I'm sure I don't need to tell you all this, but just in case: Valve Software has finally released Teamfortress 2, and if you purchase their "Orange Box" consisting of Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Portal, and Teamfortress 2, then you can get into the Teamfortress 2 beta and play it now. It's glorious. It has the same great qualities that made the original so good, while incorporating a beautiful comic feel to the graphics, and some of the improvements made in TFC. I love it. It's my new game of choice.
And just out of curiosity, I was playing last night and found myself up against "MrFancyPants"-- that wouldn't happen to be the same Mr. Fancy Pants that is a member of this community, would it? If so, good game last night!