Co-Op Update Now Available for Stardew Valley on Switch

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Co-Op Update Now Available for Stardew Valley on Switch

In a blog post earlier this week, Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) spread the good word that the co-op update for the Nintendo Switch version of Stardew Valley would be available to download on Wednesday, the 12th (i.e., yesterday). Well yesterday arrived and with it, the co-op patch. Now you and up to three friends can all work a farm together, romance the local populous, and explore some caverns.This is the first console to receive the co-op update just a few months after it dropped onto the PC. This update also includes some new content that was patched into the PC version, including a new event called the Night Market that visits during the Winter and some other secrets besides. The Switch version also allows for four player co-op via local wireless LAN so if you have some friends over with their own Switch consoles you can play together. It's worth noting that a Nintendo Switch Online account is required to play the game online.Stardew Valley with the four player co-op update is available on PC and Switch. The update will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point, but for now, they're single-player only.

Override: Mech City Brawl Stream Recap and Impressions

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The Balance, Inc's Override: Mech City Brawl smashed on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 last week, so we decided to suit up and work as a team to control a cat. I mean, a ninja cat mech.Override is absolutely a brawler in the same vein as games like Rivals of AetherBrawlhalla, or Super Smash Bros, but it also employs a few mechanics that are common to fighters, such as a super meter. It's the kind of game where you can hop in and run around in a giant mech punching other mechs in the face, or decide that you really want to "git gud" and spend time learning the different intricacies to become a Versus champ. This is the best scenario for any kind of brawler; a game that can accommodate players looking for some smashing fun and some smashing competition.

Return to Hope County This February in Far Cry: New Dawn

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If you thought you were all done with Hope County, think again. Ubisoft announced Far Cry: New Dawn last week, which is being setup as a kind of mini-sequel to Far Cry 5. I'll go ahead say here that if you care at all about the ending/story of Far Cry 5, I'd avoid going any further in this news post... or reading the background section of the game in our database.Alright, so you clicked through to the full news article so last warning, the whole ending of Far Cry 5 (such as it is) is pretty much spoiled by the mere existence of New Dawn, which makes talking about it and avoiding discussing the aforementioned ending impossible.The "good" ending of Far Cry 5 saw Joseph's prophesy of a "Collapse" come true with the detonation of nuclear weapons (presumably across all America). Far Cry: New Dawn is set 17 years after that still within the confines of Hope County. Humanity has started to make its way back and formed into different groups/sects. The Highwaymen, led by twin sisters Mickey and Lou, figure the best way to survive in a post-apocalyptic world is to rob and steal from everyone else. The Survivors, on the other hand, figure it's best to... you know, "survive" and rebuild as best they can. Guess which side you take?

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Coming Exclusively to Switch Next Year

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While there were a number of exciting moments during this year's Game Awards, perhaps one of the more memorable ones for us was the reveal of a new Ultimate Alliance game, aka MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order. It should come as no surprise that plot of this game - following on the heels of "Avengers: Infinity War" - revolves around Thanos and his collection of cult-like followers, the titular Black Order.Aside from being the first new Ultimate Alliance game in 10 years, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 also sports some new playable characters not previously featured in the series, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Scarlet Witch. The game is also being released exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, which may explain that digital delisting a few months back. Based on what Nintendo is saying, four player drop-in/drop-out campaign co-op will still be a main feature in a variety of configurations (couch, WLAN, online, and combo).No release date has been announced yet, but hey, at least there's something else to look forward to in 2019!

Far Cry: New Dawn

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Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Impressions

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Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Impressions

When it comes to immersing oneself in a game, a good peripheral can make or break an experience. I have been racing with the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel [Leather Edition] for about a month, and I wanted to share my thoughts on how it measures up.My history with racing wheels began almost 2 decades ago, and it has been interesting to watch them evolve. They began as hulking behemoths that took an engineering degree to figure out and today we see products such as the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel sitting alongside consoles and computers as sleek accessories which look like they belong, and is a breeze to get up and running.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Sensitive Material

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Sensitive Material

Most of the Co-Opticrew are up to their usual, open-to-the-public antics, but a couple of us are participating in highly sensitive video game tests.  What are they doing in said tests?  Why do you want to know?  Are you a video game cop?  You have to tell us if you're a video game cop.Otherwise, we'll be accessing non-privileged information in the form of bald assassins, fake steering wheels, and evil superheroes.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Still on the Destiny 2 and Hitman 2 train.  Oh...and Anthem alpha!"