Amazon Black Friday Deals Are Here on Co-Op Games

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Amazon Black Friday Deals Are Here on Co-Op Games

It's time to once again to scour the internet and find the best deals on co-op gaming stuff we can locate. This year Amazon feels pretty light on the games themselves, though there's plenty of great finds on hardware. Below are some of our highlights for co-op game deals this black Friday.

In Case You Missed It: Wolfenstein: Youngblood Content Update Available Now

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In Case You Missed It: Wolfenstein: Youngblood Content Update Available Now

The most sibling-friendly entry in the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein: Youngblood has received a free content update bringing new abilities, pep signals, missions, and maps.As detailed in the developer post from Bethesda, the new mission becomes accessible “after completing the endgame side mission, Da’at Yichud Artifacts.” This opens up the “Treasure Hunt” sidequest, which leads you to the two new areas – a Parisian reservoir and a secret Nazi bunker. Not only will you have these new locations to explore, but you will also contend with the Wurmlochsoldat (Teleporting Übersoldier), the Electrodrohne (Tesla Drone), and the Turmhund (Laserhund with a turret) in these areas.This update is available now across all platforms for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. If you’re more interested in how you will dispatch your foes than the enemies themselves, the update also brings new perks to the Power, Muscle, and Mind ability trees, including a new Power ability (God Key Sense) that will help you locate treasures in the world.

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Live Across All Consoles

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Live Across All Consoles

Stardew Valley has finally resolved the issues prolonging the multiplayer from reaching Xbox One, meaning, as sole-developer Eric Barone wrote, “The most recent big news is that XBOX and PS4 now both have the 1.3 multiplayer update, bringing all platforms (except VITA) into parity with one another.” Further, Barone announced his plans to continue development in what he calls additional “polish” such as removing odd bugs, fully fleshing out features, and making sure the game runs as intended across all consoles.Speaking to the future of the game, Barone said in his dev blog post that: “the next big thing for Stardew Valley is going to be the free 1.4 update, which adds a pretty big variety of new things to Stardew Valley. One of my main goals with 1.4 was to finally “polish” the game to the degree that I’ve always wanted. What I mean by that is that I wanted to fix all the bugs that have been lingering in the game, to fix a lot of weird or annoying things about the controls & feel of the game, and add in a lot of “quality of life” features that will make the game more seamless to play. I feel pretty confident that this goal has been met!”Will you be back in the Valley due to the content, both present and incoming, or have you gone back to plotting out your real-life garden? Let us know in the comments below!

Battleborn Will Finally Sunset In 2021

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Battleborn Will Finally Sunset In 2021

While Gearbox might be riding high right now with Borderlands 3, it wasn't that long ago that they attempted a whole new IP that didn't fare well. Development and updates for Battleborn officially ended two years ago and, honestly, I thought that the game was done around that same time. Apparently it's still been kicking around, but publisher 2K is now calling it quits and pulling the servers down... in another two years.In fairness, it's good that they are giving plenty of notice of the game's eventual demise; allows folks to wrap things up before this hobby-grade shooter rides off into the sunset. However, there is one particular part of the game that should have been shutdown immediately when this announcement was made. See if you can spot which one it is:Battleborn wasn't all bad, but it's release timing was VERY unfortunate (Overwatch was released a few weeks after it and drank its milkshake) and it couldn't quite commit to being a team/hero-based PvP shooter, or a PvE game. Neither element felt great and I think if Gearbox had focused on one or the other, they could have wound up with something.

Sparklite Stream Recap and Impressions

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Red Blue Games' Sparklite arrived a couple weeks ago and while its co-op is limited to couch co-op only, Steam's new "Remote Play Together" feature makes it possible for us to show off these titles for our weekly streams. So "Let's Play" some Sparklite!I noted this when the game came out back on November 14, but it's worth repeating that the co-op in Sparklite is limited to, as the developer's describe it, "assistive co-op." The second player assumes the role of Ada's bot friend and has limited abilities. It's the kind of thing that would work for anyone new to games or with limited interest in them (but still wants to play), but may not be ideal for a gaming duo that's used to more demanding co-op experiences. It's also worth noting that the co-op isn't available initially, you'll need to progress far enough in the game to beat the first boss (the amount of time this takes will vary) in order to rescue Ada's bot.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Jason's Addiction

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Jason's Addiction

The Co-Opticrew has finally broken free of Destiny 2's iron grip... for the most part, anyway.  There's still a lingering sense of Stockholm Syndrome, but we're beginning to branch out, breathe the fresh air, and remember that other video games exist.  We've got a pretty solid mix of old and new titles planned for the weekend, so good/nostalgic times should be had all around.In particular, we'll be kidnapping tiny monsters, engaging in Scandinavian strategy, and measuring our midichlorian counts.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "There is only Destiny 2."

First DLC for Borderlands 3 Arrives December 19

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A couple days ago, Gearbox revealed the first DLC for Borderlands 3. Titled "Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot," players will be recruited by Moxxi to break into an abandoned casino that was built by Handsome Jack back when he was 1) alive, and 2) President of the Hyperion corporation. Your goal is to break into the core of the casino and take over (anyone want to bet that it'll be turned into a Moxxi-themed casino when you do?)The DLC was revealed during the third "Borderlands Show" hosted by Greg Miller and Fran Mirabella of Kinda Funny Games, and they were joined this time by Gearbox Studio Head Randy Pitchford to discuss all the details (which starts at the 33:00 mark in the video). The content itself is geared towards players that have progressed far enough along in the campaign to reach Sanctuary III and are at least level 13. Enemies will scale based on player level, of course, so if you're already at level 50 and strolling through Mayhem 4, you'll still be challenged by the foes in this new content. There will be new loot to chase in the casino and new characters to meet. Gearbox is currently stating that the average playtime for this content is around 8 hours, so it's certainly a beefy update. More details will be revealed as that December 19 date gets closer.

Torchlight Frontiers Delayed to 2020

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Torchlight Frontiers Delayed to 2020

We're quickly approaching the end of 2019, and in case you forgot (I know I did), Echtra Games' Torchlight Frontiers was slated for a 2019 release date. Yeah, that's not happening. At this past weekend's ExileCon, Steven Messner from PC Gamer had a chance to talk with Max Schaefer, the studio's founder and the co-creator of Torchlight and Diablo. In the course of that conversation, Max stated that the game "wouldn't be releasing in the 2019 time frame that was indicated two and a half years ago."Max went on to say:... We don't have really specific things to say. We're doing some changes to the game right now that is kind of hard to pin down. We don't really have better information to give yet. So that's kind of why we've been waiting. But obviously it's not going to make it right away. It's plugging along and it's getting better every day. And we're really excited about it. It's just we're kind of waiting for the right time to like, come out with another big news dump about what's going on.

Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Now Available in Borderlands 3

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Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Now Available in Borderlands 3

The latest patch/content update has arrived for Borderlands 3, and it brings with it a new four player co-op mission ("Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite"), a new Mayhem Mode level (level 4), an expansion to the bank, dedicated loot pools for bosses, and a variety of tweaks/balance changes.The full breakdown can be found on the official site, but here are a few, quick, "big ticket" items:For all you folks out there that are curious about trying Borderlands 3, it's currently available for free on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This will only last until Sunday, November 24, although the game is on sale during this time if you wanted to pick it up at a discount.

Path of Exile 2 Announced, Will Be Added Onto Path of Exile

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At this past weekend's ExileCon - the annual convention put on by Grinding Gear Games for all the Path of Exile fans out there - the developers revealed there new projects related to their long-running action-RPG. The first of these is Path of Exile 2, though the name is a bit of a misnomer; it's not a full-fledged sequel, but rather a kind of revamp of the existing game that includes a new seven-act storyline. It is not, at this time, launching separately from the Path of Exile game, but instead will be included as a kind of update to it.