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Valve on Tuesday announced a new version of Steam currently in public beta form. The opt-in beta is available now to all Steam users, new and old.
"In the last 12 months, Steam has grown 200 percent," Valve said. "There are now 25 million users, 1000+ games, 12 billion player minutes per month, and 75 billion Steam client minutes per month. To accommodate this growth, a new Steam client has been created."
The updated client includes a bunch of upgrades, most noticeably to the client's UI. As part of that, Steam now puts a much bigger emphasis on "friend-related info," making it easier to track what games your friends are playing and invite them for a frag session.
Other updated features include better game organization, a new downloads view, a new central aggregated news page, and other odds and ends.
If you want to check it out for yourself, click here and then select "UI Update" under Beta Participation.
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