Product Update - Valve
Halloween Special
The nightmare isn’t over! For Halloween, Black Forest Games revisits one of the levels from Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams. Based on the Enchanted Mountain Path level, this version brings new challenges in an exclusive night setting surrounded by spooky pumpkins and a ghost invasion.
You can select this level under “Extras” in the main menu. Enjoy – it’s free!

Patch Notes for Version 1.0.1

Gameplay
- More code optimizations for smoother frame rates.
- Removed and/or altered final boss attacks that could trap you or catch you by surprise. Shield gem now spawns after phase 2 instead of after phase 1.
- More checkpoints!
- Miscellaneous level tweaks.
- Trampolines now have more lenient timing.

Audio
- Updated music and sound effects.

Bug Fixes
- Alt-tabbing should no longer cause any issues.
- Dashing into an enemy and rebounding into another should no longer get you killed except in some rare cases.
- Missing screen resolutions for certain refresh rates have been fixed.
- Game no longer crashes if you have no sound card or deactivate it.
- The idle animation can now also be canceled with a crouch as intended.
- Jumping on owls in Score Attack now gives you points as it should.
- Dashing at turtles should now be easier.
- Bricks now always shatter if you dash through them.
- Some erroneous EN text in non-EN languages has been fixed.
- Miscellaneous small fixes to the launcher.
Product Release - Valve
Clan of Champions is now available on Steam and is 20% off*!

Thee goal is simple: become Champion! Alliances will be made and shattered, bonds will be forged and broken. When your life is on the line, it's every warrior for themselves in the battle-hardened online arena known as Clan of Champions! Blast your foes with short-range magic spells, or engage in brutal physical combat! Combine your physical skills with passive abilities to create the ultimate warrior. Team up with your friends online and take on even more furious battles!

*Offer ends November 6th at 10am Pacific time

Product Release - Valve
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is Now Available on Steam and 33% off*!

Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid (Think Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense).

Defender's Quest tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.

*Offer ends November 6th at 10AM Pacific Time.

Product Release - Valve
Nightmare in North Point, all new content for Sleeping Dogs, is now available on Steam!

After his girlfriend is kidnapped, Wei must fight through an invasion of hopping vampires, demons, and the ghosts of his past who are threatening to take over the city. Luckily, Wei has new moves and weapons at his disposal to make it through this nightmare.

Product Release - Valve
NBA 2K13 is now available on Steam!

With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, 2K Sports has joined forces with the legendary JAY Z as Executive Producer to transcend sports video games and take virtual hardwood to the next level.

Featuring an enhanced MyCAREER mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent, including the much-debated matchup between the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team.”

Product Release - Valve
Max Payne 3: Hostage Negotiation Pack, new DLC for Max Payne 3, is now available on Steam!

The Hostage Negotiation Pack brings four new multiplayer maps, several new items, weapons, Filhos De Ogum avatar faction, and more to Max Payne 3 multiplayer!

Product Release - Valve
Three new songs are Now Available for Rocksmith!

Play "Beast and the Harlot", "Afterlife", and "Nightmare" by Avenged Sevenfold on any electric guitar. Each song includes a new authentic tone accessible in AMP mode.

Product Release - Valve
The new Darksiders II - Abyssal Forge is Now Available on Steam!

This DLC includes a new gamplay zone, the Shadow Lands, with an entirely new visual look, including two challenging new dungeons, new enemies to best, secrets to uncover and unique legendary loot to collect. Tailored towards the most competent Darksiders II players, the Abyssal Forge will test your metal against the hardest enemies and puzzles yet.

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Product Update - Valve
AirMech "Big & Scary" Update
Halloween has come to AirMech! Along with it, a major overhaul of the UI as we move closer to full open beta on Steam. A lot of balance changes, new Global chat, the start of Friends and Faction systems, almost too much to list!

Halloween Treats
The Pumpkin King appears! Our most outrageous AirMech Variant so far, the "Pumpkin" Saucer transforms into a giant monster with vines for legs and fiery eyes. As with all of our Variants they are just cosmetic alterations of the base AirMechs, but prove to be very popular collector's items and are only offered once a year. Also available are Halloween Pets: Ghost Buddy, Jack O' Lantern, and Vampire Bat. There's also "Pumpkin" Bombs and a Candy Bucket item. All items will be gone after November 6th, so get them while you can!

User Interface 3.0
A significant rework of the UI has gone in which combines elements from Dota 2 and Starcraft 2 that we like, and provides a solid foundation for the next set of features we want to add. The most functional change is that Global Chat has a reserved spot in the UI so it can always remain open in the menus. There's also Faction and Party tabs added, with functionality coming soon. As we move everything over to the new UI we will have some bugs and missing features, but rest assured we are hard at work to get everything done.

New Referral System
We really like it when people bring others to AirMech and have wanted to make this easier and more reliable. You'll see a major change with the new UI for players who have not set their referrer yet, which should greatly increase the number of people getting credit. Many games only let you set a referrer when you sign up, but we let you set it up to level 5 and have also increased the referral rewards. When you set your referrer, you get 1000 Kudos, and the person who you listed will be able to get Diamond rewards from the very first referral. We think it's win-win for everyone!

Ultimate Samson Awakens
If you are lucky you might see Ultimate Samson make an appearance in Global Chat. When he shows up, he will ask that you /roll for a chance to win Diamonds! This has been a lot of fun and are looking at ways to expand this system. You might see other AirMech personalities show up in chat to give you some tips in response to certain questions.

Patch Notes for AirMech Beta version 13071

- New Variant: "Pumpkin" Saucer (Halloween)
- New Unit: "Pumpkin" Bombs (Halloween)
- New Item: Candy Bucket (Halloween)
- New Pet: Ghost Buddy (Halloween)
- New Pet: Jack O' Lantern (Halloween)
- New Pet: Vampire Bat (Halloween)
- New Variant: "Deep Sea" Osprey (included with Beta Bundle)
- New Menu System
- More Matchmaking Options
- Global Chat now active
- Referral System Overhaul
- Twin Peaks map has been reworked
- New Server Locations: Manchester (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa)
- AirMechs now do 75% damage to units
- Preview of "Power System" which will be like upkeep and replace Unit Cap
- Fog of war displayed correctly on Mini-Map
- Bunkers added to Outposts for Infantry defense

We are planing on moving to Open Beta on Steam soon (Valve Time) but for now you can still get early access by purchasing either the AirMech Beta Bundle or the Steam Starter Pack. Even though we are in Beta, we are not wiping or resetting any content, just ask any of our Alpha testers! We're happy for people to gain some advantage by playing early and helping us test, so jump on in!

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