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IGN’s Team Fortress 2 Preview

Team Fortress looks like it’s going to be quite a fun game. I’m a fan of shooters, unlike some people here (* cough * Gary * cough *), so I’m setting my keen eyes on all the upcoming shooters, including this one.

One interesting thing about the game is the ability for the medic to “spray” health onto teammates:

On any map, the ideal assault seems to be a Medic paired with a Heavy. Medics carry a health hose that blasts regenerative energy forward at any teammate. As long as you keep the fire button depressed, the beam will stick on whoever’s targeted, and even bend around corners. Using the hose, Medics can boost teammates’ health up to 150 percent which, as long as you’re restoring health, builds a gauge at the bottom right of the screen.

And an extra-cool thing is that Valve is working on extra content for download, and don’t plan on charging for any of it! And it won’t just be themes or wallpapers either. It’ll be real playable content. Valve representatives said “We have no plans to do booster packs for ten dollars,” and “We’ve never charged for any extra content…We want people to be glad to be a customer of Valve.”

Whoa! A company that cares about the customer!

The only fly in the ointment is that EA is handling the PS3 version. I just hope they give us everything that those 360 dudes get.

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