Friday, June 24, 2011

Valve Updates TF2 with Free Play, Meet the Medic

Team Fortress 2 is undoubtedly one of the most popular multiplayer experiences for PC gamers, and has been for almost four years. How do you keep the Mountain Dew-drinking, ADHD masses interested in your game for that long? Frequent updates, user generated content, and bonus materials outside the game certainly do not hurt. The "Meet the..." series is a collection of videos detailing the lives of the raving lunatics working for rival construction companies and murdering each other. Sound funny? Valve made Portal, of course it's funny. This week, Valve teased a large up date with a new "Meet the..." video, and my word did they deliver. Meet the Medic is not quite my favorite in the series, but that's like saying Half Life 2: Episode 1 was my least favorite Half Life--it's still remarkably good, just not quite as good as its relatives.  Without any more ramblings about this, I present you with Meet the Medic:

Did you notice the other headline in the title? "Free Play, J?" you may be saying "What ever does that mean? The game already has no subscription fee." I know, however, now players can join the Team Fortress 2 cult family for absolutely no dollars.

Team Fortress 2 is free to download and play from now until the end of time. If you still haven't played the game or don't believe that Valve obviously has Scrooge McDuck levels of money and doesn't need to charge for the game anymore, have a gander at this Valve HQ surveillance video image and trailer from the TF2 website:

Well what are you still doing here? If you've not played the game, go get it, and if you already have the game, go welcome new players into our fold!
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