Steam for Linux Beta Now Available

Valve have now launched a limited access beta for the new Steam for Linux client.

The client is initially available for installation on Ubuntu 12.04, as the majority of beta applicants use it; support for other distros will be added in the future, based on user feedback.

The Steam for Linux client supports Team Fortress 2 and a number of other Steam titles; the client also includes the beta for Steam’s Big Picture.

TF2 Maps – Level Design Contest

Team Fortress 2 modding site TF2Maps.net are currently running a level design competition for maps with an all-new dynamic payload element.

Exactly what this element involves is up to the level designer, giving them the freedom to exercise their own creativity to come up with something quite different.

More details and rules are available on the competition page.