Announcement - Valve
Pre-Purchase PAYDAY 2 on Steam now and receive access to the Loot Bag Pack when the game is released!

The Bag includes the following in-game items:
• A unique red dot weapon sight available for use on all rifles and shotguns
• A unique Skull mask
• A unique mask pattern titled ”I LOVE OVERKILL”
• A unique color pattern consisting of the colors red and black
• A bundle of in-game cash.

PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?

To help celibate the start of the pre-purchase PAYDAY The Heist is 75% off until May 30th!

Product Update - Valve
We have just made public a new version of the PC version of Tomb Raider, build 1.01.748.0. 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.

New fixes in 748.0:

- Fixed problem with Mountaineer, Sure-Shot, and Demolition outfits not properly unlocking when no other DLC is installed.
- Fixed TressFX Hair not being able to be turned on, on some machines, when using AMD Eyefinity or NVIDIA Surround.
- Significant performance improvements in CPU limited areas, for example in Shanty Town. (This is the same fix we have previously exposed to users on forums with the MulticoreFlushMode registry key).
- Fixed water polygons randomly disappearing on Intel graphics hardware.
- Fix problem with English VO setting when playing in Japanese not properly being remembered after a restart.
- Minor 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, Build743.0, that can be used to switch back to the previous version. Please note however that you may not be able to play multiplayer with people that do not share your version.

Players on NVIDIA hardware we recommend using the 320.0 BETA or more recent drivers, which contain several driver fixes related to Tomb Raider.

We will keep monitoring for feedback and will release further patches as it seems required. We always welcome your feedback!

May 22, 2013
Product Update - Valve
Dash and Bash through the Clockworks!
In order to help combat the ever-growing threat within the Clockworks, all Knights can now use two powerful abilities: the evasive dash and the stunning shield bash! Both abilities have default mappings in each control scheme or can be set in Custom Controls.

Dash
The dash provides a burst of speed and limited invulnerability, allowing a knight to evade the damage caused by enemy attacks but not damage from hazards and traps. After performing a dash, there is a cooldown that must be endured before it can be performed again. This cooldown can be seen just above the quickslot bar when a dash is performed.

A knight dashes in the direction the knight is currently moving, or if standing still, the direction the knight is facing.

Shield Bash
The shield bash is used to rush one or more enemies, doing a small amount of damage, knocking them back and stunning them for a limited time. A shield bash requires a shield with full power to perform. Additionally, after performing a shield bash, your shield is drained of some of its power.

A shield bash is always executed in the direction you are facing.

Coliseum
- The Recon Cloak can now take multiple hits before breaking, much like the Guardian and Striker class abilities.
- Dash can be used in Lockdown, but not in Blast Network
- Shield Bash cannot be used in either Lockdown or Blast Network

Updated Item Pills and Icons
As part of the continuing push to improve the visuals of Spiral Knights, item pills and icons have been updated to show much more detail.

Other Changes
- The weapon selector wheel can now be disabled in Preferences
- Modifier keys can now be bound to keyboard, mouse, or gamepads. These can used as regular buttons.
- Updated/changed various minimap icons for vendors

Bugfixes
- Recons once again fade-out/fade-in when going invisible
- Moved the Timer so it no longer overlaps with the shield bar
- Razwog's health bar now correctly displays

Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 5/22/2013

[ OVERWATCH ]
- Started the Overwatch beta http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/overwatch/.

[ MISC ]
- Added two new convars, cl_crosshair_drawoutline and cl_crosshair_outlinethickness, that will enable a black outline to draw around the classic crosshair pips for better visibility.
Product Release - Valve
Cakewalk: Music Creator 6 Touch is Now Available on Steam and 10% Off!*

Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs - with no musical experience required.

Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.

Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch enabled devices. Use the same multi-touch gestures you’ve grown accustomed to on your smartphone to interact with Music Creator 6 Touch.

*Offer ends May 29th at 10AM Pacific Time.

May 22, 2013
Product Update - Valve
Update Notes - May 21st:

Ever wonder what's going on below Wilson's feet? Wonder no more! This is the first in a series of updates to create a new explorable game area underground. While there are plenty of fun things to find and experiment with down there, please keep in mind that this is just an early version of the overall vision for the caves. As such, it's a bit sparse, and you may encounter bugs. We'll be fixing things and adding new monsters, objects, and mechanics down there for 3-4 more updates.


NEW FEATURES (78071):
-We've added the first pass of the new Caves biome. We won't spoil anything by telling you what's down there. You should be able to find one cave entrance somewhere on Survival maps generated post-launch but before this update. Newly generated maps will have a handful of different entrances, all leading to different caves.


TUNING:.
-Shift-click moves items between open containers. Ctrl-Shift-click manipulates stacks in the same way
-Hammering is now a RMB action.
-Bush hat hide is now a RMB toolbar action.
-Minor UI revisions

BUG FIXES:
-Abigail and Chester no longer trigger traps.
-Chester's Eyebone will now properly show whether he is alive.
-Saving the game now requires less system memory.
-Fixed "You have Died" screen becoming stuck.
-Customized world settings will remain set when re-entering the menu.
-Bird Trap will no longer be disappearing under certain circumstances.
-Krampus will no longer attack with weapons he picks up.
-Harvesting Bee Boxes in Winter will no longer cause Bees to resume harvesting.
-Fixed equipped item rendering when the Pan Flute breaks.
-Improvements to Birdcage functionality.
-Jerky will no longer be invisible on the Drying Rack.
-Pigmen will no longer attack Abigail unless they are damaged first.
-Linux language mods now working.
-Fixed some sliders not functioning properly for Default Plus preset.
-Background for Mod Confirmation screen now appearing again.
-Walking stick effects will no longer be active when it is on the tool-tip.
-Save/Load improvements to prevent loss of inventory after loading a new world.
-Improved build stability.
-Minor bug fixes.
Product Release - Valve
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger is Now Available on Steam!

From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez®: Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a ruthless bounty hunter on the trail of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Blurring the lines between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West.

Product Release - Valve
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is Now Available on Steam.

The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the civilizations that have risen from the ashes of the Cataclysm. Fortunately, your fame has spread and great heroes have been drawn to your banner. With your new champions, you will confront new horrors like liches, brood hunters, banshees, and the dreaded hergon.

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is the new standalone expansion to Stardock’s turn-based, fantasy strategy game. Players will forge a new empire in a world sundered by powerful magic, fight against terrible creatures, complete quests and rediscover lost secrets in their bid to rule the world of Elemental.

Announcement - Valve
Deadpool is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

There are a few important things I need to say before you crack into my insanely sweet game. (Oof. Here we go again.) I'm a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor. I've been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo. (Wait, do sane people say coo-coo?) I'm gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. (And even mumans.) Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% on Art Rage 4!

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