http://gamingtrend.com
September 01, 2014, 11:34:10 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: TEAM FORTRESS 2 LIVES!  (Read 2705 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Destructor
Special Project Group
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15920


▲▲▼▼◄►◄►B A Start


View Profile WWW
« on: July 14, 2006, 01:16:09 AM »

No, I'm not making this up. From EA's Summer Showcase via Gamespot:

Quote
TEAM FORTRESS 2. WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? Hey, they're still making it! It's got a totally exaggerated, crazy art style now. Looks a little like Spy vs. Spy or No One Lives Forever, kind of a '60s spy feel. It's going to be the included multiplayer mode in Episode 2! Class-based, etc. You know the drill. Great news for shooter fans. We all thought this game was dead years ago.

And hey, Half-Life 2: Ep 2 will ship for Xbox 360 and PS3 simultaneously with the PC. The console games will basically include all of the HL2 back content, so you'll get everything on there that you can get on the PC. Who expected all this Valve news?
Logged

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11019


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 02:09:46 AM »

It would have been nice if they had released a couple screenshots of this new "crazy art style".  The news that it will be the multiplayer for Episode 2 is pretty neat, though.
Logged

Sandwiches do fix everything.
siege
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 599



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 10:57:13 PM »

Quote from: "EngineNo9"
It would have been nice if they had released a couple screenshots of this new "crazy art style".  The news that it will be the multiplayer for Episode 2 is pretty neat, though.


http://www.shacknews.com/screens.x/tf2/Team+Fortress+2/2/thumbs/060714_tf2_01.jpg
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 12:33:42 AM »

I like the spy.  The cigarette just seals the deal  biggrin
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
gameoverman
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1422


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 01:13:47 AM »

Reports are that VIDEOS will be released next week!

This is THE best gaming news since...well, it's pretty good.  I skipped episode whatever that was released, this one I'm getting.
Logged
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11019


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2006, 02:01:20 AM »

I think it looks pretty snazzy.  Like a much better looking version of Evil Genius.  I applaud them for going in a new direction with the game and I think not looking like every other multiplayer military FPS on the market will be beneficial.  The extremely unique silhouette of each character class is also intriguing.
Logged

Sandwiches do fix everything.
Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18512


Thirty. Minutes.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2006, 02:22:09 AM »

IN!
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18512


Thirty. Minutes.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2006, 02:22:23 AM »

I met one of the texture artists for TF2 in E3 2003 (she was hot, btw). She was staying in the hotel that we were at. I shoulda hit it. biggrin

[ edited to get rid of an identical double-post]
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
Jumangi
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1797



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2006, 04:03:06 AM »

I like the look their going for too. Nice to see someone thinking "out of the box"(at least for the PC world) and not just trying to create the photorealistic look.
Logged
Dafones
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2150


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2006, 05:58:41 AM »

Ha ha, looks great! Wonder what they've done with the gameplay.
Logged

Now Playing: GTA - San Andreas [PS2]
Yoshi's Island DS [DS]
corruptrelic
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3555


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2006, 10:31:38 AM »

Holy shit.. I saw that on the front page and was thinking is April fools already? I remember years and years ago being interested in TF2, but then as the years kept going by I gradually lost all interest and completely forgot about it. (Just another 'Duke Nukem Forever')

Back in '99 I interviewed one of the TF guys on BotEpidemic.com asking about the bot AI and he responded exactly "The bots will play as Commanders, squad leaders, and all other available classes." That quote alone had me hooked.
I hope they didn't give up on the bots after all these years.

Remember TF2 was originally planned as an expansion to QUAKE 2!

I'm definitely getting this either way, but I'll be going with the Xbox 360 version because my computer is so far behind in the times it's not even worth gaming on anymore.

In any case, great news indeed!
Now lets just hope they don't delay episode two for a long, long time..
Logged

"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. Fucks it. Every time he enters the arena, he slides his cock into the mouth of the beast."
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2006, 02:53:09 PM »

Man, with Prey finally coming out and now TF2 in sight I wonder if it's not a sign of the apocalypse....
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2006, 04:40:12 PM »

Quote from: "CeeKay"
Man, with Prey finally coming out and now TF2 in sight I wonder if it's not a sign of the apocalypse....

When they release Duke Nukem Forever the end will truly be near.
Logged
Dafones
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2150


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2006, 10:55:50 PM »

Then Babylon 5. Then WarCraft Adventures. Then, dare I say it, Secret of Vulcan Fury.
Logged

Now Playing: GTA - San Andreas [PS2]
Yoshi's Island DS [DS]
Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18512


Thirty. Minutes.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2006, 01:02:39 AM »

Linky Linky
Quote from: "Some_Schmuck_From_IGN"

Team Fortress 2 Teaser Impressions
Valve's class-based shooter arises from the dead with a wholly unique look and style.
by Chris Roper  
 July 14, 2006 - Nearly 10 years ago, a trio of fellows named Robin Walker, John Cook and Ian Caughley released what would go down as one of the most important mod releases to date, Team Fortress. The free modification for the original Quake brought about class-based team play into the world of 3D shooters, allowing players the ability to take on the roles of a sniper, spy, medic and more and make use of their specialized skills in a slew of multiplayer modes, including Capture the Flag and Attack and Defend.



The game was successful enough that the team formed TeamFortress Software to begin work on Team Fortress 2, what was then intended to be a commercial mod for Quake II. Valve Software quickly snatched up the young development house and released their sequel work as Team Fortress Classic, a free mod for Valve's own Half-Life. After its release, Valve announced that work on Team Fortress 2: Brotherhood of Arms was underway and a short while later released a handful of screenshots and a gameplay trailer.


The Old Look....  
 
For its time, the game looked to feature some extremely impressive technology, like proximity-based lip syncing on characters that matched actual players' voice chatting in-game. It also looked to have changed style quite a bit, shifting from the original Team Fortress' hectic play to a much more realistic combat simulation. Unfortunately, the screenshots released in 2001 were the last time that any concrete information had been heard about the game, until now.

Valve has now revealed that Team Fortress 2 will make up the multiplayer component for its forthcoming Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Along with Valve's experimental first-person puzzler, Portal, Team Fortress 2 will be a standalone game but essentially free as part of the Episode Two package. No price has been given as of yet, but it's assumed that it'll run for $19.95 like Episode One.


... And The New Look  
 
Team Fortress 2 will feature nearly all of the classes from the original game, including the Heavy, Spy, Scout, Demolitions, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, Soldier and Pyro, making for nine classes in all. Valve hasn't released any sort of information on what loadouts each class will carry.

While the classes have largely stayed the same, one thing that's extremely unique about Team Fortress 2 is its look. While the video that we saw was an edited-together montage, it featured in-game footage of the characters posing smugly for the camera, giving us a great look at the game's art and rendering style. Characters have been designed in a highly exaggerated fashion, drawing attention to what we'd assume would be their main attributes. From the sickly-thin frame for the sniper (the better to hide with) to the massive hulking arms for the heavy, it looks like you'll easily be able to spot character classes in the middle of a battlefield.

The most unique thing about the characters' looks however is the way they're rendered. Using a brand-new lighting system implemented into Source, the characters look like a cross between an action figure and a cartoon. They're clearly 3D, but feature very little texture detail. The lighting is extremely smooth however, giving them the appearance of being sculpted models or something similar - Toy Story-esque is the description that probably comes closest.

The teaser that we saw showed little more than the characters posing for a quick bit, so as of yet we know nothing about game types, map designs or anything else of that sort. Team Fortress 2 (along with HL2: Episode Two and Portal) do not have a firm release date as of yet, but being as Valve plans to ship Half-Life 2 (along with Episode One and Two, Portal and TF2) to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the same time as the PC release of Episode Two, we can expect mid-November to be the earliest we'll get our hands on it. On the other hand, Valve had planned to ship Episode Two roughly six months after Episode One, which released on June 1st, so plan on seeing the game sometime this winter season.


Suhweet!
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
gilgamex
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 113


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2006, 08:23:47 PM »

This is pretty exciting. Team Fortress 1 was what got me into online gaming. I also really like the art style too. Episode 2 is a no-brainer purchase for sure.
Logged
Meisterbrew
Special Project Group
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 194


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2006, 03:52:47 AM »

I believe it when i see it...


and if it does come out it better be good!

been wating since 1999! (or some time in there..)
Logged
Dafones
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2150


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2006, 05:07:54 AM »

Quote from: "FireFox"
I believe it when i see it...


You'll see it. Positive.

Quote from: "FireFox"
... and if it does come out it better be good!


That's what I can't guarantee, after all this time. But I have faith in Valve, and though it likely won't be revolutionary, I'll bet that TF2 will still be fun as hell.
Logged

Now Playing: GTA - San Andreas [PS2]
Yoshi's Island DS [DS]
Dreamshadow
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3037


View Profile WWW
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2006, 03:17:15 PM »

This is cool, but who mixed in my Worms with my Team Fortress?  Can't wait to see this in action!
Logged

Tom "Dreamshadow" Tjarks
Aunt Wu: Care to hear your fortune, handsome?
Iroh: At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I'd just as soon leave it a mystery.
corruptrelic
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3555


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2006, 06:01:09 PM »

Anyone else miss the 'old TF2? The one they previewed years ago as being a military realistic shooter?
Bots that would learn the maps as they played, building sentry guns and seeing where they get the most kills to concentrate on that area, etc..

This new one looks like a cartoon, and if it were just a new game I woudn't care, but it's that I've been waiting on this game for around 7 years now, and to discover this new cartoony "multiplayer only" game.. really just disapointments me.
Logged

"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. Fucks it. Every time he enters the arena, he slides his cock into the mouth of the beast."
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2006, 07:03:48 PM »

Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Anyone else miss the 'old TF2? The one they previewed years ago as being a military realistic shooter?

Nah.  There are roughly 4,605 realistic military shooters out there.  I think Valve was very smart to try to differentiate TF2.  This looks like fun.
Logged
Daehawk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11755



View Profile
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2006, 07:36:37 PM »

I think TF2 will be a great game and lots of fun. But I think it would have been even greater if it had come out around it's original work date of about 4 or 5 years ago.
Logged

---------------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.

Check my trader rating. Im 22+ and zero negs. Trade with me! smile
stiffler
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4071


View Profile WWW
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2006, 07:51:18 PM »

Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Anyone else miss the 'old TF2? The one they previewed years ago as being a military realistic shooter?


You are looking for Frontlines: Fuel of War.
Logged

Xbox Live Gamertag: cstiffler
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11019


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2006, 03:17:19 AM »

Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
Anyone else miss the 'old TF2? The one they previewed years ago as being a military realistic shooter?


You are looking for Frontlines: Fuel of War.


Which is being developed by those who left Trauma Studios (makers of the Desert Combat mod for BF1942) when that was basically killed post BF2 release.  DiCE decided they wanted to close the New York based studio and instead of moving to Sweden to become part of Digital Illusions they formed a new studio.
Logged

Sandwiches do fix everything.
Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18512


Thirty. Minutes.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2006, 06:55:07 PM »

GT Console Gaming thread on TF2 with a link to teaser trailer
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11019


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2006, 12:48:04 AM »

Jesus, that looks fucking hot!
Logged

Sandwiches do fix everything.
gameoverman
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1422


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2006, 01:20:23 AM »

I like what I see.   That 'look' beats realistic military any day of the week.  I'm just concerned about system requirements now.  THIS could be what encourages me to get a new videocard finally.
Logged
chump24
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 28


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2006, 02:27:36 AM »

I'm just happy they're releasing something. I loved TF back in the day.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.173 seconds with 79 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.06s, 2q)