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FraGTastiK
04-02-05, 02:24 PM
if you havnt logged in your steam account yet this is what you get when you do:
"Friday, April 1 2005

An update is available for Counter-Strike: Source. The update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. This update addresses requests for more realism in Counter-Strike: Source. The changes are as follows:


Features/Additions
Doubled player speed when jumping. The effect to cumulative, so the more you jump, the faster you go.
Cut price of AWP by 50%.
Added akimbo Riot Shield to buy menu.
Removed de_dust from mapcycle.
Realism Enhancements:

Knives:
Between rounds, it is suggested that you unsheath the weapon and repeatedly press the attack key to air it out as the leather now collects moisture and creates pits on the blade, making it less effective in the next round.

Shotguns:
1. Firing the shotgun without ammo loaded will now cause it to jam.
2. When the shotgun jams, press F2 to fill out form DA-1823-00/A12-H8.
3. You should then hear a scribbling sound. When it stops, press F3 to send the request to LIDM.
4. Failure to do paperwork before pressing F3 will result in the immediate return of the unrepaired shotgun.
5. The repairs can take 1-2 rounds for completion. During that time, you cannot purchase a replacement firearm and may only use your sidearm or knife.

Player Models:
Several models now feature eyewear. This is a completely cosmetic enhancement with the following exceptions:

Part EP-7829-292-2 must be purchased and worn correctly at all times in order to see during the round.

In between rounds, you may purchase and use part EC-2231-833-H34 to clean your EP-7829-292-2. Note: that this does not clean the eyewear itself!

To clean the eyewear, you need to purchase and use the designated cleaner, EC-2231-233-H34, EC-2231-523-H34, or EC-2231-239-H34a respectively depending on your model's eyewear. You can determine the part # of the correct cleaner by asking someone.

Machine and submachine guns:

At least once every five rounds, press F1 to inspect the weapon:
A musical cue indicates that the inspection has started. Now press F1 again repeatedly to clean and lubricate the weapon.

Your Preventative Maintenance Status (either "cleaning" or "lubricating") is determined by the speed with which you press the F1 key and will be displayed above your head.

To accurately simulate real life maintenance mistakes, pressing F1 too quickly will lubricate either the bolt face or the trunnion block. Pressing F1 too slowly sprays lubricant directly into the buffer tube. All mistakes render the gun inoperable, though this may not become immediately apparent.

Experiment with keypress timing to avoid (and discover!) other common maintenance errors.

In order to balance the improved stopping power of a well-maintained weapon, the reloading process has been made much less reliable.

When reloading, you should listen for two or three distinct clicks over a period of several seconds.

If you hear one click or no clicks or more than two clicks, you've bent the link ejector chute and the gun will most likely explode on the next attempt to fire it, though it may not."

I thought the Hydra was good to be considered their biggest joke for years to come but guess I was wrong.



Seems that the inquirer was fooled also:

"THE LATEST issue of lame in house Intel newspaper Circuit News is - you've guessed it - attempting an April Fool's Joke at the INQ's expense.
Chipzilla is not best known for her sense of humour, particularly where law suits are involved.

INQ journos are notoriously humourless, so Intel can expect a writ from us today asking it to cease and desist from the very idea of pretending it has a sense of humour.

This is business, after all. Under the UK Data Protection Act, Intel is obliged to disclose information it holds on individuals whether such info is in digital or analogue (paper) form...."

refering to an earlier news on the inquirer.net:"Intel hires inquirer reporters;bid to stop leaks"

SH64
04-02-05, 02:37 PM
Bwahaha ! :lol2:

i liked those :
Removed de_dust from mapcycle.
1. Firing the shotgun without ammo loaded will now cause it to jam.

superklye
04-02-05, 02:42 PM
hahahahha...this is so great!

jAkUp
04-02-05, 02:45 PM
I think it would be funnier if it actually wasn't an April Fools joke :p

Mr. Hunt
04-02-05, 02:45 PM
That is the stupidest April fools "joke" I have ever seen.

superklye
04-02-05, 02:48 PM
That is the stupidest April fools "joke" I have ever seen.
What?! It makes fun of all those lame-ass 13 year old bitches that make up the general populace of CS:S servers...this is genius.

ralinn
04-02-05, 02:53 PM
What?! It makes fun of all those lame-ass 13 year old bitches that make up the general populace of CS:S servers...this is genius.
Although I agree with this, I still find the joke pretty.... I dunno... poop. :screwy:

saturnotaku
04-02-05, 03:03 PM
mmm...steamed people...:drooling:

Seoulstriker
04-02-05, 03:49 PM
What?! It makes fun of all those lame-ass 13 year old bitches that make up the general populace of CS:S servers...this is genius.

13 year old general populace?? How about 11-13 year olds filling 90% of the CS community. Yikes.

Marcos
04-03-05, 12:39 PM
i thought the joke was steam working perfectly

Mr. Hunt
04-03-05, 01:34 PM
i thought the joke was steam working perfectly

Now that makes sense.