New Online Features and VR Support Headed to No Man's Sky

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Hello Games' No Man's Sky is heading into its third year of existence, and the developer has plenty more in store for their exploration/survival adventure title. Last summer's "NEXT" update brought with it the four player online co-op we'd been hearing about since the game's launch, and this summer we'll be seeing further enhancements to that system along with something new: VR support.The "Beyond" update will includes three components: "No Man's Sky Online," the virtual reality support for PSVR and Steam VR, and some third feature that they've yet to reveal. The first of those, No Man's Sky Online, is being touted as "a dramatically updated multiplayer experience [so] players will be able to explore and play together like never before." There haven't been any other details, though, about what that means, exactly. Here's from their announcement of the new update:

Our Weekend In Gaming: Struck With Illness

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Struck With Illness

Well, gang, I've fallen ill, which is why Friday had a distinct lack of Weekend in Gaming goodness.  I'm feeling mildly better now, though, so I've gathered the Co-Opticrew's weekend plans for you to see as they're probably happening.This time around, we've got bad weather forecasts, samurai showdowns, Xtreme eating.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Destiny 2 and more Crackdown 3."

Borderlands 3 Officially Revealed at PAX East

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Alright, alright, enough teasing. The last thing Gearbox had to show off (once the technical glitches were resolved) was the game a lot of folks have been waiting for: Borderlands 3. We all knew it was coming, it's just nice to see it finally get revealed.For now, there's not a whole of information out there, just the promise of "more to come" on April 3. I think it's a safe bet that there will still be four player co-op and, based on the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, that it will support couch and online (at least on the consoles). Until we know for sure, though, we've only put down four player online in our database entry and just for PC (I'm sure it'll be coming to PS4 and Xbox One, but probably not Switch).Enjoy the official reveal trailer below and check back next Wednesday (when the GOTY edition conveniently launches) for some more details, I guess!

Risk of Rain 2 Available Now via Steam Early Access

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Gearbox wasn't on-stage at PAX East just talking about the new Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition during their panel this afternoon. Oh no; they had a few surprises up their sleeves. One of the nicer ones was them revealing that they've partnered up with Hopoo Games to get Risk of Rain 2 out into the world... like, right now.Yep, you can head over to Steam and pick up Risk of Rain 2 for just $20 and start making your way through a whole new world with some very familiar monsters; only this time, you'll be doing it in 3D. Even better than that, there's a special "buy one, get one free" offer going on until March 30, 3:00 PM EDT. So pick up a copy for yourself and give a free copy to your favorite co-op buddy so the two of you can enjoy it together.The original Risk of Rain is one of the better co-op rogue-likes to come out in the past few years, and is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. I'm a little unsure how the transition from 2D action-platformer to 3rd person shooter will go, but I'm eager to check it out. Speaking of which, tune into twitch.tv/cooptimus this Monday night at 10:00 PM EDT to watch us give it a go!

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Gearbox's PAX East panel wrapped a little bit ago and if you've been eagerly awaiting more Borderlands news... You're in luck! Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is headed to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week.This remastered version of the game includes a number of enhancements and tweaks:I was kind of wondering when they'd get around to doing a remaster of the original Borderlands, and it's nice to see some of the tweaks/improvements they're making. The game will be available on April 3, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Physical editions are available for the  consoles, but PC is digital only.

Camping DLC Coming To Overcooked 2

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You've cooked in dilapidated restaurants, you've cooked on top of a hot air balloon, and you've probably cooked on the ice of a frozen lake, but now, you'll be facing Overcooked 2's toughest challenge yet:  The Great Outdoors.The "Campfire Cook Off" DLC pack is headed to Overcooked 2 on April 18th, and with it will come twelve new levels, a new map, four new chefs, two new recipes, and some brand new mechanics (presumably themed around campfires).  The Overcooked series is a favorite around these parts, so you just know we're excited for another chance to dive in and yell at our friends for somehow managing to burn water.  The teaser trailer, below, will give you a glimpse of what this latest DLC is all about.On top of that, Team17 has announced a 2019 Season Pass will arrive at the same time as the new DLC.  For $18.99, you'll get "Campfire Cook Off" plus the next two DLC packs that are planned to release later this year.  That's more content than you can shake an uncooked steak at.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Stream Recap

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It is the season of the loot shooter, or "shlooter" if you won't (please). Destiny 2 is in the midst of its 6th season of content, BioWare's Anthem is still patching and fixing things, and Ubisoft recently released the follow-up to their offering in the genre, Tom Clancy's The Division 2. We've only begun to get into this sequel, but we're enjoying what we've played thus far.When The Division first launched, one of the bigger issues was the lack of content once you made your way through the campaign. Over time and with several updates, patches, and DLC, Ubisoft greatly expanded upon everything and the game ended up in a pretty good place. Based on what we've played so far of The Division 2, it seems like many of those improvements and enhancements were implemented in to the sequel so it starts well and will, ideally, only get even better. We haven't made it through all the campaign stuff into the "endgame," where apparently the really good stuff is, but the title makes a very good first impression.A few quick things I wanted to highlight when it comes to the co-op. We mention this briefly in the stream, but it's worth noting.