Steam UI Update Rolls Out Monday

BOOM widget 99250 "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 26," operator Valve has declared.

Though branded as a mere "UI Update," the changes it brings to the digital distribution platform extend beyond a new look.

For one, the new client offers "syndicated feeds from top computer gaming sources," including Shacknews. The underlying technology has also changed, with Steam now powered by "WebKit based rendering engine" instead of Internet Explorer.

Valve is also readying a Mac client of Steam, which will offer native Mac versions of Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal and the Half-Life series when it launches before the end of April 2010. Thanks thearrow756.