We Were Here Together Is Bringing More Cooperative Puzzling In October

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Preceded by the brief (but very interesting) We Were Here and its more substantial follow-up, We Were Here Too, the aptly named We Were Here Together is serving up even more delicious walkie-talkie content later this year.Aside from an October 10th release date, we don't know a great deal about the third entry into the We Were Here series.  Assuming developer Total Mayhem Games doesn't deviate too much from the formula, though, we can pretty safely assume it'll involve lots of clever puzzles, a mild, pervasive sense of isolation, and lots of "Hey, can you hear me.  No.  No, turn off your mic.  No.  Listen, the owl is facing left.  Did you hear me?  I said turn off-"The release date trailer, below, doesn't really delve into that last bit, but just trust me.  If there's one thing you should know about these games, it's that you'll be very knowledgeable about the limitations of two-way radios by the end of them.

Tools Up! Gamescom Trailer

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The forthcoming Tools Up! from The Knights Of Unity received a new trailer during this year’s Gamescom. The video, which can be found below, explores something that has been lacking from video games as a whole up until now: how hard it is to move furniture through a small apartment with your friends.While Tools Up! is set to launch in 2019 across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, the game does not appear to have plans for any online co-op. The official website states, “Tools Up! is a couch co-op game about renovating apartments in a mysterious skyscraper.” The trailer below does show a bit of what the game offers, including different environments and hazards in said environments, but how this will factor in when trying to complete the game’s focus on renovating apartments is yet to be seen.Will you be ready to remodel when Tools Up! comes out across all major platforms later in 2019, or do other games have your eye as the latter half of the year is underway? Let us know in the comments below!

In Case You Missed It - Watch Dogs: Legion Gamescom Trailer

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Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion released a new trailer during this year’s Gamescom in which they expanded upon their “play as anyone” mechanic. The video (available below) explains how the characters throughout the world will change the gameplay as different people will have different abilities or skills, meaning the player will be able to pick recruits that compliment their playstyle. Furthermore, certain recruitable people may have inhibitors, meaning players may also need to be wary of the setbacks their recruits carry.While seeing the new “play as anyone” feature in the Watch Dogs: Legion trailer is exciting and hilarious, it does little to show how gameplay in co-op will be similar or different from the single player experience. On Ubisoft’s own website the co-op is said to let players “Team up with your real-life mates in co-op mode to explore dedicated online content and missions and exciting side activities, such as bareknuckle boxing, freestyle football, illegal couriering, and posting street art.” This does little to verify if the mechanics shown in the trailer and the co-op are compatible features.

In Case You Missed It: Fallout 76’s First Vault Raid Is Live

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In Case You Missed It: Fallout 76’s First Vault Raid Is Live

In case you have not been playing Fallout 76 in recent weeks, or if you are a console player, Fallout 76 has received its first vault-themed raid in the most recent patch for PC players. This raid allows a team of up to four players to work together to clear out Vault 94, which was home to a plant-based people who were supposed to bring seeds back into the post-apocalyptic world before something went awry (as things in Fallout seem to do). The raid is set for players level 50+ and is currently only available for PC, with developer Bethesda using this time to try and iron out any possible bumps before pushing the update to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Although this patch has been out on PC for some time, it is unclear when it will be finding its way to consoles, as a number of bugs have been reported by users. Polygon’s reported time with the game found that there are issues where “timers don’t trigger, doors won’t open, and information isn’t conveyed due to UI bugs.” Further, the loot may not be as balanced as intended, as Kotaku reported on a player who completed the raid only to be awarded with a drill.Will you be taking your level 50+ friends into this plant-based death trap to brave the bugs and baddies, or are you a console player who has to wait for the final a-ok before the game will reach you? Let us know in the comments below!

Knights of the Round (JP) - Complete 3 Player Co-Op Stream

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The hordes of generically named bad guys we're no match for these three middle aged dads. Mike, Nick, and Locke dove into Capcom's 1991 classic arcade game, Knights of the Round as part of the Capcom Beat Em' Up Bundle and took our quarters from start to finish.We landed in on the Japanese version of the game as our mode of choice. Along the way we learned that gaining experiencing makes you dress better, the game actually has a parry mechanic, and none of us knew enough Japanese to get through the cut scenes. Perhaps the best news was just how solid Capcom's Beat Em Up Bundle performed in 3 player online co-op - including drop-in and drop out support!You can watch the entire stream recap below. 

Free Update to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Adds New Characters, Costumes

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Free Update to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Adds New Characters, Costumes

During this year's San Diego Comic Con, Nintendo revealed that Colossus and Cyclops would be added to the playable roster of characters in MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order in a future update for free. That update is here and available, and you can indeed get both Colossus and Cyclops, but there's a little bit of a catch: you have to unlock them via two different Infinity Rift challenges.The update (version 1.1.0) adds a new Infinity Rift (Phi) that conveniently resembles an "X." The first two challenges you can tackle in this Rift are the ones to unlock Cyclops and Colossus, which are fairly easy and only require a team of characters around level 25 to beat. Both characters start around level 22 and add a few new Team Synergies to the mix (Heavy Metal, All-New X-Men, Sharpshooters, and Team Leaders).

Our Weekend In Gaming: Days Of (No) Labor

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Days Of (No) Labor

It's a long weekend here in the states (or as Sam knows them, the colonies), and the Co-Opticrew is fully prepared to take advantage.  Well, most of us are, anyway.  Some of us (including yours truly) had completely forgotten about the extra twenty four hours of freedom and are now scrambling to make sure it doesn't slip away without at least a little gaming goodness.Over the next few days, we'll be exploring non-Euclidean architecture, milking aliens all around the galaxy, and enjoying the tales of a traveling musician.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Some Destiny 2 and checking out the Bard's Tale IV on Xbox One."

Path Of Exile Will Receive A Tower Defense Mode in the Next Update

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Path Of Exile, the ever-growing and evolving free-to-play, action-RPG, has received a new trailer for the upcoming “Blight” update. The video, available below, features developer commentary as they discuss a new mode that will arrive with the update: tower defense.While the inclusion of a completely different genre’s style of gameplay into an established game may seem like a wild deviation, developer Grinding Gears Games has played around with different ideas and mechanics in past updates, so this isn’t too much of a stretch for them. The Blight update does more than merely add a new way to play, as the new gameplay will include items that are unique to the Blight mode, multiple new archetypes of characters, new items, a new way of enchanting items and more. All of these new additions are noted in the developer’s site here, but their information at this time is sparse so players who are wanting to feel the full effects of Blight may have to get by on the trailer and its developer commentary while waiting.Blight comes to PC on September 6th, 2019 with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release slated for September 9th, 2019. Will you be gathering your friends for some loot-generating tower defense, or are you already playing Path Of Exile the exact way you want to play? Let us know in the comments below!

Overcooked! 2's Next DLC Is Out In September

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Those ambitious chefs over at Overcooked! 2 seem to have done it all.  They've diced veggies in the midst of zombified hordes.  They've prepped fancy meals in the great outdoors.  On September 12th, they'll dive headlong into their next adventure:  satisfying the unfed masses of a wacky carnival."Carnival of Chaos" rounds out the game's season pass, with "Night of the Hangry Horde" and "Campfire Cook Off" preceding it.  There's not much out for it yet besides a tidy, 20-second reveal trailer, but even that gives you all the information you could want.  Presumably, some hapless carnival-goers need food to puke all over the rides, and you and your friends will be the ones giving it to them.Once it arrives, the DLC can be purchased on its own or as part of the aforementioned season pass.  Based on the trailer, all your standard carnival fare will be available: hot dogs, popcorn, and every other calorie-laden snack you can imagine (did I see a funnel cake?).  Similarly, the levels appear to incorporate the cannons, weightlifters, and balloon animals you'd see at your average, everyday carnival.

A Hat In Time Receives Switch Release Date

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A Hat in Time has a release date for the Nintendo Switch: October 18th, 2019. This solid date replaces the previously announced time frame of “soon” that was touted during 2018’s GamesCom. Since then, it has been radio silence from developer Gears For Breakfast, so fans are undoubtedly heaving a sigh of relief now that an end is in sight.The Nintendo Switch version of A Hat In Time will include the Seal the Deal DLC, which is described in detail in the trailer below. The DLC was previously only available on the PC, so this will be its first console appearance. Have you been waiting for your hat time to be on the go, or have you had your fill of A Hat In Time already? Let us know in the comments below!