Our Weekend In Gaming: The Number Games

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Our Weekend In Gaming: The Number Games

The Co-Opticrew isn't overwhelmingly Anthem'd up this weekend, but it's certainly on our radar.  Jason and Mike, in particular, continue their roles as bastions of the "sci-fi number-guns" genre, but they may welcome others into the fold in future weeks.  Perhaps, once Eric is finished with "New York number-guns", he'll pursue broader horizons.We've also got the usual weekend lineup of tabletop games, JRPGs, and the two funkiest dudes in the galaxy.  Check it out!Jason Love (@JLove55) - "A little God Eater 3 and some Anthem, which we'll be looking at for our Monday's 'Let's Play Co-Op' stream!"

God Eater 3 Stream Recap and Impressions

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The latest entry in the God Eater franchise, God Eater 3, is something of a departure from the previous games. Bandai Namco changed the developer - Shift was responsible for the first two titles and Marvelous Inc, who worked on Soul Sacrifice, was brought on for this one - in order to "bring in a breath of fresh air" and rework many of the systems that they felt had become overly complex. The result is, in my opinion, the best God Eater game to date and the one that is the most approachable for newcomers (if you're ok with some anime).The basic gameplay loop for God Eater 3 is the same as it's been for the other titles in the series: accept a mission, choose a melee weapon, gun, and bullets that have the same element as the weakness of the "Aragami" (the general name given to the monsters in God Eater) you're fighting, start the mission, fight until the thing is dead, get your rewards, craft a new weapon or upgrade an existing one, rinse and repeat.

The Division 2 Has A New Endgame Trailer

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Ubisoft's latest venture, The Division 2, is right around the corner.  A free open beta will be available from March 1st through the 4th, and the full release is scheduled for March 15th.  Despite that, there are still plenty of folks hankerin' for a taste of what the game itself will be like.Fortunately for them, Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer detailing The Division 2's endgame content.  Per the developers, the game was made with an "endgame-first" mentality to ensure that players would always have fresh content available once they've conquered the campaign.  This has resulted in additional challenges, three more specializations (each with their own progression system), and raids.  As per the current genre standard, more content will come in the year(s) after launch, but Ubisoft definitely appears to have learned from the mistakes made during the launch of the original Division.I'm not saying the trailer implies players take on a massive, mechanical statue of Abraham Lincoln, but if you're listening, Ubisoft, I do take idea commissions through PayPal.

Rocket League's Friends Update Is Out Today

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Open the floodgates!  Starting today, Rocket League players from each and every platform can become friends with each other, join each other's clubs, and (most importantly) party up together!For quite some time now, Rocket League has allowed users on various platforms to be randomly matched together in the game's various competitive modes, but prior to today, friends lists were segregated by platform.  Now, though, the in-game friends list is split into four tabs: You can see everything in action with the release trailer, below.

Classic D&D cRPGs Coming To Current Consoles

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Classic D&D cRPGs Coming To Current Consoles

In a recent announcement from Beamdog Studios and Skybound Games, there is an onslaught of classic Dungeons and Dragons-based cRPGs coming to consoles soon. Based on the the wording of the announcement, it will be the enhanced versions of these games that Beamdog Studios has previously released on PC, Mac, iPad, and Android. While there has yet to be any gameplay, the Skybound Games Twitter account did confirm that the games will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.The previously mentioned tweet from Skybound can be found below. However, more info will be available soon, as Skybound stated in the official announcement on their website: “A selection of Beamdog’s games will be on display in the Skybound Games booth at PAX East in Boston from March 28th to March 31st, all coinciding with the first anniversary of Skybound Games as the video game publishing arm of Skybound Entertainment.” You can read the full announcement here, but oh, waiting for a peek is such sweet pain.We are bringing these amazing titles to #XboxOne, #NintendoSwitch, and #PS4! https://t.co/NbbPN8tQFO

First Big Update for Breach Drops Today Along With The Price

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First Big Update for Breach Drops Today Along With The Price

The first big update for QC Games' Breach hits today and adds a whole new map, a new boss to fight, a new character to play (a healer, yay!), and some new foes to fight in the Tokyo map. Alongside this update, the game is also getting a price drop for the "base" package; the $25 Founder's Pack is going away in favor of the $10 Early Access Pass, and that's a good asking price, IMO.If you've already picked up the Founder's Pack, then you'll be getting 3,000 QC Points, the premium currency, as the developer's way of saying "thank you." That's enough to pick up a 30-day XP & Gold boost (1,000 points) plus a few Hero characters (which run about 300 QC Points each), which means you'll be able to acquire the new Medic Hero class. Instead of the Founder's Pack, the new Early Access Pass will get you into the game now (it'll be free-to-play, eventually), which will get you an initial Hero character, along with 2,000 QC Points and a 30-day XP/Gold boost. At $10, that's not a bad new asking price.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Gets A New Character Pack

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LEGO DC Super-Villains Gets A New Character Pack

Another day, another character expansion for a LEGO game.  This time around, we'll be discussing LEGO DC Super-Villains, a slightly new take on the LEGO franchise that came out late last year.As the name would suggest, LEGO DC Super-Villains puts players in the shoes (boots, hooves, etc) of the folks whose only goal in life seems to be making things difficult for superheroes.  Just like its predecessors, Super-Villains comes with a swelling roster of characters to play as, which has expanded recently thanks to the addition of the "DC Movies Character Pack".In it, you'll find the cinematic versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Superman, Cyborg, and Deathstroke.  The new pack certainly isn't bursting forth with bad guys (with Deathstroke being the only villain), but it's always nice to get another chance to play as everyone's favorite Teen Titan.  Plus, at $1.99, you really don't have much to lose.

Warframe On Switch Moves To Fortuna

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The Nintendo Switch version of Digital Extreme’s Warframe received the Fortuna update recently after being out on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC for the past few months. The update comes with a trailer (available below) and adds a new open-world area, a new faction to befriend, new enemies to fight, and some cool hoverboarding.While the entire trailer shows a lot of really cool sci-fi action, most of the co-op takes place in-game, which you can see in action in one of our previous streams. If you do check out the trailer, the best part is at the 0:58 marker, where an adorable Anteater-animal-thing is picked up. I have named him Burtis and he’s absolutely the best part of the trailer (for me).Warframe has been out for some time on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and was just recently ported to the Nintendo Switch. Since its initial release in 2013, though, a steady flow of updates have kept the game feeling fun and fresh as the audience continues to grow. Are you a current player, or will the Fortuna update finally draw you into the world so many have been in? Let us know in the comments below!

Elder Scrolls Online - Co-Oping a Dungeon Recap

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The Elder Scrolls Online may have been out for a while, in fact it's something we checked out back in 2015, but recent updates and new expansion called Elsweyr has made us re-evaluate our interests in Bethesda's co-op heavy MMO.First Mike got hooked thanks to some co-workers that urged him to play. Then Nick decided to dive back in, giving the game his 3rd chance. Finally Jason begrudgingly picked the game up for $10 on Steam sale. And then? Some good ol' power leveling and a dungeon run.And that's where we've left off. Dive in and check out a little bit of what the game has to offer and then harass Mike for accidentally muting himself halfway through the stream while trying to do a dance emote. Only on the internet folks!

Our Weekend In Gaming: The Senile Parchments

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Our Weekend In Gaming: The Senile Parchments

A certain Bethesda multiplayer game has taken a tenuous hold on the Co-Opticrew this weekend (no, not that one, the better one).  By all accounts, Elder Scrolls Online has held up pretty well in the years since its 2014 launch.  This bodes well for Bioware, another titan of the single player RPG space, as they dip their own toe into the multiplayer space in a scant seven days.  We'll find out soon if it can attain a similar longevity.Elsewhere, we have board games, roleplaying games, and anime games on the agenda.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Not much time for gaming this weekend. Maybe a splash of Crackdown 3 or Elder Scrolls Online."