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In the dark days of the end of World War Two amidst the ruins of Berlin, one bullet can change history…

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When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

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Steam Blog - Valve
Preview of Team Fortress 2 Game Hub now accessible for all

August 16, 2012--Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the launch of a limited access Beta for its new Steam Community features.

The Steam Community Beta is now open to the first 50,000 players who earned the 'Pillar of the Steam Community' badge and includes another invite to share. Beta access will increase incrementally until the public launch.

To celebrate the launch of Team Fortress 2's new game mode, Mann vs. Machine, the Team Fortress 2 Game Hub is now accessible to everyone.

The new Steam Community update includes:
Game Hubs - Every game on Steam now has a Game Hub, which provides a quick way for users to browse the best of a variety of content as rated by the community at large. Each Game Hub also includes a game-specific discussion area where players can talk about their favorite Steam games.

Group Updates - Player-created groups have been redesigned so it's now easier to see what a group is all about and who is participating in it. Groups now also include public and private discussion areas where they can remain in touch with their own communities.

My Content Updates - The content you've created now lives in one central place with new viewing options including an "image wall" layout that showcases your top-rated content. Also new is the ability to mark screenshots, videos, and workshop items as Favorites to save or share with friends.

Friend Activity - The new feed makes it easy to view, rate, and comment on the content and activities of your friends in a visually-rich and interactive presentation. Players can also broadcast game-specific status updates to start a conversation with their friends, directly in the activity feed.

Steam is a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC and Mac games with over 40 million accounts around the world and over 2,000 titles offered.

More details regarding the Steam Community update are available at www.steamcommunity.com/communitycontent.
Product Update - Valve
GAMEPLAY:

- Fixed Captain's Mode Level 1 & 2 penalties reducing a bit more time than intended.
- Silencer: Fixed Invoke proccing Last Word.
- Juggernaut: Fixed a bug that was causing the first tick of Healing Ward to always heal the Radiant team.
- Tiny: Fixed Toss disabling allied Blink Daggers.
- Huskar: Fixed Life Break not hurting Huskar if he jumped on a magic immune unit.
- Outworld Destroyer: Fixed Essence Aura not proccing on items.

UI:

- Save/Load system for private games is back online.
- Clicking on a hero portrait in the stats dropdown now queries that hero.
- Added stat dropdown category "net worth", the value of non-consumable items in their inventory and their current gold.
- Fixed world lines not being drawn properly when networked to other clients.
- Fixed Hero card movies not working if the hero selection was made while you had the dashboard up.
- Fixed the timeline being broken if you jumped back to the picking stage while viewing the Vs animation.
- Fixed Silenced state getting stuck on in the hud.
- When spectator fog of war hotkeys are pressed, the UI now updates to match.

STORE:

- Added over 50 new items from the community.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Brought in line with shared engine changes

Team Fortress 2
  • Added Mann vs. Machine
  • Added Archimedes
  • Added The Soldier's Stogie
  • Added The Robro 3000
  • Updated The Helmet Without a Home to be paintable
  • Fixed some clipping issues with The Salty Dog
  • Removed player penetration from The Pomson 6000 and boosted the damage to compensate
Product Update - Valve
Release notes for 8/15 Update:

UI:
• Added Message of the Day
• Added a message when running without Steam to inform the users that the game requires Steam to be running.
• Added support for radar user message breaking up into several messages to allow for servers with large playercounts to not break user message stream when encountering too many entities.
• Updated the scoreboard so that if a game has a max of ten players you will see a compact scoreboard.
• Update to HUD voice status - darkened chat background from 32% opaque to 45% to increase readability of messages.
• Leaderboards input device filter now defaults to mouse and keyboard.

Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a bug where a dash was displayed when there was no score in the scoreboard.
• Fixed an issue with the HUD scaling not working with some elements.
• Enabled controller sampling regardless of input lock.
• Fixed several vgui fonts being too large at larger resolutions.
• Ignore low violence registry settings for CS:GO since we have no low violence regions.
• Fixed winning text not getting updated for arms race.
• Fixed win panel misalignments.
• Updated the scoreboard to fill from top to bottom for the order of players joining.
• Updated the scoreboard - moved the nav buttons up when you play with 10 players. Added a more opaque background.

Community Support:
• Added convars for better server customization:
o mp_solid_teammates - Determines whether teammates are solid or not.
o mp_free_armor - Determines whether armor and helmet are given automatically.
o mp_weapons_allow_zeus - Determines whether the Zeus is purchasable or not.
o mp_halftime - Determines whether or not the match has a team-swapping halftime event.
• Omitted reference to ranking or matchmaking from button warning.
Product Update - Valve
Changelog version 1.0.0.4047

-Fixed audio problems when cut-scenes and dialogues are canceled with ESC key

-Fixed health and armor of ships, not being calculated and shown correctly

-Additional fixes for waypoints not working correctly in Mission 2

-Planet components which are to expensive or unique buildings for a
planet are now shown as disabled in the construction menu and can not be built
anymore without the required resources
Product Release - Valve
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is now available on Steam and is 10% off until August 22nd at 10AM Pacific Time!

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about a grumpy mutant Blob that escapes into the world and starts eating everything around him. A follow-up to the Platformer "Tales from Space: About a Blob", Mutant Blobs Attack features new levels, new powers and controls, and a new playable Blob.

This is a retro 50's sci-fi 2D platformer of CATACLYSMIC proportions. Consume Everything. Regret Nothing.

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