Team Fortress 2 Beta Live

The Team Fortress 2 beta went live overnight, meaning some of you may notice missing people at work, as well as elsewhere.

Last night a gaggle of old-school Team Fortress Classic fans flocked to Steam for their first shot at playing Team Fortress 2, a "beta" only available to those who have pre-ordered The Orange Box through Valve's download service. Unfortunately, as tends to happen with these anticipated downloads, there were some hiccups in the process.

Ah well, the hiccups were worked out and now people are playing furiously.  This game has seemingly (note the word seemingly) been in development as long as Duke Nukem Forever, which has been in development almost as long as its name implies.