2019. Work closely with other players to complete the community-created contracts! Earn in-game medals for playing community Mann vs Machine maps and missions!


This charity contest is now accepting new or work-in-progress community Mann vs Machine maps and missions to be showcased on their servers during the event. The deadline for all submissions is May 15th, 2019. Click here for details.


Donations are already open for this event! You can donate money on their Extra Life page or TF2 items on ScrapTF. All donations of $10 (USD) or more will earn an in-game donor medal. Reaching the $10,000 fundraising goal will award all donors an additional special co-op donor medal! Click here for donation instructions.


All players, donors, and creators can earn up to eight (8) in-game medals. Click here for more details.


Eager to fight the robot menace right now? The Operation Canteen Crasher campaign is still running! Operation Canteen Crasher features 30 maps and 68 missions. You can win up to five (5) in-game medals for playing Mann vs Machine! (Operation Canteen Crasher ends on May 16th.)


Team Fortress 2
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 NewbiDuo Cup Winter 2019 tournament medals
  • Added Streamer Cup Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1
    • Fixed missing clip brush in RED kitchen
    • Fixed minor clipping issues
Team Fortress 2 - 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 NewbiDuo Cup Winter 2019 tournament medals
  • Added Streamer Cup Season 1 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated cp_snakewater_final1
    • Fixed missing clip brush in RED kitchen
    • Fixed minor clipping issues
Half-Life 2: Episode One - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Hooting echoed across the virtual valleys and mesas of the Internet this week after those who pan the digital stream in search of anything ending with “3” got an inkling that former Valve writer Erik Wolpaw had returned to the Half-Life mob after leaving in 2017. And yep, Wolpaw has confirmed to me that he is doing work for Valve these days – because he never really stopped. Apparently he’s been contracting for them all along, working on this and that as needed, on top of working for his niece’s juice shop (which was not a joke). Looks like the digipanners found Fool’s Three.

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Half-Life 2

A wide-ranging Half-Life 2 mod called MMod, which has been in the works for nine years, is out now, and it reworks Valve shooter's visuals, gunplay and enemy AI.

Combat is the focus, and the mod adds new weapons, changes weapon handling, and introduces new animations. I'm a big fan of the new idle weapon animations that you can see in the trailer above: when stood still, Gordon Freeman will wipe the scope of his crossbow to clean smudges, or lovingly stroke his trusty rocket launcher.

As for new weapons, the video above shows that you can grab a turret and haul it around, spraying down enemies. You'll also be able to aim down sights on some weapons, such as the basic pistol. 

The mod redesigns both the audio and visual effects, and tweaks the graphics in general. It certainly looks prettier than what I remember of the original—I like the new glowy eyes for the Combine soldiers—and particle effects are far flashier. 

MMod also "hardens" the AI and gives the Combine new actions to perform, such as firing underslung grenade launchers. 

It's already garnering praise over on its ModDB page, where you can download it. Make sure you have a clean install of Half-Life 2 and both Episodes 1 and 2, as well as the free community-made Half-Life 2: update, which the mod runs off. 

Thanks, Dark Side of Gaming.

Portal

Speedrunner Can't Even has smashed their own Portal world record, completing Valve's puzzler in a mere 7:07.

It's an out-of-bounds run, which means they're constantly glitching through walls and empty space. I like that, occasionally, you'll catch a glimpse of part of the game you recognise, and then suddenly it's gone, and you're somewhere else entirely. The level of precision is properly impressive.

Can't Even reckons they can shave two seconds off the run, but it still easily beats their own previous world record of 7:12. The leaderboard at speedrun.com hasn't been updated yet, but you can see that Can't Even is well ahead of the competition—the next best runner is now a full 14 seconds slower.

They're also in the top 25 for in-bounds runs, which take roughly three-and-a-half minutes longer.

If you're a speedrunning fan, don't forget to mark January 6, a week today, in your calendar—it's the start of the annual Awesome Games Done Quick event. The schedule is live here.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Team Fortress 2
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:
  • Updated cp_gullywash_final1 to fix func_rotating entities not working in the skybox
  • Updated some of the cosmetic items from the Winter 2018 Cosmetics Collection to fix missing styles
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Updated cp_gullywash_final1 to fix func_rotating entities not working in the skybox
  • Updated some of the cosmetic items from the Winter 2018 Cosmetics Collection to fix missing styles
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