Team Fortress 2 - Mann VS Machine Confirmed and Video Released!

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  1. jonthedit
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    I posted this when Valve's video only had 65views and 2 like!
    Teamfortress 2 - Releasing MvM on August 15!
    I was recently watching a TF2 "conspiracy video" about something called "MVM". They show a ton of proof, but the likelyhood for a 2 year undercover update seems rather low...
    Ironically, after this video, I went to go read a TF2 comic but then had to go eat dinner. The website at the time was normal. Now however, the website changed to the new Mann VS Machine layout.
    No one has posted this yet.

    Valve also added a Part 2 to the latest comic. So it seems the "Grey" team is real and that Red and Blu must once again form friendships to save themselves!

    In summary:
    -Giants and robots are confirmed
    -This is a new CO-OP gamemode similar to Combat Arms' Fireteam
    -Blu and Red are together
    -Mann Co is closed [not really, just in the event]
    -Comic Updated
    -Tobor is the mech behind the attack
    -Maybe HL3 will actually come out now that Valve is making big releases happen!

    I hope you guys enjoy~

    My Video :


    Official Valve Preview


    :arrow: Official Website
     
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  2. TwinRetro

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    What time is it? (once again) IT'S IDLING TIME!
     
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  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Saw the video a bit ago. Very good video as always.

    Also apparently there will be leveling and skill tree type of systems although how that will work hasn't been detailed yet.

    Day 2 is Mercs (tomorrow), presumably this will explain the leveling system and the playable characters (Sniper, Pyro, and Spy are most likely cut to round out the six-man team), third day is Bounty (Wednesday) which will probably include new weapons, maps, rewards for winning in this mode, and most importantly, hats.

    Very excited for the mode though. I love co-op modes and a TF2 co-op mode sounds great. I would enjoy playing Pyro though.

    EDIT: I'm actually surprised the Scout made the cut over the Pyro. I'm guessing it's because they had a lot of Pyro publicity already with Meet the Pyro and Pyromania but the Scout, I dunno how he'll work here. Pyro is more crowd control and DPS which seems appropriate for a horde-type mode while Scout is mostly just speed, meant for running shit. I'm wondering if they'll have some set of mechanics that benefit him. Like being able to gather resources so the Scout can run around grabbing them, capturing points to create strongholds, or being able to zip over to downed party members to pick them up (although that seems more medic appropriate).

    I can understand the spy obviously being that he's pretty much a singular assassin-type and he fits poorly into a horde type mode (although his sapper would be interesting with robots) and the sniper I guess just doesn't fit so much into a run-and-gun shooting thing (although I can see him using Jarate and such for AoE effects or being able to take out key targets like ubering medic bots and such) but Pyro seems to fit. I mean he was put into Killing Floor after all.

    Also $10 says final boss is Robo-Saxton Hale.
     
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  4. jonthedit
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    Feel free to edit my post as you're a real reporter. I don't normally write these things and prefer not to as I can't stand making my thread pretty with BBcode...
     
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    My body was not ready for this.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Nah it's fine. If they need to read more it's on the site or in the thread. Speaking of which, I just added the official site to your post.

    EDIT: I somehow fucked up the videos you posted but I couldn't remember the video you made. Care editing it back in or posting it in here if you can't?
     
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The irony is I just PM'd you about that... It's a bug with GBATemp. Been around since the DarkSkin patch...
     
  8. Gahars

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    With all this added content, Valve can delay the dreaded number 3 indefinitely!
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

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    >3 days of reveals
    >Speculation was of a third team
    >6 players per team
    >6 divided by 2 is 3
    >2 is the number before 3 and also the infamous Valve number

    HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED.
     
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  10. TwinRetro

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    In other news: Left 4 Dead 3 announced.
     
  11. frogboy

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    Ahh, finally a form of survival co-op for one such as I who does not own Left 4 Dead.


    And Portal 3 delayed... indefinitely.
     
  12. 8BitWalugi

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    I'm pretty sure they haven't cut the other 3 classes, they just weren't shown.

    In 'A Fate worse than Chess', the Spy, Pyro, and Sniper are all clearly shown.
     
  13. RupeeClock

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    In the case of the german version, it'll be Mannchine vs Machine.

    (No, really.)
     
  14. MegaAce™

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    Can't quite figure out what you're trying to say. :lol:
     
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    Apparently they've been working on this for 2 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzxpbUeN-eg
    I just think that that CO-OP mode will get old fast unless the robots are actually challenging or controlled by players.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    If the robots are controlled by players, how is it co-op then?

    I don't think it'll "get old fast", a lot of people think that about other co-op modes but people still enjoy Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, people still play Payday, and people still love Killing Floor.
     
  17. RupeeClock

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    German censorship is infamous for changing human characters in violent games into robots.
    Watch the video, characters explode into bits of scrap metal, gears and oil, and the Solider punching the Spy makes a distinct metallic sound.

    So really in Germany it'll just be Machines vs Machines!
     
  18. jonthedit
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    Ironically that was the original vid I saw 1hour before the release...
     
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    2 years for this?! Hard to believe, must have been one hell of a small team.
    Anyway, very glad with updates like this, Pyroupdate is just out and now they are coming with this, that's pretty cool! I love TF2 again, been playing it a lot for the past few weeks. Great community, full of funny people too.

    Also, if this adds new items, I must get my idling accounts ready!
     
  20. MegaAce™

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    That was because he hit him with his shovel, but yeah, german censorship is quite a thing..
    I think I'll try the update once it's out, playing that censored version. :lol: