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TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:


  • Fixed another issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed another issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large
TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:


  • Fixed an issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large

Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Mann Up servers are now available in Australia
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:


  • Mann Up servers are now available in Australia
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue where plugin_load may load a non-binary file type
  • Fixed an issue where decompressed file sizes were not being checked by the engine
  • Fixed a client crash related to Unusual items and the character loadout screen
  • Fixed an item exploit where tools were being used for purposes other than the original intent
  • Fixed The Shortstop not using its crit sound when firing crits
  • Fixed the HUD achievement tracker not filtering map-specific achievements
  • Fixed an issue where character voice lines would be clipped
  • Fixed disguised Spies losing their disguised cosmetic items when they touch a supply closet
  • Fixed the HUD 3D Character equipping the wrong item when Spies change their disguised weapon
  • Fixed the Demoman's shield charge turn rate when using joystick input
    • Joystick input now matches keyboard/mouse input
  • Added new promo items
  • Added ETF2L 6v6 Season 17 and ETF2L Highlander Season 5 medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated metal hats to sound like metal when they fall off players' heads
  • Updated the equip_regions for The Toss-Proof Towel, The Titanium Towel, The Tartan Shade, Marshall's Mutton Chops, Stockbroker's Scarf, The Carl, and The Polar Pullover
  • Updated cp_dustbowl
    • Fixed players standing in sky over the beginning of stage 1
    • Fixed collision on rocks in the front of stage 1 where stickybombs could be placed inside them
  • Updated cp_junction_final
    • Players are now prevented from building in spawn rooms
  • Updated ctf_2fort
    • Fixed players standing on conduits in flag rooms
    • Fixed players standing in sky over Red battlements
    • Fixed a missing face under the stairs in the Blu base ramp room that let players see enemies above
    • Fixed collision on props under stairs in Red's courtyard
  • Updated ctf_turbine
    • Fixed collision on spawn doors
    • Added prop to facilitate players jumping up to raised platform and fixed surrounding collision
    • Fixed collision under stairs in mid room
    • Fixed misc prop collision
    • Fixed collision on signs in mid room
    • Fixed the clipping in the rafters of flag rooms
    • Increased performance with addition of area portals
    • Added decals under ammo and health packs
    • Smoothed geometry in the vents
    • Added nobuild around spawn doors
    • Added light props over Red and Blu gate 1 doorways
  • Updated koth_lakeside_event
  • Updated koth_lakeside_final
    • Fixed bot navigation errors
    • Prevented players from building in spawn room doors
    • Fixed rock piles to mirror on Red and Blu sides
  • Updated pl_goldrush
    • Fixed players shooting projectiles through the window in the mining tower into Red's first spawn and Blu's second spawn
    • Fixed players standing in sky above Blu spawn in stage 3
    • Fixed player clipping exploit above the Blu exit in stage 3
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:


  • Fixed an issue where plugin_load may load a non-binary file type
  • Fixed an issue where decompressed file sizes were not being checked by the engine
  • Fixed a client crash related to Unusual items and the character loadout screen
  • Fixed an item exploit where tools were being used for purposes other than the original intent
  • Fixed The Shortstop not using its crit sound when firing crits
  • Fixed the HUD achievement tracker not filtering map-specific achievements
  • Fixed an issue where character voice lines would be clipped
  • Fixed disguised Spies losing their disguised cosmetic items when they touch a supply closet
  • Fixed the HUD 3D Character equipping the wrong item when Spies change their disguised weapon
  • Fixed the Demoman's shield charge turn rate when using joystick input

    • Joystick input now matches keyboard/mouse input

  • Added new promo items
  • Added ETF2L 6v6 Season 17 and ETF2L Highlander Season 5 medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated metal hats to sound like metal when they fall off players' heads
  • Updated the equip_regions for The Toss-Proof Towel, The Titanium Towel, The Tartan Shade, Marshall's Mutton Chops, Stockbroker's Scarf, The Carl, and The Polar Pullover
  • Updated cp_dustbowl

    • Fixed players standing in sky over the beginning of stage 1
    • Fixed collision on rocks in the front of stage 1 where stickybombs could be placed inside them

  • Updated cp_junction_final

    • Players are now prevented from building in spawn rooms

  • Updated ctf_2fort

    • Fixed players standing on conduits in flag rooms
    • Fixed players standing in sky over Red battlements
    • Fixed a missing face under the stairs in the Blu base ramp room that let players see enemies above
    • Fixed collision on props under stairs in Red's courtyard

  • Updated ctf_turbine

    • Fixed collision on spawn doors
    • Added prop to facilitate players jumping up to raised platform and fixed surrounding collision
    • Fixed collision under stairs in mid room
    • Fixed misc prop collision
    • Fixed collision on signs in mid room
    • Fixed the clipping in the rafters of flag rooms
    • Increased performance with addition of area portals
    • Added decals under ammo and health packs
    • Smoothed geometry in the vents
    • Added nobuild around spawn doors
    • Added light props over Red and Blu gate 1 doorways

  • Updated koth_lakeside_event
  • Updated koth_lakeside_final

    • Fixed bot navigation errors
    • Prevented players from building in spawn room doors
    • Fixed rock piles to mirror on Red and Blu sides

  • Updated pl_goldrush

    • Fixed players shooting projectiles through the window in the mining tower into Red's first spawn and Blu's second spawn
    • Fixed players standing in sky above Blu spawn in stage 3
    • Fixed player clipping exploit above the Blu exit in stage 3

PC Gamer
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Have you played every single game in your Steam library? No? Neither have I and that accomplishment is apparently just a small sand grain in the over 288 million games in Steam collections that have never felt a press of the Play button. That's a surprising figure from a new report by Ars Technica researching the most active and popular games on Steam straight from the recorded statistics of some of the platform's 75-million-strong community.



Ars' method for its number flood involves sampling registered games and their played hours via profiles and their unique Steam IDs. With the help of a server for computational muscle, Ars randomly polled more than 100,000 profiles daily for two months to pull together an idea of which games see the most time on everyone's monitors. In other words, your Backlog of Shame (don't deny it, everyone has one) probably took part in some SCIENCE at some point. Exciting.



Some caveats exist, though. The data Ars looked at for its research only extends back to 2009, when Steam brought in its "hours played" tracking system. Owned and played/unplayed games are thus slightly skewed to not account for older releases from the early noughties, and any length of time spent in offline mode wouldn't get picked up by Steam either. Still, Ars claims its results deliver a good picture of Steam gaming trends for the past five years albeit with some imperfections.



Predictably, Valve's personal products stack high on the list in terms of ownership and most played hours. Dota 2 takes the crown with an estimated 26 million players who ganked faces at some point in the MOBA, but free-to-play FPS Team Fortress 2 follows closely behind with a little over 20 million users. Counter-Strike: Source rounds out the top three with nearly 9 million players, but it's also collecting dust in over 3 million libraries.



As for non-Valve games, Skyrim wins in activity, barely edging out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with 5.7 million estimated active owners. Civilization V kept 5.4 million players hooked for Just One More Turn, and Garry's Mod boasts 4.6 million budding physics artists.



Want to know what the most unplayed Steam game is? It's Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, the Source tech demo given free to pretty much everyone on Steam who bought or fired up Half-Life 2. It hasn't been touched by an approximate 10.7 million players. I guess that old fisherman is feeling pretty lonely right now.



My favorite stat is the total of played hours divided by game mode, more specifically the separate multiplayer clients of the Steam versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops. The single-player campaigns for each respective title sits modestly within the mid-20-hour range, but the multiplayer side balloons well into the hundreds of hours. It's a pretty obvious indicator of where the biggest chunk of popularity resides in FPS gaming, but it's not like you wouldn't get weird looks for claiming you play Call of Duty for the story anyway.



See more of Ars' results in both number and pretty orange graph form in its report.
Shacknews - Steve Watts
If you ve ever felt ashamed of games you ve picked up but never played, at least you can rest assured you aren t alone. A study into Steam playing habits has found that more than a third of all games purchased through the service have never been loaded up even once.
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