Time for some pyrotechnics.
But hacking and voice chat problems persist.
"Work is ongoing" to stop new account abuse.
But no risk to player security, Valve insists.
A brief chat in Shanghai.
UPDATE: Valve moves to limit damage.
UPDATE: Valve removes TF2008 Steam page, mod community implodes.
For some who have suffered harassment and sexual abuse, enough is enough.
This was a triumph.
A spe-shell day.
Nature finds a way.
Meat the heavy.
Nintendo's squid shooter has legs.
And some are angry about it.
End of the Line community-created update released.
"Soldiers eat babies. That's a fact."
UPDATE: Day two adds new weapons and items.
Lower than you thought?
But a huge 37% of all owned games remain unplayed.
Valve and doing micro-transactions right.
And reveal how it will work with Steam.
Early bird pricing started at $249.
All they need now is an omnidirectional treadmill expert.
You need to see this.
Oculus Rift compatibility coming?
Because Christmas cake is disgusting.
Oh look it's Gabe Newell in a Santa hat!
Officially approved by Ed McMillen.
Oh they'll induct anyone have they no standards etc..
"This is a huge milestone in the development of PC gaming" - Newell.
They sure aren't pretty.
Valve keeps on giving with Mann Vs. Machine - and continues to show how free-to-play should be done.
Team Fortress 2 hub available for all.
Fight hordes of robots with five friends.
It's Mann vs. Machine.
Disallows class action lawsuits, improves individual claims.
A sign of things to come?
Jason Holtman gives a peek inside Valve's unique structure
The Half-Life maker on its "organic gravity well".
"It will be fun to be a fan."
See the world as the Pyro does, right now.
A glimpse beneath the gas mask?
Valve profiles the masked merc.
Free download lets you make your own Team Fortress 2 animations.
Meet the Pyro image released.
New Doomsday map and mode released, Meet the Pyro short revealed.
"It was risky, everything could have gone horribly wrong."
Added to Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and 250 Steam games.
"It's basically useless."
"It isn't a hat."
New class packs, hats, items and maps.
New map, boss fight, achievements, costumes.
20-30 per cent spend money.
That's a lot of hats.
Pre-purchase nets footie boots for Valve FPS.
Portal 2, TF2 and Spiral Knights supported.
You can never have too many hats.
Would love Xbox Live restriction relaxed.
CS: GO, Steam, Portal 2 DLC and Half-Life 3.
Shotgun, sniper rifle, revolver, zapper.
Trade virtual items for other virtual items.
Who wants to live forever?
Free-to-play move impacts Steam chart.
Latest footage from the F2P shooter.
Original members now "Premium".
Über Update unleashed.
New update goes live today.
"Nice work, everyone!" - Valve.
Limited edition DLC does the business.
"I walk around the hall with my iron fist."
Trick or treat?
"It was completely mind-blowing", says one.
Update lets you buy, trade, customise gear.
Admits "total failure" to update TF2.
Final class overhaul on Thursday.
Buy new episode, get severed head.
Valve "really excited" about future.
There can be only one (of each class).
For work on Steam and influential games.
Create/share/use hats, weapons, avatars.
Do they know it's Christmas?
Try out the WAR! update.
Not so much a patch as a bandage.
Dev discusses price variation on Steam.
Cheaters will be trampled.
In first ever classless update.
Valve takes pressure off. Eager to learn.
You've got all weekend to try it out.
First new weapon a bow and arrow.
Plus: X360 patch "still being worked on".
Cor. Cor. Cor. Cor.
Becoming "entertainment company".
Stun enemies with baseballs.
Tweaks coming for Spies and Engineers.
Includes Left 4 Dead. Bargain!
Centralise game data starting with L4D.
Valve doesn't support the system.
Heavy patch to be released tomorrow.
More weapons, maps, gameplay modes.
Valve seeking inspiration from gamers.
The weapons, achievements and maps.
And a Free Weekend to try it.
Should remedy many of the problems.
Same week in US and Europe.
Must be hungry. Or patched.
Plus lots of other tweaks.
Chatting about Portal and whether Orange Box will return.
Valve balancing it now.
So you can buy them separately.
Well, well, well.
And an entire new game mode.
For PC, with 360/PS3 to be confirmed.
Can pre-load today.
We pit EA's port against PC and 360.
Extra TF2 rewards first up.
TF2 performance tweaks.
Also, lag patch due soon.
Don't forget to curtsy.
Valve pushes the button.
Look at the big guns.
First of many exclusive peeks.
Treats for Steam pre-orders.
King of the castle.
He likes a sing-song.
From next Monday.
"We don't track that."
On Orange Box, Steam, Wii controls, next-gen.
But who is it about? Find out!
"You buy the product, you get the content".
On making Hydro, and what happens after release.
Smile some more.
Episodic, in-game ads, Steam, XBL, EA, you.
But, you know, don't place bets.
Down to Microsoft.
Episode 2 and TF2 to support it.
Valve progress report.
Orange and black box details.
Doug Lombardi on Episode Two, TF2 and Portal.
Real-time demos, says Lombardi.
Valve heading to GC 2006.
Now showing on EGTV.
360, PS3 and PC - and it'll ship with Team Fortress 2.