Our Weekend In Gaming: Working Vacation

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Working Vacation

The bosses are all gone this weekend, so the Co-Opticrew is gonna get wild.  After we finish some errands and take care of a few lingering work items, that is.  Also, there are some minor repairs that probably need to be taken care of.  I'm pretty sure there are a few bills that need to be paid as well.  We may as well run to Home Depot while we're out, just in case we need anything.  After that's all done, though?  Buck. Wild.What are we getting crazy with this weekend?  Judging by our plans, it'll be alien delivery services, aggressive Nintendo characters, and puzzle-solving archaeologists.  Check it out!Eric Murphy (@smurph_em) - "It's been a chaotic week back after vacation and there's a huge snow storm coming, so my weekend is kind of up in the air. If we're stuck indoors, we'll probably hit up Jackbox 2/3/4, Gears 5, and State of Decay 2."

Co-Op Gameplay Footage of Zombie Army 4 is Making the Rounds

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There are a number of hands-on previews for Zombie Army 4: Dead War making their rounds through the Internet this week. We'll link to a few down below, along with some captured gameplay footage courtesy of IGN, but the big takeaway seems to be this: if you liked Strange Brigade but wish it was more Nazi zombies and less mummies, good news!First off, links to some coverage of the game and IGN's co-op gameplay footage.As you can see from the footage above, moving through the campaign with friends is very reminiscent of progressing through Strange Brigade's campaign. You'll make your way through a map completing various objectives in order to move into the next area all the while fighting off a variety of zombies. You and your co-op buddies will have different weapons and combat perks to use to help give you an advantage when needed. We here at Co-Optimus certainly enjoyed our time with Strange Brigade last year and it isn't too surprising that Zombie Army 4 would use similar ideas; it definitely feels like the natural progression for the series and a big step forward considering the past three games had none of these features and were basically off-shoots of the Sniper Elite games.

Wargroove Co-Op DLC Gets Release Date

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The "Double Trouble" DLC for Chucklefish's Wargroove now has an official release date for most platforms. The free content will drop on February 6 for PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and some unspecified time later on the PlayStation 4. The biggest feature that's included in the DLC is a new campaign that can be played cooperatively with another person either on your couch or online.The official announcement post provides a little glimpse at some of the character artwork and a brief overview of the new features added in the DLC, but the previous post has more details for those that really like to get into those preview patch notes.Wargroove is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The "Double Trouble" DLC will be available for free on all platforms EXCEPT the PlayStation 4 on February 6, 2020, and will be coming to that version at a later date.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Getting A New Co-Op Mode via DLC

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Nintendo released a 20-minute Direct earlier today that was focused on their Pokemon franchise. While there is a remake of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue/Red Rescue Team games on the way as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, the co-op specific news we're interested in is the new DLC that's coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield this year via the $30 Expansion Pass.The first bit of DLC for the games will arrive sometime in June 2020 and is titled "The Isle of Armor." This will add a new open area to the game (similar to the "Wild Area") and focus on "growing as a trainer" under the tutelage of a former champion called Mustard. (... really?) As a part of that, you'll gain a new Legendary Fighting-type Pokemon, Kubfu, that can evolve into Urshifu, which has two different styles that appear to be tied to which version of the game you have. Additional Pokemon will be added to the game, including Bulbasaur and Squirtle, so you'll have any more of them to catch, and there will be new clothing and accessory options.

Our Weekend In Gaming: The Newest Of Years

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Our Weekend In Gaming: The Newest Of Years

The Co-Opticrew has emerged once more into a year full of opportunity.  Will we take  advantage of this arbitrary period to renew ourselves physically and mentally?  Unlikely!  Instead, we'll be doing what we do best, playing video games and watching the world around us crumble.On this, the first weekend of the year, we'll be dealing with dinosaurs, exploring all our dialogue options, and preparing campfires.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I'm enjoying Jurassic Park Evolution and will probably continue to dabble in Destiny 2."

World War Z Season 2 Brings Horde Mode

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Saber Interactive’s World War Z has finally received the much anticipated Horde Mode as part of Season 2’s lineup of free content. Simply titled “Horde Mode Z”, the new mode brings waves of undead upon the players who will have to scavenge, explore, and fight for survival. The update also adds a new zombie type, The Bomber, who spawns in any game mode and brings an “explosive twist” - it explodes when shot. However, if players are more careful they can disable the explosive-toting undead (as seen in the trailer below) and gather rare supplies to aid their survival efforts. The Season 2 content for World War Z is free and available now across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.If survival isn’t your cup of tea fear not; this update brings paid cosmetic items for your survivor so you can be fleek while you fight the undead. Finally, the trailer (below) ends by promising one more addition to Season 2 that will bring Crossplay Support, free cosmetics, and “more exciting news to announce soon.” Honestly, for the price of free-ninety-nine I don’t think this season can get any better.Will you be fighting the piles of undead, or do you feel more like a zombie in the winter’s darkness? Let us know in the comments below!