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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.

Ubisoft CEO admits Watch Dogs mistakes

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Back in 2012 Ubisoft's cyber spy thriller Watch Dogs raised quite the ruckus at E3, with a very impressive first trailer. It never really lived up to that initial hype, and players were left irritated by apparent graphical downgrades and a fairly tedious story when the game hit shelves in 2014.

After initial denials by the studio that anything had changed, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot (sort of) admitted at this year's E3 that the company had made mistakes when marketing the game.

Two new trailers showcase Sword Coast Legends' Campaign Creation editor

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Taken as a standard isometric RPG, Sword Coast Legends doesn't really grab me all that much. I mean, it's got some of the team behind Dragon Age: Origins working on it, but other than that it looks pretty mundane.

It's the game's DM quest creation tools that I'm intrigued by, and the team at developer n-Space has released two new videos showing the sort of thing budding overlords can cook up for their unsuspecting players.

Trials Fusion's Awesome Level MAX DLC is weirder than you could have possibly imagined

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You might be forgiven for thinking that the Trials series could not possibly get more ridiculous, after Trials Fusion's bizarre trips underwater, and weird penchant for squirrels.

You would, of course, be wrong. The game's next piece of DLC, titled Awesome Level MAX, was revealed at E3 last month, and features a cat riding a unicorn in lieu of your traditional stunt biker.

Broforce gets (more) patriotic with the Freedom Update, which adds two new Bros

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It was Independence Day over the weekend, of course, a day for celebrating the victory of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum over those despicable alien idiots. To mark the occasion, Broforce developer Free Lives is adding two new action hero Bros to the action-packed side-scrolling shooter in a new 'Freedom Update'.

First up you've got The Brocketeer, a jetpack-wearing hero based on the main character from the much underrated 1991 sci-fi flop The Rocketeer. Seriously, I really like that film, go watch it.

Minecraft: Story Mode trailer released at Minceon 2015, introduces impressive voice cast

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For everybody wondering how exactly the hell Telltale Games was going to drag a story out of the world's most popular voxel building game, wonder no longer.

Here's the first trailer for narrative adventure Minecraft: Story Mode, shown off at this year's Minecon. If nothing else, it's got one hell of a voice cast; comedian and actor Patton Oswalt plays hero Jesse, and he's backed up by Corey Feldman, Ashley Johnson and the peerless Billy West of Futurama fame.

Meet Siena the Bright Wizard, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide's resident pyromaniac

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Taking the phrase "kill it with fire" to its natural conclusion, the Bright Wizard Siena Fuegonasus is one of Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide's five playable classes, and developer Fatshark has released some more information about her backstory and abilities.

Siena actually starts the game as a prisoner of her fellow heroes, Witch Hunter Victor Saltzpyre and trooper Markus Kruber - wizards in Warhammer Fantasy aren't quite as luckless as their 40K counterparts, but nobody really trusts them either.

Sega registers Dawn of War 3 domain

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Sega has registered a domain for Dawn of War 3, suggesting that developer Relic Entertainment may be working on another installment in the Warhammer 40K RTS series.

It's not definitive evidence, of course; companies often register domain names as a precaution, and this may just be Sega covering its bases, but it's been a couple of years since Relic released Company of Heroes 2, so the timing would make a certain kind of sense.

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut "progressing well" with inXile "running on all cylinders" testing and polishing

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Brian Fargo and inXile Entertainment have just given a small update for Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, which repackages the quite-excellent post-apocalyptic RPG with better visuals, UI overhauls and tons more voiced dialogue.

The studio is now thoroughly testing and polishing this superior Director's Cut, which is entirely free for all who own the original Wasteland 2 on PC. There are four new screenshot teasers.

Card Hunter coming to Steam this month, announce Expedition to the Sky Citadel expansion

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Free-to-play browser game Card Hunter is making the leap to Steam later this month, and joining it will be the Expedition to the Sky Citadel expansion which adds the Cardotron 2000 Game Master in a nod to System Shock 2.

The "card play, deck building, tactical combat" and fantasy RPG will be a standalone free-to-play client. The expansion includes co-op multiplayer. There was "no excuse not to embrace" the Steam community.

Block N Load celebrates July 4th with "block-given right" to E Pluribus Unum map, begins today @ 4.00pm GMT+1

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The United States is celebrating its treasonous uprising against the British Monarchy tomorrow, and to mark this 'Independence Day' as I understand they call it, Jagex is adding a new map to team-based Block N Load.

The E Pluribus Unum map is to demonstrate the "block-given right" to build, destroy and defend. It kicks off today @ 4.00pm GMT+1 and ends Monday, July 6th @ 10.00am GMT+1.

First Batman: Arkham Knight story expansion revealed as Batgirl: A Matter of Family, due July 14th for Season Pass owners

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Well this is terrific news - fans of Batman: Arkham Knight can play as Batgirl in the first DLC add-on for Rocksteady's trilogy finale. If only the game wasn't in 'Early Access' right now for PC...

This story add-on includes a new location with multiple missions and side tasks, and Robin will join in at times. It takes place before Arkham Knight for obvious bound-in-a-wheelchair reasons. It's out July 14th.

Techland unveil 'Summer with Dying Light', offers "one-time only events" for six specific weekends starting July 4th

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A campaign of horror will beset the Dying Light community as Techland have announced 'Summer with Dying Light', which consists of "six specific weekends" that will host "varied one-time only events" to ramp up the fun.

Beginning this weekend for July 4-5 is Spider-Crane, which bestows "unlimited grappling hook shots" and virtually no fall damage. Still ongoing right now is the #DrinkforDLC promotion, which started as a spoof.

Frontier responds to Elite: Dangerous downgrade concerns

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Elite: Dangerous players have been complaining that the space sim's latest major update downgrades the visuals, reducing the quality and sharpness of the game's textures and dialing down on some of the more demanding environmental effects, like the dust and fog found in ring systems.

Developer Frontier has responded to these accusations (which are handily gathered here), explaining the changes and acknowledging the fact that players want more control, over the way the game looks on their system.

Mod team converts Team Fortress 2 into Nintendo's kid-friendly shooter Splatoon

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A group of modders has been bustling away trying to recreate Nintendo's madcap shooter Splatoon in Valve's Team Fortress 2. The results are currently fairly primitive, but the basic paint-swimming gameplay is all present and correct.

In an alpha gameplay trailer you can see a version of Splatoon's 'Port Mackerel' map, as well as several player and weapon models taken straight from the Wii U game. I'm not sure Nintendo will be all that thrilled about that, but nothing's been taken down yet.

Act of Aggression set for release on September 2

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Eugen Systems' classic-style RTS Act of Aggression will be available on September 2, the developer has announced. Pre-ordering the game on Steam will net you a 15% discount, plus early access to the game's Multiplayer Beta.

There's no word on the exact date the Beta will open yet, but Eugen says it should be "sometime in mid-July". It will allow players to try their hand at the game's three distinct factions; the Cartel (kind of like LulzSec with access to tanks and rocket launchers), the US Army, and the UN Chimera task force.

Bandai Namco announces HD remake of Tales of Symphonia, coming to the PC in 2016

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Bandai Namco announced earlier this month that hit JRPG Tales of Zestiria will be coming to the PC in October, and if you're a fan of the long-running Tales franchise the publisher has some more good news for you.

An HD remake of 2004's Tales of Symphonia is also planned for 2016. The game, the fifth entry in the series, was initially released on the Gamecube, and it's never been available on the PC before.

The Templar and The Duke DLC now available for Stronghold Crusaders 2, adds two new AI enemies and a new campaign

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Firefly has released a new DLC pack for its medieval strategy game Stronghold Crusaders 2, adding two new AI enemies to fight, new castle types, and a brand new campaign consisting of seven missions.

The pack's called The Templar and The Duke, so you can probably guess the titles of the two new characters. The Templar's a former soldier and current religious nutcase who likes nothing more than inserting sharp weapons into heathens, while The Duke is a foppish French noble.

Strategy RPG Legends of Eisenwald moves out of Steam Early Access

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Aterdux Entertainment's strategic peasant-bashing RPG Legends of Eisenwald has marched out of Early Access, and is currently available in its final, completed form on Steam.

The game takes a leaf out of George R.R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, largely ditching elves, dwarves and other fantasy staples in favour of humans being horrible to each other. You'll take command of a small feudal army, and defend your family lands from anyone silly enough to try invading.

Lab Zero Games Working on new Action/RPG Indivisible

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Lab Zero Games, known for creating indie hit Skullgirls, revealed its next project today, an action/RPG IP about a girl called Ajna who sets out on a journey to find out the truth about her mysterious powers.

Indivisible is said to be inspired by classics such as Valkyrie Profile and Super Metroid mixed in with the style that Lab Zero Games is known for. The storyline will be inspired by southeast Asian and other world mythologies, with 2D hand-drawn animation and a soundtrack from Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta.

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