Mojang's Minecraft 1.8 world generator heralds "the return of floating islands"

2K plan Steamworks support for Borderlands, Civs III and IV post-Gamespy shutdown

Apocalypse Now: Survarium will be open to everyone this week, but only for one day

Team Fortress 2 Halloween event teased

The Spy’s looking a tad... off-colour today, as you can see. Give him a click on the TF2 homepage and you’ll be taken to the Classifieds pages of The Teufort Reader, which offers some clues as to the contents of Team Fortress’ upcoming Halloween update.

Dominating the page is an advert for WizardCon, which sports a dramatic photo of Merasmus the Magician. Scottish sorcerer Merasmus first appeared in the Bombinomicon comic last year. In TF2 fiction, he’s responsible for taking Demoman’s left eye and is currently the Soldier’s roommate - the “non-wizard” referenced in the ad.

A torn corner reveals a half-page advert for tarot cards, and a garbled sentence ending in ‘enemies’. I’d hazard at the verb being ‘thrown’, and wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them appear as a ranged weapon during the event.

Also referenced are ‘voodoo cursed items’, suggesting that some current TF2 staples might have their effects changed for the night.

Will you be logging in on Halloween to see what’s changed?  Valve will have a lot on their plate - they’re also introducing a new Dota 2 map, Dire Tire, for the occasion.

Login or Register


Valve believe microtransactions used for evil will ultimately "lose in the marketplace"

Team Fortress 2 update renders Quickplay more reliably quick and play-full

Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 item makers earn average of $15,000 each

Dota 2 works on Steam controller but pro play is “not really the goal”

Team Fortress 2 gets frosty, big plans are in the works for 2014

Saxxiest 2013 Team Fortress 2 Source Filmmakers announced: watch their work here


Steam Trading Card beta launches; achievements now have tangible value

Necromedic: healing transcends death in Team Fortress 2's Mann vs Machine Two Cities update

Cast your vote for the Saxxy Awards

The Mannhattan Project: Team Fortress 2 Two Cities update relocates Mann vs Machine to New York

"We do not agree with the Attorney General’s account of the Bitcoin incident" - ESEA

Valve concoct Collector's Items, several new chemistry sets for Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

What is SteamPipe?

Don’t give up the ghost: Team Fortress 2 update enables Halloween all year round

Scream Fortress is alive; “These updates will kill you - GUARANTEED!”

Valve tease Team Fortress 2 Halloween event with big comic, corpse wars and spookiness

Dress as your favourite empress-killer in Team Fortress 2

Valve bring Saxxy back for third year of TF2 video contest


Not cool: Bitcoin mining malware found in ESEA server client

Valve spook Team Fortress 2 Workshop creators into getting prepped for Halloween

Team Fortress 2 robot figurines are quite the thing

XP gain: Valve make Team Fortress 2 friendlier for ageing Windows OS

Better living through chemistry sets: Team Fortress 2 updated

Team Fortress 2 update deals with undedicated dedicated server, sees off shadow bug