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Competition: We've got six Vector Thrust keys to Giveaway

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Recently several key members of GameWatcher took part in a sweaty game of beach volleyball, and after a tough contest marked by repeated slow-motion high-fives, we managed to secure six Steam keys for Timesymmetry's arcade air combat sim, Vector Thrust.

So grab your flight-suit, come up with a cool call-sign (Badger? Mulch? Pomegranate?), and simply write "I'm in!" in the comments section below for a chance to win a key for free. We'll select six lucky winners at random.

Kerbal Space Program's 'official' Asteroid Day mod tasks you with defending Earth from vengeful space-rocks

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Squad, developer of slapstick (actually, I suppose that depends on how you play it) space programme simulator Kerbal Space Program, has announced the second 'Official Mod' for the game, called Asteroid Day.

The result of a partnership with the B612 Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to planetary defense against asteroids and various other bits of space debris that could theoretically crash into the Earth and snuff us out, Asteroid Day tasks you with setting up a space telescope in orbit near Venus to look out for errant space-boulders.

Minecraft has sold over 20 million copies on PC and Mac

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We all know that Minecraft has been phenomenally successful, but sometimes it takes a statistic like this to realise just how much money the voxel build-em-up must have made developer Mojang over the years - to date, the game's sold over 20 million copies on PC and Mac alone.

Mojang's Owen Hill captured the 20,000,005th sale as it popped up on the game's stat tracking site. That was yesterday, and another 7,992 people have snapped it up as of this post.

Path of Exile expansion The Awakening drops on July 10

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Grinding Gear Games has announced that The Awakening, the biggest expansion yet for its free-to-play hack and slasher Path of Exile, will be released on Friday, July 10, after a relatively brief Beta testing period.

The expansion adds an Act Four storyline, wrapping up the game's main plot, as well as "new areas, monsters, six boss fights, five previously unannounced skills, 13 end-game maps, two challenge leagues and a climactic multi-stage encounter with Path of Exile's new end boss!" Crikey, that should keep you occupied for a while.

Team Ninja delays Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's online functionality after “major issues” during Beta testing

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Those of you with a PC copy of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round who were hoping to be able to actually play the game online at some point are going to be stuck waiting a little longer.

Developer Team Ninja has apparently found some “major issues” during its Beta testing phase, and as a result the full release of the game's online modes has been pushed back indefinitely.

Allison Road is P.T for the PC, and it looks terrifying

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Sadly, thanks to Hideo Kojima and Konami's epic falling out, we'll never see what the Metal Gear creator would have done with the Silent Hill franchise. Even his masterpiece in viral horror, P.T has been removed from circulation.

Fortunately, if you're a fan of mounting dread, the team at UK studio Lilith Ltd is creating a first-person horror game for the PC called Allison Road, which is heavily inspired by P.T. The studio's released the first gameplay trailer, and the whole thing looks absolutely horrible. In a really good way.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained gets new PVE focused update today

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Robot Entertainment will release a new update for the Orcs Must Die! Unchained Beta today, which will add additional PVE content that will set player teams up against hordes of "orcs, bears, ogres and other, newer creatures such as the dwarf grenadiers, forest giants and Cyclops mages."

It's basically like your regular Orcs Must Die!, but there's a new mechanic to play with, the 'Unchained' meter. This is filled by combo-killing enemies. Once charged you and your co-op buddies do extra damage. They'll also get more health and mana, and faster cooldowns for their skills.

Silence - The Whispered World 2 Official Cinematic Trailer

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Silence - The Whispered World 2 is set to be released in early 2016 for the PC and sees teenager Noah return to the dreamscapes of Silence where he hopes to find his sister Renie, who went missing in the hazardous real world.

Noah's quest leads to another emotional adventure, where players get to solve plenty of mysteries surrounding noah, his sister and the fictitious world of Silence.

Sorcerer King leaves Early Access on 16th July

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Stardock has announced that its fantasy turn-based strategy game Sorcerer King will leave Early Access and launch fully on 16th July via Steam for PC.

Sorcerer King is a little bit different from other traditional 4X games from StarDock, as rather than taking on various factions for supremacy, you're trying to stop the titular Sorcerer King, a powerful and nefarious villain, from destroying the world and ascending to godhood. In order to stop the Sorcerer King you must build a kingdom and raise a powerful army while dealing with rival factions who only care about conquering more land and resources. You must hurry though, as a Doomsday Counter keeps track of the Sorcerer King's progress toward godhood.

Abbey Games Launching Renowned Explorers in September

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Abbey Games has let us know that they'll be releasing their strategy adventure game Renowned Explorers for the PC, Mac and Linux in September on digital distribution stores like Steam and GOG.

Renowned Explorers is set in a fictitious 19th world during an Age of Discovery. Take control of an intrepid team of adventurers searching for gold and treasure and use their beauty, brains or brawn to resolve any encounters that get in your way.

Where's our Batman: Arkham Knight review?

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You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, the wa-a-aiting is the hardest part

Free-to-play dungoen crawler Devilian launching later in 2015, beta sign-ups begin

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Feeling half-devil? Free-to-player action RPG Devilian will be dragging Europe and North America through its dungeons later in the year, but right now you can sign-up for the Beta through the official Devilian website.

This hack 'n' slash has four half-devil character classes to choose from with demon-infested dungeons to carve through, not to mention PvP battlegrounds. It also has crafting, customisation, quests, trading and more.

Prison Architect Alpha 34 now available, gang members now supported

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A long sought after feature for Prison Architect has finally made the cut as Introversion introduces "part 1 of a larger feature" with Gangs. Incoming prisoners now have a chance at belonging to an organised gang.

They'll be tattooed and are usually among the dangerous / higher security prisoners. These gang members will aid each other in fights, are more likely to carry weapons, won't enter reform programs and won't work.

Hitman Collection is 80% off on Steam for 24 more hours, includes six total games in the series

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Hiring an assassin has never been as cheap right now as the Hitman Collection on Steam is a whopping 80% off for all five of the series' major instalments which includes the most recent Hitman: Absolution and all its DLC.

The first three games are just 99p right now, and the Collection includes the spin-off Hitman: Sniper Challenge where as Agent 47 we snipe targets from afar and try and get the highest scores possible.

Space survival sim Into The Stars coming to Steam Early Access July 9th

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The Unreal Engine 4 powered Into The Stars, which has us taking command of a starship exploring a vast star system, will be coming to Steam Early Access next week on Thursday, July 9th. Can you outrun the alien scourge?

We have a crew to manage, resources to scavenge, trade, mine for and spend wisely, as well as civilians to shelter and see to safety. Developer Fugitive Games also has composer Jack Wall scoring the space sim.

First chapter of Sierra's new King's Quest arriving July 28th

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The new point and click adventures of King's Quest begin July 28th reveals Sierra, as the first of five total chapters release to fans. A Complete Collection will include all chapters but hasn't been detailed much beyond that.

There's a bonus epilogue chapter for anyone pre-ordering King's Quest. This return of the series is described as a re-imagining of the original games that delighted and frustrated us.

First-person psychological thriller The Town of Light out this Fall

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Italian indie developer LKA.it has announced their first title as The Town of Light, a first-person psychological thriller set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum which was closed in 1978. It's based off real accounts.

We play as Renee in the present as she goes back to uncover forgotten memories. The team has "carefully recreated" around 7,000 square meters of the actual asylum. It natively supports Oculus Rift.

Troy Baker asks Metal Gear Solid fans to "reserve judgement" on Kiefer Sutherland's role as Snake

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The new Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is going to sound rather different as the long-time voice of Snake is recast with Kiefer Sutherland lending his distinct vocals. Fellow actor Troy Baker asks fans to "reserve judgement".

He also joked he was 'glad not to be Snake', as he instead voiced Ocelot. Sutherland apparently "knocked it out of the freaking park" by Baker's estimation, and is as Snake as original actor David Hayter.

Watcher Think? Mara

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Beyond its 2.5D platformer trappings Mara is supposedly, at its heart, a considered meditation of consumerism and modern excess. Taking control of a monk who must traverse an urban concrete jungle, players must simply reach the end of each of the three levels in order to complete the game.

The problem however, is that these high-minded ideals which revolve around such weighty subject matter are arguably lost among the game's uninspired platforming action and unpolished aesthetic.

Star Citizen's FPS module hit with "technical blockers and gameplay issues"

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Chris Roberts has revealed in a new Letter from the Chairman on the official Star Citizen website that the FPS module, known as Star Marine, won't be arriving any time soonish because of problems.

It was intended to release to backers after PAX East in April, but "technical blockers and gameplay issues" are keeping it from rolling out. It hasn't delayed Star Citizen's overall schedule, he assures.

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