Product Release - Valve
Riders of Icarus is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

Take the battle to the sky with fantastical flying mount combat unlike anything you’ve seen before in Riders of Icarus, the new unprecedented action-adventure MMORPG experience that lets you ride and fight on the back of the realm’s most dangerous winged beasts dragons.

Pre-purchase one of the exclusive Founder's Packs and receive tons of in-game value, as well as advanced access to the Free Open Beta!*

Free Open Beta begins July 6th.
Founder's Pack owners get access June 29th.

*Offer ends June 29th at 10AM Pacific Time
Product Update - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed two exploits that could allow remote code execution on clients and servers.
- Disabled some debug tracking that was causing a crash.
Client Update - Valve
An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

General
  • Updated the web browser component to Chromium version 49.0.2623.110
  • Fixed an issue with scaling of preview images in the screenshot manager
  • Fixed game installs failing with the message “Content still encrypted”
  • Fixed missing period symbol in the French layout of the controller keyboard
  • Fixed several crashes related to the controller on-screen keyboard
  • Revised iconography for Family View

Steam Overlay
  • Improved rendering performance with Vulkan applications
  • Improved stability of Big Picture overlay with Direct3D 10 applications and above

Big Picture
  • Fixed a bug where the "Login" button would not properly activate
  • Fixed some Family View regressions in game library.
  • Improved support for broadcasting while using Big Picture mode. Includes new Broadcast Dashboard that allows access to broadcast chat and some broadcast management controls, plus support for viewing your own broadcast.
  • Fixed some UI styling issues in the Big Picture overlay

VR
  • Removed block on SteamVR applications if Family View is enabled. This fixes installation of HTC Vive software when Family View is turned on.
  • Removed prompt for controller configuration when launching games that natively support motion controllers
  • Added warnings when trying to launch Oculus SDK-only games on an incompatible OpenVR device.
  • Improved the launch process for Oculus SDK-based games from within SteamVR.
  • Fixed missing/invisible mouse pointer in some Desktop Game Theater games
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the search button in the Library footer UI could break filtering
  • Fixed an issue causing the VR keyboard to pop up repeatedly in the Library
  • Fixed SteamVR launching immediately when installing a VR app that was previously uninstalled in that session
  • Improved controller handling under various combinationss of the VR dashboard, Desktop Game Theater, and an active game. Input is now sent to the game or the dashboard, but not both at once.
  • Improved handling for games that only support VR in a beta branch of the game. These will only show in the SteamVR group if the user has selected the beta branch.
  • Improved support for broadcasting while in VR. Broadcast request notifications will now display in the headset and can be responded to via the new Broadcast Dashboard in Steam.

Mac OS X
  • Fixed a bug that could cause stuck modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt, etc) in the in-game overlay
  • Fixed a bug that caused links in the in-game overlay web browser to always open in new tabs

Linux
  • Fixed a client UI hang when clicking the middle mouse button on some pages
  • Fixed an issue where Big Picture or video playback would not enter fullscreen properly

Steam Controller
  • Fixed a client crash when switching configurations, such as when starting a game or bringing up the Steam Overlay
  • Added the ability to bind left/right sticks as digital bindings
  • Added the ability for the automatic action set on cursor visible/hidden to return to the previously used action set from the last transition
  • Fixed Mode Shifts not displaying properly in action set binding panels
  • Fixed gamepad button highlights displaying offset when binding a gamepad button
  • Fixed binding screen showing Set Action Set option when the configuration was a Native application or had no action sets.
  • Added "Last Used Action Set" option to manual action set selection
Announcement - Valve
Announcement - Valve
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*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
Product Release - Valve
Pre-Purchase DOOM on Steam and get a FREE copy of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood!*

Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience.

*Offer ends May 12th at 7:30AM Pacific Time

Steam Blog - Valve
One common theme we've been seeing in customer feedback about the Steam review system is that it isn't always easy to tell what the current experience is like in a game months after release. This new set of changes released today is designed to better describe the current customer experience in those games. We do this by better exposing the newly posted reviews and by calculating a summary of those recent reviews.

Visibility For Recently Posted Reviews


While there are plenty of new reviews posted every day, we saw that it was often difficult for newer reviews to be seen and voted on enough to become listed as most helpful. As a result, the most helpful reviews presented on a store page would often describe an outdated view of a game that might have changed dramatically over the course of Early Access or post-release development. By listing recently posted reviews more prominently and by defaulting to recent helpful reviews, Steam can now show a more current idea of what it's like to play the game now.

Recent Review Score


Another problem we identified was that review score that appears at the top of a product page didn't always reflect the dynamic nature of the game. For that review score, we'd previously only been compiling an overall score using a simple calculation of the percentage of all reviews that were positive. This let us be really transparent in how the score was being calculated, but didn't accommodate cases when a game has changed a lot (for better or worse) over time.

To address that, we've now added a Recent review score that calculates the positive percentage of reviews within the past 30 days (as long as there are enough reviews posted within those 30 days and as long as the game has been available on Steam for at least 45 days). The overall score is still present as well in case you still find that information helpful.

Other Review Updates


In addition to the above updates, we've made a few other changes:
  • The customer review section on a game's store page has a new "Summary" tab that focuses on recent helpful reviews and recently posted reviews. You can still find overall most help reviews by selecting "Most Helpful" tab.
  • There's a new checkbox when writing a review to more easily disclose if you received the copy of the game for free.
  • You can now view all reviews regardless of language by selecting "All Languages" from the language dropdown in the reviews tab of the Community Hub for the game.

If you have questions, feedback, or find bugs in the review system, please let us know in the Steam discussions: http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/0/
Product Update - Valve
- Fixed some scenarios where the base mana capacity could be lower than intended
- Added the ability to lock items in your inventory to prevent them from combining with other items
Product Release - Valve
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Mutants in Manhattan is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam! Pre-Purchase now and receive the Samurai Pack DLC for free. Get 4 awesome Samurai character skins - one for each Turtle!

Battle alongside your brothers through the sewers, subways, and streets of NYC to take down Shredder and Krang's evil organization, Foot by Foot. Unleash custom combat skills and powerful team combos to save Manhattan from the overwhelming dark forces growing in the shadows.

Announcement - Valve
Save 80% on Octodad: Dadliest Catch during this week's Midweek Madness*!

*Offer ends Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time
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