If you woke up this morning, remembered that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition are all available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch now, and THEN thought, "oh boy! A chance to play those with friends!" we have some unfortunate but also vitally important news. The console versions of those games are single-player only.I'm going to do my best to avoid any editorializing here and just say that initial information provided to us by the publisher of these versions (Skybound) indicated that they would support co-op/multiplayer. In the past couple weeks, the developer, Beamdog, put information out via social media and their forums that the games would not support co-op/multiplayer at release. This change was not communicated to us directly and thus we still had the console versions listed in our games database up until this weekend (we have since removed them). If you picked up the console versions expecting to play co-op, we apologize for the confusion and hopefully the platform where you purchased it will allow for a refund.Beamdog has stated in their forums that "exploring multiplayer for the [these] games on console is still something we're interested in," but it doesn't sound like a thing that will happen anytime soon.
Yours truly is still recovering from a Starbucks-spread illness, so while I'm not asking for sympathy, I would appreciate some tempered expectations for the quality of this week's post. The Co-Opticrew is still enamored with that dadgum haunting going on up at the Moon, but our attention is starting to turn elsewhere.This weekend, we'll be challenging pokemon experts, recovering from block-based tragedies, and exploring Tom Clancy's latest military utopia. Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "A bit of Destiny 2 when I can."
This week, Locke and Jason donned their snowsuits, grabbed their walkie-talkies, and set out into the Antarctic to solve some puzzles in We Were Here Together. The third entry in the We Were Here series arrived last week and while there are a few bugs to be worked out still, the fun co-op puzzle solving is still really good.A couple of quick caveats to the video. First, much of the joy and fun in the game is figuring out the solution to the puzzles with a friend, so while we don't go too deep into it, you will see/hear us work out the first handful of these puzzles you'll have to solve. Spoiler warning, I suppose. Second, we run into a weird issue where it kicked me (the host) out of our co-op session after changing a key binding setting, and then Locke's game crashes altogether. So, from 6:30 to about 11:10 we're working things out and getting reconnected. An update was released that included a few bug issues and fixes, so it's possible the problems we encountered have been addressed.
Chucklefish's RTS game, Wargroove, is getting some new, free (!) DLC soon that adds a whole new campaign to play through. Best of all, it can be played cooperatively with a friend! Hooray!The DLC, which is appropriately titled "Double Trouble!", is "currently in the final testing phase," per the developer, and it should be out sometime in the near future. You can check out the official blog posting for all the patch notes and updates that come with this when it arrives, but here's a quick breakdown of the co-op features:Currently, your only options for co-op involve creating a custom Scenario or Skirmish (or perhaps downloading one of the community-made ones) that let you and your friends team up against A.I. opponents. With the DLC, there will now at least be an option to play through a campaign with friends.
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Sir Tom of Clancy's latest military psuedo-RPG has been the talk of town ever since its launch earlier this month. Lest we forget, though, the Good Sir Clancy's other military psuedo-RPG is still alive and well. To reinforce this fact, Ubisoft just dropped another significant content update for The Division 2.Released today, the creatively named "Title Update 6" adds new story missions, classified assignments, and a new specialization to the game. This time, the action is focused on the next story episode , "Pentagon: The Last Castle", with agents going on a couple of missions to wrest the titular government building from the hands of the Black Tusk. On top of that, they'll be able to use the aforementioned specialization, the Technician, whose focus on technological expertise should provide some interesting options when tackling encounters. Check out the graphic below for a little more detail.