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Changelog for April 1, 2013

Earlier today, after implementing a new method of gathering information (MDD) an entry called "Half-Life 4" appeared in our database.

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Unforeseen consequences

Earlier today, after implementing a new method of gathering information (MDD) an entry called "Half-Life 4" appeared in our database.

After some investigating by our specialized "Half-Life related things" team of datamining monkeys, the entry appeared to originate from an alternate universe in which Valve time does not exist.

In this alternate universe, Valve released Steam for Linux on February 29th 2011 and Linux quickly became the #1 operating system for gaming. The SteamBox was released early 2012 and with that also came the announcement of Half-Life 4, the successor to the record-breaking Half-Life 3. Half-Life 4 is being released on April 1st at 21:00 UTC.

However, seeing this played out in an entirely different universe we've decided to remove the application from our database, and to restore our datamining methods to the ones we were using before today's changes.


Our team of engineers have assured us "Half-Life 4" was the only application affected, and that this will not happen again.

Backend changes

  • Added an experimental implementation of MDD
  • Removed MDD, due to an issue where the backend updater would receive interference from an alternate universe
  • Fixed changelists not being tracked in Subs history (#45)
  • Fixed name changes not being tracked in Subs history (#48)

Frontend changes

  • Overhauled login system in preparation for upcoming community features
  • Added visible RSS link to blog (#52)
  • Added steam://install link on all app logos for easy installation (#13)

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