Announcement - Valve
Special Forces: Team X is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 10% off!

Special Forces: Team X (STX) is a team centric 3rd Person cover-based shooter from Zombie Studios, creators of Blacklight: Retribution. The game features a unique map selection system, with the ability to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 map variations. STX supports asymmetric game play with 2-4 teams and 5 frenetic game modes. Customize your skills, weapons and character to tailor your tactics and performance in battle.

Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 1/30/2013

[ NOTABLE ]
- Nerfed the Deagle.
- Added a feature to spectate friends games via GOTV.
  -In 'Play With Friends,' if a friend is on an official matchmaking server the WATCH option will appear next to their name.
- DM immunity changes:
  -Default immunity was raised to 10s.
  -Moving cancels immunity.

[ MISC ]
- Fixed dedicated server memory leak.
- Reserved server with connected GOTV spectators will hold reservation after all players disconnected for at least TV delay time to allow spectators to watch the match to the end.
- Added convar sv_hibernate_punt_tv_clients to also punt lingering TV spectators after all players disconnected and at least TV delay time elapsed.
tv_snapshotrate will now correctly adjust client-side rates automatically for smooth spectating experience.
- Added convar tv_relayradio, 0 = off, 1 = relay team radio commands to GOTV (default value = 0).
- Added convar tv_relaytextchat, 0 = off, 1 = relay "say" chat only, 2 = relay "say" and "say_team" chat to GOTV (default value = 1).
- Team kills and team damage is now preserved for players in competitive games across disconnects and reconnects.
- Fixed a regression in naming of tv_autorecord demo files.
Product Release - Valve
Ice Age™ 4: Continental Drift: Arctic Games is Now Available on Steam!

Ready to get wet, wild and wooly? Team up with your favorite Ice Age characters in a continental competition of glacial proportions! Battle for treasure with the Herd and the Pirates in their craziest adventure yet!

Product Update - Valve
Guns of Icarus Online January Update - Release Notes
Content
- New “Raid on the Refinery” Crazy King map
- “Zale’s Handbook,” new in-game player manual
- New accessories and “Steampipe” and “The Warrior” costumes in-store

Features
- New “Crazy King” game mode, point capture with a moving point
- Steam Achievements integrated
- Map Vote - vote for your next match after each battle
- Level Weather: new effects for rain and frost
- Level Weather: wind and moving storms
- Indication of blocked players
- Add Back to Main Menu button in Loading Screen while waiting for connection

Map Changes
- King of the Flayed Hills is now Crazy King
- moving sandstorms added to Scrap on the Dunes

Balance
- Heavy Flak Changes:
-- Decreased rate of fire with increase in damage to maintain DPS
-- Reduced muzzle speed with increased shell life to maintain range (1020m)
-- Slight increase to drop

Fixes
- Fixed some networking issues that could cause client state to not sync properly (causing various strange bugs with reload, fire, and repair state display).
- The “Light Quality” setting in Options now more aggressively controls cloud quality. Try reducing it if you have framerate drops when looking at large cloudbanks.
- Missing rock collider in Canyon Ambush now fixed
- Fixed issue with components on fire not colliding properly
- Fixed resolution settings being improperly applied
- Surrender button no longer in spectator mode
- Fixed extinguisher animation bug in avatar preview
- Corrected Lumberjack ironsights layout

Player
- Collector’s Edition costume pack has been expanded to include 6 costumes, one Ladies’ and one Gents’ for each class. Anyone who already has the CE or 4-pack will retroactively have the additional costumes automatically unlocked. If you have the CE and and have already purchased one of these new additions, then we'll give you your choice of another item of equal value. Just email us at feedback@musegames.com and let us know which item you’d like!
- The Facebook Like and Steam recommendation drive is still happening! Like us now or write a recommendation on Steam for a chance to win goodies.
Product Release - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
Wizardry Online is now on Steam and is Free to Play!

Wizardry Online is a free-to-play, fantasy, hardcore MMO that takes elements from the original Wizardry games and re-imagines them as a modern MMO experience.

In Wizardry Online, everything is trying to kill you. Ferocious monsters, deadly traps and other players lie in wait for you to make even the slightest mistake. The difficulty level is insane. The dungeons are brutal. There is no auto-healing. You will earn your levels. And when you die, you die forever.

The only way to survive is to fight. Real-time reactions make the difference between a hit and a miss. If you don’t aim your spells properly, they will miss or, worse, hit another player. Skill, timing and team tactics are the only things standing between life and death. In Wizardry Online, you must play your best in every encounter – because you’re always just one mistake away from oblivion.

Product Release - Valve
Proteus is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off until Feb 6th at 10AM PST!

Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Presented and controlled like a classic first-person shooter, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world. The procedurally generated islands are home to creatures natural and imagined, tranquil valleys and ruins with magical properties. Think Doom meets Brian Eno.

Steam Blog - Valve
We've just released an update to Steam Greenlight based directly on feedback and requests from the community – both developers and consumers. This update includes the ability to skip items in your vote queue, improvements to collections, and new stats for game and software developers.




Since the Steam Greenlight service went live back in August, an average of three new games have been posted to Steam Greenlight every single day. With so many great game and software titles being added it can be pretty hard to keep up. One of the great ways to discover new titles is to just jump into your queue. It is your own personalized queue of games you haven’t voted on. From there you can vote Yes, No, and now 'Ask me again later' to skip a title for consideration again at a later date.

If you really like a particular Greenlight entry, you can favorite it to easily find it later, or now you can opt to separately 'follow' items to be notified when the developer posts new announcements. Similarly, you can now 'follow' collections in Greenlight to be notified when collection authors post announcements.

Meanwhile, a new set of detailed statistics are now available for developers to show exactly how many people are looking at their item, voting, and how that adds up over time.

You can read the full update details on the Greenlight blog here.
Product Update - Valve
AirMech Version 15008.0 January 28th, 2013

We're introducing a new feature with this patch--Salvage! Now you can clean up that mess left after a battle and profit from it at the same time. Any units or AirMechs with a repair ability can also use it to Salvage destroyed units for Credits ingame. It's still a bit buggy, and a work in progress, but we're interested to see how this adds to options during gameplay. Do I spend time cleaning up this area for extra income, or press the battle against the enemy? As time is your most valuable resource in AirMech, it opens up interesting choices for the player. Feedback in the forums is welcome!

Faction Charters! They are working now, but be aware that the Faction Charter is consumed when you create the Faction! We do not want a million Factions, and do not want people renaming them. Think very carefully before you create it, because it costs 1000 Diamonds every time you create one. This price is designed so that people only create Factions when they are serious. Don't have the Diamonds? Chances are someone who you want to start the Faction with does, just ask nicely.

Updates:
- New AirMech Variant: Steampunk Saucer
- New Hat Flair: Football Helmet
- New Quests: Power Play
- Faction Creation interface implemented
- Increased the range in which healing units willing prioritize disabling an active ‘Bear Trap’ by.
- Increased the amount of quests that award diamonds.
- Re-added the ‘Help’ button to the pause menu.
- Made some modifications to secure/capture outpost order regarding how units attack outposts they are securing
- Added Salvage System. Destroyed units can be reclaimed by healing units and Osprey.
- Network error messages should now appropriately be translated to their respective languages.
- Added a ‘Waiting’ timer to the matchmaking lobby.
- New badges added for people with gold/silver VIP status.

Balance changes:
- Fixes to overly high Grinder damage. Grinder base melee DPS is now 210.
- Grinder can now be impacted by the ‘Stasis’ effect, reducing damage by half. Normally this effect only applies reduced attack speed, but due to how the Grinder functions it made more sense to work towards damage instead of attack speed to achieve a similar result.
- Grinder will no longer damage stasis mines/bear traps.
- Modification of neutral units on Duel and Nesthorn
- make map neutral units not abductable
- add a short radar ‘unjam’ range on all AirMechs

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed a bug with the ‘Tomcat’ Striker variant preview displaying detached wings.
- Cleaned up text display at lower resolutions.
- Fixed the explosion effect on the creeper detonate animation.
- Fixed the alignment of the version number display in game that was trailing off the right side of the screen.
- Hats should now fit correctly on all Warthog variants.
- Fixes to CPU lag detection (previously referred to as FPS lag)
- Bug fix for spectators sometimes stuck in game at the end of a match
- Bug fix to Saucer’s increased abduction rate on ability level up (wasn’t working)
Product Update - Valve
A new update (29/01) has been released. The list of improvements and fixes includes (см. русское описание ниже):

∙ Valkyries can allocate unit runes on their own
∙ Crafting using recipes now works differently*
∙ 'Morning mania' bug (game time reset upon arrival) fixed on Western and Eastern Freedom Islands*
∙ Bug that prevented player from accessing Guilford castle after battle with Eric fixed* (Workaround: leave Greenwort location and return to it)
∙ Absolute Rage, Rage Control and Sense Weakness bonuses now display correctly
∙ Hero skill Reserve now updates army after battle correctly
∙ Bug with Demon pentagram fixed
∙ Timelessness and Negation spells now display correctly in log
∙ Totem modifiers update correctly after their destruction
∙ Bug with arena pawns fixed (they can't damage themselves anymore)

Steam achievements
∙ Patron and Friend of the Pirates titles can be earned now*
∙ Ragnarok Messenger and Mad Courage achievements can be earned now

Texts
∙ Dialogs with vlkyries concerning the rune usage fixed
∙ Text bug fixed in the Talking Bear quest
∙ Polish: Ice Dragon skills description fixed
∙ Polish: Description of one of the heroes in Western Freedom Islands updated

Units
∙ Orc units health now depends on Adrenalin level correctly
∙ Soothsayers abilty Keeper of Knowledge now doesn't affect Soothsayers themselves
∙ Special Troll attack Pacify corrected
∙ Special Prc Hunter attack Net and its basic attack corrected

Items
∙ Mask of Youth and Chain of Chance properties corrected
∙ Silver Rapier and Ray of Light properties corrected*

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.

РУССКИЙ

∙ Исправлен механизм управления рунами юнитов валькириями
∙ Изменен механизм создания предметов с помощью рецептов*
∙ Исправлен механизм пополнения армии после боя и умения героя Резерв
∙ Исправлена morning mania (сброс игрового времени после прибытия на Западные и Восточные Острова Свободы)*
∙ Исправлен баг, связанный с невозможностью подойти к замку Гилфорда после битвы с Эриком, если в это время игрок успел сразиться со сторонней не квестовой армией (чтобы обойти эту ошибку, можно покинуть локацию Гринворт и вернуться в неё)*
∙ Исправлено некорректное отображение бонусов от навыков "Абсолютная Ярость", "Контроль Ярости", "Знание Слабостей"
∙ Исправлен баг с пентаграммой Демонов
∙ Исправлена ошибка с выводом в лог информации о заклинании "Безвременье" и "Отрицание"
∙ Исправлен баг с паунами на арене (теперь они не могут наносить урон себе)
∙ Исправлено обновление модификаторов от тотемов после их гибели

Достижения
∙ Исправлены титулы "Меценат" и "Друг Пиратов" (теперь получаются в Стиме)*
∙ Исправлены ачивки "Ragnarok Messenger" и "Mad Courage" (теперь получаются в Стиме)

Тексты
∙ Исправлены диалоги с валькириями об управлении рунами
∙ Исправлен текстовый баг в квесте "Говорящий медведь"

Юниты
∙ Исправлено изменение здоровья у орков в зависимости от уровня Адреналина
∙ Исправлена особенность юнита Волхв Хранитель Знаний (не действует на самих волхвов)
∙ Исправлена специальная атака "Успокоение" у юнита Тролль
∙ Исправлена специальная "Сеть" и базовая атаки юнита Орк Охотник

Предметы
∙ Исправлены предметы Маска молодости и Цепь случайностей
∙ Изменены предметы Серебряная Рапира и Луч Света*

* Чтобы помеченное исправление работало, требуется начать новую игру.
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