RUMOR: Team Fortress 2 Will Add Robotic Faction
Rumors are building that Team Fortress is about to get a third faction, one that is decidedly machine like in composition. Valve has been seeding the Internets with clues lately suggesting this happenstance. For instance, this graphic, discovered by brainiacs at NeoGaf, that suggests a man vs. machine theme. A Kotaku reader spelled things out for the plebs who can’t decode Valve’s obtuse and labyrinthine marketing:
“Someone found out by equipping an item that was not supposed to be equippable and high fiving someone, the person you high fived would receive a secret message in the form of a joke. The jokes turned out to be hidden hex code, which then revealed nine things. Eight of them just revealed a word, but the ninth one revealed a zip with a password lock (a Keepass thing). Using the words as a PDP code list somethignsomthingsomething (I’m not exactly sure here), people found a link inside linking to [tf2.com] which turned out to be a crafting recipe in game. Crafting all the items together caused a GAME wide message, linking the comic.”
Meanwhile, all the evidence has been compiled in this video:
Of course, this could mean nothing. It could also mean Valve is distracting us while plotting the announcement of Half-Life 3. My guess: Billionaire Gabe Newell needs a new private jet, one powered by web speculation.