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!)

Dragon Age: Origins Update Released

* Various changes have been made to code and resources to support the Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening expansion pack. Most of these changes do not affect Origins itself
* Some players were experiencing increasingly long load times. A major cause of this problem has been fixed
* At higher levels, non-player characters now receive a bonus to armor penetration. This mitigates an unintentional imbalance with well-armored high-level characters, since armor penetration previously did not scale as aggressively as armor itself did
* Elite-rank enemies (lieutenants) can no longer be shattered. This preserves the intended tactical design of many combat encounters
* Portraits for summoned creatures (like a ranger’s wolf) were displaying improperly while in the party camp. This no longer occurs

SQUARE ENIX, Eidos Interactive Publisher Week – Day 1
SQUARE ENIX and Eidos Interactive are having a publisher week all week long with a set of different deep discounted games each day!

Monday has the following deals available:

50% off the following games:
Hitman: Codename 47
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
Deus Ex: Invisible War

60% off the following bundles:
Deus Ex Collection
Hitman Collection

66% off all the above games:
Deus Ex & Hitman Bundle

Nation Red Update Released

New Features

* Steam Cloud! Your profiles, mission data and custom settings are now all saved to Cloud
* Added newly requested achievements
* Removed ‘Unlock Weapons’ perk, instead weapons are now classed from melee, handguns, SMG, etc. to Heavy Weapons. Each class will unlock automatically after a set timeframe with a small amount of random unlocking
* Further balanced the score system; you’ll be able to score higher with more XP per kill but this is counter-balanced by an increase in Xp needed to level up every time. Seems to work well and you will easily be able to shake up the leaderboards
* Melee weapon attacks are faster (so it feels like less lag between your mouse action and the on-screen result)
* Portuguese version added
* Fixed graphic glitch in Mission 4
* Fixed freezing after selecting 10 perks in Strategic Mode
* More bosses appear later on in Free Play games
* Fixed ‘Heavy Weapon’ perk issue with one particular weapon
* Remove all Sentry-Gun and Ghost related perks when Lone Wolf Perk is selected
* Bind Mission Stars to profiles
* Fixed bug where difficulty slider doesn’t show up. This allows you to play for Mission Stars in easy/hard mode instead of the current ‘default mode’
* Crawling zombies will appear in Free Play

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