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Incredipede is Now Available for both PC and Mac and is 33% off*!

This game was picked with help from the Steam Community. To vote for other games you’d like to see made available on Steam, please visit Steam Greenlight.

Incredipede is a puzzle game that celebrates the vast diversity of life in the world. The game follows Quozzle, a lone Incredipede on a quest to rescue her sisters. She has a unique ability to grow new arms and legs wherever she needs them, transforming into a snake, a spider, a horse, a monkey - anything you can imagine. You can give her antlers or a tail, use nature as a blueprint or strike out in weird new directions. Control Quozzle as she learns to swing through the trees, climb sheer cliffs, dance over rivers of lava, and even soar through the air on thermal winds.

*Offer ends March 29th, 2013 at 10AM Pacific time.

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Today's Deal: Save 75% on Killing Floor!

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Day 4 of the Ubisoft Publisher Weekend has kicked off today. The Daily Deal for today is the Assassin's Creed Franchise at 50% to 75% off!

During the weekend, titles in the *Ubisoft catalog are on sale for 35% to 50% off. Plus, check out the Ubisoft Collector Pack, which contains a selection of Ubisoft's greatest hits!

*Some titles not discounted.

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Today's Deal: Save 50% on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™!

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Day 3 of the Ubisoft Publisher Weekend has kicked off today. The Daily Deal for today is Far Cry 3 at 40% off and Far Cry 1 and 2 at 75% off! Be sure to check back each day for new deals.

During the weekend, titles in the *Ubisoft catalog are on sale for 35% to 50% off. Plus, check out the Ubisoft Collector Pack, which contains a selection of Ubisoft's greatest hits!

*Some titles not discounted.

Product Release - Valve
GameMaker: Studio Linux, an all new exporter for GameMaker: Studio Professional is Now Available on Steam!

GameMaker: Studio now supports publishing to Linux for the first time, with GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu Export.

As the world’s third most popular desktop operating system, Ubuntu reaches 20 million users around the globe, providing a new marketplace for the GameMaker development community to distribute and monetize games.

With GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu Export it couldn't be easier to publish games to the Ubuntu Software Center and take advantage of this opportunity to reach a new audience. Developers can simply export their newly created and pre-existing games as an Ubuntu Software Center-ready application, all from the one code base and all at the touch of a button.

Product Update - Valve
Fixes and Improvements:
- Mass Extractor Veterancy – Securing and protecting mass deposits is now vital to mid-term and long-term gameplay. Base unit cost and base Mass output has been reduced to half of the previous values. Mass Extractors will slowly increase in effectiveness as they accumulate veterancy until at 18 minutes they double their effectiveness.
- All units built at Land Factories have had their visual scale reduced by 25%.
- Players are now able to see the health value of enemy units.
- Fix for veterancy bar not displaying properly.
- Fix for Illuminate teleport ability overwriting the transport ability.
- Fix for Air units not receiving their LOS buff after being built.
- Fix for Pullinsmash ability remaining active when placed in a transport.
- Fix for some abilities to be activated more than once if activated very quickly.
- Fix for redirector not redirecting nukes if the launcher was previously destroyed.

AI:
- Updated the way the neural networks train. Integrated new neural network dataset.
- Improved AI’s use of transports
- Fix for AI bases not realizing their extractor spots were full.
- AI is now able to build on floating islands and mesas again.
- Fix for AI trying to expand to areas it cannot reach.
- Fix for scouting positions that were under water.
- Scouts will try to avoid defenses more.
- Fix for AI engineers trying to reclaim something it cannot path to.
- Fixes for AI microing.
- Fix for AI determining a platoon's min firing range.
- Neural platoon code cleanup.
- Fix for AI not building Aegis.
- Fix for AI not scouting with land when it has an air factory, but no air units.
- Changed the way the AI counts the number of air attack units it has.
- Adjusted when the AI will build a radar in an expansion.
- Changed the rate at which threat from mobile enemies decays.
- AI platoons will now take threat into account again.
- Added ability to adjust AI aggressiveness.

Networking Improvements:
- If a player in the lobby does not have a connection to you a red ! will appear as their ping.
- Adjusted max packet size to use Steam's max packet size.
- Removed redundant pending connection cleanup.
- If Steam reports any connection error, other than timeout, we will close the connection and log it. If the reported error is a timeout we log it and ignore it. Networking will handle the timeout at this point.
- Fix to the connection adaptor when it transitions to a resting state.
- Ranked matches that desync will now immediately end and be counted as a disconnect.
- It will now cause the game to desync if a player modifies memory to give them free research items.
- Army research data is now part of the sim checksum.

Balance Improvements:
- Factory experience value increased from 1000 to 1250.
- Gantry experience value increased from 1250 to 1750.
- Factory TML upgrade now prioritizes structures over mobile units.

Cybran
- Executioner Class movement speed reduced from 5 to 4. Minimum range of 20 added.
- Magnetron cooldowns increased from 30 to 45 seconds.
- C-Rex health increased from 51300 to 60000.
- Intellitron health increased from 1500 to 2000. Cost decreased from 90m/300e to 80m/275e.
- Loyalist speed increased from 4 to 4.2. Weapon range increased from 17 to 18.
- Executioner Class RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
- Kraken RP cost decreased from 12 to 10.
- Sea Operations cost decreased from 8 to 7.
- Naval Vision boost increased from 75% to 100%.
- Structure Sonar RP cost increased from 1 to 2.
- Intellitron RP cost reduced from 5 to 4.
- Cobra RP cost reduced from 2 to 1.
- Power Detonate RP cost increased from 4 to 5.
- Land Regeneration effectiveness increased from 100% to 125%.
- Land Health effectiveness increased from 20% to 25%.
- Overcharge RP cost increased from 9 to 10.
- Core Dump RP cost decreased from 4 to 2.

Illuminate
- Buhbledow build time decreased from 145 to 130. Cost reduced from 800m/2800e to 600m/2100e.
- Harvog speed increased from 4 to 4.4. Weapon range decreased from 17 to 16. Cost reduced from 44m to 40m.
- Wilfindja sonar increased from 60 to 150. Vision increased from 28 to 75. Health increased from 8000 to 10000.
- Sooprizer now has radar stealth.
- Quantum Floating RP cost reduced from 9 to 8.
- Electroshock RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
- Land Damage II RP cost decreased from 7 to 6.
- Harvog cost decreased from 3 to 2.
- Wilfindja RP cost decreased from 7 to 6.
- ACU Range RP cost increased from 3 to 4.
- Angler Torpedo RP cost increased from 3 to 5.
- Core Dump RP cost decreased from 5 to 2.
- Harvog AA upgrade damage increased from 8 to 10.
- Weedoboth Scorch Bomb damage decreased from 25 to 20. Damage radius decreased from 3.5 to 3.0.

UEF
- Jackhammer health reduced from 40000 to 30000.
- Poseidon movement speed reduced from 5 to 4. Minimum range of 20 added.
- Mega Fortress cost increased from 1000m/3700e to 1100m/4000e.
- C-230 Star King Extreme health increased from 10000 to 12500.
- AC-1000 build time increased from 110 to 130.
- UEF Land Factory Shield health increased from 6000 to 10000.
- UEF and Illuminate Mobile AA health increased from 750 to 875.
- Titan speed increased from 4 to 4.4. Weapon range decreased from 17 to 16. Cost reduced from 42m to 38m.
- Transport Capacity increased from 10 to 15.
- Land Build Time reduction increased from -10% to -15%.
- Bomb Camera Duration RP cost reduced from 2 to 1.
- Air Heavy Shield RP cost increased from 6 to 7.
- Land Damage RP cost decreased from 5 to 4.
- Sharp Shooter RP cost reduction from 3 to 2.
- Jackhammer RP cost increased from 8 to 10.
- Combat Engineer RP cost reduced from 3 to 2.
- King Kriptor RP cost reduced from 11 to 10.
- Poseidon RP cost increased from 5 to 7.
- ACU Health RP cost decreased from 3 to 2.
- ACU Damage RP cost decreased from 4 to 3.
Product Update - Valve
We have just made public a new version of the PC version of Tomb Raider, build 1.0.722.3. This patch will be applied by Steam automatically when you next start the game. If your game does not update, please restart the Steam client.

In addition to various PC specific fixes this patch brings all the fixes available in the 1.02 console patch to the PC as well, but note that the majority of those was already included in the originally released PC game or version 718.4.

New fixes in 722.3:

- Addressed an issue in ”Shipwreck Beach” where the mast on the wooden ship was occasionally missing depending on the player’s path.
- Fixed a gating issue in “Research Bunker” where the elevator would get stuck in an unintended state.
- Fixes for multiplayer connectivity
o An issue related to security certificates that stopped many users from connection to Square Enix servers was resolved.
o Improved messages when you are unable to connect with Square Enix servers.
- Improvements to voice-chat for multiplayer
o New Push-To-Talk feature, by default mapped to F1.
o New voice-chat volume option.
o Improved overall quality of voice-chat.
- Fixes for crashes on startup in specific situations when no audio output is available.
- Fixes for various reported crashes during both single-player and multi-player.
- Movies are showing up again when using SSAA.
- Cost of TressFX reduced, especially in combination with SSAA.
- TressFX memory usage reduced for AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA Surround setups.
- TressFX simulation and graphical quality improvements.
- New Ultra-quality shadow mode for contact hardening shadows. This is not enabled by default in any quality profile, but can be enabled from the advanced settings.
- Improvements to fullscreen/windowed switching and multiple display handling.
- Various UI improvements.

While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone, if you do have trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on the old version we made a Beta available on Steam, Build718.4, that can be used to switch back to the previous version. Please note however that you can only play multiplayer with people that share your version.

We’ve been working closely with NVIDIA to address the issues experienced by some Tomb Raider players. In conjunction with this patch, NVIDIA will be releasing updated drivers that help to improve stability and performance of Tomb Raider on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. We are continuing to work together to resolve any remaining outstanding issues. We recommend that GeForce users update to the latest GeForce 314.21 drivers (posting today) for the best experience in Tomb Raider.

We are planning further patches beyond this one to address various issues that have come out of consumer feedback since the release of the game.

Mar 15, 2013
Product Update - Valve
Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop Manager
- Updated scheme
- Added new tags
- New field for change notes when editing existing workshop items
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Today's Deal: Save 75% on Train Simulator 2013 !

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