...And Now He's Here to F*** US!


Be Polite. Be Efficient. Have a plan to kill everyone you meet.


The Sniper vs. Spy update is upon us. A free weekend has been announced, so all you cheapskates who still haven't bought the game (seriously, The Orange Box was $10 and you still missed out?) can have fun with Jarate. Hell, Meet the Spy got leaked, re-rendered to poke fun at the leak, and officially released.

Unfortunately I can't say much as unlike the TF2 blog posts, I might actually get fired if I talk about details. On that subject, I was surprised that despite the absurdity of the posts, some people still took it way too seriously.

Anyway, I'll leave you with a little game. You get to guess which of the Sniper achievements from this update was my idea (no, the banner is not intended as a clue). The full list is on the Sniper vs. Spy update page (Day 7)

EDIT: Heh, the Orange Box $10 deal is a past sale that I was just chiding you for missing - some people seem to think it's the upcoming sale. Sorry but unfortunately announcing upcoming sales would probably get me in just as much trouble as discussing unreleased gameplay features :(
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Edited by Lunarbunny

Be Polite. Be Efficient. Have a plan to kill everyone you meet.


The Sniper vs. Spy update is upon us. A free weekend has been announced, so all you cheapskates who still haven't bought the game (seriously, The Orange Box was $10 and you still missed out?) can have fun with Jarate. Hell, Meet the Spy got leaked, re-rendered to poke fun at the leak, and officially released.

Unfortunately I can't say much as unlike the TF2 blog posts, I might actually get fired if I talk about details. On that subject, I was surprised that despite the absurdity of the posts, some people still took it way too seriously.

Anyway, I'll leave you with a little game. You get to guess which of the Sniper achievements from this update was my idea (no, the banner is not intended as a clue). The full list is on the Sniper vs. Spy update page (Day 7)

EDIT: Heh, the Orange Box $10 deal is a past sale that I was just chiding you for missing - some people seem to think it's the upcoming sale. Sorry but unfortunately announcing upcoming sales would probably get me in just as much trouble as discussing unreleased gameplay features :(
Posted by Gizmo

The Orange Box being at $10 isn't being processed in my head, it's just too much of a stunning deal.

Posted by Lies

Oh hey you totally work at Valve.

Go tell Gabe Newell to make TF2 work on my Mac :(

Posted by Fr0Br0

Why does my laptop suck so much? Why must I miss out on amazing deals like this? WHY, DAMMIT!?

Posted by ColumnBreaker
That's my guess. What do I win?
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Posted by Claude

For some reason... everyone wants to give you hell. So answer me this...

is this true... Levio91 dreams...?

Posted by Captain_Fookup
@Lies: I feel ya bro, I picked up the Orange Box for my macbook and TF2 plays like a stop motion animation. This summer though I should be building a l337 gaming rig or buying a Mac Pro.
Posted by Lunarbunny
@ColumnBreaker: Sorry, no good. Next!

@Claude: I'm not even entirely sure what you're asking. That does sound like a reply Gabe would send out though.
Edited by Claude
Lunarbunny said:
@ColumnBreaker: Sorry, no good. Next!@Claude: I'm not even entirely sure what you're asking. That does sound like a reply Gabe ... [more]
No need to understand... it's a Giantbomb thing. You answered my question well... thanks.

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Truth is stranger than fiction... even on the internet.
Posted by Lunarbunny

Well I remember Levio91 (primarily using the [-] button on his posts) but I still didn't understand it. Glad I er... answered it though.

Edited by CharlieTuna

I'm so excited for this, I dont know why, I never play either sniper or spy. Hate players that play as spy/sniper more then anything really.

It's going to be a great pyro weekend for me though.

I like the fact that there is a free weekend too, finally going to get my cheap-ass friend to try the game. He didn't get the orange box deal and he has not even played half-life 2, he wanted to try TF2 first. I wish you guys would give us veteran TF2 players more guest passes so I can lure in more friends and not have to rely on these free weekends, the fact that the game is getting an update screws things up a bit as too many people play the same class. The dynamic of the game changes usually and not in a good way.

Anyway my guess for the achievement is the pincussion one.

Posted by Lunarbunny
@CharlieTuna: Unfortunately no, that was somebody else in my department.
Posted by Crono

Wow 21 and working at Valve.  I am envious, even if it is Steam Support.  Good luck working your way into content!  Also, why does the Pincushion achievement have have an extra color over all the other achievements?  It sorta bothers me.