Destiny 2: Forsaken - Black Armory Stream Recap

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While the latest content drop for Destiny 2 hit last month, our usual crew had fallen behind with the Power Level requirements to check out the what was new/different with "Black Armory." Now that we've all spent some time getting those weekly powerful engrams, we decided to hop in and show what Destiny 2 is looking like these days."Black Armory" had somewhat of a rough start. The minimum Power Level requirement to complete the first new activity included in this content, the Voludnr Forge, was 610. This meant that you'd need a Power Level of 600 and do all the powerful gear quests when this content dropped and hope it was enough of a bump to 610 to make it possible to clear. Bungie bumped that requirement back to 605, which helped, but still meant that anyone who was in the 580 to 590 Power Level range at the start of "Black Armory" had at least a couple weeks worth of grinding to get to all the new stuff. That was the situation I found myself in and it lead to me falling off the game pretty hard.

Breach Now Available on Steam Early Access, Developer Play Session

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QC Games' Breach is now available via Steam Early Access, but earlier in the week, Nick and I had the opportunity to hop into a play session with Dallas Dickinson, CEO and Co-Founder at QC Games, and Gabe Amatangelo, Game Director and Chief Creative Officer, to play a quick round and learn a little more about the inspirations for this unique action RPG.The last time I had a chance to check out Breach with a couple of the developers, the focus was largely around the gameplay aspects and how it looks and feels. This time, Gabe walked us through some of the mythological (and extraterrestrial) inspirations for the enemies, and what their vision is for the game down-the-line.Breach is available via Steam Early Access for $25. Four player online co-op is supported in the Co-Op Mode, and if you've got a fifth buddy that enjoys some friendly griefing, they can play as the Veil Demon in a Custom match.

Combined Arms Mode for Battlefield V Finally Arriving Next Month

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Combined Arms Mode for Battlefield V Finally Arriving Next Month

Battlefield V launched back in November 2018 with only a couple of the gameplay modes that were initially discussed/revealed with the latest entry in the Battlefield franchise. One of the modes that was missing was the cooperative "Combined Arms," which would let you team up with three friends to complete a mission. DICE finally announced a few days ago that that mode will finally be coming to the game as part of the "Lightning Strikes" content sometime next month.Over on the PlayStation Blog, Jonas Elfving, one of the Writers at DICE, laid out all the content that's a part of this round of free updates for the game. The content is available starting today and includes a number of updates, tweaks, and new content/modes for the multiplayer side of things. On the co-op front, though, we're still not getting a ton of information other than, "it's coming out next month and we'll have more details soon." Cool?Anyways, here's what Jonas had to say about Combined Arms:

Anthem Will Support Matchmaking For Every Activity

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Anthem Will Support Matchmaking For Every Activity

Looking forward to playing Anthem next month but worried that you won't have enough friends to tackle some of the harder content? Then there's some (potentially) good news! Ben Irving, Lead Producer on the game, confirmed a few days ago that matchmaking will be supported for "every activity in the game."One of the biggest issues when it comes to these kind of open/shared world games, which includes MMOs and Destiny, is that if you don't have enough friends for some of the activities then you're a bit out of luck. Different titles have found different solutions, such as the "Dungeon Finder" in World of Warcraft, so players don't have to spam General chat with "Looking For Group" requests, but the ideal solution is to have matchmaking readily available for anything that requires a group of players. With this Tweet from Sunday, it appears Anthem will be going down that optimal path and automatically pairing you up with additional players for whatever kind of trouble you're attempting to get into (i.e., missions, dungeons, world events, free roam).There is matchmaking for every activity in the game https://t.co/D32Ty8YCQ8

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2's Co-Op Campaign Revealed

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We heard news a little while back that the next Battlefleet Gothic game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (it's a game in the Warhammer 40k universe, if you didn't know), would feature a full co-op campaign, but not much else beyond that. Now, with the title a week away from release, we're finally getting all the info and a little glimpse of what to expect from the three playable campaigns.If you're unfamiliar with the Battlefleet Gothic series, it is an RTS adaptation of the miniatures version that was discontinued by Games Workshop back in 2013. You control a fleet of ships that vary in size and firepower, and attempt to strategically maneuver and engage with the opposing forces. To simplify things: it's your opportunity to recreate "Das Boot" with spaceships.

Astellia

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We've added Astellia for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Hyper X Pulsefire Core Review

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Hyper X Pulsefire Core Review

I have floated back and forth between console and PC gaming over the years. While focusing on the PC field and adding to my Steam library more I have found that the hardware is as important as the games themselves. Thankfully, the HyperX Pulsefire Core does a wonderful job as an entry level piece of hardware for those entering, or reentering, the PC field.I took a break from PC gaming to explore consoles for a few years. As I prepared to fully include the PC into my rotation there were absolutely thoughts of “Ok, but which X do I buy to go along with my PC?” Whether ‘X’ was a monitor/mouse/keyboard or any other hardware, the question is hard to answer without much experience and with so many options in today’s market. Thankfully, the HyperX Pulsefire Core is as simple as simple comes. As this is a right-handed mouse and I am right-handed, my thoughts will be written as such. The mouse has two buttons on the left side by where your thumb rests, two on top by the scroll wheel and the regular left and right mouse buttons. We’ll get to those extra buttons in a moment, but the mouse is ready to plug in and go, with an included booklet leading users to the HyperX website where they can download software for the mouse if they so choose.

Celebrate January 15 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies Mode

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Celebrate January 15 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies Mode

On Saturday, Treyarch took to Reddit to reveal its plans to celebrate the special day that is January 15 (1/15 -> element 115 the thing what made all dem zambies). Starting right about now, you can earn double character XP, double weapon XP, and double Nebulium Plasma (used to make helpful one-time use elixirs) in the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But that's not all.In that Reddit post (full thing can be found here), Treyarch also revealed a new way to enjoy Zombies mode with "Gauntlets." Unlike the regular Zombie mode where you survive as along as possible while also uncovering and completing secret objectives, Gauntlets are "curated 30-round challenges with unique rules for each round." Making it through certain rounds (10, 20, and 30) will reward you and your crew with a certain amount of tier rewards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold, respectively). Failing a round doesn't stop your Gauntlet run complete, you'll just earn a strike; get three strikes, though, and you're done. If you're able to make it through all 30 rounds without failing an any of the rounds, then you'll get some special rewards.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Shutting Down In April

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained Shutting Down In April

Last week, Robot Entertainment announced that their free-to-play third-person action/tower defense-ish game, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, will be coming to an end this April. Sadly, it sounds like this attempt to shift the popular franchise to the "games as a service" model didn't pan out for the Texas-based developer.The announcement was made by Patrick Hudson, Robot's CEO, on the game's official website. The main reason for the forthcoming shutdown? Orcs Must Die! Unchained just wasn't profitable, and it wasn't the only title in that boat. Fans of Hero Academy and its sequel will also be sad to hear that those games will also be shutdown on April 8, 2019. As these titles are all tied directly into the servers, once those are gone, you won't be able to play them anymore whatsoever.From the official announcement: