Latest Update Adds New Co-Op Missons for World of Tanks

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A couple days ago, the "Spoils of War" update arrived for World of Tanks and, in addition to a number of improvements, a handful of new co-op missions have been added to the game. These missions take place across three chapters with a different protagonist for each one.While the primary focus of World of Tanks is its PvP mode that pits a 15 players against another 15 players, the console version of the game added a strictly PvE co-op mode in the form of the "Proving Grounds." Two players can team up online and work together to make their way through four different co-op scenarios. With the "Spoils of War" update, new co-op activities have now been added with the "War Stories" missions. These missions put players into an alternate history where World War II is still raging on. Each mission puts the players into the shoes of a different hero: the German Captain Karl Staupe, the American Sergeant Frank Martinez, and the Soviet Captain Anatoly Petrov. Interestingly, the Karl Staupe story also introduces a new mechanic to the game, tower defense.The "Spoils of War" update is available now for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of World of Tanks.

Band of Defenders Available on Steam Today

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Alda Games' wave-based co-op FPS title, Band of Defenders, arrives on Steam today. The core loop of the game is to protect a point against waves of enemies by building defenses and shooting foes as they get close. If you miss the days when Fortnite was just a PvE survival game, then this may scratch that same itch.There's a certain "Fallout meets Fortnite" vibe I get from seeing the game in action. While there are in-game crates you'll earn from playing that provide you with new weapons, defenses, and a boat-load of customization items for your in-game character, the devs have made a point of stating that there are no microtransactions, so the only way to get those crates is when you get one from gaining enough XP. The main game mode pits you and your buddies against a few waves of foes before the final "boss" wave, while the "endless" mode lets you go until you're finally overrun.Band of Defenders is available on PC via Steam. It supports four player online co-op in both the main game mode and endless mode.

Just Sing's Servers Are Coming Down in June

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Just Sing's Servers Are Coming Down in June

Ubisoft has announced on their support site that the servers for Just Sing will be shutdown in June. What this means is that while you can still play the game locally with friends and any of the songs included in the base game, you won't be able to access any of the additional song packs that were released after the game launched.While the game is still available for purchase via physical retail outlets (such as GameStop, Amazon, etc.), it has been delisted from any digital platforms (i.e., Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store). So, while you can still buy the title from some locations, it appears any additional content is not up for grabs. It looks like it's pretty cheap, too, so if this seems like the kind of fun party game you and your friends would be into, then you can pick it up on the cheap and enjoy it even after the servers go down.What if you've been creating your own music videos with friends since 2016 and purchased the additional song packs? Well, the good news here is that if you have purchased any song packs for the game, you can get in touch with Ubisoft support to seek some form of compensation. Details are given here in the FAQ.

Enhanced Edition of Space Hulk: Deathwing Arriving May 22nd

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A year and six months after its initial PC release, I believe the "definitive" version of Space Hulk: Deathwing will finally be making its way into the world. Dubbed Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition this version of the game offers new customization options, a new class to play, new weapons, new enemies, and a host of other features that were sorely needed when the title originally launched. Hopefully, it's not too late for this title to find some new life.When I reviewed the game back in 2016, there were definitely elements that I enjoyed and felt Streum On Studio got right. There was, however, a lot of room for improvement. The developer felt the same way, apparently, as they continued to provide updates and new content for the PC version over the next several months (some of which we saw when we played the game last July). All of those updates will be included in the "Enhanced Edition" coming to both the PC and PlayStation 4 on May 22. That means if you pick up the game on that date, you'll get these features that weren't part of the title (or were mere shadows of what they are now) when it was initially released:It's worth noting that the game now appears to be heading to the PC and PlayStation 4 only, and that the Xbox One version has been scrapped altogether.

Guns of Icarus Alliance Headed to PS4 With Cross-Platform Play and Voice

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Muse Games' steampunk airship combat title, Guns of Icarus Alliance, is making its way onto the PlayStation 4. When it does, not only will it feature cross-platform play with the Steam version of the game, but cross-platform voice chat as well.While cross-platform voice chat utilizing 1st party platforms/tech isn't that usual (e.g., the way Sea of Thieves allows Windows 10 and Xbox One players to communicate), this will mark the first time that a game allows for cross-platform voice chat utilizing 3rd party platforms. Slowly, but surely, those the doors are opening to allow folks to play with their friends regardless of the platform they're on.Guns of Icarus Alliance is available on PC via Steam and, starting on May 1, 2018, the PlayStation 4. It supports up to 16 players online in the Alliance mode, where teams of 4 players each take control of a ship and work together to battle A.I. enemies to complete objectives on a map. The title will retails for $14.99 on the PS4 when it is released.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Maps Can Now Be Purchased Individually

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Until just recently, those who were interested in the post-launch content for Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 were effectively lumped into the same bucket.  Regardless of whether or not you wanted to play the cooperative "Zombies" mode or the other competitive modes, you paid for a single package containing both options.Finally, "Zombies" purists are allowed to pick up the extra maps without worrying about shelling out for non-cooperative content.  Each of the three DLC maps can be acquired for $7.99 a piece.If you held off on Black Ops 3 when it came out in 2015, now may be a decent time to see what you missed, especially now that the "Zombies Chronicles" version of the game is also available and contains eight remastered maps from previous "Zombies" modes.  Check out the original trailer for that version below.