Everything Steam related, from client updates to major game updates.

Eureka! Steam client tabbed chat! UPDATE!

UPDATE! They guys at Steam listened to us users and added with today's Steam Client update friends chat with automatic tabbed chat. While they were at it, they added tabbed browsing to the in-game overlay browser as well! The same hotkeys you use in Firefox/Internet Explorer to navigate tabs works in Steam too. Steam client update released Client Update - Valve A Steam client update is now available. To apply…

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Eureka! Steam client tabbed chat!

Enable the latest Steam Beta to access this highly desired feature – tabbed chat! Although it's lacking few things like automatically open the incoming chat message as new tab or middle clicking to close the chat tab, I’m sure they will work on it asap. Here’s the changelog: 7/23/2010 Tabbed user chat / web browser Fixed unused game tags still showing up New non-blocking game uninstall dialog Improved client shutdown…


Steam Client UI Update to Release on Monday

After two months in beta and over twenty updates, the Steam Client UI Update is slated to release to all Steam users this coming Monday, April 26th. The beta has been a huge success. The number of people who participated exceeded Valve’s expectations, and so far people created 25 thousand posts to the beta user forums. As a result of their participation, the Steam team has had the feedback required…


Steam: Client beta with new features

Check this out: - Threaded network communication encryption/decryption work - Improved caching of images/icons fetched over HTTP and used inside client UI (avatars, achievement images, etc) - Windows 7 jump list improvements - Improved Steam Cloud transfer protocol performance/reliability when syncing large files - Consistency improvements for stats and achievements Steam Forums post – report bugs here.


Steam: Top Games Under 5/10 introduced

I think Valve realized their opponents have those in their stores so they’ve added it: http://store.steampowered.com/news/3158/ At least they’re showing all currencies now: Browse for the Top Games Under $10/£7/10€ or Top Games Under $5/£4/5€ and find the day's top-sellers. Yeah we all know one dollar IS one euro… Games Under 5€ Games Under 10€


Steam: New User Interface on the way?

Some user on Steam Forums created a thread in which he complained about Steam interface. You can read the whole story here. What’s the best thing is that someone from Valve actually responded with:     FUCKING FINALLY. I really hope this time the application will be more native to the whole system (Aero support?) and even if not please Valve, oh please, make the new interface/skin less green and…


Shattered Horizon overpriced!

Most of us - Steam Unpowered team - participated in closed beta of Shattered Horizon – a pretty decent space shooter. The agreement between testers and Futuremark forbids us to tell you more about the game or even post screenshots. Anyway, I will tell you that the first thing I did on the official forums was a thread with a request to price this game equally around the world as…


Steam: Killing Floor FREE WEEKEND!

Free Weekend Starts Thursday! Play the full game for FREE including the All-New ‘Level Up’ Content Pack that contains 3 Maps, 7 Weapons, 20+ Steam Achievements and More! Must have Steam installed. Pre-Load Now and be ready to play as soon as it starts!


Left 4 Dead 2: Scavenge game mode

Scavenge, the fourth game mode to be included in its upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2.

Scavenge mode challenges players to compete in round-based games of up to 8 players (Survivors vs. Infected). The Survivors must battle both the Infected and the clock as they collect gas cans to refuel a generator located in each map. Every can the Survivors pour into the generator scores their team a point and adds time to the clock.



Steam: EA Games lowered prices in Europe!

Thanks for all the guys who noticed it (I really have no time to check the Steam store right now). As the news title says, some EA Games are priced really reasonable on Steam comparing to what they were in the beginning (30%-140% more!). See all EA Games on Steam here. Read more about it here (all EA titles listed on Steam with proper price comparison, thanks to Rhoning The…


Steam: “German accounts can only buy games in the German language as gifts.”

A person with IA-KRaTTe nickname came into our IRC Channel today and told us a really disturbing story. Read this to find out more: “Gifting Company of Heroes to an United States citizen leads to language problems and even after my friend from the USA made a Steam Support ticket, they refuse to change his Company of Heroes to English language. Why the hell do I gift a game to…


Left 4 Dead 2: Pre-order on Amazon $44.99

You can pre-order Left 4 Dead 2 on Amazon for nearly $45. I wonder how many of you are going to pre-order it? ;) The game will be released on November 17, 2009 – probably worldwide on Steam and maybe with a demo version few days before. Left 4 Dead 2 is an upcoming sequel to Valve Corporation's Left 4 Dead. It will build upon the cooperative first-person shooter gameplay…


Steam Client now with shadows!

Just noticed that after the update that Steam Client has shadows under right click menus. Pretty nice. +1 for Valve. Funny how they didn't include this in the changelog: http://store.steampowered.com/news/2569/


Specials in the Steam store!

Valve added a very useful tab on the main page of the Steam store: Right now when you're looking for something cheap on Steam (like all Europeans do these days...) you can easily spot something fun over there and won't need to look through the whole store or Steam forums to get a good deal. In addition you can subscribe to their latest RSS channel called Weekly Sales Charts. Subscribe…


Not only € = $…

According to Valve: 7.1GB = 3.3GB ... Oh and you may think? WTF why 7GB? Well Steam cannot use diffs. All patches for Company of Heroes (and a bunch of other games) use diffs, diffs (I guess it's from the word: difference) are files that look for original files and add new content to them. But Steam needs all files redownloaded all over again after every patch, it cannot add…


Another reason to think that Steam is garbage

Update: Impulse already released Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor. Speed it up Gabe. PS FUCK YOU. I can't even imagine how long is Tales of Valor going to download. --- You're probably bored with my whining today but I gotta say this. Today Company of Hereos had an update from version 2.400 to 2.500 (2.501 if you have the latest add-on, Tales of Valor). You can easily see that…


F.E.A.R. 2 fiasco

It seems that if you bought F.E.A.R. 2 in retail today or few days earlier you can't play it because Steam says it's "Not available in your region.". Of course that's the problem for Europeans, the game was released in few stores around Europe earlier. Seriously, that's a major problem here. (pics by danidomen) Read more on Steam Forums: here and here F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin Steam Forums: click


Valve shuts down mailing list soon

So right now it looks as if Valve is trying to close the one of the communication channels, which they just cannot control. Currently the mailing list is accessible to everyone subscribed to it and sending a mail to one address easily starts any discussions about specific topic. Well, the fundamental rules of the mailing lists are: free speech and obedience of the netiquette. I don't remember if there was…


Buy those in retail!!!

As you know cool 3 games are coming out really soon and according to official sources (listed below), those games will be fully integrated with Steam: Empire: Total War Steam store page SteamWorks confirmation link Dawn of War II Steam store page SteamWorks confirmation link F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin Steam store page SteamWorks confirmation link So it's 100% sure that their CD-KEYs will be registrable on Steam. Now just go and…