I know I said that I didn't like Team Fortress 2. That was a mistake. Last weekend, the kids were at my parents' house so the wife and I had te place to ourselves There was also some time left to do some much overdue gaming, so I decided to take a closer look at Team Fortress 2. And lo and behold, I ended up playing longer than 15 minutes, breaking my infamous rule. I found that there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. I headed over to google and discovered that the game is not just hype. I had been wrong. TF2 is great. In fact, it grew on me over the weekend, so much so that I took a look at the other multiplayer source games (Day of Defeat, HL2 Deathmach and Counterstrike source). And guess what : I ended up buying Half Life 2, Ep1 & 2, and the Source multiplayer pack. I payed a little over 30 euro for the lot (must be about 35 dollars). So I apologize : yes, TF2 is great, and so are the other Valve games. I'm looking into Left4Dead, Valve's got me completely convinced. Unfortunately, there's no mac demo. But I'll crack under the pressure sooner or later, I guess My 15 minute-rule still applies, though : I still utterly and absolutely hate Portal !