Our Weekend In Gaming: Tactical Cookware

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Tactical Cookware

I'll be honest, gang.  I didn't think we were gonna make it this week, and yet, and yet, here we are.  Another glorious weekend lies just around the corner, and by golly, we're gonna take advantage of it.  We better take advantage of it, anyway.  I'm holding a quiz Monday morning to make sure everyone had a great time, and if not, they're gonna be thrown in, like, Weekend Jail or something equally terrifying.This time around, we'll be exploring the digital landscapes of Zandalar, Haunted Hills, and... a prison?  Check it out?Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Fortnite. And something tactical...I just don't know what yet."

DLC Arrives Later This Month for Vermintide 2

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Fatshark's Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been doing quite well for itself since it launched last March on the PC, and just last month on the Xbox One. If you've been enjoying teaming up with your buddies to slay Skaven and the hordes of Chaos, but want to visit a new locale, then you're in luck. "Shadows over Bogenhafen" arrives on August 28 and... well, actually, that's just about all we know.The Swedish developer has promised to reveal the content of the DLC closer to the release date (Gamescom kicks off next Tuesday, so no doubt saving stuff for that), but ideally this DLC will be similar to what was released for the first Vermintide, i.e., a new set of missions in a new area and some new weapons. Given the way they've restructured class progression, it'd be cool to see maybe a new subclass for each of the main characters. I suppose we'll find out soon enough and until then, enjoy this teaser!Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is available on PC and Xbox One, and supports four player online co-op throughout. The "Shadows over Bogenhafen" DLC will be available on both platforms on August 28. Fatshark still plans on releasing the game for PlayStation 4, but no update on when that might be.

Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Free DLC with New Map

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Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Free DLC with New Map

Spacehulk: DeathWing is getting some DLC today on the PC, with the PS4 version getting its DLC in the coming days. The content is in the form of a new map, Infested Mines, playable in Solo Special Missions and the game's four player online Co-op mode. The focus here is  more verticality, with twisting underground caverns and corridors which promises to "strike a balance between terrifying claustrophobia and wide-open battlefields."I just want to know if we can get in those mechanicus and wreak some havoc. With this update we're now at a count of eight maps available since the enhanced edition of the game released earlier this summer.  We had checked out the game back in July and came away impressed with the myriad of updates that were available. 

Overcooked! 2 Stream Recap and Impressions

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Ghost Town Games' Overcooked! 2 arrived last week on every platform, and if you were a fan of the original, then there's even more for you to love here. A new campaign, a new Arcade mode where you can play random levels with friends, new recipes, and new chefs! We dedicated this week's "Let's Play Co-Op" stream to doing our best to fulfill orders in a timely fashion and (mostly) succeeding.I was a big fan of the first Overcooked! For me, it was the co-op game of the year in 2016 and the only thing I could see it needing to make it even better was online co-op. Sure enough, the sequel includes that feature and also allows for combo co-op, so you can continue you yelling at friends on the couch while also yelling at ones that are further away. In addition to that, Overcooked! 2 also introduces the ability to throw ingredients to other players (no cooked ingredients, cookware, or plates, though). This allows for even more chaotic cooperation as you'll be hucking things back and forth between two moving rafts or balloon platforms, or just to laugh at a cucumber hitting your friend in the back of their head. Oh, there's also an emote wheel now, too, which I'm sure you or your friends won't abuse...

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Gaming Mouse Review

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The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro is the third gaming mouse the company has manufactured and, thus far, my favorite of the three. If you read my reviews on the previous two (the Pulsefire FPS and the Pulsefire Surge), you might remember how I wished I could smash the two together to create my ideal mouse. The Pulsefire FPS Pro makes those dreams a reality.The Pulsefire FPS Pro (henceforth, “FPS Pro”) has the body of the Pulsefire FPS (henceforth, “FPS”) with the internal features of the Pulsefire Surge (henceforth, “Surge”). Whereas the FPS was fully plug-and-play (i.e. completely functional out of the box, no software required), the Surge utilized the NGenuity software to offer more customization options like DPI settings, color settings, and macros. The FPS Pro is fully usable out of the box, but can also take advantage of NGenuity to customize the mouse. Since it features onboard memory, these settings can be saved in up to three gaming profiles directly on the mouse.

Strange Brigade's New Overview Trailer Dives Into Actual Gameplay

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Can you believe Strange Brigade is a measly two weeks away from release?  A fortnight from now, you'll be knee-deep in monstrous limbs and using whatever guns and spells you can get your hands to fend them off.I know you're wondering what exactly that looks like, though, which is presumably why Rebellion has offered a substantial look at Strange Brigade's mechanics and modes in the below video.  It's decently long as far as trailers go and is most likely one of the last snippets of information we'll get before release day, so be sure to savor it as much as possible.Having previously worked on the Sniper Elite and Nazi Zombie Army series (among many others), the UK-based developer is no stranger to games with a strong focus on gunplay.  That said, the arcade-y bent of Strange Brigade is slightly outside of their traditional wheelhouse, so I'm curious to see how well they adapt to it.