Team Fortress 2: Meet the Medic

It’s been a long time since Valve released the last in this series of intros to the characters that make up their Team Fortress 2 game. Not that I’m complaining as each one has been better and funnier than the last.

This time out it’s the Medic’s turn to show off just what makes him such a powerful ally in the ongoing war between the Red and Blue teams:

I think the only class left to get an intro video is the Pyro and he (or is he a she?) is almost impossible to understand under that gas mask. Not that that’ll stop Valve from finding some way to pull it off.

What’s really amazing is that this game is now 4 years old and still very popular. The steady stream of free updates has kept it fresh and they’ve slowly been adding in features that support microtransactions for their latest announcement that the game will now be free to play. As always there’s some concern from the folks who actually paid for the game in the past on what it suddenly going free means for them. As it turns out the differences between Free and Premium accounts won’t be so great as to imbalance gameplay. Mostly it’ll consist on limits on how many things your backpack can hold, what you can craft, and how you can trade or gift items. You can read the full FAQ here.

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