Steam Updates and Releases Yesterday

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Sometimes we leave the office before the list of what dropped on Steam comes in, so here is what is new as of on steam

Port Royale 3 Update Released

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:19 AM PDT

Some bug fixes in various features, such as:
• Various random crashes fixed
• Various issues with Steward and Routes fixed
• Various updates applied to missions
• Some display issues and typos fixed
A number of community requested improvements have been added:
• Advisor hints are less frequent and more appropriate
• Shipyard, even when the player’s rank has raised, still offer small vessels for sale
• You know see your reputation improve when you hunt pirates and destroy pirate lairs
• Looting towns is now more rewarding
• Mission rewards for commodities transport missions has been leveled
• You now have access to more missions – essentially missions given by Governors – and even sabotage missions
• The steward may now also buy commodities
• You may click on citizens (and listen to their feedback about the current situation)
• If a town needs construction materials, the price for those materials also increases on the market
• When you play on your own, you may now choose your own color
• You now have access to more starting options when you play a Free Game
• You may now set game speed to 0
• Player convoys may now only be set on Patrol mode in your own town to protect it (if that convoy is fighting, no one else can attack the town)
• Convoys on Patrol will automatically optimize their fighting power after each battle they win
• Shipyards in player towns will now have more frequently vessels to sell
• Doubled the view range of convoys
• Special buildings can now only be built when the player achieves a specific rank
Some improvements have been made to naval battles:
• Explosive barrels are easier to use as they last longer
• Explosive barrels have a larger range
• You may now also use the middle mouse button to dispatch explosive barrels
• Sail damage now has bigger impact (and makes boarding easier)
New features
• Try your luck to make some money in Taverns
• The Treasure fleet is implemented: convoys are easily spotted on the sea map and transport a lot of gold (especially when going back to Europe)
• More animated portraits, for instance for reports from town administrators and viceroys
• Two new commercial routes strategies are available to either distribute resources among warehouses or to centralize them in one warehouse
• The strategy Empty warehouse now empties only the first warehouse on the route
• You may now use an Xbox gamepad to play Port Royale 3
• If, on the sea map, you click on a town using the middle mouse button, the building menu for that town will open and you don’t have to go into that town anymore to build things

X3: Albion Prelude Update Released

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:01 AM PDT

X3: Albion Prelude update 2.1a

- Fixed plot stopper bug in Lasertower deployment mission


Posted: 17 Jul 2012 10:00 AM PDT

The Steam Summer Sale continues today with huge savings throughout the store!

Today’s Daily Deals Include:

Don’t forget to check back for a new Community Choice vote every 8 hours and new Flash sales throughout the day! You can also grab the Steam mobile app to make sure you never miss any great deals while you’re on the go!

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Pre-Purchase Now: Orcs Must Die! 2, Save 10%

Posted: 16 Jul 2012 07:28 PM PDT

Orcs Must Die! 2 is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and is 10% off until launch!

You’ve tossed, burned and sliced them by the thousands – now orcs must die more than ever before! Grab a friend and slay orcs in untold numbers in this sequel to the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year!

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