Ms. Marvel Joins the Cast of Marvel's Avengers

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New York Comic Con wrapped up this past Sunday, but one of the highlights of the event (for us, at least), was the reveal of a new playable character for the forthcoming Marvel's Avengers. Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, will figure prominently in the story and appears to be the catalyst to get the Avengers back together after the events of "A-Day."There's still a lot of unknowns swirling about this game, but this character reveal trailer gives us a little hope that maybe this thing won't be D.O.A. Hopefully Crystal Dynamics and Square-Enix will have even more to reveal/discuss over the next few months.Marvel's Avengers will be available on May 15, 2010 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Four player online co-op will be supported in the game.

Borderlands 3 Co-Op Review

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Borderlands 3 Co-Op Review

It’s been seven years since the last proper Borderlands game was released, though a prequel and an adventure game spinoff helped fill the gap. In Borderlands 3, Gearbox returns to the helm and has delivered a (mostly) successful sequel that improves the gameplay in meaningful ways while staying close to the formula that made the series a favorite among co-op enthusiasts.

Monster Hunter: World Is Getting Resident Evil Content In November

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Monster Hunter: World was a critical and commercial hit when it arrived in the beginning of 2018, and by all accounts, the game has only gotten bigger and better since.  A sizable expansion arrived last month in the form of "Iceborne", but that doesn't mean Capcom is resting on their laurels.  Instead, they're pushing out even more content in November, albeit in a form you might not expect.Once the spookiest month of the year has run its course, Monster Hunter: World will be getting some skins from Capcom's spookiest series, Resident Evil.  Specifically, Resident Evil 2 versions of Leon and Claire will be added, as will zombi-fied hunters and the unstoppable Mr. X.  If the teaser trailer is to be believed, there will also be... quite a bit of dancing.Monster Hunter: World is no stranger to these crossovers, with lots of events and mini-expansions adding characters from both Capcom's most popular franchises and other third-party properties.  Ryu, Ezio, and even Geralt of Rivia have stepped into the New World, hoping to make their mark.  Between these small-scale additions and the wealth of content available in both the base game and its expansion, there seems to always be something new to enjoy or work towards.

Join Us for Extra Life 2019!

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Join Us for Extra Life 2019!

Co-Optimus has been a supporter of Extra Life for 8 years, raising much needed donations that benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. As always, we invite you, our dear readers, to participate in any way you can. We'd love to have you on our team, spread the word on social media, donate to our team members, or even provide moral support in our chat room during our 24 hour marathon live-stream. Any and every way you can help is greatly appreciated!Extra Life is a charity organized by gamers who want nothing more than to see kids happy, healthy, and most importantly, out of the hospital. When you donate to a team member's page on Extra Life, your donation goes straight to the hospital as shown on their page. In most cases, that hospital is the team member's local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, but in some cases, like mine, the hospital they chose may hold a much greater significance. In my case, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin saved my daughter's life by caring for her after she was born three months early.

Our Weekend In Gaming: What Day Is It?!

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Our Weekend In Gaming: What Day Is It?!

While I'm pretty sure our last Weekend in Gaming post happened like, yesterday, the Gregorian calendar on my phone says it's already time for another.  On one hand, jumping straight from one weekend to the next is a nice feeling, but it definitely feels strange not knowing what I did for all that time.  Ah well, I guess there's nothing to do about it but enjoy the weekend and unwrap the three hundred boxes of Shrek 2 DVDs that showed randomly showed up at my doorstep.This time around, we've got paranormal moon activities, base-building schematics, and tactical study halls.  Check it out!Jason Love (@JLove55) - "Moon's haunted! Gotta fix that! Destiny 2!"

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s “Spec Ops” Survival Mode Will Be PS4 Exclusive For One Year

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s “Spec Ops” Survival Mode Will Be PS4 Exclusive For One Year

[Correction: The previous version of this story reported that the entire Spec Ops mode would be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for a year. That was incorrect. The Spec Ops mode will be available on all platforms. The story has been updated to reflect that only the "Spec Ops Survival" mode will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for a year.]The excitement surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) has taken a bit of a bullet due to the announcement that the Survival mode within the cooperative Spec Ops mode will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 players alone for one year after the October 25, 2019 launch - big yikes. Obviously we here at Co-optimus are excited for the inclusion of this co-op mode, but seeing our PC and Xbox One brothers left behind for a fully year simply due to their console choice is a bit disheartening.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s “Spec Ops” Mode Will Be PS4 Exclusive For One Year

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s “Spec Ops” Mode Will Be PS4 Exclusive For One Year

The excitement surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) has taken a bit of a bullet due to the announcement that the special operations, or “Spec Ops,” mode will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 players alone for one year after the October 25, 2019 launch - big yikes. Obviously we here at Co-optimus are excited for the inclusion of this co-op mode, but seeing our PC and Xbox One brothers left behind for a fully year simply due to their console choice is a bit disheartening.A “however” to add some sort of bright side to this story would fit well here, but there isn’t one at this time. As this news has come out gamers have already expressed their frustration but it seems to little avail as the deal has been struck and the mode is set. Other sites such as Game Rant have reported a noticeable loss of pre-orders due to this news (as well as the reintroduction of microtransactions), stating that “...PC and Xbox players are less than happy about waiting until the 21st of October 2020 for a complete game.”Will this deter you from entering the battle come October 25th, 2019, or are you a PlayStation 4 owner who will not stand with your brothers and fight against the evils of exclusivity? Let us know in the comments below!

Stardew Valley Co-Op Now Available on PS4, Delayed on Xbox One

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Stardew Valley Co-Op Now Available on PS4, Delayed on Xbox One

Eric Barone, the sole creator and constant developer for Stardew Valley, announced via Twitter (see below) that the co-op patch for his game has been delayed on the Xbox One due to failing the certification testing. He further notes that he is unsure why this happened, but that he was working with the porting team to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. On the bright side, the co-op update is now available for the PlayStation 4 version as well as the previously added PC and Nintendo Switch.While the Xbox delay is unfortunate, Barone has already been at work on patches for the PlayStation 4 co-op. A later tweet from Barone from September 28th reads; “Hotfix patch for PS4 went out early this morning that should fix the crashes some people were experiencing in certain co-op situations, as well as the localized crafting recipe names bug” I am doing everything within my power to work with the porting company to figure out what's going on with the XBOX update, to resolve the issue and get it out as soon as possible. I apologize to the XBOX players for this delay and thank you very much for your patience.

Enhanced Editions of D&D cRPGs Slightly Delayed on Consoles

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Enhanced Editions of D&D cRPGs Slightly Delayed on Consoles

The remastered versions of Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment (single-player only), and Icewind Dale, each packed with all of their content, have been delayed on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch until October 15th. Originally slated for a September release, these classic games have long been available on PC and mobile devices.The still-upcoming Baldur’s Gate pack (collections edition pictured below) will include both Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 as enhanced editions, downloadable content including Throne of Bhaal, restored quest content, and the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion which features original content developed by Beamdog Studios to bridge BG1 and BG2.Has this delay thrown a wrench in your plans for autumn gaming, or does this just give you more time to wind down the games you played over the summer? Let us know in the comments below!