Product Update - Valve
Dark Moon
- Added 10 new heroes:
Axe, Legion Commander, Bristleback, Venomancer, Shadow Fiend, Juggernaut, Storm Spirit, Nature’s Prophet, Leshrac, and Witch Doctor.
- Fixed an exploit that let Dark Seer sell items from creep illusions.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the round 5 Bonus Chicken to teleport out too early.
- Fixed a bug with the round summary that could cause a loop sound to play until the next round ended.

Dark Moon Tusk:
- Reduced Tusk’s Ice Shards cooldown.
- Increased Tusk’s Ice Shards damage.
- Increased Snowball damage bonus.
- Increased Snowball stun duration.
- Reduced Sigil’s mana cost.

Dark Moon Phoenix:
- Reduced Icarus Dive cooldown.
- Reduced Icarus Dive hp cost.
- Increased Icarus Dive damage per second.
- Increased Icarus Dive movement slow.
- Reduced Sun Ray’s hp cost per second.
- Increased Sun Ray’s heal percent.

- Fixed Axe's “Culling Blade” with “Blood Chaser” Immortal.
- Fixed a bug where Daily & Weekly Quests in the Battle Pass were not granting their point rewards. These have been retroactively granted.
- Fixed a bug where the trophy and emoticon rewards for winning the Dark Moon event were not being granted. These have been retroactively granted.


Custom Games
- Fixed a bug with Fog of War display in custom games with large maps.
- Fixed an issue with the hero picker blocking the custom game team setup screen by default.
- Fixed a regression in spawning runes in custom games.
- Fixed several issues in Overthrow, Colosseum, and 10v10.
Jan 31, 2017
Left 4 Dead
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Great Odin’s beard, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! That is to say, the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

This week: new entries, old favourites, and a very dirty house indeed. … [visit site to read more]

PC Gamer

Although skin gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been around for a number of years, last year saw Valve crack down on a series of sites—issuing cease and desist orders to several gambling outlets for using their Steam account for commercial purposes. Valve is now turning its head towards its other major online shooter, Team Fortress 2. 

If you're unfamiliar with how skin gambling works, Evan's detailed overview in relation to CS:GO is worth checking out as it's a similar process in TF2. At this stage, Valve hasn't revealed its next move beyond stating its intentions. 

As featured on the Team Fortress 2 website, Valve released the following statement: 

"In July of last year we outlined our position on gambling web sites, specifically noting that Valve has no business relationship with these sites. At that time we also began blocking many CSGO gambling accounts. You can view the original post here.

"More recently, some gambling web sites started leveraging TF2 items. Today we began the process of blocking TF2 gambling accounts as well. We recommend you don’t trade with these sites."

Following last year's crackdown, a number of shuttered CS:GO gambling sites suggested the way in which they operated was entirely legal, and that they'd relaunch following talks with Valve. A cursory Google search would suggest this has not been the case, which of course sends a pretty clear message to those still operating under the radar.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Valve have started cracking down more on sites using Team Fortress 2 [official site] items as chips in virtual gaming. Last year they focused on skin gambling with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive items, amidst scandals, more scandals, and lawsuits. Even the Washington State Gambling Commission got involved, ordering Valve to shut it all down. While Valve don’t run any of these gambling sites, see, the sites do rely on Steam. Now, Valve are shutting down accounts associated with TF2 sites. … [visit site to read more]

Product Update - Valve
- Fixed a matchmaking bug which caused longer than expected ranked matchmaking wait times for extremely high MMR players.
- Removed the spectating delay on Dark Moon games.
Product Update - Valve
* Players who win in the Dark Moon event will have a unique Dark Moon emoticon item attached to their account, as proof for beating the final boss.
* Remote Mines now last 4 minutes in Dark Moon
* Added player muting to Dark Moon
* Increased the hit box for the level ping area
* Fixed some cases where UI clicks were unresponsive on low framerates
Product Update - Valve
Fixed some cooldown based proc abilities malfunctioning
Fixed Helm of the Dominator exploits in Dark Moon
Jan 27, 2017
Left 4 Dead
Jan 27, 2017
Team Fortress 2

In July of last year we outlined our position on gambling web sites, specifically noting that Valve has no business relationship with these sites. At that time we also began blocking many CSGO gambling accounts. You can view the original post here.


More recently, some gambling web sites started leveraging TF2 items. Today we began the process of blocking TF2 gambling accounts as well. We recommend you don t trade with these sites.


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