Meet the Team / Meet the X

Meet the Team / Meet the X

Part of a series on Team Fortress 2. [View Related Entries]
Entry
Like us on Facebook!

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.

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.

Origin

Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation.

Photobucket

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

First Upload

The first video that was created for this was the Heavy which started out as a simple trailer for the game.

Popularity

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

Gentlementlemen

It Cost 400,000 X To Y for 12 Z

This phrase has been mainly used as response comments to the video or other videos involving the Heavy

Trivia

If you actually do the math he is right

200×10000($200 custom bullet and 10000 rounds per minute)=$2,000,000

60/5=12

$2,000,000/5=$400,000

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




Recent Videos 9 total

Recent Images 4 total


+ Add a Comment

Comments 28 total

Loading-blocks-red

+ Add a Comment

Add a Comment

Hi! You must login or signup first!