TF2 Saxxy Awards Winners and TF2 Update 01/10/14

Welp, the winners have been announced! And I was mostly completely wrong. The only one that I guessed would win and got right was that TF2 in 60 seconds one. Anyway, the winners are: Best Short: Team Fortress 2 in 60 seconds Best Drama: Defect_ Best Comedy: About a Scout Best Action: Rivalry Rush Best Overall: Animation VS Animator! A very interesting pick from Valve. I think everyone knew that TF2 in 60 seconds was going to win and Defect_’s chances were really, really high. But I am genuinely surprised that Animation VS Animator was chosen to be the best overall.… [Continue Reading]

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What’s that? A new blog post?

Normally, most blog posts asking people to do things with or for Valve generally require a little know-how. Some elbow grease. A bit of effort. That sort of thing. Then again, generally, Valve like to ask us to make cosmetic items which they can sell and you get some profit from if you’re one of the select few who manage to get chosen and all that. Let’s just say, the chances are slim. But after today’s blog post, we’ve got something different. Merchandise. T-Shirts. Posters. Stuff like that. From the blog post, it seems that it’s just t-shirts and posters… [Continue Reading]

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How to Fail Official Valve Spy Training

Have you tried out TF2’s training mode? It was added back in June 2010 as a way to familiarize new players with the Soldier, Demoman, Spy, and Engineer. Even if you vaguely remember doing them back in your TF2 career, you should check them out again, because at some point in history my progress was reset. And good thing too, because I quickly learned that I needed spy training. He’s by far my worst class, I can usually average .05 kills per life after hours of playing him. I tried to sap a stickybomb once. Even lone buildings are a threat. … [Continue Reading]

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Subclass Birthday Bash Results!

Danthefinn’s Birthday Bash is over, and boy was that fun! I got to play Battle Medic on some hilariously kooky maps, and to my amazement, I found that I really liked the Syringe Gun. It’s actually a lot better then I thought at stacking up the damage if you just aim intelligently and know how to lead (and I think all that pulse-rifling in Loadout is what subconsciously prepared me for it). As someone who dropped a crossbow within minutes of playing TF2 and never looked back, this was quite a shock to discover. But enough of that, you just… [Continue Reading]

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“Mirrored Maps” event results!

That event was, in my personal opinion, one of our best yet! Ultimately Team 1 swept in a 3-1 victory, losing only Lwobtsud to a ninja backcap by team 2 spy John Caveson. But the real point was to try some mind-bending maps that challenged the hundreds of hours we collectively have on the classics, and I saw more than one person bump into a wall during the event. Kip‘s streams of the event are posted on Youtube for those who’d like to rewatch the event. Thanks Kip and KobeKun for casting the event! And if you missed it, don’t… [Continue Reading]

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A distinct lack of hue and blog posts

With blogs, it’s important to keep them up to date with new content. That’s a very hard job to do, because most things change all the time. Even immobile things like rocks and Brass Beast Heavies change. At best, a blog ought to have content posted regularly, even if it doesn’t go back and fix things that may have changed and stuff like that. Most blogs have multiple people working on them, delivering content on a semi regular basis. At the SPUF blog, TheSupremeCommander hosts the blog, Aabicus and myself maintain the site in general, iGamr announces new posts and… [Continue Reading]

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Team Fortress 2 Update, 7th Feb 2014

Sooo, there was an update yesterday! A huge, Quickplay-mending update! Oh and we got more hats. Let’s have a look! Related posts: Demoman got nerfed, but FAIRLY this time! – Smissmas 2014 “Taunt Kills!” + Why the new Chemistry Sets are good for the economy Blood on the Water, almost – The new TF2 Comic The Scotsman’s New Skullcutter The Short End of the Stick

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Sniper Versus Machine: The Post Dualcity

Valve have recently rolled out an awesome MvM update – Two Cities. For most part it’s great – Medic and Soldier buffs, killstreak weapons (that don’t look too good in most occasions but some are really awesome), Rottenburg. On the downside there is Empire Escalation Wave 4. But that’s later. Since it’s a blog, it’s kinda logical for someone to get their opinion here, or maybe a story, if they have anything to share, so I’ll do exactly this thing. Related posts: Why the CnD deserves some love Some Under-loved Weapons Which Shine on rd_asteroid In Defense of Medieval Mode… [Continue Reading]

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November 24th-November 30th

This was a busy week in Team Fortress history! Back in 2007, Valve fixed a very annoying bug with the demo system where it would get all jittery when you played it back. In 2011, they fixed a problem with allclass hats where they wouldn’t appear until you touched a resupply cabinet. November 30th, 2012 saw the release of the Track Terrorizer, War Pig, Pyrotechnic Tote, Bearded Bombardier, Soviet Gentleman, Pocket Purrer, Medi-Mask, Koala Compact and Hat of Cards, the latter of which is one of my favorite Spy hats. 2012 was also the conclusion of the Saxxy Awards, meaning… [Continue Reading]

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SPUF Goes to Hawaii

Recently I learned, to my astonishment, that the other people on SPUF actually consist of more than usernames and bodiless personalities. On October 7th my newlywed wife and I departed on a honeymoon cruise to Hawaii, and on the 16th visited the district of Kona. There, I met up with SPUF’s spy master and Stormy Storm Team Captain-rocker Captain Blades! The Captain gave us a private tour of the island, which was awesome because we hadn’t the forethought to sign up for any of the guided tours. We couldn’t visit any of the national parks because the American Government was… [Continue Reading]

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