Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 5/1/2013

[ GAMEPLAY ]
-Tweaked weapons
   DEAGLE: Reduced inaccuracy.
   Mag-7: Increased cycletime. Increased cost.
   XM-1014: Increased ArmorRatio. Increased cycletime.
   UMP-45: Reduced price. Reduced recoil angle variance.
   Mac-10: Increased maxspeed. Reduced price.
-Classic Competitive now allows 2 flashbangs and 4 grenades total.
-Implemented bodygroups penetration for maximum damage, now shooting through arms at the enemies head will apply headshot damage, or shooting through arms at the stomach will apply stomach damage multiplier.
-Removed aimpunch resulting from getting shot in the arms or legs.
-Auto switch when dropping a weapon (or after throwing a grenade) avoids weapons with 0 bullets in the clip.
-Reduced environment fog when scoped with a weapon.

[ MAPS ]
-CS_Militia: Fixed collision in CT spawn, added radar names
-CS_Assault: Added radar names
-CS_Museum: Fixed and updated radar and overview scales.
-DE_Library: Fixed bug where some clients would crash on bomb explosion.
-DE_Favela: Fixed bug were a prop was causing server lag, other gameplay tweaks
-DE_Seaside: Fixed bug were players would get stuck near Terrorist spawn.


[ MISC ]
-Weapon inventory HUD now displays the number of grenades held of a single type.
-Fixed a sound bug that resulted in ghost footsteps when taking over bots.
-Fixed player money getting set to the wrong value if the player took over a bot in competitive and survived to the end of the round.
-Added a server convar "sv_maxusrcmdprocessticks" to limit maximum number of user commands backlog, defaulting at 3; observed player speed by others will now always be within max movement speed even when user is cheating, experiencing high packet loss or exteremely low fps.
-Vote kick will record user's SteamID in the banlist and remove user from ongoing competitive match even if the user disconnected from game server before required number of votes have been collected.
-Spectating Operation Payback games via GOTV is now allowed without Operation Payback pass.
-Fixed crash on exit.
Product Release - Valve
Ragnarok Online 2 is Now Available on Steam.

Return to the beautiful and dangerous world of Midgard! Inspired by Norse mythology, the much-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Ragnarok Online has arrived! Immerse yourself in the new, but recognizable world of Ragnarok 2.

Visit the large, capitol city of Prontera, form a party and explore the underwater Sea Temple dungeon, or set up a shop and earn a living for your character by accepting a job as an Alchemist, Artisan, Blacksmith, or Chef. Adventurers who have explored the world of RO1 will instantly recognize many of the famous monsters and landmarks as their journeys continue. The fun social experiences of character customization, guild creation and PVP play have also returned!

Ragnarok 2 is a free-to-play, fantasy MMORPG that takes elements from the original Ragnarok Online and re-imagines them as a three-dimensional, modern MMO experience.

Product Update - Valve
Source Filmmaker version 0.9.7.4 has been released. This update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Added latest Team Fortress content
  • Added copy/paste of bookmarks and keys between the Motion Editor and Graph Editor
  • Now allowing published workshop models to reference models, animations, materials and textures from the shipped hl2/tf/etc directories
  • Updated Python to 2.7
  • Added write depth pfm option to movie layoff for compositing in other packages
  • Added dmxfind commandline utility
  • Maya vstUtils plug-in added vstBlendShape utils
  • Maya vsblendeditor plugin added limited Boolean functionality to blendeditor
  • Various bug fixes
Product Update - Valve
Great Gluttonous Gorgos!
A new fiend has been summoned from the Underworld to swell the ranks of the devilite workforce: the gluttonous gorgo!

Gorgos are bulbous fiends who are constantly on the lookout for their next meal. Within the Underworld they are among the lowest in the fiendish pecking order and are used as a twisted form of motivation for white collar devilites. For those that don't work hard every day will eventually become a terrible gorgo; their bodies bloating and their two eyes forming into one, because why waste all that extra energy blinking both?

Gorgos will now appear alongside their devilite coworkers in any fiendish encounter within the Clockworks and come in the following varieties:
- Gorgo
- Firegut
- Guster
- Storm Belly
- Waster

A Focus on Fiends
Greavers have been newly classified as elite monsters, much like mecha knights and gremlin thwackers. Designed to pose a greater challenge, the already challenging greavers have received a health boost and will now be less prone to showing up in large swarms.

Control Schemes
We've added a new way to set your controls in the options menu!

For new players, the option to choose a control scheme will appear after creating your character! For existing players installing the game on a new machine or for those who have never changed their controls, the option to choose controls will appear just after logging in.

If you'd like to change your controls at any time, you'll find the new options under "Controls" in the options menu! Please note: choosing a new default control scheme will override any customized controls.

Of course, you can still customize your controls with the Custom scheme option!

Bugfixes
- Steam mic icon no longer overlaps Party leader icon
Product Release - Valve
Mini Motor Racing EVO is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off.

Take your favorite childhood racer, pump it full of nitrous, then set it on fire and run like heck.” Welcome to the world of Mini Motor Racing EVO. A high-octane battle royal, Mini Motor Racing EVO has all the style of classic arcade racers combined with the explosive action of modern racing games. Whether you're earning cash to pimp out your cars, taking on the fiendish AI in the massive single player campaign, or just jumping online to humiliate friends and strangers, Mini Motor Racing EVO has the horsepower to deliver.

Based on the best-selling game on portable and enhanced for PC, Mini Motor Racing EVO delivers sweetened visuals, updated physics and turbo-boosted bonus content. Full steam integration allows for cloud saves, big picture, and leaderboards, while the custom Steam Workshop track editor lets you to design and share tracks with the world.

Mini Motor Racing EVO: the racing game for those of us who never bother to ask which button is brake.

Also included in the Steam version are exclusive Team Fortress 2 and Portal 2 themed tracks and cars!

*Offer ends 8th at 10AM Pacific Time.

Product Update - Valve
MicroVolts Update Released

Seasons come and go, but the toy war always rages on. Now is the time for spring, when abandoned places thaw out from their frozen slumber to unearth new battlefields. This is where the spirit of competition is reborn, and water flies high.

FORGOTTEN JUNKYARD

Spring thaws have brought with them not only the warmth of new life - but also the excitement of a new adventure. Amidst the rusting remains of an abandoned Junk Yard a new and exciting map has been found. Microvolters, grab your gear and get ready to melt metal with the heat of battle in this all-new, once idle Junk Yard!

SPRAY AND PRAY

The flowers are in bloom and war is in the air as you get ready to wash away your enemies with these new water themed weapons: Umbrella Melees, Blaze Shotguns, Tlaloc Grenades andApsu Rifle. Getting your friends soaked has never been so fun! And, to thwart your friends from soaking you back, don't forget to get these all new waterproof parts - keep your colours bright and block the water as it flies high with: Mr. Pink Knox, Mr. Yellow Knox, Cursed C.H.I.P. orBlessed C.H.I.P.! For the first time ever, we are introducing permanent bundle parts in the RT shop –including Imber Naomi, Red Imber Naomi, Pluvia Pandora, and Pink Pluvia Pandora.

DUNK THE KITTY

Rejoice fellow MicroVolters for the carnival has arrived! Celebrating the arrival of the carnival we will be introducing the all new Red Attendant Naomi, and Black Attendant Naomi costumes as well as Feline Pandora and Leopard Pandora! Cats might be afraid of the water, but that doesn't mean you can't make a big splash with new Rabbit Grenades, Hunter Snipers and AC-ME Cannon Shotguns!

SPACE RACE CHALLENGE

The Space Race Challenge, MicroVolts biggest event of the year, is about to blast off and bring all the MicroVoltsers together.

Product Release - Valve
Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon is Now Available on Steam

The year is 2007 and Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war which erupted in the 90s. The east vs. west conflict has raged for generations, and humanity continues to struggle to progress after a disastrous decade. New paths for peace must be found, and the US cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Your mission is to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.

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May 1, 2013
Product Release - Valve
FEZ is Now Available on Steam!

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

Product Update - Valve
UI
- Fixed an issue where matchmaking region selections were not being saved correctly. These selections have been reset and players will have to re-select their regions.
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