Product Update - Valve
[ NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT ]
-Replaced Competitive mode "Join in Progress" matchmaking system with "Queued" matchmaking.
   -Searching for a Competitive game, either from "Find a Game" or "Play with Friends," will enter the player/s ( between 1 and 5 ) into a waiting queue. Once 10 compatible players are found then the game will begin.
   -Players that disconnect from a match can reconnect to it from the main menu or abandon it. Abandoning a game will result in a cooldown period during which no new competitive match can be joined.
   -Note: Elo will be recalibrated for the new matchmaking system over the coming weeks.
-New maps:
   -de_vertigo is now available for Classic Casual and Classic Competitive.
   -ar_monastery is now available for Arms Race.

[ MINOR FIXES ]

-Weapon changes:
   -Reduced p90 kill award from 300% of default to 200%.
   -Reduced other SMG kill awards from 300% of default to 200%.
   -Increased Bizon kill award from default to 200%.
   -Reduced all shotguns' price by 300.
-Guns are now considered "reloaded" at the point during the reload animation in which they visually appear to be reloaded - this allows you to switch away from a gun after the new magazine has been entered without having to wait until the whole reload animation has finished * the weapon refire delay after starting a reload is not affected.
-Fixed HUD not showing during demo playback.
-Changes to Matchmaking Lobby
   -Removed global Join Button and added Join Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
   -Join state is now visible when you browse the friends list.
   -Removed global Steam Profile button and added ability to click on any avatar image to see Steam Profile.
   -Removed global Invite Button and added Invite Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
-Added new feature section to the main menu
-Fixed issue that caused doors and other "pusher" entities to move at the wrong speed when the tick rate was > 64 Hz.
-Fixed post-process blur effect getting enabled (and left on) during demo playback if the player invoked the buy menu.
-Fixed MOTD on OSX.
-Fixed scoreboard getting stuck in toggle mode after halftime sometimes.
-Fixed ability to connect to community servers using server browser from in*game pause menu.
-Fixed exploit where models could be subsituted via a hardware performance setting.
-Fixed memory corruption related to bots cleaning up their occupied nav areas.
-Fixed spectator glow materials not being precached.
-Resolved several minor bugs to clean up console spew on launch and map load.
-Fixed a crash associated with targetIDs and the sv_competitive_official_5v5 convar.
-Votes that match or exceed the number needed to succeed now end the vote early instead of waiting for the timer to expire.
-The radar now displays when a player or bomb is above and below you.
-Reduced the aim punch that happens when shot in arms and legs as well as in the chest/stomach when wearing chest armor.
-Slightly increased the velocity boost grenades get when thrown by moving players.
-Fixed in-game voice chat not working with some microphones on OSX.
-Added convars mp_teamname_t and mp_teamname_ct that allow overriding team names on the scoreboard.
-Fixed grenade bounce being significantly reduced when tossed at the ground at most angles.
-Fixed not being able to vote when spectating/observing or when the scoreboard was up.
-Changes to warmup period:
   -Players now respawn in the warmup period.
   -Warmup periods now only end when the warmup time expires.
   -Warmup period no longer allows friendly fire.
-The community server browser warning pop*up can now be dismissed and told to never show again.
-There is now a visual and audible change in place of the silence on planted c4 when its about to explode.
-Fixed the medals on the main menu showing the wrong categories.
-The Buy Previous hotkey in the buy menu now only buys things that you purchased in the previous round.
-Fixed an exploit that let players infinitely spawn golden knives.
-Fixed a case where if all players on both teams had the same clan team name the were considered on the same team.
-Fixed a crash on startup when launching a game by joining a game server from Steam.
Announcement - Valve
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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, save 75% off Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai. Owners of either of these titles will also receive the Shogun Veil in Team Fortress 2 and the Shogun Helmet in Spiral Knights.

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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.

Total War Weekend ends Monday at 10am Pacific.



Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% off Toy Soldiers!

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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, save 75% off Medieval II: Total War and 50% offTotal War Battles: SHOGUN. Owners of these two titles will also receive the King of Scotland Cape for the Demo in Team Fortress 2 and the Medieval War Helm 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.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more great deals and special offers.



Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
The new Dwarf Kit for Dungeonbowl includes new ways to customise your stadiums with some ice, pipes, mines, rails and bar accessories and is Now Available on Steam!

Play the fantasy American Football inspired team sport from Blood Bowl, now in challenging dungeons! The new dungeon setting includes exploding chests, teleporters, rivers of boiling lava and various other traps all serve to spice-up the matches, making them even more dangerous!

Product Release - Valve
Dogfight 1942 Russia Under Siege DLC is Now Available on Steam.

Germany’s dominant air force is pounding at the gates of the Soviet Empire and Blitzkrieg is at full swing. It doesn't take the overwhelming Nazi force long to push the Soviets far inland, towards Moscow. Mother Russia is chilled to the bone as winter wreaks havoc all across the land. The Soviet Empire is at its knees. Become Russia’s bravest and fight fiercely over the vast skies of the Motherland: free Leningrad, reign fire over Kursk and drop explosive greetings from Russia on Berlin.

Product Release - Valve
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is Now Available on Steam.

From the creators of the award-winning Arma™ tactical military shooter series comes a next-gen re-imagination of a groundbreaking 80s classic. Set in a vast open archipelago, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission brings a breathtaking combination of action game and strategy elements!

As a result of a catastrophic war between the United Earth Coalition and the Asian Pacific Alliance, Earth has been rendered an almost uninhabitable wasteland. The only hope lies in a distant planetary system, where the moon Taurus holds the key to restoring Earth's dwindling water supply. As a battle-hardened member of the surviving UEC forces, Lt Myrik is put in command of an armed vehicle carrier. By traversing the seas and establishing a network of island bases, his mission is to hunt down the enemy and conquer the Dead Zone on the planetoid Taurus.

Product Update - Valve
Post-PAX Feedback Patch
- Added Act and Chapter headings at the beginning of each campaign level.
- Added final block text to each level that isn't a boss fight.
- Added Checkpoints so you can leave the game and resume at the same block. These are stored in Steam Stats so they are secured on Steam servers and work like a cloud save.
- More fixes to animations not always triggering an event.
- Added a fix that would sometimes prevent the game from proceeding when a dude was killed.
- Fix Gorilla texture.

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