Our Weekend In Gaming: Smorgasbord

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Smorgasbord

For what feels like the first time this year, the Co-Opticrew's weekend plans aren't necessarily dominated by one or two games in particular.  Instead, we've got quite the assortment of titles to choose from.  I'll be savoring this moment, as Far Cry 5 is right around the corner, so I imagine it'll be quite some time before I get this sort of variety again.So, what exactly do our plans entail?  Lots of tactical mechs, craftable armor sets, and lootable treasure chests.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I picked up AC: Origins so I hope to check that out. Also still digging Into the Breach and Fortnite."

Cloak & Dagger DLC Out For LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

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Cloak & Dagger DLC Out For LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

You know, I'm really starting to like reporting on news for LEGO games.  The stories are never life-changing, per se, but there's something comforting in the knowledge that, no matter what's going on in the world, Traveller's Tales is somewhere out there figuring out a way to condense a beloved (or relatively unknown) character into a virtual minifigure.This time around, we're talking LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, which just got a batch of new content in the "Cloak & Dagger Character and Level Pack".  Based on the Marvel TV series, Cloak & Dagger, it offers... well, pretty much what it says.  Players who purchase the pack will have access to a new level focusing on the series' two main characters.  Once that is completed, Cloak, Dagger, Mister Negative, Blackout, Shroud, Nightmare, and Silvermane will be accessible in the main game's roster.As with previous LEGO titles, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 supports local co-op for two players.  This particular pack is the third of six planned releases, so if you're just now picking the title up, you still have three more level packs to look forward to.

Nindies Showcase Recap

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Yesterday, Nintendo held one of their "Nindies Showcases" to highlight some of the titles that will be headed to the Switch over the next few months. There are a few stand-out single-player games (like Mark of the Ninja Remastered, The Messenger, and Banner Saga 3), but, of course, we were more focused on the co-op games. Help guide a fallen star home in Pode, dodge shapes to the rhythm of phat beats in Just Shapes and Beats, or decide the fate of your kingdom in Reigns: Kings and Queens.We've embedded the full video below if you want to check out everything that's in the works, but here are the few co-op highlights (along with their time stamps).All of these titles will be available on the Switch later this Spring, or in the Summer.

Far Cry 5 Unleashes The Propaganda Machine

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The socially divisive Far Cry 5 is set to launch in just under a week, and Ubisoft wants everybody to have the Eden's Gate Cult fresh on the brain. With reports of the game's main story taking around 25 hours to finish, you and your co-op buddy should get to know the inhabits Hope County. Last week we had a look at a goofy live action TV spot / ad. Looks like the Hope County Board of Tourism finally got that extra funding to shoot a promo video, but they forgot to edit out the massive amounts of carnage and animal attacks. Or maybe that's just part of the Big Sky State's charm.  This combines my two loves: live action representations of video game characters, and bear-on-bartender violence. 

FarCry 5 Unleashes The Propaganda Machine

about X hours ago from

The socially divisive Far Cry 5 is set to launch in just under a week, and Ubisoft wants everybody to have the Eden's Gate Cult fresh on the brain. With reports of the game's main story taking around 25 hours to finish, you and your co-op buddy should get to know the inhabits Hope County. Last week we had a look at a goofy live action TV spot / ad. Looks like the Hope County Board of Tourism finally got that extra funding to shoot a promo video, but they forgot to edit out the massive amounts of carnage and animal attacks. Or maybe that's just part of the Big Sky State's charm.  This combines my two loves: live action representations of video game characters, and bear-on-bartender violence.