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Valve releases Team Fortress 2 for free, for good

By Emil · 33 replies
Jun 24, 2011
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  1. Valve has released Team Fortress 2 for free, and has announced that it is staying that way forever. Of course, the company hasn't entirely given up on making money from…

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  2. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +8

    You have to love Valve :)
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Awesome! Now I finally have a game to play in the Friday Night Fragfest!
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Now if only they would make Mass Effect 3 free..

    I can dream, can't I? :p
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I should log on to see all the free hats that I've accumulated over the years.
  6. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    I think this is Valve's response to Origin... Lol
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +793

    YES!!! I LOVE VALVE!!!
  8. Time to try out Team Fortress 2! Thanks Valve. :)
  9. Now I have a third free game to play!

    Already playing Alliance Of Valliant Arms and Battlefield Play 4 Free.

    It's awesome that TF2 is now free, double awesome I don't need Reactor anymore and can play AVA through Steam, now if Valve could just add Battlefield P4F to Steam then I'll have a central game launcher / updater. :)

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,155   +395

    Cool i'll have to check this game out. Does it have LAN support? I host 12-16 player LAN parties every 4 months and I think this would be great to play on LAN. But trying to shove all these players through my 1.5mbit connection isn't going to fly well.
  11. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Yes it has lan
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Have countless hours logged in TF2 and would recommend everyone give it at least a try, especially since it's free now :) .

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,155   +395

    Sweeeeet.... downloading now. :)
  14. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Nice to see valve show their amazingness again. They own 80 to 85 percent of digital game sales for a reason yea!!
  15. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 160   +24

    "How to keep winning" by Valve...
  16. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    This is so awesome! Now all I have to do is make a new account every time I get caught hacking, and since VAC doesn't do **** for 1-3 weeks, I don't have to worry about it!

    Actually, just kidding. Good job ruining the game.

    EDIT: First Valve and now CCP with EVE Online. Good thing I stopped having faith in game developers early on, I don't think my little heart could have taken the knife or 12 to my back.
  17. @ramonsterns

    You actually think that VAC exploit would ruin the game? what planet are you from?

  18. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    The planet where VAC doesn't ban your IP and even if it did a persistent hacker can simply change it.
  19. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,029   +197

    This games always been to cartoony for me. They announce this a week after DNF comes out ouch.
  20. tried the game this morning and hated everything about it. L4D2 is just so much better.
  21. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    All the ****ing servers I used to play on are full of F2P'ers and they're completely full all the time. **** this.
  22. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    If I had to pick between Duke Nukem Forever and Team Fortress 2, I'd pick TF2 every time. DNF is a piece of crap.

    Too bad I have this game already.
  23. You're doing it wrong, Valve. You charge money for a game then give away the miscellaneous crap like hats for free, not the other way round.
  24. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +793

  25. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Well the planet your in stinks. VAC works just fine. Its meant to run with server admins as well as auto kick/auto ban. If your basing your claims on CSS or Modern Warfare 2 then yea it works like crap But VAC run games Generally do their work well. As for simply changing your ip, IP's do "not" work that way. Masking Your ip is possible, fully changing your ip is not. Your given a IP by your ISP...Most Video Game Hackers are inexperienced fools..Change ip? Please don't make me laugh so hard lol...

    PS: If you wanted to troll you Probably should back your claims better : 3.

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