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Competition: GameWatcher has 10 keys for Grand Ages: Medieval to give away

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Fancy yourself a bit of a trader? Rather dominate Europe and the Middle East by virtue of your high-quality salted ham rather than the quality of your soldiers? Well we've got just the thing for you.

New details of Far Cry Primal revealed in "Creative Visions" dev diary

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Additional details about the upcoming Ice Age open world game Far Cry Primal have been revealed in a new developer diary "Creative Visions", in which the developers discuss the origins of the game's conception and the world in which players will be forced to survive in.

Wadjet Eye announces new point-and-click adventure game, Shardlight, for Spring 2016

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Wadjet Eye Games has announced that their latest adventure game, Shardlight, will be coming next Spring 2016. The LucasArts-styled point-and-click adventure takes place in a dystopia where a rampage disease is plaguing the populace, and heroine Amy Wellard thinks the government has the cure.

Sonic Lost World speeding its way from Wii U to PC in November

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Sega has announced that 2013's Sonic Lost World, originally released on the Wii U, will be speeding its way onto PC this coming November 2. The port will feature "full controller support, Steam Achievements, Cloud Save, leaderboard functionality, interchangeable keyboard prompts depending on whether you play with controller or mouse and keyboard and widescreen and high resolution implementation," as well as the Nightmare DLC released for the game.

Far Cry Primal finally unveiled, arriving 23 February 2016

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Ubisoft has finally unveiled their latest game, Far Cry Primal, which will take place during the Ice Age in a land full of mammoths and smilodons. As is usual for the series, the title will be an open world first person game with plenty of procedural adventure awaiting.

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 4, upgradeable to 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HD space

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Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 4 at their Windows 10 Event, showing off a tablet-laptop hybrid that not only is lighter and thinner than ever, but boasts tech specs that allow for some heavy duty on-the-go PC gaming, with the latest chipset and upgradeable memory.

Transformers: Devastation out today, here's a retro trailer

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Platinum Games' robot-smashing action game Transformers: Devastation is out today, and it's based more on the classic cartoon series than the boorish movie series. Thank the lord.

Below you can watch the retro-styled launch trailer, which somewhat resembles the series I used to watch on battered old VHS tapes as a kid. Whether it will actually be any good isn't clear yet, but the early signs are decent and Platinum is responsible for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, so who knows.

Launch trailer released for The Witcher 3 expansion Hearts of Stone

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CD Projekt RED has released the launch trailer of its The Witcher 3 expansion Hearts of Stone, which features "over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices."

Valve announces initial line-up for Dota 2 tournament The Frankfurt Major

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Valve has announced the eight teams that will take part in Dota 2 competition The Frankfurt Major, the first in a major league of tournaments leading up to The International 2016.

Running from November 16 - 21, the tournament will feature the following star teams - returning champions EG, plus CDEC, LGD, Vici Gaming, EHOME, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret and Vega Squadron.

CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077 is “far, far bigger" than The Witcher 3

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Get ready to lose another six months or so of your remaining time on Earth; The Witcher 3 may have been one of the biggest games of all time, but CD Projekt RED is looking to create something even bigger with next project Cyberpunk 2077.

“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before. Far, far bigger,” said visual effects artist Jose Teixeira in an interview with MCV.

EA reveals system requirements for Star Wars: Battlefront

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EA has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for next month's Star Wars: Battlefront over on the game's Origin page, and to play on the recommended setting you're going to need a fairly hefty setup.

This is a slightly altered list compared to what was released a few months back for the game's closed Beta, increasing the amount of minimum RAM while lowering the required specs of the graphics card.

Star Wars: Battlefront won't have microtransactions, promises DICE

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EA has promised that Star Wars: Battlefront will be free of microtransactions when it launches later this year, despite the fact that the game utilises two different currencies in-game - points and credits.

You'll use credits to buy new weapons and unlocks for your character, but the currency is earned entirely in-game.It's not entirely clear how points work, but in an interview with Gamespot design director Niklas Fegraeus said that earning them will net you more credits.

Rocket League to get free Halloween DLC this October 18

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Psyonix is cooking up some free DLC to celebrate Halloween later this month, consisting of a bunch of customisation options for your Rocket League cars.

"Available as post-match item drops, each Halloween item can be unlocked simply by playing matches like you normally would (win or lose!)," explains the team. "Once you've found an item, it's yours to keep forever, but if you don't find the ones you want by November 2, you'll have to wait until next year for a shot at them again."

Metal Gear Solid 5 gets FOB-focused update with paid-for insurance option

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Right, so insurance is one of those things that nobody actually likes paying for, isn't it? It's basically something you're periodically forced into doing by boring, stupid adult life, like filling in tax returns or pretending to enjoy wine.

You certainly wouldn't think "boy, this videogame's fun, but it would be even better if I could pay to insure all the items I own." That is, however, exactly what you can now do in Metal Gear Solid 5.

Trackmania Turbo delayed until early 2016

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The release date for Nadeo's Trackmania Turbo, the latest entry in the worryingly addictive arcade racer series, has been pushed back by publisher Ubisoft to early 2016.

"The Trackmania series has a strong community that’s at the heart of everything that we do," reads a post over on the Ubi blog. "It’s through their comments and various playtests that we have received valuable feedback for Trackmania Turbo. We take that feedback very seriously and we’re committed to ensuring that our fans – both old and new – will always have the best experience possible. With that in mind, we have decided to move the release date of Trackmania Turbo to early 2016."

Medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis gets combat and AI patch

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Black Eye Games has announced a major update coming to their medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis, which is currently in alpha build. The update, which promises to improve combat mechanics and NPC enemies AI, is now live.

Closed beta in November for new card collecting MMO based on Runescape

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Runescape developer Jagex Games has announced that it has starting accepting registration for a closed beta for their new game, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends. The game will use the RuneScape license for a collectible online strategy card game.

Rumor: Caveman game teased by Ubisoft leaked as Far Cry Primal

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Earlier today, Ubisoft was teasing a new game with a cave painting, then tweeted a cave painting of a mammoth being hunted. Now, it seems the Turkish branch of IGN has spilled the beans on Twitter and revealed Far Cry Primal.

1980's murder mystery game an Easter Egg in Metal Gear Solid 5

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So, gamers who had been collecting data packets in Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear 5: The Phantom Pain have finally unlocked what the data is for: a 1980's murder mystery game The Portopia Serial Murder Case in its entirety.

Steam Sections coming to major videogame retailers this November

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Major videogame brick-and-mortar retailers GAME UK, GameStop, EB Games, and Valve have announced that the stores will be including special "Steam Sections" dedicated to selling Valve's upcoming hardware coming 10th November 2015. The hardware will include the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and Steam Machines. The sections will of course also include a variety of Steam prepaid cards, which most stores already sell.

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