Our Weekend In Gaming: Doing It For The Fans

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Doing It For The Fans

It's the end of yet another workweek.  Most companies are probably letting their staff "relax" and "recharge" for the next few days, but that's not how things work 'round these parts, no sir/ma'am.  We'll be doing a little thing called gaming this weekend, not for ourselves, but for our fans to live vicariously through us.  Really, this is all for them.So, what will our altruism lead to this weekend?  Probably mini-games, board games, and spider games.  Check it out.Jason Love (@JLove55) - "Probably a little Destiny 2 when I can."

Overwatch's Halloween Co-Op Event Is Back

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It's that time of year again.  The leaves are starting to fall, comfy sweaters are back in fashion, and good ol' Dr. Junkenstein is up to something he probably shouldn't be.Luckily, the heroes of Overwatch (or in this case, Adlersbrunn) are always ready and willing to thwart... whatever it is he's doing.  That means the game's co-op horde mode is back in the form of Junkenstein's Revenge and, new to this year, Junkenstein's Revenge: Endless Night.  Despite the addition of the extra mode, the formula remains relatively unchanged:  four players each select a hero and then fend off waves of enemies, with each section of time punctuated by a boss fight.Of course, the other main attraction of Overwatch's holiday events is the addition of limited-time skins for some of the game's characters.  Among other new skins, Pharah has transformed into an enchanted suit of armor, Doomfist has assumed the role of a swamp monster, and Moira has somehow gotten herself turned into a banshee.  If you're interested in the full list of new skins and other cosmetic items, check out the official site here.

"Blood of the Dead" Reveals Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies Mode

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Since Call of Duty: World at War, the series staple for co-op has been its zombies mode. The four player cooperative mode has players balancing base building, weapon upgrades, and survival with attempting to proceed to higher and higher levels and unlock narrative secrets. Today Treyarch have revealed the zombies mode included with the multiplayer only Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The video features some haunting vocals from Malukha, who burst onto the gaming scene with her Skyrim song many years ago. Over the course of the five minutes you are slowly shown our heroes, their struggles, their weapons, and of course zombies. Numerous maps and locations are hinted as we return to World War II setting once again, just as we were in World at War.Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches this Friday, October 12th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It features four player online co-op in the game's zombie campaign.

Strange Brigade Has Its First DLC Campaign Mission

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I bet all you Strange Brigade players out there are feeling pretty good about yourself right now.  You've beaten the main game, attained a respectable point total in Score Attack, and gotten some sweet new items.  More than likely, you're just minutes away from resting on your dang laurels.Well, Rebellion is having none of that, as the first of the game's DLC campaign missions has arrived, alongside some new maps and a brand new character.  Titled "The Thrice Damned Part 1: Isle of the Dead", this initial mission takes players to a Mediterranean pirate settlement that also just happens to contain hordes of the walking dead.  You probably know what happens from there, but if not, check out the launch trailer:As mentioned in the trailer, a new character was also released via the "American Aviatrix Character Expansion Pack".  Tessie Caldwell's her name, and using her submachine gun, pistol, and magical powers on skeletons is presumably her game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Co-Op Details Revealed

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Co-Op Details Revealed

We've known for quite some time that Shadow of the Tomb Raider would have some sort of online cooperative mode, but now we're just starting to uncover the details of what it entails.The first thing to remember is the two player online co-op mode is only available as DLC, whether that's purchased on an individual basis for $4.99 or in the season pass for $24.99. The first piece of content dropping is called The Forge and it's set to release in early November on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.The folks over at Tom's got a chance to play the  content hands on, and it gives us a pretty good idea of just how the co-op is going to work.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Our (Past) Weekend In Gaming: Burning The Midnight Oil

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Our (Past) Weekend In Gaming: Burning The Midnight Oil

Well, gang, work got the best of me this weekend, so our scheduled Weekend in Gaming article is coming in a bit... after the fact.  That said, weren't you at least a little curious what the famed Co-Opticrew got up to over the past few days?  Now's your chance to find out!  Bear in mind that I offer no guarantee these plans actually came to fruition, though.We drove, we escaped, and we explored.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Forza Horizon 4 and Fortnite!"

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XCII: Trick of Treat!

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MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XCII: Trick of Treat!

In MMOs, the month of October usually means one thing: Halloween events! This month we’ll be looking at Halloween-themed events running in TERA and Bless Online, a 7-day trial challenge currently ongoing in Black Desert Online, and Bless Online’s impending jump from Early Access to official release.

Final Days Co-Op Stream Recap

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Final Days kicked of last week's Monday Night Stream, with Nick and Jason diving head first into the twin stick shooter. The game itself is pretty basic - drop in with you and some friends against a set number of mutant enemies. Clear the enemies, move on to the next stage. There are two things that make Final Days feel different than most twin stick shooters. The most obvious is the aiming mechanic, which when using a controller has this weird lock on feature that makes it feel less like an arcadey twin stick, and more like a float reticule you need to manage with an analog stick. It's clearly designed to work with mouse and keyboard first and controller second.The second odd feature is the field of view of the character, or the fog of war. A small cone is extended out to only show enemies in this limited area. It's a hard cut off, so it makes things a bit distracting. 

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Stream Recap

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Last Monday's co-op stream featured a pair of indie games on display. Of those, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots stood out for it's wild art style, unique gameplay, and overabundance of vegetables.The game is part side scrolling beat em up, part endless runner, and all ninja salad slicing action. There's a dressing of rogue like elements added in for good measure to keep you coming back for more as you work through the game's colorful story.The game supports two player couch and online co-op, and with such a light theme, should be perfect for family play. Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is out on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4. The stream recap below is from the PC version.