Product Update - Valve
UI
- Made hero loadout model preview bigger in the main menu.
- Added practice lobby button to swap Radiant and Dire teams.
- Limited number of selectable matchmaking regions to six.
- New users are able to watch live games before completing the tutorials.
- Wins and level are now hidden for players that aren't friends and don't have 'Share Match History' in the options enabled
- Fixed keybindings not being saved properly for Xbox controllers
- Added Dire courier icons to minimap for Spectators
- Fixed a crash when selecting all units while spectating
- Fixed dota_embers convar value being forgotten when the game is restarted
- Spectators can select wards to see their vision or truesight radius.
- Added Xbox controller support for Dota TV
Left / right bumper = Cycle back or forward through the heroes on the field
Start button = Pause (Replay only)
Back button = Rewind (Replay only)
D-Pad up / down = Cycle through stats dropdown menu
D-Pad left / right = Slow down or speed up replay speed
Y button = Show gold graph
X button = Show XP graph
B button = Dismiss open graphs, reset playback speed, revert camera to previous mode (after cycling heroes)

MATCHMAKING
- Reduced average wait time and reduced incidence of extremely long wait times

INTERNATIONAL COMPENDIUM
- Added further explanation of International Fantasy Challenge rules.
- Exposed the roles of players in International Fantasy Challenge Bench slots.
- Completing the creation of an International Fantasy Challenge team now grants you the Mammoth mount for your Smeevil.
- Completing all the Main Event Predictions now grants you the Bird mount for your Smeevil.

MAC/LINUX
- Made the chat wheel work
- Added intro movie for new users, fixed black screen displaying for new users
- Fixed bugs with some tooltips missing text on what abilities do
- Fixed outline color of target units to match what Windows shows
- Fixed some rendering issues
- Fixed some crashes
- A variety of performance improvements
- Fixes to audio (silence, crashes)
- Mac: More robust mouse grab
- Mac: Allow setting "Unit Speech" to "All" in audio settings.
- Linux: Fixed hang when pasting from the clipboard under certain conditions

AUDIO
- Fixed some issues with base attack sound modifier (e.g. Tiny's Scepter attacks)
- Adjusted limits on Chen ult target sounds

GAMEPLAY
- Tusk: Fixed minor inaccuracies with his Base Strength, Attack Animation and Turn Rate
- Meepo: Fixed Geostrike not affecting units like Spirit Bear
- Morphling: Fixed being the Replicate illusion buff icon being visible to enemy players
- Morphling: Fixed being unable to control the first Juxtapose illusion created by your Phantom Lancer Replicate
- Shadow Demon: Fixed Demonic Purge killing summoned units like Warlock's Golem
- Shadow Demon: Fixed Shadow Poison damage release not having a cast point
- Fixed a minor inaccuracy with Meepo and Ogre Magi's base armor
Product Release - Valve
Pinball FX2 - Mars Table and Pinball FX2 - Excalibur Table, all new content for Pinball FX2 are Now Available on Steam

Mars Table - The mysteries of Mars, the red planet, have enthralled the human race for millennia. And today, you can be part of the first manned mission to uncover its secrets.

Excalibur Table - Earn your seat at the Round Table amongst the greatest knights in King Arthur's court! The Arthurian legend is reborn on a lively pinball table with several unique features. See the tales of the Knights of the Round Table unfold before you. Participate in duels or jousting tournaments for the honour, and defend Camelot against the robber knights!



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

The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC and Mac in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

Take control of the Adeptus Astartes of the Blood Angel chapter and guide them towards glory, while battling fierce Xenos and uncovering ancient relics in the infested confines of the massive Space Hulk named “Sin of Damnation”.

Product Update - Valve
- Fixed achievement issues when resetting progress data.
- Reduced maximum required texture size from 8K to 4k.
- Fixed rare issues where Toki Tori would stop moving.
- Fixed repeatedly pressing a (or z) to delay transition to new level.
- Animation fixes.
- Translation fixes.
- Performance improvements.
- Misc bugfixes and improvements.
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl!

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
Cloudberry Kingdom™ is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam.

Pre-Purchase and receive the Soundtrack.

Unhappily ever after. That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to put order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love? Could true love ever stop Kobbler and the power of the Orb? No, probably not. But hey, it’s worth a shot!

Product Update - Valve
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams was Just Updated

Patch Notes for Version 1.1.1

Updates:

- A remixed mode for all levels and bosses. The remixed mode is a lot easier to survive than its standard counterpart. The “easy” difficulty for Giana should roughly correspond to the “normal” difficulty for casual platformer games. And, of course, the standard and hardcore modes are still there.
- The code has been optimized further to boost the performance of GSTD (DirectX10/11 mode only). The improved framerate should be the most noticeable on mid-range machines that required lower graphical settings to run smoothly in the previous version.
- Added Japanese and Russian language support
- Added in-game menu for basic audio and controller settings
- Uber-hardcode achievement fix, finally those of you who managed to beat the game will get the achievement you deserve (all you need is to beat one level in uber hardcore and you should be awarded with the achievement if you have already played through every level in that mode).

Bug fixes:

- Fixed an issue that caused a black screen after starting a level in DX9 mode with some AMD/ATI setups
- Fixed a crash that could occur when playing fullscreen in DX9 mode
- Fixed a resolution issue occurring with the Steam overlay (fuzzy graphics)
- Fixed a bug that clipped the mouse, keeping you from clicking on part of the interface
- Twisting the world now causes the background to wobble properly again
- Greatly reduced the amount of flickering for shadows in DX10/11 mode
- Fixed inconsistent particle effects
- Soft shadows can now be properly selected in the menu again
- Fixed a crash that could occur when launching level 3-5
- V-sync can now be set properly above 60 Hz
- Fixed a launcher crash that could occur when starting the game
- Fixed a crash with the error message “MSVCP100.dll is missing”

Language selection update:
- Setting your language now follows the Steam standards and is done from the Steam menu instead of the launcher
- How to set your language after the update:

-Open the Steam Library
-Right click on your Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams entry
-Choose Properties
-Go to the Language tab
-Select your desired language (you can choose between English; German; French; Italian; Spanish; Russian: Japanese)
-Start the game
Product Release - Valve
Citadels is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off*!

A vast army has gathered in front of the castle gates and is preparing to attack King Arthur! How has it come to this?

Witness important events in the history of the legendary king and accompany him and his army on the path to an uncertain future. It is up to you to restore the honor, the glory and the reign of the Arthurian line, and rewrite the course of history!

Good or evil? The decision is entirely yours! Two extensive campaigns give you insight into both sides of the war.

*Offer ends August 2nd at 10AM Pacific Time

Announcement - Valve
Save 80% on Darksiders II as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

War and Death of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest of vengeance , vindication and restoring mankind.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Pre-Purchase LOST PLANET® 3 now on Steam and help unlock special rewards. Possible rewards include weapons and character rigs from The Freedom Fighter Pack, The Punisher Pack, and The Assault Pack, plus free copies of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and Bionic Commando ReArmed.

The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.

Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.

Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonisation, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.

With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realising that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid.

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