Team Fortress 2 becomes free to play... forever?!

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    http://www.develop-online.net/news/38103/T...es-free-forever

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  2. purplesludge

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    wow does this mean team fortress 2 on gbatemp events now?
    Edit: Also sucks for anyone that just bought it.
     
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    Me thinks it's time for some TF2 action [​IMG]

    EDIT: wow some people seem pissed [​IMG] just look at the comments in that source link...
     
  4. Izzy011

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    I was JUST about to buy this game tomorrow. Lucky me, I guess :/
     
  5. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    It says on the steam site Team Fortress 2 Free Week.
     
  6. Raika

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    Wait what are you serious? [​IMG]
     
  7. ZaeZae64

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    Valve said in an interview they would never make TF2 F2P so that cheaters would have to buy it again if they got banned.
    Also that site is not a good source according to people on the Steam forums.
     
  8. Celice

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    At this point I'm not even sure it should be surprising. It's not like you pay to use Steam, and the game itself has had so many omg-it's-cheap moments... it's like, why not?

    it maeks moneiz
     
  9. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    Even if it isn't a good source if you actually go on the steam site you can download TF2 FOR FREE(for the rest of the week) I believe.
     
  10. ZaeZae64

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    Yes. For the week.

    Not Forever
    Also in case you didn't know. after the week is over you have to buy TF2 if you want to play it more.
     
  11. BrightNeko

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    curiously will people who bought it get a refund?
     
  12. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding I hadn't heard of the week so I thought it would only be for the week.
     
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    please be a lie i bought the orange box just for this and portal i coulda save 10 bucks
     
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    Ah. No worries. Excuse me if I came off as rude.
     
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    [​IMG] Glad I already downloaded it this week. I love you valve.
     
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    Just checked steam and it does say "free week" on it.

    Out of curiosity would this mean after a week the game no longer works or is it "purchased" during this time and yours to redownload/play from now on?
     
  17. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    Not rude at all.

    Also Temp Fortress ip?
     
  18. ZaeZae64

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    Just in case people missed my previous posts.
    Robin Walker confirmed in an interview before the Mannconomy update that they would never make TF2 F2P in order to make hackers have to rebuy the game if they get VAC banned for hacking.

    Also they've done free weeks before.

    I'll PM you the info
     
  19. deathking

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    if they do it they must give paying users some bonuses like 20 bucks worth of keys or something and ban new players from trading and crafting
    this will be so stupid if they did it unless they dont allow non paying players to get new items or craft

    ive got 4 comps with net connection
    ill just run all 4 on idle servers and get more items
    then trade them all to my main and make more hats / weapons
    then 12 hours after i will switch all 4 accounts to secondary accounts and get another 12 items trade them back
    i could do this 5-6 times a week easily
    and get around 300 items a week

    [​IMG] MORE HATS
     
  20. jamesaa

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    I'm clearly missing something here, i have no idea what on earth your talking about... apart form something to do with hats [​IMG]

    I really should phone my cousin, he plays team fortress alot so i'm sure he could explain this to me [​IMG]