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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 teamfortress.com/ 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 teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/wrenchlog/ to track the Wrenches found.

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.

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh is This Week’s XBLA Release

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Make it a “Watchmen” week on Xbox LIVE Arcade The highly anticipated movie doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday, but you can spring into action two days earlier with “Watchmen: The End Is Nigh” on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, March 4, at 9 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). Underboss has escaped from prison and only you as a masked vigilante can save the city.

Scour alleys and rooftops as Rorschach or Nite Owl, and brutally fight off up to 20 enemies simultaneously – all before the action heroes make it onto the big screen. Maximize your efforts with friends in split screen co-op multiplayer competition, or tackle the crime and terror solo in this week’s six- chapter game.

Published by WB Games and developed by Deadline Games, Watchmen: The End Is Nigh will be available for 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) worldwide, excluding Asia, Japan and Portugal. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  

Click here for more details on Watchmen: The End Is Nigh. The game will also be released on the PC (through Valve’s Steam) and on the PS3 (via PlayStation Network).

Titan Pack for Unreal Tournament 3 Announced

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Fraggers rejoice, Midway and Epic Games Officially Announce the FREE Titan Pack for Unreal Tournament 3

New maps. New units. New vehicles. New characters. The most content ever added to an FPS, and all for free! Midway and Epic Games have officially confirmed the Titan Pack is coming to “Unreal Tournament 3” for the PC and PlayStation3 March 5, 2009. This bonus content takes the award-winning shooter to a whole new level.

The Titan Pack introduces 11 new multiplayer maps for maps for Deathmatch, CTF, Vehicle CTF and Warfare modes, plus eight popular maps from the first UT3 bonus pack and Xbox 360 version. In addition, players will experience two new game modes: Greed mode, a “tug of war” style kill points battle, and Betrayal mode, a cutthroat style of play where alliances and teams can shift fluidly through a match.

No word yet on when, or if this content will be arriving on the Xbox 360.

Left 4 Dead Downloadable Content to be FREE

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The recently announced Left 4 Dead Downloadable Content (L4D DLC) will be delivered to Xbox 360 and PC gamers free of charge.

Due for release this spring, the DLC for 2008’s best-selling new game property on the PC and Xbox 360, is dubbed the L4D Survival Pack and introduces a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode (Death Toll, Dead Air). A Critic’s Choice Edition of the game will be heading to retail stores this spring, and will include access to all the content introduced in the L4D: Survival Pack.

Left 4 Dead is a survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 25 industry awards from outlets around the world.

For more information, please visit www.l4d.com.