From time to time it goes deathly quiet at Valve, so quiet you would probably be able to hear Gordon Freeman speak, were it not for the din coming from City 17′s resistance fighters. We know, of course that they are busy making awesome games, games like Left 4 Dead 2 and Half-Life 2 Episode 3, they are also supporting shipped games like Left 4 Dead (yes, I went there) and Team fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is currently the favourite child of all Valve creations and as such is enjoying the attention lavished upon it from the Valve employees. Not long after introducing updates to the Spy and Sniper classes Valve have started another week long update to Team Fortress 2. This time the updates are so far classless and with only the addition of jaunty hats for all to wear.
In what I imagine to be a gentle poke at Sony and Microsoft for their continuing war of console superiority, that has now been reduced to who can produce the best worthless accessories for their avatars. These new hats seem to be directed at the apex of one-upmanship, with hat wearing fellows simply being better than the non-hatted individual for no apparent reason.
Throughout history, men have worn hats as a way of showing how much better they are than other men. “I buy hats,” a behatted man seems to say. “I am better than you.”
Hat wearing is not the only new addition to TF2 (as if that wasn’t awesome enough), Valve has also tweaked another of the community maps. Titled Arena Offblast, this map set in a top secret missile silo in the top of a hollowed-out mountain (no sharks with fricken lasers though).
This mountaintop arena also boasts a sheer cliff face encircling the battleground, giving you the chance to help your opponents improve their tactics. Specifically, anyone you blast over the side will get some time to think about the various flaws in their “standing next to the edge of a cliff” strategy as they plummet to an excruciating, non-respawnable death.
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