Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let's Meet The Sniper...

The newest Meet the... trailer is out for Team Fortress 2, which is the Sniper. Once again, Valve does it again with these trailers delivering humor and character at the same time. Plus, TF2 is still in heavy rotation among multiplayer first-person shooters on the PC, while not on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Pyro update is expected to be out next week and it is still a question whether or not these character updates will be in the console versions in the future. I actually liked TF2 for the time I played Orange Box for its class-based system and pure teamwork compared to something like Halo 3. Sure, Halo 3 is the more popular game, but I'm ready to claim that TF2 > Halo 3 MP. There's just something special about TF2, which is arguably the personality of the characters (the cartoony graphics style) and the pure team-based gameplay that separates itself from the rest of the pack. It remains to be seen if Battlefield Heroes will replicate that personality, but TF2 is truly an under-played gem in this generation of consoles from the time I played it.

Off-topic = Congrats to the Celtics for winning the NBA Finals against the Lakers. They truly deserved it and played way better than the Lake Show throughout this whole series. It is about damn time Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen win a ring along with Doc Rivers, who out-coached the Zen Master, Phil Jackson, in nearly every way. Boston showed up and play compared to the Lakers who really needed Andrew Bynum in this series because Gasol and Odom didn't do jack. Kobe tried to do everything, but it wasn't enough. I'm pretty sure these two teams will meet again in next year's NBA Finals to continue this rivalry.

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