Over the years, Valve has added an almost mind-boggling amount of Stuff (TM) to multiplayer shooter phenom Team Fortress 2. Even more interesting, however, are the things that didn’t make the cut.
The video digs deep into TF2‘s lengthy history and unearths all sorts of weird, wonderful relics. The opening bit about how things changed between Valve’s first showings of the game and release are nice, but I especially enjoyed hearing about all the items that nearly ended up in the game over the years. A catcher’s mitt that lets the Scout hurl projectiles back at enemies? Rad. Also the Soldier nearly got a flyswatter, because why not?
It’s honestly a shame that some of this stuff never got approved by Valve for use in the field. Perhaps in some alternate universe, fans invented a Jarate-based baseball game, catching (with the Scout’s mitt), throwing, and swinging as rancid liquid sloshes through the sky. Oh to live in that world.