Celebrate January 15 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies Mode

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Celebrate January 15 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies Mode

On Saturday, Treyarch took to Reddit to reveal its plans to celebrate the special day that is January 15 (1/15 -> element 115 the thing what made all dem zambies). Starting right about now, you can earn double character XP, double weapon XP, and double Nebulium Plasma (used to make helpful one-time use elixirs) in the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But that's not all.In that Reddit post (full thing can be found here), Treyarch also revealed a new way to enjoy Zombies mode with "Gauntlets." Unlike the regular Zombie mode where you survive as along as possible while also uncovering and completing secret objectives, Gauntlets are "curated 30-round challenges with unique rules for each round." Making it through certain rounds (10, 20, and 30) will reward you and your crew with a certain amount of tier rewards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold, respectively). Failing a round doesn't stop your Gauntlet run complete, you'll just earn a strike; get three strikes, though, and you're done. If you're able to make it through all 30 rounds without failing an any of the rounds, then you'll get some special rewards.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Shutting Down In April

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained Shutting Down In April

Last week, Robot Entertainment announced that their free-to-play third-person action/tower defense-ish game, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, will be coming to an end this April. Sadly, it sounds like this attempt to shift the popular franchise to the "games as a service" model didn't pan out for the Texas-based developer.The announcement was made by Patrick Hudson, Robot's CEO, on the game's official website. The main reason for the forthcoming shutdown? Orcs Must Die! Unchained just wasn't profitable, and it wasn't the only title in that boat. Fans of Hero Academy and its sequel will also be sad to hear that those games will also be shutdown on April 8, 2019. As these titles are all tied directly into the servers, once those are gone, you won't be able to play them anymore whatsoever.From the official announcement:

Our Weekend In Gaming: ...It's Destiny 2

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Our Weekend In Gaming: ...It's Destiny 2

Change is inevitable, but if the Co-Opticrew can cling to a game for as long as humanly possible, then by gosh, they're going to.  As such, Destiny 2 remains a prominent feature in our weekend plans.  I know the game's in a good place, and this latest expansion has reworked its systems in some very smart ways, but geez y'all, at least pretend to like other things.Not everyone is riding the Bungie Bandwagon, though.  Elsewhere, we've got plans with ghostly knights, planeswalkers, and demi-gods.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Hittin' that Destiny 2 on the road to 650. Continuing my Zelda quests."

Breach Hits Early Access Next Week

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Breach Hits Early Access Next Week

QC Games' action-RPG/dungeon crawling hybrid, Breach, will leave Closed Alpha and enter Steam Early Access next Thursday, January 17. This means you and your friends will all have the opportunity to play as a Chronomancer, Mana Warrior, Demon Hunter, Assassin, or one of the other 14 classes as you battle room-by-room through a procedurally generated dungeon.Your main foe in Breach is the Veil Demon, an opponent that can either be controlled by the game's A.I. or by another human (if you've got a fifth friend that's really into griefing). Every room in the dungeon has a goal that the group of players will try to complete while the Veil Demon will do its best to thwart them. Whoever wins will get a boost that will help them with the next encounter/room and, ultimately, the final room that contains the dungeon's boss. There's loot, character progression, and more - win or lose - so you'll have plenty of reason to keep coming back for more.Breach will be available via Steam Early Access on Thursday, January 17 for $24.99 for the Starter Pack that includes 6 Hero characters and a Veil Demon. It will eventually be a free-to-play game with Hero characters going on a weekly rotation and available to unlock using in-game (or premium) currency.