A new beta version of Valve's Steam client has been released and with it comes a number of new features and improvements to the gaming service.
Steam now allows gamers to take screenshots while in-game without needing an additional application to do so. Screenshots are also automatically uploaded to the steam cloud once a user exits the game they are playing, or they can be uploaded right away via the in-game overlay menu.
According to NeoGAF users, it seems that Valve put aside a hefty 1GB of uploading space for screenshots.
The next big change is an improvement to both voice input and voice output quality. Microphone voice input quality has increased from 11khz to 16khz, while voice output has increased from 8khz to 16khz. Although the size improvements are small, we have noticed that the quality is quite a big jump in a few short games we played with other Steam beta users.