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Meet the Team / Meet the X are a series of parody video resulting in people, things or other to be introduced to the audience in the theme of Team Fortress 2 ‘Meet the’ Videos.
Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation.
There are nine unique player classes in Team Fortress 2, categorized into offense, defense, and support roles. Each class has at least three weapons: a unique primary weapon, a common or unique secondary weapon such as a shotgun or pistol, and a distinct melee weapon in keeping with the character, such as a liquor bottle for the Demoman, a kukri for the Sniper, and a fire axe for the Pyro.
Upon its release, the game received critical acclaim and several awards, being praised for its graphical style, balanced game play, comedic value and for its use of full character personalities in a dedicated multiplayer only game.
To promote the game, Valve has released an ongoing video advertisement series entitled “Meet the Team” since May 2007. Constructed using the game engine and slightly more detailed character models, the series consists of short videos on individual characters, displaying their personalities and tactics. The videos are usually interspersed with clips of the character in combat in the game. The manners which these are presented have varied drastically.
The videos have been used by Valve to help improve the technology for the game, specifically improving the facial animations, as well as a source of new gameplay elements, such as the Heavy’s “Sandvich” or the Sniper’s “Jarate”.
Newell has stated that Valve is using the “Meet the Team” shorts as a means of exploring the possibilities of making feature film movies themselves. Newell believed that only game developers themselves have the ability to bring the interesting parts of a game to a film, and suggested that this would be the only manner through which a Half-Life-based movie would be made
The first video that was created for this was the Heavy which started out as a simple trailer for the game.
The popularity of the video was successful as for some of the quirky quotes and resulted in making more videos such as for the other characters.
Internet Saying / Remixes / Fan Made Videos
Several videos have been uploaded for the fandom of Team Fortress 2 alon
This phrase has been mainly used as response comments to the video or other videos involving the Heavy
If you actually do the math he is right
200×10000($200 custom bullet and 10000 rounds per minute)=$2,000,000
Therefore it costs $400,000 to fire this weapon for 12 seconds
Meet the Medic / Pyro
Due to these character being the only one’s not completed for a long period of time (After releasing Meet the Spy), several prank video’s were made for either increased views upon the up-loaders channel or to just scare the viewer with high volume.
Within the present time, the Medic has been meet while “the Pyro will be meet sometine in 2010”: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/tf2012
Parodies of Meet the Videos
These have included either the actual character remakes or parodies with the actual team or other popular characters