Looks like another message is doing the rounds on Steam.. Just had a "nobody" send me the following message:

YoNiC Hey there PGm, if you would like a free game please visit this link: http://manygame.justfree.com/login.htm to choose your game and login to confirm your choice. This is a one time promotional offer, limited free copies for a limited time hurry to get your free game now! Have fun !!

Thankfully Firefox 3.5 reported the site as possible Web Forgery, which I already knew but at least some of us may be forewarned.

Just thought I'd give the rest of you a heads up.

Phishing Scam: http://valvegame.t35.com/

PLEASE BE AWARE.  There is a currently a steam message doing the rounds using the above url in the message body that is not related to Steam in any way.

It looks very authetuc but it's not.  The page ultimately requires you to login but you are NOT signing into steam.  You are giving away your details to your steam account to some unscruplous nut sack.

If you are using Firefox then please make sure that you see "Valve Corporation" in green on the right hand side of the web address and that the web address is http://steamcommunity.com to make sure you are on the correct site.

Sadly IE is not so good at showing you this but please be prudent and vigilent.

If in doubt please use Steam to access it's Community and Shop.

Well it's not entirely true.  I've been a little on the lazy side in create new news post but this is an old YouTube Video that just make me chuckle and I think it's worth having on the home page for a while (Maybe it'll give me an incentive to remove it when I've had enough).

YouTube Stream

June 27th

We'll it's almost here.  Saturday night PUG.  Everyone has signed up and the teams have been set.  Sub's are ready and spectator's wait for the first of many PUG games.

If you haven't already seen the you'll find more information on our forums.

You'll also find some very handy links for tips and tricks on specific pug maps as well as some class playing tips.  All are worth watching and reading.  There's also a poll regarding the banning of the dreaded sandman.  Something the leagues have done to aid gameplay.

You may have noticed the new sub-forum added yesterday. It's for discussion on oldmeme and Chairman Meow's idea to bring back the old 6v6 matches the Fester's Community used to play. This would involve semi-competitive 6v6 matches on Saturday nights, with possible inclusion to add further nights if it gathers enough attention. However, games can only be played through signing up before hand and being assigned to a random team. The sooner you sign up, the better things will go and the easier it'll be to prepare for each game.

Check out the Forums for further details.

It was a little unexpected but at the very last moment we were made aware of a datacentre move.  Yep, that means for the last long 8 hours Festers Place was totally unavailable.  All machines were turned off and physically moved from one location to another.


This should mean a better all round experience for all our visitors and fingers crossed we will be back to uninterrupted game playing.

If you experience any problems please let us know on out forums.

You may have noticed that there is a new menu option on the web site.  No! Well check out Custom Maps.  It's a nice shiny new place for community member maps to be logged and tallied.

So far all the map makers pages have been created but not all the maps have been finished. Don't worry the list will grow so check back often.  So far we have maps by kab, MuG and MildlyMadButShiny.

The new maps cover both payload and capture point game modes.  You can see more details on each map from these links.  cp_paperclip, cp_crackypop and pl_island.

Del has spent some time amending our resolution fix to allow for 32 players on the scorebaord.  As you know the whole thing breaks whenever a major game update is realised and this is on of those time.

Download me first!

Download and extract to your Steam\steamapps\accountname\team fortress 2\tf\resource folder (Same as for the custom GameMenu) after extraction, there should be a ui folder with one file, ScoreBoard.res

Job Done.

There is a plan to change a program (required for stats).  There is a possibility this change will mean a reboot.  Plan outage is during 9am to 10am so if the server is down then please bear with us whilst we make things a little better.
A email which was forwarded to me this morning..
"This evening we will be carrying out a number of infrastructure upgrades including updating our main router's hardware and adding an additional core switch.

The upgrades are scheduled for 3:30am and expected to take no longer than 40 mins. Due to the nature of the upgrades, connectivity will be unavailable during the maintenance period while the new hardware is fitted and configured."

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