Assault Android Cactus Blasts Onto PS4

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With Assault Android Cactus finally landing onto the PlayStation 4, I need some help. Can someone explain to me the frequency of combat droids resembling adorable little girls? Sure, you don't want your nefarious army composed entirely of hulking DeathBots like all the other mad scientists. But out of all the robot designs out there, why do we have to throw the cutesy ones into battle? With Assault Android Cactus, you can even launch four at a time into robotic bullet hell.It's more of the Cactus you (and us, if our review is any indication) love, but for Sony's shiny current gen platform. You and three friends can team up to take on the forces of Robot Evil to collect battery packs so you don't die. It's kind of like the Streets of Rage equivalent of punching bad guys until turkeys fall out of them, but for robots.Check out the trailer.

Meet The C-Team: Tom Clancy's The Division Co-Op Stream

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Last night the Co-Opticrew dove into the newly release shooter, The Division. To be called a shooter though isn't quite an accurate description of all the game entails. The game is a careful blend of other titles with a mission and world system similar to Destiny, a loot system that borrows from Action/RPGs, and a crafting system that's part MMO and part Army of Two's gun customization. Needless to say we barely feel like we scratched the surface here.As our crew of four took to the streets of NYC in chaos after a pandemic, it was hard not to be impressed with the sheer size and scale of what Ubisoft has created. There are so many little details both graphically and audibly that we were instantly sucked in. On top of all of that the game's cover mechanic and combat simply feel great, making the game a ton of fun to play.Here's a look at our stream from last night where we take on some of the first missions once you reach Manhattan.

Co-Op Deals: The Division Discounts from Gold Edition to Standard

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Tom Clancy's The Division is out this week (since Tuesday morning, in fact!), and if you're looking to pick up the game to play on its release week you're going to have to ask yourself, do I go Gold or Standard Edition?If price is the only factor, Standard wins out with a $60 starting point vs. the $100 you have to fork out for the Gold Edition. That Gold Edition basically gets you the base game + Season Pass for the same price as if you buy both separately, and with the Season Pass content not out on day 1 the case is closed... right?Not when we add discounts into the mix. A twenty dollar discount is now available for The Division Gold Edition, dropping the price from $100 to $80. The same 20% exists on the Standard, but you're saving only $12. It's like getting the Season Pass for $32 instead of buying separately for $40 (which currently isn't being sold separately at most digital retailers).

Vermintide Joins the DLC Rat Pack

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When you think of Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, what do you immediately think of?  Eurovision of course; that peculiarly popular Europe based singing competition that has haunted the continent for decades.  Perhaps this would not be your first thought, but it was developer Fatshark's when determining what song to have playing on their new DLC video.The extra content is out now and free for current owners of the game.  Entitled Last Stand, it appears to be a variation on the classic swarm mode: In the Last Stand game mode players fend off horde after horde of Skaven in intense and increasingly difficult battles. There is only one objective: stay alive for as long as possible. The more waves completed, the greater reward and glory. Last Stand is a free DLC that includes the map The Town, set in the Von Jungfreudsplatz in central Ubersreik.

Let's Play Barony: Cursed Edition Co-Op

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Last night's co-op stream we dove into Barony: Cursed Edition. The rogue-like dungeon crawler is available on Steam and has received some major updates in the past few weeks. The game is the culmination of a small team which consists of a 10 year industry veteran, and indie developers as young as 21.   Our look at the game has three of us generating random characters and heading into the random dungeons to face off against random rats, skeletons and trolls. But perhaps the deadliest enemy we ran into was our "friend" - Mike - who decided to cage us like animals and unleash a spike trap. We've got three runs into the dungeon, one of which was quite successful. The others? Not so much.Barony: Cursed Edition is available on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux and supports cross platform play. The game is priced at $9.99.

Sands of Inaros Update Released for Warframe on PC

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Sands of Inaros Update Released for Warframe on PC

Last weekend, the Sands of Inaros update (Update 18.5) launched on the PC version of Warframe, the free-to-play action shooter. The first of several huge updates planned for the game in 2016, Sands of Inaros introduces a new warframe (Inaros) as well as a ton of new content and features to the game.New Warframe: Inaros is an ancient Egyptian themed warframe with a mummy aesthetic. His abilities (Desiccation, Devour, Sandstorm, and Scarab Swarm) concentrate on crowd control, health leech, and shield restoration. New Quest: The new quest added to the game is entitled the same as the update: Sands of Inaros. Players will be tasked to help Baro Ki'Teer in finding his buried treasure beneath the sands of Phobos.

The Division Launches Today, Post-Launch Content Detailed

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Tom Clancy's The Division is finally here. It is an actual, real thing that you can buy and play. In fact, it's so real and actual that we'll be playing it tonight and streaming out all of our misadventures on our Twitch channel; so be sure to tune in later for that. In the meantime, Ubisoft recently detailed what's in store for the game after release.There are a total of five expansions planned thus far for The Division; two of these will be free updates for all, and the other three will be paid DLC. The first free update, titled "Incursion," will add a raid event to the game. The endgame activity is "designed for squad play" and pits players against strong foes for some unique loot. That same update will also add "loot trading" to the game that will allow players in the same squad to freely trade any gear they've acquired since teaming up. The next free update, "Conflict," arrives in May and will add a new "Dark Zone" event and a new "incursion" event.

Dungeon of the Endless Coming to Xbox One

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Dungeon of the Endless Coming to Xbox One

One of my favorite indie releases of the past two years is Dungeon of the Endless. It's a great rogue-like that integrates elements of tower defense and strategy. Every victory (and defeat) feels earned. If you haven't played it on the PC already, you'll get your chance to check it out on the Xbox One starting next Wednesday.For anyone who is unfamiliar with the title, up to four players team up to try and make it to the surface of an alien world after their escape pod crashes on it. Each level tasks your team with first finding the exit and then successfully carrying your only power source to it. There's a catch, though. Every time you open a door, monsters spawn from the darkness to take down your crew and your power source. You can build offensive and defensive turrets for support, but the odds will increasingly be against you, so plan your moves carefully.The biggest changes players can expect are to the user interface and controls, which have been "tailored for the console." No specifics were shared in the announcement, but based on the screen above, it looks like they've found a better way of presenting many of the in-game menus to players.

Get Your Own RC Vehicle with Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition

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Get Your Own RC Vehicle with Homefront: The Revolution Goliath Edition

Consider the following entry in the ongoing war of collector's editions vs your wallet: Homefront: The Revolution - Goliath Edition. Not only do you get the usual goodies of an art book and DLC expansion pass, they've also kicked in an R/C "Goliath" Drone vehicle with which you can terrorize your household pets.Here's a breakdown of everything you get if you decide to pick up this version of the game:All of this can be yours for the low, low price of.... $159.99!

Fables Legends is No More

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Fables Legends is No More

This news comes as a bit of a surprise. Apparently, Microsoft has decided to cancel the forthcoming action-RPG Fable Legends. In a news post early this morning, Hanno Lamke, the General Manager at Microsoft Studios Europe, stated "after much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends." It then gets a bit grim for the employees at Lionhead Studios, and altogether bad for developer Press Play.Lamke goes on in his post to state that "[Microsoft and Lionhead] are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville." Press Play is best known around here as the developer behind Kalimba, a colorful puzzle platformer with two-player couch co-op. Project Knoxville was described as a "multiplayer action-survival" game that sounded like it could have been, at least in some part, cooperative. Sadly, we'll never know.