Steam RSS News Feed http://www.steampowered.com/ All Steam news, all the time! en Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:52:00 -0700 http://www.steampowered.com/ <![CDATA[Team Fortress 2 Update Released]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:52:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T18:52:00-0700
  • Fixed a dedicated server crash related to the new map sd_doomsday_event and server-wide curses
  • Fixed Blue team hearing the win audio instead of the lose audio when Red gets the tickets to the Strongmann machine
  • Fixed grenade projectiles doing more damage than expected
  • Fixed players changing team to respawn outside of their cart while playing a minigame
  • Fixed players being able to use the Eureka effect while in their bumper car
  • Fixed a bug that let Engineers move faster while carrying a building
  • Fixed the Spycicle not giving the Spy fire resistance
  • Fixed The Manngaroo itemset including the wrong item
  • Updated the equip_region for the Vaccinator and Quick-Fix
  • Fixed a bug where players would not get a kill credit for turning another player in to a ghost
  • Updated player ghosts to always use team color
  • Updated the new TargetID system
    • Added Advance Option and ConVar to disable floating health icon (tf_hud_target_id_disable_floating_health)
    • Added Advance Option to control the alpha of TargetID nameplate
    • Fixed not showing for disguised enemy Spies
    • Fixed showing the health of cloaked Spies
    • Fixed not hiding the panel when players are no longer visible
  • Added ConVar tf_weapon_criticals_melee to control whether melee weapons have random crits. Works separately from tf_weapon_criticals.
  • Fixed the knife not playing its backstab animation when crits are disabled
  • Fixed round-end crits not working when tf_weapon_criticals is set to zero
  • Updated sd_doomsday_event
    • Added spell pickups near the ticket case spawn
    • Reduced mega spell respawn time from 90 seconds to 45 seconds
    • Fixed curses occurring in bumper car minigames
    • Fixed players being able to boost their bumper cars early
    • Increased the damage that bumper cars receive from collisions
    • Players can no longer suicide when in a Bumper Car
    • Replaced large ammo kits near the Strongmann machine with spells
    • Reduced ammo kit size on the bridge from full to medium
    • Updated HHH to use a giant Necro Smasher when attacking players
    • Platform game:
      • Fixed Merasmus giving instructions in the platform game when it gets to the final platform
      • Center tent pole now vanishes when the final platform is reached
    • Soccer game:
      • Added HHH, spawns 45 seconds into the match
    • Duck game:
      • Increased max score to 200
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<![CDATA[Dota 2 Update - October 30th, 2014]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T17:45:00-0700
- Item drops are now entirely time based instead of level based.
Drop list now includes full sets, treasures, bundles and Arcanas at a rare rate instead of frequently dropping common items
- Battle boosters have been removed from the game entirely (we actually removed them from the store in September).
Players with an active battle booster will receive a free Treasure of the Rotted Gallows.
Players who had an unused purchased battle booster in their armory will receive a free Treasure Redemption Token.

- A new treasure, the "Treasure of the Rotted Gallows" has been added to the game.
Treasure Redemption Tokens and other items that can be redeemed for treasures can select this new treasure.
International 2013 Treasure Keys may now be redeemed for treasures.
The items in this treasure can be traded/marketed in 3 months (February 1, 2015).
The rare rewards from this treasure are not subject to the trade or marketing restriction.

Bug fixes:
- Fixed custom Pudge chains not appearing on both sides.
- Fixed unusual Greevils not having their particle effects.
- Fixed alternate hero icons not showing consistently in the UI
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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Majestic Nights]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:26:25 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T11:26:25-0700 Majestic Nights is Now Available on Steam!

Majestic Nights is an episodic action-adventure-thriller set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories, past and present are True. It’s the bright and brash 1980s; a world crammed with hidden intrigue and sinister plots, government cover-ups and alien sightings, CIA experiments and the Truth.
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<![CDATA[Steam Halloween Sale 2014]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:09:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T10:09:00-0700
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<![CDATA[Weekend Deal - Watch_Dogs™, 40% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T10:00:00-0700 Watch_Dogs™ as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

Watch_Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (CTOS) can become your weapon.

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<![CDATA[Daily Deal - King's Bounty: Dark Side, 50% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T10:00:00-0700 King's Bounty: Dark Side!*

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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:06:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T08:06:00-0700 Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is Now Available on Steam!

Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World.

In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World mountains, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled by only the hardiest folk. Encounter fearsome beasts that have learned the cunning and ferocity needed to survive among the snow-shrouded peaks. Confront an evil that schemes beneath the carven glaciers and mountainsides to wreak destruction upon the face of Faerûn. This is the world of Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.
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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Farming Simulator 15]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:39:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-30T00:39:00-0700 Farming Simulator 15 is Now Available on Steam!

Welcome to the new generation of Farming Simulator!
With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world, filled with details and visual effects transporting the Farming Simulator franchise to a new era.

Manage your own farm: from harvesting to animal husbandry, and from the sales of fresh products to woodcutting, the benefits of your exploitation will allow you to develop, and invest in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.

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<![CDATA[Team Fortress 2 Update Released]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:46:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-29T16:46:00-0700

Scream Fortress VI has arrived!
  • Help Merasmus with his carnival!
  • Comic and additional information available on the website (http://www.teamfortress.com/screamfortress6)
  • Scream Fortress VI runs until November 12, 2014
  • Added new Halloween map Carnival of Carnage
    • Merasmus will spread misfortune with server wide curses
    • Added a Strongmann Test-Your-Strength machine which is in no way an eldritch portal to Bumper Car Madness!
  • Added bumper car minigames. Win by completely ghostifying the other team or by completing the objective
  • Alt-fire to speed boost your bumper car
  • Cast spells while driving
  • The collision force a bumper car receives increases as the car takes damage
  • Force is displayed in the bumper car HUD as a percentage
  • Ghosts can come back to life by touching a friendly bumper car
  • 50 new Halloween-themed community cosmetics
  • 6 new achievements

During Scream Fortress VI
  • A Halloween Gift Cauldron is granted to all players who play during the event
  • Added Halloween crates to the Mann Co. Store. These crates do not require a key to open
  • All Unusual hats and taunts that are unboxed during the event will receive Halloween-themed Unusual effects
  • Previous Scream Fortress content is available in the Mann Co. Store

General
  • Reduced the number of Fireball spells granted to 2
  • Updated the tf_spells_enabled ConVar
    • Removed the Teleport spell from the general spell list when spells are enabled outside of Helltower
    • Added rare spells to the general spell list, except Skeletons and Monoculus

  • Turning a player into a ghost now grants the attacker a kill credit
  • Players can now fly around as a ghost by holding the jump key
  • TargetID system

    • Now creates a floating health indicator over the target
    • Reduced size of nameplate
    • Added tf_hud_target_id_alpha ConVar to control the transparency

  • Fixed player voice transmissions not transmitting the last second of recording
  • Fixed a dedicated server crash when the autoexec.cfg contains a bind command
    • Fixed Unicode font performance and rendering issues for Mac clients
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to remove the ghost condition


Hammer
  • Added a field to the Tools->Options->3DView tab that multiplies the length of the rendered light_spot cone preview
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<![CDATA[Daily Deal - The Red Solstice, 40% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-29T10:00:00-0700 The Red Solstice!*

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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Sanitarium, 40% off!]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:27:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-29T09:27:00-0700 Sanitarium is Now Available on Steam and is 40% off!*

Originally released in 1998 for PC and Adventure Game of the Year Winner, this timeless point-and-click horror game is a must-have for adventure game fans.

Featuring a rich, complex plot set in an intense world where a very thin line separates reason from madness, Sanitarium is a masterwork suitable for point-and-click beginners, experts and everyone who enjoys captivating storylines and horror games. Sanitarium was recently voted one of the scariest games of all time.

*Offer ends November 5 at 10AM Pacific Time
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<![CDATA[Daily Deal - Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™, 75% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:09:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-28T10:09:00-0700 Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™!*

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<![CDATA[Midweek Madness - SPINTIRES™, 40% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-28T10:03:00-0700 SPINTIRES™ during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Spintires™ is an Intel® award winning off-road driving experience designed to challenge the player's driving skill and endurance.

Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills.

"If only every game worried so much about its mud physics." -Kotaku

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
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<![CDATA[Midweek Madness - BioShock Infinite, 75% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-28T10:00:00-0700 BioShock Infinite during this week's Midweek Madness*!

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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Lords Of The Fallen™ Digital Deluxe Edition]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:59:21 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-28T09:59:21-0700 Lords Of The Fallen™ Digital Deluxe Edition is Now Available on Steam!

The Demonic Rhogar army is re-emerging from its dark realm. Harkyn, a convicted criminal rejected by society is the world’s last hope for salvation. Plunge into a fast paced action RPG using powerful magic alongside a complex and satisfying melee combat system.
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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam Early Access - Skara - The Blade Remains]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:55:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-28T07:55:00-0700 Skara - The Blade Remains is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

Skara is a competitive hack and slash developed with Unreal 4. Team up with your friends and compete for dominance in a world racked by cosmic disaster.

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<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Koya Rift, 10% off!]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:35:42 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-27T14:35:42-0700 Koya Rift is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!*

In Koya Rift, the player must enter a hostile planet and destroy an alien race so the planet can be colonized. Each game, the player is dropped off at the surface and must venture into procedurally generated caves, earning upgrades and buying units as he goes along. The difficulty adjusts precisely to the skill of the player over time, providing them with a consistent challenge.

*Offer ends November 3 at 10AM Pacific Time
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<![CDATA[Dota 2 Update - October 27th, 2014]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:36:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-27T12:36:00-0700 * Captain's Draft no longer has any restricted heroes
* Fixed a bug with how the waves in Requiem of Souls calculate the area near the center]]>
<![CDATA[Now Available on Steam - Dungeon of the Endless]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:04:21 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-27T10:04:21-0700 Dungeon of the Endless is Now Available on Steam!

Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out...
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<![CDATA[Daily Deal - Music Creator 6 Touch, 75% Off]]> http://steamcommunity.com//discussions/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Valve Valve news update Valve news update Valve 2014-10-27T10:00:00-0700 Music Creator 6 Touch!*

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