Despite my continued efforts to better you by yelling at you through a microphone to do better, it is often difficult -- and thus disheartening -- to figure out if any of you damp piles of mulch are actually improving.
I found the answer, in all places, in one of the insipid gun-themed women's magazines Miss Pauling leaves lying around, where I stumbled on an article about self-improvement. It was a revelation: Instead of screaming at you to improve, I could scream at you while you improved yourselves.
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
Fixed z-fighting bug on lower platform
Added player_carryobject and player_dropobject game events
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.
Starting today, March 2, ESEA is offering up full coverage of the ESEA Season 10 LAN Finals live from Dallas, Texas, where the remainder of the season's $80,000 prize pool will be awarded! Coverage includes Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike Source, and of course, Team Fortress 2.
Season one of Highlander was a huge success with over 300 teams signing up for the league. How better to follow up? Season two! Sign-ups are open for this next season of Highlander at ETF2L. Better get your team together as signups close March 11 and the season starts Sunday, March 18.
It's been pointed out to us that there's a regularly updated comic series running on Deviant Art by "spacerocketbunny" called "Be Efficient Be Polite." We're booking the rest of the afternoon off so we can catch up and read it all.