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Competition: We've got 10 keys to give away for turn-based wargame Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion

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Witching Hour Studios' turn-based fantasy wargame Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion is set to release on Steam soon, and GameWatcher has hunted down 10 keys for the game that we're selflessly offering you the chance to win.

To be in with a chance, simply head down to the comment section below, and type "I'm in!" On the game's release date next Thursday, we'll announce ten winners at random. Simple!

Steam Big Picture mode gets UI renovation in Beta update

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Valve has updated its Steam Big Picture mode, which allows users to stream games on their television. Opt into the feature's Beta and you'll see a brand new UI, with a few additional convenience features.

Big Picture now has a library section, which houses everything you own in neat, easy to read categories. You can continue a game you've played recently, see what your friends are playing or get nagged by Steam into finishing titles you snapped up in a sale and never played, in the 'Start something new' section.

Again, this is all in Beta, but it seems like Valve is gearing up to be ready when its Steam Controllers and Steam Machines are ready to go this November – they're specifically designed to encourage console-style play, so having a living room streaming feature set up makes sense.

Obisidian launches fifth Early Access Test for Armored Warfare

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Obsidian and publisher My.com have launched the fifth Early Access Test for online tank combat game Armored Warfare Running until September 20, the new update will add new vehicles, a new Lost Island PvP map, daily PvE missions, a kill camera and more.

Early Access 5 also adds a tutorial level, overhauls some of the existing UI elements, and improves genera performance. You can find the full patch notes here.

Patch 1.05 on the way for Rocket League “in two weeks or less”

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Psyonix announced yesterday that Patch 1.05 for Rocket League will be ready “in two weeks or less”, and the team has also laid out what it's bringing to the game.

There are a few nice convenience features; at the end of Ranked Matches you'll now be able to search for another ranked game (that maybe should have been there from the start), while PC players can now filter out PS4 players when searching for a match.

Batman: Arkham Knight interim performance patch officially released

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Some three months after it was released, PC owners of Batman: Arkham Knight might actually be able to play the game properly for the first time. The long-awaited interim performance patch has finally been released.

It rolled out in Beta from yesterday, but was quickly cancelled out with another patch. Some worried that this might mean another delay, but evidently not.

Fallout 4 contains more voiced dialogue than Skyrim and Fallout 3 combined

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This might not be a total surprise, considering that Fallout 4 has a voiced protagonist for the first time in the history of the post-apocalyptic series, but Bethesda's hotly anticipated RPG has a lot of recorded dialogue.

In fact, according to a tweet from the studio, it contains more voice recording than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined.

Interstellar dogfighting sim Everspace passes Kickstarter target

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Everspace is a very pretty game. It also looks like it might be a very good space sim. Good news then; the game has passed its Kickstarter campaign goal with just under a week left to go.

That's €324,000 from a €250,000 goal. A nice platform to build from, and one that unlocks the very first stretch goal of Mac OS and Linux support.

Man O’ War: Corsair coming to Steam Early Access next year, developer confirms

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I had a nice long chat with James Carroll, director of Evil Twin Artworks, about the developer's upcoming Warhammer board game adaption Man O’ War: Corsair earlier today, and there was much discussion of Hellblaster Volley Guns, ork freebooters and dwarven submarines.

Carroll also revealed that the studio will be bringing the game to Steam Early Access in early 2016. It's new territory for the team, but Carroll thinks the positive community they built around previous game Victory at Sea bodes well for their new project.

We're hoping for an early 2016 launch, and we're going to go Steam Early Access at that point. One of the things we learned with Victory at Sea was that we really liked getting the community involved, and the community for that game was really supportive and positive.

Netherrealm planning four new characters for Mortal Kombat X

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Netherrealm is set to add four new combatants for its ultra-gory brawler Mortal Kombat X in early 2016. The news was originally revealed in a tweet from series creator Ed Boon , the the studio ism't ready to reveal exactly who the new faces will be.

Boon's tweet simply reads “soon...”, and is accompanied by four silhouettes, none of which sport particularly recognisable lines.

MMO WildStar will go free-to-play on September 29

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MMO WildStar will go free-to-play on September 29, developer Carbine Studios has announced. The model change will come in a new update called WildStar: Reloaded, which also makes some major changes to the game's core systems.

Anyone who wants to keep their monthly sub will access the WildStar 'Signature Service', and will receive new bonuses and rewards. There's also a new in-game store which sells the usual variety of cosmetic items, XP boosts and so on. If you've been a paying customer for a while, you might want to check out the Cosmic Rewards programme, which offers bonuses depending on how much players have spent on the game.

Colossal Order is reworking Cities Skylines' public services for After Dark expansion

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Based on user feedback, developer Colossal Order is making some key tweaks to the way your public services work in Cities: Skylines' upcoming expansion After Dark. They might not be quite as sexy as the new leisure opportunities or the day/night cycle, but they'll probably affect the way you play a lot more.

Frictional discusses creating a different type of horror for their latest project SOMA

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Frictional Games maintains that its upcoming horror game SOMA is "just as scary, if not even more so" than its predecessor Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but it's going to try and fray your nerves in a slightly different way.

In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there's constant oppression that starts from the get go, peaks somewhere half-way through, and then continues until the end. What you get is a game that's very nerve-wracking, but which also becomes numbing after while. It's pretty common for players to feel the game loses much of its impact halfway through. SOMA is laid out a bit differently. At first it relies more on a mysterious and creepy tone, slowly ramps up the scariness, and peaks pretty late in the game.

Xylander update for Heroes and Generals adds new Russian weapons, camouflage uniforms and more

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Reto-Moto has released a big new update for its World War 2 MMOFPS Heroes and Generals. Titled Xylander, it adds a few new toys for the Soviet faction, new camouflage uniforms, weapon skins, and a new 'Battle Director' algorithm that decides when battles are hilariously unbalanced, and auto-resolves them.

That should mean that players spend less time being forced to play in one-sided games. You'll also net extra Rank XP and Ribbon XP bonuses, allowing you to level up faster.

World of Tanks Update 9.10 adds several Japanese vehicles

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World of Tanks Update 9.10 has been released, and it brings a bunch of new Japanese vehicles and a new Rampage event.

Vehicle Tiers 2 through 10 all get new toys to bring to the battlefield, including the prototype Type 91 – the first Japanese heavy tank in the game.

Dota 2 to be updated to Source 2 engine in the next few weeks

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According to a post on the Dota 2 blog, Valve is preparing to switch the popular MOBA over to the Source 2 Engine very shortly, as part of the major Reborn Update.

“Moving away from the Source 1 engine soon will allow us to better focus our efforts entirely on Source 2 in preparation for various upcoming tournaments,” the studio writes. “There are still a few features that will need some work when the update is released, but we plan to finish them quickly.”

Frantic twin-stick shooter Assault Android Cactus out this September

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Aussie studio Witch Beam has revealed the release date for its hectic twin-stick shooter Assault Android Cactus. It will be available on PC this September 23.

In case you're unfamiliar, the game is set in a colourful sci-fi universe, where a team of all-female androids are sent to investigate a distress beacon coming from an abandoned vessel.

Popular League of Legends champion Azir nerfed in latest patch

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Azir is widely regarded as one of the strongest League of Legends champions out there, why may be why developer Riot has decided to tone him down a bit in the latest patch.

Update 5.17 tweaked his special 'Q' attack, 'Conquering Sands', which lets him summon his sand minions to him and do damage to any players who get in their way – now, enemies will no longer take damage from every minion. Just the first one.

World of Warships will release in full later this month

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Wargaming has announced that its multiplayer ship combat game World of Warships will officially launch on September 17. So that's earth, air and sea locked up. World of Spaceships next?

World of Warships will launch with four classes of naval vessel, a full complement of historical ships, and plenty of tools for conducting strategic warfare on the high seas.

Check out 22 minutes of Lawbreakers in action

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Boss Key Productions has been drip-feeding short clips of Lawbreakers gameplay footage here and there after announcing the team-based shooter last month.

Youtuber 'Uncle Booty' has kindly gathered all that footage up into one twenty-minute montage, giving us an extended look at how the game plays.

Beta patch for Arkham Knight leaks, reportedly solves many of the game's performance issues

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Last night WB Games accidentally leaked a patch to owners of Batman: Arkham Knight who had opted in to Beta testing for the much-maligned PC version of the game.

It's been removed now, but Steam users who tested it out are reporting some good news; it actually sorted out most of the long-standing performance issues.

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