Boiler Room: Today’s Steam Announcements

Steam LogoIf your games do not update automatically, simply restart your Steam client and the changes should download and slot into place for you.

(Don’t know what this is all about? Steam is one of the world’s largest digital distribution platforms. It’s completely free to download, and also features DRM components, in-game communications and multiplayer functionality – making it a bit of a one-stop shop for gamers, whether they’re into the biggest AAA titles, or the hand-made indie games. One thing Steam is particularly famous for is their game update process – and playerattack aims to bring you their latest news!)

Borderlands Update Released: 1.30
The major changes include:

* Invalid weapons and items are removed from saved games on load.
* Fixed multiple DLC notification dialogs not closing correctly.
* Added a notification if the player tries to continue a game saved in a dlc they no longer have installed.
* Fixed scrolling of menu options when scrolling down a server list that is longer than what fits on the screen.
* When the host is playing a DLC map, display the name of the DLC being played in the server browser instead of the plot mission.
* Added icons in the server browser to indicate which of the DLCs the server has installed.
* Fixed multiple copies of DLC mission showing up in a player’s mission list.
* Fixed incorrect icons in the ammo vendor.
* Opening the bank no longer prevents other players from moving.
* Fixed “Careful, he bites” achievement not unlocking when playing in French.
* Fixed Alt+F4 closing the game whether it has focus or not.
* Fixed crash caused by being zoomed in when the final boss is killed.
* Balance Tuning:
    o Reduced the effectiveness of the Daze status effect
    o Reduce the duration down to 6 seconds (down from 12 seconds)
    o Change the FootSpeed scaler to -1 (currently -3)
    o Change the WeaponProjectileSpeedMultiplier scaler to -2 (currently -10)
    o Increased shock base damage from 10 to 13.
    o Tweaked the repeater pistol:
    o InstantHitDamge from 0.9 to 1.0
    o NormalizedInstandHitDamage from 0.9 to 1.0
    o PerShotAccuracyImpluse from 3.0 to 2.4
    o Increased the Sniper Rifle’s PlayerCriticalHitBonus from 1.5 to 2.0.
    o Increased Semi Auto Sniper Rifle’s PlayerCriticalHitBonus to 1.5 from 1.8
    o Fixed a bug in how Roland’s tactician mod displayed bonus values.
    o Changed the chests in New Haven to have more reasonable loot to reduce farming.
    o Fixed rare loot showing up as white instead of the appropriate color.
    o Fixed health regeneration in Brick’s Centurion class mod.
    o Fixed rocket regeneration in Brick’s Bombardier class mod.
    o Fixed shield regeneration in Roland’s tactician class mod.
    o Fixed damage increase in Roland’s Rifleman class mod so that it applies to all machine guns and not just combat rifles.
* Added support for DLC3.

Weekend Deal: SpellForce Franchise 75% Off!

The entire SpellForce franchise is available for 75% off until Monday! This includes SpellForce: Dragon Storm, SpellForce: Shadow Wars, SpellForce 1: Platinum Edition, and SpellForce 2: Gold Edition.

Supreme Commander 2 Pre-Load Now!

Supreme Commander 2 is now available to pre-load. Download the game and be ready to play as soon as it is released!

Dawn of Discovery: Venice and Dawn of Discovery: Gold Edition Now Available

Dawn of Discovery Venice, the add-on for the PC version of Dawn of Discovery, the acclaimed real-time strategy and simulation game is now available via Steam. Dawn of Discovery Venice, an add-on pack to the original game, combines the signature gameplay mechanics of the series and the richness of the Venetian culture with an all-new online multiplayer mode. In addition, Dawn of Discovery: Gold Edition, which includes the original Dawn of Discovery and the Dawn of Discovery Venice add-on, is also now available.

Dawn of Discovery: Venice requires the Steam version of the original Dawn of Discovery to play.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Now Available

The third installment of downloadable content, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, is now available on Steam!

This new content features a level increase of 11, new weapons, new enemies, and more!

Madballs in… Babo:Invasion Update Released
The major changes include:

* New community unlockable map “Haven”. Any kill in a versus match will contribute to unlocking this map
* Refreshing game servers now shows flashing text while refreshing the list

Toki Tori Update Released
The major changes include:

* Added a major new feature: the ability to rewind and fast forward in time! To access, press the on-screen button in the top left corner, backspace on the keyboard, or the rewind button on your gamepad.
* Blocked alternative route in Bubble Barrage Hard 5.

Madballs Evolution Flyers Skin Pack Now Available

Jazz up your line-ups with cool new character skins. This pack includes two skins: Fusion Daemonak and Babotech Boba!

Anno 1404: Venice Now Available in Europe

Anno 1404: Venice, the add-on to the acclaimed real-time strategy game Anno 1404 is now available for customers in Europe. Expand your Anno 1404 game with 300 quests, 60 items, new multiplayer modes, and the new Venetian setting.

Anno 1404: Venice requires the Steam version of the original Anno 1404 to play.

New RailWorks DLC Released

The latest addition to the growing collection of RailWorks DLC is Stanier Jubilee Steam Locomotive RailWorks Add-on.

The Stanier Jubilee steam locomotive, famously named in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, was one of the first fully fledged standardised locomotive fleets for LMS designed by William Stanier. Becoming the main stay of passenger traffic operating out of London Euston and surviving the war (barely) the Jubilees were granted one last reprive by appearing in BR Green before their final curtain call. Bought back to life in RailWorks, this famous Class can once again ride the rails.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released
The major changes include:

Engine
* Fixed servers with bots reporting incorrect player numbers

Team Fortress 2
* Fixed pipebombs not colliding correctly with players

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