Announcement - Valve
Save 66% on Metro 2033 during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.

*Offer ends Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Three new songs are Now Available for Rocksmith

Play "Southbound" by The Allman Brothers Band, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet.

Plus, The Allman Brothers Band Song Pack is Now Available.

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Painkiller Hell & Damnation!

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!

Announcement - Valve
Save 75% on Orcs Must Die! 2 and the entire Orcs Must Die! Franchise during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Leap back into the fray as a powerful War Mage or crafty Sorceress. Defend new fortresses and dwarven mines, laying waste to thousands of orcs and other monsters with a dizzying array of weapons, spells, guardians, traps, and trinkets. Play co-op with a friend and continue the battle in a brand new campaign mode, or fight to stay alive in the challenging new Endless Mode!

Product Release - Valve
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack, all new content for Borderlands 2 is Now Available on Steam!

Take Borderlands 2 to the next level. The Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Upgrade lets you get the most out of the Borderlands 2 experience. This pack includes level increases up to level 61. Play through the game again with access to new weapons, gear and more. The Ultimate Pack is part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, now offering even more value for the price!

Product Release - Valve
Defiance is Now Available on Steam.

Join a futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology.

Create a unique character and level up with diverse customization options. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and unlock powerful modern and alien weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await in this constantly evolving online world. Explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles and lead the charge in huge co-op battles and fierce multiplayer conflicts. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series.

Announcement - Valve

The Source Filmmaker, the free filmmaking tool that Valve uses for its shorts, trailers and tv commercials, has added support for Steam Workshop. Now you can share your models with other filmmakers, rate the work of others, or pick out just the right music for your film. The SFM Workshop is going to be a fully peer-to-peer workshop, allowing you to upload and download assets easily. That does, however, mean that the approval process will solely be determined by the votes (and flags) of folks browsing the workshop. Still, the normal rules apply - don't publish other people's work or anything that others would consider offensive.



Models and sounds will be the first asset types the SFM Workshop supports. We chose models because model sharing has been one of the most-requested features to date, and we wanted to ensure that the filmmaking community has a single destination for all models compatible with the SFM. Similarly, we chose sounds because the SFM community has made it clear that including dialog would allow filmmakers even greater flexibility in their storytelling. Also, the SFM team can assure you that the first time we hear a solid impression of Dr. Kleiner singing Baby Got Back, we at Valve will all collectively lose it.



So go see what's in the workshop! We've put up info on the wiki to walk you through it. Also, be sure to check out the discussion forum, where you might find like-minded collaborators eager to help create the models and sounds for your opus!

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:
- Fix Auto-Cloud being erroneously disabled for some games
- Improve Steam startup and shutdown times by removing unnecessary Cloud syncs
- Improve Steam startup time even more for some users

Windows:
- Fix "there is no disk in drive ..." error dialog issue
Announcement - Valve
The Steam Workshop is Now Available for Torchlight II and to celebrate the game is on sale for 50% off!*

A new launcher synchronizes any mods you have subscribed to, and lets you customize their activation state and loading priority. In addition, when playing Internet games in the lobby, you will be able to filter modded games by mod combination, and with a single button click, subscribe to those mods. Torchlight II will then restart, synchronize them, and activate them before returning you to the game.

The Steam Workshop is also fully integrated with GUTS, the in-house editor for Torchlight II. You can publish directly to Steam Workshop when you compile your mod, making it available immediately for others to play. Mods that have already been made with GUTS can also be quickly imported into the Steam Workshop.

The Workshop launch also introduces new content into the base game, including:
  • The NetherRealm tileset - new NetherRealm dungeons can be found via portals throughout the world
  • New Monsters
  • New armor sets
  • New weapons
  • New pets - including the Headcrab!
  • New endgame map content
  • Some additional new dungeons in New Game plus modes in large overworld areas

*Offer ends April 8th at 2 PM Pacific Time
Product Update - Valve
Source Filmmaker version 0.9.7.1 has been released. This update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Workshop:

  • added support for publishing models and sounds to the workshop, and downloading subscribed models and sounds from the workshop
  • subscribed models can be auto-determined with the Show Used Workshop Items menu item
  • can now publish images and video to any Valve game's hub, not just to the SFM's (the SFM game hub now shows all images and videos published FROM the SFM, even if they've been published TO other game hubs)

Maya:

  • improved Maya startup scripts that are version-specific and take no arguments
  • added sfmValveSetup.mel script that can be run if you're not using the startup scripts
  • added new vstShrinkWrap command in the vstUtils.mll plugin
  • added new DMX Export Manager to simplify the process of exporting and compiling models

Animationset Editor:

  • fixed hidden menu item in animationset editor to work in hierarchy view
  • removed redundant selectable menu item in animationset editor
  • added selectable icon to animationset editor for group dags that can have partially selectable state, and can be clicked to set all control groups selectable or not selectable
  • added Unlock Transforms menu item that unlocks all selected transforms at once
  • animationset editor now should update when data is changed out from under it (via undo, element viewer, scripts, etc

Misc:

  • improved nvidia optimus detection
  • asset pickers’ filter can now be multiple words
  • added simple DmeTextFX overlay effect clip type for adding custom (scrollable) text
  • expanded SFM_DefaultAnimationGroups.txt to include controls for more models
  • hlmv: tooltip over flex combo box now includes name of current flex name
  • misc crash fixes
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