MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XCII: Trick of Treat!

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MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XCII: Trick of Treat!

In MMOs, the month of October usually means one thing: Halloween events! This month we’ll be looking at Halloween-themed events running in TERA and Bless Online, a 7-day trial challenge currently ongoing in Black Desert Online, and Bless Online’s impending jump from Early Access to official release.

Final Days Co-Op Stream Recap

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Final Days kicked of last week's Monday Night Stream, with Nick and Jason diving head first into the twin stick shooter. The game itself is pretty basic - drop in with you and some friends against a set number of mutant enemies. Clear the enemies, move on to the next stage. There are two things that make Final Days feel different than most twin stick shooters. The most obvious is the aiming mechanic, which when using a controller has this weird lock on feature that makes it feel less like an arcadey twin stick, and more like a float reticule you need to manage with an analog stick. It's clearly designed to work with mouse and keyboard first and controller second.The second odd feature is the field of view of the character, or the fog of war. A small cone is extended out to only show enemies in this limited area. It's a hard cut off, so it makes things a bit distracting. 

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots Stream Recap

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Last Monday's co-op stream featured a pair of indie games on display. Of those, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots stood out for it's wild art style, unique gameplay, and overabundance of vegetables.The game is part side scrolling beat em up, part endless runner, and all ninja salad slicing action. There's a dressing of rogue like elements added in for good measure to keep you coming back for more as you work through the game's colorful story.The game supports two player couch and online co-op, and with such a light theme, should be perfect for family play. Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is out on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4. The stream recap below is from the PC version.

Latest Earthfall Update Adds New Weapon and New Skins

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There are two things that make for a great update: a low price (or free!), and readily available when players want it. In the new Militia update for Earthfall, both of those boxes can be checked off since it is completely free and already available across all platforms. Much like the previous update, Inferno, the latest content brings a new weapon (grenade launchers), character skins and weapon skins.Earthfall was released only a few months ago back in July, and the development team shared a roadmap for planned content updates shortly thereafter. While the Inferno and Militia updates were both planned as “minor” updates, Holospark has a much bigger update, Invasion, scheduled for later this month that will add player progression, new missions, and a new Horde mode. The developer also stated that they “are listening closely to player feedback and expanding the world of Earthfall with new fan-requested features.”Will you be picking up the Militia update, or do you want to wait a few weeks and the promised goodies to come? Let us know in the comments below!  

Killing Floor 2's Halloween Update Is Out Now

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Just like that neighbor that puts up holiday decorations way too early, Tripwire Interactive has already launched the latest seasonal content update for Killing Floor 2.  Titled "Halloween Horrors: Monster Masquerade", the update brings the spookiest of seasons directly to your screen.As with many of Killing Floor 2's updates, "HH:MM" adds a new map (the Monster Ball), seasonally appropriate makeovers for all the zeds, new cosmetics, new weaponry, new music, and a few limited-time items.  That's a lot of extra ways to spread the joy of All Hallows' Eve!  Credit to Tripwire, by the way, for continually finding new, inventive ways of making the zeds extra terrifying.Alongside all this Halloween goodness, the latest update also brings in a little crossover action with Road Redemption.  Any players who have both Killing Floor 2 and Road Redemption in their Steam library get access to a fully exclusive chained bat (appropriately named The Road Redeemer) for the Berserker class.

Surf'n'Turf DLC Available Now For Overcooked 2

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As the prophets foretold, everyone's favorite chef simulator, Overcooked 2, was blessed with some new content on October 3rd.  The new DLC, titled "Surf'n'Turf", is available now for all to enjoy and adds plenty of new beach-themed content.Sure, it's not the D-Day crossover level everyone (me) wanted, but it does provide a dozen new story levels, new chefs, new recipes, and new tools to assist you in helping/annoying your friends.  Plus, once you've completed the additional levels, you can run back through them in New Game Plus mode to try and obtain each of their *gasp* fourth stars.As evidenced in our review, Overcooked 2 is a joyous local co-op title available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.  Crucially, it also allows for gamers who don't have immediate access to each other's couches to play together as well.  The game's local and online co-op can be enjoyed by up to four players and allows any combination of local and online players in one lobby.

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (whew, that’s a mouthful!) is the fifth keyboard from HyperX, all of which are in the Alloy line. All of the Alloy keyboards have a similar feel and look, but each variation has something to set it apart from the others.The Alloy FPS RGB looks virtually the same as the original Alloy FPS (the first HyperX keyboard), which is a keyboard that I’ve praised highly in the past for its compact, no-frills, and high performance design. Rather than being fully plug-and-play, though, the Alloy FPS RGB integrates with the HyperX NGenuity software to allow for custom lighting and macro options.On the physical side of things, there has been one major change between the Alloy FPS and Alloy FPS RGB: the switches. Whereas all the previous Alloys have used Cherry MX switches, the Alloy FPS RGB uses Kailh switches. Kailh is another switch producer and while there exist Kailh Reds, Blues, and Browns which are similar to Cherry’s famous versions, here HyperX has made use of a Kailh Speed switch - specifically Silver. Speed switches (which Cherry also manufactures) have shorter travel and faster actuation distances, making them even more appealing to many gamers. A Silver Speed switch is a light linear switch, like a Cherry Red, but theoretically a smidge faster in response due to its shorter switch length.

Fury Unleashed Update Adds Local Co-Op

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Awesome Games Studio's latest title, Fury Unleashed, got an update today that we're pretty happy about. While the game was previously a single-player only platform shooter with rogue-lite elements, you can now play through it all with a buddy on your couch.The setup for Fury Unleashed is that things are going very wrong in the comic book multiverse and it's up to you - a former popular hero within the comics world - to set things right. Each of the three comic stories are set, but your playthroughs will vary each time as they are procedurally generated. If you die, you'll have to start all over again, but the ink you'll collect during each run stays with you and can be used to unlock upgrades and new weapons.Fury Unleashed is currently available via Steam Early Access on PC. It is slated for a 2019 release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Final Days

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