I just opened Steam a few mins ago and received the pleasant surprise that Audiosurf got a massive update .
The FM update introduces a host of new features and content including last.fm audioscrobbling, the ability to run Audiosurf as a music visualizer, scoreboard comments, and much more. Many of these new features were produced as a direct result of community requests and feedback.
In addition, this update introduces a Mod interface for developers. The interface was made available during its beta phase and several Audiosurf extensions are already available. These include Shuffle Play, an MSN Messenger status writer, and a context menu that can launch Audiosurf directly into a song by right-clicking it in Windows Explorer. A full list of the Audiosurf extentions is available here: http://www.audio-surf.com/mods
The full list of new stuff and fixes is here, the ones that get the most attention from me are:
Comments tab on every song's scoreboard
Will this be used to trash talk? Criticize songs? Give recommendations? Spam? Only time will tell.
Customized player news on the song loading screen (when friends last played, songs you're champion of, etc...)
I like this, it gives me a reason to take the time to add friends.
Added Vegas ability: generate a random powerup every 60 seconds
I guess there was a disadvantage for the Vegas character, not sure if this will balance things though.
Eraser Elite now has 8 rows of tiles (like Pusher Elite)
I have to say, at first I thought this was good, then i realized I don't remember how many rows it originally had =/.
Maximum song length extended to 60 minutes Yay!!! I can listen to some podcasts while playing now :P, also really really long songs. Should I do a 1 time contest thing with a 60min song?
I just like this because I started using last.fm like a week or two ago.
I'll try to get on with checking the mods later in the week, I also have yet to try using custom textures.
Last week was won by TimePants, I still don't know if he's gonna redeem his point or not, but I'll update this once I know.
This week's song was one of my favorites from an AS giveaway I had when the game came out, so what better way to end this contest than with one of the songs that gave me the idea. This week's song is an Earthbound remix, Snowbound by Blind, and it can be downloaded from here, this week will be Ninja Mono Only
Also, since Timepants kept his point in play, if you beat his top score, and stay on first place till tomorrow. on last week's song then you steal his point.