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Storm The Studio: Play Team Fortress 2 On Xbox Live With Valve

October 16, 2007

Storm The Studio: Play Team Fortress 2 On Xbox Live  With Valve

Valve, a leading entertainment and technology studio, today announced a special Xbox LIVE®online entertainment network event to celebrate The Orange Box,  now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

On Friday, October 19 from 3-7 PM PDT (6-10 PM EDT), Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will have the chance to take on Valve in a friendly game of Team Fortress 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. While playing, gamers can chat with the level designers, programmers, artists, writers, and animators who created Team Fortress 2 and learn helpful play tips and favorite "insider" strategies.

To get the chance to play in the developer showdown, gamers will need an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. Subscribers need only sign into Xbox LIVE and add the following Gamertags to their friends list:

  • gamewithdev1 (Matt W.- Level Designer)

  • ValveArtist1 (Matthew S. - Artist)

  • ValveAnim (Matthew R. - Animator)

  • ValveProg1 (Vitaliy - Programmer)

  • ValveProg2 (Adrian - Programmer)

  • ValveProg3 (Kerry - Programmer)

  • ValveProg4 (Robin - Programmer)

  • ValveProg5 (Jim - Programmer)

  • ValveLevelDes2 (Dave - Level Designer)

  • ValveArtist2 (Nick - Artist)

  • ValveLevelDes3 (Scott - Level Designer)

  •  ValveProg6 (David - Programmer)

  • ValveWriter (Chet - Writer)

On October 19 at 3 PM PDT (6 PM EDT), gamers can launch Xbox LIVE and invite or be invited by Valve team members to play a round of Team Fortress 2.

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Team Fortress® 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. TF2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities and lend themselves to a variety of player skills. Featuring the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date and a signature art style, TF2 delivers the most exciting class-based action ever created.

Team Fortress 2 is one of three new highly-rated games included in The Orange Box, which also features Half-Life® 2: Episode Two and Portal. Also included-for the first time on the Xbox® 360-are Half-Life® 2 and Half-Life® 2: Episode One. The Orange Box is now available for the Xbox® 360 console system.

About Valve

Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based in Bellevue, Washington. The company's portfolio of entertainment properties includes Half-Life®, Counter-Strike®, Day of Defeat®, Team Fortress® and Portal. Valve's catalog of products accounts for over 20 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 80% of PC online action gameplay. In addition, Valve is a developer of leading-edge technologies, such as the Source game engine and Steam, a broadband platform for the delivery and management of digital content. For more information, please visit

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