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Start summer with big savings on Steam, Sonic, and more of the best game deals

The big deal news this week is without a doubt the Steam Summer Sale that launched on Thursday, but there’s several other deals also worth checking out. Score discounts on hardware and accessories including gaming controllers and charging stations, and video game titles including the Hitman and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises. Hardware & Accessories Games Miscellaneous Looking for tech deals? Check out The Verge’s roundup here. Polygon Deals is a weekly roundup of the best …

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Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios

Microsoft’s year-old Play Anywhere program lets people play video games on both a console and a PC. But big game studios haven’t opted in. By Seattle Times technology reporter A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it …

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Stop waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 – the best western shootout sim is already on PC

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Pyyyowng. There are few noises more iconic than a ricochet in the classic Westerns of the ‘40s – a pitch-bending yowl straight off the Looney Tunes soundboard. Of course, they were all hitscan weapons back then, bullets bouncing from gun to target in a split-second of suspended disbelief. But that sound made it seem as if the shells were whizzing all around, rebounding from saloon signs and splitting open barrels …

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Sonic Mania is getting its own vinyl soundtrack

With Sonic having just turned 26 and a new game on the horizon, Sega have teamed up with Data Discs to commemorate both occasions. Coming in time for its launch on August 15, hedgehog aficionados can celebrate the release of Sonic Mania with a special two-disc vinyl album. Scout the PC gaming horizon with our list of upcoming PC games. The album will feature select tracks from Sonic Mania, along with exclusive artwork only available …

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Hero shooter Gigantic launches on Steam next month

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube After a tumultuous development period, multiple layoffs at developer Motiga and two years in early access, the 5v5 hero shooter Gigantic is officially launching on July 20. This long-awaited launch sees Gigantic coming to Steam, which will no doubt result in more people trying out this ambitious hero shooter/MOBA hybrid. Find your next multiplayer fix with our list of the PC’s best multiplayer games. Gigantic’s main game mode combines the …

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Overwatch patch 1.13 is named the Doomfist/Summer Games build on the PTR

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Update June 24, 2017: Get the tinfoil hats out of storage Overwatch fans, we’ve got another Doomfist conspiracy brewing. With this latest version of the PTR allowing players to export Overwatch highlights direct to their computer, people have naturally been running into errors when using this new feature. Upon checking the error log to diagnose the problem, keen-eyed Overwatch fans have noticed that the name of the current build is …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds custom servers may drop battle royale rules

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has made its name as probably the best battle royale shooter going, but it sounds like the man himself wants it to be more than that. Looking to get into Battlegrounds? Learn what NOT to do with our handy guide. We got the chance to speak with Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene about the many changes coming to his game. One of the known additions is a vaulting system, which Greene says will “change the …

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Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Now, after revolt by players including a campaign of bad ratings for the GTA games on Steam and a Change.org petition with over 77,000 signatures, Rockstar Games may have worked out a solution. A post on its support forum today said that Take Two has agreed that it will “generally” not take legal action against third party projects as long as they meet certain guidelines. After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally …

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Rockstar is talking with OpenIV developer, issues new statement on mods

The drama between modders, Rockstar Games, and Take-Two Interactive continues to unfold. Rockstar has issued another statement, this time on singleplayer mods in general. And, there’s some potentially hopeful news as to the fate of singleplayer modding tool OpenIV. First, Rockstar Games has added a topic to its support page in regards to singleplayer mods for the PC versions of its games. This is obviously in response to the controversial decision of GTA publisher Take-Two …

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Modern Warfare Remastered standalone is $40 and doesn’t include DLC

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Activision said it wasn’t happening, but guess what – Modern Warfare Remastered is coming out on its own, meaning you won’t have to buy an expensive edition of COD: Infinite Warfare just to play it.   Check our list of the best war games for more shootybangs.  The trailer gives a PS4 release date of June 27, though it’s noted that other platforms will release at a later date. It’s …

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Scream in terror at Hellblade’s enormous weird-looking baby thing

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a great-looking game on its own merits, but it looks like it’s got plenty to offer in the “trippy” department too.  For more future hits, check out our list of upcoming PC games.  The latest trailer for Ninja Theory’s upcoming action game, which follows a Viking shield-maiden and her bouts of psychosis, looks positively freaky. That’s a good thing. Some of the most disturbing plights ever have …

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PC revenue is down 30% on last year and it’s (mainly) Overwatch’s fault

It’s time for more data! Specifically, Superdata, because that’s the name of the games industry analysts behind a new report. Superdata have examined the global digital games market for May 2017, and among their many interesting findings is evidence of Overwatch’s importance to PC gaming. What’s next in Overwatch? Check our tracker to stay up to date. The year-on-year news for the games industry as a whole is positive, with software digital revenue up almost …

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League of Legends almost had a much more metal name

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube League of Legends (or ‘LoL,’ if you prefer) has been a fixture of PC gaming for long enough that it, like World of Warcraft, has ascended into the realm of acronyms. Nonetheless, if you ever wondered about its full name, co-creators Marc ‘Tryndamere’ Merrill and Brandon ‘Ryze’ Beck have an answer for you: why did they call it League of Legends? Catch up with the latest changes in our League …

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Titanfall 2’s next update introduces another map from the first game

Titanfall 2’s next update is set to launch on June 27, and in keeping with previous updates it will introduce a map from the previous game. The War Games map was a DLC-only map in the first Titanfall, but it was also among the most visually striking, with its mix of steely architecture and fluorescent-hued gridded walls. “Pilots on the Frontier frequently use simulator pods to train, using life-like recreations of historical battles as combat …

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Epic’s PS4/PC Game Paragon Adds Free, Recon-Focused Character Next Week

Paragon, Epic Games’ PS4 and PC MOBA, is getting a new Hero next week, and this one’s a ranged character. Called Wraith, he’ll be patched into the game on June 27. According to Epic, Wraith’s specialty is reconnaissance. In the game’s lore, Wraith graduated from the Echelon special operations program, where he was taught by another Hero, Kallari. But while Kallari is an assassin, Wraith’s abilities focus more on surveilling the battlefield and opposing Heroes. …

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