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Valve Gets a Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun in Office

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 25 comments

Bad news if you're wearing blue.

Anyone who has played some Team Fortress 2 will know all about the Sentry guns that the Engineers build. They can be an appreciated ally or a hated enemy, depending on your alignment.

While those sentry guns appear to be just works of imagination, the movie magic wizards at Weta Workshop make it their business to make imagination a reality. The folks at Valve visited Weta Workshop down under in New Zealand and they were impressed enough to commission them to make a real life representation of the Sentry gun.

Judging from the pictures and videos, it looks spot on. So, Weta, got a spare one for us?

Weta's TF2 Sentry

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    hellwig , December 14, 2010 2:07 PM
    Valve visiting Weta? Seems we're getting ever closer to that Half-life movie.
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    SirGCal , December 14, 2010 2:08 PM
    OMG! I so want one!!! Level 3 though please!!!
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    sliem , December 14, 2010 2:08 PM
    Cool, does it track motion and makes bang bang noise?
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    MattPenner , December 14, 2010 2:42 PM
    sliem, add a Kinect and I'm sure the motion tracking would be a walk in the park. :)  That would make for some fun pranks.
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    Darkerson , December 14, 2010 3:02 PM
    That is pretty awesome!
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    Trialsking , December 14, 2010 3:24 PM
    hellwigValve visiting Weta? Seems we're getting ever closer to that Half-life movie.


    Sounds more like a TF2 movie if they made a sentry gun.....I nominate Vince Offer to play scout. Just type that into goggle to see why.
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    Flynn_Serlant , December 14, 2010 3:27 PM
    I want to see a total conversion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxBa5bQfTGc
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    fonzy , December 14, 2010 3:44 PM
    Stop playing around and get the next Half-Life done already.
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    gm0n3y , December 14, 2010 3:48 PM
    Wow, they actually made it out of metal too; it's not just some cheap movie prop made of plywood and plastic. Nice job, now start making more and throw them up on eBay.
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    jimmysmitty , December 14, 2010 4:04 PM
    First the valve. Then the Golden Crow Bar. Now the Sentry. Their offices will soon become a fortress. I am guessing they know how the events of L4D occur and are beefing up their offices for the apocalypse.
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    abswindows7 , December 14, 2010 4:19 PM
    I like the sentry gun
    I just don't like to read something as old as last week.
    In media, the first one who has the news wins.
    Tom's unfortunately lose on this one(And many others)
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    husker , December 14, 2010 4:24 PM
    abswindows7I like the sentry gunI just don't like to read something as old as last week.In media, the first one who has the news wins.Tom's unfortunately lose on this one(And many others)

    Yet you come here, read articles, and post on the forum.
    Tom's Wins!!!!
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    maigo , December 14, 2010 4:40 PM
    Well it's not a mini lvl3 sentry, but it's still fracking fantastic
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    WheelsOfConfusion , December 14, 2010 6:24 PM
    They've gotten it to traverse, but not elevate? Weaksauce for Weta!
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    commandersozo , December 14, 2010 6:42 PM
    The Weta Workshop makes everything cool...
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    rykh , December 14, 2010 9:12 PM
    I think they should have least made the upgraded one.
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    pwnzerage , December 14, 2010 10:22 PM
    They should have made it shoot Nerf bullets.

    JK lol That's just the fanboy in me speaking :p  This is really amazing!
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    zachary k , December 14, 2010 10:24 PM
    what made them angry was when someone started bashing it with a wrench and shouted "IT WONT UPGRADE!!!"
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    holmebeef , December 14, 2010 10:36 PM
    Okay Valve - this is kinda cool. Now get back to work and finish Half Life 2 for Gods Sake!
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    doomdesire86 , December 15, 2010 12:13 AM
    Quote:
    Bad news if you're wearing blue.


    This.
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