have been a few hiccups, the Team Fortress 2 beta is now available to play through Steam. Or rather, it's available if you pre-ordered the Orange Box through the PC download service. Otherwise, you're out of luck. "No dice," in the parlance of Damon Runyon-esque gangster culture.
We mainly wanted to make this post to open up a conduit for your impressions. As we'll be playing the box on the 360 (should it ever return to our loving bosom), we have to rely on you for impressions. Is it fun? Better than TFC? Worse? C'mon guys, Johnny 5 needs input!