Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 66% on Sine Mora!

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Product Release - Valve
Tribes: Ascend - Game of the Year Edition, all new content for Tribes: Ascend is Now Available on Steam and is 25% off!

“every Shooter Should Have Jetpacks!”

Tribes: Ascend is the world’s fastest shooter - an online multiplayer FPS with jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, and multiple classes.

With Tribes: Ascend - Game of the Year Edition, experience the most acclaimed multiplayer shooter of 2012 like never before. This edition packages weapon DLC from ten previous expansions as well new featured content.

Tribes: Ascend - Game of the Year unlocks all weapons and perks from: the Cloak & Dagger update, Raid & Pillage update, Tartarus update, Staying Alive update, Accelerate update, Stonehenge update, Twinfusor update, Bliz update, Marksman update, Revolution update, plus the new Shocklance.

For a single purchase you unlock ALL weapons in the game (over 110), all classes (9), all perks (21), and the new Shocklance weapon.

*Offer ends February 25th at 10AM Pacific Time
Client Update - Valve
Changes:
- Fixed texture corruption when using the Game Overlay in OpenGL games
- Fixed failing to do HTTP downloads from hosts that started with a numeral
- Linux - Added X window manager name to system info dialog
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:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a material system client crash for the Linux version

Team Fortress 2
  • Added a new promo item
  • Fixed not seeing Medigun particle beams while healing players in DirectX 8
  • Fixed the Blue team Stickybomb Launcher using the Scottish Resistance material when dropped into the world
  • Fixed the Black Rose and the Botkiller Wrench using the Red team arms skin while on the Blue team
  • Updated the Faerie Solitaire Pin so it can be crafted, traded and gift-wrapped
Product Release - Valve
SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny Scenario 3: The Last Stand, all new content for SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny is Now Available on Steam!

Professor Twiddle is on a mission of exploration in Dun Mora. When his journey becomes to dangerous, he brings the parts for the Twiddlium Compensator to Queen Sansha for safekeeping. To be absolutely sure, he also informs Professor Undergant and tells him of his plans. Play as Caine and help the elves and Queen Sansha to defend their land against the Nameless!

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 60% on The Amazing Spider-Man™!

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Product Update - Valve
- Added Tusk!

GAMEPLAY
- Lina: Fixed Dragon Slave hitting units behind you.
- Mirana: Fixed some backswing behaviors with her spells
- Templar Assassin: Fixed Meld not removing collision.
- Troll Warlord: Fixed a case where ranged Troll Warlord can bash when attacking while transforming.
- Troll Warlord: Added a "fast" attack animation that will only trigger when his attack speed is above 210
- Fixed Orchid disabling Dagger at the end of its duration even if it was doing no damage.
- Fixed a recent bug with Poor Man's Shield that could infrequently cause it to not block hero damage
- Fixed some wave speed issues with Crypt Swarm, Dual Breath, Breathe Fire, Dragon Slave, Illuminate, Sonic Wave and Shockwave.
- Enabled Silencer in Tournament lobbies.
- Team Matchmaking now uses the Tournament lobby rules.
- Two-player Mid Only games now automatically spawn a courier.
- Enabled Medusa in Captain's Mode for Latest Version (will be enabled in Tournament Version the following week).

UI
- Updated look of the combat log and added language localization.
- Fixed bug where players who'd set themselves as Offline in Steam would still report their Rich Presence status.
- Players no longer display what hero they're playing in their Rich Presnce if they're in a private no-spectating game.
- Added a "Add Self to Roster" button that shows up for Team Admins that aren't part of their Team's Roster.
- The Game End panel now shows team names for games with teams.

VISUALS
- If Keeper of the Light dies with Recall active, the visual effect is now removed.

BOTS
- Fixed PL not being considered a Hard Carry for lane-selection and last-hit-deferring purposes.
- Fixed VS bot not having a large enough item build list.
- Bots will no longer dust Doppelwalk because it's sneaky.
- Bots will no longer buy invisibility detection for an enemy's item until they see that item in an enemy's inventory.
- Made Zeus bot slightly more likely to use Wrath of the Thundergod.
- When a player connects, we now only disable/make invulnerable heroes on the opposing teams (not units with bots like the Warlock Golem).
Product Release - Valve
Ace of Spades: St. Valentine's Day Massacre, all new content for Ace of Spades is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off! In celebration, the Ace of Spades base game is now 50% off as well!

The St Valentine’s Day Massacre pack takes you back to 1920’s Chicago, with new characters, maps, weapons and game modes. The new battlegrounds include the iconic locations of San Francisco’s legendary prison, Alacatraz and the mob-run streets of Prohibition era Chicago. There are six new characters for the new mobster class – two bosses and four henchmen. Each mobster carries a trusty Crowbar, sneaky sidearm - the Snub Nosed Pistol, an iconic (but extremely deadly) Tommy Gun and an eminently volatile Molotov Cocktail.

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:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a client crash related to the audio system
  • Updated controller support for the Linux version

Team Fortress 2
  • Added new Linux promo item
  • Added new ETF2L, ESH, and UGC tournament medals
  • Added new multicolored-lights style to the Festive Stickybomb Launcher
  • Fixed Botkiller Medigun, Botkiller Flamethrower, Stickybomb Launcher, and Half-Zatoichi using the Red team arms skin while on the Blue team
  • Fixed a client crash related to the HUD control point maps
  • Fixed "Low-Health Kills" strange part also counting kills after the player had died
  • Fixed "Buildings Sapped" strange counter sometimes incrementing when buildings were destroyed without a sapper attached
  • Fixed a teamkill exploit that used the Crusader's Crossbow
  • Fixed not being able to view different styles while previewing items in the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed the paintability of the Mann Co. Cap and the Mann Co. Online Cap
  • Increased the particle limit
  • Updated The Map Maker's Medallion to be paintable
  • Updated the Engineer's Cap so the Red team version displays the correct color when paint is applied
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a server crash when all players are dead
  • Updated several backpack images to fix issues caused by mat_picmip
  • Updated the localization files
Announcement - Valve
Best experienced on Ubuntu

Feb 14, 2013–Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. In celebration of the release, over 50 Linux titles are now 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st at 10 AM PST.

The Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux used by millions of people globally and known for its well-designed, easy-to-use customer experience.

“The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers,” said David Pitkin, Director of Consumer Applications at Canonical. “We expect a growing number of game developers to include Ubuntu among their target platforms. We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”

“We’re huge fans of Linux. It’s like the indie OS–a perfect home for our indie game,” said Alen Ladavac, CTO of Croteam, creator of the Serious Sam franchise of games. “And who better to lead the charge into Linux gaming than Valve? With Steam distribution on Windows, Mac OS, and now Linux, plus the buy-once, play-anywhere promise of Steam Play, our games are available to everyone, regardless what type of computer they’re running. That’s huge.”

Team Fortress 2, the Free to Play game, is also now available on Steam for Linux. For a limited time, Steam users who play the game on Linux will automatically receive a free, exclusive in-game item: Tux, the Linux mascot, can be carried by any of the game’s classes and traded between players. Additional Valve titles available on Steam for Linux include Half-Life, Counter-Strike 1.6, and Counter-Strike: Source.

In addition to games, the Steam for Linux client includes Big Picture, the new mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and game controller. With Steam for Linux and Big Picture mode, Valve anticipates a growing number of gamers will use Steam in the living room.

Steam is a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC and Mac games with over 50 million accounts around the world and over 2,000 titles offered. More details regarding Steam for Linux, including community discussion, official announcements and syndicated news can all be tracked on the Steam for Linux Community Hub at http://steamcommunity.com/linux.

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