Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 1/9/2013

[MISC]

- Added Server Report panel. Player can use this panel to report server for things such as inappropriate content and bad performance etc.. This menu is accessible from the Pause Menu.
- Improved competitive matchmaking algorithm to further reduce wait times.
- Fixed 'rebuy previous' not working after the first round of rebuying.
- Spawn points are now randomized every round.
- Whitelisted con_filter convars for debugging.
- Fixed damage taken and given not being fully reset in modes that aren't round-based.
- Changing mp_warmuptime takes effect immediately.
- Added concommands mp_warmup_start and mp_warmup_end, which restart and early terminate warmup, respectively.
- Fixed exploit where cl_interp restrictions could be bypassed.
- Alias command no longer allows aliasing over existing convars and concommands.
- Fixed rare case of maps not matching requested game mode on dedicated servers
- The client-side headshot feedback sound no longer plays for the local client when damaging another player in the head with a grenade explosion or when shooting them in the head through another surface (penetration)
- Slightly reduced the client-side headshot feedback sound volume (spatialized sound is unaffected)
- Fixed nameplate flicker in free cam mode during demo playback.
- Fixed wall penetration on Linux dedicated servers
- Fixed exploit where grenade projectiles were used to boost teammates.
- Fixed a very rare server crash when firing a weapon.
- Improved the error message shown when finding a game fails to locate an acceptable dedicated game server formerly reported as DS.
- Improved memory management on servers with GOTV enabled.
- Changed holiday cheer level to match CS1.6.
Announcement - Valve
The Cave is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

Pre-Purchase and receive 3 items to use in Team Fortress 2!

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits!

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and BrĂ¼tal Legend.

Product Release - Valve
The Journey Down: Chapter One is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off for the first week!

In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

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

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are.

Product Update - Valve
1.3.1 Patch Notes
- Added support for text input using the gamepad for Steam's Big Picture mode.
- Fixed a bug causing players to sometimes get stuck in the "Whoops" mission of the Captain Scarlett DLC.
- Deathtrap can no longer restore an enemy's shields, even though it was hilarious.
- Fixed a bug that caused off-hand weapons to sometimes deal improper damage while Gunzerking.
- Addressed an issue where shotguns did not receive full damage boosts from skills and gear.

Product Release - Valve
Droid Assault, from the creators of Revenge of the Titans, is now available on Steam and 20% off*!

Discover a unique tactical arcade shooter, with the fun addictive gameplay of 8-bit classics. You'll need your wits and the help of your acquired droid squad to stay alive in this fast-paced retro actionfest. Wreak havok through 50 atmospheric levels of destructible scenery, avoid mines and turrets, and battle 48 different robot types from lowly Guardbots to the latest in Assassins, Special Ops and Battledroids.

*Offer ends January 16th at 10AM Pacific time.

Announcement - Valve
Dungeonland is now available for pre-purchase on Steam! Purchase before January 28th and receive the Dungeon Maestro Grimoire Pack for free!

Dungeonland is a co-operative hack and slash game that takes players on a deadly tour through a medieval theme park. Playing as The Rogue, The Warrior or The Mage, the heroes will need to work together as a team to get past the evil overseer of this “Tragic Kingdom” – The Dungeon Maestro.

Jan 8, 2013
Product Update - Valve
NEW FEATURES:
-Ground can now be dug up using the Shovel to reveal the bare dirt underneath and creating a Turf item.
-Turf items can be placed down on bare dirt tiles to change the biome (purely cosmetic for now).

FIXES:
-Minor bug fixes and tuning.
-New art for the Rocky biome.
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added new promo items
  • Mann Vs. Machine
    • Fixed clients being able to issue mp_tournament_restart, tournament_readystate, and tournament_teamname commands
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to stun a mini-boss
    • Updated mvm_bigrock with some new func_nobuild areas
  • Fixed a regression where minicrits were being affected by long-range damage fall-off
  • Fixed a client crash related to arrows and bolts
  • Fixed an exploit where certain player conditions could be used indefinitely
  • Fixed clients seeing incorrect stats during changelevel
  • Fixed the Tomislav playing firing sounds when it wasn't firing
  • Fixed being able to score assists with yourself in certain situations
  • Fixed being able to cross into enemy spawn rooms using the high-five taunt
  • Fixed Festive versions of weapons not completing a set when equipped
  • Fixed a client crash when viewing the Top Sellers tab in the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed styles not working properly for The Barnstormer
  • Updated The Digit Divulger to allow skin to be seen in the knuckles and wrist area
  • Updated The Cold Killer to add paintability and fix unusual effect placement
  • Genuine-quality items and festive items that are otherwise tradable can now be listed on the Steam Community Market
  • Updated the localization files
Product Release - Valve
"Oye Como Va", "Black Magic Woman", and "Smooth" by Santanaare Now Available for Rocksmith!

Plus, pick up these song bundles before they go away on January 22nd!:
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