Announcement - Valve
Lords of Football is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 15% off!

Lords of Football is a whole new sports lifestyle simulator, played in God Mode.The everyday routine of football is brought to life, simulating footballers' training to improve their skills and all the drama and real-life distractions that unfold during a normal season. With easy drag-and-drop navigation and by learning each footballer's personality, you must oversee all your footballers and resources to bring the team up to international competition level. The game takes place in an immersive 3D world with a customisable team, and rewards success with club upgrades to expand this exciting, vibrant football simulation.

Product Update - Valve
MicroVolts Update Released

TRACKER ATTACKERS

The Micro World is under attack! Menacing machines have completely overwhelmed our defences and invaded the Academy. Thousands of innocent MicroVolters have already been captured or destroyed by the enemy.

BOSS BATTLE

The Tracker Boss has installed a base camp at the Academy where their numbers seem to grow larger every day. So far, 4 weapons of micro destruction have been identified: TRK-01, TRK-02, TRK-03, and TRK-04. Each one makes use of different abilities to track and capture our toy comrades for experimentation on battery power sources.
Those brave enough to face the Trackers will be rewarded upon victory. With a little luck, some may find valuable coupons or even a new ultra rare melee weapon: The Golden Tracker Head!

ASSIST SYSTEM

Preparations and training for the Tracker Battles are underway all over the Micro World. MicroVolters supporting a team mate with enemy kills will earn Assist Points!

CAPSULE UPGRADE

The capsule machine interface has received an upgrade to increase efficiency and capacity during the war against Trackers. These machines are on our side!

LEGENDS RETURN

Warriors of the past emerge from the shadows, united against a common threat! Witness the return of Gold Knight Naomi, Musashi C.H.I.P., Anesidora Pandora, and Hippo Knox!
Legendary warriors need legendary weapons. There is now a special capsule containing 7 weapons of gold: Ace, Rook, Bulldozer, Intervention G3A1, Dazzler, MP5, and Gold Bass!
This may seem like an insurmountable challenge, but it is during these times of adversity that we must come together and find a way to exploit the enemy's weak points. Tracker sympathizers are making the task at hand more difficult, but ironically, their efforts to name these grotesque creatures will actually make it easier to identify threats and give us an advantage in battle. Join the Tracker Alias Challenge HERE.

Good luck on the battle field!

Announcement - Valve
Sacred Citadel is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 10% off!

Sharpen your axe, string your bow, brew your potions! Ancaria needs heroes like you. Grab your friends to join the resistance!

The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in grave danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it. In order to defeat the empire you will have to prove yourself as a warrior by riding terrifying mounts, acquiring earth shattering skills and looting powerful weapons and valuable treasures. Grab your friends and join the resistance!

Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 3/27/2013

[ MISC ]

- If CTs rescue a hostage and win game now plays "Hostage has been rescued" announcement before announcing "Counter-Terrorists Win".
- Hostages now correctly drop to ground when hostage carrier was killed mid-air.
- Menus will now correctly display on various resolution ratios including 5:4 and triple monitor
- Friends panel will now display an invited icon for invited friends.
- Fixed mouse input in demo playback .
- Lobby leader is now highlighted in lobby.
- Various layout changes to Lobby and Scoreboard.
- Map makers can now choose to show a custom loading image in place of the map overview/radar image
  --To do this, place a .jpg image in the same directory as the .bsp (in maps) named _loading.jpg (it needs to be packed manually into the bsp before uploading to the workshop)
- Fixed player viewmodel arms rendering inside out when cl_righthand was set to 0
- Added back player_say game event for server plugins.
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:

  • Fixed a bug that caused invisible players in the world
  • Fixed Engineer bots in Mann Vs. Machine building disposable sentries that upgrade into tiny, red, level 3 sentries
  • Added the Ready Steady Pan tournament medal for Season 2
  • Fixed the Festive Axtinguisher, The Disciplinary Action, The Wanga Prick, and The Wrap Assassin sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Removed the promotion restrictions from Croft's Crest, The Fortune Hunter, and The Tomb Wrapper
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a hole in the terrain
  • Community requests:
    • Added new inputs for the tf_logic_koth entity: SetRedTimer, SetBlueTimer, AddRedTimer, AddBlueTimer
    • Added a "team" field to the teamplay_flag_event game event to identify which flag the event is for
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

NOTE: if you use one of several popular anti-virus products, you may experience a compatibility issue where Steam continually tries to apply this update but is blocked without any error message. If so, please temporarily disable your anti-virus program's "real-time scanning" feature and restart Steam to finish applying the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.

All platforms:
- Removed an error message that incorrectly blocked offline mode
- Improved handling of uploads for screenshots and saved games
- Improved anti-virus compatibility for future updates (will not take effect until the next update)
- Fixed a client crash when loading extremely large community profiles
- Fixed a UI issue that prevented users from entering very long cd-keys

Windows:
- Fixed in-game overlay compatibility with DX9-level hardware in DX10-based games
- Improved client startup time
Announcement - Valve
We've reached Day Seven of the Spring Indie Sale and have a new set Featured titles as well as Finalists from this year's Independent Games Festival!

Congratulations and good luck to this year's Finalists at the 2013 IGF Awards!

Click here to browse all Indie games on Sale!

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Mount & Blade Collection!

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!

Mar 27, 2013
Product Update - Valve
The War Z has been updated as of March 21st. Updates include:

New Features
• Added Call For Help.
• To use this feature press the ESC key and then click MISSIONS. On the missions menu you will need distress message and some type of reward. Once they have been set click on the "Call" button.
• After a distress call has been placed it will show up on the map. You can put your mouse cursor over the distress call icon to get the details of the distress call.
• You can place a distress call once every hour.
• Distress calls will stay on the map for 10 minutes.
• Added a Personal Lock Box.
• You can obtain the Personal Lock Box via the market place, trading with other players, or found very rarely in the game world.
• Personal Lock Boxes will live for ever. Please note that we do not guarantee that they will remain this way. We need to push the feature to the live servers and evaluate the affects this duration will have. If it negatively impacts gameplay or performance we will give it an expiration timer.
• The Personal Lock Box has 30 slots and is one time use; it will remain on the server that it was placed on.
• To use the Personal Lock Box put it in one of your items quick slots and then press that key to put the Personal Lock Box in your characters hands. Use mouse 1 to then place the lock box. Once the lock box has been placed you can use it with E. When you first use the Personal Lock Box you will create a 4 digit key code that will lock the box. When you use it again it will ask you for that code. Please be warned, there is no way to recover Personal Lock Box passwords. Remember your passwords!
• Added a Nail Gun and Nail Gun ammo. This weapon is a rare weapon.

Optimizations
• Further optimization to the server browser. This should speed up the load times when looking for servers while in the server browser.

Audio
• Updated sound library's - This will improve compatibility with some sound cards.
• We removed all of the random ambient sounds that were in the game.

Balancing
• Spread improved on the following weapons
• PKM
• RPK
• M249
• G36
• The spread on 1911 has been adjusted to be more in-line with all of the other hand guns.
• Lowered the attack speed on all melee weapons.

Animations
• Lowered animation speed on all melee weapons to coincide with the reduced attack speed.

Bug fixes
• Fixed a bug with the loading bar that would load to 100% then drop back down to 75%.
• Fixed bug with female characters were playing male hurt sounds when they fall
• Fixed some issues with sounds on Sniper Rifles and Shotguns.
• Fixed a bug with items hovering in the air after a player has been killed.
• Fixed a bug with Walker Stalker not working at all. Now, the detection radius is applied to your character while walking. This skill does not function while sprinting.
• Fixed a bug that would not display an icon for the Brass Knuckles while in your Global Inventory.
• Fixed a bug that displayed an XP icon for unlocking characters instead of the Game Dollars icon.
• Fixed a bug with the VSS that would attract zombies at the same distance as a Blaser. It will now have a much smaller aggro radius when fired.

Product Release - Valve
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2: Siberian Strike, all new content for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is Now Available on Steam.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 Siberian Strike is set in an isolated Siberian location and will offer a more open world experience for solving missions. Players will not be guided and the only way to find their way through the new location is by using the map.

In the remote abandoned Siberian city of Birsovik, the Russian government established a top secret military installation focused on arms R&D. American intelligence gets word that the facility shifted its focus recently to weapons of mass destruction. A CIA operative, M. Diaz is sent in undercover, posing as lab personnel, to uncover the truth. When he stops sending in reports, a search mission is quickly put together.

The player steps in the shoes of Cole “Sandman” Anderson, a veteran special ops sniper, now in the ranks of Task 121 – a group put together to counter any WMD-hungry warlord’s whim in the Asia – Pacific region. Anderson is ordered to locate Diaz’s GPS signal and assess the situation on the ground, then extract any intelligence he may have found.

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