Get A Hat And Frying Pan Free With Your Game Purchase

Those who own Team Fortress 2 can pick up an all-important hat - and a very useful skillet - free for use in that game if they go grab Left 4 Dead 2 before 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

What's more, the game is $US6.79, (roughly 6.47 times the price of freedom), so you can see, Valve's keen to sell some damn Left 4 Dead 2. Grab it and you get a trucker hat worn by Ellis, the alleged friend of Whitaker, who runs the gun shop across from Liberty Mall in L4D2. The skillet is, well, you've seen what it can do in Left 4 Dead 2.

Already own Left 4 Dead 2 and TF2 on the PC? You'll see the items show up shortly.

Free Hats! [TF2 Blog]


    Valve is not a video game developer. Valve is, in reality, a performance artist known as "Edgar Valve" whose single goal is to prove that the gaming community is populated by troglodytes stupid enough to have their purchasing decisions swayed by DIGITAL HATS through his elaborate ruses and performances.

      dont be such a debbie downer, its not like they are charging a premium for the hats, its just a bit of fun.

      Left 4 Dead 2 is only $6.47 and you're complaining? Plus if you have TF2 you get that random hat and pan, so what's to complain about?

      Reminds me of Bungie and the Recon armour.
      One of their more brilliant moves - one simple piece of code that was used as grand prizes in comps, status rewards to loyal fans and everything thing else in between. Cost them nothing and people treated it like a golden Ferrari.

      Knock the game, knock Valve, but show some God-damn respect for the HATS.

      [Large corporate boardroom filled with suited executives]
      Exec #1: Item six on the agenda: "The Meaning of Life" Now uh, Harry, you've had some thoughts on this.
      Exec #2: Yeah, I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: People aren't wearing enough hats.

      the second 1 is unimportant

    But if you buy L4D2 on Steam from within Aus, you'll get the heavily modified Aus release.

      Which I have heard you can change back to normal by editing a text file...

      Use the 510 fix and you get all your gore back.

      The aforementioned fix isn't perfect though - you can only play with other people who are using it.

      If you can, I'd suggest getting an American or UK friend to buy and gift it to you and then just send them some cash with the ol' paypal. A bit more effort, but then you can have your cake and eat it.

        Be warned though, if your already own the game on your Steam account you can't be gifted another copy. So you will need to have it on another account.

        And i agree the 510 fix is not good enough because i can't earn any achievements.

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