My not so secret obsession/favorite game/secret lover is Team Fortress 2. It’s a brilliantly designed game that takes many of the best elements of both online gaming and sports and combines them into an endlessly re-playable blood orgy. I love it, and it has sucked away many hours from both my wife and me. What’s more impressive is the way Valve has managed to keep the game fresh. Regular online celebrations like Scream Fortress and Smissmis and regular updates like the new Robot Destruction mode and Mann vs. Machine help keep people interested. Oh… and the hats, the hats are great.
Fanboyism aside, Valve released this years Scream Fortress, and Merasmus is back, this time with an evil carnival dedicated to an ancient (and fabricated) Sumerian deity, more spells, and bumper cars. Yeah, that’s right, you can now get your TF2 on in virtual bumper cars. The glory of TF2 is intrinsically tied into mayhem, and there’s no more enjoyable mayhem than bumper cars, and that’s why I’m overjoyed right now.
You can play Scream Fortress now through November 12, 2014.
[via Team Fortress]