History Videogame / TeamFortress2

17th Apr '18 6:01:48 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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In addition to major updates, Valve regularly adds unannounced user-contributed cosmetics and weapons to the PC version. Ports didn't fare too well for console players: [[ExecutiveMeddling Microsoft viewed new content as DLC, and therefore wanted to charge players real money for updates that are free on the PC version]], meaning their version was last updated [[PortingDisaster in July 2009]]. Playstation 3 is trailing even further behind, with the last last update from March 2008. Active servers are hard to find on these versions, as there is much less content avaliable than on desktop versions.

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In addition to major updates, Valve regularly adds unannounced user-contributed cosmetics and weapons to the PC version. Ports didn't fare too well for console players: [[ExecutiveMeddling Both Microsoft and Sony at the time viewed new content as DLC, and therefore wanted to charge players real money for updates that are free on the PC version]], version, although nowadays both console provider only charges the developers for updates and charging the player is optional]], meaning their version was last updated [[PortingDisaster in July 2009]]. Playstation 3 is trailing even further behind, with the last last update from March 2008. Active servers are hard to find on these versions, as there is much less content avaliable than on desktop versions.
21st Feb '18 10:57:16 PM BNSF1995
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In addition to major updates, Valve regularly adds unannounced user-contributed cosmetics and weapons to the PC version. Ports didn't fare too well for console players: [[ExecutiveMeddling Microsoft wouldn't allow Xbox 360 updates for free]], meaning their version was last updated [[PortingDisaster in July 2009]]. Playstation 3 is trailing even further behind, with the last last update from March 2008. Active servers are hard to find on these versions, as there is much less content avaliable than on desktop versions.

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In addition to major updates, Valve regularly adds unannounced user-contributed cosmetics and weapons to the PC version. Ports didn't fare too well for console players: [[ExecutiveMeddling Microsoft wouldn't allow Xbox 360 viewed new content as DLC, and therefore wanted to charge players real money for updates for free]], that are free on the PC version]], meaning their version was last updated [[PortingDisaster in July 2009]]. Playstation 3 is trailing even further behind, with the last last update from March 2008. Active servers are hard to find on these versions, as there is much less content avaliable than on desktop versions.
5th Dec '17 10:11:29 AM Dimon
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[BloodKnight Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster [[TheEngineer Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[BloodKnight Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]
21st Nov '17 3:12:01 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:344:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[BloodKnight Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer
Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[BloodKnight Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]
11th Nov '17 6:49:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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It was released by Creator/{{Valve|Software}} in October 2007 as the multiplayer component of the Orange Box, which also includes ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode 2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. It is now also available as a free-to-play ([[http://www.teamfortress.com/freetoplay/ since June 23, 2011]]) [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ download on Steam]] for Windows, OS X, and Linux. However, because it was first announced in 1998, it was regarded as VaporWare for the longest time.

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It was released by Creator/{{Valve|Software}} in October 2007 as the multiplayer component of the Orange Box, which also includes ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. It is now also available as a free-to-play ([[http://www.teamfortress.com/freetoplay/ since June 23, 2011]]) [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/ download on Steam]] for Windows, OS X, and Linux. However, because it was first announced in 1998, it was regarded as VaporWare for the longest time.
4th Apr '17 5:36:46 PM nombretomado
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Since multiplayer games have a tendency to devolve into slapstick and comedy regardless of their setting, the ''Team Fortress 2'' developers decided to cut the middleman and make their game a living cartoon. The maps would fit right in a typical Franchise/JamesBond [[Literature/JamesBond novel]], the music has a [[Film/JamesBond sixties spy movie]] feel to it, and the characters look like they stepped out of a very violent {{Pixar}} movie. Both RED and BLU teams use the same models, with only [[PaletteSwap Palette Swapping]] to show team affiliation. The characters were intentionally designed to be distinctive as possible, even giving each class its own distinctive accent, making it easy to identify another player's class, weapon, and team affiliation in short order. Maps are likewise designed for easy navigation, with BLU incorporating concrete and steel, RED using wood, brick, and sheet metal, and each team's section being textured primarily in their respective colors.

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Since multiplayer games have a tendency to devolve into slapstick and comedy regardless of their setting, the ''Team Fortress 2'' developers decided to cut the middleman and make their game a living cartoon. The maps would fit right in a typical Franchise/JamesBond [[Literature/JamesBond novel]], the music has a [[Film/JamesBond sixties spy movie]] feel to it, and the characters look like they stepped out of a very violent {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} movie. Both RED and BLU teams use the same models, with only [[PaletteSwap Palette Swapping]] to show team affiliation. The characters were intentionally designed to be distinctive as possible, even giving each class its own distinctive accent, making it easy to identify another player's class, weapon, and team affiliation in short order. Maps are likewise designed for easy navigation, with BLU incorporating concrete and steel, RED using wood, brick, and sheet metal, and each team's section being textured primarily in their respective colors.
17th Nov '16 10:00:51 PM N.Harmonik
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''Team Fortress 2'' is about a group of [[PunchClockVillain average, everyday, working-class mercenaries]]. Some of them work for the [[AffablyEvil heroically-evil]] demolition company Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED), founded by Redmond Mann; some work for the [[AntiHero evilly-heroic]] Builders League United (BLU), a construction company founded by [[ThemeNaming Redmond's twin brother]], Blutarch. Both {{MegaCorp}}s are fronts for two opposing intelligence organizations, which each control one-half of the world's governments. Both organizations are both given combat intel by the same [[EvilOverlord Administrator]], who supplies them with weapons provided by Mann Co. (a company which the twins' father left to the [[TestosteronePoisoning Australian Hale family]]), [[WarForFunAndProfit which is a subsidiary of The Administrator's own company,]] [=TFIndustries=]. The Administrator is heavily implied to be [[LetsYouAndHimFight masterminding the entire conflict]], all in a ThanatosGambit by the brothers' deceased father as punishment for their imbecility. Other developments include Australium, a strange element mined in Australia that turns those exposed to it into manly geniuses, and Gray Mann, the long-lost third brother who's actually ''not'' [[MadScientist a moron]].

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''Team Fortress 2'' is about a group of [[PunchClockVillain average, everyday, working-class mercenaries]]. Some of them work for the [[AffablyEvil heroically-evil]] demolition company Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED), founded by Redmond Mann; some work for the [[AntiHero evilly-heroic]] Builders League United (BLU), a construction company founded by [[ThemeNaming Redmond's twin brother]], Blutarch. Both {{MegaCorp}}s are fronts for two opposing intelligence organizations, which each control one-half of the world's governments. Both organizations are both given combat intel by the same [[EvilOverlord Administrator]], who supplies them with weapons provided by Mann Co. (a company which the twins' father left to the [[TestosteronePoisoning Australian Hale family]]), [[WarForFunAndProfit which is a subsidiary of The Administrator's own company,]] [=TFIndustries=]. The Administrator is heavily implied to be [[LetsYouAndHimFight masterminding the entire conflict]], all in a ThanatosGambit by the brothers' deceased father as punishment for their imbecility. Other developments include Australium, a strange element mined in Australia that turns those exposed to it into manly geniuses, and Gray Mann, the long-lost third brother who's actually ''not'' [[MadScientist a moron]].
3rd Nov '16 11:54:45 AM MisterVercetti
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* '''PASS Time''' is a unique mode. It is a blood sport compared to hockey, basketball, and soccer. Conflict takes place over a "jack," a ball-like spike-studded contraption. Carrying the jack replaces the holder's weapons, but gives him several helpful boosts, such as health regeneration, brief invulnerability and speed boost, and the ability to see all players on the map. Jump and boost pads are included to help players reach the other team's goal.

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* '''PASS Time''' is a unique mode. It is a blood sport compared to hockey, basketball, and soccer. Conflict takes place over a "jack," a ball-like spike-studded contraption. Carrying the jack replaces the holder's weapons, weapons and marks them for death (causing them to take more damage), but gives him several helpful boosts, such as health regeneration, brief invulnerability and speed boost, and the ability to see all players on the map. Jump and boost pads are included to help players reach the other team's goal.
17th Oct '16 7:30:58 AM Archimedes
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[[caption-width-right:344:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[GeniusDitz Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:344:[-[[ColorCodedMultiplayer Meet the RED team]]. [[SimilarSquad They're like the BLU team]], [[PaletteSwap only red.]]-][[note]]from left to right: [[PyroManiac Pyro]], [[TheTurretMaster Engineer]], [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Spy]], [[HuskyRusskie Heavy]], [[FriendlySniper Sniper]], [[FragileSpeedster Scout]], [[GeniusDitz [[BloodKnight Soldier]], [[DemolitionsExpert Demoman]], [[TheMedic Medic]]. Not pictured: [[{{Memes/TeamFortress2}} Many more hats]] and other items.[[/note]]]]
1st Oct '16 5:32:54 PM Benbeasted
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