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Thursday Night Throwdown 07/15: Team Fortress 2

Grab a sandvich and a can of Bonk! It's time for a some proper BLU versus RED! HEROIC PROMOTION!

In the spirit of Mann Co. CEO Saxton Hale, let's cut to brass tacks, gentlemen. Giant Bomb's lack of proficiency/familiarity with Team Fortress 2 is no secret. A lot of people have been playing this game non-stop since its initial launch way back in the Mesoproterozoic Era of 2007, but we are, shamefully, not among them. Luckily, the Whiskey Media family has a deep bench of TF2 enthusiasts, which we'll be calling on for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown!

That's right, y'all! Soldiers, Demomen, Medics, Engineers, Pyros, Spies, Scouts, Heavies, and Snipers will all be in full effect as our friends from Tested.com, as well as key members from the Whiskey Media engineering team, prepare to brutally murder/be murdered by you! That's right, YOU! If you want in on this World Series of Blood, hop on the Official Giant Bomb Team Fortress 2 server at tf2.giantbomb.com or 8.17.251.194:27015 if domain name services scare you. We'll be playing, and broadcasting LIVE, at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time this Thursday July 15th, though the server is up now if you want to hone your skills, and will keep going after we've turned off the cameras. 
 
If you missed the live stream, enjoy the archived version below, and stay tuned for our announcement of what we'll be playing on next week's Thursday Night Throwdown! 


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Posted by Ryan

In the spirit of Mann Co. CEO Saxton Hale, let's cut to brass tacks, gentlemen. Giant Bomb's lack of proficiency/familiarity with Team Fortress 2 is no secret. A lot of people have been playing this game non-stop since its initial launch way back in the Mesoproterozoic Era of 2007, but we are, shamefully, not among them. Luckily, the Whiskey Media family has a deep bench of TF2 enthusiasts, which we'll be calling on for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown!

That's right, y'all! Soldiers, Demomen, Medics, Engineers, Pyros, Spies, Scouts, Heavies, and Snipers will all be in full effect as our friends from Tested.com, as well as key members from the Whiskey Media engineering team, prepare to brutally murder/be murdered by you! That's right, YOU! If you want in on this World Series of Blood, hop on the Official Giant Bomb Team Fortress 2 server at tf2.giantbomb.com or 8.17.251.194:27015 if domain name services scare you. We'll be playing, and broadcasting LIVE, at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time this Thursday July 15th, though the server is up now if you want to hone your skills, and will keep going after we've turned off the cameras. 
 
If you missed the live stream, enjoy the archived version below, and stay tuned for our announcement of what we'll be playing on next week's Thursday Night Throwdown! 


Posted by EternalDarkWing

I can only expect a full server the entire time.

Posted by sixtyten

i want to play

Posted by billnyethesciencepie

YOU FAILED PREPARE FOR SUDDEN DEATH

Posted by cap123

I'll definitely be watching

Posted by Gav47

I AM BULLETPROOF 

Posted by Jethuty

awesome!

Posted by DUFFMCWALIN

cant wait to get in there and kick some ass as a sniper : )

Posted by Griddler

Yay, will definitely try to join

Posted by Donkey

No banner?

Posted by Creamypies

Anyone fancy gifting me it on Steam? ;)

Posted by Gav47

That video is terrible quality. Try this...  

Edited by Crushed

oh yes, i've been on the server for the last day and we can't wait 
 
Tell the Tested guys to throw in some stuff like voting for team scrambles and whatnot.
 
 
edit: video above me is so much better

Posted by WitchHunter_Z

Oh great, a TNT I'm interested in playing in and my desktop's still out of action. Hopefully they'll play TF2 again in the future.

Posted by DeathbyYeti
@Donkey: tomorrow probably
Posted by solidlife

I will be there

Posted by BeardyDuck

I will definitely be joining this Thursday.

Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies

I will try to be there tomorrow.  Definitely there tonight.

Posted by Fragonard

Can't wait!

Posted by Jedted

Finally, a TNT i can't actually participate in!  I haven't played a ton of TF2 but should be fun to play just for the hell of it, assuming i can get on the server. 
Posted by Crushed

 

Posted by Ferginator4k

Cool, ill try to get involved in this, though i expect the server to be pretty full.

Posted by Hamz

So there is no GBTNT or other account on Steam we must add as a friend in order to get an invite to the server? I'm a little confused as to how we're meant to join in.
 
Is it simply a mad dash to enter the server once you guys empty it or will you be sending invites to people or what?

Posted by monster9999

Yes, yes and yes. Going to go down in history as the best TNT ever no question

Posted by Vafthrutnir

Added the server to my favorites will definitely try to get in (will probably be hard to.)

Posted by radioactivez0r

Guess I'll have to try and join a couple hours early.

Posted by Crushed

Also, I am disappointed.
 
Sandvich, not Sandwich.

Posted by august

Yay!
 
That video quality is really bad, though.

Edited by AURON570

does anyone know if the server will still be running after TNTD? I actually have dinner plans tommorow (eastern time). but I've been playing on it a bit the last 2 days and it would be great to have a common general place to play with other GB community members, and occasionally GB staff.
 
edit: nvm i just reread the article more carefully, which says the server will indeed remain up after TNTD. I AM SO HYPE!

Posted by commodore64

Yea it's a sandvich but is it a turkey,strawberry jam, and cereal sandwich?

Posted by Gregomasta

Jumping on the server now, see yall tommorrow night.

Posted by Fattony12000

Hey, I'm a freakin' blur here!

Posted by Scooper

I'll try and join but I bet it'll just be full all the time.

Posted by General_D23

You know, I did end up getting this when I bought the Valve pack (a.k.a my biggest mistake during the sale).
 
Hmm...To try to get into it or not?

Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow

This sounds like a lot of fun so hopefully I will get some time off to join up with you guys although its been a while since I played TF2
Posted by Rehehelly

So.. I won't be able to get on the server?
 
Or are you gonna do some sort of server kick every now and then? Cos.. I play TF2 all the time.

Edited by Lamashtu

Is the GB editorial crew's lack of experience with TF2 really that big of an issue? 
 
I mean, let's face it, Brad getting shot, crit-rocketed, axed, bludgeoned, immolated, 'sploded by sticky bombs, sniped in the face, decapitated, shown who is the boss, stabbed in the back, and generally pulling a Brad  in every other way possible (and a few ways I didn't think possible) would absolutely delight players on the server and makes for great viewing on the stream.
Posted by MordeaniisChaos
@General_D23 said:
" You know, I did end up getting this when I bought the Valve pack (a.k.a my biggest mistake during the sale).  Hmm...To try to get into it or not? "
Biggest mistake? How so, all of those games are amazing.
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Posted by General_D23
@MordeaniisChaos: 
 
Yes, very much so. But it was also the largest amount I paid. Everything else was like a buck or two. Guess I can't say I regret it. Still, biggest mistake out of a whole bunch of mistakes.
Posted by Llama

Can't wait to tear everyone a new asshole :>

Edited by Demonstride

Damn it's full but I'll keep on trying.

Posted by Olivaw

I hope my internet doesn't suck up the joint, but even if it does, I'll be damned if I'm gonna miss this!

Posted by ch3burashka

Sweet. Although Valve has been constantly updating the game to the point where it's a relatively new experience every time, it's still technically a 3 year old game. I wonder if GB will dig deeper into the vaults on quiet release weeks? How about some Quake Live TNT?

Posted by turbomonkey138

I'm totally there :)

Posted by DjCmeP

Finally a throwdown where I can (hopefully) play and kick some ass.

Edited by zaglis

Its going to be crazy. BECAUSE THIS GAME IS CRAAAZY.
 
Edit: The server is already full. lol.

Posted by DeadMonkeys

Hats.

Posted by Dalai

I hope I can get in the server. Seems like it's gonna be a free-for-all.

Posted by Jeffsekai

Fuck I'll be playing Street Fighter at this time 

Posted by Aarny91

I added that server to my favourites.... my only favourite.