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Team Fortress 2’s matchmaking beta plans detailed

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Back in my day, you had to scroll through a server browser when you wanted to play TF2! You had to wait for this long list of server names, and pick one that appealed to you, and make sure it was the mode you wanted, and that it wasn’t full or empty… This “kids these days” rant isn’t really that impressive, is it?

Team Fortress 2 finally getting competitive matchmaking

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It's sort of astonishing that the venerable class-based online shooter Team Fortress 2, which made its debut way back in October 2007, has never had any sort of competitive matchmaking. It didn't even have it when it went free-to-play in 2011. That all is going to change, however, as Valve has confirmed there will be a beta for the feature later this year.

Turbulence wins this year's Saxxy Award for Best Overall Film

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Valve has announced the Fifth Annual Saxxy Awards winner for 2015. For the past few years, the company has given out accolades to the best machinema using Source Filmmaker, most of which use their licensed properties, with several categories, including Action, Comedy and so on.

No Halloween event for Team Fortress 2 this year

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Valve has decided not to hold its annual Halloween event for Team Fortress 2, concentrating instead on a major update featuring new maps, cosmetics and a new campaign, that it hopes will be out by the end of the year.

Instead of releasing the traditional horror-themed map, the studio is turning to the community for this year's celebrations, spotlighting the best custom content.

Bad Robot teams up with Valve to create a new Team Fortress 2 game mode

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Film production company Bad Robot, currently putting the finishing touches on Star Wars: Episode VII, has teamed up with Valve and Escalation Studios to create a new game mode for Team Fortress 2.

Yes, that is rather an odd development, isn't it? Called Pass Time, the new mode is essentially a spin on American Football, with both teams trying to grab a ball from the centre of the map and touch it down in the opponent's area. It's currently in Beta, and you can test it out by selecting 'Play Beta Maps' in TF2's menu.

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