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Team Fortress 2 is Now Free. Forever.

Free Damn It

The latest update to the ever popular Team Fortress 2 promised us something bigger than ever before and it just landed. Team Fortress 2 is now free forever. There was a time when when I would have to explain how Team Fortress 2 is the by far the most balanced, hilarious and rewarding multiplayer game of all time. I no longer have to explain this because it is now free. Free as in click this link right here and you can download and start playing as soon as it’s done. Go now and then check out the new Meet the Medic Trailer and my thoughts on the matter after the jump.

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Play Indie Games, Get Portal 2 Released Early

The Progress Bar to End All Progress Bars

So it’s come to this. The alternative reality game that started with an update to Portal over a year ago has ended with this. Want to get Portal 2 released early? Then get playing the games in The Potato Sack. Right now it’s unclear if it’s only playing, finding “potatoes” or a bit of both that helps. In any case here’s how to find potatoes.  I’ll update this post if we find anymore information.

Its been a long time…

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trailer, I’m Getting Tingles

Bethesda have released the first trailer with actually gameplay footage. This thing brought the internet to a standstill yesterday and if you haven’t seen it what are you waiting for! The most striking thing it shows off is the shiny new engine that replaces the Oblivion engine, last seen showing its age in Fallout: New Vegas. Not only do the environments look much nicer, the character animation in third and first person seems much smoother and less jaring. Hard to believe this is able to run on the same Xbox 360s Oblivion did all those years ago.

You can briefly catch the new combat system in use, anything can be equipped to either arm which then defines your combat style, sword and shield, sword and magic, sword and sword, magic and shield, the possibilities make for much more interesting fights.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on 11-11-11. In the meantime you can always play Oblivion again.

Weekly News Roundup: Move sales, Splinter Cell 6 and Axl Rose getting cranky

Splinter Cell 6 was this week confirmed to be in development by Ubisoft

Ahoy! It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Chronic Reload Weekly News Roundup. It’s been another week of rumours and promises, with a few bitchy transgressions thrown in for good measure. So without further ado, let’s get to it!

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Weekly News Roundup: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Elderscrolls V and another Portal 2 Delay

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood launched to critical acclaim this week

So here we are again! We’re back with another weekly news roundup, taking a look through all of this week’s major developments in the world of gaming. It was never going to live up to last week’s huge software and hardware launches, but the past seven days have seen somepretty big releases nonetheless. We’ve also had some rumours confirmed, and a few more created. In the run up to the Spike VGAs, as well as Black Friday, publishers are clamouring to build hype for the usual deluge of reveals and announcements we’ll undoubtedly receive over the coming weeks.

There were two big game releases this week. The first was Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the immediate sequel to last year’s Assassin’s Creed 2. The game bridges the gap between AC2′s Renaissance Italy and whatever era the series will next deal with by offering a “what happened next” account of events taking place immediately after Assassin’s Creed 2. The game has been widely acknowledged as the best AC installment so far; no mean feat for the third in a series of excellent titles.

The second big release of the week was Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. With the past few NFS games failing to perform well in both reviews and sales, it was refreshing to see the franchise returning to its roots, providing the old “cops and robbers” gameplay modes that originally defined the series. The game has reviewed very well overall, although it’s hard to imagine it selling all that well once the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 is released later this week.

So what else has been happening in the industry? Well…

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