Steam Updates and Releases 26 March 2011

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A big day for some Steam users as Call of Duty Black Ops gets both an update and the First Strike DLC. Other updates include Arcaida, Clones,  And a weeklong sale on the massively overpriced Sega Dreamcast and Genesis collections. They’re 50% off and bundled together. Even then, we’re not sure that’s a good on steam 26mar11

Clones Update Released

The latest multiplayer jam level pack is now available for download from the Clones Package Gallery. Here’s a quick description about each level’s unique features:

Arctic Shift - The clones are on a transcendental meditation retreat up north. This is a medium sized 2-player map with exits that move back and forth along the ice. You’ll have to master your timing here or else you’ll end up feeding your opponents exit and rage quitting.

Atomic - In a post-apocloneyptic world the Light Clones have emerged as the ruling class. This map is good for 2 vs 2 play and is wrapped horizontally. Rescue the frozen clones to boost your score.

Clonedependence Day - The invasion has only begun. The people in the buildings have left hazards in the windows so watch out. This map is for 3-players and is horizontally wrapped.

Finder Keepers - Trillip’s moon junk collection contains many rare finds, including some odorous star clones. Dig out your star clone from under the garbage and try to make a path back to your beam out pad while stopping your opponent from doing the same thing. There are 2 star clones to choose from.

Seasick - There is a mighty wind a blowin’ and your spawn points will be shifting around during this seaside battle. You can choose either 1 or 3 spawns per movement and 2 sets of beam up pads await you.

These maps will be in rotation during the multiplayer Jam taking place this Saturday. Feel free to open up the maps in the editor and see how the moving start/exit logic was achieved.

Weeklong Sale - SEGA Dreamcast Collection and Genesis/Mega Drive Classics Collection

For one week only, SEGA’s Dreamcast Collection bundle will be available at 50% off while SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive Classic Collections 1 through 4 will be bundled up in one neat package and offered at an incredible discount.

All offers end Friday, April 1st at 10am Pacific Time.

SEGA Dreamcast Collection
Experience four of SEGA’s classic hits from the Dreamcast era in this must-have collection. Speed through uncharted territories in Sonic Adventure DX, zip around town in Crazy Taxi, fend off menacing invaders in Space Channel 5: Part 2 or get your nostalgia fix with Sega Bass Fishing.

SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive Classic Collection
Following games are available in the bundle: Comix Zone, Crack Down, Ecco the Dolphin, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Shinobi III, Space Harrier II, Vectorman, Altered Beast, Shadow Dancer, Alex Kidd, Bonanza Bros., Columns, Ecco Jr., Eternal Champions, Fatal Labyrinth*, Galaxy Force II, Kid Chameleon, Ristar, Super Thunder Blade, Alien Storm, Bio-Hazard Battle, Columns III, Decap Attack*, Ecco: the Tides of Time, ESWAT: City Under Siege, Flicky*, Golden Axe II, Sword of Vermilion, Virtua Fighter 2, Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes, Landstalker, Light Crusader, Shining Force, Shining Force II, Shining in the Darkness, Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, and last but not the least, Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair. (*Fatal Labyrinth, Decap Attack, and Flicky not available in Germany)

New Release - Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack is now available on Steam.

First Strike contains 5 incredibly diverse maps spanning the globe; featuring 4 new multiplayer maps and a new Zombie experience.

“Berlin Wall” features combat on both sides of the imposing wall; "Discovery" is a desolate, frozen German outpost in Antarctica; in "Kowloon", battle in the rain along the rooftops of a towering Chinese sprawl; "Stadium" is an intense locale with a pro hockey arena backdrop; and in "Ascension", fight zombies in a Soviet launch facility.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Update Released

Updates to Call of Duty: Black Ops have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Improved stability for Zombies, Multiplayer, and Dedicated Servers.
  • Fixed server hitching when client is kicked for inactivity.
  • Added server browser Filter for DLC.
  • Quickmatch will prioritize servers running only the maps you own.
  • Addressed various MP and Zombies exploits.
  • Addition of the “Dolly Cam” editing mode in Theater.
  • Improved reliability of Recent Game films saving properly.
  • Connectivity improvements for Zombies.
  • Added ability to remove Counter Spy-Plane effects with the Jammer.
  • Players that put an enemy into Second Chance are now credited with a kill when the downed player is killed or takes the ’coward’s way out’.
  • Players will no longer receive any “hitmarkers” for shooting friendly equipment.
  • Addressed an issue with switching classes while using a Chopper Gunner / Gunship.
  • Disable player movement sounds when Ninja perk is equipped.
  • Players can no longer “spawn tube” with the China Lake at the beginning of a match.
  • Additional fine-tuning of audio levels for bomb plants/defuses.
  • Headshot “ping” is now only audible if enemy dies.
  • Limit the ability to re-roll supply drops using Hardline Pro to Care Packages only, no other killstreak drops.
  • Addressed an issue where the incorrect perks would appear when spectating another player under certain circumstances.
  • RC-XD adjustments.
  • Addressed an issue with calling in Chopper Gunner / Gunship immediately after being shot down from a previous one.
  • Various improvements to Multiplayer and Zombies leaderboards.


  • First Strike DLC support added

Arcadia Update Released

Updates to Arcadia have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Added error checking for missing files
  • Fixed return key causing lag
  • Fixed time stepping glitch
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