The promised Team Fortress 2 beta went live overnight on Steam, presumably before
midnight Pacific time to fulfill the promised September 17 release. The beta is
open to those who have pre-purchased the Orange Box Half-Life 2 bundle.
But dammit I'm only 28. I can't be the old guy that can't enjoy any games. I suppose that large part of why I code bots. These days I get more enjoyment out of making stuff than playing it. Bots are one of the few 'mod' type things you can do solo without depending on an internet full of unreliable help.
btw: anyone remember offhand the command line option to disable the title screen background map