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Why you should donate to your favorite Minecraft server

Aah, Minecraft, pretty much everyone’s most loved game.  As a Minecraft player I have played on a few servers (a Swedish one, an American one, a whitelisted and a greylisted one), and having said that, I feel pretty comfortable having found “The Right Minecraft Server*” (for me, and in more ways than one…) And I love playing on that server.  I love playing on it so much that I don’t do SSP any more, also, I will not update my client until I am 100% sure that the server has been updated also.

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Free Alien Swarm Game on Steam!

Valve Published a new video on their Youtube channel and it is based on source! This game will be released in Steam on July 19th and off course it is FREE!

About the Game

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.

Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes. Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet’s surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility.

Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.

  • Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
  • Complete game code and mod tools
  • Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
  • Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
  • 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
  • Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
  • 64 achievements
  • Tile-based map generation tool
  • Powered by Source and Steam


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Steam UI update due April 26, OS X release expected soon

Valve has announced that the Steam client UI update will be released to all users next Monday, April 26th. The public beta has run for two months and has had over twenty updates.

As previously reported the Steam platform is expected to be released on Apple’s OS X operating system by the end of the month. Valve’s entire range of video games, including Half-Life, Left 4 Dead 2 and the yet to be released Portal 2 will be available. It is unknown whether Valve will release Steam for OS X the same day as a release date is yet to be announced.

Valve said the number of participants in the UI update beta exceeded their expectations and also said there were over 25 thousand posts created in the beta user forums.

The beta was dubbed “a huge success” in the announcement and for Steam users who wish to view the new UI they can find out about and download the beta here.


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