Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 11/21/2013

[MISC]
- Added the Highlights feature. Players can view their own highlights from downloaded matches by selecting ‘Watch Your Highlights’ when clicking on a match. Other players’ highlights can be accessed through the match scoreboard.

[ COMMUNITY ]
- Graphs are now accessible when sv_competitive_official_5v5 is set to 1
- Removed player number restriction from Spectator Stat chart.
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:


Mann vs. Machine
  • Operation Two Cities
    • Two new maps: mvm_mannhattan and mvm_rottenburg
    • New advanced tour featuring four missions
    • Two extra Boot Camp-only missions
  • Added 14 new achievements
  • Tour of Duty badge levels are no longer limited to 200
  • Players can earn a "Refund Upgrades" credit by collecting money during waves
    • The amount required is listed in the scoreboard, and varies per-mission
    • Any money collected – whether winning or losing – will count toward earning a credit
    • To redeem, visit an Upgrades station and click the "Refund Upgrades" button
    • Any money spent on buy-backs and Canteen charges will not be refunded
  • Detailed player performance stats added to the scoreboard
    • Damage and Tank. Total damage done to Gray Mann's forces.
    • Healing. Direct healing done to other players.
    • Support. A composite value that reflects anything a player has done to help their team:
      • Examples: reset a bomb, stun or slow an enemy, provide increased damage, block damage with invulnerability or shield, and lots more.
    • Money. The amount each player has collected.
  • Players can inspect upgrades on teammates via the "Inspect" key ("I" by default)
  • Fixed the Romevision tank not animating
  • Medic
    • Revive (no upgrade required)
      • Teammates leave behind a revive marker when they die
      • Target the marker with your medigun to revive them
    • Projectile Shield Upgrade
      • Build Energy by healing teammates, reviving and preventing damage via Invuln ÜberCharge.
      • Press ATTACK3 to activate when Energy meter is full (mouse3 by default)
      • While active:
        • Blocks all enemy projectiles
        • Damages enemies on touch
    • Mad Milk Syringes Upgrade
      • Syringe Gun needles apply Mad Milk (heal-on-hit for teammates) on contact
    • Healing Mastery Upgrade (previously two separate upgrades)
      • +25% heal rate per point
      • +25% revive rate per point
      • +25% self-regen rate per point
    • Overheal Expert Upgrade (previously two separate upgrades)
      • +25% more overheal per point
      • +50% duration per point
    • Canteen Specialist Upgrade
      • Shares canteen charge effects with heal target
      • +1 second charge duration per point
      • -10 canteen charge price per point
  • Soldier
    • Rocket Specialist Upgrade
      • +15% rocket speed per point
      • On direct hits
        • Stuns target (duration increases per point)
        • +15% increased blast radius per point
        • No range-based falloff damage
  • Heavy
    • Attack Projectiles Upgrade
      • Now has two levels
        • Level one is less effective than before
        • Level two is more effective than level one used to be
      • Price reduced from 600 to 400 per point
    • Rage Pushback upgrade activation moved to ATTACK3 (mouse3 by default)
General
  • Added a new community map cp_snakewater_final1
    • Added new map stamp and strange filter to the Mann Co. Store
  • Added new achievements for Snakewater, Process, and Standin
  • Older event crates no longer expire on login, but have been updated to indicate they can no longer be opened
  • about:blank should now be a legal URL and won't get blocked for MOTD
  • Fixed bots using the Phlogistinator being able to airblast enemies
  • Fixed the stock Shotgun not appearing in the backpack with "Show stock items" option turned on
  • Fixed a problem causing map stamp leaderboards to not update under certain circumstances
  • Weapons
    • Baby Face’s Blaster
      • Speed penalty changed to -10% (From -35%)
      • Boost is now only partially lost on air jumps instead of all jumps
      • Reduced Clip Size to 4
      • Removed 40% more accurate attribute
      • Removed Damage Penalty attribute
      • Speed at max boost is same as before (520)
    • Amputator
      • Added -20% damage penalty
      • Added +3 health per second when Weapon is Active bonus
    • Crusader’s Crossbow
      • Updated damage over distance: bolts now do a maximum of 75 damage (+variance) at max distance
    • Liberty Launcher
      • Added 25% reduced self damage from rocket jumps
    • Eyelander
      • Moved the eye glow position to Demoman’s eye patch. Changed the color to Cursed green.
  • VR Mode
    • Now supports resolutions other than 1280x800
    • Now supports cloning the main display (instead of using the Rift as an extended display)
    • Sharpness of the output has been significantly improved
    • Head-and-neck model has been fixed to remove unnecessary translation
Product Release - Valve
Rise of Venice - Beyond the Sea, all new content for Rise of Venice is Now Available on Steam!

Beyond the Sea is the comprehensive expansion for the acclaimed Renaissance economic simulator Rise of Venice. Beyond the Sea provides players with a whole new challenge by expanding the game world with 13 all new cities to explore and trade with, as well as all new residence missions and challenging new Doge tasks which will see your family playing a more important role. Beyond the Sea also allows players to command a completely new class of ship; the NAO, the famous ship class in which Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.


Product Release - Valve
Ashes Cricket 2013 is Now Available on Steam and is 30% off!*
THE RIVALRY RETURNS!

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- Brand new engine

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- Changing pitch conditions

- All new batting, bowling and fielding controls

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Tournaments - Play a tournament from the following selection:

Twenty Overs Pro League
Twenty Overs World Championship
World Premier’s Cup
International Trophy
Custom Tournament
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An ODI tournament consisting of sixteen teams in a round robin / knockout format.
An ODI tournament consisting of eight teams in a round robin / knockout format.
Configure your own tournament of either twenty overs, ODI or Test matches with various other options.

ALSO:

Commentary from Mark Nicholas, David Lloyd and Michael Slater

Official England Cricket and Cricket Australia Licenses

Licensed kits and match venues

Official Hawk-Eye technology
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Product Release - Valve
The Last Express Gold Edition is Now Available on Steam and is 25% off!*
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Product Release - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
APB Reloaded Key to the City Pack, all new content for APB Reloaded is Now Available on Steam!

Hey there high-roller, how you livin'? Welcome to the elite of the elite, the select few who walk the streets of San Paro with their head held high and a knowing glint in their eye. You know the ins and the outs of the city, its nooks and the crannies, you know when to hide and when to shoot and exactly how long to cook a grenade before throwing it straight into your opponents' bewildered faces.

You know more, and you want more. Well here it is. The ultimate collection of cars, guns, gear, designs, and emotes. The Key to the City Pack.

This also marks the release of the all-new Blood Booster Pack
So you're new around here? Ease your transition into the bloody streets of San Paro with the New Blood Booster Pack, specifically designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible with a minimum of hassle.

Announcement - Valve
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Announcement - Valve
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