Wolfenstein: Youngblood Launches Tomorrow With New Release Trailer

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That Blazkowicz family is at it again.  Never content knowing that Nazis exist anywhere on the planet, it seems the Blazkowicz's familial goal is to wipe them out as often and as violently as possible.  This time around, BJ's daughters are on a mission to save their missing father, and their tale makes up the campaign of Wolfenstein: Youngblood.This latest entry into the Wolfenstein franchise should set every co-op fan's heart aflutter, as it focuses on two player online co-op throughout every facet of the game.  Each player will control one of the Blazkowicz girls as they get to Nazi-slayin', and let me tell you, there are lots of Nazis to slay.  Take a look at all the ways you'll be doing so in the release trailer, below:One of the more exciting aspects of Youngblood comes with the Deluxe Edition, which can be had for $39.99 and offers, among other things, a Buddy Pass allowing another player to join you in the campaign without actually owning the game.  On top of that, you'll receive a Cyborg Skin Pack that adds a cyborg player skin, titanium alloy skins for equipment, and an armor-boosting pep signal.

You Can Now Whiff Your Rocket League Shots As Knight Rider

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Rocket League is deep in the throes of its 80s throwback summer event, and the hits just keep coming.  Hot on the heels (or treads) of the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 comes yet another nostalgic car to flail around with as you attempt one more ill-advised dunk.KITT, the high-tech automobile driven by Michael Knight in Knight Rider is now available for your driving pleasure.  It may not give you David Hasselhoff's jawline or the original car's self-driving ability, but it does look pretty slick flying around Rocket League's multitude of arenas.  For $1.99, you'll not only snag KITT itself, but also the Gullwing Topper and KITT Wheels.  Just imagine the looks your friends will give as you fly toward the ball in one of the 80's hottest cars, and also directly past it and into the ceiling.  Those of us who are struggling to bring the image to mind will appreciate the new trailer, below.Rocket League continue to chug along year after year, pumping out new events and content all the while.  It's not really known anymore for its four player online and local co-op, but it's a swell time with friends nonetheless.  The game is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Our Weekend In Gaming: If You Can't Beat 'Em

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Our Weekend In Gaming: If You Can't Beat 'Em

Well folks, it appears my time has come.  No longer can I berate my colleagues about their obsession with shiny number guns, for I have returned to the fold.  If I'm being honest, it's nice here.  Warm, comforting, and nostalgic, like a blanket in your old bedroom at your parents' house.  In fact, if I think about it for a while, it feels like I could just stay here... looting... forever...Some members of the Co-Opticrew appear to have thrown a bit of travel and vacation into the ol' weekend mix, as well as mobile undeath.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I will also be playing Destiny 2. And maybe some Valkyria Chronicles 4."

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Launches, DLC Plans Revealed

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As with most modern superhero games, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's roster will feature a whole slew of characters from your favorite comic (or cinematic) series.  That doesn't mean everything is said and done on release day, though.  Rather, the game will receive three DLC packs over the course of the next year, which are all part of the $20 expansion pass.Now, before we go any further, it's important to note that none of these DLC packs may be purchased individually.  If you want one, you're going to have to get them all.  I'll give you a moment to lament the forces of capitalism.With that out of the way, let's get into some details.  First, the release schedule:

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Will Improve Some Squad Functionality

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While Monster Hunter: World is the most approachable entry in the long-running series, there were still some issues that made it difficulty to co-op with friends whenever you wanted. As we learned from a recent Game Informer Q&A, you'll still have to wait for friends to watch certain mid-mission cutscenes before you'll be able to join them, but a recent developer diary discussing the forthcoming "Iceborne" expansion highlighted one improvement on the co-op front: inviting offline friends to your "Squad."Squads within the context of Monster Hunter: World are essentially private lobbies for you and your friends. The in-game Gathering Hubs were locations where you could see/interact with other players (up to a max of 16) and post missions that those players could see. You could join public Gathering Hubs or make them limited to just your Squad. However, Squads were tricky. Only the player that created the Squad could invite others to it, and both players had to be online at the same time to join it. Once a player was a part of a Squad then things got easier because it worked as a kind of in-game friends list, but it was a lot of hoops to jump through to get to that point.

Borderlands 3 Will Have Cross-Play "As Soon As Practicable," Not At Launch

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A new trailer for Gearbox's Borderlands 3 dropped earlier this week. While many speculated/hoped that when the developer teased a "Celebration of Togetherness" on July 16, that they'd be announcing some kind of cross-platform play for the forthcoming loot-shooter. Sadly, that was not the case. Randy Pitchford, CEO for Gearbox, set expectation just ahead of the event by tweeting out that it would not be about cross-play, but that they "are committed to supporting cross-play for Borderlands 3 with our partners as soon as practicable after launch."So, what was the "Celebration of Togetherness?" A new trailer featuring a bunch of shooting, loot chests, and the in-game characters prancing around to the Turtles' 1967 hit song "Happy Together." While it is, in my opinion, a pretty cool tune, it was a little disappointing that the developer didn't have too much else to say/show. Also, after having seen this, if I can't link arms with my co-op buddies in-game and prance around whilst wildly shooting my gun in the air, I'll be disappointed.

Killsquad Stream Recap and Early Access Impressions

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Novarama's Killsquad made its debut just ahead of this year's E3, and this week, it's hit Steam Early Access for all to play. Last week, Mike, Jason, and Nick got a little time with the title before it launched into the realm of "early access," and came away impressed.The setup to Killsquad is fairly straightforward: you're part of a band of mercenaries (called "Killsquads") that get hired by "mega corporations" to go out to various planets around the galaxy and raid whatever resources are left. Rather than any form of overarching narrative or storyline, all you'll do is accept a "contract" that puts you on some alien world with a set objective, such as defend a particular point for a set period of time, or take out a "boss" type enemy. The contracts are randomly generated every set number of hours within the game, so you'll see new ones come and go as you play. Once you accept a contract, you'll go to the randomly generated level the game has made and make your way through an area - fighting off enemies and earning experience along the way - until you reach the objective and (ideally) complete it. You'll get some rewards and then be tossed back to the lobby to do it all again.

Super Mario Maker 2 Co-Op Review

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Super Mario Maker 2 Co-Op Review

One of the surprising hits from the end of the Wii U’s lifecycle was Super Mario Maker, a game that challenged the entire Nintendo community to create their own Mario levels and see just how fun, devious, inventive, and cruel they could be. The title caught on quickly and it seemed inevitable that a sequel would arise on the Switch. Lo and behold, Super Mario Maker 2 arrived at the end of June with a few new features added, including making levels cooperatively with a buddy, playing user-made levels offline with up to three friends, and an online/WLAN co-op mode. While making and playing levels is a lot of fun in single-player - and it’s worth picking up the game for those aspects alone - the co-op is severely disappointing.

SuperMassive's Man of Medan Will Feature Two Co-Op Modes

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SuperMassive Games, best known for  Until Dawn, teamed up with publisher Bandai Namco last year and announced a new anthology of titles that would be in that same "interactive drama horror" genre. The full anthology is referred to as "The Dark Pictures Anthology" and the first of these, Man of Medan, is slated for a release at the end of August, and it was recently revealed that the game will feature two different co-op modes to enjoy with friends.