Product Update - Valve
General
• Adjusted melee encounter animations
• Various AI Improvements
   o Adjusted Xeno behavior to only allow for tail attacks when they’re on ceilings
   o Fixed an issue that could cause Xenos to walk upright on ceilings
   o Adjusted Lurker AI to retreat a bit after a close encounter
   o Fixed a bug where AI marines would occasionally default pose if incapacitated from a melee encounter
   o Fixed a bug where AI would still be targetable by Xenos while incapacitated
• Changed the close encounter lighting to fade out instead of abruptly turning off
• Addressed an issue where player weapons would possibly continue to fire during melee encounters
• Adjusted the dissolve effect for Xeno head pieces and particles in Bug Hunt and multiplayer
• Adjusted the attack angle for the Xeno tail stab to prevent stretching
• Addressed an issue where Xeno gore effects would occasionally play twice
• Addressed an issue with the ‘Eat This!’ achievement from not being unlocked when using the double-barreled flush gun
• Addressed a rare crash bug when using interactive objects
• Addressed an issue where the motion tracker ping would play when you didn’t have a motion tracker available
• Addressed an issue where some particles would not appear when the World Detail slider was set to the minimum. NOTE: This may require some users to re-configure the World Detail slider (under Settings -> Video ) to ensure the setting is applied properly.

Campaign
• Adjusted “Recruit” difficulty to be easier. (Other difficulty options have not changed)

Versus
• Adjusted a broken Extermination Point in Excavation
• Addressed an issue in Extermination where the last two Extermination Points used would sometimes immediately reactivate
• Addressed an issue that wouldn’t let you select spectator cameras when joining games in progress

Product Release - Valve
Early Access for Mercenary Kings is Now Available on Steam!

In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them.

But you're not going in unprepared! Your back-up is made of a crew of rogue geniuses and experts of their field! Able to craft & customize guns'n'blades or upgrading body armor, you've never been this ready to join the fight.

Whether its solo or with friends, move out, cut down CLAW and save the world!

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 80% on Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams!*

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!

*Offer ends July 23rd at 10AM Pacific Time
Announcement - Valve
Save up to 75% on new Week Long Deals on Steam, available now until July 29th at 10AM Pacific time!









Product Update - Valve
Rogue Legacy v1.0.13

Major Changes:
- Implemented some non-trivial optimizations to increase game performance.
(Smarter sprite batching)
(Merged several spritesheets to reduce texture swapping)
(Additional minor tweaks to reduce GPU load).
- Fixed bug where corrupt backup saves would get players into endless save corruption loops.
- Forced flushing to OS stream for backup files to (hopefully) reduce the chances of a backup save corrupting.

General fixes:
- Fixed bug where gold would very rarely go into the negatives, resulting in a crash.
- Removed normal mapping effects from the content pipeline.
- Fixed bug where you could exit the axe carnival room, resulting in odd game behaviour.
- Fixed bug where you could talk to shop keeps and architect while in mid-dash, resulting in a crash.
- Fixed bug where beating the last boss would zero out your traits.
- Fixed bug where money bags were not animating properly upon landing.
- Fixed bug where beating the game with the compass item would result in a crash when starting a new game.
Product Update - Valve
VERSION 1.101 - CHANGELOG

- Several issues related to online lobbies search have been fixed
- Several bugs preventing players to join online rooms
- Time Attack mode is now properly uploading the best time
- The graphical bug showing a wrong entry related to the player in leaderboards has been fixed
- Improved connection among network peers
- Improved stability during online races
- In showroom, the player can now rotate the bike
- Onboard cameras during wheelies have been improved
- The rider now changes gear with the correct foot
- Feet movement has been adjusted and improved
- Unlocked Start button on PC joypads
- Minor bugs

Announcement - Valve
DIVO is Now Available for Linux on Steam!

DIVO - This is an unusual, bright and dynamic arcade game, where you control a hamster in a cyber wheel! Our hero must, within a limited time, reach the finishing point of the level while simultaneously avoiding collisions with enemies and collecting all sorts of bonuses, to successfully complete each level! The game also has various elements of puzzles, where you have to find certain items in order to pass a certain obstacle. Levels are designed as a large tower (tower rotation depends on the movement of the main character) around which are placed all the game elements: platforms, teleporters, traps, etc.

Announcement - Valve
The Steam Summer Getaway Sale continues!

Today's Daily Deals include:

Also, buying discounted games now earns you an all-new collectible in the form of Trading Cards. Collect, trade and craft over 50 new sets of cards, including 10 Summer Getaway Trading Cardsthat can only be earned during the sale. Each set can be crafted into badges, backgrounds, emoticons and other rewards.

The Steam Summer Getaway Sale will run from now until 10AM PST, July 22nd. Complete information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community Choice Voting and more can be found at http://www.steampowered.com. For more information on our new Trading Card feature, please visit http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards.

Announcement - Valve
The Steam Summer Getaway Sale continues!

Today's Daily Deals include:


Also, buying discounted games now earns you an all-new collectible in the form of Trading Cards. Collect, trade and craft over 50 new sets of cards, including 10 Summer Getaway Trading Cards that can only be earned during the sale. Each set can be crafted into badges, backgrounds, emoticons and other rewards.

The Steam Summer Getaway Sale will run from now until 10AM PST, July 22nd. Complete information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community Choice Voting and more can be found at http://www.steampowered.com. For more information on our new Trading Card feature, please visit http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards.

Product Update - Valve
The Pit: MindGames v.1.1.4
1.1.4

- Lightning Spear now takes wear and tear damage.
- Player character no longer responds to NPC Psi attacks not directed at them.
- Herbert can no longer be killed during tutorial. Now the most dangerous man alive.
- Fixed Ally ammo issue.
- Various tweaks and fixes to Psi abilities.
- Exo-Armor must now be equipped before it can be used as a tool in certain tasks.
- Various UI fixes and tweaks made.
- A couple of untriggerable achievements now work as intended.
- Cryoid now has proper "cold" effect.
- Gloves now take corrosive damage. Will properly flash when they've taken too much damage.
- Bio-mods can no longer be stashed (due to their randomized effects per game).
- Armor damage no longer binary - lower end armors now more durable and higher end armors now less invulnerable.
- Disintegration Bay now deactivates after being boobytrapped.
- Duplication success odds tweaked.
- Added Message of the Day

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