Thursday Night Throwdown 07/15: Team Fortress 2

Posted by Ryan (1263 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Ryan (1263 posts) -

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! 


Staff
#2 Posted by EternalDarkWing (67 posts) -

I can only expect a full server the entire time.

#3 Posted by sixtyten (3 posts) -

i want to play

#4 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1333 posts) -

YOU FAILED PREPARE FOR SUDDEN DEATH

#5 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

I'll definitely be watching

#6 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

I AM BULLETPROOF 

#7 Posted by Jethuty (1023 posts) -

awesome!

#8 Posted by DUFFMCWALIN (49 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Yay, will definitely try to join

#10 Posted by Donkey (158 posts) -

No banner?

#11 Posted by Creamypies (4044 posts) -

Anyone fancy gifting me it on Steam? ;)

#12 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

That video is terrible quality. Try this...  

#13 Edited by Crushed (884 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

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.

#15 Posted by DeathbyYeti (742 posts) -
@Donkey: tomorrow probably
#16 Posted by solidlife (877 posts) -

I will be there

#17 Posted by BeardyDuck (54 posts) -

I will definitely be joining this Thursday.

#18 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (727 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by Fragonard (74 posts) -

Can't wait!

#20 Posted by Jedted (2317 posts) -

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. 
#21 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -

 

#22 Posted by Ferginator4k (737 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

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?

#24 Posted by monster9999 (393 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by Vafthrutnir (120 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by radioactivez0r (827 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -

Also, I am disappointed.
 
Sandvich, not Sandwich.

#28 Posted by august (3825 posts) -

Yay!
 
That video quality is really bad, though.

#29 Edited by AURON570 (1672 posts) -

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!

#30 Posted by commodore64 (112 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Gregomasta (1541 posts) -

Jumping on the server now, see yall tommorrow night.

#32 Posted by Fattony12000 (6962 posts) -

Hey, I'm a freakin' blur here!

#33 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

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?

#35 Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow (179 posts) -

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
#36 Posted by Rehehelly (414 posts) -

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.

#37 Edited by Lamashtu (254 posts) -

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.
#38 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@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.
#39 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -
@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.
#40 Posted by Llama (180 posts) -

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

#41 Edited by Demonstride (864 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Olivaw (1215 posts) -

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!

#43 Posted by ch3burashka (4993 posts) -

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?

#44 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

I'm totally there :)

#45 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

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

#46 Edited by zaglis (909 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by DeadMonkeys (821 posts) -

Hats.

#48 Posted by Dalai (6980 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

Fuck I'll be playing Street Fighter at this time 

#50 Posted by Aarny91 (3912 posts) -

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

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