Our Weekend In Gaming: Fourth The King

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Fourth The King

Hmm.  It looks like there's some sort of new game out.  Something to do with royalty?  Maybe a game wherein you and a few friends romp around a procedurally generated map, slaying monsters and snagging loot?I have yet to peruse this game's delicacies for myself, so you'd have to ask Nick, Jason, Mike, or Locke what all the hubbub's about.  It's good enough to dominate almost half of our plans for the weekend, though, so there must be something pretty intriguing in there.We have other plans as well, including gloomy board games, all kinds of mechs, and Fortnite feat. Ninja feat. Drake.  Check it out!

You Can Now Play As Your Favorite FFXV Characters In Minecraft

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You Can Now Play As Your Favorite FFXV Characters In Minecraft

Based on the amount of coverage dedicated to it, you'd think that Minecraft has faded into the ether.  Honestly, though, it's because there just isn't much to say about it anymore.  It continues on its monolithic path and, based on sales figures, practically everyone in the world has had a chance to play it and determine whether or not it's for them.Nevertheless, some interesting news on the game pops up every now and then.  In this case, it's the fact that 43 of Final Fantasy XV's cast of characters have been transported into Minecraft's procedural realm.  Assuming you're playing the Windows 10 edition, you can pick up the "Final Fantasy XV Skin Pack" for $3, which seems like a decent deal considering the amount of options it grants.Maybe you're not feeling the likes of Noctis and his bro-tastic crew.  Fair enough.  Perhaps you'd be more interested in playing as a chocobo, cactuar, or even Ifrit?  Even if you're not into the fifteenth iteration of the Final Fantasy series, the pack contains a number of characters and creatures that are (more or less) intrinsic to the franchise, so you're sure to find something in there that you're dying to try out.

ORE

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

Blue Microphones Compass Boom Impressions

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Blue Microphones Compass Boom Impressions

It's been a few years since we've checked out a product from Blue Microphones, the Yeti was the last mic we checked out in 2015. Today we've got impressions of an updated version of that mic alongside of their flexible desktop mounted boom called the Compass. In the age of streaming, having a good microphone is incredibly important. But what's equally as important is placement of said mic. Sometimes having the microphone just sitting on your desktop can make things sound muddled, as you'll likely have the gain high enough to pick up other ambient sounds. Using a boom allows you to place the mic close to your mouth without sacrificing comfort or desk space. The Compass makes this incredibly easy with three points of articulation - one near the mount base, one about halfway, and one near the end where the mic is actually mounted. From there you can adjust the microphone in 360 degrees to fit your needs from the base or end. All points use a hand tightening knob to lock them in place.

Network Test for Dark Souls: Remastered Imminent

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Network Test for Dark Souls: Remastered Imminent

Alright you sun praisers, listen up! The network test for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls: Remastered will go live next Friday and Saturday (May 11 and 12, respectively), but there's a catch. If you want to participate, you've gotta go into the PSN and Xbox Stores now to download the test client.While there is no limit to the number of people that can download the network test client, there is a time limit for when it will be available. Specifically, the client is only available to download until 11:59 PDT, May 8 (2:59 AM EDT, May 9). If you don't grab it by then, then you won't be able to participate in the network test a few days later.Speaking of, the network test itself will only be available for two days, and only within specific time windows each day. Here are the times when you'll be able to hop in and play:

Seeking the Horizon Update Drops Today for Dauntless

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Dauntless, the free-to-play action-RPG with some nods towards Monster Hunter, is set to hit its Open Beta later this month on May 24. Prior to that date when anybody and everybody can get in, developer Phoenix Labs is dropping a major update to the game today, and it's a pretty substantial one. Dubbed "Seeking the Horizon," this update includes an overhaul of some existing systems (like progression and gear), and an expansion upon others (like available quests).You can check out the official blog post to get some more details on each of these updates/change, but here's a quick rundown of everything the update does:When Tally and I checked out the game previously, there were "bones and some muscle", but not much else. With this update, things appear to be getting flushed out even more and I think you'll be able to see more than just, "ok, let's go hunt this Behemoth, I guess?" There were some initial quests/hunts to do to setup certain systems, certainly, but the update to progression in particular is nice to better guide players into everything. After dropping 300+ hours into Monster Hunter: World, I'm intrigued to jump back into Dauntless and see how these updates/improvements have changed the game.

Jaguar Boats Added To The Roster for The Crew 2

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The Crew 2 features a number of different real-world vehicles, ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Mercedes-Benz cars. In the latest video, Ubisoft shows off the Jaguar motorboats that players can look forward to when the game releases on June 29th, 2018 across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.The Crew 2 features a full world for exploration and whether players want to explore by land, sea, or air is completely up to them. While much of the Jaguar boat footage takes place on what appears to be a lake, it ends showing the boats riding down a small forrest stream (0:42), proving the hard rules of reality don’t matter as much in the game as player originality.The video above is the latest from Ubisoft who has been showing off different vehicles that are set to appear in The Crew 2. The other videos in the series can be found on Ubisoft’s official YouTube channel here.

Let's Play Co-Op - For the King Stream Recap

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Last month, IronOak Games finally released their tabletop game meets RPG/rogue-lite, For the King. Yesterday, we decided to equip our finest lutes and bows, and dive into this grand co-op adventure.This was my first time seeing this game in action, and I'll just say upfront that, much like our stream of SYNTHETIK a couple weeks back, I liked what I saw and immediately purchased it for myself. I grew up playing tabletop board games with my family and friends, and so many of the mechanics of For the King remind me of my favorites, like HeroQuest and Talisman. On top of that, it ticks that box in my head for "turn-based combat" and "looooooooooooooooooottttttttt!"