Product Release - Valve
Jack Lumber is Now Available on Steam and is 33% off to celebrate!

A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the supernatural lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees, and boy does he have an axe to grind.

Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping, line-drawing, log-slicing, pun-filled lumberjacking mashup! Bust out your flannel to muster the strength and burlyness to solve the skill and logic puzzles (flannel not actually required).

*Offer ends May 7th at 10AM Pacific Time

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

Play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "White Wedding (Part 1)" by Billy Idol, and "Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies.

Announcement - Valve
Save 75% on The Testament of Sherlock Holmes during this week's Midweek Madness*!

YOU ARE SHERLOCK HOLMES, AND THIS IS YOUR INVESTIGATION!

Become the greatest detective of all time in The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, a twisting, turning investigation game set in a faithfully-reproduced London of 1898. Suspected in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossing, Sherlock Holmes will undergo a descent into hell in what will doubtlessly become one of his most thrilling cases yet. You will find all the elements of a grand investigation: examine crime scenes, find the clues, follow the trails, interrogate suspects and unveil the mystery behind a great adventure, led by a breath-taking story full of twists!

*Offer ends Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time

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Today's Deal: Save 75% on Lone Survivor!

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Product Release - Valve
Save 66% on the DiRT Franchise during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.

DiRT 3! Race through the snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races with the most amount of rally content in the series yet.

DiRT 2 is a revolution in off-road racing. Big event atmosphere and a killer vehicle roster come together on a multi-discipline World Tour, stretching from Malaysia to Morocco and London to LA. Compete in 100 events against icons like Ken Block and Travis Pastrana, go online in head-to-head 8 player races and enjoy jaw-dropping visuals, damage and speed.

*Offer ends Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Leviathan: Warships is Now Available on Steam!

Leviathan: Warships is a turn-based, strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships. Play with or against your friends across multiple game modes. Team up in the co-op campaign to battle the growing Marauder threat or fight through special challenge missions with your friends. You can also go online and test your admiral capabilities against friends or foes in skirmishes on multiple maps. You're gonna ship yourself!

Announcement - Valve
Blade Symphony is Now Available for Early Access and 25% off!

Forget button mashing. Blade Symphony is the skillful multi-player sword fighter you have been waiting for on the PC. Pair your character up with one of multiple sword types to completely change your way of approaching combat.

Announcement - Valve
Prime World: Defenders is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam at 20% off! Pre-purchasers will also receive access to the beta and free DLC.

Prime World: Defenders merges classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card mechanic. Your towers, your spells, your traps - all are magic cards, that you can collect and upgrade. You'll have to develop your own strategy, because you'll get your random set of cards after each battle.

Freeze, burn, poison, explode and slash countless enemies that will try to stop you from gathering artifacts of old kingdom. Choose your cards carefully, play them strategically and expect some heavy resistance along the way – from small and almost harmless mutated fungi to powerful giant goblins and nagas.

Announcement - Valve
Shadowrun Returns is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 10% off!

Based on the venerable Shadowrun tabletop roleplaying game of the 80s and a spiritual successor to the console games of the 90s, Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

The year is 2054 and your old friend Sam has been murdered in Seattle. You’ve been hired to find the killers and bring them to justice, one way or another. Soon you’ll be embroiled in a mystery that expands from missing organs, an antagonistic detective and biker gangs all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest Megacorps.

Product Update - Valve
Optimization
Sped up server start times by pre-computing hashes for files for consistency checking

Improvement
It is no longer possible to spam console commands on the Client
Sound effects are now entity based and inherit the relevancy of their triggering entity
Added custom HUD indication for exosuit thrusters
By default, the consistency configuration file will include all file types except UI textures and View Model assets
Adjusted phase gate engagement point so hydras and other AI units less likely miss their attacks
There is now a warning before auto-concede ends the round
Auto-concede will not kick in for the first few minutes of a round

Change
Only 2 mods will download at a time on the Client while connecting to a Server
Added 1 second cool down to scan to prevent spam
Mods downloaded while connecting to a Server are no longer deleted when you exit the game

Editor
Wireframe/show-edge rendering should be much faster - fixed some inefficiencies
With the line/rect/circle tool, you can now hold CONTROL to ignore existing geometry. Ie. you can create boxes inside rooms without exiting the room.
If anything is selected and a rect/line/circle is active, those will only modify selected stuff
CORRECTION: By default, geo tools will not edit non-selected geometry. Hold CONTROL to edit non-selected geo.
Double-clicking faces should now select orphaned edges as well

SDK
Created new streamlined mechanisms in LaunchPad for creating and publishing mods
Made it possible for multiple people to work on a mod that is managed by LaunchPad
Private is now the default publishing option
Fixed issue where string material parameters could not be set on a RenderModel
Fixed bug where gettign the coordinates of attachment point point in a model with no bones would give the wrong result
Added the ability to specify the target texture size for a camera
Fixed bug where "angles" network fields were inaccessible from script
Fixed crash when calling Shared.LinkClassToMap twice with the same map name
Fixed "reload" parameter in Script.Load() function in NS2
Fixed issue where dofile and loadfile would not use the engine file system
Added support for game://, config://, temp://, and cache:// style file names in Shared.GetMatchingFileNames

Refinery
Fixed exploit of doom
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