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Valve launches Replay System for Team Fortress 2, announces First Annual Saxxy Awards

Valve has given Team Fortress 2 players the tools to share their proudest and/or most embarrassing in-game moments through the introduction of The Replay Update. The free install comes with new achievements, virtual incentives, and a submission call for the studio's First Annual Saxxy Awards.

The update is available now for PCs on Replay-enabled servers. It allows players to to record, edit and upload gameplay clips to YouTube or Steam, offering Replay System achievements and character taunts to those who choose to flex their amateur directorial skills. As an added incentive, Valve is promising free in-game hats to anyone who racks up more than 1,000 YouTube views for a single video.

To kick off its cinematic update, Valve is also inviting Team Fortress 2 auteurs to send in their gameplay videos for consideration in The First Annual Saxxy Awards. From now until May 19th, players can submit their Replay creations for one of twenty categories including Most Inventive Kill, Best Team Costume, Most Epic Fail, and Most Pwnage. The winner from each category will receive an exclusive (virtual) gold trophy, reportedly made from 75% Australium. Only 75%? Way to cheap out, Valve.

Complete rules and a few tips for first time filmmakers are listed at the Saxxy Awards site.

[Source: Team Fortress 2]

May 6, 2011

6 comments

  • Drawed - May 7, 2011 3:47 a.m.

    R-ape, sir, I do not believe you understand what Team Fortress 2 is if you think it needs a ranking system.
  • R-ape - May 6, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    How about an online ranking system that actually works instead.
  • rabidpotatochip - May 6, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    Modding and adding new content has always been easier on the PC, Valve was also started by former Microsoft employees and Half-Life was released when first-person shooters on the PC were really taking off so it made sense to stick with what they knew. It's total speculation of course, but I really think that's why they miss a lot of extra stuff on the consoles.
  • asspills - May 6, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    For PC only, I am assuming.. As is the case with everything awesome added to TF2.
  • Pocotron - May 6, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    WOAH! THIS IS AMAZING! THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF TEAM FORTRESS 2!!!!!!!!1111!!!!ONE!!!!!! MOAR HATS!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 6, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    Wow. It just doesn't stop... not that that's a bad thing...

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