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!)

Metro 2033 Pre-Load Now

Metro 2033 is now available to pre-load. Download the game and be ready to play as soon as it is released!

Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.

Toki Tori Update Released
The major changes include:

# Added new community bonus level to the Bubble Barrage world
# Added new launch option “–visualeffects “, which accepts 1, 2 or 3 as value. This overrides the visual effects level that’s saved
# Fixed bug that made it possible to teleport into a ghosttrap
# Fixed Dutch typos in localization
# Fixed checking for egg collection achievements after having played in offline mode

Caster Update Released
The major changes include:

# New playable girl Caster
# 7 new missions (22 total now)
# New game play mechanics
# New music from Monte Emerson
# Built in support for community mods
# Level editor and other mod tools
# Better controller customization
# New art
# Updated play balancing
# Visual effects enhancements
# Performance improvements

FINAL FANTASY XI: ULTIMATE COLLECTION Now Available in Europe!

Vana’diel, a land of magic, swords and technology, welcomes new adventurers, along with seasoned FINAL FANTASY veterans, with open arms. This land cries out for fearless warriors like you to restore the peace that the citizens dream of. Heed the call and join hundreds of thousands of players from around the world to become the hero that Vana’diel needs.

SQUARE ENIX, Eidos Interactive Publisher Week – Day 5

The final day of deep discounts has begun! Check out what’s on sale until Monday with tomorrow:

50% off the following games:
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Just Cause
FINAL FANTASY XI: ULTIMATE COLLECTION

66% off the following bundles:
Batman: Arkham Asylum + Just Cause Bundle

Order of War: Challenge Now Available

The multiplayer standalone Order of War: Challenge. is now available on Steam! Save 10% for one week when you buy it now.

For users that already own Order of War you will receive this for free and it will update your game automatically.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Chaos Rising Now Available Worldwide!

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Chaos Rising is now available worldwide!

Supreme Commander 2 Update Released
The major changes include:

Bug Fixes and Improvements

* Ghost lobbies: Fixes issue when player cancels join game in multi-player lobby causing an un-joinable ghost game to persist
* Saved games no longer reference Steam nickname: Prevents issue where players who changed their nicknames after saves were no longer able to see their saved games. Does not inoculate existing saves made prior to this fix
* Replay crash: Fix for low-repro issue of replays crashing when loading in twice

Coming Soon

* Ranked games and custom skill match-up games coming soon

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition Update Released
The major changes include:

Version 1. 2 Information:

* General performance increase on all supported configurations.
* DMM performance increase.
* Added Version number update in launcher.
* Rogue Jedi’s tunic is now visible during gameplay.
* Emperor’s arms are now visible during gameplay.
* Fixed parts of the “Dark Lord’s Armor” from continually bouncing

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Update Released

Global

* Support for screen resolutions with a wider aspect ratio than 16×9, such as those used with AMD’s Eyefinity technology
* Stance Toggle option has been added for switching between ranged and melee unit behaviour in all game modes

Multiplayer

* New Map: 2p Judgment of Carrion
* New Map: 2p Ice Station Obelis
* New Map: 4p Desert Showdown
* New Map: 4p Judgment of Carrion
* New Map: 4p Selenon Fissure
* New Map: 6p Argent Shelf
* New Map: 6p Judgment of Carrion
* New Map: 6p Calderis Refinery (Free-For-All)
* New Map: 6p Judgment of Carrion (Free-For-All)
* Added Librarian Unit to tier two of Space Marines
* Added Weirdboy Unit to tier two of Orks
* Added Tyrant Guard Unit to tier two of Tyranids
* Added Gene Stealers Squad to tier two of Tyranids
* Added Wraithguard Squad to tier two of Eldar
* Added the ability to play against owners of Chaos Rising who are playing as the Chaos Race
* Added Free for All and Team Free for All Victory Point game modes to Custom Games
* New target priority system implemented so that idle units prefer attacking enemies they specialize against
* Vehicle wrecks now remain on the map and provide cover

The Last Stand

* Added the ability to play with owners of Chaos Rising who are playing as Chaos Sorcerer or Hive Tyrant

Campaign

* Added the ability to transfer save games of completed Aurelian Campaigns to Chaos Rising
* Added the ability save during mid-missions (Chaos Rising Campaign Only)
* Wargear tooltips in both campaigns now contain significantly more information such as attack speed, accuracy, etc
* New ‘Invite a Friend’ button added to the bridge to easily invite friends to a co-op game

Rise of Prussia Now Available

Rise of Prussia is the latest release from AGEOD, and is a follow-up to their successful historical strategy games Birth of America, American Civil War, Napoleon’s Campaigns, and Wars in America. Rise of Prussia covers the European campaigns of the Seven Years War (1756-1763).

Stargate Resistance Update Released
The major changes include:

Newness:

* Latent abilities known as emotes have surfaced and are now available to all players who own the advanced combat packs. To utilize these new emotes, select a class that you own the advanced combat pack for and press the b key in game to taunt your enemies into submission! Taunt-on! (There is currently no option in the key bindings for emotes, for now all emotes are on the b key)
* Due to popular demand, the options screen can now be accessed from in game, feel free to stand still playing with settings while we steal your crystals, capture your command posts and just flat out kill you!
* Players can now view their current rank in game, which just so happens to be placed right above their weapon selection on the user interface.

Bug Fixes:
Piramess:

* Taking flags in to the newer spawn room areas will no longer be allowed.
* Entering the newer spawn room areas as an enemy will also no longer be allowed.

R.U.S.E. Public Beta Now Available Via Steam

Ubisoft announces that the Public Beta Test for R.U.S.E., a one-of-a-kind real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Eugen Systems, is now supported through and available for download and installation on Steam. Set to reinvigorate the strategy genre, R.U.S.E. allows players to use their brains as the ultimate weapon to fight a war of perception where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success.

In the public beta, players will have the opportunity to choose one of the 6 unique factions available in the game (US, UK, GER, USSR, FRANCE, IT) and train themselves against the artificial intelligence on the “Blitz” map before entering the multiplayer challenge.

With 7 multiplayer maps (from 1 vs. 1 to 4 vs. 4…or free for all) players will be able to test their strategist skills against enemies combining up to 10 different ruses to lure their opponents in one of the 3 multiplayer game modes (1939, 1942, 1945).

For more information on this Public Beta content and how to play it, you can visit www.rusegame.com/beta. or www.steamgames.com/RUSEbeta.

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