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Coreda
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(04-21-2017, 01:07 PM)
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Looking forward to Tomb Raider: Syberia.

Chairmanchuck
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(04-21-2017, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

You could write books on these subjects, but needless to say none of what you described is that simple.

Of course its not. I still think though that Valve should have introduced local currencies far earlier and let Steam get a bigger foothold in one of the biggest gaming markets far earlier than they did.
Chinese knew about Steam before local pricing, but "no Chinese" would buy games for 60$.

Originally Posted by GhostTrick

I dont mind Tencent being a big client in China. In fact for RL, with the F2P version announced, I get how it makes sense. What I worry though is how it'd impact us as Westerners. Like for exemple, some japanese publishers, says KT, start releasing their stuff only there. Or Falcom.

I dont mind more clients. I mind when they limit my options.

I dont think it would become like that, but I can see that games like Naruto, Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball etc. wont be on Steam for Chinese Users but on Tencents plattform. Tencent owns the rights to a lot of anime stuff in China.

Originally Posted by Tomasety

Valve is probably afraid of Tencent and that might explain why CS GO is getting a privilege treatment in china first.

They have every right to be afraid. But CS:Go isnt really that big in China. Asia is all about Cross-Fire, that Korean CS clone.
Like I said. DOTA was HUGE in China. Everyone was playing it. DOTA2 came out and it was on that Perfect World launcher and even then it took ages to come out. During that time LoL could capture the market.
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PantsuJo
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(04-21-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tizoc

Yup yup, here's what I want from this PC release
1- Mouse+KB controls; 2 mice for 2 players and one player can use the arrow keys, while the other uses WASD
2- Online mode
3- Being an actual good port

It would be so cool!

I remember something similar for the old House of the Dead 2 PC version... Or am I wrong?
Like mouse and lightgun multiplayer support (on CRT)?
Pixieking
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(04-21-2017, 01:19 PM)
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I'll post this in the Tencent thread, too...

Steam Powers On in China to Provide Standalone Games (and Dota 2) for a Price


I don't think it's unfair to say that Valve may have been unsure about China due to being mostly ignored. My basis for that is these two paragraphs

Steam is unique in China in that it doesn’t follow the same rules that other game stores must follow. This means that publishing a game on Steam works the same way in China as it does in the West, and there is currently no regulation on the Chinese Steam store from the government.

...

It is worth keeping in mind that the Chinese government could very easily impose restrictions and regulations on Steam in China at any time. This could make it harder for games to be published on the platform and many games could be banned from being sold in China if they are deemed as being immoral. Right now, these restrictions are not in place and so Steam remains an opportunity for many indie and larger publishers to target the niche of gamers in China who are willing to pay upfront for games.

I may be giving Valve an undue amount of leeway here, but it definitely "feels" like they didn't want to push too far too quickly. *shrugs*

Edit to add:

Steam games in China: Making the most of a lucrative opportunity

“Steam currently operates in a grey area in China,” says Daniel Ahmad, an analyst at Niko Partners. He's one of many observers who speculate that this is due to an agreement between the Chinese government and Perfect World, who publish DOTA 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive on Steam in China. “This means that Chinese gamers have access to all the games on the Steam library, many of which would be blocked or censored if they were officially released on a different platform.”

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prudislav
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(04-21-2017, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ludens

By reading in and there, it seems Syberia 3 suffers the following issues:
-awful keyboard+mouse control
-awful lip sync
-mostly bad textures, there are good ons in and there
-some crashes on PC
-voice acting is not so good

But people also say it's a good Syberia game, so...better wait a bit to see if Microids can fix what is broken.

ouch ... and i originally wanted to stay away just because of its DRM :-) Now its not even bargain bin material
Boss Doggie
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(04-21-2017, 01:50 PM)
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I am laughing when the posters in cybercafes here have "the Counter Strike sequel, Crossfire!" I was like "waah?"

Cybercafes are sorta dying here anyway. Well sorta, they're still around, just not as abundant. Killed by the "coin-op" personal computers.

Yeah, they exist here.

Originally Posted by Wok

🤔

Originally Posted by Pixieking

If I get banned for this, I'll laugh. :D

It's due to the original title by OP, article outright says China only but he used Asia.
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madjoki
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(04-21-2017, 02:10 PM)
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Fantasy General for GOG

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bbd23
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(04-21-2017, 02:10 PM)
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Little Nightmares reviews seem to be popping up

HYPE!

http://opencritic.com/game/4206/little-nightmares
BernardoOne
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(04-21-2017, 02:10 PM)
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I dunno, doesn't most of those negatives apply to the rest of the syberia games anyways?
A Fish Aficionado
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(04-21-2017, 02:18 PM)

Originally Posted by BernardoOne

I dunno, doesn't most of those negatives apply to the rest of the syberia games anyways?

Well, in my youth, which was a hundred years ago, I used to fantasize about how great those games were.
Chairmanchuck
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(04-21-2017, 02:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

I am laughing when the posters in cybercafes here have "the Counter Strike sequel, Crossfire!" I was like "waah?"

Those cybercafes or Internetbars in huge in China, because the parents dont want the children to play games while in middle/high-school, because that might affect their grades.

So the teenagers just tell the parents they go to learn with some friends, do an overnight study session and just spend the whole night with friends having a "Lan party" there.

There was an internet bar close to where I lived and 95% of the people in there are teenagers who go there straight after school.
A Fish Aficionado
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(04-21-2017, 02:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Chairmanchuck

Those cybercafes or Internetbars in huge in China, because the parents dont want the children to play games while in middle/high-school, because that might affect their grades.

So the teenagers just tell the parents they go to learn with some friends, do an overnight study session and just spend the whole night with friends having a "Lan party" there.

There was an internet bar close to where I lived and 95% of the people in there are teenagers who go there straight after school.

I used to do the same ten years ago. I couldn't afford a gaming PC.
Tomasety
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(04-21-2017, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pixieking

I'll post this in the Tencent thread, too...

Steam Powers On in China to Provide Standalone Games (and Dota 2) for a Price


I don't think it's unfair to say that Valve may have been unsure about China due to being mostly ignored. My basis for that is these two paragraphs


I may be giving Valve an undue amount of leeway here, but it definitely "feels" like they didn't want to push too far too quickly. *shrugs*

Edit to add:

Steam games in China: Making the most of a lucrative opportunity

There's a little but important difference for Valve on Steam in China before and after CS GO launched officiall.

As reported by GosuGamers last year, China passed a set of regulations which forces game developers to reveal the exact drop rate of loot boxes – packs of in-game items that generate randomly. The law only comes into effect on May 1, but with such a high-profile launch for CS:GO, it appears Valve has every intention of abiding by these conditions.

So, Valve won't be able to be in a grey area anymore in China after 1st May.
Catshade
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(04-21-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by madjoki

Fantasy General for GOG

Thanks for the game!
Varg
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(04-21-2017, 02:46 PM)
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Nothing about Alien swarm re-release? Seems to come out of nowhere and the user reviews seem good so far . PVP and steam workshop integration .
Afro
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(04-21-2017, 02:49 PM)
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Next week is my favoritest week.


Baron_Calamity
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(04-21-2017, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by madjoki

Fantasy General for GOG

Click

sweet thanks!
AHA-Lambda
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(04-21-2017, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afro

Next week is my favoritest week.


God damn...

Can the releases slow down please? Please??
bbd23
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(04-21-2017, 02:55 PM)
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oh man I didn't know Edith Finch was next week too.

my walletttttttttt
Rockin' Ranger
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afro

Next week is my favoritest week.


I think I'll be playing What Remains of Edith Finch along with episode 4 of The Walking Dead next week. The other two I'm hoping there will be a sale on this fall for the Spooktober Month of Spooky Games.

Originally Posted by BernardoOne

I dunno, doesn't most of those negatives apply to the rest of the syberia games anyways?

From playing the first one a couple months ago I'd say yes.
Tizoc
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(04-21-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by AHA-Lambda

God damn...

Can the releases slow down please? Please??

Looking at May it seems like a light month unless some surprise release goes up.
BinaryPork2737
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(04-21-2017, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afro

Next week is my favoritest week.


There's also:

Axass
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(04-21-2017, 03:17 PM)
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I recently finished both Shovel Knight expansions after I bailed out of Plague of Shadows an year or so ago. Treasure Trove as a whole is setting itself up to be one of the best and most complete indie games ever.

Shovel Knight - Plague of Shadows

The game is a good follow-up to the original; it's lovely how it tries to reuse what it can, while changing the way you experience it: a true exercise in style from the developer. However I feel as the game retreads too much the same ground, while offering too little new to hold your attention for the whole length of the campaign. The fact that Plague Knight is a much more complicated character than Shovel Knight gameplay-wise doesn't help: you constantly have to mess around in the menus, pausing the action, and still you never feel completely in control of the little guy; even after hours of trial and error, you almost never quite get the results you really want from the alchemical combination. Still the basis for a good game are totally there.

Shovel Knight - Specter of Torment

Best campaign so far in Shovel Knight from a narrative standpoint, I really felt invested in Specter Knight's story by the end of the game. The game also manages to be a breath of fresh air after the first two campaigns, because it changes the basic structure, from retreading the same overworld, to a more Megaman-like stage choice, while also being a prequel and featuring vastly different levels from those of the first two parts. The gameplay is also my favourite take so far in the series: while Shovel Knifght's controls are tight but unforgiving and Plague Knight's are kind of sloppy and less immediate to learn, Specter Knight controls like a charm, and it strikes the perfect balance between being challenging and frustrating. Moreover I appreciate that the levels are a tad shorter and toned down the collectathon that was Plague of Shadows.
prudislav
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(04-21-2017, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by BinaryPork2737

There's also:

really loved what i played from beta
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Aaron D.
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(04-21-2017, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afro

Next week is my favoritest week.

Real curious about Edith Finch. Hope it's received well.
GoldandBlue
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(04-21-2017, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by AHA-Lambda

God damn...

Can the releases slow down please? Please??

This year has been pretty intense for PC gaming, I can't think of the last time the first half of the year for PC releases was this strong. In a way it's a bit of a shame too, some games have gotten absolutely buried just cause there's too many games and lost out on sales.
Rizzi
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(04-21-2017, 03:37 PM)
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The year started with Yakuza 0 for me and hasn't really let up since.
Aaron D.
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(04-21-2017, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by GoldandBlue

In a way it's a bit of a shame too, some games have gotten absolutely buried just cause there's too many games and lost out on sales.

Yup.

Still want to tour Night in the Woods and the recent Sexy Brutale but I just don't have the time and I'm legit concerned that they're gonna get buried and forgotten in my mind.

Too many games.
Nete
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(04-21-2017, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by BinaryPork2737

There's also:

First game was great. It had some issues with the combat (most felt similar on what you would do, it could have used more variety in enemies and abilities...), but overall it was a quite fun game with a fantastic roleplaying side. If they have managed to improve the combat, this could be a must.

The first game it also has free weekend: http://store.steampowered.com/app/237430/
Rhaknar
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(04-21-2017, 03:43 PM)
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just woke up, in my still blurry vision I honestly thought a new Bayonetta had been announced for like a split second when I saw this on twitter

its LOL

bet Skylon knew that
Durante
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Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, Little King's Story, PhD, likes mimosas.
(04-21-2017, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chairmanchuck

And last but not least, I think if Valve would "moneyhat" Rocket League 2 exclusively for Steam, I dont think that many people would be that mad.

You're right -- I'd be even more mad, since Valve is one of the very few companies in gaming I have some bare minimum expectations of decency for.
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

just woke up, in my still blurry vision I honestly thought a new Bayonetta had been announced for like a split second when I saw this on twitter



its LOL

bet Skylon knew that

Looks like a Dark Eldar.
Tonton
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(04-21-2017, 03:52 PM)
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The year starts on May 3rd for me tbh
GoldandBlue
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(04-21-2017, 03:58 PM)
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Little Nightmares is it for me and then I'm waiting until the 3rd for Trails.
BernardoOne
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(04-21-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Deformers is 29.99$...

Thorgal
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(04-21-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Is steam down right now?
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Originally Posted by BernardoOne

Deformers is 29.99$...

I would love to hear how they came up with that price.
Chairmanchuck
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(04-21-2017, 04:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

You're right -- I'd be even more mad, since Valve is one of the very few companies in gaming I have some bare minimum expectations of decency for.

I dont know. They use volunteers as translators for most of the storepages and even some games.
BernardoOne
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(04-21-2017, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chairmanchuck

I dont know. They use volunteers as translators for most of the storepages and even some games.

far from an uncommon practice. And obviously, Valve is not ever going to buy exclusives, that's literally now how they work or have ever worked.
Chairmanchuck
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(04-21-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by BernardoOne

far from an uncommon practice. And obviously, Valve is not ever going to buy exclusives, that's literally now how they work or have ever worked.

I know its common. Still scummy for a billion dollar company.
I personally just think IF Valve would do it, the backlash wouldnt be that big (it would be big but not like when Origin launched kind of big).
dave is ok
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Originally Posted by BernardoOne

Deformers is 29.99$...

I think it's 0$ for most people though.
Baron von Loathsome
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(04-21-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by prudislav

Just added Scalebound to my wishlist. :V

Originally Posted by BernardoOne

Deformers is 29.99$...

At least I got it for free from that Power Up Rewards promo.
BernardoOne
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(04-21-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by dave is ok

I think it's 0$ for most people though.

i was too late for that :(
Atraveller
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 PM)
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SteamGAF
GoldandBlue
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(04-21-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Atraveller

SteamGAF

Far too much for every game on Steam, will wait till it's under 5.
madjoki
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(04-21-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Dead Rising 2 and OTR finally got Steam Cards. Took few years tho.

Originally Posted by dave is ok

I think it's 0$ for most people though.

US only tho.
Baron von Loathsome
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Real talk, Everything is actually supposed to be a fairly interesting game. Errant Signal did a nice analysis of it.
Last Baron
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(04-21-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Seems Dead Rising 2 OTR got cards
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Originally Posted by Last Baron

Seems Dead Rising 2 OTR got cards

Nice.
wbacon
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(04-21-2017, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganado

Oh man, nice to hear!

Also, got a status update on the Dead Rising 2 cards? You are allowed to say that you've cancelled them you know, I just need to know! :)

I just checked with Valve and our submissions guys, and I'm happy to let you know that they've been fully approved!

They should be available now. :-)

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