Team Fortress 2

It’s been long, very long since we’ve heard something about Team Fortress 2. The first Team Fortress was build on top of the original Quake, or Quakeworld actually. The developers were working on Team Fortress 2 when they joined Half-Life, and they ported Team Fortress to the Half-Life engine. The fact that Half-Life was build on top of Quake, probably helped.

Then Team Fortress 2 : Brotherhood of Arms was announced. Features I was amazed about were the fact that, when you were strafing, your body was running forward, but your head turned the way you were looking. Also volumetric fog was very promising, where a smoke grenade would case thicker smoke inside a small room than outside in the open. A very cool feature would be where spies would be able to listen-in on the teamspeak between members of the opposing force when he was close enough. That was 1998 and everything went silent on TF2.

Exactly 9 years later, during the July 2006 EA Press Conference, Valve revealed that Team Fortress 2 would ship with Half-Life 2 : Episode Two. Finally news about the game!

Mostly new is the cartoonish style Valve has used to give the game its own look. While few screenshots have been released, trailers have been released to show the different ingame classes that can be played. I can’t wait until this game is released, especially since Half-Life : Episode Two will contain a really great new (in-game) technology called The Portal.

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5 Responses

  1. Ramon Smits says:

    Looks promising. But I already mailed you about the portal engine some weeks ago in my funlist :).

  2. Nowhere did I say I didn’t see the portal already, I just said it’s cool that TF2 comes with HL:EP2 with the portal technology 🙂

    Two for the price of One.

  3. Paul Gielens says:

    There’s a get together on the horizon 😀

  4. Hahaha, I’ll hold you to that and tell Alex you said that! 😉

    Perhaps we should arrange something at Class-A or something. Lots of room there! 🙂

  5. Evil_T0NY says:

    Hello there….I’m Evil_T0NY (as the INTRO to my Video starts off!)

    I would like present to you all of you Team Fortress Bloggers/Readers/Viewers to take a look at a CUSTOM video I had made of Myself (Evil_T0NY) interviewing the Heavy Weapons guy of Team Fortress 2

    Hope you ENJOY IT

    Team Fortess 2: Heavy Weapons guy WITH Evil_T0NY!

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