[unable to retrieve full-text content]
Weekly Recap: Steam Summer Sale Begins, Sony May Owe You Money, Game of Thrones Pay Raises
Did you step away from the internet this week? Here's a roundup of the biggest stories and some you may have missed. Click "Next Image" to get started.
Hide Your Wallet
Steam's annual summer has begun. The sale period kicked off on June 23 and runs through July. There are no rotating deals this year, so what you see on the storefront now is what you get. Enjoy!
Money on the Way
Sony has reached a settlement deal in a class-action lawsuit related to the PS3 and its since-removed Linux support--and you could be getting money.
To get the full $55, gamers need to "attest under oath to their purchase of the product and installation of Linux, provide proof of their purchase or serial number and PlayStation Network Sign-in ID, and submit some proof of their use of the Other OS functionality."
According to a new report, the stars of HBO's Game of Thrones are getting pay raises for seasons seven and eight. How much? They'll now reportedly be paid $500,000 per episode.
The Game of Thrones theme song just got heavier. YouTube drummer Andrew Fleming has covered the song--and it rocks. Check out the video here.
Hey, this looks familiar. China has a Overwatch clone. Check out some gameplay here.
Maybe One Day
A Killer Instinct/Mortal Kombat crossover game? Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently said on Twitter that he loves the idea. This is not confirmation, though, of course.
Sony's PlayStation TV service, PlayStation Vue, is now available on Roku and is coming to Android devices next week, it was announced this week. Get all the details in this PlayStation Blog post.
Following its exclusivity period for PS4, the demo for Lego Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens is now available on Xbox One. Go grab it here.
A Status Update
What's going on in the world of Star Citizen? Creator Chris Roberts has posted his latest "10 For the Chairman" video in which he answers 10 questions from the community. You can read the transcript from Imperial News Network here.
EA's Vision for eSports
What's EA's broad plan for eSports? Glad you asked. Peter Moore, EA's Chief Competition Officer (that is indeed his title) spoke to GI.biz recently about what EA has in store. Here's the in-depth interview.
Adam Sandler's video game movie Pixels was not very well-received. Now, it's been ripped about in a new Honest Trailer. Take a look.
Due to some language changes in the Star Citizen guidelines, it's now more difficult to get a refund. Check out this Kotaku UK story to read about what's changed and how it might affect you.
Until Dawn Staying Dark
This is a bummer. Supermassive Games is not currently working on a sequel to the awesome horror game Until Dawn, the developer said in a new interview. Get all the quotes and relevant details here at GI.biz.
Not Since 2012
Here's something interesting. Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets says he has not played an Ubisoft game since...2012." With all due respect, I love Ubisoft very much, but I cannot see their logo on my TV screen. It feels too personal. This is my flaw. I'm too personal." Get all the quotes and the full story here at VideoGamer.
A Long Time Coming
Kotaku has a great, in-depth interview with The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda in which he talks about the game's lengthy development and more. Read it here.