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Steam UI Update Rolls Out Monday

"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.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 20, 2010 1:44 PM


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      April 20, 2010 1:49 PM

      Yeah I'm still worried about what this build will be like. The others were hogs and I had a number of issues with games not showing up correctly.

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      April 20, 2010 1:57 PM

      i have a feeling it's going to explode my netbook :(

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      April 20, 2010 2:31 PM


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        April 20, 2010 3:59 PM

        Don't be obtuse. Everyone knows how minor irritations can be cumulative.

        Although choice isn't what's at hand here, I've seen many people make choices between IT products or versions of a product on exactly such minor points.

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        April 20, 2010 7:50 PM


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