Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Fixed the Spy being able to disguise after picking-up the intelligence
  • Fixed some missing Announcer voice lines during the Competitive post-match summary
  • Fixed some view model draw animations not using the snap command
  • Fixed the Mann vs. Machine mission selection dialog sometimes drawing under the category controls
  • Updated the Cold Cosmos Unusual effect to fix a parenting issue
  • Updated Contagious Eruption, Daydream Eruption, and Volcanic Eruption Unusual effects
    • Fixed the highlight glow detaching itself from the effects and moving in the direction the player is moving
    • Fixed the effects being almost invisible in bright areas
  • Updated the Kazan Karategi to fix clipping issues with the Pyro's arms
  • Updated the Tropical Camo to fix the rigging and the normal map
  • Updated the Boston Brain Bucket and Pest's Pads
    • Added Blank style that was originally missed
    • Fixed style names not aligning with the styles
  • Updated the Bandit's Boots to fix a clipping issue with LOD1
  • Updated The Chaser to fix some clipping issues and correct the backpack icon
  • Updated item schema and localization files with community fixes
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
Steam News - jennyj


Stake out your territory, scavenge for food, and beat the elements* during Steam Survival Fest, live now and featuring discounts, demos, and upcoming releases for survival games of all kinds!

*”Elements” is, of course, the polite word for “holy crap there are a lot of things to survive in games,” from the typical environmental situations to supernatural beings, with a whole lot more in between. Can you survive everything the Steam Survival Fest games might throw at you? There's only one way to find out!

Steam Survival Fest runs August 1, 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) to August 8, 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7). Check out the official Steam Survival Fest page now.
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Added the Summer 2022 Cosmetic Case
    • Contains 25 new community-contributed items
    • Adds 11 new community-created Unusual effects (29 variants total)
  • Fixed a server crash caused by Sniper trying to eat his gun (switching to Sniper while Heavy is eating a Sandvich)
  • Fixed an occasional lag spike when showing the kill cam for some players
  • Fixed a regression where spotlights and spawns could not be parented
  • Fixed a regression with incorrect prop lighting on some maps such as Barnblitz
  • Fixed incorrect team colors for the default style of The Caped Crusader when using the itemtest command
  • Fixed missing materials for some Strange Filters in the Mann Co. Store
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
Steam News - andrewl624


After crossing the midpoint of 2022, we're pleased to announce Steam's Top Releases for the month of June. As always, we look at every release for the month, highlighting the Top 20 games and Top 5 DLC releases based on their first two weeks of revenue. We also highlight the top 5 free-to-play games, ranked by the number of unique players they acquired after launch.

The Top Releases of June 2022

Back to the '90s
With appearances by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cloud Strife, and others, many of June's Top Releases seemingly emerged from a '90s time machine. Some are remastered and reimagined versions of their decades-old counterparts, while others represent brand new new entries in their respective universes. Players of the originals are sure to recognize familiar gameplay elements, beloved characters, and memorable storylines, but old and new players alike will appreciate the modern polish, added features, and brand new content that is anything but dated. So if you're short on quarters or can't find an your old game cartridges, take a look at June's Top Releases for a healthy does of the '90s.

Friend and Foe?
June's Top Releases bring no shortage of exciting multiplayer offerings. Whether uniting players together for survival or pitting them against one another in epic struggle, roughly two thirds of June's Top Releases support a variety of multiplayer modes. For players who thrive when working together, June's co-op choices are as exciting as they are varied: team up to survive a perilous aquatic voyage in Raft; enjoy the near endless combination of heroes, weapons, and magic in Tiny Tina's Wonderland; or work together to write your own unique summer camp horror story in The Quarry.

If your efforts to cooperate fall short, June also presents a variety of PvP options to help settle any conflict: battle your friends in the medieval fray with Chivalry 2; leave the warm-up lap behind with the latest Formula 1 offering F1® 22; or put your combos to the test with any one of ten classic fighters from the Capcom Fighting Collection.

New Devs
Finally, we'd like to congratulate the teams who are shipping a game on Steam for the first time. A huge amount of work goes into to making a Top Release, and these teams did it with their first launch on Steam. A big welcome and congrats go out to these successful Steam debuts.

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If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists:

Steam News - mikela
General
  • Fixed resource usage of chat and web browser in Steam Overlay when hidden
  • Fixed playback of certain game preview videos in Steam Client
  • Fixed a case where Steamworks API calls could be briefly blocked by Steam client log file operations leading to micro-stutter in some games under very specific situations
  • Fixed the Steam Overlay not working with Vulkan 1.3 applications
  • Fixed crashes with Vulkan games using VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library

Steam Cloud
  • Fixed issue causing some users to be unable to disable Cloud Sync for their account.
  • Fixed for app launch stall if there are sync conflicts but Cloud Sync is disabled for the game or account

Steam Input
  • Added support for Nintendo Online classic controllers
  • Added support for the Qanba Obsidian and Dragon Arcade Joysticks
  • Added support for the HORI Fighting Stick mini 4
  • Show firmware update dialog for DualSense(tm) Wireless Controllers on Windows
  • Enable improved rumble emulation on DualSense(tm) Wireless Controllers with updated firmware
  • Fixed the "Your other games" section in the desktop version of the configurator not showing results
  • Fixed incorrect controller configuration loading when starting a Remote Play stream

Remote Play
  • Fix showing incorrect Steam Cloud Sync Failure for remote games

macOS/Linux
  • Fixed resource usage of chat and browsers when Steam client is minimized/closed

macOS
  • Fixed Steam Overlay not displaying in some Metal games

Linux
  • Fixed Steam Overlay "Force Quit" not working for some native Linux games
  • Fixed some games being unable to create desktop shortcuts
  • Fixed the Steam client triggering "split lock" warnings
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fixed resource usage of chat and web browser in Steam Overlay when hidden
  • Fixed playback of certain game preview videos in Steam Client
  • Fixed a case where Steamworks API calls could be briefly blocked by Steam client log file operations leading to micro-stutter in some games under very specific situations
  • Fixed the Steam Overlay not working with Vulkan 1.3 applications
  • Fixed crashes with Vulkan games using VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library


Steam Cloud
  • Fixed issue causing some users to be unable to disable Cloud Sync for their account.
  • Fixed for app launch stall if there are sync conflicts but Cloud Sync is disabled for the game or account

Steam Input
  • Added support for Nintendo Online classic controllers
  • Added support for the Qanba Obsidian and Dragon Arcade Joysticks
  • Added support for the HORI Fighting Stick mini 4
  • Show firmware update dialog for DualSense(tm) Wireless Controllers on Windows
  • Enable improved rumble emulation on DualSense(tm) Wireless Controllers with updated firmware
  • Fixed the "Your other games" section in the desktop version of the configurator not showing results
  • Fixed incorrect controller configuration loading when starting a Remote Play stream

Remote Play
  • Fix showing incorrect Steam Cloud Sync Failure for remote games

macOS/Linux
  • Fixed resource usage of chat and browsers when Steam client is minimized/closed

macOS
  • Fixed Steam Overlay not displaying in some Metal games

Linux
  • Fixed Steam Overlay "Force Quit" not working for some native Linux games
  • Fixed some games being unable to create desktop shortcuts
  • Fixed the Steam client triggering "split lock" warnings
Steam News - jennyj


Get up, get moving (safely!), and join Steam VR Fest, a celebration of games that drop players face-first into their favorite worlds. With thousands of VR titles on Steam, we're excited to host this event celebrating the world of virtual reality. Starting Monday, explore games that support VR, take advantage of some sweet discounts, and—if you’re the look-ahead type—try out some demos of upcoming VR games on Steam!

Steam VR Fest runs July 18, 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) to July 25, 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7). Join us (virtually*), won't you?
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Fixed payload cart not rolling back
  • Fixed soundscape regression
  • Fixed being dropped from the server when refunding upgrades in Mann vs. Machine
  • Fixed jiggle bones on the inspect screen
  • Added some tournament medals
Team Fortress 2 - 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:

  • Several fixes to address exploits and stability issues
  • Added a game server setting, "net_chan_limit_msec", which allows server operators to limit amount of processing time the game server can spend on processing packets for each client per tick. Clients that send packets causing server CPU processing time to exceed configured number of milliseconds will be kicked from the game server.
  • Added a game server setting, "net_chan_stats_dump" which, when enabled, will dump statistics of each network channel when that network channel is closed. Statistics include messages, bandwidth, and CPU processing time breakdown.
  • Added a game server setting, "tf_fall_damage_disablespread", to disable random fall damage (default: 0)
  • Fixed not being able to adjust the offset for a cosmetic item's Unusual effect
  • Fixed some players seeing [unknown] for their player name
  • Fixed broken transparency on cosmetics
  • Fixed lag compensation when melee-ing teammates
  • Fixed not being able to hit a player's hitbox if it extends outside the player's bounding box during an animation
  • Fixed jiggle bones rendering in the loadout and item previews
  • Fixed the Iron Bomber's projectile collision size not matching other projectile collision sizes
  • Fixed ConVar buttons flickering after being clicked to toggle the value
  • Fixed The Shortstop shove showing as self-inflicted damage
  • Fixed Mini-Sentry guns not triggering damage alerts in the HUD
  • Fixed net_disconnect_reason affecting disconnect messages on the client
  • Fixed Medi Gun charges expiring too early if a server forces add_uber_time
  • Fixed network edicts being used for server-side-only entities
  • Updated mat_picmip to allow values below -1
  • Updated/Added some tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine
    • Fixed not being able to kick Spectators
    • Fixed bots not displaying the correct names
    • Fixed the loading screen backgrounds on Valve servers
    • Fixed Übercharge charge rate and duration upgrade not working for the Vaccinator
  • Updated Arena mode
    • Fixed players being able to late-join the game
    • Fixed players on team Unassigned being able to kill other players
Steam News - kaci
[vod appid=2065370][/vod]
We’re heating things up over on Steam now until July 7th (at 10am PT) with savings on tens of thousands of games across all genres!

As if scoring deals wasn’t fun enough, this year one of our friends acquaintances paid us a visit and just might have offerings of his own. Think trading cards, badges, and good old-fashioned funny business from our sort-of-buddy Clorthax, someone we hope to never see again.

Check out the official Steam Summer Sale trailer above, then head on over to the sale itself, where the deals and the fun are HOT HOT HOT.

Too many summer references for one blog post? Probably. Too much fun for one sale? NEVER.

Start browsing the Steam Summer Sale HERE.

Have fun!
-The Steam Team (and, sigh, this guy)
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