The lights are on
Acclaimed multiplayer first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 got its first injection of hot user-created content today. The game update that shipped earlier today includes a slew of new items and weapons submitted through the TF2 Contribute site, from Elvis hair for the Heavy to a pimp hat that can naturally only be worn by the Demoman.
Valve is effusive in its praise of the TF2 community, saying, "The overall quality of submissions we're receiving is fantastic, by the
way, so there'll be plenty of new additions to follow." Looking at some of the submissions, we have to agree.
It's great to see developers going the extra mile in supporting the mod communities for their titles. Many developers got their starts in the industry following this path, and tons of freely downloadable content awaits the patient mod searcher.
Of course, you could argue that dealing with driver issues that could nuke your graphics card and throwing down $600+ for a gaming rig is enough of a price to pay to reap the fruits of modders' labors. You'd be silly, because PC gaming is the gift that keeps on giving, but the argument is reasonably legit.
Looks awesome, goin start it up right now
lol pimp hat....
no 360 huh?
More proof that Valve is a developer to be admired.
...HOLY CRAP I'M RUNNING THOSE DRIVERS!!! Roll back roll back!!!
In other news...freakin sweet.
Got the new sniper hat =)
So the contributors are getting paid? I don't quite understand the last paragraph.
I bet Valve will work in a larger reward for the contributors, just the unique item seems a bit odd to me.
valve needs to get their heads out their bungholes and take biowares advice and make games for the ps3.
That's all great, but is there any possibilities of Valve getting to work on the PS3, or will they forever be lazy?
I wonder what people would do with MW2... OH WAIT
i could have sex with a valve logo right now.... lol jk but thats great
I'm so glad I bought TF2 for the PC.
I'm not suprised. Valve loves the modding community. I like the idea. Keep it up Valve.
I love Team Fortress 2. To think that in 2009 they added in 2 new game MODES, along with hats and a dozen maps, is incredibly astounding. Valve has pretty much doubled the game content in a year through free DLC. Well, it will keep me playing!
I like the pimp hat
Shipped user created content? Thats awesome... I'm not into moding or anything like that but this is pretty awesome that a company would embrace the creativity of the players. Quite cool