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Is this a Team Fortress site?

No it’s not.

But maybe it should be, because hey, it’s my site and it’s sure as hell more interesting than any Metal Gear news.

This is a new, fancy, cool comic done by the guys at Team Fortress 2 — ie. Valve Software — for free.

Do you see it? Here’s the link again in case you missed it. That’s 10 pages of extremely well done digital comic, deepening the already surprisingly deep story/world of the Team Fortress 2 universe. Why? Because apparently they wanted to make their new, interesting, completely unnecessary update more awesome. We learn some actual backstory about the Heavy, see pictures of the Sniper’s parents, and (for some reason) have an actual story explanation for the existence of the Meet the Team videos. Allow me to remind you that this is a cartoonish First Person Shooter multiplayer game.

The story also explains why the update is being made: as a cunning plan to allow the Administrator to spy on everybody without having to deal with annoying directors.

As for the update itself, here’s an exciting video that actually explains it.

Basically, TF2 will now feature a “Replay Editor” which can be used to capture, edit and share impressive/funny/memorable moments of gameplay. That may sound lame, but then you watch the video and realize they’re running a contest and giving away a digital award to the people who submit the best movies! There are a bunch of categories, and they can be easily shared on YouTube and Steam.

Why do I mention this? Because dammit, other companies COULD BE DOING THIS KIND OF STUFF.

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