Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
Ether Vapor Remastered is Now Available on Steam!

Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss. Explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama. Use multi-lock-on to shoot tens of missiles at a time and even blow up an entire battleship in the challenging Bonus Zones.

Announcement - Valve
Rocksmith is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and comes with immediate access to the beta and 2 extra in-game packs - The Heavy Metal – Gear Pack and Guitarcade Mini-Games Pack!

Rocksmith’s innovative game design makes playing music visually intuitive and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their lives.

The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is not included with the purchase of Rocksmith™ on Steam and must be purchased separately. Please see your local retailer or many online stores to purchase the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

Product Update - Valve
- Enabled equipped Pennants showing up in your base.

GAMEPLAY
- Fixed Illuminate going 400 further than intended.
- Fixed Psi Blades being slightly too wide in its spill.

UI
- Fixed range cursor always using the player's main hero instead of the currently casting unit.
- Fixed bug where connecting during CM pick stage resulted in a broken pick/ban view.
- Added control groups 7, 8, 9, and 10.
- Added team profile page, accessible from the profile page of any player in a team.
- Filtering live games by hero now matches on localized hero names and supports keyboard shortcuts.

AUDIO
- Added custom sounds when Tiny has an ultimate scepter equipped and is attacking with a tree.

BOTS
- Added Luna bot.
- Added Dazzle bot.
- Only use suggested heroes if we have bot implementations for them.
- Lich bot will now use Frost Nova when laning to harass, if he has plenty of mana.
- Fixed bug that would cause Viper to use Poision Attack on creeps when laning.
- Bots will now sell TP scrolls if they need the inventory space to buy an item from the Secret Shop.
- Made Bane bot less likely to use abilities when doing a mild retreat.
- Fixed Razor's Plasma Field usage in-lane which was just completely broken. He should spam it less now.
- Tiny will now Avalanche at a slightly further distance when trying to do his combo.
- Windrunner will try to Shackleshot when retreating less now, and only when Windrun isn't active.
- Bots will no longer want to do Roshan when they aren't sufficiently tanky.
- When buying TP scrolls, bots will now try to purchase two of them since they tend to run around without any too often
- Fixed bug where bots wouldn't lower their farm desire when they reached enough money to make a big purchase, resulting in them farming forever.
- Fixed bug in Armlet toggling.
- Fixed bug that was causing bots to use Mekansm when no one needed healing.
- Fixed bug that was causing bots to incorrectly extrapolate movement positions (breaking abilities that need to lead their targets like Torrent or Light Strike Array).
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:


Shared Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Improved the performance and stability of the libraries used for in-game HTML display

Team Fortress 2
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed hats sometimes appearing multiple times in incorrect locations when changing classes
  • Fixed Demoman shields not reducing explosive damage in non-MvM games
  • Fixed the tf_bot_add command using the same name for all of the bots when adding multiple bots simultaneously
  • Updated the localization files
  • Moved map descriptions into the localization files
    • Map descriptions will still be loaded from the maps folder first if they exist
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine
    • Fixed a bug where players could only buy 1 upgrade at a time from the upgrade station
    • Fixed a bug where the Victory dialog would sometimes show during incorrect times
Product Release - Valve
Might & Magic Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, a new expansion for Might & Magic Heroes VI, is now available on Steam!

Sandro is a legendary Villain, a power-hungry Lich pursuing his own goal using Machiavellian schemes and stratagems. Control the destiny of Sandro as he defies men and Dragon Gods, setting carefully planned events into motion that will change Ashan forever.

Product Update - Valve
AirMech Beta Update + Moon Festival Event

New Units, Matchmaking, and a special seasonal Event highlight the most recent AirMech update. Still in closed Beta testing, players can gain early access by purchasing the Beta Bundle which unlocks much of the content and is retained after full release of the game.


Three new Units have been added: Turtle (walker), Aegis (turret), and Grinder (melee tank). Each one introduces new strategic options on the battlefield allowing players to develop more specialized roles. All new Units are included with the Beta Bundle, and will be added to your account the next time you log in.


A couple new Ultimates have been added as well. Ultimates are non-PvP variations of existing Units or Pilots which amplify their abilities to extreme levels. They were originally created as a response to Solo mode players who enjoyed having an advantage, and didn't mind that they could not use them against human opponents, so we thought this was a great solution. Ultimate Erik gains XP ingame at 150% the normal rate, giving him usually a 2x advantage in levels. Ultimate Money Maker generates credits ingame at 2x the normal rate, but it otherwise the same.


The first track from Front Line Assembly has been added as menu music! As a refresher, we teamed up with Front Line Assembly to create an original soundtrack for AirMech, which will be available for purchase on November 13th. We will be integrating the music over time by breaking down the tracks and making proper loops of everything. The music was authored with this in mind and there's a really wide range of styles in the album. It is a great finishing touch to the game!


It's Moon Festival time! We wanted to do something fun for the holiday so we are rolling out our "cake" social Achievements. Through October 4th, the Mooncake Item is available in your inventory and while it gives no bonuses, it does give you the Cake buff and makes you eligible to "share cake" with other players doing the same. You can only get credit for sharing cakes with Matchmaking.


Matchmaking! This is a big step for AirMech, the first implementation of matchmaking. Right now we limit games to 2v2 PvP games so we can keep games cycling fast and gather data for our next steps. We're finding bugs, fixing them, and we really appreciate everyone's help by using the Matchmaking system. We also have our first pass of Ranking added to the game. Playing matchmade games will enter you in this system and your score will be modified based on an Elo system. Both of these areas will evolve quickly over the coming weeks and we love getting feedback on them!


Here's a breakdown of changes for AirMech Beta version 12311:


- New Unit: Turtle (slow walking robot, retracts to protective mode)

- New Unit: Aegis Turret (shoots down missiles/rockets)

- New Unit: Grinder Tank (modified industrial driller)

- New Pilot: Ultimate Erik (Solo games only)

- New Unit: Ultimate Money Maker (Solo games only)

- New Pet: Husky Pup (designed by HuskyStarcraft)

- New Pet: Moon Rabbit (limited time only)

- New Achievements: Cake Sharing

- New flair items: Magenta and Cyan colored contrails

- Trial AirMechs/Units/Pilots changed around

- Grinder turret renamed to “Gatty”

- Contrail Flair now wider

- New music when in the Main Menu (first track from Front Line Assembly)

- New Loadout Slots - now more, work in all modes, can be renamed


Product Release - Valve
New Star Soccer 5 is now available on Steam and is available for 10% off*!

Live the life of an up-and-coming superstar in this unique football career game. Start out as a 16 year old lad and work your way to the top to become a footballing legend!

Discount ends October 4th at 10am Pacific Time.

Product Release - Valve
Planets Under Attack is now available on Steam and is available for 33% off*!

The goal of this challenging space adventure is to conquer a galaxy of planets, while undertaking a multitude of special challenges. Take control of your mighty space armada, and wreak havoc across the cosmos, but choose your targets wisely! Conquered planets will net you income to expand your forces, but you must carefully weigh the pros and cons of attacking each planet, as timing and available resources are critical to victory.

*Offer ends October 4th at 10am Pacific Time

Announcement - Valve
In celebration of the new Steam Workshop for Total War: Shogun 2, save 25% off the entire Total War Franchise and even bigger saving on select Total War titles each day, now through October 1st at 10am Pacific Time.

Today only, pick up Total War: Rome for $1, £1, €1 or 49 rubles. Owners of Rome will also receive the K-9 Main for the Heavy in Team Fortress 2 and the Golden Laurel in Spiral Knights.

Check out the Total War Master Collection for even bigger savings and a collection of Total War inspired items to use in Team Fortress 2 and Spiral Knights!

Total War: Shogun 2 Workshop
A thousand battles, a thousand victories, but are they yours?
Create, discover and download historical battle scenarios, multiplayer maps and the most popular and accomplished mods. Or try out Total War TEd editor to create and upload your own.

The "best Total War yet" just got better. Today The Creative Assembly has launched the Total War™: SHOGUN 2 Assembly Kit; a suite of tools that enables ground-up modification of the entire Total War™: SHOGUN 2 product family. This release also includes an update to TEd (the existing Battle Map Editor), which enables Steam Workshop integration and the ability to create scripted single-player historical battles. A sample historical battle, custom-built by The Creative Assembly, is available now on Steam to give new modders a convenient starting point.

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