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Team Fortress 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: EA
Developer: Valve
Release Date: April 8, 2008 (US), April 11, 2008 (EU)

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Play 'Team Fortress 2' (ALL) Against Valve on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT

Team Fortress 2, part of the Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map, delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by ValveĀ’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

On Friday, October 19 from 3-7 PM PDT (6-10 PM EDT), Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will have the chance to take on Valve in a friendly game of Team Fortress 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. While playing, gamers can chat with the level designers, programmers, artists, writers, and animators who created Team Fortress 2 and learn helpful play tips and favorite "insider" strategies.

To get the chance to play in the developer showdown, gamers will need an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. Subscribers need only sign into Xbox LIVE and add the following Gamertags to their friends list:

  • gamewithdev1 (Matt W.- Level Designer)
  • ValveArtist1 (Matthew S. - Artist)
  • ValveAnim (Matthew R. - Animator)
  • ValveProg1 (Vitaliy - Programmer)
  • ValveProg2 (Adrian - Programmer)
  • ValveProg3 (Kerry - Programmer)
  • ValveProg4 (Robin - Programmer)
  • ValveProg5 (Jim - Programmer)
  • ValveLevelDes2 (Dave - Level Designer)
  • ValveArtist2 (Nick - Artist)
  • ValveLevelDes3 (Scott - Level Designer)
  • ValveProg6 (David - Programmer)
  • ValveWriter (Chet - Writer)

On October 19 at 3 PM PDT (6 PM EDT), gamers can launch Xbox LIVE and invite or be invited by Valve team members to play a round of Team Fortress 2.

Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. This year’s most anticipated online action game, TF2 delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Unlike other “class-based” games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

TF2 features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date – and the most exciting class-based action ever created.

Half-Life 2: The Orange Box will be released on October 9, 2007, at $49.99 for the PC version and $59.99 for the X360 and PS3 editions.


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