Thursday, 3 January 2008

Team Fortress invading Germany

The latest news from Valve is that Team Fortress 2 is going to be available in Germany for FREE this coming weekend! The following comes from my news post on


The smash-hit mulitplayer First Person Shooter, Team Fortress 2 is due to travel up the banks of the Rhine and hit the German gaming public with a FREE weekend of play-time. From January 4th to January 6th any German Steam members will be able to play Team Fortress 2 for absolutely free. For those who want to and are able to take part pre-loading has already begun to maximize your gaming potential.

The message from Doug Lombardi follows in English and in German.

Team Fortress 2: Free Weekend in Germany

All gamers in Germany may experience what many are calling the best multiplayer game of 2007 during the Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend, offered exclusively to German gamers via Steam January 4th through 6th.

The Free Weekend is open to all gamers in Germany during the event. To participate, simply visit and install the free client. To maximize the free play time, Team Fortress 2 is available now for pre-loading, so players can have everything installed and ready to play the moment the Free Weekend begins on Friday, January 4.

The Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend in Germany will conclude on Sunday, January 6 and no purchase is required to participate in the free weekend.

Team Fortress 2 is one of three new games introduced in The Orange Box, a unique collection of new critically acclaimed games from Valve available for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 that is winning Game of the Year awards across the world.

For more information, please visit

Team Fortress 2: Gratis-Wochenende in Deutschland

Exklusiv und nur für die deutsche Community: Team Fortress 2 - von vielen Spielern als bestes Mehrspielergame aller Zeiten gefeiert - gibt es vom 4. bis zum 6. Januar für ein Wochenende gratis!

Dieses Gratis-Wochenende gibt es nur für deutsche Spieler. Zur Teilnahme laden und installieren Sie bitte Steam kostenlos von und folgen den Installationshinweisen. Sie können Team Fortress 2 umgehend im vorraus herunterladen und am Freitag, dem 4. Januar, sofort loslegen und das gesamte Wochenende voll ausnutzen.

Das freie Wochenende endet am Sonntag, dem 6. Januar, und verplichtet Sie nicht zum Kauf.

Team Fortress 2 ist eines von drei neuen Spielen der Orange Box, einer einzigartigen und von Kritikern gefeierten Kollektion brandneuer Valve-Spiele für PC, Playstation 3, und Xbox 360 und die Orange Box gewinnt momentan mehrere Auszeichnungen als bestes Spiel 2007 weltweit.

Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie bitte


One wonders whether to gory violence of TF2 being available for free to all Steam users in their country will go down well with the Germany Government which is well known for limiting any violence in games available for sale in the country.

Though this being an online distribution service probably makes any problems the Germany Government may have irrelevant.

Expect to see massive numbers of highly-trained and skilled German gamers invading TF2 this weekend!

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