Shacknews - Steve Watts
Codemasters has been teasing a new Dirt game across social media. Most notably, the developer showed off what appears to be a screenshot of a new Dirt game, while hinting that an announcement at the least would be coming this year.
Announcement - Valve
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Product Update - Valve
Build 179841 for Serious Sam HD: TSE is now released.

- Prepared code for Steam Workshop support.
- Changed Mesh Importing to prepare the Serious Sam HD editor to load files from the forthcoming exporter for classics.
- Added console variable to show/hide chat messages.
- Fixed an issue that could cause a weapon to sometimes fire on the next frame, not exactly when fire press was detected. This was random, and is not generally noticeable, but could theoretically feel better now.
- Multiplayer: Added speedhack detection. Players caught using speed hacks will be marked as cheated in the player list.
- Multiplayer: When a vote is running to kick/timeban a player, and that particular player leaves the game, the vote will now fail.
- Multiplayer: Swapped knife and chainsaw in versus modes when pressing "1" for weapon selection.
- Multiplayer: Changed hit range for knife and chainsaw to be smaller in versus modes.
- Server: Added gamKickByIP, which can be used to kick players by their IP (environment UID).
- Editor: Fixed erroneous calculation of object guide box handle size.

Product Update - Valve
Update 171082

It includes following changes:
- Added support for VAC.
- Leaderboard for SV_TripleTrouble now works.
- Fixed player banning not working and re-enabled player time ban in voting menu.
- Ammo items are no longer allowed in case infinite ammo game mode is enabled.
- Fixed a bug in warmup mode where the player's body would remain in the game when they switched into spectate mode.
- The game can now start even if XInput is not (properly) installed. Dedicated server can now also run without it.
- Crouching now doesn't emit any footsteps.
- Added a HUD element that shows the names of people currently transmitting via voice chat.
- Added support for colored chat messages in chat console.
- Changed the color of kill messages in chat console.
- Fixed formatting errors with player names with special characters in spectator mode and when voting.
- Fixed a formatting error in French locale with DeathMessage.Suicide.
- When picking up a sniper weapon item, player will receive five bullets in non-campaign modes, and fifteen bullets in campaign modes.
- Adjusted Sniper weapon and ammo availability and respawn times on versus levels.
- Fixed possible spawning of multiple sniper items on JumpOver.
- Now allowing powerups to be disabled in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.
- Fixed that the scoreboard in versus matches would sometimes show the score outside of the box.
- Added an XML tag "roundstart" at the beginning of a match containing information about the gamemode.
- Added playerid to logged Xml tags for playerjoined, playerleft, kill and chat.
- Fixed a very rare crash when formatting times (e.g. in save/load menu).
- Added additional subtitles for Sam's quotes on HDTSE.
- Fixed a kamikaze getting stuck in a wall.
- Fixed an issue with trigger not being spawned in coop mode on final level of FE.
- Fixed players erroneously receiving minigun on a chapter on 3rd level of HD DLC Legend of Beast.
- Fixed a few collision bugs in some Legend of the Beast levels.

Product Release - Valve
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC is Now Available on Steam!

Grab a fistful of rockets and step into the bright red shoes of the legendary Sam "Serious" Stone as he reloads for an all-new battle against the nefarious minions of Lord Mental. Hunt down the mysterious ram-god of the Great Obelisk and unlock the secrets buried beneath the mystical temples dotting the sands of ancient Egypt. Then challenge your nerves with an intense new survival mode map or take aim in three brand new versus multiplayer maps.

To celebrate the launch of the new DLC, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter and the Serious Sam Complete Pack are 75% off until May 22nd at 10AM PST!

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