The Orange Box's 10th Anniversary

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  1. Erk

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    The Orange Box's 10th Anniversary

    October 10, 2017 - TF2 Team

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    (10th anniversary community mosaic image courtesy of TF2 subreddit)


    On October 9th, 2007, Team Fortress 2 was released to the world. Also some other games shipped too, in a game collection called The Orange Box, but between you and us, we were never really happy with how it was marketed:


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    And now, ten years, 624 updates, 100+ maps, 60 billion kills, 20 trillion in damage done, 6 billion items created, 2 billion headshots, and lots and lots of hats (so many hats) later, Team Fortress 2 celebrates a solid decade in gaming! Of course, there's really nobody else to thank for that but you, the loyal player. Thanks for letting us share this ride with you! We have one of the best communities any game could ask for, and we've loved growing the game with all of you into the weird, wonderful thing it is today!


    What's next, you ask? We're putting the finishing touches on a mammoth new update, and it'll be shipping in the very near future, we promise. How near? Well, very. Imminent. Not this week imminent, but you know. Really soon.


    Also, we should mention that Shapeways is launching a Valve Design Contest to reward the best designs with epic prizes from Valve and Shapeways. The grand prize winner will receive a Team Fortress 2 Grey Medic statue and $500 in Shapeways printing credit, so if you're good at 3D design and like prizes, head on over and check it out!


    Here's to another decade!

    Post: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=33463

    Okay, done this before, lets hope the bot's still broken (I think its a bot?) and I can just post this in peace.

    I guess I'll keep posting the updates from tf2.com so people can talk about it and/or see it here.
     
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  2. EArkham

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    lol, I wonder if they purposely said that to trigger facepunch.
     
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  3. Hyperion

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    What a disappointment even though there wasn't many reasons to expect anything
     
  4. B!scuit

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    I'm so glad they said soon but not this week
    Keeping us near the edges of our seats, but not so far forward we fall off face-first
     
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  5. Kapanyo

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    Personally, I'm stoked! I can't wait to see what happens next.
     
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  6. CommodoreKong

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    I'm a Facepuncher that liked them giving us some communication about the release date even if it wasn't the exact date.;)
    Plus the blog post itself was pretty nice.

    If this update comes out before Halloween (which seems possible based on their wording) I wonder if we'll get a Scream Fortress this year or not. Manniversary did come out on Oct 13 and that Scream Fortress came out Oct 27th but there weren't campaigns back then. I suppose they could always give out contracts and Merasmissions at the same time.
     
  7. Erk

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    At the very least you can expect there to be some great community Halloween maps added.
     
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  8. EArkham

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    Yeah, I read there daily as well, but for weeks now, each visit has just been 100 new posts by the same 5-8 people, all bitching and being arrogant about how they would do things better and posting garbage. It gets tiresome trying to find actual discussion in that mess. I'll try to catch your posts, and ICS's, and a few others, but mostly it's just noise.
     
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  9. My bad

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    I'm just glad I don't have to hold my breath for the next week, easier to focus on other stuff.
     
  10. ics

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    They didnt even mention halloween on the post at all. Everyone expects scream fortress to be there though.
     
  11. Kapanyo

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    They mentioned a while back that the coming update would release plenty of time before Halloween.
     
  12. RaVaGe

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    RIP people who worked hard to make Halloween maps for this year.
     
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  13. Izotope

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    There's always next year.
     
  14. Kobolite

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    true
     
  15. CommodoreKong

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    Well the taunts playlist on the TF2 Youtube channel was updated yesterday and it now has 8 private videos. In the past typically the update has come out within a few days of private videos being uploaded so it's a good sign the update will actually be very imminent but not a guarantee.
     
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  16. Erk

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    And all of the screenshots take place in a new jungle map, with new jungle assets.
     
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  17. Joshenkstone

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    Well this just became a update speculation thread. :p
     
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  18. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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  19. CommodoreKong

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    Well I was going to make a new thread for the taunt video thumbnails but Erk beat me by a minute or two in posting them.
     
  20. RaVaGe

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    Yeti gamemode ?
     
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