Destiny 2 PC Beta Key Giveaway

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Destiny 2 PC Beta Key Giveaway

While all the console players got to have their fun in Destiny 2 last month, the PC beta kicks off next week. We've got a bunch of codes to giveaway to get into the Early Access that starts next Monday, August 28, so check the details below for a chance to win one!The contest officially kicks off today and will conclude this Sunday, August 27 at 12:00 PM EDT. You can enter the contest once per day until then for a chance to win, and winners will be emailed a code directly.To redeem the code, you'll need to follow the instructions below:

A Smidgen of Co-Op Details Emerge for State of Decay 2

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Microsoft showed off more of the Xbox One X this week at Gamescom, but they also sat down with many of the developers that are working on games for the Xbox One console. Jeff Strain, founder of Undead Labs, popped in for a bit to talk about State of Decay 2 and just a little bit about the new co-op feature.There wasn't a lot given away in the brief five minute segment, but Jeff does mention that the title will support drop-in/drop-out online co-op so your friends are free to join you anytime. He also described a setting you can enable that doesn't have an official name yet, but Jeff described it as way to tag yourself as "willing to help." What this means is that if some other player (could be someone you know, or just some random fellow zombie fighter) gets into trouble, they can send up a flare to ask for help. Anyone that has enabled that "willing to help" feature, then, will get a notification in their game that someone requires assistance and they can push a button to hop into that person's game and help out.State of Decay 2 still has no firm release date, just a "Spring 2018" window. It's slated for PC and Xbox One release and will support four player drop-in/drop-out online co-op throughout the campaign.

Try to Escape From a Moving Vehicle in Escapists 2, Available Now on PC

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The Escapists 2 got an early release on the PC and is available to play now. The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One versions will be out tomorrow, and the Switch version is still TBA. That's not all. Mouldy Toof Studios figured they'd toss one last challenge everyone's way. Sure, you can escape from an ordinary prison, maybe even a prison in space, but can you rise to the levels of Nic Cage and escape from an airplane?!Unlike the other prisons in the game, the new Transport Prisons (airplane, boat, and train) have a time limit, a fixed number of resources to use when devising your escape, and everywhere outside of your cell is a no-go. Think you and your friends can manage to work together to escape in time, or will you just nick things from one another and shank each other in the back?

Next Minecraft: Switch Edition Update Will Let You Import Your Wii U World

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Some good news for all the Minecraft: Wii U Edition players out there. Your world progress will not be lost should you decided to go over to the Nintendo Switch and the appropriate Minecraft edition there. The next update that arrives for both consoles will allow you to import your world/save from one version to the other.This feature has been in development for a little while and it seems the team over at Mojang has finally gotten it nailed down. During a recent livestream, the devs showed off this functionality in action and promised that it should be arriving soon.

Rent a Private Server for Console Versions of ARK: Survival Evolved

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Rent a Private Server for Console Versions of ARK: Survival Evolved

Time for a little tech talk with today's ARK: Survival Evolved news. Studio Wildcard is teaming up with Nitrado to provide rentable dedicated game servers for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. If you're wondering what that means, exactly, then read on.While the console (and PC, too, but we'll be skipping that platform for now) versions of the game do allow you and your friends to join up online in a private session, the main method for doing this is via a non-dedicated session, meaning the game is only available/running when the host is around. Additionally, players are essentially tethered to the host and cannot run off wherever they want. If you and your friends want to play whenever/wherever, then you'll need a dedicated server, which means someone will need a second console, a decent Internet speed, and do some setup to get that up and running. It's a bit much to ask of a friend, not to mention you shouldn't be stressing them out over five nines reliability. 

Stylish Action/Tower Defense Title Aegis Defenders Coming Soon to PC/PlayStation 4

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I love video games. I love what people are doing with video games these days. Take, for example, GUTS Department's Aegis Defenders. The indie studio is mixing Metroid-vania style action and exploration with some tower defense mechanics, and (best of all) you can play it all with a friend! Yes, please!The game has been in development since 2014 and has gone through a number of changes (including an update to the visuals/graphics). The trailer below is essentially a recreation of their original Kickstarter trailer with the updated visuals, and if you're a fan of retro aesthetic, you'll definitely want to check it out. As for the action itself, the dev team has broken it down into three core ideas: Explore, Build, Defend. You and your co-op buddy will be doing a lot of platforming and puzzle solving to reach the base at the end of each level, at which point you'll construct defenses and hold out against waves of enemies. You'll eventually recruit more characters into your part, which will allow you to combine and upgrade buildings and character abilities via the "Fusion System."There's no specific release date for Aegis Defenders, but it should be coming out later this year for PC and PlayStation 4. Two player drop-in/drop-out local co-op will be supported throughout the campaign.