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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.

Check out eighteen minutes of No Man's Sky in action

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It seems like all we've seen so far from developer Hello Games' galaxy-hopping space sim No Man's Sky is brief yet enthusiastic snippets at E3 each year, so it's nice to get the chance to see a little bit more of what the game has to offer.

Eighteen minutes of gameplay, to be precise. Courtesy of IGN, the demo sees Hello Games founder Sean Murray take us on an extended trip through space, showing us how the game works in the process.

The Predator stalks into Mortal Kombat X today, non-Season Pass owners can pick him up next week

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I hereby swear will get through this entire article without making any tiresome, humourless references to the original movie – The Predator is now available in Mortal Kombat X for Season Pass (or Kombat Pack, as it's technically known) owners.

Those who just want to buy the big, loveable alien sod individually will have to wait until next Tuesday, July 14.

Patch 1.07 for The Witcher 3 adds "stash for storing items," weightless components, "sorting options", dedicated books tab

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By the unkempt beard of Geralt! CD Projekt RED has just released a highlight of the key changes coming in Patch 1.07 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It's got a number of excellent goodies and is coming to all platforms.

Chief among the list is a player stash which can be accessed from various locations in the world, and will be marked on the map. They're also making crafting materials weightless, and player inventory gets sorted.

Cloud Imperium Games announce new development office in Frankfurt, Germany for Star Citizen

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Chris Roberts and his studio Cloud Imperium Games has just expanded again with a new development office in Frankfurt, Germany which numbers 21 staff and "many of whom" were behind Crytek's CryEngine technology.

That's great news considering Star Citizen uses the CryEngine, so these latest additions to staff will "pay huge dividends" to development, says Roberts. By the end of 2015 this new office should grow to 50 employees.

Square Enix end Mac sales for Final Fantasy XIV, issue refunds to those affected

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The Mac launch for MMO Final Fantasy XIV hasn't been smooth sailing for Square Enix as they've now pulled it from sale after serious technical problems have crippled the game. They are also issuing refunds to owners.

Compounding the issue, Square also released the wrong system requirements before launch. Director Naoki Yoshida has apologised and accepted "sole responsibility" for letting the Mac version release.

Hideo Kojima to provide 'alternate run' of Metal Gear Solid V's E3 2015 gameplay July 7th

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We're getting closer and closer to being the proud owner of an eye-patched wolf companion with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain due later this year on PC. Really that's all it's about - GOTY material right there.

Apparently it does have other features like hiding in boxes, shooting and global conspiracies. To prove it, HIdeo Kojima has teased an 'alternate run' of the E3 2015 gameplay demo is coming tomorrow.

Just Add Water 'still planning' Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus remake, figuring out 'special stuff' to add

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In an interview with PlayStation Access, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning reveals his studio Just Add Water are still in the planning stages for the announced remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus.

The team are trying to think what 'special stuff' they can add to improve it, much like Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! which infused the original Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee with features from Exoddus.

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.

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