Team Fortress 2 - 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 missing sounds for the new taunts
  • Fixed a bug that prevented already-Festivized weapons from drawing their lights
  • Updated materials/model for the Blast Blocker
  • Updated the Heals for Reals medals so they can be painted
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

    Happy Smissmas 2017!
      • All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
        • Event runs through January 10th, 2018
      • Added the Winter 2017 War Paint Case
        • Contains 15 new community-contributed War Paints
        • Randomly dropped for players who have activated a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass
      • Added the Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case
        • Contains 20 new community-contributed items
        • The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
      • Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
        • Taunt: The Skating Scorcher
        • Taunt: The Bunnyhopper
        • Taunt: Runner's Rhythm
        • Taunt: Luxury Lounge
        • Taunt: Surgeon's Squeezebox
        • Taunt: The Trackman's Touchdown
      • Expanded the list of weapons that can be Festivized!
        • Ubersaw, Dragon's Fury, Amputator, Air Strike, Back Scratcher, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Bazaar Bargain, Black Box, Claidheamh Mòr, Crusader's Crossbow, Degreaser, Loose Cannon, Persian Persuader, Detonator, Brass Beast, Holy Mackerel, Loch-n-Load, Powerjack, Iron Bomber, Reserve Shooter, Disciplinary Action, Family Business, Shahanshah, Scorch Shot, Shortstop, Soda Popper, Rescue Ranger, Tomislav, Panic Attack, Winger
      • Mann Co. Store winter sale!
    • War Paints can now be used for Mann Co. Trade-Ups
    • Fixed a rendering issue with the Misty Skull unusual effect
    • Fixed a case where it was possible to use the Thermal Thruster twice in one launch
    • Fixed the inspect animation for the Shortstop
    • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not showing the bite mark when eaten
    • Increased the maximum number of backpack slots to 3000 (from 2500)
    • Added the UGC Highlander Season 21, Highlander Season 22, Highlander Season 23, 6v6 Season 23, 6v6 Season 24, 6v6 Season 25, 4v4 Season 10, 4v4 Season 11, and 4v4 Season 12 tournament medals
    • Added Ready Steady Pan Season 3 tournament medals
    • Updated cp_mercenarypark
      • Added a forward spawn for BLU when attacking the final control point
      • Added a connecting stairwell to the mid-structure of the final control point
      • Fixed area portal rendering issues between the first and second control points
    • Updated pd_watergate
      • Respawn times of the teams will change dynamically based on the difference in scores. This should help balance any extreme differences in the team skills/scores.
        • <50% difference in scores: 8s for leading team, 4s for trailing
        • >50% difference in scores: 12s for leading team, 0s for trailing
        • Equal scores: 6s for each team
      • Relocated the player beer pickup counter on the HUD to the lower left, but made it slightly larger
      • Updated the soundscape to have more alien-y sounds in the main areas
      • Adjusted detail in the center and spawn rooms
      • Adjusted clipping around the map
Dota 2 - Valve
* Added the following abilities to Ability Draft: Fire Remnant, Psionic Trap, Chakram

* Neutral Ancients gold bounties reduced by 10%

* Arcane Rune: Manacost Reduction reduced from 40% to 30% (same as the cooldown reduction)

* Aeon Disk: Recipe cost reduced from 1600 to 1350
* Butterfly: Bonus damage reduced from 30 to 25
* Helm of the Dominator: Attack Speed reduced from 10 to 5
* Helm of the Dominator: Attack Speed Aura increased from 15 to 20
* Hurricane Pike: Cooldown increased from 15 to 18
* Linken's Sphere: Recipe cost increased from 1000 to 1200
* Manta Style: Attack speed reduced from 15 to 10
* Manta Style: Movement Speed reduced from 10% to 8%
* Mask of Madness: Movement speed bonus reduced from 17% to 12%
* Mask of Madness: Armor reduction increased from 7 to 8
* Meteor Hammer: Channeling time reduced from 3 to 2.5
* Necronomicon: Mana Break increased from 20/30/40 to 30/40/50
* Necronomicon: Mana Break damage from 60 to 50%
* Nullifier: Cooldown reduced from 14 to 13
* Nullifier: Manacost reduced from 100 to 75

* Alchemist: Unstable Concoction damage increased from 150/220/290/360 to 160/240/320/400
* Bane: Enfeeble duration reduced from 20 to 14/16/18/20
* Bane: Brain Sap damage rescaled from 90/160/230/300 to 75/150/225/300
* Brewmaster: Drunken Haze cooldown increased from 8/7/6/5 to 11/9/7/5
* Broodmother: Spiders vision reduced from 1100/800 to 700/700
* Chen: Base damage increased by 5
* Chen: Movement speed increased from 300 to 310
* Dazzle: Level 10 Talent from +175 Health to +200
* Dazzle: Level 10 Talent from +60 Damage to +75
* Earth Spirit: Boulder Smash stun duration from 0.75/1.25/1.75/2.25 to 0.5/1.0/1.5/2.0
* Enigma: Base strength increased from 17 to 19
* Enigma: Eidolons movement speed increased from 280/300/320/340 to 280/310/340/370
* Medusa: Strength gain reduced from 1.5 to 1.3
* Medusa: Movement speed reduced from 285 to 275
* Medusa: Level 10 Talent reduced from +25 Damage to +20
* Morphling: Attribute Shift can no longer be activated while stunned (but will continue if activated in advance)
* Morphling: Waveform damage reduced from 100/175/250/325 to 75/150/225/300
* Morphling: Level 15 Talent from Waveform Attacks Targets to +15s Morph Duration
* Morphling: Level 20 Talent from +15s Morph Duration to Waveform Attacks Targets
* Nightstalker: Hunter in the Night attack speed rescaled from 45/60/75/90 to 30/50/70/90
* Omniknight: Purification cast range reduced from 575 to 450
* Omniknight: Level 20 Talent from +4 Mana Regen to +3
* Omniknight: Guardian Angel cooldown rescaled from 160 to 180/170/160
* Pudge: Meat Hook manacost increased from 110/120/130/140 to 140
* Razor: Static Link cooldown rescaled increased from 32/30/28/26 to 40/35/30/25
* Sand King: Burrowstrike damage reduced from 100/160/220/280 to 85/150/215/280
* Shadow Demon: Level 10 Talent changed from +10 Strength to Soul Catcher Creates Illusion On Death
* Storm Spirit: Ball Lightning AoE rescaled from 125/200/275 to 200
* Storm Spirit: Level 10 Talent reduced from +2.0 Mana Regen to 1.75
* Tinker: Laser cooldown increased from 14 to 20/18/16/14
* Tiny: Grow attack speed reduction increased from 20/30/40 to 20/35/50
* Winter Wyvern: Cold Embrace base heal reduced from 15 to 10
* Winter Wyvern: Arctic Burn damage reduced from 7.5/8/8.5/9% to 6/7/8/9%
Dota 2 - Valve
- Ping sounds are now 3D spatialized relative to your camera position.
Team Fortress 2 - 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 a client crash related to viewing notifications
  • Fixed being able to interrupt taunts using the ConTracker commands
  • Fixed a bug with the Medi Gun not staying attached to players
  • Fixed a bug with the Backburner using its owner's angle to determine whether the attack is behind the victim
  • Fixed a rendering issue with the Spectral Swirl unusual effect
  • Fixed not being able to fire the Dragon's Fury in some areas (e.g. the control point on Nucleus)
  • Fixed not being able to light Huntsman arrows with the Dragon's Fury
  • Fixed Dragon's Fury projectiles not fizzling when hitting water
  • Fixed not being able to detonate stickybombs when switching to melee with secondary attack held down
  • Fixed the charge sound for the Stickybomb Launcher not stopping if the player switches weapons while charging
  • Fixed Quick-Fix Medics not properly following/mirroring the Pyro after launching with the Thermal Thruster
  • Fixed being able to shoot flares through objects like setup gates
  • Fixed the Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol always giving 7hp per-hit
  • Fixed the Winger not counting towards the Scout achievement "Gun Down"
  • Fixed the Festive Sandvich not counting towards the Heavy achievement "Konspicuous Konsumption"
  • Fixed the Rescue Ranger not counting towards the Engineer achievement "Texas Two-Step"
  • Fixed the Genuine version of the Flying Guillotine having no taunt
  • Updated the Vita-Saw so victims spawn random internal organs on hit
  • Updated the Atomizer damage penalty vs players to -15% (from -25%)
  • Updated the party system so invites are shown to all party members
  • Updated the Thermal Thruster stomp damage on other players to be 3x the base fall damage - not the reduced fall damage of the owner
  • Updated the "With Friends Like these..." achievement to check for five friends instead of seven
  • Added the Heals for Reals 2017 community medals
  • Added the "Philanthropist's Indulgence" community medal for Random Acts of TF2
  • Added the "Spectral Snowflake" community medal for the Nightmare Before Smissmas 2017 community showcase
Dota 2 - Valve
- Party Ranked games can now earn players up to Ancient[5] rank. All divine ranks continue to be scored only from Solo Ranked play.
Dota 2 - Valve
* Ability Draft: Now uses none of the turbo mode game mechanics
Dota 2 - Valve
* Ability Draft: Now uses some of the turbo mode game mechanics
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Added the Chapelaria 6v6 Season 3 tournament medals
  • Contract loaner items no longer have an expiration date
  • Players viewing their ConTracker can no longer move or attack
  • Fixed the main menu not updating its layout after a resolution change
  • Fixed the Engineer's ConTracker animation
  • Fixed the Medic, Sniper, and Engineer not un-hiding their weapons at the end of the ConTracker animation
  • Fixed item collections sometimes incorrectly marking items as owned
  • Fixed rendering issues with the Infernal Flames, Infernal Smoke, Cloudy Moon, It's A Secret To Everybody, Ancient Eldritch, Eldritch Flame, and Death by Disco unusual effects
  • Updated the materials for Mandrew's Munificent Mug
Nov 30, 2017
Portal 2 - Valve
An update has been released for Portal 2.

- Security and exploit fixes. Reported in part by Justin G. (sigsegv) and Linus S. (PistonMiner).

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