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Posts tagged “Pyro”

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Pyro Maniacs: Achieving Nothing in TF2

This isn't a rant for or against Team Fortress 2 Achievement servers. It's a recounting of the bizarre/hilarious/terrifying experience I had on one of them - yes, my personal reactions to what I encountered do inevitably slip in, but mostly it's a portrait of this unique facet of gaming subculture. Whether you agree or disagree with their existence, these beat-the-system servers are fascinating enough to…

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Rumours Of Fire Hose Denied: Pyro’s A Lady

It's always important to note when you're right. If you've read our Pyro coverage carefully, you'll notice that we, along with the rest of the internet, believed that Team Fortress 2's Pyro is a girl. And she is. It's almost confirmed. Robin Walker had a chat with CS-Nation, in which he said, "We've never been terribly happy with the Pyro, in particular with her shallower…

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Pyro Pyro Pyro

In a bit, Valve, will be revealing the Pyro update here - 7pm GMT, if that holds. But the men of the press were able to look at it earlier here. We were among those pen-wielding men and then wrote this news up as quickly as possible. Except one of the men of the press leaked the link early, the 7pm thing went out the…

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Pyro Upgrade Dated, Meet The Sniper Tomorrow

When's the Pyro update? When's the Pyro update? When's the Pyro update? Okay, okay, we'll tell you. It's Thursday! (19th). When's Meet The Sniper released? When's Meet The Sniper released? When's Meet The Sniper released? TUESDAY! (At 11am PDT/7pm GMT, to be specific). This will lead into another of Valve's free Team Fortress 2 weekends, so even the most unsure can check out the Pyro's…

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TF2 Pyro Pack Almost Ready

Good news for Pyro fans (apart from those who fear change, but love forums) - Valve are almost ready to release the next big Team Fortress 2 update. Which of course brings with it the new Meet The Sniper movie, as we oh-so exclusively revealed last week. This includes the introduction of a new unlockable weapon for the Pyro, the Axtinguisher. (Best name ever?) Dishing…

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The PC’s Samus? Pyro’s Gender To Be Revealed

Relaxing with the new PCG: UK podcast, I was entirely unsurprised - if only because Dep-Ed Edwards had told me about it beforehand - to hear the Master of Stealth Tom Francis reveal a little gossip hot from Valve's Robin Walker. Firstly, they're still doing the class movies - the next was to be the Medic, to roll out with the class achievements, but it…

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Eternal Flame

Anyone feeling left feeling a little meh by the Team Fortress 2 Demoman video today may find their spirits uplifted by Lit Fuse Films' incredible TF2 fan-film Ignis Solus. As I observed a while back, Pyro is lonely. So lonely. And this is how he copes with it. Tragic, witty, beautifully edited and heavy with in-jokes on the nature of multiplayer shooters, it's billed as…

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Valve Announce Pyro To Be Tweaked

While chatting with Team Fortress 2 developer Robin Walker, he let us know, "We're going to do a Pyro tweak in the next couple of days." Specifics of the changes weren't clear, but when we put it to him that people felt he was comparatively underpowered, Walker diplomatically replied, "The Pyro doesn’t get lag compensation with the flamethrower in the same way which other characters…

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Go Team! Part 4 – The Pyro

Continuing our class-by-class ranting about Team Fortress 2. See here, here and here for the story so far. Important update: this article was written in the earliest days of the TF2 beta, before The Pyro was patched to become more effective, and is subjective account of how it felt to play him then, not a review of the class. Please bear this in mind before…

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