New Steam client brings the Boiler Room into 2010

We’ve been waiting a while, but it’s finally here, the 2010 Steam client has gone live, dragging the website along with it. From the outside, it looks like they’ve overhauled pretty much everything, from tweaking the way information is organised, making it all look shiny and new, and – possibly most importantly – making it easier to do the most important things we’ve come to expect from the platform… like playing games with friends.

Just Cause 2 on Steam 2010

Game details page on the new-look Steam

To find out all about just which changes have been made, the helpful guys at Valve have put together a handy overview of everything, so you can’t miss any of the super-awesome tweaks they’ve put in place.

As always, they’re incredibly interested in your thoughts about the new client (and Steam in general), so make sure you pop into the forums to let them know what you think.

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A few more new looks

In the meantime, stay tuned – we’ve got the latest news from Steam which came out today as well as the new look, and there’s plenty more where that came from …including the big one: Mac.

Supreme Commander 2 Update Released
Updates to Supreme Commander 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Balance and Tuning
* Mobile Artillery Damage Radius decreased to 5. Was 6. Cost increased to 54m/120e. Was 50m/115e.
* Long Range Artillery Damage Radius increased to 6. Was 3.
* Cybran ACU TML Damage decreased to 200. Was 400.
* UEF ACU TML research cost increased from 3 to 5. Damage reduced from 200 to 120.
* Cybran ACU Anti-Air research cost increased from 4 to 6.
* UEF ACU Anti-Air prerequisite changed to Health II.
* UEF ACU Range boost reduced from +50% to +25%.
* UEF ACU Damage research cost increased from 3 to 4.
* UEF ACU Health research cost increased from 2 to 3.
* UEF ACU Artillery research cost increased from 6 to 7. Rate of Fire decreased from 0.3 to 0.2.
* Kraken cost decreased by 15%.
* Wilfindja cost decreased by 15%.
* Speed Reducing Mega Armor now uses Damage reduction instead of increasing Health. Reduces damage by 50%.
* Illuminate PD shield upgrade Health increased to 1000. Was 800.
* Illuminate AA shield ugprade Health increases to 950. Was 750.

Agatha Christie Now Available
Three Agatha Christie adventure titles are now available on Steam and 10% off for the first week. Purchase individually or receive a larger discount when you purchase the pack of all three.

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None – 10 people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his guests of murder and proceeds to exact justice. The tension mounts as, one-by-one, the number of people are reduced through the ingenious plotting of the unseen killer.

Agatha Christie: Evil Under The Sun – Famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is filled with spectacular twists and-turns and also includes a surprise ending that is different from the original novel. You must help the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solve the puzzling. Is the victim really who he claimed to be?

Rockstar Week On Now
Be quick! Short and fast sales on your favorite Rockstar Games all week long. Starting the week off, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is 75% off, but only for 2 hours! Offer ends at 3pm Pacific time. Plus, stay tuned all week for more short and fast sales on your favorite Rockstar Games. Join the Rockstar Community Group for instant notifications on every sale this week!

Or you can go ahead and pick up the Rockstar Collection: 13 best-selling Rockstar Games for 50% off all week long.

Some Rockstar games are unavailable in certain territories, including Australia.

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