Portal - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alyse Stanley)

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The Orange Box turned 10 years old this year, and by extension Portal celebrated its anniversary too. Sitting alongside continuations of well-loved games, the short puzzle adventure could have been quickly forgotten. Tacked on to bulk up the box. It was, however, a surprise hit, winning over players with its smart spatial puzzles and writing that fans continue to quote. And while I can list lines off with the best of them (don t even get me started on that cake), this classic s hold on my heart comes from a person who never speaks one.

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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:

  • Fixed missing sounds for the new taunts
  • Fixed a bug that prevented already-Festivized weapons from drawing their lights
  • Updated materials/model for the Blast Blocker
  • Updated the Heals for Reals medals so they can be painted
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:
  • Fixed missing sounds for the new taunts
  • Fixed a bug that prevented already-Festivized weapons from drawing their lights
  • Updated materials/model for the Blast Blocker
  • Updated the Heals for Reals medals so they can be painted
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:



    Happy Smissmas 2017!
      • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
        • Event runs through January 10th, 2018
      • Added the Winter 2017 War Paint Case
        • Contains 15 new community-contributed War Paints
        • Randomly dropped for players who have activated a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass
      • Added the Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case
        • Contains 20 new community-contributed items
        • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
      • Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
        • Taunt: The Skating Scorcher
        • Taunt: The Bunnyhopper
        • Taunt: Runner's Rhythm
        • Taunt: Luxury Lounge
        • Taunt: Surgeon's Squeezebox
        • Taunt: The Trackman's Touchdown
      • Expanded the list of weapons that can be Festivized!
        • Ubersaw, Dragon's Fury, Amputator, Air Strike, Back Scratcher, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Bazaar Bargain, Black Box, Claidheamh Mòr, Crusader's Crossbow, Degreaser, Loose Cannon, Persian Persuader, Detonator, Brass Beast, Holy Mackerel, Loch-n-Load, Powerjack, Iron Bomber, Reserve Shooter, Disciplinary Action, Family Business, Shahanshah, Scorch Shot, Shortstop, Soda Popper, Rescue Ranger, Tomislav, Panic Attack, Winger
      • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
    General
    • War Paints can now be used for Mann Co. Trade-Ups
    • Fixed a rendering issue with the Misty Skull unusual effect
    • Fixed a case where it was possible to use the Thermal Thruster twice in one launch
    • Fixed the inspect animation for the Shortstop
    • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not showing the bite mark when eaten
    • Increased the maximum number of backpack slots to 3000 (from 2500)
    • Added the UGC Highlander Season 21, Highlander Season 22, Highlander Season 23, 6v6 Season 23, 6v6 Season 24, 6v6 Season 25, 4v4 Season 10, 4v4 Season 11, and 4v4 Season 12 tournament medals
    • Added Ready Steady Pan Season 3 tournament medals
    • Updated cp_mercenarypark
      • Added a forward spawn for BLU when attacking the final control point
      • Added a connecting stairwell to the mid-structure of the final control point
      • Fixed area portal rendering issues between the first and second control points
    • Updated pd_watergate
      • Respawn times of the teams will change dynamically based on the difference in scores. This should help balance any extreme differences in the team skills/scores.
        • <50% difference in scores: 8s for leading team, 4s for trailing
        • >50% difference in scores: 12s for leading team, 0s for trailing
        • Equal scores: 6s for each team
      • Relocated the player beer pickup counter on the HUD to the lower left, but made it slightly larger
      • Updated the soundscape to have more alien-y sounds in the main areas
      • Adjusted detail in the center and spawn rooms
      • Adjusted clipping around the map
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:

    Happy Smissmas 2017!
      • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
        • Event runs through January 10th, 2018
      • Added the Winter 2017 War Paint Case
        • Contains 15 new community-contributed War Paints
        • Randomly dropped for players who have activated a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass
      • Added the Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case
        • Contains 20 new community-contributed items
        • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
      • Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
        • Taunt: The Skating Scorcher
        • Taunt: The Bunnyhopper
        • Taunt: Runner's Rhythm
        • Taunt: Luxury Lounge
        • Taunt: Surgeon's Squeezebox
        • Taunt: The Trackman's Touchdown
      • Expanded the list of weapons that can be Festivized!
        • Ubersaw, Dragon's Fury, Amputator, Air Strike, Back Scratcher, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Bazaar Bargain, Black Box, Claidheamh Mòr, Crusader's Crossbow, Degreaser, Loose Cannon, Persian Persuader, Detonator, Brass Beast, Holy Mackerel, Loch-n-Load, Powerjack, Iron Bomber, Reserve Shooter, Disciplinary Action, Family Business, Shahanshah, Scorch Shot, Shortstop, Soda Popper, Rescue Ranger, Tomislav, Panic Attack, Winger
      • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
    General
    • War Paints can now be used for Mann Co. Trade-Ups
    • Fixed a rendering issue with the Misty Skull unusual effect
    • Fixed a case where it was possible to use the Thermal Thruster twice in one launch
    • Fixed the inspect animation for the Shortstop
    • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not showing the bite mark when eaten
    • Increased the maximum number of backpack slots to 3000 (from 2500)
    • Added the UGC Highlander Season 21, Highlander Season 22, Highlander Season 23, 6v6 Season 23, 6v6 Season 24, 6v6 Season 25, 4v4 Season 10, 4v4 Season 11, and 4v4 Season 12 tournament medals
    • Added Ready Steady Pan Season 3 tournament medals
    • Updated cp_mercenarypark
      • Added a forward spawn for BLU when attacking the final control point
      • Added a connecting stairwell to the mid-structure of the final control point
      • Fixed area portal rendering issues between the first and second control points
    • Updated pd_watergate
      • Respawn times of the teams will change dynamically based on the difference in scores. This should help balance any extreme differences in the team skills/scores.
        • <50% difference in scores: 8s for leading team, 4s for trailing
        • >50% difference in scores: 12s for leading team, 0s for trailing
        • Equal scores: 6s for each team
      • Relocated the player beer pickup counter on the HUD to the lower left, but made it slightly larger
      • Updated the soundscape to have more alien-y sounds in the main areas
      • Adjusted detail in the center and spawn rooms
      • Adjusted clipping around the map
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:

  • Fixed a client crash related to viewing notifications
  • Fixed being able to interrupt taunts using the ConTracker commands
  • Fixed a bug with the Medi Gun not staying attached to players
  • Fixed a bug with the Backburner using its owner's angle to determine whether the attack is behind the victim
  • Fixed a rendering issue with the Spectral Swirl unusual effect
  • Fixed not being able to fire the Dragon's Fury in some areas (e.g. the control point on Nucleus)
  • Fixed not being able to light Huntsman arrows with the Dragon's Fury
  • Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not fizzling when hitting water
  • Fixed not being able to detonate stickybombs when switching to melee with secondary attack held down
  • Fixed the charge sound for the Stickybomb Launcher not stopping if the player switches weapons while charging
  • Fixed Quick-Fix Medics not properly following/mirroring the Pyro after launching with the Thermal Thruster
  • Fixed being able to shoot flares through objects like setup gates
  • Fixed the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol always giving 7hp per-hit
  • Fixed the Winger not counting towards the Scout achievement "Gun Down"
  • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not counting towards the Heavy achievement "Konspicuous Konsumption"
  • Fixed the Rescue Ranger not counting towards the Engineer achievement "Texas Two-Step"
  • Fixed the Genuine version of the Flying Guillotine having no taunt
  • Updated the Vita-Saw so victims spawn random internal organs on hit
  • Updated the Atomizer damage penalty vs players to -15% (from -25%)
  • Updated the party system so invites are shown to all party members
  • Updated the Thermal Thruster stomp damage on other players to be 3x the base fall damage - not the reduced fall damage of the owner
  • Updated the "With Friends Like these..." achievement to check for five friends instead of seven
  • Added the Heals for Reals 2017 community medals
  • Added the "Philanthropist's Indulgence" community medal for Random Acts of TF2
  • Added the "Spectral Snowflake" community medal for the Nightmare Before Smissmas 2017 community showcase
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:
  • Fixed a client crash related to viewing notifications
  • Fixed being able to interrupt taunts using the ConTracker commands
  • Fixed a bug with the Medi Gun not staying attached to players
  • Fixed a bug with the Backburner using its owner's angle to determine whether the attack is behind the victim
  • Fixed a rendering issue with the Spectral Swirl unusual effect
  • Fixed not being able to fire the Dragon's Fury in some areas (e.g. the control point on Nucleus)
  • Fixed not being able to light Huntsman arrows with the Dragon's Fury
  • Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not fizzling when hitting water
  • Fixed not being able to detonate stickybombs when switching to melee with secondary attack held down
  • Fixed the charge sound for the Stickybomb Launcher not stopping if the player switches weapons while charging
  • Fixed Quick-Fix Medics not properly following/mirroring the Pyro after launching with the Thermal Thruster
  • Fixed being able to shoot flares through objects like setup gates
  • Fixed the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol always giving 7hp per-hit
  • Fixed the Winger not counting towards the Scout achievement "Gun Down"
  • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not counting towards the Heavy achievement "Konspicuous Konsumption"
  • Fixed the Rescue Ranger not counting towards the Engineer achievement "Texas Two-Step"
  • Fixed the Genuine version of the Flying Guillotine having no taunt
  • Updated the Vita-Saw so victims spawn random internal organs on hit
  • Updated the Atomizer damage penalty vs players to -15% (from -25%)
  • Updated the party system so invites are shown to all party members
  • Updated the Thermal Thruster stomp damage on other players to be 3x the base fall damage - not the reduced fall damage of the owner
  • Updated the "With Friends Like these..." achievement to check for five friends instead of seven
  • Added the Heals for Reals 2017 community medals
  • Added the "Philanthropist's Indulgence" community medal for Random Acts of TF2
  • Added the "Spectral Snowflake" community medal for the Nightmare Before Smissmas 2017 community showcase
Dec 8, 2017
Team Fortress 2


The Portland Burnsiders have teamed up with KritzKast and USAopoly to create a weekend of entertainment in benefit of AFSP!


The live stream starts at 9:00am PST Saturday, December 9th, on Twitch. Donations are already open via Scrap.tf and Just Giving. Donations of $10 or more receive the 'Heals for Reals' in-game medal. Copies of TF2 Monopoly® and Gravel and Gargoyles puzzles all signed by the Valve TF2 dev team are also up for grabs during the weekend.


Image by sanatorium, logo by Teleportato, medal by NeoDement


Portal - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

Life's a bridge

Here s an odd fusion. Portal is being mixed with the Bridge Constructor series to create a spin-off game about making fragile bridges that transport forklifts from one side of the Aperture Science facility to the other. In Bridge Constructor Portal we’ll see GLaDOS, the robot marm of the passive aggressive puzzler, return to torment the player with what I presume will be a characteristically snide voiceover, provided by Ellen McLain. Here s a brief teaser. (more…)

Team Fortress 2


Shapeways has announced the winners of their Valve Design Contest! Head over and check out the winners!


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