Product Release - Valve
Love is Now Available on Steam Early Access!
Love is a minimalist platforming game with a retro aesthetic and a focus on a challenging but not unfair difficulty. It has an innovative respawn system, 12 levels, 12 track soundtrack, competitive scoring, and a simple-to-use level creation feature.

The challenging levels are balanced with the inclusion of a simple yet unique respawn system wherein the player can leave a checkpoint at any location at any point, as long as they are on solid ground. Players have a number of gameplay modes to choose from, whether they want it easy, normal, or they want to try their hand at a mode designed specifically for Speed Running.

Beyond the visual aesthetic, the challenging level design, and the abundance of features, there is the fantastic soundtrack composed by James Bennett, which brings the simple 3-color atmospheres to life.

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:


Weapon Updates
  • The Shortstop
    • Reduced extra knockback penalty from 80% to 40%
  • The Short Circuit
    • Added Penalty - No longer gain metal from dispensers when active
  • The Cleaner's Carbine
    • Changed OnKill effect from gain crits for 3 seconds to gain mini-crits for 8 seconds
  • Natascha
    • Added Positive Attribute +50% extra ammo
  • The Reserve Shooter
    • Increased clip size from 3 to 4
    • Time to mini-crit airborne targets changed from 3 to 5
  • The Beggar's Bazooka
    • Changed penalty No primary ammo from dispensers to no primary ammo from dispensers when active
  • The Quick Fix
    • Fixed the Medic not gaining the proper speed boost when a Demoman uses the Chargin' Targe or Splendid Screen
Weapon Fixes
  • Fixed deflected projectiles not affecting Strange and Killstreak counts
  • Fixed the Mini-Sentry range-sphere not accurately displaying the range for the sentry when it is being placed
  • Fixed the Spy's revolver using the incorrect reload sound
  • Fixed third-person Medi Gun beams appearing jittery
  • Fixed the Heavy not playing his response rules lines after eating a Sandvich, Buffalo Steak Sandvich, etc.
  • Fixed The Half-Zatoichi using the wrong animations for the Loadout screen and the HUD 3D Character
Community Updates
  • Added the Strongbox Key to the Mann Co. Store
  • Added 43 community-contributed items to the Strongbox Crate
  • Added the Tumblr Vs Reddit Participation Medal
Mann vs. Machine
  • Added Killstreak Fabricators for the following weapons to the Two Cities Tour reward list:
    • The Lugermorph, The Big Kill, The Iron Curtain, The Frying Pan, The Black Rose, The AWPer Hand, Chargin' Targe, Splendid Screen, and The Mantreads
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to purchase/sell the Canteen Specialist upgrade to get more money than they originally spent
  • Fixed an exploit where players could stand on a robot's head to block their movement for an easy kill
  • Fixed players not being able to earn the Frags to Riches achievement if there is money in the world when the mission is completed
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to not receive an Upgrade Refund Credit when they should have
  • Fixed the UI not updating properly if an Upgrade Refund Credit is earned after the wave has ended
Quickplay
  • Added advanced options page, which allows you to search for a few commonly-requested non-vanilla options: 32-player servers, nocrits, and instant/modified respawn times
  • Added "Show Servers" button to quickplay. This will run the normal quickplay search, but instead of joining the "best" server, it will present a list of about 20 servers and let you pick.
Other Changes
  • Improved loading of item information panels to prevent hitches when cycling through backpack pages
    • Use the convar tf_time_loading_item_panels to control how much time is spent per frame loading item panel data.
  • Fixed Australium items not using the correct images in the Steam Community Market
  • Added missing payload audio for the Medic, Soldier, Demoman, and Spy
  • Added the server command "sv_setsteamaccount" for logging in with a persistent game server account using a login token. Login tokens may be acquired via the IGameServersService/CreateAccount web API. Using a login token is not required to run a game server, but allows Steam users to continue to access your game server from their favorites list if your game server changes IP in the future.
  • Added the game server's SteamID to the output of the status command
  • Fixed the Killstreak counts not being accurately portrayed in the scoreboard
  • Fixed seeing the incorrect LOD settings for models when they are being previewed during submission to the Steam Workshop
  • Fixed a UV/skinning problem on the level 1 sentry
  • Fixed a problem where "activate virtual reality" doesn't work if you have 2 monitors + headset
  • Fixed a client crash caused by trying to load an invalid URL
  • Fixed achievements getting stuck in a completed state and not being awarded to the player
  • Fixed not hearing hit sounds after a level change when using tf_dingalingaling_repeat_delay
  • Fixed the "equipped" label being displayed on incorrect backpack panels when equipping items
  • Fixed the upper-left backpack panel always being highlighted when equipping items
  • Fixed player names being clipped by item images in the Freeze Cam and Inspect panels
  • Updated the equip_region for The Extra Layer
  • Updated the Blue team material for the Ambassador to be less red
  • Updated ctf_2fort
    • Fixed a rendering bug on a silo prop in the skybox area for the Blue base
Press Release - Valve
Provides Developer-Driven Visibility For Major Game Updates
 
February 7, 2014 - Valve today launched a "Recently Updated" section on Steam that highlights titles offering new and interesting updates, features, and/or content additions.
 
Designed to give developers more ways to communicate with gamers about their products on Steam, this public release was matched with a tools release that lets developers elect when to add their update to this product area and what to say about the contents of their latest update.
 
"The more options developers have for communicating about their products, the better it is for everyone," says Tom Bui of Valve. "With this new product section and corresponding developer tools, customers can more easily discover products that provide ongoing value and involvement from the developers."
 
Additionally, a new page in Steam lets customers easily browse through recent updates to titles they have purchased or activated on Steam.
 
To learn more, please visit www.steampowered.com.
Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
WRC Powerslide is Now Available on Steam and is 15% off!

New and immediate gameplay: It’s fast, it’s easy to play, it’s a new way to step intro WRC world : race against 3other opponents on the same special stage. They can be driven by AI or your friends in multiplayer mode ! Enjoy new car handling. Accelerating, braking or using the handbrake in a new and smooth way: driving fast, drifting or jumping has never been so easy! Choose also your favorite settings: by default race against ghost car without or switching on the option, with collisions and surprising power ups on track… these could make the difference for your final win!

WRC license: WRC Powerslide is a licensed product, thus just choose your favorite driver and car within the official rosters of WRC Class, Class 2 and Class 3.Race after race depending on the results, you will unlock cars, medals and tracks for proving to be the fastest driver in the world ! From legendary Montecarlo to difficult Sardinia, how much fast can you drive?

Multiplayer: Powerslide grants cheerful fun for all players willing to challenge everyone all over the world! Race against your friends, slow down them with a Cloud of Dust bonus and win the race: you can earn points for the Player Rank- ing Leaderboard and become the best driver of all the world! But please, give your friends a rematch…

Product Release - Valve
Jazzpunk is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off!*

Jazzpunk is a comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis. Gameplay is inspired by spoof comedy films and cartoons of yesteryear, with a focus on weird gadgets, exotic locales, and open-world style exploration.

*Offer ends February 14th at 9 am PST.
Product Release - Valve
Ethan: Meteor Hunter is Now Available on Steam and 20% off!

Freeze time and manipulate the world with endless possibilities: build the solution YOU want where nothing is scripted and levels can be solved in multiple ways. When Super Meat Boy meets Braid, you may die repeatedly and enjoy it! With its unique blend of precision platforming and time-stopping physics-based puzzles, feel like a hero when you succeed!

Check out the free demo to get a sense of the game, or go all in and get the Deluxe Edition that includes the game's soundtrack, artbook & game guide!

Save 20% when you buy the game before February 14th.

Product Release - Valve
The LEGO® Movie - Videogame is Now Available on Steam!

Join Emmet and an unlikely group of resistance fighters in their heroic quest to thwart Lord Business’ evil plans—a mission that Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously unprepared for.  It’s a wild ride with a surprising mix of over 90 playable characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, Shakespeare, Cleopatra and more.  

Product Release - Valve
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny - For the Gods DLC, all new content for Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is Now Available on Steam!

Delve deeper into the mystical lore of the Northland with 3 new heroic questlines in “For the Gods” the first DLC for Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny.

First, you’ve been entrusted by a nobleman from Clanegh with the difficult task of transforming the paramour of a Thorwalian leader’s daughter into a worthy suitor. But father and daughter do not always see eye-to-eye. May Rahja, the Goddess of Love, be with you, because this quest is not going to be a cakewalk.

Next, when a villager goes missing, those that remain speak of strange phenomena haunting their fields and scaring their animals. These unnerved villagers look to you for help and point towards Orkhun, the ancestral dwelling of the Baerhag Clan which had been left to decay centuries ago. Perhaps there is more to these mysterious happenings than a run of the mill ghost story?

Then you will journey to the godforsaken hicksville of neighboring Rukian. First and foremost, the Rukian population lives to serve their passing travelers. But a dark spector of death hovers over this remote hamlet. Even though the Goddess of Hospitality’s name is on every Rukian’s lips, have the residents of this gloomy crossroads taken their credo a step too far?

Discover new towns, dungeons, and quests, encounter the Gods of Love, Death, and Hospitality and venture further into Northland legends of this epic RPG saga.


Product Release - Valve
Little Racers STREET is Now Available on Steam and 20% off!
Top-down racing evolution has arrived!

Little Racers STREET fuses the fun-oriented simplicity of top-down racing games with the excitement of street racing, and the results couldn't be better!

Experience thrilling high speed races, and drift like never before along more than 200 different events. With varied weather conditions affecting handling, you'll need precise driving to reach the first places, and success!

The online multiplayer mode for up to 12 players is fully integrated with the career mode: Race with your friends and earn credits you can spend on new cars and upgrades!

You also can try the time trial mode and try to improve your best laps or compete against your friends, and check your position in the world leaderboards.
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