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Team Fortress 2 50% Off, Free to Play at Weekend

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You may not be a fan of Macs, but without them, we may never have had this Team Fortress 2 sale on Steam.

Steam has announced that to mark the launch of Team Fortress 2 for Mac, the company is selling the game half price this weekend. If you're not sure about the game for some reason (news flash: it's wicked), you can try it out and play for free all weekend long.

As a side note, Mac users also get free white earbuds for their favourite TF2 character/player.

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Team Fortress 2 (TF2), the game PC Gamer magazine's editors have called the most fun game ever made, is now available for the Mac via Steam, a leading online platform for games with over 25 million accounts worldwide.

Like all the titles Valve has brought to the Mac platform, TF2 features Steam Play allowing gamers to make one purchase to play the game on both the PC and Mac. In addition, TF2 supports cross platform play -- so Mac gamers can play against/with PC gamers.

Those who purchase TF2 for the Mac will receive a free set of "earbuds" for their favorite player character. Purchase the game this weekend can save 50% off the regular. Or, try the game now via the Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend happening now on Steam.

In addition to all the TF2-Mac goodness, a new single player training mode has been rolled out for both PC and Mac.

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    dunderklumpton , June 11, 2010 11:34 PM
    New Loadout menu sucks, but I do plan to train my scope on some 'Ear Bud' wearing heads if you catch my drift? ;-)
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    The Lady Slayer , June 11, 2010 11:30 PM
    White earbuds: the new bullseye
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    The Lady Slayer , June 11, 2010 11:30 PM
    White earbuds: the new bullseye
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    surfer1337dude , June 11, 2010 11:32 PM
    Im dowloading it and going to try it for free....mainly because when they did portal for free the one weekend....it nvr went away (I can still play it, and everything.... hoping I get TF2 free too XD)
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    jerreece , June 11, 2010 11:34 PM
    Never played it. Maybe I'll try it out for $10. LOL Should see if my wife likes it. She's been looking for something to do on her PC. ;) 
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    dunderklumpton , June 11, 2010 11:34 PM
    New Loadout menu sucks, but I do plan to train my scope on some 'Ear Bud' wearing heads if you catch my drift? ;-)
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    joytech22 , June 11, 2010 11:41 PM
    surfer1337dudeIm dowloading it and going to try it for free....mainly because when they did portal for free the one weekend....it nvr went away (I can still play it, and everything.... hoping I get TF2 free too XD)


    If your on mac, Portal was free for a limited time, you might have grabbed it when it was still free lol
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    Conrad925 , June 11, 2010 11:57 PM
    surfer1337dudeIm dowloading it and going to try it for free....mainly because when they did portal for free the one weekend....it nvr went away (I can still play it, and everything.... hoping I get TF2 free too XD)

    Uh....that's because they gave Portal for free to Mac as well as PC users. You received the game for free, just as I did. I've also received Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, and Half-Life 2-Lost Coast free of charge. Games offered on a "free" trial basis are deactivated to "pre-loaded" status after the trial period. If you like the game just buy it, half price is a good deal, IMHO.
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    the_krasno , June 12, 2010 12:03 AM
    Just buy the god damn game! But take advantage of the new practice mode! I will not forgive noobness- nor will my rocket launcher.
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    ColMirage , June 12, 2010 12:36 AM
    I'm a PC. And I have the earbuds.
    Problem, mac?
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    Sykar , June 12, 2010 12:45 AM
    I tried it, there's way too much chaos for my taste and the controls were awful, even with some tuning, I hate this game.
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    FUtomNOreg , June 12, 2010 1:12 AM
    SykarI tried it, there's way too much chaos for my taste and the controls were awful, even with some tuning, I hate this game.


    It depends on the server, and the controls aren't that bad. Same as Half Life 2's.
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    cappster , June 12, 2010 2:01 AM
    I bought the game for 2.50 on one of the mega sales steam had. It's a bit too cartooney for my taste. I am not bashing the game as to each their own, but it I really didn't like it. I need something more realistic to satisfy my gaming buds.
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    dEAne , June 12, 2010 7:16 AM
    I will try this one.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 7:32 AM
    this is the greatest multiplayer game in existence with out question.
    I quickly loged into my TF2 game on a macbook now i have the earbuds on my pc version
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    surfer1337dude , June 12, 2010 9:30 AM
    I am on pc, but
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    surfer1337dude , June 12, 2010 9:34 AM
    Conrad925Uh....that's because they gave Portal for free to Mac as well as PC users. You received the game for free, just as I did. I've also received Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, and Half-Life 2-Lost Coast free of charge. Games offered on a "free" trial basis are deactivated to "pre-loaded" status after the trial period. If you like the game just buy it, half price is a good deal, IMHO.

    Well, Im on PC and it was a free trial basis at but was not and has not been deactivated to pre-loaded...which is my point.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 11:32 AM
    I don't get it. I see price -50% and not free - so how it's free when I have to pay for it right now instead of monday, when I decide that I liked it?
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    pocketdrummer , June 12, 2010 3:52 PM
    I'm going to laugh my ass off when Mac users get owned because they think their "Magic Mouse" can hang. Not to mention their over-priced LCDs with 14ms response time.

    If mac gaming catches on, Apple's going to have to put more R&D into reducing lag from their mice and monitors.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 5:58 PM
    TF2 is the best non-military FPS you can play. It has been getting steady updates since release. New maps, class updates, crafting, etc. I play it more than any other FPS and that says a lot. Plus, now I can virtually take out my rage on all you Mactastic people I see with the in-game ear buds! WOOT! lol
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 6:02 PM
    It's a free trial that ends after the weekend. If you like it, you pay $10 to keep it past Sunday. Sale and free trial end Monday. Usually before noon...learn2read.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 6:03 PM
    Who the hell plays games for "Realism"...sheesh. Get over yourself.
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