Steam Summer Sale 2017: here’s the list of games featured in daily highlighted deals

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Steam Summer Sale 2017: here’s the list of games featured in daily highlighted deals

Brace yourselves: the Steam Summer Sale has started.

The Steam Summer Sale is back, so wave goodbye to your wallets.

Beginning last year, Steam sales no longer include flash and daily deals, instead opting static prices through the sale – but a rolling log of featured deals from the extensive list, to give more games a chance in the spotlight. This worked out for Valve, apparently; the 2016 Steam Summer Sale raked in 50% more sales.

GTA modding tool OpenIV is back online after discussions between Rockstar and parent company Take-Two

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GTA modding tool OpenIV is back online after discussions between Rockstar and parent company Take-Two

OpenIV is back online alongside an updated version, thanks to Rockstar Games having a chat with Take-Two.

According to an updated support post from Rockstar on the firm’s General Knowledge Base, Take-Two will “generally” not take legal action against single-player mods for Grand Theft Auto 5.

Take-Two will still continue to take a heavy-handed approach toward mods which impact multiplayer or online services.

Expect “some good news” on Final Fantasy 15 during gamescom in August

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Expect “some good news” on Final Fantasy 15 during gamescom in August

Final Fantasy 15 players can look forward to some announcements pertaining to the game in August, says Square.

According to information out of the latest Active Time Report posted by Games Talk, “good news” regarding Final Fantasy 15 will be provided at gamescom 2017 by Square Enix.

In the livestream (thanks, Gematsu), Square Enix marketing manager Akio Ofuji said the team “held back” on announcements at E3 2017 earlier in the month, in order to bring big news to the annual event in Europe.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone releases next week, first on PlayStation 4

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Activision announced today Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be released next week on PlayStation 4.

The confirmation comes after a source told  Charlie Intel to expect Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered to arrive in a standalone version later this month.

So, come Tuesday, June 27, PS4 owners will be able to purchase the game at retail and through the PlayStation Store.

Pokemon Go raid battles are now live, but you’ll need to be a high level to join raids

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Pokemon Go raid battles are now live, but you’ll need to be a high level to join raids

Raids are up, but you’ll need to level up a bit in order to take part.

Pokemon Go’s much-anticipated raid battles are now live as part of a sweeping set of updates to Pokemon Go including the addition of gym badges, TMs, rare candy, legendary Pokemon and other series staple features.

Many of these features have been highly anticipated, but none so much as Raid Battles – multiplayer battles against AI Pokemon that will let you take on very high level Pokemon for special rewards including items that are all new to Pokemon Go and the chance to catch rare Pokemon or even legendary Pokemon for the first time.

Pokemon Go update changes – raid bosses, gym badges, TMs, rare candy and legendary Pokemon

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The Poke-times, they are a changin’. Big time.

Pokemon Go’s latest patch update is a big one. In many ways this is the patch that hardcore Pokemon fans have been waiting for – it’s the one that’ll finally add in many of the defining features from the main Pokemon games on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, finally turning Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company’s big geocaching phenomenon into a more fully-fledged Pokemon experience.

What exactly do we mean by these kinds of features? Well, fans have been working hard to data mine the game and thanks to places like the Pokemon Go Reddit, The Silph Road and Pokemon Go Hub we now have an even better idea of what the patch will include beyond what Niantic themselves have already announced as being in this Pokemon Go update. All the information here is as according to the datamine, and could be changed by Niantic before it’s made public – though that’s unlikely.

The best Steam Summer Sale deals: VG247’s list of the best games on sale

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The best Steam Summer Sale deals: VG247’s list of the best games on sale

We trawl the sale so that you don’t have to.

The Steam Summer Sale of 2017 is now on, and wallets everywhere are being emptied by good old Gabe and his video game publisher cohorts on Steam – one imagines they’re all cackling, and doing that Doctor Evil thing with their pinkies. Almost certainly.

The 2017 summer sale continues the trend established in earlier steam sales of late, doing away with the flash deals and daily deals. In one sense this is good – there are no more arbitrary smaller ticking clocks, and there’s no more waiting to see if that game you really want will get a daily deal at the eleventh hour towards the end of sales. It also works for Valve – dropping those formats of sale helped to bump its sales by 50%.

Paradox to roll back price increases on current titles, but is unable to for games included in the Steam Summer Sale

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Paradox to roll back price increases on current titles, but is unable to for games included in the Steam Summer Sale

After quite a bit of push back, Paradox Interactive has rolled back price increases which went into effect starting in May.

The price increases kicked off in various parts of Europe, while pricing for some regions wasn’t severe, residents in Russia and Western Europe, for example, were hit rather hard.

Paradox was accused of gouging customers, with the company commenting the increase was to keep its prices “in line” with its other markets (thanks, RPS).