Engineer to be Updated in Team Fortress 2

Valve recently announced an update to the Engineer class in its popular “Team Fortress 2” (TF2) title. Valve noted that this is the largest single-class update it has made for the game. The download will introduce new maps, items and achievements among other things.

The update is scheduled to be deployed between now and Thursday. Visit for additional information.

Valve also revealed that they will be issuing “Golden Wrenches” to TF2 players. Here’s a clipping from the press release:

“Every time Engineers “craft” (build) something in the game, they have a chance of getting a Golden Wrench. Every 25th Wrench awarded unlocks more info about the update.”

Visit to track the Wrenches found.

Pandemic Studios to Close Down

According to Kotaku, Pandemic Studios is no more. The developper behind the hits “Full Spectrum Warrior” and “Star Wars: Battlefront” is rumored to be axed by Electronic Arts later today. Go to for the full story.

The team had been working on the eagerly anticipated video game Saboteur. The project is said to now be in the hands of EA Montreal.

The downfall of the studio started with the closing of Pandemic Studios Brisbane who were working on the never realeased “Dark Knight” game for EA.

Left 4 Dead 2 Ships to Retail

Valve latest zombie slaughter fest “Left 4 Dead 2” has shipped to retail outlets. The game is available on the PC and for the Xbox 360.

PC owners can purchase the game immediately through Valve’s digital distribution service STEAM for $49.99USD. The Xbox 360 version retails for $59.99USD.

Shadow Complex Hits XBLA Today

Summer of Arcade 2009 comes to a close this week with the release of Chair’s “Shadow Complex” for the Xbox 360. The 2D/3D side scrolling Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) will set you back 1,200 MS Points.

The game serves as an homage to classic games such as “Super Metroid” and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”. Players will take part in a rescue mission and uncover power-ups that will assist you on your journey.

A review of the game will be posted on the site shortly.

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