Valve are so awesome (sometimes). To get folks downloading their very own PC platformer Steam they have made one of their classic games free for life. Team Fortress 2 is probably one of the best FPS multiplayer game you can find on the PC, after its pitiful release on Xbox Live and the PSN due to amount of hackers PC became the only legitimate place to play Team Fortress 2. And now its free.
Unfortunately this free deal doesn't come on the Xbox or on the PS3, just comes on the PC for Steam. You can download Steam here, and join in on the rampage going on.
Of course this sounds too awesome for a lot of people, but Valve quite a while back implemented a character customisation and a store for you to buy microstransaction items for macrotransactions prices. Sounds silly but this is quite a new function people need to get used to. It began with Battlefield Heroes which must have been successful considering quite a lot of game are following in their footsteps. I find it's an ok system as long as it doesn't effect the game whatsoever.
My reaction to the news:
Maybe its time to get Gary's Mod.