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Zoe the magic apprentice joins the cast of Orcs Must Die! Unchained in latest update

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Zoe the magic apprentice is the latest hero character to make an appearance in Robot Entertainment's free-to-play online tower defence game Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

The "wet behind the ears" student offers a slightly less refined take on magical attacks - hers do random elemental damage, and if that doesn't work she hits people with her spellbook. She's also got a pet fire-bat called Phoebe, who chips in with her own attacks.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won't have a "choose your ending" finale

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a very good game, but come the final everything sort of fell apart. Essentially you were given a simple choice of several different endings, none of which were particularly affected by your actions in the rest of the game.

“We don’t want to have a ‘choose your ending’ at the end of the game,” producer Olivier Proulx told PCGamesN, “but it’s complex to build organically, the choice of the players, and have it reflected towards the end of the game."

The Witcher 3's next update will add six hundred changes and improvements

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Five months or so after it launched, and CD Projekt's insanely huge RPG The Witcher 3 will soon receive an insanely huge update, adding around six hundred different changes and improvements. Phew.

"All told, it packs a pretty impressive six hundred changes," explains CD Projekt's community lead Marcin Momot over on the game's forums, "including fixes for a load of quests, optimizations that'll make things smoother on PC and consoles, over one hundred fifty stability improvements to iron out hiccups, additional conversations with key characters that will enhance your relationships with them as well as the story as a whole, and a major and much-awaited fix that should take a good bit of the pain out of dealing with items in the Inventory by improving how items are ordered and sorted."

Broforce leaves Early Access later this month

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Free Lives' shoot 'em up action parody Broforce will leave Steam Early Access on October 15, after over a years of improvements, patches and free Bros based on various cult action stars.

Never a game to opt for the understated route, the additional campaign missions that will come with the full release see you head into Hell itself to punch the Devil in the nuts.

Obsidian's tank combat game Armored Warfare is now in open Beta

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Online tank combat game Armored Warfare, a rare foray into another genre from RPG specialists Obsidian Entertainment, has now entered open Beta. You can head over to the official website to download it.

From now on no progress will be wiped, so you can jump in and start unlocking stuff without fear of losing it all when the game is updated to version 1.0.

0.8 and 0.9 updates explained for spy co-op game Clandestine

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Clandestine is a two-player co-op stealth/hacking game set in the 90's that is currently on Steam Early Access, and developer Logic Artists has released a video explaining some of the changes coming to the pre-release game.

ARK: Survival Evolved passes 2 million sales while in Steam Early Access

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Open world dino survival game ARK: Survival Evolved has surpassed all expectations, and indie developer Studio Wildcard has announced that the game has achieved over two million sales while it is still in Steam Early Access, and will be later be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

New trailer released for Just Cause 3, playable at NYCC 2015

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Gamers attending New York Comic Con 2015 are being given the chance to play a build of Just Cause 3, and Square Enix has released a new trailer to whet the appetites of players who are unable to attend.

Activision holding Black Ops III live streams every Friday in October

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Activision has announced that it will be running Call of Duty: Black Ops III live streams every Friday at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET/8:00pm CET, releasing new information during each stream til the game's launch in November.

First episode of Tales From the Borderlands now free, final episode gets sneak peek

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Telltale Games is preparing for the final episode, "The Vault of the Traveler", of their Tales From the Borderlands series, which is, of course, based on the popular shooter by Gearbox Software. The studio has not only released a sneak peak trailer for it, they have also made the first episode, "Zero Sum", completely free.

Submarine spy thriller Undercover Missions: Operation Kursk K-141 arriving this November

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Koch Media has announced that German developer The Game Species' point-and-click adventure Undercover Missions: Operation Kursk K-141 will be arriving on PC this coming November 2015.

Stronghold Kingdoms expands from Europe to take over the entire world

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Firefly Studios has announced that their free-to-play castle building strategy game has expanded from Europe to encompass all 151 nations of the world with the Global Conflict update.

Planetary exploration and building sim Astroneer unveiled by System Era

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Indie developer System Era Softworks has unveiled a promising action-simulation Astroneer, which puts the player in the role of a pressure-suited astronaut. Players will be exploring planets and building space habitats, both alone and co-operatively.

Double Fine project lead Brad Muir moving to Valve

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Double Fine project lead Brad Muir has revealed that he is joining Valve Software later this year.

Bethesda reveals PC requirements for Fallout 4

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With just over a month to go until Fallout 4 is released, Bethesda has kindly decided to furnish us with the exact PC specifications you'll need to reach in order to go adventuring in the wasteland.

As with other Bethesda RPGs, we're not pushing the limits of computer hardware here. The requirements are fairly lenient at both minimum and recommended levels. Check out the specs below.

Sims 4 expansion Get Together pushed back to December

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EA has announced that Get Together, the second major expansion pack for The Sims 4, has been delayed into December. It was originally meant to launch in November, so this isnt the biggest delay.

"Your enthusiasm and feedback inspired us to work even harder to make sure that this pack is everything it could be," writes EA. "So we’ve decided to take a little more time to work on the expansion pack. The Sims 4 Get Together will now be releasing in North America on December 8, and rolling out to the rest of the world by the end of that week."

New Hero characters, mode discovered in Star Wars: Battlefront Beta files

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Inevitably, some Star Wars: Battlefront players have been sifting through the game's Beta files, and they've discovered a few new Hero characters and a new game mode.

Han Solo and Princess Leia will both be playable, to no one's great surprise given that the game skews towards celebrating the original trilogy more than the prequels, but it's the presence of the Emperor that excites me. You just can't go wrong with a bit of Force Lightning.

New expansion A Game of Winter is coming to Dungeons 2 this month

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Realmforge Studios' dungeon management sim Dungeons 2 will get a new expansion this month, adding a new Undead faction to the game, complete with thirteen new units and eight new room types.

A Game of Winter is - as you've probably guessed from that title - a comic spin on the novels of George R.R Martin, and stars Barthas Snow of the Northwatch, who finds himself up against an army of cadavers.

Slitherine teams up with board game designer Glenn Drover to release Victory and Glory: Napoleon

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Veteran board game designer Glenn Drover has signed a deal with strategy publisher Slitherine to create games specifically for the PC. These games won't be straight adaptations of physical board games (as in something like Heroes of Normandie), but designed with digital platforms in mind.

Drover - who has worked on popular board games like Railroad Tycoon: The Board game, Conquest of the Empire and Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery - will work on a new project called Victory and Glory: Napoleon, which is set for release in January 2016.

Chaos Reborn will release in full on October 26

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop has announced that version 1.0 of his Early Access strategy title Chaos Reborn will be released on October 26, after a year and a half in development.

Demigod and god roles will be the most significant addition in the final version of the game, but there will also be additional spells and game modes, an upgraded interface and several other new bits and pieces.

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