Halloween update

Team Fortress 2 Halloween update adds new Soldier lines

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There's more to the Team Fortress 2 Halloween Update than we first thought! It seems that equipping the entire Tin Soldier costume gives the wearer new lines of dialogue, and they're as hilarious as ever. Check the video for the full voice set. Thanks to ThisGuy_83 for the tip off!

Have you noticed any other mysterious bonuses readers? Let us know in the comments!


Public Service Announcement: cauldrons and seal masks appearing in TF2 backpacks

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Quick, open your Team Fortress 2 backpack! We just checked ours and found great big shiny cauldrons inside. Upon opening our cauldrons, we all found a seal mask, for some reason, and a few of us gained some extra accessories, including some gleaming arm-pipes for my Soldier. YES. It's all part of the Halloween Update, which kicked off today. Did you get a cauldron? What's inside?


Team Fortress 2 Halloween Update pits players against Demoman's giant evil eyeball

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The Team Fortress 2 halloween update is here! Do you like eyeballs? Of course not. Kill a giant, evil one now as part of the Team Fortress 2 Halloween Update. The map, Viaduct, is now haunted by the Demoman's lost peeker, and is now called Eyeaduct! If that's too much terror for one sentence, here are a few reassuring comments from the Team Fortress 2 blog to calm your nerves.

"There will be no ENORMOUS HAUNTED EYEBALL to terrorize you around an island filled with tons of SECRET LOOT, and a GIANT SKULL!"

"There will be approximately zero percent chance of you getting your trembling hands on a spooky costume FOR EVERY CLASS!"

Phew! Read on for a list of terrifying features that definitely haven't been added as part of the Team Fortress 2 Halloween update. There's a comic, too, explaining the origins of the entirely non-existent giant evil eyeball.


How to get all the new stuff in the Team Fortress 2 Halloween Update

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So we've had a chance to play around with the new Team Fortress 2 Halloween Update, which adds two maps, lots of hats, a new weapon, and a murderous AI known as the Horseless Headless Horsemann. There's a lot in it, and the way it works isn't like any other update, so we'll explain how to get all the new hats, masks, achievements and the revered Horsemann's axe.


First video of Minecraft's new biomes

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Notch has just uploaded a video to YouTube showing off biomes, one of the new additions coming this weekend in Minecraft's Halloween update. Right now in Minecraft you either generate a snow world or a grass world, but biomes are multiple different environments within the same randomly generated world. That means that you'll be able to start in a grassy world but venture outward and eventually reach snow, desert, or more. Check the video below.