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DOD Source map available

Plus pre-loads on Strat First titles.

Valve's updated its Steam website with news that dod_kalt has been added to Day of Defeat: Source. Set during the winter (no I don't know which one), it features some of Valve's beloved High Dynamic Range lighting effects.

Apparently they've also "Fixed players getting stuck on models", which is great news for anybody who can't stop looking at Kate Moss and trying to figure out why.

Also on Steam now are pre-order/pre-load options for the two Strategy First games Valve mentioned recently - Dangerous Waters and Space Empires IV Deluxe. They're going for $39.95 and $19.95 respectively, and if you pre-order you'll find they download in anticipation of their February 7th "live" date.