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Valve and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot made 'Team Fortress 2' football

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Back when Valve and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot production company announced a partnership involving games and film projects it came as a complete surprise. That theme continues with the duo's first collaboration: a mode for Team Fortress 2 combining soccer, hockey and basketball dubbed "PASS Time." It's only in beta as of now (a concept that Bad Robot found immensely intriguing, apparently) though. The official game description is as follows:

"RED and BLU face off in an epic battle to score more goals than their opponents. Coordinated passing, aerial shots, interceptions, team-based formations and plays, defensive lines and the like make for strategically chaotic play."

And there you have it. It's not a JJ Abrams-helmed Half-life flick, and it isn't quite a Lost game made by Gabe Newell either, but it's a start. There are more details over at the source including bits on different strategies like this gem: "As with most sports, try not to die. Especially if the match ends in a tie -- 'cause that's when true Sudden Death kicks in." Should you want to play, all you have to do is boot the game.

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